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Falsifying Invoices

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June 10, 2021

Avis Budget Group Inc. and its wholly-owned brands—Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental, and Payless Car Rental—have agreed to a $10.1 million settlement to resolve allegations of overcharging the United States on rental cars, in violation of the False Claims Act.  According to the government, between 2014 and 2019, Avis submitted false claims and received payment for improper charges, including those that were already included as part of the government rental rate and unallowed supplemental costs such as insurance coverage and late turn-in fees.  USAO NJ

Catch of the Week: Virginia OB/GYN Sentenced to 59 Years in Prison for Performing Medically Unnecessary Procedures for More Than Ten Years

Posted  05/21/21
OB/GYN looking at a sonogram on screen
Healthcare fraudsters are typically motivated by greed. But in satisfying that greed, some fraudsters perform reprehensible acts that permanently affect the victims of the fraud, making even the penalty they receive pale in comparison. This week we focus on the conviction of Javaid Perwaiz, an OB/GYN in Hampton Roads, Virginia, who was sentenced to 59 years in prison for performing medically unnecessary surgeries...

March 19, 2021

Following an earlier federal settlement, construction management company V.J. Associates, Inc., and its affiliates, will pay a total of $1.875 million to resolve claims brought in a whistleblower complaint on behalf of Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.  Defendants provided cost estimating and scheduling services on public works projects, and admitted to submitting false bills to prime contractors by inflating employee hours on contracts on which they were paid on a time-and-expense basis.  Employees internally referred to this overbilling as “juicing” and “tagging” hours.  NY; MA

February 26, 2021

United Airlines will pay a total of $49 million to resolve criminal and civil claims that its cargo division fraudulently overcharged the U.S. Postal Service under International Commercial Air (ICAIR) contracts by which United transported U.S. mail internationally.  While the contracts required United to bill the government based on the delivery of mail receptacles, as supported by departure and arrival scans of the receptacles, United submitted false data that was not based on actual scans or the movement of mail, and United employees who knew about the false data and billings took steps to conceal this information.  To resolve the criminal claims, United will pay $17.3 million in penalties and enter into a non-prosecution agreement including specific compliance and reporting requirements; to resolve civil claims under the False Claims Act, United will pay $32.2 million.  DOJ

December 21, 2020

Government contractor Schneider Electric Buildings Americas Inc. will pay a total of $11 million to resolve criminal and civil claims that it overcharged the government on eight separate energy savings performance contracts under which the company was to install energy upgrades including solar panels, LED lighting, and insulation, in federal buildings.  The company admitted to wrongdoing including the disguising of unauthorized design costs by charging them to unrelated contract components and the receipt of kickbacks from subcontractors on the ESPCs. $9.3 million of the settlement resolves civil liability under the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Act; $1.7 million is denominated as criminal forfeiture.  DOJ

October 29, 2020

Long Island construction company VJ Associates will pay $3.13 million to resolve criminal and civil charges alleging that the company overbilled government projects, including by adding bogus time charges on government billing and adding hundreds of thousands of unnecessary costs.  The company has agreed to permanent debarment from receipt of federal funds.  The investigation was initiated by an unnamed whistleblower, who will receive 22.5% of the recovery.  USAO MA; 2021 state settlement

September 17, 2020

LexisNexis Coplogic Solutions Inc. agreed to pay $10 million to Florida, which intervened in an action brought by whistleblower Christopher Hood under the Florida False Claims Act alleging that the company was underpaying the state.  LexisNexis contracted with the state to provide motor vehicle crash reports to the public for a small fee; a portion of the fee collected by LexisNexis, $10 per report, was to be paid by the company to the state Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.  However, the whistleblower and state alleged that LexisNexis systematically understated the number of reports it sold, thereby underpaying the state.  The relator, a former employee of LexisNexis, will receive a whistleblower award of $1.8 millionFlaEarlier settlements

For Garlic Powder They Got Maltodextrin

Posted  08/28/20
By Jessica T. Moore
The centuries-old yet enduring fraud of cheap-substitutions for quality foodstuffs reared its head during the U.S. Civil War when the government bought supplies from contractors: “For sugar, it often got sand; for coffee, rye; for leather, something no better than brown paper; for sound horses and mules, spavined beasts and dying donkeys; and for serviceable muskets and pistols, the experimental failures of sanguine...

August 21, 2020

Fire protection services contractor Fiore Industries Inc. will pay $1.2 million to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act by overstating its workers’ compensation rates in submitting claims for work it preformed at NASA’s Ames Field Center, thereby overcharging the government.  Fiore’s stated workers compensation rates did not account for discounts it knew it would receive.  USAO ND Cal

July 20, 2020

Defense contractor iNovex Information Systems, Inc., will pay $1 million to resolve claims that it violated the FCA by overcharging the National Security Agency.  Defendant allegedly invoiced the NSA for services it claimed were provided by personnel who met contractually specified training and qualification requirements when, in fact, it knew that those employees did not meet all of the specialized qualifications.  USAO MD
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