In a criminal fraud and False Claims Act settlement Monday with total penalties amounting to $389 million, a whistleblower collected $16 million from the $101 million paid to settle the FCA portion of the case.… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: Qui Tam
North Atlantic Medical Services Inc. (NAMS), doing business as Regional Home Care Inc., will pay $852,378 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to Medicare and Medicaid for respiratory therapy services provided by unlicensed personnel.… Continue Reading
The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) agreed to pay $4.08 million to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for AmeriCorps state and national grants.… Continue Reading
During the fiscal year that ended September 30, the government paid out $435 million to the individuals who exposed fraud and false claims by filing a qui tam complaint, “often at great risk to their careers,” the DOJ said Thursday.… Continue Reading
A hospital chain based in Northern California agreed Thursday to pay $37 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the federal Medicare program.
The settlement resolved a 2009 qui tam lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court against Dignity Health by a former employee who claimed the hospital chain submitted false and inflated Medicare claims from 2006 to 2010.… Continue Reading
A Texas jury Monday awarded a whistleblower $175 million in his False Claims Act suit against Trinity Industries for faulty guardrails. Under federal law, the award will be trebled to $525 million.… Continue Reading
The Justice Department said today that it has intervened in a case against defendants Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and two of its subsidiaries, Sikorsky Support Services Inc. and Derco Aerospace Inc.,… Continue Reading
Leslie Caldwell, chief of the DOJ’s criminal division, said her office will be increasing its review of False Claims Act qui tam complaints for potential criminal prosecution.
Caldwell, pictured, also encouraged potential whistleblowers to contact criminal authorities prior to filing qui tam complaints in case there’s potential criminal conduct.… Continue Reading
While the beleaguered Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (“WMATA”) is often the subject of negative press about its service issues and mismanagement, the organization faced a new type of headline last week.… Continue Reading
McKesson Corporation agreed to pay $18 million to resolve allegations that it improperly set temperature monitors used in shipping vaccines under its contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the DOJ said Friday.… Continue Reading
The Department of Justice sued Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) Services Inc. Thursday for taking kickbacks from two subcontractors and filing false reimbursement claims with the government.
Houston-based KBR had a contract to provide logistical support to the U.S.… Continue Reading