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The settlement, which was based on the company's ability to pay, resolves allegations originally brought in lawsuits filed under the qui tam, or whistleblower, provisions of the False Claims Act by Tammie Taylor and Glenda Martin, former Life Care ...
What started as a whistleblower complaint by an employee at another hospital chain ended in Tenet Healthcare Corp. paying $513 million in civil and criminal fines and entering a three-year non-prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice over a ...
FAIRFIELD - The $680,000 the city paid the federal Housing and Urban Development department does not appear on a list of checks posted monthly on Fairfield's website because the U.S.
The U.S. Justice Department said Monday that this is the largest-ever False Claims Act settlement with a skilled nursing facility chain.

... security standards and were less efficient at offering correctional services than the Federal Bureau of Prisons' ("BOP") facilities; (ii) CCA's rehabilitative services for inmates were less effective than those provided by BOP; (iii) consequently ...
How those revelations came to light is representative of the growing success of False Claims Act whistleblower lawsuits in health care cases.
Life Care Centers of America Inc. - an operator of skilled-nursing, Alzheimer's and senior-living facilities - and its owner, Forrest Preston, have agreed to pay $145 million in a government lawsuit for allegedly filing false claims with Medicare and ...
False Claims Act cases let whistleblowers bring claims on behalf of the government and share in any rewards. The Justice Department said the whistleblower reward in the Life Care case will be $29 million. The company operates five facilities in the St ...
prosecutors had intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit filed in 2014 by a former employee. The agreement settles that ... Under the False Claims Act, whistleblowers are entitled to between 15 and 25 percent of the settlement amount. Abrahamsen did not ...
Lucifer's banker chronicles Mr. Birkenfeld's journey as he took on the Swiss banking industry and his disturbing account of being prosecuted by the Department of Justice and sent to jail. Though jailed for 30 months, he was vindicated when he received ...
Constantine Cannon wasn't in the running until last year when Eric Havian picked up and left Phillips & Cohen with about seven other lawyers and headed over to Constantine Cannon to help build a whistleblower practice there - now at more than twenty ...
On Monday, the Department of Justice announced that Omnicare, the nation's largest nursing home pharmacy, had agreed to pay $28.125 million to resolve allegations that it solicited and received kickbacks from pharmaceutical manufacturer Abbott ...
Thomas Frieden, the director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), has blocked CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, from testifying on scientific fraud and destruction of evidence by senior CDC officials in critical vaccine safety studies ...
(Washington, DC) FBI agents say the bureau is alarmed over Director James Comey deciding not to suggest that the Justice Department prosecute Hillary Clinton over her mishandling of classified information. According to an interview transcript given to ...

