Qui Tam Leads to Federal Kickback Charges For Hilton Head Hospital Exec

Qui Tam Lawsuit Results in Federal Kickback Charges In a separate filing stemming from the whistleblower lawsuit against Tenet Healthcare and its federal kickback scheme with Clinica de la Mama in Hilton Head, SC, a former executive from Hilton Head Hospital now faces federal kickback charges for his role in the financial fraud. Gary W. Lang, the vice president of business development at Hilton Head Hospital from 2004 to 2006, was indicted on federal kickback charges on July 23rd. The original whistleblower lawsuit contended that Hilton … [Read more...]

6th Person in SCSU Federal Corruption Trial Pleads Guilty

Sixth Defendant Pleads Guilty in SCSU Federal Corruption and Kickbacks Trial A sixth defendant in the Jonathan Pinson and South Carolina State University federal corruption and kickbacks trial has pleaded guilty. Edwin Givens, a former attorney and chief of staff at the university, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, May 13th, to one charge of misprision of a felony. Givens allegedly played a small role in the federal corruption scheme at SCSU. The FBI planted wire taps on several phones for years, listening to a recording conversations between … [Read more...]

Jonathan Pinson Kickback Trial Delayed

Federal Kickback Trial for Jonathan Pinson and Associates Delayed Until June The federal kickback and corruption trial involving the former board chairman of South Carolina State University has been delayed until at least June of this year due to a document error. Reportedly, several thousand pages of documents were not delivered to the defense. The trial has been pushed back to at least June 5th to allow defense attorneys to review the documents. The federal kickback and corruption trial, involving allegations against Jonathan Pinson … [Read more...]

Pinson and Associate Enter Not Guilty Pleas for Federal Kickback Charges

Jonathan Pinson and Eric Robinson Claim Not Guilty in Federal Kickback Case On Tuesday, November 19th, former South Carolina State University board chair Jonathan Pinson and his co-defendant Eric Robinson entered pleas of not guilty for charges related to a federal kickback case. The latest criminal charges involved kickbacks and bribes for the River’s Edge Housing Project. They were indicted with the new federal charges on November 7th. Pinson’s attorney filed to have wiretap evidence suppressed on Friday, November 15th. The November … [Read more...]

Jonathan Pinson Receives More Charges in Federal Kickback Case

Former SCSU Chairman and Cohort Face More Charges in Federal Kickback Case On Thursday, November 7th, new criminal charges were filed in the federal kickback case against Jonathan Pinson and Eric Robinson, some in connection with Columbia’s multimillion dollar Village at River’s Edge development. The Columbia branch of the US Attorney’s Office is now charging Pinson with 51 counts of various kinds of fraud and illegal activities, including federal kickback charges, and Robinson with 11 counts of federal kickback fraud and illegal … [Read more...]

Three More Men Plead Guilty in Jonathan Pinson Federal Kickback Case

Former SC State Trustees Plead Guilty in Federal Kickback Charges Related to Jonathan Pinson’s Case Three men have pleaded guilty to charges related to Jonathan Pinson’s federal kickback trial. The men – Lancelot Wright, Robert Williams, and Phillip Mims – pleaded guilty on Wednesday, November 6th, in a federal court in Charleston, SC. Prosecutors allege that the three falsified invoices and used loans for purposes other than what they were intended for, part of which was to purchase land in Jonathan Pinson’s federal … [Read more...]