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Texas Orthodontist Found Responsible for Medicaid Fraud

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Texas Orthodontist Found Responsible for Medicaid Fraud

Attorney General Ken Paxton: Court Awards Millions for Texans in Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit

AUSTIN – The Hon. Catherine Mauzy of the 126th Judicial District Court of Travis County has ruled Dr. Richard Malouf of ASDC Holdings, LLC, responsible for 1,842 unlawful acts under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act. Dr. Malouf operated orthodontics clinics for many...

Medicare Fraud Hurts Patients and the Public

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Medicare Fraud Hurts Patients and the Public

Hospice providers are scamming patients and the American public alike, according to data, and not providing the best care possible.

An Inspector General report finds that the hospice industry is fraught with fraud and neglect. The study looked into patient and Medicare payment data from the last 13 years and found that some hospice providers are billing Medicare while neglecting their...

Our Hero Whistleblowers and the Fights They’ve Won

Our Hero Whistleblowers and the Fights They’ve Won

On the 240th anniversary of the United State’s first whistleblower law, we stop to consider the astounding integrity and courage of our qui tam clients.

On July 30, 1778, the Continental Congress passed the very first whistleblower law in the United States. Ever since, average citizens with extraordinary spirit used these strong qui tam laws to shaped our country and fight...

CBS Show Highlights Hero Whistleblower Mychal Wilson in Waters Kraus & Paul Case

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CBS Show Highlights Hero Whistleblower Mychal Wilson in Waters Kraus & Paul Case

The bravery of those who bring to light corporate fraud is the focus of the series premiere.

An everyday person, represented by Waters Kraus & Paul, takes on a pharmaceutical giant when he suspects the company of wrongdoing on the series premiere of Whistleblower, Friday, July 13 at 8 p.m. EST. The case, brought against Bristol Myers Squibb, helped lead to...

Qui Tam Whistleblowers Cutting Health Care Costs by Billions

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Qui Tam Whistleblowers Cutting Health Care Costs by Billions

Amidst Increasing Health Care Costs, Qui Tam Whistleblowers Have Saved the Government Almost $20 Billion from Healthcare Fraud

In 2010 alone, healthcare fraud involving Medicare payments cost the government and tax payers nearly $50 billion. As health care costs are increasing, the importance of qui tam whistleblowers also increases. Qui tam whistleblowers, sometimes called relators,...

Financial CHOICE Act 2.0 May Change Whistleblowers’ Tune

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Financial CHOICE Act 2.0 May Change Whistleblowers’ Tune

Financial CHOICE Act 2.0 Acts to Scare Off Potential Whistleblowers by Withholding Whistleblower Relator Rewards from Anyone Involved in the Fraud

The Financial CHOICE Act 2.0 could severely reduce the amount of tips the government receives about misuse of government programs and contracts. While the False Claims Act (“FCA”), under the qui tam provision, creates financial incentives...

Whistleblower Case Against Walgreens Results in $9.9 Million Settlement

Whistleblower Case Against Walgreens Results in $9.9 Million Settlement

False Claims Act lawsuit revealed that Walgreens ignored California’s diagnosis restrictions and billed the California Medicaid program for diagnosis-restricted drugs without verifying that the drugs were prescribed for permitted uses.

DALLAS – Retail pharmacy chain Walgreens has agreed with the California Department of Justice, the United States Department of...

2016 Third Highest Year for False Claims Act Recoveries

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2016 Third Highest Year for False Claims Act Recoveries

It is no surprise that government programs can be taken advantage of by people and companies who are supported by them. Sadly, this happens far too often – a well-respected company or person decides to take advantage of taxpayer money for their own benefit. Due to this, it is as important as ever for those who learn of these injustices to report what they know to the government so that qui...

Texas “Frack Master” Charged in Alleged Securities Fraud Scheme

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Texas “Frack Master” Charged in Alleged Securities Fraud Scheme

Chris Faulkner — the self-styled “Frack Master” of Dallas — has been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in an alleged $80 million oil and gas securities fraud scheme. According to the SEC, Faulkner was the ringleader of a scam that circulated phony offering materials, siphoned off investor funds and tried to manipulate the stock price of Faulkner’s oil and gas...

Psychologists Admit Role in Nursing Home Medicare Fraud

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Psychologists Admit Role in Nursing Home Medicare Fraud

Two psychologists who participated in a nursing home Medicare fraud scam involving the purported psychological evaluation of residents have pleaded guilty. John Teal, Ph.D., of Jackson, Mississippi, and Beverly Stubblefield, Ph.D., of Slidell, Louisiana, admitted to participation in a conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Between 2010 and 2015, Teal and Stubblefield’s actions led to the...

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