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April 16, 2014 Contractor Fraud

Oakland Construction Company Settles False Claims Act Violations

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is a federal agency tasked with, among other things, assisting in the creation and maintenance of small and minority-owned businesses. Under its Section 8(a) Business Development Program, interested applicants can submit their business plan and, if eligible, receive financial assistance for their venture. The program […]
March 28, 2014 Environmental Fraud

Shell Oil Company Pays to Settle Allegations of False Claims for Environmental Clean-Up

In a recent case out of Massachusetts, oil giant Shell has agreed to pay $4 million to the Commonwealth in order to settle claims it improperly billed for environmental cleanup services. We have reported in the past on the importance of state-level false claims acts, which often work to supplement […]
May 30, 2013 False Claims Act Legal News

New Guidelines Explain How State False Claims Acts Will be Evaluated

For the first time, the guidelines for evaluating state false claims acts have been updated. The Office of the Inspector General for Health and Human Services (OIG) recently released an updated set of state False Claims Acts guidelines, providing details as to how the laws will now be evaluated by […]
March 5, 2013 Healthcare Fraud

Par Pharmaceuticals Pleads Guilty to Civil & Criminal Allegations of Off-Label Marketing

Par Pharmaceuticals recently pled guilty in federal court to charges of off-label marketing and will be forced to pay $45 million in order to resolve the company’s criminal and civil liability. Par allegedly promoted its prescription drug, Megace ES, for off-label uses that were not approved as safe or effective […]
March 4, 2013 Healthcare Fraud

Defense Contractors Convicted of Fraud by a Federal Jury

A federal jury recently convicted two Poway-based defense contractors and a Poway corporation of conspiracy and bribery in connection with a defense fraud and corruption scheme at Naval Air Station North Island. The defendants in the case were Robert Ehnow, owner and president of Poway defense contractor L&N Industrial Tool […]
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