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Tenet offers $238 million to settle Georgia kickback allegations

Tenet Healthcare Corp. has offered to pay $238 million to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit involving alleged kickbacks for maternity referrals by four of its Georgia hospitals. The Dallas-based hospital chain disclosed the preliminary settlement in its fourth-quarter and full-year financial results reported to the...

Adventist To Pay More Than $2 Million To Resolve False Claims Allegations

Tampa, FL – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation (Adventist) has agreed to pay the government $2.09 million to resolve allegations that patients were administered portions of single-dose vials of chemotherapy drugs that were left over...

VimpelCom Limited and Unitel LLC Enter into Global Foreign Bribery Resolution of More Than $795 Million; United States Seeks $850 Million Forfeiture in Corrupt Proceeds of Bribery Scheme

Companies Agree to Pay $230 Million U.S. Criminal Fine in Connection with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Resolution; Largest Case Ever Brought under the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative Amsterdam-based VimpelCom Limited, the world’s sixth-largest telecommunications company and an issuer of publicly traded securities in the United States,...

Local hospitals settle whistleblower allegations

Mount Sinai Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic Florida were two of 51 hospitals to reach settlements with the U.S. Department of Justice related to cardiac devices implanted in patients in violation of Medicare coverage requirements, the DOJ announced Wednesday. The DOJ reached combined settlements of...

9th Circ. Says Fannie, Freddie Not ‘Fed Agencies’ Under FCA

A Ninth Circuit panel has said a qui tam FCA case based on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans doesn't qualify, as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are not agents of the U.S. government, even though they are majority-owned by the Uncle Sam. (U.S. ex...

Quebec gives the Big Wink to financial fraudsters

Montréal – Further to a thorough and rigorous analysis, the Autorité des marchés financiers (the “AMF”) does not intend to offer financial rewards to whistleblowers who report violations of the laws administered by the AMF. The AMF closely monitored the whistleblower programs set up by other...