OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Federal prosecutors have accused an Oklahoma City woman of violating a federal health privacy law as part of an identity theft scheme.
An indictment alleges Leslie A. Howell violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma spokesman Bob Troester says the Feb. 15 indictment was the first in the district for violating HIPAA.
First in the district? More like nearly the first in the country! Is this part of a new pattern, or just another case of an acorn dropping into the sleeping sow's mouth?