United States sues Nutter Home Loans for forging certifications and using unqualified underwriters to ok Gov insured reverse mortgages

   The United States has filed a complaint under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 and the False Claims Act against Nutter Home Loans, f/k/a James B. Nutter & Co. (Nutter), for forging certifications and using unqualified underwriters to approve Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM). The […]

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Gilead Sciences Inc. pays $97 million to settle whistleblower case investigated by DOJ for paying kickbacks covering co-pays of Letairis

 Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Gilead), based in Foster City, California, must pay $97 million to settle claims that it violated the False Claims Act by illegally using a foundation as a conduit to pay the copays of thousands of Medicare patients taking Gilead’s pulmonary arterial hypertension drug, Letairis, the Justice Department announced today. “This settlement demonstrates […]

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U.S. files major False Claims Complaint against Teva Pharma over hundreds of millions of $ in kickbacks to sell Multiple Sclerosis drug Copaxone

The United States has filed a major False Claims Act complaint against Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. and Teva Neuroscience Inc. (Teva), alleging that they illegally paid the Medicare co-pays for their multiple sclerosis (MS) product, Copaxone, through purportedly independent foundations that the companies used as conduits in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Department of […]

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Federal grand jury returns indictment on CEO of SEG Armor for illegally selling US Government Chinese made body armor through GSA

  The Chief Executive Officer of Surveillance Equipment Group (SEG) and SEG Armor, Arthur Morgan of Virginia has been indicted by a federal grand jury for selling ballistic vests, helmets, riot gear and other items that were made in Mainland China. Morgan is alleged to have certified that the products were made in the United […]

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Cordant Health Solutions, drug testing lab pays $12 million to settle charges it paid kickbacks for referrals of drug tests paid by Medicare

The U.S. Department of Justice and Sterling Healthcare Opco, LLC d/b/a/Cordant Health Solutions (Cordant), today settled a civil suit alleging Cordant illegally paid kickbacks to generate urine testing business from government insured consumers.  Cordant has agreed to pay various government healthcare programs $11,942,913 to settle the allegations.  Twenty percent of the settlement will go to […]

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Genova Diagnostics Inc. Lab pays up to $43 million to settle charges of Medicare fraud on clinically unnecessary lab gastro effects tests

Genova Diagnostics had agreed to pay up to $43 million to settle allegations that it had fraudulently billed the federal government for unnecessary lab services. The complaint filed with the federal court in May 2018, Genova allegedly sought and received payment for fecal, blood and urine tests that have not been scientifically proven to diagnose any […]

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Laboratory company pays $17million settling False Claims Act case alleging fraudulently billing Medicare for medically unnecessary feces tests

Genova Diagnostics, A laboratory company will pay the government $10 Million for allegedly tested patients’ feces unnecessarily and billed the federal government, leading to charges of Medicare fraud. Now, they’ll pay between $17-43 million to settle those allegations and others, according to the Department of Justice.  A lawsuit filed in federal court alleged Genova improperly submitted […]

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False Claims Act Areas to Watch in 2020

The Department of Justice recently announced that it obtained more than $3 billion in settlements and judgments under the False Claims Act in 2019. The source of most of these payouts was qui tam actions filed by whistleblowers. Under the False Claims Act, whistleblowers may be entitled to significant financial compensation when they provide information […]

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Common False Claims Act Whistleblower Mistakes

Under the False Claims Act, which is one of the country’s most protective whistleblower laws, people can receive financial rewards for reporting specific types of fraud perpetuated against the federal government. The following types of fraud are covered under the act:  Colluding to collect money from the federal government for fraudulent claims, Purposely failing to […]

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