Brian Markovitz quoted in Bloomberg BNA on huge fraud penalty

October 25, 2017

The crime was carried out by home healthcare providers abusing the Medicaid system. The Department of Justice has made prosecution of individuals accused of corporate fraud a major priority since 2015. The company’s $489,744 in fraudulent claims were tripled due to the FCA’s damages provision. The court also asked for the maximum per claim fine for each offense. 

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Brian Markovitz is a principal in Joseph Greenwald & Laake’s Labor and Employment Group. He represents employees who have been wrongfully terminated, who have suffered discrimination at work, or who have been retaliated against for reporting fraud or misconduct. He is one of the nation’s leading practitioners representing whistleblowers under the federal False Claims Act.