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September 16, 2015 Mortgage Fraud

Walter Investment Management Corporation Settles Mortgage Fraud Case for $29 Million

In yet another mortgage fraud case, Walter Investment Management Corporation (Walter Investment) has agreed to pay over $29 million to resolve allegations it falsely certified residential home mortgages under the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)[1] program. The alleged scheme was uncovered following a […]
September 1, 2015 Reverse False Claims

District Court Offers Interpretation of “Identification” in Reverse False Claims Act Cases

As we have discussed in the past on this blog, the concept of “reverse false claims” has become more and more prevalent among False Claims Act cases. In general, a reverse false claim occurs when a government contractor, often a healthcare provider, receives overpayment for an otherwise legitimate invoice. Under […]
August 24, 2015 Education Fraud

Maryland’s ‘Educational Affiliates’ Agrees to Pay $13 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Federal Student Financial Aid is the largest provider of funding for American college students in the United States. These funds have paid approximately $150 billion in grants, work-study funds, and financial aid to 13 million students. Like all federal money, these funds come with strings attached and universities are required […]
August 20, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Tennessee Hospital Agrees to Settle Allegations of False Billing and Unlawful Practices

Of the various ways in which healthcare providers can violate the False Claims Act, ordering medically unnecessary procedures – particularly those involving the cardiac system – are considered particularly egregious. As opposed to illegal upcoding or kickback schemes, the performance of medically unnecessary procedures actually places patients directly in harm’s […]
July 27, 2015 Contractor Fraud

VMWare Settles FCA Allegations for $75 Million Following Five Year Investigation

Government contract work can be extremely lucrative, providing companies with a regular stream of income and dependable job security for their employees. Accordingly, the risk for rampant fraud and abuse of taxpayer resources is also very common, particularly when it comes to adhering to the ironclad provisions in the government’s […]
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