Whistleblower News:$10.25 Medicare False Claims Settlement, John McAfee Indicted, Goldman Profits Off Texas Freeze, Canadian Whistleblower Laws

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Ohio Treatment Facilities and Corporate Parent Agree to Pay $10.25 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations of Kickbacks to Patients and Unnecessary Admissions


Oglethorpe Inc. and its three Ohio facilities, Cambridge Behavioral Hospital, Ridgeview Behavioral Hospital, and The Woods at Parkside, will pay $10.25 million to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act for improperly providing free long-distance transportation to patients and admitting patients at Cambridge and Ridgeview who did not require inpatient psychiatric treatment, resulting in the submission of false claims to the Medicare program. read more »

U.S. says John McAfee indicted over fraudulent cryptocurrency schemes


John McAfee, creator of the eponymous anti-virus software, has been indicted in Manhattan federal court on fraud and money laundering conspiracy crimes, stemming from two schemes concerning the fraudulent promotion to investors of cryptocurrencies, officials said on Friday. read more » 

Goldman poised to make $200 million profit off Texas deep freeze


Traders at Goldman Sachs Group Inc may reap huge profits from the winter storm last month that left many across Texas and other southern U.S. states without electricity, clean water and heat, Bloomberg News reported on Friday. read more »

Whistleblower laws in Canada nearly dead, says lawyers’ group


The International Bar Association said Tuesday federal whistleblower protection law is “nearly entirely dormant.” read more »