U.S. Department of Justice News

MoneyGram International reaches $125 million settlement over alleged consumer fraud

By Marian Johns | Nov 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — MoneyGram International Inc., has reached a $125 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve the breach of a 2012 deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) involving consumer fraud scams, according to the federal government.

U.S. accuses Swiss company of residential mortgage-backed securities fraud

By Marian Johns | Nov 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal government is suing a Swiss investment bank and financial services company https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UBS for alleged residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) fraud, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced.

Justice Department memo to states attorneys discusses 'principles' of civil suit resolutions

By Marian Johns | Nov 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a recently released memo to U.S. states attorneys and other civil litigation segments, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has set guidelines for what it is calling "principles" for state and local government civil suit resolutions.

U.S. announces guilty plea of former Venezuelan petroleum executive in money laundering operation

By Marian Johns | Nov 8, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the guilty plea of a former Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) executive to participating in what the department is calling a "billion-dollar international money laundering scheme" involving the Venezuelan state-owned oil company.

Former Venezuelan state-owned oil company executive pleads guilty to money laundering scheme

By Marian Johns | Nov 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the guilty plea of a former Venezuelan State-Owned Oil Company Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) executive to particpating in what the DOJ is calling a "billion-dollar international money laundering scheme" involving the Venezuelan state-owned oil company.

Pittsburgh lawsuit against Catholic Church doesn't seek money for victims, wants admission of sexual abuse cover-up

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 31, 2018

PITTSBURGH – As the aftermath of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office’s grand jury report into child sexual abuse committed statewide by members of the Roman Catholic Church continues, alleged victims have taken to suing the Church.

EPA seeks reimbursement for removing lead, toxins from Detroit site

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 30, 2018

DETROIT — At the request of the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. is suing Federal-Mogul, an auto parts manufacturer, under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.

Vascular Access Centers to pay $3.8 million to resolve alleged kickbacks, false Medicare billing

By Marian Johns | Oct 29, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A $3.8 million settlement has been reached between the federal government and Philadelphia-based Vascular Access Centers LP, over allegations the company engaged in a referral kickback scheme and false Medicare billing.

Chevron to make safety improvements, pay $2.95 million penalty for Clean Air Act violations

By Marian Johns | Oct 29, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chevron USA Inc., (Chevron) will pay nearly $150 million for safety improvements as well as a $2.95 million civil penalty and $10 million in community environmental projects as part of a settlement with federal agencies over Clean Air Act violations.

Indal Technologies to pay $3.5 million after allegedly selling defective landing systems to Navy

By Marian Johns | Oct 22, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Indal Technologies has agreed to pay $3.5 million as part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) over allegations of selling defective helicopter landing systems.

Aetna to sell 1.5 million Medicare Part D plans as part of settlement regarding CVS merger

By Marian Johns | Oct 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO — A settlement reached between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), a multi-state coalition and Aetna regarding the company's merger with CVS Health (CVS) will require the sale of 1.5 million Medicare Part D plans to WellCare Health plans.

Medicare Advantage provider to pay $2.7 million over alleged False Claim Act violations

By Marian Johns | Oct 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A California-based Medicare Advantage provider has reached a $270 million settlement with the federal government over charges of violating the False Claims Act.

Major wholesale drug company to pay $625 million for allegedly repackaging cancer medicine

By Marian Johns | Oct 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal government's allegations that AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC), one of the nation's largest wholesale drug companies, illegally repackaged injectable drugs from overfill for cancer patients has resulted in a $625 million settlement.

Electrolytic capacitor manufacturer guilty of price fixing, to pay $60 million fine

By Marian Johns | Oct 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A leading electrolytic capacitor manufacturer that pleaded guilty to price fixing has been ordered to pay a $60 million criminal fine and has been sentenced to a five-year term of probation.

Tulsa midstream energy provider to pay $25 million civil penalty

By Marian Johns | Sep 28, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Tulsa midstream energy provider has agreed to pay a $25 million civil penalty and retire 36 million renewable fuel production credits to settle charges by the federal government that the company violated the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.

Dept. of Justice objects to appointment of asbestos trust fund protector, calls for greater scrutiny

By John Sammon | Sep 27, 2018

WASHINGTON D.C. (Legal Newsline) – Officials of the U.S. Dept. of Justice on Sept. 26 objected to the appointment of Lawrence Fitzpatrick as a “future claim representative” (FCR) trustee to protect trust funding designed to help pay damages for future victims of asbestos exposure----stating the New Jersey-based attorney had potential conflicts of interest from relationships with plaintiff attorneys in asbestos litigation.

Trump admin makes use of Medicare law in blunt warning to asbestos lawyers

By Daniel Fisher | Sep 19, 2018

In the Trump administration, at least, the government will no longer look the other way as asbestos lawyers negotiate lenient terms that make it easy for their current clients to get money at the expense of future claimants and federal entitlement programs.

Texas rehab company to pay $6.1 million for alleged kickbacks to nursing homes, physicians

By Marian Johns | Aug 27, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Texas-based national rehabilitation company has agreed to pay $6.1 million to settle allegations by the federal government that it paid kickbacks to nursing homes and physicians for Medicare patients in violation of the False Claims Act (FCA).

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