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County-Owned Medical Center in Texas Agrees to Pay the Government $21.75 million To Resolve Qui Tam Case Alleging Illegal Kickbacks to Physicians

On April 21, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Citizens Medical Center (CMC) a county-own hospital located in Victoria, Texas agreed to pay the Government a settlement of $21.75 million to resolve claims that it violated the Stark law and the False Claims Act (FCA) by allegedly paying kickbacks to doctors for patient […]

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Government to Receive $48.5 Million Settlement from Two Cardiovascular Testing Diseases Laboratories for Allegedly Violating the Anti-Kickback Statue

On April 9, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that two cardiovascular disease testing laboratories based in Virginia and California agreed to pay the government $48.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the Anti-Kickback Statue and the False Claims Act (FCA) by allegedly paying inducements to physicians for referring patients to its laboratories […]

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Government to Receive $44 Million Settlement from Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company for Alleged Crop Insurance Fraud

Last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company agreed to pay the U.S. Government $44 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA) when it knowingly sold and serviced ineligible crop insurance policies under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) federal crop insurance program.  In addition, […]

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Construction Management Company Agrees to Pay the U.S. Government More than $1.1 Million To Settle a Qui Tam Case Alleging that the Company Falsely Claimed “Disabled Veteran” Status

On March 18, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that W.G. Mills, a construction management company located Florida, agreed to pay the U.S. Government a settlement of $1.1 million for allegedly violating the False Claims Act (FCA) by intentionally creating a front company in order to qualify for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business […]

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MetLife Home Loans LLC Agrees to Pay U.S. Government $123.5 Million for Alleged Unqualified Government-Backed Mortgages

Last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that MetLife Home Loans LLC, successor of MetLife Bank N.A. (MetLife Bank) agreed to pay the U.S. Government $123.5 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by knowingly underwriting thousands of unqualified mortgage loans insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

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As A Result Of Whistleblower, California, Florida and Texas Importers to Pay the U.S. Government $3 Million for Allegedly Evading Customs Duties

On February 12, 2015 the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that California-based C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., Florida-based Southeastern Aluminum Products Inc., and Texas-based Waterfall Group LLC, agreed to pay the U.S. Government $3 million to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by allegedly evading customs duties on aluminum extrusions imported from […]

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Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Agrees to Pay U.S. Government $7.9 Million for Alleged Kickback Scheme

On February 11, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that AstraZeneca, a pharmaceutical manufacturer headquartered in Delaware, agreed to pay the U.S. government $7.9 million to resolved allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by allegedly offering kickback incentives to Medco Health Solutions (Medco), a drug management company, in exchange for selling […]

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Testosterone Replacement Clinic Agrees to Pay the Government $1.6 Million for Alleged Medicaid Fraud

On February 4, 2015, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that Ageless Men’s Health LLC (AMH), a testosterone replacement clinic, headquartered in Memphis, TN, agreed to pay the government $1.6 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claim Act (FCA) by overbilling the government for medically unnecessary procedures and office visits.  AMH operates over […]

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Federal Government to Receive a $75 Million Settlement from CHSPSC in Alleged Medicaid Fraud Scheme

On February 2, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation (CHSPSC) and three of its CHS affiliated hospitals in New Mexico, agreed to pay the government $75 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA) when it manipulated the Medicaid funding program by making […]

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Office Depot to Pay the California Government $68.5 Million for Allegedly Overcharging for Office Supplies

On January 14, 2015, Office Depot agreed to a settlement of $68.5 million to be paid to California government entities, for allegedly violating the False Claims Act (FCA) by overcharging for office and school supplies.  The qui tam lawsuit filed by David Sherwin, former Office Depot account manager, and the whistleblower in this case, alleged […]

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