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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ADRIAN NATURE

After drinking three or four containers of beer, Nature got into his vehicle outside of the El Portal Community Center. He planned to drive fifteen miles along a curvy mountain road to his campsite in Yosemite National Park. Bystanders saw him stagger and stumble while heading to his vehicle. They tried to persuade him not to drive and even parked behind his vehicle. A National Park Service ranger... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - CA)

United States of America, ex rel. Brian Thomas v. Lincare, Inc. Southern District of Illinois Courthouse - East St. Louis, Illinois

East St. Louis, IL - Durable Medical Equipment Provider Lincare Pays $5.25 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Lincare, Inc., has paid $5.25 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute by offering illegal price reductions to Medicare beneficiaries, U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft announced today. Headquartered in... More...
   $0 (08-17-2018 - IL)

United States ex rel. Karin Berntsen v. Prime Healthcare Services, Inc., et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Los Angeles, CA - Prime Healthcare Services and CEO to Pay $65 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Prime Healthcare Services, Inc., Prime Healthcare Foundation, Inc., and Prime Healthcare Management, Inc. (collectively Prime), and Prime’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Prem Reddy, have agreed to pay the United States $65 million to settle allegations that 14 Prime hos... More...
   $65000000 (08-03-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Mustak Y. Vaid Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Doctor Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Participating In $30 Million Scheme To Defraud Medicare And Medicaid

Mustak Y. Vaid, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield to 18 months in prison for his participation in a $30 million scheme to defraud Medicare and the New York State Medicaid Program. VAID falsely posed as the owner of a medical clinic, w... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Alex Kafi, M.D. Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Michigan Physician Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances

A Detroit-area physician pleaded guilty on August 1, 2018 to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances for his participation in a scheme to unlawfully distribute more than 23,000 pills of Oxycodone.

Alex Kafi, M.D., 70, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, pleaded guilty to one count o... More...
   $0 (08-01-2018 - MI)

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. AMANDA C. ANDREWS A.K.A. AMANDA C. PERKINSON

On March 10, 2017, the Davidson County Grand Jury indicted Defendant in Case No. 2017-A-538 on four counts of theft of property in the value of $1,000 or less, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, five counts of criminal impersonation, three counts of aggravated burglary, and two counts of forgery. On March 30, 2017, the Davidson Count... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Young Yi Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, VA - Former Owner of Sleep Study Businesses Convicted of Fraud Conspiracy

A federal jury convicted a Sterling, Virginia woman on July 31, 2018 on health care fraud and tax charges for operating a fraudulent sleep study clinic in Northern Virginia.

Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Te... More...
   $0 (07-31-2018 - VA)

United States v. Jon Hartman

This case revolves around a facet of life familiar to any American who receives a paycheck: tax withholding. Federal law requires employers to withhold taxes from their employees’ wages to account for the income, Social Security, and Medicare taxes each individual owes. Known as “payroll taxes” or “trust fund taxes,” they represent an essential means by which the federal government collects tax... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - )

United States of America v. Jon R. Hartman Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

After Jon Hartman and Dan Ott co-founded Spectrum Tool & Design, they divvied up management responsibilities. Ott was supposed to handle the company’s payroll taxes, a task that required him to withhold federal taxes from employees’ wages and send the money to the Internal Revenue Service on a regular basis. When Spectrum encountered financial difficulties, however, Ott failed to pay the taxes sev... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - MI)

United States ex rel. Davis, et al. v. Southern SNF Management, Inc., et al., Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Mobile, AL - Two Consulting Companies and Nine Affiliated Skilled Nursing Facilities to Pay $10 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Medically Unnecessary Rehabilitation Therapy Services

Southern SNF Management, Inc., Rehab Services in Motion d/b/a Dynamic Rehab and nine affiliated skilled nursing facilities in Florida and Alabama have agreed to resolve allegations ... More...
   $0 (07-18-2018 - AL)

United States of America v. Dr. Vidal Sheen Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - St. Louis County Doctor Pleads Guilty to Obstructing FBI Investigation

Dr. Vidal Sheen, 58, St. Louis County, Missouri, pled guilty to obstructing an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) regarding whether he billed the Medicare program and private insurers for “face to face” office visits performed on dates when he was actually traveling outside of ... More...
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United States of America v. William Mack Gilreath Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - KC Husband, Wife Plead Guilty to Failure to Pay $328,000 in Business Taxes

A Kansas City, Mo., couple pleaded guilty in federal court today to failing to pay more than $328,000 in payroll and other taxes for their construction business.

