Category Archives: Government Fraud

Government Fraud Costs Hospital $98 Million

We continue to sue false claims or whistleblower cases throughout the country to recover money paid to corporations that have illegally been receiving taxpayer funds.  The following report from the American Association for Justice is typical of these false claims … Continue reading

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FBI Raids Scooter Store as Part of $100 Million Medicare Fraud Probe

The Scooter Store in New Braunfels, Texas, was raided by federal and state officials as part of their investigation into a possible $100 million Medicare fraud. About 1,200 workers present at the headquarters were told to leave the building by … Continue reading

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Physician Pleads Guilty to Role in Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

 THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HAS ISSUED THE FOLLOWING RELEASE January 30, 2013 Dr. Daniel K. Leong Owned South Dallas Community Medical Center DALLAS — On the day his trial was to begin in U.S. federal court, Dr. Daniel K. Leong, … Continue reading

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GlaxoSmithKline Will Pay Largest Settlement in History

The $3 billion decision is the largest in U.S. history CBS’s 60 Minutes reports “The US government is calling it the biggest case of healthcare fraud in American history. The British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline is accused of withholding important safety … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin Settles False Claims Act Case

Bloomberg News (3/23, Schoenberg) reported, “Lockheed Martin…will pay $15.9 million to settle allegations it mischarged the federal government for tools used on military aircraft.” The agreement “arose from a pricing fraud by a Lockheed subcontractor that began 14 years ago, … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson reportedly agrees to settle Risperdal probe for $1 billion

  Bloomberg News (1/6, Fisk, Feeley, Voreacos) reports, “Johnson & Johnson will pay more than $1 billion to the US and most states to resolve a civil investigation into marketing of the antipsychotic Risperdal, according to people familiar with the … Continue reading

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Actavis to pay $84 million to end Medicaid fraud case

    The AP (12/28) reported, “Texas has reached an $84 million settlement with Actavis Inc., the prescription drug maker convicted of inflating drug prices to the Medicaid program.” Prosecutors alleged that “Actavis inaccurately reported its prices, leading Medicaid to … Continue reading

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CVS Caremark agrees to settle whistleblower suits for $20 million.

  It has been reported in the Los Angeles Times that  “Pharmacy and prescription drug management company CVS Caremark Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $20 million to settle three lawsuits involving allegations that the company defrauded pension systems in … Continue reading

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Kickbacks Cost Medtronic $23.5M

The Minneapolis Star Tribune paper has recently reported that Medtronic has settled a whistleblower case with the government which involved alleged kickbacks to doctors to induce them to implant pacemakers and defibrillators.  The government claimed that Medtronic paid doctors $1,000 … Continue reading

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GlaxoSmithKline Huge Settlement

GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay 3 billion dollars to settle civil and criminal claims related to its marketing practices for several drugs and allegedly cheating the Medicaid program. It’s the largest settlement by a drug company and the government over … Continue reading

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