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 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
February 2, 2016
Centerra Services International Inc. (fka Wackenhut Services LLC) has agreed to pay $7.4 million to settle allegations that Wackenhut knowingly submitted or caused the submission of false claims by double billing and inflating labor costs in connection with a contract for firefighting and fire protection services in Iraq, the U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday.  Centerra is a security services company headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Wackenhut provided U.S.... full text
January 29, 2016
RehabCare Group, RehabCare Group East, and their parent Kindred Healthcare Inc. have agreed to pay $125 million to resolve allegations that the companies knowingly submitted or caused the submission of false claims to Medicare for for rehabilitation therapy services that were not reasonable, necessary and skilled, or that never occurred, the U.S. Department of Justice announced earlier this month. RehabCare Group Inc. and RehabCare Group East Inc. were purchased by the Louisville, Kentucky-... full text
January 27, 2016
Coloplast Corp. and Liberator Medical Supply have agreed to pay $3.16 million and $500,000, respectively, to settle allegations that the companies knowingly submitted or caused the submission of false claims to federal health care programs, the U.S. Department of Justice announced last month. The settlement with Coloplast resolves allegations that it paid kickbacks to Byram Healthcare Centers, Inc.; CCS Medical, Inc.; Liberator; Liberty Medical, Inc. and Handi Medical, Inc., in return for... full text
January 25, 2016
Dr. David G. Bostwick, former founder, owner, and chief executive officer of Bostwick Laboratories, has agreed to pay up to $3.75 million to the United States federal government for to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act, the U.S. Department of Justice announced earlier this month. The settlement announced today resolves claims that Dr. Bostwick allegedly directed Bostwick Laboratories to bill Medicare and Medicaid for expensive cancer detection tests known as Fluorescent In Situ... full text