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Mortgage company to pay $74 million after allegedly violating False Claims Act

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2017, 8:48am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 8 that PHH Corp., PHH Mortgage Corp. and PHH Home Loans (collectively, PHH) will pay $74,453,802 to resolve allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

Justice Department secures $115,000 in back pay for workers

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:45am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 10 that Barrios Street Realty LLC, a company in Lockport, Louisiana, will pay roughly $108,000 to 12 U.S. workers after allegations the company violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Justice Department settles with contractor that allegedly violated False Claims Act

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:29am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 10 that ADS Inc. and its subsidiaries will pay $16 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

Justice Department intervenes in complaint against Los Angeles, alleging fraudulent use of HUD funds

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 8:01am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 1 that it has filed a complaint to intervene against the city of Los Angeles and the CRA/LA (formerly the Community Redevelopment Agency of the city of Los Angeles) alleging the fraudulent securing of millions of dollars in housing grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

U.S. secures settlement with Harcros to audit 28 facilities for potential Clean Air Act violations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 8:00am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 31 that Harcros Chemicals Inc. has agreed to settle allegations of violating provisions of the Clean Air Act.

Court enters permanent injunction against Crown Labs after alleged distribution of misbranded drugs

Mark Iandolo Aug. 2, 2017, 9:47am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 27 that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Crown Laboratories Inc. and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Bedard to stop the alleged distribution of unapproved and misbranded drugs.

Justice Department accuses two Louisiana companies of Immigration and Nationality Act violations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 2, 2017, 9:45am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 26 it has filed a lawsuit against Louisiana-based companies Technical Marine Maintenance Texas LLC, which provides contract shipyard labor, and Gulf Coast Workforce LLC, a related company, for allegedly violating the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

EEOC secures $10.5 million settlement with Bass Pro after allegations of discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jul. 31, 2017, 2:36pm

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced July 25 that Bass Pro Outdoor World LLC will pay $10.5 million after allegations of hiring discrimination and retaliation.

SEC charges Halliburton with violating Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Mark Iandolo Jul. 31, 2017, 2:35pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced July 27 that it has charged Halliburton Company with allegations of violating the books and records and internal accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Ohio health care companies to pay $19.5 million to settle charges of false claims

Mark Iandolo Jul. 26, 2017, 9:24am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 17 that Ohio-based Foundations Health Solutions Inc. (FHS), Olympia Therapy Inc. (Olympia), and Tridia Hospice Care Inc. (Tridia), and their executives, Brian Colleran (Colleran) and Daniel Parker (Parker), will pay roughly $19.5 million to resolve allegations of false claims to Medicare.

U.S. seeks $144 million from Nigerian businessmen who allegedly laundered money

Mark Iandolo Jul. 26, 2017, 9:20am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 14 that it has filed a civil complaint against Nigerian businessmen, seeking the forfeiture and recovery of roughly $144 million in assets that are purportedly proceeds stemming from foreign corruption laundered through the United States.

Lawyer sentenced for role in $550 million social security fraud scheme

Mark Iandolo Jul. 25, 2017, 10:29am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 14 that a Social Security disability lawyer was sentenced in federal court over his alleged role in a scheme to fraudulently obtain more than $550 million in federal disability payments from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

DOJ secures $1.1 million settlement with Egypt-based contractor that allegedly submitted false claims to USAID

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 10:29am

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on June 13 that Misr Sons Development (Hassan Allam Sons, “HAS”), a construction company based in Cairo, will pay $1.1 million over allegations of submitting false claims in connection with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contracts.

Federal court permanently bars defendants involved in alleged adulterated drug sales scheme

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 10:28am

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on June 15 that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Stratus Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Miami; Sonar Products Inc. of Carlstadt, N.J.; and individuals Alberto Hoyo and Juan Carlos Billoch.

DOJ secures settlement from Michigan credit union for allegedly repossessing vehicles of servicemembers

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 10:17am

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on July 6 that COPOCO Community Credit Union in Bay City, Mich. will settle allegations of illegally repossessing four servicemembers’ vehicles.

U.S. secures $35 million settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer over oxycodone allegations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:38am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 11 that Mallinckrodt LLC, a pharmaceutical company that manufactures generic oxycodone, will pay $35 million after allegations of violating the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

DOJ closes case examining possible Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times merger

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:36am

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division released a statement on July 12 after closing its case examining the potential acquisition of the Chicago Sun-Times by tronc Inc., the owner of the Chicago Tribune.

DOJ settles Boston Harbor electrical cable case, allowing government to move forward with renovation project

Mark Iandolo Jul. 17, 2017, 6:33pm

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on July 12 that NSTAR Electric Company, which does business as Eversource Energy (NSTAR), NSTAR subsidiary Harbor Electric Energy Company (HEEC) and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) will settle allegations related to a permit for an electrical cable beneath Boston Harbor.

Wisconsin corporation accuses U.S. Department of Justice of violating federal law

Mike Torres Jul. 13, 2017, 8:49am

A Wisconsin corporation is suing the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly violating federal public records law.

U.S. charges former Audi executive with fraud for role in massive VW environmental case

Mark Iandolo Jul. 12, 2017, 9:50am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 6 that Giovanni Pamio, an Italian citizen, has been charged in connection with conspiracy to cheat U.S. emissions tests.