Princess Cruise Lines Whistleblower Gets $1 Million by Exposing Oil Dumping

A U.S. District Judge in Florida imposed a sentence on Princess Cruise Lines, ordering the company to pay a $40 million penalty related to the illegal dumping of oil contaminated waste and falsifying official log books in an effort to conceal the discharges. The sentence, which was imposed today by [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Whistleblower News|

Eight Charged in Texas Health Care Fraud Scheme Worth $158 Million

Eight people affiliated with at least three Texas pharmacies were charged with offenses related to their participation in a health care fraud scheme involving false claims for expensive compound drugs. According to the Justice Department, the alleged scheme amounted to roughly $158 million in ill-begot claims. The defendants charged include: [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Whistleblower News|

16 Indicted in Novus Health Care Fraud Scheme That Preyed on Elderly

The owner of one of the largest hospice providers in North Texas, his wife and 14 other individuals were indicted this week on charges related to their alleged participation in a health care fraud scheme that clearly put profits over the health and well-being of patients. Novus Health Services was [...]

By | March 4th, 2017|Whistleblower News|

Former Exec Facing Jail for $400 Million Tenet Healthcare Fraud Scheme

A former senior executive of Tenet Healthcare Corporation has been indicted for his alleged role in a scheme to defraud federal and state healthcare programs of over $400 million. The indictment alleges that 60-year-old John Holland schemed to defraud the U.S. government, the Medicaid programs in Georgia and South Carolina, [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Whistleblower News|

McKesson to Pay $150 Million for Controlled Substances Act Violations

One of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributors will pay a record $150 million civil penalty to settle alleged Controlled Substances Act violations. The Justice Department announced the penalty levied on San Francisco-based McKesson Corp. on Tuesday. McKesson was accused of failing to report suspicious orders for painkillers, which have been [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Diane Marger Moore, Whistleblower News|

MB2 Dental Solutions Whistleblower Settlement Totals $8.45 Million

Dallas, Texas –  The law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman announces the resolution of a whistleblower lawsuit that helped the federal government and the state of Texas recover $8.45 million in allegedly fraudulent claims for pediatric dental services. In the MB2 Dental Solutions whistleblower settlement, 19 affiliated pediatric dental practices, their owners [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Blog, Mark H. Schlein, Press Releases, Whistleblower News|

South Miami Hospital Whistleblowers Rewarded $2.75 Million

South Miami Hospital has agreed to pay the government $12 million to settle healthcare fraud allegations from a whistleblower lawsuit that claimed it charged federal healthcare programs for medically unnecessary electrophysiology studies and other cardiology services. James A. Burks M.D. and James D. Davenport M.D. were the South Miami Hospital [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Mark H. Schlein, Whistleblower News|

Whistleblowers Part of 60% of False Claims Act Recoveries in 2016

Whistleblowers were responsible for more than 60 percent of all False Claims Act recoveries in 2016, according to a Justice Department press release. DOJ recovered more than $4.7 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving false claims against the government in the 2016 fiscal year. Of that total, [...]

By | December 28th, 2016|Diane Marger Moore, Whistleblower News|

Contractors to Pay $125 Million in Hanford Nuclear Site Settlement

Bechtel National and AECOM have agreed to pay $125 million to settle whistleblower allegations that they overcharged the government for subpar materials and work in constructing a nuclear site in Washington State. The Hanford nuclear site settlement agreement also resolved allegations that Bechtel inappropriately used government funds to lobby Congress [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Diane Marger Moore, Whistleblower News|

Defective Heart Devices Costing Medicare Billions

A report released last week by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says Medicare has spent billions of dollars on defective heart devices implanted in thousands of Medicare beneficiaries. The HHS report is based on an ongoing audit looking into three companies that make seven heart devices. While [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|Mark H. Schlein, Whistleblower News|