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September 2017 Archives

Spotting fraud as a beneficiary

As a beneficiary of Medicare or Medicaid, you use these entitlements to pay for important medical bills or gain access to necessary prescriptions. Protecting the future of these programs remains a top social priority for many, but fraud continues to threaten resources. According to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, more than 2,500 people have been charged with Medicare fraud in the past decade, totaling nearly $8 billion in false claims.

Whistleblower says automakers used non-work visas to bilk the US

A former Tesla worker has filed a False Claims Act lawsuit claiming that Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and other companies conspired to defraud the U.S. of tax revenue by bringing in foreign workers on non-work visas but having them work anyway -- at wages far below market levels.

Worker's whistleblower suit vs. Bank of the Internet moves ahead

A former employee of the Bank of the Internet claims he saw wrongful conduct occur at BofI between his hiring in 2013 and his firing in June 2015. He cited over a dozen examples of wrongful conduct of a serious nature.

Pre-recession whistleblower suit revived against Wells Fargo

In light of a 2016 Supreme Court ruling, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered a federal court to reconsider the case of two men who tried to blow the whistle on actions by Wells Fargo and two mortgage lenders before the 2008 financial crisis.

NYC pharmacist accused of defrauding Medicaid of $11 million

A New York City pharmacist is facing both a civil complaint and criminal charges after allegedly bilking Medicaid out of $11 million. The pharmacist is accused of giving kickbacks to Medicaid patients in exchange for the opportunity to refill their prescriptions -- or to buy the prescriptions outright and bill Medicaid despite never intending to fill them. The patients were typically poor and the prescriptions were often for expensive HIV medications.

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