Liverpool still seem likely to do some more business before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.One man on his way out appears to be Lucas Leiva as Brendan Rodgers attempts to complete his squad overhaul.SHOULD LIVERPOOL SELL LUCAS? VOTE HEREThe Brazilian wasn’t even on the bench for the trip to Stoke, despite Emre Can being named as sub, leaving Jordan Henderson in the holding role.The new Liverpool captain didn’t look entirely at home in the position, curtailing as it did his natural tendency to make runs into the final third.So who would Reds fans like to see Rodgers bring in to bolster the club’s defensive midfield options?We’ve been taking the pulse of Liverpool supporters and come up with a wish list of popular suggested targets.Check out the midfield stars Liverpool supporters want to replace Lucas Leiva by clicking the right arrow above… 6. William Carvalho (Sporting Lisbon) – Is he the man to replace Lucas, offer competition to Emre Can and free up Henderson from the holding role? Click the right arrow above for more midfielders Liverpool fans want to sign… – The Portuguese midfielder has been linked with several Premier League switches over his short career so far. Manchester United and Arsenal failed to make their interest concrete and that means hes available for Liverpool to grab. His displays at the European Under-21 Championship earned him plenty of respect but will mean a big transfer fee. Another problem is the player is currently out injured, so a move is perhaps more likely in January. 6 2. Lars Bender (Bayer Leverkusen) – Click the right arrow above for more midfielders Liverpool fans want to sign… – Arsenal were linked with an £18m bid earlier in the summer for the German international, who has spent six seasons with Leverkusen. Injuries saw him play less last year but hes still a key player and was named captain this summer although this is likely to scupper any potential move to Liverpool. 6 6 4. Victor Wanyama (Southampton) – Click the right arrow above for more midfielders Liverpool fans want to sign… – Yep, watch out Ronald Koeman. Liverpool fans want another of your stars. This time its Kenyan star Wanyama. Hes a destroyer but hes got a bit of class too, although Rodgers is likely to prefer someone more renowned for their passing. A deal with Southampton may well be hard to strike though. 6 6 3. Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid) – Click the right arrow above for more midfielders Liverpool fans want to sign… – Not so much tackling from this man, although thats not to say he isnt capable. Illarramendi is more likely to get the attacks started with his smart passing game. Starts are rare to come by with Real so a move could be possible, the bidding was around £14m earlier this year so around £20m could seal a switch. 6 5. Ignacio Camacho (Malaga) – Click the right arrow above for more midfielders Liverpool fans want to sign… – The Spanish star has had a couple of injury problems and this saw him miss out on a move to Valencia in the summer. But Liverpool could sneak in and nab the midfielder on the cheap if they approach the deal correctly. If they fancy a punt, Camacho might be a no frills safe bet to shore up their midfield and fit in with Brendan Rodgers philosophy at Anfield. 1. Maxime Gonalons (Lyon) – This might be a bit of long shot considering his commitment to his current side but there is no doubt Gonalons would be an excellent addition. Hes neat and tidy with the ball at his feet but is also exceptional at break up play. Hes an all-round who would add real steel to the Reds midfield. Liverpool fans might not be too fond of him, mind you. His first professional goal helped Lyon beat them in the Champions League back in 2009.
Search and arrest warrants for 19 businesses and residences resulted in 10 arrests and five medical clinic closures. The team also seized $420,000 in cash, $1 million in jewelry and 41 firearms – including high-caliber assault weapons, Marquez said. “We were a little surprised by all the guns,” Ryzak said. “I don’t think they expected to find all that money either.” The team is working with the newly formed Fraud Interdiction Program in the District Attorney’s Office to prosecute suspects on fraud, tax evasion, money laundering and assault weapons charges. Seizures of assets, including cash, automobiles, jewelry and homes, is expected soon, Marquez said. “We have saved thousands of lives and have saved taxpayers millions of dollars in several of the programs – Medicare and Medi-Cal,” said Sachi Hamai, director of the Administrative Services Division in the county health department. Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Many operators of illegal pharmaceuticals are selling outdated, substandard drugs and are providing a space for unlicensed doctors to practice,” Supervisor Gloria Molina said. “So far, our HALT team has successfully identified over $25 million in questionable Medi-Cal billings but the word is out and now illegal pharmaceutical operators are resorting to Medicare fraud. “These operators simply pick up their ‘practice’ and move elsewhere. They prey on largely immigrant communities and jeopardize people’s safety under the guise of protecting their health.” Since beginning undercover operations in 1999, the team has conducted more than 1,000 investigations, made 743 arrests, closed more than 70 businesses, confiscated more than $15 million worth of illegal pharmaceuticals, identified more than $25 million in Medi-Cal fraud and $3 million in fraudulent Medicare billing. “I think we are making a pretty big dent, but there is still a significant amount of fraud out there and we are doing our best to get it,” said Sharon Ryzak, chief of the Audit Compliance Division in the county health department. In a recent case, the team investigated five unlicensed medical clinics in Glendale and Burbank. The operators were suspected of stealing more than $25 million from the Medicare program, said Molina’s spokeswoman, Roxane Marquez. A health care fraud task force that saves taxpayers $27 million annually will be expanded to investigate Medicare fraud, Los Angeles County supervisors decided Tuesday. The supervisors established a new agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services so that Los Angeles County’s Health Authority Law Enforcement Task Force can add Medicare fraud to its list of illegal activities it can investigate. The federal Office of Inspector General will add one special agent to the task force on a part-time basis specifically to assist in Medicare fraud investigations. The board created the HALT team in 1998 to crack down on Medi-Cal fraud, unlicensed doctors and clinics illegally practicing medicine and dispensing pharmaceuticals.