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Biogen fined $22m to resolve U.S. kickback probe

Biogen Inc has agreed to pay $22 million to resolve U.S. allegations that it illegally used two charities that help cover Medicare patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs as a means to pay them kickbacks to use its multiple sclerosis drugs. The...

U.S indicts Venezuelan in kickback scheme linked to PDVSA

A dual Venezuelan-Italian citizen who controlled multiple companies via U.S. based bank accounts was charged in an indictment returned Tuesday for his role in laundering the proceeds of inflated contracts that were obtained by making bribe payments to officials...

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to fraud and kickback in U.S. opioid crisis probe

Purdue Pharma LP pleaded guilty to criminal charges over the handling of its addictive prescription painkiller OxyContin, capping a deal with federal prosecutors to resolve an investigation into the drugmaker’s role in the U.S. opioid crisis. During a court hearing...

Medical device maker Medtronic fined $9 million over kickback payments

Medtronic has agreed to pay a total of more than $9 million dollars to settle allegations that it paid kickbacks to a South Dakota neurosurgeon, federal prosecutors announced today.   The Minnesota-based medical device maker is accused of violating the False...

Medical device maker Merit Medical agrees to pay $18m to settle false claims

Medical device maker Merit Medical Systems Inc. (MMSI), of South Jordan, Utah, has agreed to pay $18 million to resolve allegations that the company caused the submission of false claims to the Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE programs by paying...

Gilead Sciences settles kickback probe for $97 million

Gilead Sciences Inc has agreed to pay $97 million to resolve U.S. government claims it used a purportedly independent charity to pay illegal kickbacks to cover Medicare patients’ out-of-pocket costs for its pulmonary arterial hypertension drug Letairis. The U.S. Department...

New York clinics manager convicted in medical kickback and laundering scheme

A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 156 months in prison today for his role in a vast multimillion-dollar health care kickback and money laundering conspiracy, the Department of Justice announced today. Aleksandr Pikus, 45, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced...

Former college facilities director pleads guilty to accepting $1 million kickback

A former maintenance director for American International College, Cornell University and other educational institutions has admitted to accepting nearly $1 million in kickbacks from hired contractors. Floyd Young, of Shelton, Connecticut, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Springfield, Massachusetts,...

Bloomingdale Township road commissioner indicted for receiving kickbacks

A suburban Chicago road commissioner was indicted Thursday on federal charges alleging he took kickbacks from an excavation company to which he steered business over eight years. The indictment alleges Robert Czerek, 69. the elected head of the Bloomingdale Township...

Former CEO of Comprehensive Pain Specialists jailed in $4m medicare kickback scheme

A former Middle Tennessee health care executive will spend 42 months in prison for his role in a nearly $4 million kickback scheme, federal prosecutors said. John Davis, 42, of Franklin, who ran Comprehensive Pain Specialists from 2011 to 2017, was...

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Gambino crime family members plead guilty to fraud, tax evasion and other crimes

A slew of admitted mobsters will now be trading their tony Westchester County digs for the bing. A Gambino captain...
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