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Entries in kickbacks (6)


Former big pharma president indicted for nationwide kickback scheme, company pleads guilty

The DOJ unsealed an indictment Thursday charging the former president of drug maker Warner Chilcott with one count of conspiring to pay kickbacks to doctors across the United States. 

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Army sergeant took bribes from Afghanistan humanitarian relief contractors

Image courtesy of the U.S. ArmyFirst Sergeant Jimmy W. Dennis pleaded guilty in federal court in Tennessee to conspiracy to launder about $250,000 in bribes he took from contractors in Afghanistan, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

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Whistleblower collects $1.7 million in Medtronic kickback settlement

Minnesota-based Medtronic Inc. will pay $9.9 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that it paid kickbacks to doctors to implant its pacemakers and defibrillators, the DOJ said Wednesday. 

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SEC files amicus brief to expand employee whistleblower protection

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a "friend-of-the-court" brief on Thursday, arguing that whistleblowers are entitled to protection from employer retaliation, even if they report the wrongdoing only to their employer and not to the SEC.

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KBR sued for kickbacks, false claims in Iraq subcontracts

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.

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Johnson & Johnson pays $2.2 billion for U.S. kickback, off-label settlement

Health care giant Johnson & Johnson will pay more than $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil claims arising from allegations of kickbacks to U.S. doctors and improper marketing claims about three of its prescription drugs.

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