Month: October 2016

NASA Sets GOES-R/Atlas V Launch Events Coverage

The first spacecraft in a new series of NASA-built advanced geostationary weather satellites is set to launch into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket Wednesday, Nov. 16. The two-hour launch window opens at 4:42 p.m. EST. Liftoff will occur from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Read more here:: NASA Sets GOES-R/Atlas V Launch Events Coverage Bookmark It Hide...

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NASA TV to Broadcast Agency Innovation Mission Day Keynote

NASA will host an agencywide event Tuesday, Nov. 1, highlighting innovation by NASA employees. NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman will discuss the importance of encouraging collaboration across the agency, and this keynote presentation will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website at noon EDT. Read more here:: NASA TV to Broadcast Agency Innovation Mission Day Keynote Bookmark It Hide...

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Washington Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Students will gather at National Geographic’s headquarters in Washington for an opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut currently living and working aboard the International Space Station. at noon EDT Thursday, Nov. 3. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Read more here:: Washington Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station Bookmark It Hide...

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Saginaw Doctor Who Filed Fraudulent Claims for Payment Pleads Guilty As Charged to Three Felony Counts of Medicaid Fraud

Lansing, Michigan – October 27, 2016 – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced that Dr. Chidozie Ononuju, 57, of Saginaw, was charged and pleaded guilty to three felony counts of Medicaid Fraud-False Claim, for fraudulent Medicaid billings. “Doctors are obligated and expected to bill their work honestly but this man broke that trust for personal financial gain,” said Schuette. “There are consequences for breaking the law and violating taxpayer trust.” Ononuju was arraigned and pled guilty to all three charges on October 27, 2016 before Judge Richard Ball in the 54-B District Court in East Lansing. Each charge is punishable by up to 4 years and/or $50,000.00. He was released on a personal recognizance bond of $10,000. Ononuju had to surrender his passport as a condition of bond. He is scheduled to be sentenced December 7, 2016 at 9 a.m. before Judge Rosemarie Aquilina in the 33rd Circuit Court in Lansing. As a condition of his guilty plea, Ononuju will pay $407,340.12 restitution to the Medicaid program and will voluntarily relinquish his Drug Enforcement Agency number at the time of sentencing.  Relinquishing this means Ononuju is no longer able to write prescriptions for any controlled substances. Ononuju is now reportedly practicing medicine in Georgia. Case Background The Attorney General’s Health Care Fraud Division first received a complaint alleging that Ononuju, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, was filing fraudulent claims...

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