Durable medical equipment maker Resmed to pay #37.5 million for paying kickbacks to DME suppliers, sleep labs and others

ResMed Corp., a manufacturer of durable medical equipment (DME) based in San Diego, California, has agreed to pay more than $37.5 million to resolve alleged False Claims Act violations for paying kickbacks to DME suppliers, sleep labs and other health care providers, the Department of Justice announced today. “Paying any type of illegal remuneration to […]

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Fomer Countrywide Exec awarded $57.6 million in whistelblower case involving mortgage fraud. One of the largest awards ever

Edward O’Donnell, a former executive at mortgage lender Countrywide Financial, is set to collect a cool $57.6 million from Bank of America (BAC), for his role in exposing fraudulent activity at the firm. A  federal grand jury ruled that Countrywide Financial, which is now owned by Bank of America, had defrauded government-backed firms Fannie Mae and Freddie […]

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Caldwell University pays more than $4.8 Million to settle charges of defrauding vets and the VA education program

Caldwell University must pay the United States more than $4.8 million to resolve allegations that it engaged in a fraudulent scheme to defraud a federal education benefit program, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. “Caldwell University tried to hoodwink the Department of Veterans Affairs and, worse, veterans themselves, by claiming to offer online classes developed and […]

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Securities and Exchange Commission investigating BMW for possible “punching” sales numbers to falsely inflate company value

The Securities and Exchange Commission investigating   Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) for possible manipulation of  sales figures, according to The Wall Street Journal. The SEC is specifically looking into whether BMW has been engaging in a practice known as sales punching in the U.S.,  which  is when a company boosts sales figures by having dealers […]

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U.S. Government joins healthcare fraud suit against Omnicare and CVS for billing invalid prescriptions to elderly and disabled

[T]he United States has filed a civil healthcare fraud lawsuit against OMNICARE, INC., and its parent company, CVS HEALTH CORPORATION.  The Government’s Complaint seeks damages and civil penalties under the False Claims Act for fraudulently billing federal healthcare programs for hundreds of thousands of non-controlled prescription drugs dispensed based on stale, invalid prescriptions to elderly […]

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Federal agencies raid three offices of Caterpillar relating to export filings and tax evasion investigation by the IRS

Federal law enforcement officials from three federal agencies raided three central Illinois facilities of manufacturer Caterpillar as part of an investigation the company said may be related to business with its Swiss subsidiary CSARL. Officials from the IRS, Department of Commerce and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Office of Inspector General searched the Peoria, Illinois, […]

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Ericsson telecom pays over $1 Billion to DOJ and SEC for foreign bribes to foreign officials in China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Kuwait

  Ericsson agreed to pay the DOJ and SEC over $1 billion in one of the biggest Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement actions ever. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson will pay the DOJ a criminal penalty of over $520 million and nearly $540 million to the SEC in disgorgement and interest. An Ericsson subsidiary from Egypt pleaded […]

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Framingham Massachusetts Lab pays $26.67 Million to resolve allegations of payment kickbacks for patient referrals and improper billing

Laboratory Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation (Boston Heart), of Framingham, Massachusetts, has agreed to pay $26.67 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations involving payments for patient referrals in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law, as well as claims otherwise improperly billed to federal healthcare programs for laboratory testing, the Department of Justice […]

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Federal judge denies Pratt & Whitney effort to dismiss whistleblower suit which says the company falsified inspection report on jet engines

A federal judge has denied Pratt & Whitney’s motion to dismiss a whistle-blower suit alleging that the company falsified inspection reports and selling billions of dollars of possibly defective jet engines to the military between 2012 and 2015. But Judge Janet C. Hall, said the latest version of the complaint by former Pratt engineer of […]

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SEC halts Telegram Group’s business in U.S. stopping its plans to sell cryptocurrency or digital tokens here and possibly elsewhere

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has filed an emergency action and obtained temporary restraining order against two offshore entities conducting an alleged unregistered, ongoing digital token offering in the U.S. and overseas that has raised more than $1.7 billion of investor funds.Telegram and its subsidiary sold approximately 2.9 billion digital tokens […]

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