False Claims Act and Whistleblower News

The False Claims Act enables a private citizen with unique knowledge of fraud committed against the federal government (such as health care fraud, contract fraud, and tax fraud) to file a lawsuit under seal (not accessible to the public) seeking treble (triple the amount) damages on behalf of the government...
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March 25, 2016
Respironics Inc. has agreed to pay $34.8 million to resolve allegations that the company knowingly submitted or caused the submission of false claims to state and federal health care programs, the U.S. Department of Justice announced earlier this week. The United States alleged that Respironics violated the Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act by providing free services to durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers to induce them to purchase Respironics masks that treat sleep apnea.... full text
March 22, 2016
Bard College has agreed to pay $4 million in order to resolve allegations that the college violated the False Claims Act by failing to comply with the conditions of federal grant money, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California announced earlier this month. Bard College, a nonprofit institution with its main campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, received funds under the Department of Education’s Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program. The settlement... full text
March 15, 2016
Hayner Hoyt Corporation has agreed to pay $5 million, plus interest, to resolve allegations that its top executives and affiliates knowingly submitted or caused the submission of false claims while exploiting contracting opportunities reserved for service-disabled veterans, the U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday. The United States has long used government contracting to promote small businesses in general and specifically small businesses owned by veterans who have service-connected... full text
March 11, 2016
21st Century Oncology Inc., the nation’s largest physician led integrated cancer care provider and its wholly owned subsidiary South Florida Radiation Oncology LLC, has agreed to pay $34.7 million to the federal government to settle allegations that the company knowingly submitted or caused the submission of false claims for procedures that were not medically necessary, the U.S. Department of Justice announced earlier this week. The settlement relates to defendants use of a medical... full text
March 8, 2016
Ohio-based ArmorSource, LLC has agreed to pay the federal government $3 million to resolve allegations that the company knowingly submitted or caused the submission of false claims in connection to a U.S. Army contract, the U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday. In 2006, the Army contracted with ArmorSource to manufacture the Advanced Combat Helmet or ACH for use by soldiers in combat.  ACH helmets are made of Kevlar, an armored material, and are worn to provide ballistic... full text
March 4, 2016
Mark T. Conklin, the former owner, operator and sole shareholder of Recovery Home Care Inc. and Recovery Home Care Services Inc. (collectively RHC) has agreed to pay $1.75 million to resolve a lawsuit alleging that he knowingly submitted or caused the submission of false claims by causing RHC to pay illegal kickbacks to doctors who agreed to refer Medicare patients to RHC for home health care services, the U.S. Department of Justice announced earlier this week. Conklin spearheaded a scheme... full text
March 1, 2016
Security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin has agreed to pay the federal government $5 million to resolve allegations that the company knowingly submitted or caused the submission of false claims by misrepresenting their compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to the Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday.  Lockheed Martin is a global security, aerospace, and information technology company that provides energy,... full text
February 23, 2016
Ameri-Source International Inc., Ameri-Source Specialty Products Inc., Ameri-Source Holdings Inc., and their owners Ajay Goel and Thomas Diener, have agreed to pay $3 million to resolve allegations that they knowingly submitted or caused the submission of false claims by evading customs duties on imports of small diameter graphite electrodes from China, the U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday. The Department of Commerce assesses and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s... full text
February 17, 2016
Fifty-one hospitals in 15 states have agreed to pay the federal government more than $23 million to settle allegations that the hospitals knowingly submitted or caused the submission of false claims to federal health care program Medicare for cardiac devices that were implanted in Medicare patients in violation of coverage requirements, the U.S. Department of Justice announced today.  These settlements represent the final stage of a nationwide investigation into the practices of hundreds... full text
February 9, 2016
Rose Radiology Centers has agreed to pay $8.71 million to settle allegations that it knowingly submitted or caused the submission of false claims to federal health care programs for radiology procedures that were not medically necessary or violated federal regulations, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida announced last month. The government alleged that Rose Radiology knowingly submitted false claims to the federal health care programs by administering... full text