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March 29, 2018

Owners Of Pasco County Marketing Firm Indicted For Paying Healthcare Kickbacks And Money Laundering

An indictment has been unsealed charging Frank V. Monte (38, Valrico) and Kimberley S. Anderson (50, New Port Richey) with one count of conspiracy, five counts of paying healthcare kickbacks, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, and three counts of illegal monetary transactions.

March 28, 2018

Ambulance Company to Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Medical Transport LLC, a Virginia Beach-based provider of ambulance services, agreed to pay $9 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims for ambulance transports, the Justice Department announced today.

March 23, 2018

Alere To Pay U.S. $33.2 Million To Settle False Claims Act Allegations Relating To Unreliable Diagnostic Testing

Massachusetts-based medical device manufacturer Alere Inc. and its subsidiary Alere San Diego (Alere) have agreed to pay the United States $33.2 million to resolve allegations that Alere caused hospitals to submit false claims to Medicare and other federal healthcare programs relating to the use of materially unreliable point-of-care diagnostic testing devices.

March 21, 2018

Waltham Couple and Company Indicted for Conspiracy to Illegally Obtain U.S. Goods for Syria

A Waltham couple, their company, and a Syrian national were indicted today in federal court in Boston in connection with a scheme to smuggle goods out of the United States and to supply services to Syria.

March 20, 2018

Defense Contractor And Civilian Employee At U.S. Military Base Admit bribery Scheme Involving Government Contracts

Two Sussex County, New Jersey, women, one a defense contractor employee and the other a civilian employee at Picatinny Arsenal, today admitted their roles in a scheme that traded bribes and other gratuities for favorable treatment on government contracts, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

March 12, 2018

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Employee Sentenced for Involvement in Over $30 Million Health Care Fraud

A pharmacist and his employee were sentenced on Friday for their involvement in a $30 million health care fraud scheme against Tricare, the health care program for military service members, veterans and their families. This case was largest health care fraud case involving the Tricare program to go to trial.

March 8, 2018

California Genetic Testing Service Pays $11 Million To Resolve False Claims Allegations

United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman, acting on behalf of the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, the TRICARE Program, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) today announced a $10,635,615.90 settlement with Natera, Inc., to resolve claims that Natera improperly billed federal healthcare programs for Natera’s non-invasive prenatal test known as Panorama . Natera has also agreed to pay an additional $756,183 to a number of state Medicaid programs.

March 7, 2018

Florida Dermatologist Agrees to Pay $2.5 Million to Resolve Allegations of Billing Fraud

A dermatologist and owner of Treasure Coast Dermatology in Vero Beach and Port St. Lucie, Florida has agreed to pay $2.5 million to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare and TRICARE for procedures he did not perform, the United States Attorney’s Office announced today.

March 7, 2018

Pinellas Doctor Pleads Guilty To Receiving Kickbacks For Writing Prescriptions for Compounded Medications

Dr. Anthony Baldizzi (54, Largo) today pleaded guilty to conspiracy and receiving illegal kickbacks related to a federal health care benefit program. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

March 5, 2018

Connecticut Business Owners Admit to Profiting from Unlawful Exports to Pakistan

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MUHAMMAD ISMAIL, 67, of Meriden, and KAMRAN KHAN, 38, of Hamden, pleaded guilty today in Bridgeport federal court to money laundering in connection with funds they received for the unlawful export of goods to Pakistan. A third defendant, Imran Khan, 43, of North Haven, previously pleaded guilty to violating U.S. export laws.