The following are a few headlines taken from recent U.S. Department of Justice (US DOJ) press releases announcing a variety of enforcement actions.
Medicare Advantage provider and physician to pay $5 million to settle False Claims Act allegations
On August 8, the US DOJ announced, “Beaver Medical Group L.P. (Beaver) and one of its physicians, Dr. Sherif Khalil, have agreed to pay a total of $5,039,180 to resolve allegations that they reported invalid diagnoses to Medicare Advantage plans and thereby caused those plans to receive inflated payments from Medicare. Beaver is headquartered in Redlands, California.”
Micronesian government official sentenced to prison for role in money laundering scheme involving FCPA violations
On July 30, according to US DOJ press release, “A Micronesian government official was sentenced to 18 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release yesterday for his participation in a money laundering scheme involving bribes made to corruptly secure engineering and project management contracts from the government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).”