Category Archives: Kickbacks

Health Care Fraud 101

On July 13, 2017, the Department of Justice issued a press release touting “the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force.” Most likely, none of these case will be particularly complex. DOJ loves to … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit Takes a Goldilocks Approach to False Claims Act Standard for Imputing Knowledge to Corporation

The Department of Justice is always busy prosecuting fraud related to government contracts. The two obvious reasons why this is a DOJ priority are (1) a lot of public money is spent through government contracts, and (2) the size and … Continue reading

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The Danger of Opening the Door: Federal Judge Rules that KBR Corporation Must Turn Over Privileged Documents in False Claims Act Case

Every trial lawyer has a few tried-and-truisms to use in the courtroom. For the admissibility of evidence: That goes to weight, not admissibility. For expert witnesses: The testimony would be helpful to the jury. And for relevance: They opened the … Continue reading

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Corporate Kickback Charges That Involve Private Jets, A “Gentleman’s Club” and Marketing for Pharmaceutical Companies

Michael Mitrow, Jr. and his brother Matthew Mitrow were recently charged in a superseding indictment for a corporate kickback scheme in the Southern District of New York. The Brothers Mitrow were executives of an unnamed marketing agency. According to the … Continue reading

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Seven Years in Prison for $520,000: Airline Executive Sentenced for Accepting Kickbacks

Ryan International Airlines has had a couple of rough years. The company had once found success flying mail for the U.S. Postal Service and providing military transport for personnel and cargo. But as military spending declined, Ryan found its revenues … Continue reading

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Quick Cases: Government Contracting Fraud

They say hell has no fury like a woman scorned. (Technically, William Congreve wrote “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.”) Maybe there’s also no fury like a government defrauded, … Continue reading

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Quick Cases: “Too Many [Health Care Fraud Cases] To Shake A Stick At”

This is the one of my recurring posts that offer quick summaries of similar cases. Think of them as the Kay and Peele version of my blog posts, though not nearly as funny and always safe for work. The Beastie … Continue reading

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Two New Indictments for Commercial Kickback Cases: Construction and Computers

Two recent cases in Missouri and New York make clear that the Department of Justice continues to investigate and aggressively prosecute not only public corruption cases involving kickbacks but commercial kickback cases as well. The FCPA gets so much play … Continue reading

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