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Visiting Physicians Association to Pay $9.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
Date:12/23/2009

to maintain the integrity of government programs," said Terrence Berg, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.

This settlement resolves four lawsuits filed by private plaintiffs under the qui tam or whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act, which permit private parties to file an action on the government's behalf and share in any recovery. This settlement provides that the four whistleblower plaintiffs will collectively receive a total of approximately $1.7 million.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General; the FBI; and the Michigan Attorney General's Office investigated this matter. The Justice Department's Civil Division, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Ohio, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Michigan Attorney General's Office handled the lawsuits.

SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice


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