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Second Circuit Revives Old False Claims Act Case Involving Federal Reserve

The Second Circuit recently revived a False Claims Act case that arose out of the 2008 financial crisis. The case, United States ex rel. Kraus v. Wells Fargo & Co., two employees of banks that were later acquired by Wells Fargo alleged there was a longstanding and significant pattern of fraud in connection with the Read More

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Informatica to Pay Nearly $22 Million to Settle Allegations of FCA Violations

Informatica, a provider of cloud and data services, recently agreed to pay a $21.57 million settlement in a case that alleged the company overcharged the government by providing false or misleading information on its sales practices. According to information released by the U.S. Department of Justice, the company allegedly knowingly provided this false information on Read More

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Reliant Rehabilitation Holdings Will Pay $6.1 Million to Settle Kickback Allegations

Reliant Rehabilitation Holds, Inc., a national rehabilitative care provider based in Plano, Texas, will pay $6.1 million to the federal government to settle claims it paid kickbacks to its skilled nursing facilities and doctors. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Reliant violated the False Claims Act by pairing up clients with nurse practitioners for Read More

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Inchcape Whistleblowers Awarded $4.4 Million in False Claims Act Case

Inchcape Shipping Services Holdings Limited and several of its subsidiaries recently agreed to pay $20 million to settle False Claims Act violation allegations. The company and its subsidiaries were accused of purposefully overbilling the U.S. Navy in contracts for ship husbanding services. Three former employees of Inchcape brought the suit under the False Claims Act’s Read More

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Former HSBC Banker Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

Mark Johnson, a former HSBC Holdings, PLC trader, recently became the first person to be convicted in an international investigation into currency rigging. In late April, a U.S. District Judge in Brooklyn sentenced him to two years in prison for nine counts of wire fraud and conspiracy after rigging a $3.5 billion client order in Read More

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Whistleblowers are Critical in Preventing, Limiting Medicare Fraud

During a recent interview with the AARP, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Medicare fraud must be taken as seriously as the war on drugs in this country. That’s saying something, considering the hardline stance Sessions has taken on the enforcement of drug laws. However, it’s not difficult to see why he’s so passionate about Read More

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Kool Smiles Dental Clinics to Pay Nearly $24 Million to Settle FCA Case

A national chain of dental clinics that has been connected to a pair of child deaths in Arizona will be forced to pay $23.9 million to the United States government and 17 states after it allegedly submitted false claims to Medicaid programs in those states. The settlement announcement came from the U.S. Department of Justice, Read More

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Corporate Whistleblower Center Aims to Identify Nursing Home Employees Who Can Serve as Whistleblowers

The Corporate Whistleblower Center recently launched an ambitious new initiative designed to help nursing home and skilled nursing facility employees received rewards for providing information proving their employer is billing Medicare for services not rendered or hours never worked. The organization believes nursing homes and/or skilled nursing facilities that bill Medicare for hours not worked Read More

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False Claims Act Suit Against Genentech Halted

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently halted a False Claims Act lawsuit filed against Genentech Inc. In the suit, the plaintiff claimed the company defrauded Medicare by hiding some side effects of its cancer drug Avastin. The court stated the whistleblower did not show that a failure to report the safety Read More

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Whistleblower Claim Worth $112 Million to Proceed Against Duke and Researchers

A federal judge has ruled that a whistleblower lawsuit filed against Duke University and a pair of researchers can proceed. The lawsuit alleges the university and researchers were able to secure $112 million in federal funding based on fraudulent work. The lawsuit was initially filed under the False Claims Act in 2013. If successful, it Read More

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