CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1986 |
A prominent Rhode Island cardiologist has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $70,000 for accepting kickbacks from a Sylmar firm to implant unneeded pacemakers in heart patients. Dr. Felix Balasco, 46, of Providence, was convicted of extorting $4,400 from Pacesetter Systems Inc. of Sylmar by threatening not to implant the firm's pacemakers. On Jan. 17, in U.S. District Court in Providence, Balasco was found guilty of extortion, conspiracy and two counts of Medicare fraud.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1985
A Sylmar pacemaker manufacturer, whose top executives were convicted last year of making illegal kickbacks to doctors, figures prominently in a recent grand jury indictment of a Rhode Island cardiologist, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Justice Department said Friday. Pacesetter Systems Inc. of Sylmar, one of the nation's largest pacemaker manufacturers, is one of two companies mentioned in a 14-count fraud, extortion and conspiracy indictment issued Thursday against Dr.
September 15, 1999
Patty DeDominic PDQ Personnel Services Inc., Los Angeles 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Sept. 25 Patty DeDominic launched PDQ Personnel Services Inc. in 1979. The company has become a leading temporary employment placement service used by the public and private sectors and not-for-profit organizations. DeDominic brought to PDQ 20 years' experience in staffing, recruiting and hiring. She has been recognized by Congress and labor and business groups for her achievements in business and human resources.
February 26, 1988 |
Trimedyne on Thursday named Howard K. Cooper president of the rapidly growing medical catheter maker that is embroiled in an investor dispute for control of the Santa Ana firm. The appointment of Cooper appears to be a victory for Trimedyne Chairman Marvin Loeb, who has been asked to step down by a group of Trimedyne investors. In naming Cooper, Loeb has handpicked Trimedyne's president and added a board member who will probably be a strong supporter. Cooper was hired by Loeb once before.
November 3, 1989 |
Manufacturers of medical devices ranging from pacemakers to pediatric cribs are failing to notify federal officials of potentially dangerous defects and deciding for themselves whether to recall the faulty equipment, according to two new congressional studies.