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September 7, 2017

Posted  November 27, 2017

Connecticut substance abuse treatment provider the Hartford Dispensary and the Hartford Dispensary Endowment Corporation and its former CEO Paul McLaughlin agreed to pay $627,000 to resolve allegations they violated the False Claims Acts by falsely representing and certifying to federal and state authorities that Hartford Dispensary had a medical director, as defined by relevant regulations, who was performing the duties and responsibilities required by federal and state law.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by former Hartford Dispensary employees Russell Buchner and Charles Hatheway under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.  They will receive a whistleblower award of roughly $113,000 from the proceeds of the government’s recovery.  DOJ (DCT)

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