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Tag Archives: Government Programs Fraud

Centerra Services International Inc. Settles Qui Tam Lawsuit That Alleged Fraudulent Billing Practices At Military Bases In Iraq; Agrees to Pay $7.4 Million

The Department of Justice (DOJ)  recently announced the settlement of a qui tam lawsuit against security services company Centerra Services International Inc. (formerly known as Wackenhut Services LLC) in relation to their violation of the False Claims Act.  According to the allegations of the case, from 2008 to 2010, Wackenhut engaged in government programs fraud […]

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Goldman Sachs To Pay $5 Billion To Settle Mortgage-Backed Securities Fraud Claims

Goldman Sachs is the latest of a string of financial institutions to reach a settlement with federal and state officials to resolve allegations of fraud in connection with the underwriting and sale of mortgage-backed securities.  The firm recently announced that it has agreed to pay a total of $5 billion to resolve these allegations.  The […]

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Nursing Home Therapy Provider, Kindred/Rehabcare, Agrees to Pay $125 Million To Settle Qui Tam Lawsuit Alleging Medicaid and Medicare Healthcare Fraud

On January 12, 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that RehabCare Group Inc., RehabCare Group East, and their parent company, Kindred Healthcare (Kindred/Rehabcare) agreed to pay the government $125 million to settle a qui tam lawsuit alleging that it violated the false claims act (FCA) by knowingly causing its skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to […]

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International Ocean Cargo Carrier Agrees to Pay $9.8 Million in Settlement of False Claims Act Lawsuit Alleged That It Overbilled the Government

On October 27, 2015, APL Limited, an ocean carrier based in Scottsdale, Arizona, agreed to pay the government $9.8 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA) when it allegedly failed to adhere to a Department of Defense (DOD) contract to provide GPS tracking of containers shipped to Afghanistan. APL also […]

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European Pharmaceutical Giant Novartis Settles False Claims Act Whistleblower Case for $390 Million

Novartis AG, a European based pharmaceutical company, agreed to settle a False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit for $390 million, a week before the original $3.3 billion FCA lawsuit was set to go to trial on November 2, 2015. The initial lawsuit, filed in 2010 by qui tam whistleblower, David Kester, alleged that the pharmaceutical giant […]

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Pharmaceutical Distributer PharMerica to Pay $9.25 Million to Settle False Claims Act Case Alleging Kickback Scheme

On October 7, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that, PharMerica, one of the nation’s largest pharmacies in the nursing home industry, has agreed to pay the U.S. government $9.25 million to resolve allegations that it participated in a kickback scheme involving pharmaceutical manufacturer Abbott Laboratories. The settlement resolves allegations that PharMerica received kickbacks […]

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Defense Contractor Agrees to Pay $4.63 Million to U.S. Government for Allegedly Violating the False Claims Act by Overcharging the U.S. Military

On September 28, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that the U.S. Government will receive $4.63 million from L-3 Communications Corporation, Vertex Aerospace LLC and L-3 Integrated Systems LP (collectively L-3) for allegedly violating the False Claims Act (FCA), when it knowingly submitted overinflated bills to the U.S. Military for reimbursement of services […]

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Former Employees Blow the Whistle on Adventist Health System for Allegedly Violating the False Claims Act; The Federal Government Will Receive $115 Million for Adventist ‘s Alleged Illegal Billing Scheme

On September 21, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Adventist Health System, a nonprofit healthcare organization that operates hospitals and other healthcare facilities in ten states, agreed to pay the federal government $115 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by improperly compensating employed physicians for referring patients […]

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Florida Hospital District Agrees to Pay the U.S. Government $69.5 Million for Alleged Medicaid and Medicare Health Care Fraud; Whistleblower Will Receive Over $12 Million

On September 15, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Broward Health, an operator of more than 50 health care facilities across Broward County in Florida, agreed to pay the U.S. government $69.5 million for violating the Federal Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statue by allegedly compensating its referring physicians for services that exceeded […]

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