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Monthly Archives: April 2022

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DOJ Charges Nearly Two Dozen In $150 Million COVID Fraud Schemes

By Guttman, Freidin & Celler |

According to a report from the Associated Press (AP), the Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced COVID-19 related fraud charges against 21 individuals in several different alleged fraud schemes. In its official press release, the DOJ emphasized that the crackdown occurred as part of a coordinated enforcement action. Here, our Florida COVID-19 fraud attorneys… Read More »

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Private Bus Company Agrees To Pay $20 Million To Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit

By Guttman, Freidin & Celler |

On February 11th, 2022, the New Jersey Office of Attorney General announced that Academy Bus, LLC, a transportation company that provides services through the East Coast, agreed to pay more than $20 million to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit. Notably, the underlying allegations of government fraud were initially raised by a whistleblower. The… Read More »

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DOL Sues Florida Security Contractor For Whistleblower Retaliation

By Guttman, Freidin & Celler |

On February 14th, 2022, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced a lawsuit against VRP Group Inc. The Florida-based security services contractor does business under the name Regius Investigations and Protective Services. According to the allegations raised in the federal whistleblower complaint, the company unlawfully terminated an employee who blew the whistle on… Read More »

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Federal Contractor Pays More Than $900,000 To Resolve False Claims Act Case (Health Care Billing Misconduct)

By Guttman, Freidin & Celler |

On March 8th, 2022, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a press release confirming that Comprehensive Health Services LLC (CHS)—a healthcare industry services contractor based in Florida—has agreed to pay the federal government $930,000 to resolve a False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit. The claim was initially filed by a whistleblower. In this… Read More »

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