Feds investigating insurance fraud that duped U.S. military


Here are the latest reports from CBS News ‘CBS Investigates’.

Feds investigating insurance fraud that duped U.S. military
CBS News investigation showed how U.S. military have been tricked into getting unnecessary medical tests that are billed to Pentagon’s insurance plan

U.S. military members duped to help pull off insurance fraud
CBS News is exposing an insurance scam where taxpayers are the victims; and U.S. military members are tricked into helping pull off the fraud

West Virginia AG’s past with drug companies questioned
Patrick Morrisey was once a lobbyist representing pharmaceutical trade group funded by some drug distributors that West Virginia is now suing in opioid crisis

Pat Milton
Senior Producer, Investigative Unit

Lead poisoning victims possibly targeted to sign over settlement funds
Lead poisoning victim Crystal Linton says she didn’t understand what she was doing when she signed over her settlement money to a finance company; CBS News spoke to two dozen others in similar situations

West Virginia doctor investigated for deaths in opioid epidemic
Dr. Michael Kostenko has written more than 40,000 prescriptions for oxycodone in the last two years — 3 of his patients have died

Ex-Wounded Warrior employee on execs’ firing: “It feels good”
Critics of the Wounded Warrior Project — including a former employee, a top donor, and the founders — are speaking out about the firing of the CEO and COO

Wounded Warrior Project execs fired
The CEO and COO of America’s largest veterans’ charity canned following CBS News investigation into lavish spending practices

Top Wounded Warrior donor calls for CEO’s resignation
After a CBS News investigation found just over half of donations to the Wounded Warrior Project go to helping wounded vets, donors are calling for major changes

FDA: Listeria found at cheese plant with mislabeled products
Records obtained by CBS News show cheese at Castle Cheese was stored in an un-refrigerated room; and Listeria was found ten times

New ATF grenade case documents given to Congress
Evidence photos just turned over to Congress under subpoena show a frightening stash of grenade parts, fuse assemblies and more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition.

Gov’t response to record requests: Blank pages
CBS News sought documents related to botched ATF operation under Freedom of Information Act, got rejections and redactions

El Salvador night club owner denies USSS report
Owner of club downplays reports of riotous behavior by U.S. government agents

Double agent could be eligible for reward millions
Saudi double agent that disrupted Qaeda bomb plot could benefit from State Department program to prevent attacks

Suspected school lunch fraud investigated
Big companies that decide what food goes on your student’s tray may be cheating schools and taxpayers out of millions

DEA agents under investigation for hiring prostitutes
Sources briefed on the situation tell CBS News the allegations came from a Secret Service agent who was questioned as part of Colombia investigation

Homeland Security IG Investigates Fast and Furious
CBS News has learned a second Inspector General (IG) is investigating Operation “Fast and Furious”: Homeland Security

ICE agent’s family files claim against DOJ
CBS News has learned that the family of ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata has filed a claim for wrongful death against the Justice Dept. and other federal agencies

W.H.: Ex-staffer can’t be queried in ATF probe
Says “insufficient basis to support request” from Congressional investigators into gunwalking scandal

Another green energy firm bites the dust
One of White House’s recovery projects, Abound Solar, files for bankruptcy

GOP says wiretaps revealed ‘Gunwalking’ early on
GOP says evidence contradicts claims by Eric Holder that Justice officials were unaware of guns being “walked” to Mexico

ATF manager allegedly threatened whistleblowers
2 whistleblowers have reportedly been placed under the supervision of an ATF official who allegedly threatened to “take them down”

U.S. doctors purchasing unapproved foreign drugs
CBS News’ Armen Keteyian reports on American doctors purchasing cancer drugs from overseas that have not had FDA approval

Photos show alleged neglect at U.S.-funded Afghan hospital
The House Oversight Committee released graphic photos Monday from a U.S. taxpayer-funded hospital in Afghanistan that allegedly show deadly neglect of Afghan soldiers

Army Gen. allegedly delayed probe into abuse at U.S.-funded Afghan military hospital
Former U.S. military advisors testify to Congress on human suffering, corruption at National Military Hospital

Exclusive: Fast and Furious report slams Phoenix ATF
The Inspector General draft report on Fast and Furious heaps blame on the Phoenix-based staff of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

Issa on “gunwalking”: ATF “refusing” to give documents
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee told CBS News’ Christopher Scholl why he has subpoenaed documents from the ATF regarding “gunwalking” as a result of their refusal to release information.

A primer on the “Fast and Furious” scandal
A primer on the Justice Department’s controversial gun-tracking program

Are VA medical centers over-prescribing narcotics to veterans?
Veterans have been dying of accidental overdoses of narcotic painkillers at a much higher rate than the general population. Some Veterans Affairs doctors are speaking out, saying they’ve felt pressured by administrators to prescribe narcotics and that patients are not properly monitored. Jim Axelrod reports.

China’s controversial “baby hatches”
Controversy surrounds the “baby hatch,” a place where desperate parents in China can leave a baby they can’t care for. The increasing number of abandoned newborns has overwhelmed the government system, causing hatches to shut down

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