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Alaskan Telecommunications Company to Pay Over $40 Million for FCA Violations

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that GCI Communications Corp. (GCI), a telecommunications company based in Anchorage, Alaska, has agreed to pay over $40 million to settle charges related Read More

SEC Settles Claim Against Video Service for Whistleblower Retaliation and Falsified Subscriber Counts

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced in May that they had settled charges against Gaia, Inc., a Colorado-based company offering video subscription services in the wellness industry. The Read More

False Claims Act Case Exposes $487 Million Healthcare Fraud Scheme

A False Claims Act (FCA) case recently exposed a massive fraud scheme perpetrated by Cameron-Ehlen Group, Inc. (doing business as Precision Lens), and its owner, Paul Ehlen. The defendants were Read More

DOJ Intervenes in Qui Tam Suit Against Iowa Cosmetic Surgeon

The US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa recently announced that they are pursuing a case against Adam Smith, M.D., also known as "Adam Bryant," for allegedly submitting Read More

Supreme Court Grants ‘Major Victory’ to Whistleblowers in False Claims Act Case

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a unanimous decision in U.S. ex rel. Schutte v. SuperValu Inc., which granted a “major victory” to whistleblowers reporting fraud against taxpayers. The decision Read More

Former Healthcare Executive Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare Fraud

A former healthcare executive pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud in U.S. District Court last month. Alfonzo Bailey was sentenced to 36 months in prison, three years of Read More

CFTC Whistleblower Office Is Seeking Tips About Carbon Markets Misconduct

If you have information about fraud or manipulation in the carbon markets, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is seeking any information available. The CFTC’s Whistleblower Office in the Division Read More

FTC Issues Warning Against Hindering Agency Investigations

In June 2023, the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Competition issued a warning against enforcing any contract terms that can hinder its agency investigations. Certain contract terms like non-disclosure Read More

Mississippi Trucking Company Settles EEOC Gender Discrimination Claim

A Mississippi trucking company has settled a claim with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for refusing to hire female applicants since 1986. The company will pay $490,000 and Read More

Supreme Court Lowers the Bar for Religious Accommodations Under Title VII

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that “employers may not demonstrate that a proposed accommodation of an employee’s sincerely held religious belief or practice constitutes an undue hardship under Title Read More

Georgia Healthcare Whistleblowers to Share $320,000 Award for Medicare Fraud Allegations

Two healthcare companies, CRH Healthcare, LLC and Peachtree Immediate Care FP, LLC, have agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle accusations of False Claims Act (FCA) violations. In turn, multiple Read More

Healthcare Whistleblower Receives $5.2 Million After Exposing Kickback Scheme

Vanguard Health Systems (doing business as The Detroit Medical Center Inc. (DMC)) and Tenet Healthcare Corporation has recently settled a False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit for $29.7 million. The government Read More

Jacksonville Pharmacies Agree to Pay $7.4 Million to Settle False Claims Act Suit

Smart Pharmacy, Inc., SP2, LLC and owner Gregory Balotin have settled a False Claims Act lawsuit for at least $7.4 million. The Justice Department alleged that the pharmacies “violated the Read More

Skilled Nursing Facility and Management Company to Pay $3.825 Million to Settle Physician Referral Kickback Suit

Alta Vista Healthcare and Wellness Center, LLC and its management company, Rockport Healthcare Services, have settled a kickback suit for $3.825 million. Read More

Understanding the Anti-Money Laundering Whistleblower Improvement Act

In December 2022, Congress presented the omnibus budget to President Biden, including the Anti-Money Laundering Whistleblower Improvement Act. This Act amends the Anti-Money Laundering Act to be more like other Read More

Medical Device Component Manufacturer Settles Age-Based Discrimination Claim for $460,000

A Swiss-based medical device component manufacturer has settled an age-based discrimination lawsuit for $460,000. Fischer Connectors was sued for age bias, including replacing older workers with younger, less-qualified candidates, forcing Read More

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