Three kinds of SEC cases where whistleblower support is invaluable

September 21, 2016 - Since the launch of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) whistleblower program, the SEC has received more than 14,000 tips from whistleblowers, including tips from every state... Read More

Reconstruction contract in Afghanistan and Iraq gives rise to False Claims allegations

August 24, 2016 - The complaint alleges that LBG conspired to overbill the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for costs acquired while performing reconstruction projects in Afghanistan and... Read More

Medical device manufacturer pays $18 million to resolve False Claims Act suit

August 9, 2016 - This July, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $18 million to resolve False Claims Act (FCA) allegations. Acclarent, Inc.... Read More

Tax Court orders IRS to pay whistleblower pair $17.8 million

August 8, 2016 - A husband and wife who provided tips and information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblower program that led to tax restitutions, criminal fines, and civil forfeitures totaling... Read More

Hospice providers pay $18 million to resolve alleged False Claims Act violations

July 26, 2016 - Recently, the Department of Justice announced Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care have agreed to pay $18 million in order to settle alleged False Claims Act (FCA) violations. These... Read More

Government recovers $900 million in the largest ever Medicare Fraud takedown

July 12, 2016 - According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), more than 300 people have been charged with Medicare fraud this year, recovering more than $900 million. Read More

Cardiologist settles False Claims Act allegations for $7.3 million

July 5, 2016 - Dr. Asad Qamar and his practice, the Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence (collectively known as “ICE”), have agreed to pay $2 million and release $5.3 million in suspended Medicare... Read More

Beasley Allen principal Lance Gould offers facts on the False Claims Act and whistleblowers

June 22, 2016 - Provisions of the False Claims Act make whistleblowers eligible to receive up to 30 percent of money recovered as a result of their report. Read More

Government targets Ambulance Transport Fraud

June 14, 2016 - Last year Medicare paid more than $50 million in potentially improper bills from ambulance companies. These potential improper bills regarded ambulance rides for older Americans. Read More

New York based bank pays $64 million to settle False Claims Act allegations concerning Insured Mortgage Lending

May 31, 2016 - The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced earlier this month that M&T Bank Corp. (M&T Bank), a bank headquartered in New York, has agreed to settle False Claims Act (FCA) allegations for... Read More

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