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Qui Tam Action Leaves Ambulance Company Paying $800,000 Settlement

According to a recent statement from the Department of Justice, a South Carolina rescue squad has agreed to settle a qui tam lawsuit for $800,000. Williston Rescue Squad, Inc. is based in Williston, SC and provides emergency ambulance services for citizens living in the southwestern portion of the state. According to official documents, the Williston [...]

By |2022-04-22T10:25:22-04:00April 4th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

SEC Files Securities Fraud Charges Against Venture Capitalist for Stealing Investor Funds

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently charged a former Oregon gubernatorial political candidate and his lawyer with operating an investment scam selling pre-IPO shares of Facebook, LinkedIn, Groupon, and Zynga. The SEC charged Craig Berkman, a Portland venture capitalist, with the facilitation of securities fraud of at least 120 investors. Berkman allegedly operated an [...]

By |2019-04-04T15:44:50-04:00April 3rd, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Court Rules Lockheed Martin Can be Sued for Underbidding on Government Projects

The act of deliberately underbidding on projects in order to win federal government contracts is not an uncommon practice.  Contractors submit extremely low bids for certain projects, knowing that the contract will cost the government much more in the end. Contractors underbid on these government projects for several reasons, such as hoping to gain access to [...]

By |2022-05-08T08:37:16-04:00April 2nd, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Corning Pays Millions to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit

The New York based company, Corning Incorporated, recently settled a False Claims Act lawsuit for $5.65 million dollars, according to an official statement by the Department of Justice.  The settlement resolves allegations that Corning submitted numerous false claims to federal government agencies in order to receive reimbursement for laboratory research products such as lasers and [...]

By |2021-01-08T14:03:53-05:00April 1st, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Tennessee Nursing Home Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit for $2.7 Million

According to an official announcement by the Department of Justice, a Tennessee nursing home manager and an affiliate have agreed to a settlement of $2.7 million, including accrued interest, in an effort to resolve charges of violating the False Claims Act. The nursing home company, Grace Healthcare LLC, allegedly committed False Claims Act violations by [...]

By |2022-04-22T10:51:56-04:00March 27th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

False Claims Act Lawsuit: Hospice of Arizona to Pay $12 Million Settlement

he Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced it successfully reached a $12 million dollar settlement with Hospice of Arizona L.C., American Hospice Management LLC and their parent corporation, American Hospice Management Holdings LLC. The settlement resolves a False Claims Act (whistleblower) case that alleges Hospice of Arizona knowingly and fraudulently submitted claims to Medicare between September [...]

By |2022-04-20T14:32:15-04:00March 26th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Extensive Medicare Fraud Investigation Results in a List of Charges for Five Defendants

The Department of Justice, the FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have announced that five individuals have been charged for their participation in an elaborate Medicare fraud scheme involving purported home health and psychotherapy services. Court documents unsealed in the Eastern District of Michigan revealed that the scheme involved more than [...]

By |2022-05-08T08:34:46-04:00March 25th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges U.S. Government was Illegally Billed for Unqualified Security

A Virginia-based defense contractor is now facing charges due to a complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Justice. The qui tam lawsuit alleges that the company, Triple Canopy, submitted false claims by hiring unqualified security guards after they were awarded a one-year $10 million contract to provide security in Iraq. Triple Canopy’s contract with [...]

By |2019-05-06T15:29:10-04:00March 22nd, 2013|Military Contractor Fraud|

Whistleblower Exposes Massive Defense Fraud in Faulty Military Satellite Parts Case

In April 2009, the Justice Department announced that Northrop Grumman Corporation, their subsidiary Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems Corporation, and its predecessor TRW Incorporated agreed to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit for $325 million. The qui tam suit alleged that TRW, which Northrop Grumman acquired in 2002, sold the United States government components known as Heterojunction [...]

By |2018-07-30T14:43:45-04:00March 21st, 2013|Military Contractor Fraud|
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