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Whistleblower News: False Claims Act, Kickbacks, Raytheon

02/14/2020

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Cookeville Hospital Settles False Claims Act Allegations

STL NEWS

Cookeville Regional Medical Center Authority, has agreed to pay $4.1 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (“FCA”), announced Don Cochran, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.  The alleged conduct involved payments to physicians in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law.

The allegations resolved by today’s settlement were originally raised in a lawsuit filed against CRMC by a former employee who brought claims under the qui tam, or whistleblower, provisions of the FCA. read more »

Colorado neurosurgeon, spine implant companies to pay $2.35M in anti-kickback settlement

BECKERS

A Colorado neurosurgeon and multiple distributorships paid millions to resolve anti-kickback and False Claims Act violation allegations, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office District of Colorado. read more »

SEC subpoenas Raytheon over Middle East contracts

BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL

The Securities and Exchange Commission has sent a subpoena to Raytheon Co. as part of an investigation into what it's calling “improper payments.” read more »