Toxicology Testing Laboratory Pays Almost $12 Million To Settle Whistleblower Referral Kickback Allegations. Exposing Misconduct.


Toxicology Testing Laboratory Pays Almost $12 Million To Settle Whistleblower Referral Kickback Allegations

July 23, 2020

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has entered into a settlement with Sterling Healthcare Opco, LLC d/b/a/Cordant Health Solutions (Cordant) to resolve a lawsuit that began five years ago with the filing of a whistleblower lawsuit by a former Cordant employee.  The whistleblower alleged that a testing laboratory owned by Cordant, and […]

CFTC Whistleblowers Awarded over $1 Million

July 21, 2020

Today, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced whistleblower awards totaling more than $1 million granted for whistleblowers who assisted in a successful enforcement action. According to the CFTC press release, the first whistleblower led the CFTC to open the investigation. The second whistleblower provided the Commission staff with first-hand information about the underlying scheme. “On the tenth […]

Alexion Pharmaceutical To Pay $21 Million In Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Settlement

July 15, 2020

Alexion, a Boston-based pharmaceutical company, agreed to pay $21.5 million to settle charges it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). A settlement, announced by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), alleges that the company’s foreign subsidiaries in Turkey and Russia paid government officials to promote their drugs and that their Brazilian and Columbian subsidiaries […]

SEC Awards $3.8 Million to Whistleblower for Assistance in Halting a Fraudulent Scheme

July 15, 2020

Award for Contributing Original Information to Ongoing Investigation Today the SEC awarded $3.8 million to a whistleblower that provided new information during the course of an ongoing investigation into a fraudulent scheme.  According to the order announcing the award, the information that the whistleblower provided “helped the Commission halt an ongoing fraud and return millions of dollars to harmed investors.” […]

Universal Health Services To Pay $15 Million To Massachusetts To Resolve Whistleblower False Claims Cases

July 13, 2020

BOSTON – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced today, July 13, that Universal Health Services (UHS) will pay over $15 million to resolve two separate sets of allegations that the company improperly billed the state’s Medicaid Program (MassHealth). Under the terms of the first settlement agreement, UHS and its affiliates, UHS of Delaware, Inc, and HRI Clinics, […]

Whistleblower in Tamiflu Case Alleges Pharmaceutical Company Fooled CDC into $1.4 Billion Contract

July 8, 2020

The pharmaceutical company Hoffmann-La Roche allegedly defrauded the federal government out of $1.4 billion by falsely representing claims of the drug Tamiflu’s effectiveness and potential in a pandemic, according to a False Claims Act whistleblower lawsuit unsealed in September of 2019. Responding to La Roche’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, the whistleblower, Dr. Thomas Jefferson, […]

Medicare Whistleblower’s $2 Million Deal Backed by 11th Circuit

July 6, 2020

A whistleblower’s $2 million settlement to resolve a False Claims Act suit with Sand Lake Cancer Center in Florida over Medicare and Medicaid fraud claims is an enforceable contract, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed Monday. A district court reasonably found that the agreement is valid even though it allegedly lacked essential terms, such as ones setting […]

Whistleblower Receives SEC Award of $125,000

June 26, 2020

Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it awarded a whistleblower nearly $125,000. The whistleblower “helped both the SEC and another agency to bring successful actions against the perpetrator of a fraudulent securities offering.” “Whistleblowers like the individual receiving the award today provide a valuable public service, and we encourage others to come forward with […]

CFTC Issues $6 Million Whistleblower Award

June 19, 2020

On June 9, 2020, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced a $6 million whistleblower award to an individual under its Dodd-Frank whistleblower program.  The individual was rewarded for voluntarily providing specific, credible, and timely information that led the CFTC to bring a successful enforcement action. The Director of the Whistleblower Office, Christopher Ehrman, said in […]

Whistleblower Awarded $700,000 for Prompting SEC Investigation

June 19, 2020

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) awarded almost $700,000 to a whistleblower whose vital information helped the agency bring a successful enforcement action that resulted in the return of money to harmed investors. According to the SEC, The whistleblower reported the problem internally before contacting the SEC to remedy the conduct. The whistleblower continued to assist […]

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