Hospital Administrator blows whistle on 12 year long alleged Medicare fraud at seven Mississippi hospitals

A recently unsealed whistle blower civil action known as a “Qui Tam” has made allegations of a widespread scheme to defraud Medicare at seven “Critical Access Hospitals” (CAH) across the State of Mississippi, since 2005. The complaint, filed by former U.S. Attorney, J. Brad Pigott, on behalf of Plaintiff/Relator Walton Stephen “Steve” Vaughan and Plaintiff/Relator Mitchell […]

Wade Walters presently an unindicted co-conspirator in scheme to defraud TRICARE of $65 million

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A February 2017 filing by the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Southern District of Mississippi, pertaining to asset forfeiture in connection with TRICARE prescription fraud, alleges that Mitchell “Chad” Barrett of Clinton, Wade Walters and Hope Thomley of Hattiesburg, and Thomas E. “Tommy” Spell, Jr. of Ridgeland were the key players in a Mississippi scheme […]

VIDEO: FC Bus driver assaults student.

A video obtained by Hattiesburg Patriot News Media shows a bus driver employed at the Forrest County School District assaulting an unnamed student. Throughout the encounter, the driver appears to have the student in a choke hold. “He’s over here fighting a 5’3″ kid thinking he is bad” At one point the driver proclaims, “No […]

EXCLUSIVE: Governor Haley Barbour Arrested

Hattiesburg Patriot News Media (HPNM) has confirmed that former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour was arrested in the morning hours of January 2nd at the Jackson–Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport when he attempted to board a plane with a loaded 38 caliber revolver. Hattiesburg Patriot news media submitted Freedom of Information Request with TSA and the Jackson […]

Unregistered Uranium One lobbying by Barbour firm raises questions about political class

One would think it newsworthy that the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee wrote a letter to the U.S. Attorney General informing him that the former Chairman of the Republican National Committee (cum Washington powerbroker) is, in opinion, violating federal law.  Yet, before the Hattiesburg Patriot News Media’s report this week, no other news […]

Letter reveals Barbor lobbying firm BGR Government Affairs was not registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act when lobbying for Russian government’s Uranium One.

A newly uncovered letter reveals that U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, Senator Chuck Grassley, wrote U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on November 15, 2017 with serious concerns about Haley Barbour’s lobbying firm BGR Government Affairs. Grassley’s concerns centered around BGR Government Affairs’ lobbying involvement on behalf of Uranium One, which is a Canadian based company […]

Sheriff’s Department corruption continues as Sheriff McGee and son-in-law, Investigator Nick Calico, violate Mississippi Constitution and State ethics laws.

The Forrest County Sheriff’s Department is no stranger to charges of corruption, and not just by those who have run afoul of the law or found themselves in the Department’s crosshairs.  Earlier this year, when sentencing Charles Bolton, U.S. District Court Judge Keith Starrett weighed in by stating on the record that there has been […]

Hattiesburg Attorney, Mary Lee Holmes, sanctioned $5,000 over her “careless allegations of prejudice and deceit” in Federal Court filing.

Local Hattiesburg Attorney, Mary Lee Holmes filed a motion in federal court which sought to have Linda Bolton released on bond pending appeal. The motion accused prosecutors of “defrauding the court” and accused Judge Starrett of “deep seeded prejudice” against Linda Bolton. Holmes withdrew the motion the next day, but it was too late to avoid […]