One of the ironies that was not lost on anyone in the room is that increasingly, it's not corporate executives but whistleblowers who are doing jail time. Birkenfeld himself blew the whistle on his employer, the giant ... Birkenfeld asks some pointed ...
Gejaa Gobena, an attorney with Hogan Lovells in Washington, told me that the settlement is notable because it indicates that the Department of Justice is not just focusing on drug companies that are paying kickbacks, but also on the companies that are ...
"Our union as a whole welcomes the Department of Justice and the reforms that they can bring to the Baltimore police Department to better the agency and Baltimore.
... Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 3 president released the organization's response to the Department of Justice's findings into the patterns and practices of the Baltimore police Department offering several recommendations of its own using focus ...
Washington, D.C. Monday, the National Whistleblower Center and FBI whistleblowers Fred Whitehurst, Jane Turner, Mike German and Robert Kobus (Amici) filed an amicus curiae brief in a case before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Suspect Harold Thomas Martin III, 51, of Glen Burnie, worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia, according to the U.S.
prosecutors had intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit filed in 2014 by a former employee. The agreement settles that ... Under the False Claims Act, whistleblowers are entitled to between 15 and 25 percent of the settlement amount. Abrahamsen did not ...
Lucifer's banker chronicles Mr. Birkenfeld's journey as he took on the Swiss banking industry and his disturbing account of being prosecuted by the Department of Justice and sent to jail. Though jailed for 30 months, he was vindicated when he received ...
Wall Street's top prosecutor just schooled a room full of New York bankers on bad behavior. Preet Bharara is greatly feared on Wall Street.
Constantine Cannon wasn't in the running until last year when Eric Havian picked up and left Phillips & Cohen with about seven other lawyers and headed over to Constantine Cannon to help build a whistleblower practice there - now at more than twenty ...
On Monday, the Department of Justice announced that Omnicare, the nation's largest nursing home pharmacy, had agreed to pay $28.125 million to resolve allegations that it solicited and received kickbacks from pharmaceutical manufacturer Abbott ...
Thomas Frieden, the director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), has blocked CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, from testifying on scientific fraud and destruction of evidence by senior CDC officials in critical vaccine safety studies ...
Gejaa Gobena, an attorney with Hogan Lovells in Washington, told me that the settlement is notable because it indicates that the Department of Justice is not just focusing on drug companies that are paying kickbacks, but also on the companies that are ...
One of the ironies that was not lost on anyone in the room is that increasingly, it's not corporate executives but whistleblowers who are doing jail time. Birkenfeld himself blew the whistle on his employer, the giant ... Birkenfeld asks some pointed ...
The Department of Justice announced Monday that retired Gen. General James E. Cartwright ... "We are disappointed that the Justice Department has gone forward with the leak investigation that led to today's guilty plea by General Cartwright," the paper ...
(Washington, DC) FBI agents say the bureau is alarmed over Director James Comey deciding not to suggest that the Justice Department prosecute Hillary Clinton over her mishandling of classified information. According to an interview transcript given to ...
Omnicare's settlement marks the final resolution for two whistleblower lawsuits from former Abbott employees that unveiled the alleged kickback scheme.
FAIRFIELD - The city's $680,000 settlement of a whistleblower case will affect support for Measure P, but won't sink the proposed extension of Fairfield's one-cent sales tax, Mayor Harry Price said Friday.
"Our union as a whole welcomes the Department of Justice and the reforms that they can bring to the Baltimore police Department to better the agency and Baltimore.
The OSIG report was criticized by members of a joint legislative subcommittee, and was the subject of a whistleblower complaint.
Rather, a whistleblower, an accountant with years of experience in the healthcare industry, alerted the government to the misconduct, receiving approximately $84 million for his trouble (See the two-part article series "If a Whistle Blows In-House ...
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US Department of Labor (DOL) have begun cracking down on fraud aimed at visa holders and hopeful immigrants.
She said the number of garda whistleblowers is in single figures and while she accepted that some have made a very valuable contribution to change, and while they must be listened to, they were not always right.
That work is also a reason the U.S. Department of Justice is now investigating the Chicago police Department. ... But it's also fundamentally a complicated story because, contrasted with the Snowden papers where the whistleblower delivers to ...
The Department of Justice fired off subpoenas, kicking off an investigation. The Labor Department started a "top-to-bottom review" of labor violations, including wage-related and whistleblower complaints. Dozens of fuming former Wells Fargo workers ...
Washington, D.C. Monday, the National Whistleblower Center and FBI whistleblowers Fred Whitehurst, Jane Turner, Mike German and Robert Kobus (Amici) filed an amicus curiae brief in a case before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
What's more, a whistleblower at the bank reportedly filed an ethics complaint over the matter and even sent a certified letter to Carrie Tolstedt, the executive who oversaw the units responsible for the wrongdoing.
... security standards and were less efficient at offering correctional services than the Federal Bureau of Prisons' ("BOP") facilities; (ii) CCA's rehabilitative services for inmates were less effective than those provided by BOP; (iii) consequently ...
As proof, a committee spokesman shared links to various local and national news reports over the last two years of incidents where VA was slow to fire wrongdoers and slow to defend whistleblowers. Many of the news reports ... On his charge that VA ...
The Department of Justice last night said Judge O'Neill's review would report in six weeks and would include any recommendations for "further action, which may be appropriate and warranted to address the allegations".
The Justice Department has charged Edward Snowden with three criminal infractions of the Espionage Act of 1917, which was enacted by Congress to protect the United States from communists and anarchists.
Sylvia Daniel, a former health information coder at Vibra hospital of Southeastern Michigan, will receive a whistleblower award of at least $4 million after filing a qui tam lawsuit alleging the hospital billed Medicare for medically unnecessary ...
As proof, a committee spokesman shared links to various local and national news reports over the past two years of incidents where VA was slow to fire wrongdoers and slow to defend whistleblowers. Many of the news reports ... On his charge that the VA ...


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