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Justice Department Announces Department-Wide Response to Disaster Fraud

Posted  09/27/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Closely following a series of destructive hurricanes from which parts of the U.S. are only beginning the long road to recovery, the Justice Department issued a memorandum to each of the nation’s U.S. Attorney’s Offices and to law enforcement agencies setting department-wide policies for responding to disaster fraud. The memo, announced yesterday, provides guidance on...

Beware of Fraud in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Posted  09/5/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team As the floodwaters begin to recede in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the torturous clean-up effort begins, there is a new threat emerging from this latest environmental disaster -- fraud. It is a concern not only for the victims of Harvey, but also for the volunteers trying to help with the relief effort. This from a recent NPR interview with Corey Amundson, the United...

Fraudster of the Week -- Monarch Medical Group

Posted  04/28/17
Last week, California state prosecutors charged 26 individuals, including 21 physicians and 2 pharmacists, in connection with a kickback scheme orchestrated by Tanya and Christopher King, the owners of a practice management company called Monarch Medical Group and other related companies.   If convicted, the involved physicians could face up to 25 years in prison and the pharmacists could face up to 28 years. ...

DOJ intervenes in $50 Million Healthcare Fraud Case

Posted  03/2/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Preet Bharara, US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced a civil suit and criminal actions against several doctors and health care entities alleging over $50M in fraud through schemes that lasted over 12 years. Five of the six doctors charged in their personal capacity were arrested in the New York area on Wednesday. The allegations center around Asim...

A Big Friday for Whistleblowers

Posted  12/21/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team In what might be a first of its kind for whistleblowers and the government, this past Friday there were four significant government fraud recoveries all initiated by whistleblowers. In the midst of what is certainly an ever-expanding parade of whistleblower-prompted fraud settlements by the government, this may be the only time four major settlements were announced in a single...