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Major Hospital Chains Involved in Federal Whistleblower Lawsuit

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Two major hospital chains are being sued for allegedly paying illegal kickbacks to clinics to treat undocumented immigrants. Health Management Associates and Tenet Healthcare are being accused of paying clinics to recruit undocumented pregnant women and filing false Medicaid claims after treating them. The lawsuit, which was filed by HMA’s former chief financial officer… Read More »

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Whistleblowers Saving Government Billions Of Dollars

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Whistleblowers are helping state and local governments bring in billions of dollars by exposing fraud and other illegal activities. According to a recent study from the Public Citizen, whistleblowers have led to $6.6 billion in penalties against drug manufacturers, particularly for fraudulently charging high prices in the Medicaid program. The study also revealed that… Read More »

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Medicare fraud rampant in South Florida

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Two cases reported in the Florida Herald demonstrate the Medicare Fraud is still rampant in South Florida. For example, Dr. Rene de los Rios was sentenced to almost twenty years in prison for his role in a conspiracy that fraudulently billed Medicare $19/7 million for HIV treatments that were either unnecessary or not provided. Dr…. Read More »

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SEC WHISTLE-BLOWERS CAN COLLECT AS MUCH AS 30

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) recently voted to allow whistle-blowers to collect up to thirty percent of penalties when they report financial wrong-doing. The SEC reward program does not require whistle-blowers to comply with their company’s internal complaint programs. The SEC wants to provide incentives for corporate employees to report wrong-doing by the companies… Read More »

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Whistleblower Awarded $4.5 Million

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Recently, the IRS awarded an in-house accountant $4.5 million for his role as a whistleblower. The CPA discovered an underreported tax liability that resulted in the IRS collecting $20 million from a financial services firm. There are many provisions in both the federal and state statutes that provide rewards for individuals who serve as whistleblowers and help… Read More »

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