Health Care Fraud: Thaddeus M.S. Bereday Sentenced For His Role In Health Care Fraud Scheme

Former General Counsel of Company That Operates Health Maintenance Organizations in Several States Sentenced to Prison for Role in $35 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme The former general counsel of a company that operates health maintenance organizations in several states was sentenced to six months in prison today for his role in a $35 million […]

Health Care Fraud: Three Whistleblowers, Known As Relators, Filed Two Lawsuits Under The Qui Tam Provision of The False Claims Act

Four Area Hospitals to Pay Millions to Resolve Ambulance Swapping Allegations HOUSTON – Four Houston-area hospitals have agreed to pay $8.6 million to settle allegations they received kickbacks from various ambulance companies in exchange for rights to the hospitals’ more lucrative Medicare and Medicaid transport referrals. The hospitals are all affiliated with Hospital Corporation of […]

Health Care Fraud: Emeka H. Chijioke Pled Guilty of Health Care Fraud Stemming From a Scheme

Owner of Durable Medical Equipment Company Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Defendant Admits Billing D.C. Medicaid for Supplies That Were Not Provided WASHINGTON – Emeka H. Chijioke, 40, formerly of Atlanta, Ga., and Nigeria, pled guilty today to a federal charge of health care fraud stemming from a scheme in which he defrauded the […]

Healthcare Fraud: Novo Nordisk Inc. Agrees to Pay to Resolve Allegations That The Company Failed to Comply For Its Type II Diabetes Medication

Novo Nordisk Agrees to Pay $58 Million For Failure to Comply With FDA-Mandated Risk Program Payments Resolve Allegations Highlighted in DOJ Civil Complaint And Recently Unsealed Whistleblower Actions WASHINGTON – Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Novo Nordisk Inc. will pay $58.65 million to resolve allegations that the company failed to comply with the FDA-mandated Risk Evaluation and Mitigation […]

Healthcare Fraud: Samuel Konell Charged in an Indictment For His Alleged Participation in Health Care Fraud Scheme

Miami-Area Man Charged For Role in $63 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme A Miami-area man was charged in an indictment unsealed today for his alleged participation in a $63 million health care fraud scheme involving a now-defunct community mental health center located in Miami. Acting U.S. Attorney Benjamin G. Greenberg of the Southern District of […]

Healthcare Fraud: Ricky J. Sayegh Pleaded Guilty to an Information Charging Him With Accepting Cash Bribes

New York Doctor Pleads Guilty In Connection With Test-Referral Scheme With New Jersey Clinical Lab NEWARK, N.J. – An internal medicine doctor practicing in Yonkers, New York, today admitted taking bribes in connection with a long-running and elaborate test referral scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, New Jersey, its president and […]

Healthcare Fraud: Pam Gardner Pleaded Guilty to Conspiracy to Solicit And Receive Cash Kickbacks

Final Group Of Physicians And Owner Of Medical Practice Plead Guilty In Medical Kickback Scheme Pam Gardner, 55, of Springfield, Tennessee, pleaded guilty yesterday, to conspiracy to solicit and receive cash kickbacks in exchange for making patient referrals, announced Jack Smith, Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. During a hearing before […]

Healthcare Fraud: Poplar Healthcare PLLC, Agree To Pay to Resolve A False Claims Act Allegations

Poplar Healthcare to Pay Nearly $900,000 to Resolve A False Claims Act Allegations PROVIDENCE, RI – Acting United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch and Philip Coyne, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Boston Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-OIG), today announced that Poplar Healthcare PLLC, and Poplar Healthcare Management, LLC […]

Healthcare Fraud: Forrest S. Kuhn, Jr., Has Agreed to Pay to Resolve Allegations That He Violated The Federal False Claims Act

Louisville Based Physician Settles Federal False Claims Act And State Civil Claims Pays $751,681.16 to settle allegations LOUISVILLE, KY – Forrest S. Kuhn, Jr., M.D., a physician specializing in allergy, asthma and immunology with medical offices in Louisville, Danville, and Glasgow, Kentucky, has agreed to pay $751,681.16 to resolve allegations that he violated the federal […]

