October 29, 2013
Illinois Man Arrested for Alleged Role in $12 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
A Rockford, Ill., man was arrested today in connection with an indictment charging three Chicago-area residents for their roles in an alleged $12 million health care fraud scheme.
July 30, 2013
Northwestern University to Pay Nearly $3 Million to the United States to Settle Cancer Research Grant Fraud Claims
Northwestern University will pay the United States $2.93 million to settle claims of cancer research grant fraud by a former researcher and physician at the university's Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Center for Cancer in Chicago. Northwestern agreed to the settlement in a federal False Claims Act lawsuit that was unsealed today after the government investigated the claims made by a former employee and whistleblower who will receive a portion of the settlement.
April 16, 2013
Sacred Heart Hospital Owner, Executive and Four Doctors Arrested in Alleged Medicare Referral Kickback Conspiracy
The owner and another senior executive of Sacred Heart Hospital and four physicians affiliated with the west side facility were arrested for allegedly conspiring to pay and receive illegal kickbacks, including more than $225,000 in cash, along with other forms of payment, in exchange for the referral of patients insured by Medicare and Medicaid to the hospital.
December 20, 2012
Owner of Former South Suburban Home Health Care Business Sentenced to 10 years in Prison for $2.9 Million Medicare Fraud
Bahir Haj Khalil given maximum sentence and ordered to pay restitution and forfeiture, both in the amount of $2,934,392 and will be deported to Syria after serving his time.
November 15, 2012
(PDF 129KB)Chicago Psychiatrist Allegedly Submitted at Least 190,000 False Claims to Medicare and Medicaid
The lawsuit against Dr. Michael J. Reinstein seeks triple damages under the False Claims Act, plus a civil penalty of $5,500 to $11,000 for each alleged false claim.
October 2, 2012
Chicago area dermatologist and psychologist charged in nationwide Medicare Fraud Strike Force takedown.
Eighteen Los Angeles-area residents – including three doctors and one physical therapist – have been charged in six local cases for their roles in schemes to submit more than $65 million in false billing to Medicare.