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"Undercover Grandma Catches Medicare Fraud on Tape" - Megan Chuchmach and Brian Ross - ABC News

"In the wake of an ABC News undercover investigation, federal authorities in Texas are investigating how an active 82-year-old grandmother was diagnosed as homebound, with a range of ailments that she did not have, including Type 2 diabetes, opening the door to potentially tens of thousands of dollars in Medicare payments for home health care, supplies and equipment she did not need."

ABC News  2012-05-11

Editorial: "The Accident Swindlers": "Licensing Hospitals to Steal" - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun Times  1980-03-02

Editorial: "The Accident Swindlers": "The Crash and Cash 'Game' and the Chief Perpetrators" - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun Times  1980-02-14

Reaction: "The Accident Swindlers" “Year in Jail for Accident Swindler”

Chicago Sun Times  1980-07-01

Reaction: "The Accident Swindlers" “State to Suspend License of Hospital in Evanston” - Pamela Zekman and Gene Mustain - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun Times  1980-06-06

Reaction: "The Accident Swindlers:" - "State Panel Asks Voiding of Chiropractor's License" - Pamela Zekman and Gene Mustain - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun Times  1980-04-11

Reaction: "The Accident Swindlers": "Panel Blasts Hospital Board'" - Gene Mustain and Pamela Zekman - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun Times  1980-04-10

Reaction: "The Accident Swindlers": "Hospital in Evanston Loses Accreditation'" - Pamela Zekman and Gene Mustain - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun Times  1980-04-08

Follow-up: "The Accident Swindlers": "Smashup Cheats- How They Get YOU'" - Pamela Zekman and Gene Mustain - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun Times  1980-04-06

Story and Editorial: "The Accident Swindlers": "Thompson Bills Hit Accident Fraud" - Pamela Zekman and Gene Mustain - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun Times  1980-04-05

Reaction: "The Accident Swindlers": "Series Spawns a Wave of Hospital Shakeups'" - Pamela Zekman and Gene Mustain - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun Times  1980-04-03

Reaction: "The Accident Swindlers": "State Board Orders Evanston Hospital to Hearing'" - Pamela Zekman and Gene Mustain - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun Times  1980-03-17

Reaction: "The Accident Swindlers": "Hospital Executive's Sideline Pads 'Take'" - Pamela Zekman and Gene Mustain - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun Times  1980-03-11

Reaction: "The Accident Swindlers": "Federal Panel Probes Fake Car-Injury Claims" - Pamela Zekman and Gene Mustain - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun Times  1980-02-29

Reaction: "The Accident Swindlers:" - "Agency Ignored Reports of Phony Patients" - Pamela Zekman and Gene Mustain- Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun Times  1980-02-28

XIII-"The Accident Swindlers" - Pamela Zekman and Gene Mustain - Chicago Sun-Times

"Checking into a hospital can be as easy as checking into a hotel. "That's what completely healthy Sun-Times and WLS-TV (Channel 7) reporters posing as auto-accident victims discovered during their investigation of The Accident Swindlers. "If other accident victims were hospitalized as easily as the reporters were, 'we wouldn't have enough hotel and motel rooms in the country to take care of their needs,' said one prominent orthopedic specialist . . . "

Chicago Sun Times  1980-02-24

XII-"The Accident Swindlers" - Pamela Zekman and Gene Mustain - Chicago Sun-Times

"There's a doctor in Skokie who uses an ordinary household instrument to examine patients. "Dr. Nicholas P. Mastores uses the telephone. "After a telephone conversation with a reporter, Mastores submitted a $100 bill for a 'complete physical examination' and 'x-ray interpretation.' There was no exam. There were no x-rays. . ."

Chicago Sun Times  1980-02-22

VII-"The Accident Swindlers" - Pamela Zekman and Gene Mustain - Chicago Sun-Times

"It is The Accident Swindlers' favorite hospital. "Hundreds of auto-accident patients have walked through its doors -- unquestioned, unexamined, unhurt. "They receive little or no treatment, yet they are charged luxury-hotel rates. The usually stay five days and collect a $1000 to $2000 bill used by their lawyers to inflate insurance settlements. . . "

Chicago Sun Times  1980-02-17

VI-"The Accident Swindlers" - Pamela Zekman and Gene Mustain - Chicago Sun-Times

"Anyone can be an ambulance chaser, in Chicago, thousands of people are. "Most are amateurs -- hospital employees, ambulance attendants, tow-truck drivers, cab-drivers or body-and-fender men. For $50 or $100, they refer accident victims to lawyers. "Professional chasers, however, are a breed apart . . . " "

Chicago Sun Times  1980-02-15

V-"The Accident Swindlers" - Pamela Zekman and Gene Mustain - Chicago Sun-Times

"You don't have to be a lawyer to practice personal injury law. "Archie Burton, Fred Harvey and Wes McKinney know. They are former ambulance chasers who left the streets and independently created a new, lucrative occupation -- the accident 'broker.' "Years of seeing lawyers make big money from automobile accidents taught them something they could make it, too. And they are so expert at their new trade, they now teach attorneys the accident business . . . "

Chicago Sun Times  1980-02-14