April 4, 2022

Justice Department Files False Claims Act Complaint Against Two Laboratory CEOs, One Hospital CEO and Others Across Texas, New York, and Pennsylvania

The Justice Department has filed a complaint against two laboratory CEOs, one hospital CEO and other individuals and entities, alleging False Claims Act violations based on patient referrals in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law, as well as claims otherwise improperly billed to federal healthcare programs for laboratory testing.

March 31, 2022

Southern California Businessman Sentenced to a Year in Federal Prison for Illegally Brokering Sales of Embargoed Defense Articles From China

A Southern California businessman has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for illegally brokering the sales of embargoed defense articles from the People's Republic of China and filing a false corporate tax return.

March 30, 2022

Federal Civil and Criminal Investigations Result in Six Convictions and Recovery of Over $8.7 Million in Connection with Compounded Medications Formulated by Delco Pharmacy

United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced the criminal and civil resolutions of multi-year investigations of various health care fraud schemes involving prescriptions for compounded medications formulated by Heritage Therapeutics, LLC, a Delaware County pharmacy. The investigations yielded six criminal convictions and recovered over $8.7 million in criminal forfeitures, criminal restitution, and civil settlement payments.

March 30, 2022

Co-Owner of defunct medical testing lab convicted of kickback scheme to profit on urine drug tests for government insurance programs

A resident of Astoria, Oregon was convicted this week in U.S. District Court in Seattle of five federal felonies connected to his scheme to profit from illegal kickbacks in the medical testing industry, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. Richard Reid, 53, was convicted following a six day jury trial. Reid faces up to 5 years in prison on each count when sentenced by U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour on July 12, 2022.

March 30, 2022

California Marketer Sentenced for Paying Millions in Kickbacks to Unlawfully Induce Prescriptions

Manuel J. Bojorquez, 44, of Anaheim, California, was sentenced to 36 months of probation, with 18 months to be served on home confinement, and ordered to pay over $3.3 million in restitution for offering and paying kickbacks to physicians to prescribe compounded medications.

March 29, 2022

Pennsylvania Man Admits Role in $35 Million Pharmacy Compounded Medication Scheme

A Langhorne, Pennsylvania, man today admitted participating in a massive compounded-medication kickback scheme that he and others ran out of a pharmacy in Clifton, New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Robert Schneiderman, 79, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez in Newark federal court to two counts of an indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback Statute.

March 29, 2022

Second Doctor Pleads Guilty to Workers' Comp Fraud Conspiracy

An Alexandria, La., physician pleaded guilty today to having conspired to violate three different federal statutes in connection with a scheme to defraud both federal and private workers' compensation insurers.

March 23, 2022

Fayetteville Woman Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Multi-Million Dollar Contract Fraud Schemes

A Fayetteville woman was sentenced today to 108 months in prison. On September 30, 2021, Stephanie Dianna Elliott pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of wire fraud and money laundering arising out of schemes to defraud the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and businesses in the Eastern District of North Carolina.

March 22, 2022

Ten Texas Doctors and a Healthcare Executive Agree to Pay over $1.68 Million to Settle Kickback Allegations

Ten additional Texas doctors and a healthcare executive have agreed to pay a total of $1,680,430 to resolve False Claims Act allegations involving illegal kickbacks in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law, and to cooperate with the Department’s investigations of and litigation against other parties, announced Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.

March 17, 2022

Lancaster Company Agrees to Pay $820,000 for Improper Billing of Defense Intelligence Agency

United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Reveal Global Consulting, LLC ("Reveal") has agreed to pay $820,000 to the federal government to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by improperly billing time and expenses in its performance of a contract with the Defense Intelligence Agency ("DIA").