Friday, December 19, 2014

NY Guardianship and Special Needs planning attorney on RTN with Center for Russian Immigrants



New York Special Needs Planning Attorney Inna Fershteyn speaks about Guardianship Proceedings, Estate Planning for Kids with Disabilities, Life Insurance when your kids are listed as beneficiaries, and planning for different situations a family may be facing. Everyone’s circumstances differ and it is very important to have a knowledgeable attorney by your side that can help you throughout. Help for Russian speaking Americans is available. For more information, contact the Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. 

Languages: English, Russian

Areas of Practice: Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Medicaid Fraud Investigations, Medicaid Planning, Welfare Fraud, Food Stamps Fraud, Wills, Trusts, Elder Law, Business Continuation Planning

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

NY Estate Planning and Asset Protection attorney on RTN




New York Top Estate Planning Attorney Inna Fershteyn discusses different facets of estate planning on Russian channel RTN. From Medicaid Fraud Investigations to Asset Protection, it is important to sit down with an experienced attorney to plan ahead and review your options. For more information, contact the Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. 
Languages: English, Russian 

Areas of Practice: Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Medicaid Fraud Investigations, Medicaid Planning, Welfare Fraud, Food Stamps Fraud, Wills, Trusts, Elder Law, Business Continuation Planning

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Brooklyn, NY 11235
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Phone (718) 333-2394


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

10 Arrested For Alleged $70 Million Medicaid, Medicare Fraud Ring – Avenue V Clinic Shut Down

3027 Avenue V, the address of one of the shell companies affiliated with the alleged scam.
3027 Avenue V, the address of one of the shell companies affiliated with the alleged scam.

Ten people – including three Brooklynites – were arrested and charged for their roles in an alleged $70 million scheme to defraud Medicaid and Medicare by submitting phony claims to the programs through three sham medical clinics, including one based on Avenue V.
The bust was announced December 3, when the suspects were slapped with charges including conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, healthcare fraud and money laundering. Three of the suspects – Vadim Zubkov, Nikoloz Chochiev and Jason Brissett – hailed from Brooklyn while the remaining seven were Queens residents.
Prosecutors say that the defendants recruited homeless people and the financially vulnerable who were insured by Medicare or Medicaid, hauling them to the three clinics to undergo unnecessary medical tests. The procedures were administered by unlicensed personnel, and the clinics ultimately billed more than $70 million in fraudulent claims, according to prosecutors, paying kickbacks to the phony patients.
“As alleged, these defendants corrupted financially strapped people and fleeced Medicare and Medicare to the tune of tens of millions of dollars. To fuel their greedy scheme, the defendants allegedly had phony patients submit to medically unnecessary treatments, paying these ‘patients’ a fraction of what they themselves reaped from the fraudulent billings,” said U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in a press release announcing the bust. “The scheme enriched the defendants and burdened Medicare and Medicaid, but the scheme has been exposed and ended.”
The scheme dates back to approximately 2005, according to investigators, masterminded by Zubkov and Queens resident Victor Lipkin. The duo paid off a licensed physician to serve as the owner of record of three sham medical clinics, which they actually controlled. The doctor was almost never in.
The prosecutor did not name the clinics, but identified one as the “Avenue V Clinic.” The other two were in Hillside and Elmhurst.
Led by Chochiev, Brissett and other members of the scheme served as “runners,” who recruited phony patients at soup kitchens and welfare offices, according to the indictment, luring them in with cash offers. They coached them on what to say on various medical forms in order to necessitate the tests.
One of the Brooklyn residents, Chochiev, delivered the kickbacks and also physically threatened violence to those he believed owed money to the ring, according to Bharara’s office.
Lipkin and Zubkov laundered the ill-gotten funds through various businesses under their control. One of them, Exit Management, owned by Lipkin, is registered at 3027 Avenue V – the same address as an unnamed Medical Center, pictured at the top of this story.
Another of the alleged shell companies, V&Z Marketing Inc., owned by Zubkov, is located at 61 Village Road North in Gravesend, the location of a residential condominium.
The government has moved to seize 20 bank accounts related to the scheme.
If convicted, all 10 members face up to 20 years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.
Aside for Lipkin, Zubkov, Chochiev and Brissett, the defendants include Eduard Zavalunov, Anatoliy Fatakhov, Mariana Swaffar, Jacqueline Pinez, Jonathan Oliver and Gilbert Trotman.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Young Adults Need Estate Planning Too

   In our society, not enough pressure is put on young people to plan ahead. We think of estate planning as something only the wealthy and the elderly take part in, but in reality, many of us we realize planning ahead should have been done earlier only when it is too late.
           
   Wills don’t only work to serve the financial aspect of the future; they can also include Medical Directives and Power of Attorney options as well. Would you want to be on life support if something were to happen? Dialysis? What about a Do Not Resuscitate order? Many young people who are starting out their lives fail to recognize that even though they may not be swimming in money just yet, these are the other things that need to be accounted for.
           
             
   There are a lot of “what-ifs” in life and although they seem highly unlikely at the time, we may never know what will happen tomorrow.  It is always the better option to plan ahead. Being caught without a plan can prove to be one of the worst things to happen, especially if it includes your last wishes being denied upon your untimely death.


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Phone: (718) 333-2394

Address: 1517 Voorhies Avenue, Suite 4
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Avoid the Drama: Plan Ahead

   Many times, the conversation about what to do when a loved one passes on is avoided. It becomes too uncomfortable to speak about, thus leaving the topic untouched. This becomes a problem later on in life as was the case with the Royals.

   For many years, children of the matriarch, Ms. Royal had tried to get her to sit down and talk about her wishes and assets once she died. They often treaded lightly on the topic because they did not want her to think they were out for their own interests.

   By the time the topic should have been discussed, it was too late. Ms. Royal had a stroke and the drama ensued. Fights about living arrangements, competency and power of attorney broke out.

   The Royals ended up in court. Three of the eight children Ms. Royal had refused to speak to the remaining five who took care of their mother. Amanda Brown’s film Black Heirlooms takes a look at her family’s fight over her grandmother’s estate. It looks at racial wealth gap issues and the problems not planning ahead pose.

   Thinking about long term care and estate planning is the best way to show your family you care. Prevent family feuds and have everyone be together during a difficult time.


Contact the Law Office of Inna Fershteyn & Associates, P.C. 
for your Estate Planning Needs.
Phone (718) 333-2394