Eyad Al Mahayni, a dentist formerly practicing in Hampton, N.H., has agreed to pay restitution and investigative costs of $13,150.25 to resolve Medicaid fraud allegations. Al Mahayni was accused of submitting false Medicaid claims from February 2008 to July 2012 for services performed by non-Medicaid providers and failing to maintain proper documentation, according to the state attorney general's office. Al Mahayni did not admit guilt in agreeing to the settlement.
Business owners are protesting a proposed ordinance in Hampton, N.H., that would prohibit outdoor entertainment after 11 p.m. to limit noise. Board of Selectmen Chairman Dick Nichols says the ordinance would need voter approval. Business owners say the proposal is unreasonable and could be problematic to enforce.
A couple advocating for victims of a Ponzi scheme involving a bankrupt mortgage firm said that the New Hampshire Banking Department neglected to require the company to obtain a legally required fidelity bond against fraud. The deputy banking commissioner said that the fidelity-bond law applies to banks but not mortgage brokers. The Banking Department is now seeking nearly $100,000 from the estate of the firm.
New Hampshire's attorney general has been asked to review a school board's decision to waive a performance-bond requirement for a contractor whose firm is acting as architect and construction manager of an elementary school. The contractor said he can't afford a bond and won't put up his car or home for collateral. He also claimed that requiring the bond could add to the project's cost and delay completion until spring because he would have to subcontract some of the work.
Several business groups supported NextEra Energy's proposal to extend the operating license of the Seabrook nuclear plant in New Hampshire. Joe Casey, president of New Hampshire Building and Construction Trades, said the facility helps craftsmen make a living. "The long-term viability of Seabrook is integral to the success of our members," said Tim Noonis, chairman of the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.