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.