Dr. Wade Barker, a founding surgeon of the now bankrupt Forest Park Medical Center, has agreed to plead guilty for his role in what prosecutors claim was a $40 million criminal bribery and kickback scheme that involved 21 doctors, hospital administrators and consultants. The Texas Lawbook has learned that as many as three other defendants in the case are involved in secret plea negotiations with prosecutors.
The Texas Lawbook is the official media sponsor of the Fifth Annual University of Texas Government Enforcement Institute set for Sept. 20 in Dallas. The daylong CLE program features an extraordinary line up of speakers, including a handful of corporate general counsel, federal prosecutors and senior officials at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Morgan Lewis partner Steve Korotash and Chesapeake Energy Chief Compliance Officer Patrick Craine have the details.
(Aug. 3) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has ended its two-year inquiry into ExxonMobil and how the oil giant factors climate change into the valuation of its corporate
A Nueces County jury took 15 minutes last week to find a Round Rock man guilty of real estate fraud. Yesterday, the judge in the case took even less time to sentence Everett Craig Williams to 20 years in state prison and pay $189,000 in restitution to investors in a fraudulent real estate program with victims in Nueces, Collin, and Harris counties.
The SEC announced Thursday that it has settled its insider trading case against former ClubCorp Holdings Vice President Nelson “Frank” Molina. The Texas Lawbook has the details.