Whistleblower News: Three Health Care Providers Agree To Pay $22.5 Million For Alleged False Claims To California’s Medicaid Program, SEC Charges Vika Ventures And Its CEO In $6 Million Fraudulent Offering

Three Health Care Providers Agree to Pay $22.5 Million for Alleged False Claims to California’s Medicaid Program


Dignity Health (Dignity), a not-for-profit health system that owns and operates three hospitals and one clinic in Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County, California, and Twin Cities Community Hospital (Twin Cities) and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center (Sierra Vista), two acute healthcare facility subsidiaries of Tenet Healthcare Corporation operating in San Luis Obispo County, California, have agreed to pay a total of $22.5 million pursuant to two separate settlements to resolve allegations that they violated the federal False Claims Act and the California False Claims Act by causing the submission of false claims to Medi-Cal related to Medicaid Adult Expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). read more »

SEC Charges Vika Ventures and its CEO in $6 Million Fraudulent Offering


The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged venture capital firm Vika Ventures LLC and its CEO and co-founder, George Iakovou, with fraudulently offering and selling more than $6 million of securities to at least 46 individual investors in multiple states including California, Georgia, and New York. The SEC also announced settled charges against Vika Ventures’ other co-founder, Penelope Zbravos, for her role in the scheme. read more »