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Baylor University Medical Center Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit for $907,355

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According to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Baylor University Medical Center and its affiliated HealthTexas Provider Network recently agreed to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit. The hospital will pay over $900,000 to satisfy allegations that they willingly submitted fraudulent claims for radiation oncology services.

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False Claims Act Lawsuit: Alleged Violations Could Result in Largest Whistleblower Suit

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A False Claims Act lawsuit filed against a Florida-based hospital is shaping up to be the largest qui tam case of its kind, proving that one person truly can make a difference. Halifax Hospital Medical Center and Halifax Staffing Inc., located in Volusia County, are accused of grossly overbilling both Medicare and Medicaid, performing unnecessary spinal surgeries and paying illegal kickbacks to physicians for over a decade. If successful in this False Claims Act suit, the Department of Justice (DOJ) could recover over $200 million in damages.

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Massachusetts Attorney General Files Charges Against Nursing Home Owner for Medicaid Fraud

The Attorney General of Massachusetts has filed charges against another nursing home operator for Medicaid fraud. Carolyn Wetterberg is accused of fraudulently billing Medicaid over $600,000 for services that were never provided.

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Novartis Hit with Two Illegal Kickback Lawsuits in Just Four Days

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April was a rough month for the pharmaceutical giant Novartis. In a span of just four days, the United States government filed two civil fraud lawsuits against the corporation. Novartis Pharmaceuticals is now charged with orchestrating a multi-million dollar illegal kickback scheme, securing the company tens of millions in fraudulent reimbursement payments from the government-sponsored healthcare programs, Medicare and Medicaid.

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Adventist Health System Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit for $14.1 Million

A federal False Claims Act lawsuit was recently settled with Adventist Health System and its affiliated hospital, White Memorial Medical Center. The qui tam suit, which contains allegations that Adventist Health paid illegal kickbacks, was originally filed by two Los Angeles physicians. According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Adventist Health agreed to pay the United States government and the state of California $14.1 million in order to resolve the allegations.

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Owner of Drug Treatment Centers Charged with Medicaid Fraud and Illegal Kickbacks

Within an industry created specifically to help those suffering from opiate addiction, the owner of multiple Massachusetts-based drug treatment clinics has been charged with six counts of Medicaid fraud and an illegal kickback scheme involving eight sober houses. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced that Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore allegedly defrauded the state’s public health insurance program, MassHealth, of over $3.8 million.

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Newly-Formed Task Force Files Mortgage Fraud Lawsuit Against JP Morgan Chase

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The Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group officially filed its first mortgage fraud lawsuit, going after JP Morgan Chase investment bank. According to the complaint, JP Morgan is allegedly responsible for a long list of fraudulent activity in relation Bear Sterns’ packaging and sales of mortgage securities.

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Wells Fargo Sued by the United States for Mortgage Fraud

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The United States government filed a lawsuit against Wells Fargo, claiming the bank “used reckless underwriting” tactics and fraudulently approved thousands of bogus home loans for almost a decade. Due to their careless lending, Wells Fargo ended up costing the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) millions in insurance claims for defaulted loans.

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False Claims Act Lawsuit Filed Against Bank of America for Mortgage Fraud

The United States government has filed a lawsuit against Bank of America, charging the institution with costing taxpayers over $1 billion by selling thousands of bogus mortgage loans to “government-sponsored enterprises” (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Former BAE Manager Files False Claims Act Lawsuit, Claims Workplace Retaliation

One of the world’s largest aerospace and defense contractors is being accused of violating the False Claims Act after allegedly firing the manager of its Eastern Afghanistan Counter-Intelligence team for reporting fraud within the company. After being terminated, Cornelius Hosch consulted with a False Claims Act attorney and filed suit against BAE Systems Information Solutions in Federal Court.

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