William Mack Gilreath, also known as “Billy,” 38, and his wife, Malaika Samantha Gilreath, 42, each waived their right to a gra... More...
   $0 (07-18-2018 - MO)

United State of America, et al. v. Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida Inc., et al. Glass Office Floor Mats

Jacksonville, FL - United States Settles False Claims Act Allegations Against Liberty Ambulance For $1.2 Million

After a multiple-year investigation and the government’s intervention into a whistleblower suit in 2015, the United States announces a $1.2 million settlement with Liberty Ambulance. In reaching this settlement, the parties have resolved allegations that, from June 29, 2005, to... More...
   $0 (07-11-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Health Quest Systems, Inc. and Putnan Health Cetner Northern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Albany, New York

Albany, NY - Health Quest and Putnam Hospital Center to Pay $14.7 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Health Quest Systems, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries (Health Quest) and Putnam Health Center (PHC) have agreed to pay over $14.7 million to resolve allegations of violations of the False Claims Act by submitting inflated and otherwise ineligible claims for payment. New-... More...
   $14700000 (07-10-2018 - NY)

United States of America, ex rel. Gerald Polukoff v. St. Marks Hospital, et al. District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

This is a qui tam action alleging violations of the False Claims Act (“FCA”), 31
U.S.C. §§ 3729–33, involving fraudulent reimbursements under the Medicare Act, 42
U.S.C. §§ 1395–1395ccc. Plaintiff Gerald Polukoff, M.D., is a doctor who worked with
Defendant Sherman Sorensen, M.D. After observing some of Dr. Sorensen’s medical
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practices, Dr. Polukoff brought this FCA action, o... More...
   $0 (07-10-2018 - UT)

United States of America v. James Burkhart Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Indianapolis, IN - Former health care chief executive sentenced to 9.5 years in federal prison

James Burkhart’s conspiracy reaped nearly $19.4 million in fraud and kickbacks, funding
private jets, vacation homes, diamond jewelry, and gold bars

United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler today announced the sentencing of the former CEO of American Senior Communities (ASC) in a mas... More...
   $0 (07-07-2018 - IN)

United States of America et al v. Healogics, Inc. Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Cedar Rapids, IA - Nationwide Wound Services Provider Agrees to Pay Nearly $400,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Healogics, Inc., a Florida-based provider of wound care services with clinics across the country, agreed to pay $398,162.69 to resolve False Claims Act allegations pertaining to improper coding. Specifically, the United States alleged that, from January 1, 2012, thr... More...
   $398162 (06-28-2018 - IA)

United States ex rel. Hinkle v. Caris Healthcare, L.P., et al. Eastern District of Tennessee - Federal Courthouse - Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville, TN - Caris Agrees To Pay $8.5 Million Court Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit Alleging That it Billed for Ineligible Hospice Patients

Caris Healthcare, L.P. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Caris Healthcare, LLC (“Caris Healthcare”), have agreed to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting false claims, and knowingly retaining overpayment... More...
   $8500000 (06-26-2018 - TN)

United States ex rel. Dorothy Griffin and Teresa Long v. Livingston Regional Hospital, LLC and LifePoint Health, Inc. Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TN - Livingston Regional Hospital, LLC Agrees To Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Livingston Regional Hospital, LLC, a LifePoint Health Inc. company, has agreed to pay $784,000 to settle allegations that Livingston Regional Hospital violated the False Claims Act, announced United States Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.

The settlement resolv... More...
   $784000 (06-26-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Richard E. Paulus, M.D. Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Mark Twain once quipped that “there are three kinds of
falsehood: lies, damnable lies, and statistics.” Dr. Paulus begs to differ and insists that certain
statistical estimations cannot be false. As a cardiologist, Paulus interpreted hundreds of
angiograms—specialized x-rays that approximate how severely a person’s arteries are blocked.
A federal jury convicted him of committing he... More...
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United States of America v. Kelly Robinett, Kingsley Nwanguma and Joy Ogwuegbu Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX - Texas Physician and Two Texas Nurses Convicted for Roles in Home Health Care Fraud Scheme

A federal jury found one physician and two nurses guilty today of health care fraud, and one physician and one nurse guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, all for their roles in a home health fraud scheme.

Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justi... More...
   $0 (06-23-2018 - TX)

United States ex rel. Van Raalte, et al. v. Healogics, Inc. Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Orlando, Florida

Orlando, FL - Healogics Agrees To Pay Up To $22.51 Million To Settle False Claims Act Liability For Improper Billing Of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The Justice Department announced on June 20, 2018 that Healogics, Inc. has agreed to pay up to $22.51 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly causing wound care centers to bill Medicare for medically unn... More...
   $0 (06-21-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Raman Handa District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - In this case, we affirm dismissal
of the added charge in a superseding indictment on Sixth Amendment
speedy trial grounds. On the facts of this case, we hold that the
constitutional speedy trial clock starts to run from the date of
the original indictment, rejecting the government's assertion that
it runs from the date of the charge first brought in the
superse... More...
   $0 (06-20-2018 - MA)

American Indian Health & Services Corporatioon v. Jennifer Kent, as Director

The State Department of Health Care Services and its director (collectively, the
Department) appeal from a judgment in favor of plaintiffs on a petition for a writ of
mandate. Plaintiffs are 23 federally qualified health centers (FQHC’s) and rural health
clinics (RHC’s) that serve medically underserved populations (the Clinics). (42 U.S.C.
§§ 254b(a)(1), 1396d(l)(1), (2), 1395x(aa)... More...
   $0 (06-20-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Susan K. Perry Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson, MS - Nurse Practitioner Pleads Guilty in Compounding Pharmacy Fraud Scheme

A Mississippi-based nurse practitioner pleaded guilty for her role in a scheme to defraud health care benefit programs including TRICARE, the health care benefit program serving U.S. military, veterans and their respective family members.

Susan K. Perry, 58, of Grand Bay, Alabama, pleaded guilty t... More...
   $0 (06-16-2018 - MS)

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