Attorneys Predict Pandemic-Related Rise In False Claims Allegations
The Department of Justice may soon be busy with allegations of pandemic-related fraud and abuse, attorneys predicted in a recent conference presentation.
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The US Department of Justice collected more than $5.6bn in settlements from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in fiscal year 2021. Of that total, $1.6bn stemmed from cases brought by whistleblowers.
Device company Medicrea, which was recently acquired by Medtronic, is paying $2m to resolve allegations the company violated both the False Claims Act and the Open Payments Program.
The payments violated both the False Claims Act and the Open Payments Program, the government says.