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This archive includes posts from our “Top Ten” series, in which the Whistleblower Insider blog reviews notable government enforcement actions and whistleblower news – not always in groups of ten.  Return to:

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Top-10 False Claims Act Kickback Recoveries For 2016

Posted  01/4/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Here is our look-back at the top-10 Department of Justice False Claims Act recoveries in 2016 for violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and/or the Stark Law.  Click here for a full chronological listing of all the DOJ False Claims Act recoveries in 2016.
  1. Lexington Medical Center -- The South Carolina hospital agreed to pay $17 million to resolve allegations it violated...

Top-10 DOJ False Claims Act Recoveries For 2016

Posted  01/3/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Here is our look-back at the top-10 Department of Justice False Claims Act recoveries for 2016. 10. Vibra Healthcare -- The Pennsylvania-based hospital chain agreed to pay $32.7 million to resolve claims it violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for medically unnecessary services by admitting patients to its long term care hospitals and rehab facilities who did not...

Top-10 DOJ Fraud Recoveries For 2016

Posted  01/3/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Here is our look-back at the top-10 Department of Justice fraud recoveries for 2016. 10. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. -- The world’s largest manufacturer of generic pharmaceutical products, and its wholly-owned Russian subsidiary Teva LLC (Teva Russia), agreed to a total payout of $520 million in connection with schemes involving the bribery of government officials...

Top-10 Whistleblower Successes for 2016

Posted  01/3/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Here is our look-back at the top-10 whistleblower award recoveries for 2016. 10. Harry Markopolos -- Famed Bernie Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos made a filing under the whistleblower provisions of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) which led to the agreement by Massachusetts-based State Street Bank and Trust Company to pay a total...

Top-5 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Settlements for 2016

Posted  01/3/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Here is our look-back at the top-5 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) settlements for 2016. 5. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC -- The New York-based alternative investment and hedge fund manager, and its wholly-owned subsidiary OZ Africa Management GP LLC, agreed to pay a criminal penalty of more than $213 million to settle charges of violating the Foreign Corrupt...

Top-10 DOJ Mortgage Fraud Settlements For 2015

Posted  01/8/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Here is our look-back at the top-10 Department of Justice mortgage fraud settlements in 2015.      10.  WALTER INVESTMENT -- Walter Investment Management Corp. agreed to pay $29.6 million to resolve allegations that, through its subsidiaries, Reverse Mortgage Solution, REO Management Solutions and RMS Asset Management Solutions, it violated the False Claims Act in...

Top-10 False Claims Act Kickback Recoveries For 2015

Posted  01/7/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Here is our look-back at the top-10 Department of Justice False Claims Act recoveries in 2015 for violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and/or the Stark Law.      10.  AA ADVANCED CARE -- Felix Gonzalez, owner of Miami home health care company AA Advanced Care, was ordered to pay $21.4 million in restitution (and sentenced to 113 months in prison) for billing Medicare...

Top-5 DOJ Environmental Fraud Settlements For 2015

Posted  01/6/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Here is our look-back at the top-5 DOJ settlements for environmental fraud or misconduct for 2015.      5.  PECHINEY PLASTIC -- Pechiney Plastic Packaging Inc. agreed to pay roughly $29.5 million and perform cleanup work of about $62.5 million in connection with contaminated soil and groundwater at the Pohatcong Valley Groundwater Contamination Superfund Site in New...

Top-10 DOJ Prison Sentences For Fraud In 2015

Posted  01/6/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Here is our look-back at the top-10 prison sentences secured by the Department of Justice for healthcare, financial and other types of fraud in 2015.      10.  CHRISTOPHER CIAMPA -- The U.S. Army soldier stationed in Afghanistan was sentenced to 10 years for submitting fake Transportation Movement Requests (TMRs) for thousands of gallons of fuel that were neither...

Top-10 Prison Sentences For Medicare Fraud In 2015

Posted  01/5/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Here is our look-back at the top-10 prison sentences for Medicare fraud in 2015.

10.  SYLVIA WALTER-EZE -- The former owner of medical equipment supply company Ezcor Medical Supply was sentenced to 97 months (and to pay roughly $2 million in restitution) for billing more than $3.5 million to Medicare and Medi-Cal for products not medically necessary and paying illegal...

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