Ten North Texas companies and individuals agreed to pay $1.125 million to resolve charges they violated the False Claims Act for failing to comply with rules and regulations governing Medicaid transportation services. The companies include: Irving Holdings, Inc. (together with its predecessor companies Big Tex Taxi Corporation, Terminal Taxi Corporation, Choice Cab, Inc., Yellow Checker Cab of Dallas, Inc., and Yellow Checker Cab of Fort Worth, Inc.); JetTaxi, Inc.; Dallas Taxi, LLC; US Cab, LLC; Terminal Taxi Corporation of Irving; Classic Shuttle Acquisition Corporation, Inc.; and Dallas Car Leasing, LLC. The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by Robert Spence, Mike Jones, and Cheryl Jones. They were employees of Irving Holdings, one of the largest taxicab companies in the US. They will receive a whistleblower award of $202,500 from the proceeds of the government’s recovery. DOJ (EDTX)
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