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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+00:00 August 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Whistleblower News|

Qui Tam Lawsuits Accuse Pharma Companies of White Coat Marketing

Dec. 27, 2017 – Washington D.C. -- Recently unsealed lawsuits accuse international drug companies of hiring nurses to improperly promote their drugs to prescribers in violation of anti-kickback laws. Initially brought by whistleblowers, the suits allege Gilead Sciences, Amgen and Bayer Pharmaceuticals caused government healthcare programs to pay for prescriptions that [...]

By | 2018-01-05T16:05:22+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Whistleblower News|

CFTC Whistleblower Program Expects to Pay Relators Over $45 Million

Nov. 30, 2017 – Washington D.C. -- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) expects to pay whistleblowers $45.5 million in rewards in fiscal year 2017. The amount is more than four times what the CFTC has paid whistleblowers since the program was implemented, according to a recent auditor’s report. [...]

By | 2018-06-30T15:50:35+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Whistleblower News|

Chemed and Vitas Hospice Care Fraud Settlement Totals $75 Million

Cincinnati, Ohio – Oct. 30, 2017 - -  Chemed Corporation and several subsidiaries, including Vitas Hospice Services LLC and Vitas Healthcare Corporation, will pay $75 million to resolve False Claims Act (FCA) allegations involving the submission of fraudulent claims to Medicare for hospice services. Vitas is the largest for-profit hospice [...]

By | 2017-11-27T06:54:22+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Whistleblower News|