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July 14, 2017

Posted  August 8, 2017

Narco Freedom, Inc., a former operator of outpatient chemical dependency clinics, Joining Hands Management Inc., an operator of short-term residences known as “three-quarter houses,” and Joining Hands co-owner Devorah Haigler, settled claims of violating the False Claims Act.  The government will receive a $50.5 million allowed claim in the Narco Freedom bankruptcy proceeding, and Joining Hands and Haigler will pay $300,000.  The government alleged the defendants engaged in a kickback scheme whereby Narco made monthly cash payments to Joining Hands in exchange for Haigler and others referring residents of Joining Hands three-quarter houses to NARCO outpatient programs.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.  An unidentified whistleblower will receive an undisclosed whistleblower award from the proceeds of the government’s recovery.  DOJ (SDNY)

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