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Entries in FFalse Claims Act (7)


Michigan cop awarded $5.8 million for blowing whistle on defective body armor

Dr. Aaron Westrick (Image courtesy of LinkedIn)An active-duty deputy sheriff for Charlevoix Country, Michigan with a Ph.D. from Wayne State University will collect nearly $6 million as part of a False Claims Act settlement, the Justice Department said.

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Tenet Healthcare pays $513 million for fraud and kickbacks, whistleblower awarded $84 million

Hospital chain Tenet Healthcare Corporation and two Atlanta-area subsidiaries will pay over $513 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims for a scheme to defraud the United States and to pay kickbacks in exchange for patient referrals. 

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Two whistleblowers split $24 million in rehab services FCA settlement

A contract therapy provider agreed Tuesday to pay $125 million to resolve a government lawsuit alleging that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly causing skilled nursing facilities to submit false claims to Medicare for rehabilitation therapy services that weren't reasonable, necessary, and skilled, or that never occurred, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

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Furniture maker collects $3.5 million from competitor for import duties settlement

An Indiana-based furniture company that filed a federal whistleblower lawsuit against a competitor for evading U.S. import duties on deliveries from China will collect $2.25 million as part of a settlement.

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Dr. Sharon Iglehart is thirteenth Texas defendant convicted in $158 million Medicare fraud 

A federal jury in Houston Thursday convicted a psychiatrist in a $158 million Medicare fraud involving seven years of false claims for mental health treatment that was never provided.

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Doctor and nurse could collect up to $135 million from DaVita whistleblower suit

A doctor and nurse who used to work for DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. could collect up to $135 million from a $450 million settlement the company paid to resolve False Claims Act allegations.

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Omnicare whistleblower nabs $17 million

An Ohio pharmacist who complained that his employer was paying kickbacks to nursing homes for the right to supply drugs to elderly patients will collect more than $17 million as part of the DOJ's settlement of the case.

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