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Biomet Whistleblower Receives $4.5 Million Award

A former orthopedic surgeon who worked in Brazil received a $4.5 million whistleblower reward for alerting the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to alleged kickbacks offered by a Zimmer Biomet subsidiary in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Zimmer Biomet is an American medical device manufacturer with headquarters in [...]

By |2019-07-01T16:29:30-07:00May 31st, 2019|Whistleblower News|

SEC Whistleblower Program Hands Out Highest Total Awards

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) whistleblower program received more whistleblower tips and handed out more rewards in fiscal year 2018 than any other year in the program’s history, according to an annual report submitted to Congress this week. According to the SEC report, the agency awarded more than $168 [...]

By |2018-12-06T14:00:47-08:00November 25th, 2018|Whistleblower News|

DaVita Medicare Advantage Lawsuit Settled for $270 Million

A False Claims Act lawsuit filed against HealthCare Partners Holdings LLC (now DaVita) settled this week for $270 million. Filed by the Department of Justice, the lawsuit alleged that HealthCare Partners, which was acquired by DaVita Medical Holdings LLC in 2012, coded patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAO) to [...]

By |2018-12-19T12:37:19-08:00October 4th, 2018|Whistleblower News|

Prime Healthcare Whistleblower to Receive $17.2 Million

The woman who blew the whistle on Prime Healthcare will reportedly receive $17.2 million for her efforts—which involved wearing a hidden microphone—after the health care provider agreed to settle a lawsuit filed under the False Claims Act. The lawsuit, which was filed 7 years ago, alleged Prime Healthcare overbilled the [...]

By |2018-08-22T17:25:39-07:00August 16th, 2018|Whistleblower News|

Credit Suisse FCPA Settlement

June 5, 2018 – Washington D.C. - - The U.S. Justice Department announced today that Credit Suisse will pay $47 million to resolve a government investigation into the bank’s questionable hiring practices in Asia that may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Credit Suisse is the latest financial institution to [...]

By |2018-06-29T09:48:25-07:00June 5th, 2018|Whistleblower News|

Panasonic Avionics FCPA Settlement Will See Company Pay $137.4 Million

Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, will pay $137.4 million to settle allegations it illegally paid consultants and committed accounting fraud. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed charges against Panasonic Avionics alleging violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). In a related proceeding, the U.S. Securities [...]

By |2018-05-31T10:42:28-07:00May 1st, 2018|Whistleblower News|

CenterLight Healthcare Fraud Charges Result in $10.3M Settlement

CenterLight Healthcare agreed to pay $10.3 million to settle allegations that it billed for services it did not provide and failed to unenroll residents in its managed long-term care plan after they were no longer eligible to receive services. The charges stemmed from allegations brought by a whistleblower, highlighting the [...]

By |2018-05-07T07:51:07-07:00April 10th, 2018|Whistleblower News|

$83 Million Merrill Lynch Whistleblower Award – Largest SEC Payout Ever

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced it has handed out its largest whistleblower award to date. The award was given to three whistleblowers who helped the SEC bring a successful case against Merrill Lynch and Bank of America Corp. In all, $50 million will be split by two [...]

By |2018-04-03T10:46:37-07:00March 21st, 2018|Whistleblower News|

New York Medicare Fraud Earns Doctor 13 Years in Prison

A New York doctor was sentenced today to 13 years in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud Medicare of millions of dollars. Syed Imran Ahmed, M.D. was convicted of health care fraud, making false statements and money laundering in July 2016. Ahmed practiced at medical centers in [...]

By |2018-02-26T13:05:44-08:00February 8th, 2018|Whistleblower News|

Benevis, Kool Smiles Fraud Allegations Result in $24 Million Settlement

Jan. 16, 2018—Washington, D.C.  Kool Smiles, a national pediatric dental chain, and Benevis agreed to pay almost $24 million to settle allegations that both companies defrauded Medicaid programs by performing unnecessary dental work on children. Thanks to whistleblowers reporting Medicaid fraud these disturbing allegations were taken seriously. Several whistleblowers, including [...]

By |2018-01-29T08:02:53-08:00January 16th, 2018|Whistleblower News|