Legal Insights & Articles

Allegations of Illegal Kickbacks and Medicare Fraud at Sacred Heart Hospital

Federal authorities raided Sacred Heart Hospital this week, arresting four doctors and two executives at the West Side hospital in what is being called a “far-reaching” Medicare and Medicaid kickback scheme. Almost $2 million in Medicare reimbursement payments were immediately seized from various bank accounts that are related to the incident. […]

By |2019-03-07T16:06:12-05:00April 18th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Amgen to Pay United States $24.9 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

A California-based biotechnology company recently agreed to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit for $24.9 million. Amgen Incorporated is accused of paying illegal kickbacks to multiple long-term care facility pharmacy providers in return for switching their Medicare and Medicaid patients over to Amgen’s anti-anemia drug Aranesp. According to the Department of Justice, Amgen violated the [...]

By |2021-01-08T11:20:07-05:00April 17th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Mortgage Fraud Lawsuit Filed Against Golden First Mortgage Corporation

A civil mortgage fraud lawsuit filed in Manhattan this week accuses Golden First Mortgage Corporation and its owner, David Movtady, of participating in a fraudulent loan certification scheme that resulted in at least $12 million of losses through participation in the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Direct Endorsement Lender Program. Golden First is charged with violating [...]

By |2018-09-13T12:10:43-04:00April 16th, 2013|Mortgage Fraud|

ReadyOne Agrees to $5 Million False Claims Act Settlement

ReadyOne Industries, Inc. has agreed to a settlement of $5 million related to a qui tam lawsuit alleging the company committed False Claims Act violations. According to the Department of Justice, ReadyOne knowingly and willingly submitted false certifications to a federal agency regarding labor hours for employees with severe disabilities. The fraudulent reports were used [...]

By |2022-04-22T10:26:20-04:00April 15th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Cardiologist Pleads Guilty to an Astounding $19 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A prominent New Jersey cardiologist pled guilty to conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud this week, admitting he scammed the government for $19 million in false claims and ran up a $6 million Spanish advertising campaign bill in the process. Officials are calling it “the largest health care scam in New Jersey or New York.’’ [...]

By |2019-03-07T16:32:58-05:00April 12th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Doctor Convicted in $77 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

After just an eight-week jury trial in New York, a Staten Island doctor was convicted in relation to one of the most elaborate and sophisticated Medicare fraud schemes the country has ever seen. Dr. Gustave Drivas, a medical doctor licensed in New York, worked for a clinic in Brooklyn that apparently operated under three separate [...]

By |2022-04-20T10:42:44-04:00April 11th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Shocking Medicare Fraud Trial Comes to an End as Participants are Sentenced

The owners and operators of a Miami-based mental health clinic and the facility itself were recently convicted for participating in a wide-reaching Medicare fraud scheme. The mental health facility, Biscayne Milieu, submitted more than $50 million in fraudulent invoices to Medicare. The defendants were convicted of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and conspiracy to offer [...]

By |2022-07-29T09:06:16-04:00April 10th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Allegations That Military Contractors Violated False Claims Act During Bed Down Mission

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a False Claims Act suit against defense contractors Kellogg, Brown & Root Services Inc. (KBR) and First Kuwaiti Trading Company in relation to fraud in Iraq. KBR is based in Houston, Texas and First Kuwaiti, a KBR subcontractor, is located in Kuwait. According to the DOJ, KBR [...]

By |2019-03-08T13:35:08-05:00April 8th, 2013|Military Contractor Fraud|

Government Settles Whistleblower Suit with Texas-Based Corporation for $1.1 Million

The Department of Justice recently announced the settlement of a whistleblower lawsuit against the Texas-based Fluor Corporation and its parent company, Fluor Hanford Inc., for $1.1 million. The whistleblower lawsuit alleges that Fluor violated the False Claims Act by improperly using federal funds for the purpose of lobbying. Fluor provides services to both the government and [...]

By |2022-07-23T02:06:14-04:00April 5th, 2013|Military Contractor Fraud|
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