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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.
$525,695.24, SEIZED FROM JPMORGAN CHASE BANK INVESTMENT ACCOUNT #74068415, et al.,
Defendants,

SBEIH A. SBEIH,
Claimant-Appellant.
   No. 16-3209
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Northern District of Ohio at Cleveland.
No. 1:13-cv-01455—Donald C. Nugent, District Judge.
Argued: March 7, 2017
Decided and Filed: August 23, 2017
Before: CLAY, GIBBONS, and STRANCH, Circuit Judges.


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OPINION
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CLAY, Circuit Judge. The United States filed a civil forfeiture complaint against numerous bank accounts, as well as three cars and various real properties, asserting that the named properties were either used in the transportation and sale of controlled substances, were used or intended to be used to facilitate drug trafficking, or were involved in money laundering. The government thus asserted that the properties were subject to forfeiture pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 881(a)(4), (a)(6), and (a)(7), as well as 18 U.S.C. § 981. Claimant Sbeih Sbeih filed a verified claim to seven of the bank accounts; however, the government moved to strike that claim based on the fugitive disentitlement statute, 28 U.S.C. § 2466. The district court granted the government’s motion to strike Sbeih’s claim and subsequently ordered the accounts forfeited. Sbeih now appeals the order of forfeiture and the decision by the district court striking his claim. For the reasons set forth below, we VACATE the district court’s judgment and REMAND the action for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.



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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.
$525,695.24, SEIZED FROM JPMORGAN CHASE BANK INVESTMENT ACCOUNT #74068415, et al.,
Defendants,

OSAMA H. SALOUHA; HYS HEALTH MART, INC.,
Claimants-Appellants.
   No. 16-3542
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Northern District of Ohio at Cleveland.
No. 1:13-cv-01455—Donald C. Nugent, District Judge.
Argued: March 7, 2017
Decided and Filed: August 23, 2017
Before: CLAY, GIBBONS, and STRANCH, Circuit Judges.


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OPINION
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CLAY, Circuit Judge. In this civil forfeiture action, the United States filed a complaint against numerous bank accounts, as well as three cars and various real properties, asserting that the named properties were either used in the transportation and sale of controlled substances, were used or intended to be used to facilitate drug trafficking, or were involved in money laundering. The government thus asserted that the properties were subject to forfeiture pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 881(a)(4), (a)(6), and (a)(7), as well as 18 U.S.C. § 981. Claimant Osama Salouha, on behalf of himself and his business, HYS Health Mart, Inc. (collectively “Claimants”), filed a verified claim to eighteen of the assets; however, the government moved to strike that claim based on the fugitive disentitlement statute, 28 U.S.C. § 2466. The district court granted the government’s motion to strike Claimants’ claim and subsequently ordered the relevant accounts forfeited. Claimants now appeal the order of forfeiture, the decision by the district court striking their claims, and the denial of their motion for reconsideration. The government filed a motion to dismiss the appeal based on an untimely notice of appeal. For the reasons set forth below, we DENY the motion to dismiss the appeal and AFFIRM the district court’s judgment.



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BRECKINRIDGE HEALTH, INC., et al.
Plaintiffs-Appellants,
v.
THOMAS E. PRICE, in his official capacity as Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services,
Defendant-Appellee.
   No. 16-6269
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Western District of Kentucky at Louisville.
No. 3:15-cv-00251—Joseph H. McKinley Jr., Chief District Judge.
Argued: April 27, 2017
Decided and Filed: August 23, 2017
Before: GUY, SILER, and DONALD, Circuit Judges.


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AMENDED OPINION
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BERNICE BOUIE DONALD, Circuit Judge. Various Kentucky hospitals (collectively, “Appellants”) sought Medicare reimbursement for certain state taxes they paid on their gross revenue. The United States Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) offset the amount of Appellants’ Medicare reimbursement by the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (“DSH”) payments Appellants received, reasoning that those payments effectively refunded the taxes paid. The district court affirmed this decision. Because the net effect of the Medicaid DSH payment was to reimburse Appellants for the tax, HHS’s decision was not arbitrary, capricious, or manifestly contrary to the Medicare statute. Accordingly, we AFFIRM the district court’s judgment.