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Former IT manager at Kaiser Permanente pleads guilty to fraud scheme

Original post made on Aug 26, 2012

A former information technology manager for Kaiser Permanente has pleaded guilty in federal court in Oakland to charges related to a scheme to defraud the health care company of $1.8 million in pay for a supposed contract worker who did no work.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, August 26, 2012, 11:52 AM

Comments

Posted by Mike, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Aug 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Crime does not pay!

Mike


Posted by Mr. Mittens, a resident of Livermore
on Aug 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm

... which is exactly why we want these irksome govt regulators off of our backs. If the poor over-worked manager had been given a bigger tax cut, he wouldn't have had to resort to such unfortunate compensatory measures.

Mitt -- Willing to stand up for the overtaxed wealthy against the entitlement state.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Aug 26, 2012 at 4:53 pm

stupid folks get an itsy bitsy buzz for a few minutes and then they get busted! i'm so tickled by this story! can't figure out whose more stupid, Kaiser's Watch Patrol or the thiefs!

tee hee...this has got to be the story of the week...


Posted by Mrs mittens, a resident of Avignon
on Aug 26, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Thank goodness for diversity. Yet another example of criminals from other cultures infiltratIng our country to commit crimes in order to send money back to their homeland.


Posted by William Teller, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2012 at 8:25 am

Mrs. Mittens - I'm with you - let's help Mr. Waqar "celebrate diversity" by either cutting off his hand or stoning him to death. Funny how these people are all for Sharia law until they get caught doing something - then they want to lenient Kamala Harris "no punishment for criminals" American justice system.


Posted by Crime did pay, until, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2012 at 10:20 am

they got caught!
Doesn't say how they caught them.
Wonder how many more scams like this there are out there?

Interesting-It says:
They were ordered to pay $1,803,667 in restitution to Kaiser and $133,044 to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Haag said.
But Kaiser only paid $1.8 million- so it appears the IRS wants to tax the same money that the thieves have to give back?
I've heard it said: Don't Steal- The gov't hates competition!


Posted by Victor, a resident of Foothill Farms
on Aug 27, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Great idea Mr. Teller, Sharia law, see how he would support it if it applied to him............That's why they come to America they know they can pull this crap and get a mild sentence if any.............


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Aug 27, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Pretty is as pretty does! tee hee


Posted by Not American Immigrants, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Ummmmm - did anyone realize 2 of the 3 individuals did NOT come to America but did it from Windsor, Ontario, CANADA?


Posted by Amos, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Geez, did Cholo crawl out of the woodwook? We haven't heard from him in a while, and his absence was very-much appreciated by all.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Aug 27, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I've been very busy stirring it up...thank you for noticing!

tee hee


Posted by john, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2012 at 8:15 pm

"these people"? "Sharia law"?

I don't see anything in this article about "sharia law". Who are "these people"? What are you talking about?


Posted by Pete, a resident of Foothill High School
on Aug 28, 2012 at 8:59 am

Reason why I have never and never will trust/welcome "these" people. The are the worse criminals and "cons"


Posted by AGUYFROMKPIT, a resident of Stoneridge
on Aug 28, 2012 at 9:03 am

I work at Kaiser and know of him. Years ago, I hear his name mentioned when projects he was working on came up. I never worked on any of his projects but I saw him around the office. What fascinated me with this guy was how his name was pronounced. I would hear "Awesome" this and "Awesome" that in the office. I never knew how it was spelled until now. I was shocked when the news of the fraud first broke(years ago). Sad how greed can make people do these things.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Aug 29, 2012 at 10:06 am

i agree with armpit...it's ALL ABOUT GREED! i guess they enjoyed believing for a minute that they wouldn't get caught...BUSTED!


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Aug 29, 2012 at 7:02 pm

If pete doesn't approve of the folks that out-slicked kaiser, then go back to where your ancestors came from...now give it a good flush!

tee hee