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Jury Convicts Los Angeles Physician Assistant for Stealing Doctor's Identity and Defrauding Medicare in $7.7 Million Scheme

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal jury in Los Angeles convicted a physician assistant late yesterday for his role in a $7.7 million Medicare fraud scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Thomas P. O'Brien of the Cen...

Jury Convicts Former Social Worker of Defrauding The Department of Veterans Affairs and Obstructing Justice

WASHINGTON, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A former Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) social work associate was convicted yesterday by a jury on four counts of honest services mail fraud, violating the criminal conflict of interest statute and making a false statement to agency officials, A...

Canadian Company Sued for Defrauding Thousands of U.S. Consumers of Dietary Supplements

BOSTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C. announced today that consumers in sixteen states have filed lawsuits against Canadian company Wellnx Life Sciences, which markets and sells three dietary supplements throughout the United States, and against its owners an...

Staten Island University Hospital to Pay the U.S. $74 Million to Settle Claims of Defrauding Federal Health Care Programs

Settlement Constitutes One of the Largest Civil Fraud Recoveries Ever Against a Single U.S. Hospital WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) has agreed to pay the United States $74,032,565 to settle claims that the hospital defrauded Medicare,...

Medtronic Spine, Formerly Kyphon Inc., to Pay U.S. $75 Million to Resolve Allegations Of Defrauding Medicare

WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medtronic Spine LLC, the corporate successor to Kyphon Inc., has agreed to pay the United States $75 million to settle allegations that it caused the submission of false claims to Medicare, the Justice Department announced today. The government all...

Indian Jailed for Defrauding Britain's NHS

An Indian employed with Britain's National Health Service (NHS) has been jailed for 18 months on charges of defrauding the service of thousands of pounds// by exaggerating the number of women patients who went in for smear tests. Vinod Thapar, 62, was general practice manager with NHS. ...

Federal Judge Sentences Defendants Who Perpetrated $10.9 Million Medicare Fraud HIV Infusion Scheme

... "The infusion clinic in this case was established for the sole purpose of defrauding Medicare -- these doctors saw no patients, administered no legitimate medic...estified at trial that the clinics were established for the sole purpose of defrauding Medicare. Marrero testified that the scheme was to submit claims for medic...

Remarks As Prepared for Delivery by Attorney General Eric Holder at the Heat Press Conference on Detroit Takedown

...t and Houston. Today, we are here to announce that our combined efforts to shut down Medicare fraud schemes and to stop unscrupulous people from defrauding the American taxpayers have already yielded important results. This morning, indictments charging 53 people with Medicare fraud-related crimes h...

Minnesota Hospitals Pay $2.28 Million to Settle Medicare Fraud Charges Involving Kyphoplasty

...Phillips & Cohen specializes in representing whistleblowers in qui tam lawsuits. Under the False Claims Act, private individuals can sue companies defrauding the government and recover funds on the government's behalf. Whistleblowers, known as "relators," are entitled to 15 percent to 25 percent of the amou...

Charges Filed Against WellCare Health Plans, Inc.; WellCare Enters Into Deferred Prosecution Agreement, Agrees to Pay $80 Million in Restitution and Forfeiture

...dult citizens and children who otherwise would not be able to afford needed treatments. The company executives and employees allegedly responsible for defrauding Medicaid and other health care programs in Florida had a choice, to help or steal, and they chose the latter. The investigation of these individuals w...
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