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Whistleblower News: Google, False Medicaid Claims, False Claims Act, Commodity Pool

11/14/2019

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THE GUARDIAN

I didn’t decide to blow the whistle on Google’s deal, known internally as the Nightingale Project, glibly. The decision came to me slowly, creeping on me through my day-to-day work as one of about 250 people in Google and Ascension working on the project. read more »

Louisiana Department of Health to Pay $13.42 Million to Settle Alleged False Medicaid Claims for Nursing Home and Hospice Care

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Louisiana Department of Health has agreed to resolve allegations that it submitted false and inflated Medicaid claims for long-term nursing home and hospice care, the Department of Justice announced today.  Under the settlement agreement, the state agency has agreed to pay $13,422,550. read more »

ABS Development Corporation Agrees to Pay $2.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations and to Waive Administrative Claims

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Department of Justice has announced that ABS Development Corporation (ABS) has agreed to pay $2.8 million and give up $16 million in potential administrative claims to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by fraudulently obtaining a foreign military sales contract reserved for American companies.  ABS, a Delaware corporation based in New York, is a subsidiary of Ashtrom International, Ltd. of Israel. read more »

CFTC Charges Unregistered Commodity Pool Operator, Two California Men with $2.3 Million Fraud

U.S. COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION

As alleged in the complaint, the defendants falsely told investors that the fund would trade various financial instruments, including stocks, commodities, and foreign currency. Instead, the defendants allegedly dissipated and misappropriated fund assets for the benefit of themselves and others. read more »