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The former chief executive officer of a Merced-area health care clinic was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison and fined millions of dollars for committing health care fraud and conspiracy to receive kickbacks. 

 

U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced Tuesday that Sandra Haar, 59, will begin serving her sentence Jan. 15, 2020, according to a statement. Haar was fined $6,107,846 in restitution. She pleaded guilty last year to health care fraud. 

 

Monica Velez

Over the weekend, LGBTQ advocates rallied in Fresno in response to a leaked memo from the Trump Administration that would narrow the definition of gender.

 

The New York Times broke the story last week. According to the memo, gender would be determined by the genitals people are born with and limited to male and female.