Healthcare Fraud: Aria O. Sabit Pleaded Guilty to Four Counts of Health Care Fraud

Detroit-Area Neurosurgeon Sentenced to 235 Months in Prison for Role in $2.8 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme A Detroit-area neurosurgeon was sentenced today to 235 months in prison for his role in $2.8 million health care fraud scheme in which he caused serious bodily harm to patients by performing unnecessary invasive spinal surgeries. Assistant Attorney […]

Healthcare Fraud: Forest Laboratories LLC And Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc. Agreed to Pay For Violated the False Claims Act by Paying Kickbacks

Forest Laboratories and Forest Pharmaceuticals to Pay $38 million to Resolve Kickback Allegations Under the False Claims Act Forest Laboratories LLC, located in New York, New York, and its subsidiary, Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc., have agreed to pay $38 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to induce physicians […]

Healthcare Fraud: CEO and President Of The Pharmaceutical Company Charges With Defraud Health Care Insurers

Pharmaceutical Executives Charged in Racketeering Scheme BOSTON – Several pharmaceutical executives and managers, formerly employed by Insys Therapeutics, Inc., were arrested today on charges that they led a nationwide conspiracy to bribe medical practitioners to unnecessarily prescribe a fentanyl-based pain medication and defraud healthcare insurers. The indictment alleges that Michael L. Babich, 40, of Scottsdale, […]

Healthcare Fraud: Pedro Van Rhyn Soler and Edgardo Van Rhyn Soler Charged With One Count of Health Care Fraud

Two Defendants Indicted For Healthcare Fraud And Money Laundering SAN JUAN, P.R. – On November 29, 2016, a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging defendants Pedro Van Rhyn Soler and Edgardo Van Rhyn Soler with one count of health care fraud and two counts of money laundering for their participation in a scheme to […]

Healthcare Fraud: Andres Alfonso Convicted of Three Substantive Counts of Health Care Fraud

Former Owner of Miami Based Pharmacy Convicted at Trial of $700,000 Medicare Fraud Scheme The former owner of a Miami based retail pharmacy was convicted, following a three-day trial, for his participation in a scheme that involved the fraudulent submission of approximately $700,000 dollars in false billing to Medicare. Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney […]

Alaska Medicaid Program Fraud: Julio De La Cruz Sentenced For Medicaid and Social Security Fraud Schemes

Anchorage Man Sentenced to 10 Months in Federal Prison for Medicaid and Social Security Fraud Schemes Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that Julio De La Cruz, 53, of Anchorage was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess to serve 10 months in federal prison for his part in […]

Healthcare Fraud: Eduardo Arango Chong Charged With One Count of Conspiracy To Commit Health Care Fraud

Miami-Dade County, Florida, Man Charged With Conspiracy To Commit Health Care Fraud Established Fictitious Health Services Centers in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and Billed Insurance Companies for Services That Were Not Performed NEWARK, N.J. – A Florida man has been charged in connection with his role in establishing fake medical facilities in New Jersey and billing […]

Healthcare Fraud: MedNet Inc. And BioTelemetry Inc. Pay To Resolve Claims It Paid Illegal Kickbacks

New Jersey Cardiac Monitoring Company Agrees To Pay Over $1.35 Million To Resolve Claims It Paid Illegal Kickbacks To Physicians, NEWARK, N.J. – MedNet Inc., a Ewing, New Jersey-based remote cardiac monitoring company and a subsidiary of BioTelemetry Inc., has agreed to pay more than $1.35 million to resolve allegations that it paid kickbacks to […]

Healthcare Fraud: Marie Neba – Co-Owner of Fiango Home Healthcare – Convicted For Medicare Fraud Scheme And Money Laundering

Jury Convicts Home Health Agency Owner in $13 Million Medicare Fraud Conspiracy A federal jury in the Southern District of Texas convicted a Houston-based home-health agency owner for her role in a $13 million Medicare fraud scheme and money laundering. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Kenneth […]