Federal Judge Orders Release of PPP Loan Information


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COVID-19 Related Fraud

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fox Business: Paycheck Protection Program fraud accusations continue to grow Over the course of four months, the CARES Act distributed about $525 billion in forgivable loans to 5.2 million companies; however, the SBA’s inspector general has said that tens of thousands of companies that received the taxpayer-funded money were not actually eligible.


Small Business Trends: Federal Judge Orders Release of PPP Loan Information A federal judge has ordered the SBA to disclose information about the $659 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans by November 19. This decision was in response to a lawsuit filed by several news organizations under the Freedom of Information Act.


Case Settlements & Opinions

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San Fernando Valley Business Journal: Medical Supply Company Settles Medicare Fraud Claims Valley Home Medical Supply Inc. agreed to pay $565,873 to resolve allegations that it defrauded Medicare and Tricare programs. It allegedly submitted false claims to Medicare and Tricare for unnecessary medical supplies and for supplies never delivered to patients between July 2006 and May 2013.


Dept. of Justice: Mechanicsburg Physician to Pay $850,000 To Resolve Potential Liability Under the False Claims Act A Pennsylvania physician agreed to pay $850,000 to resolve allegations that she submitted fraudulent travel claims to the Medicare program. She allegedly submitted over 23,000 false and inflated travel reimbursement claims for specimen collection and testing between 2014 and 2017.


Dept. of Justice: Medical Doctor Settles Civil Fraud Allegations in Adult Homes Investigation A New York physician agreed to pay $150,000 to resolve allegations that he paid kickbacks and submitted false claims to Medicare connection with care that he purportedly provided to residents of adult homes.


Press of Atlantic City: South Jersey doctor charged in $24.6 million billing fraud scheme A pain management doctor was charged in a $24.6 million fraud scheme after allegedly billing more than $24.6 million for services he purportedly provided to Medicaid and Medicare. The doctor allegedly would bill for dates that he was overseas or traveling, left the office early, and made excessive billings for one-day periods of time.





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