James-Hoyer: Whistleblower News

Mastermind in $24 Million Ed4Mil Military Tuition Scam Sentenced

The mastermind of a $24 million scheme to take advantage of veterans and active duty military will spend 5 years in jail after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.  Ed4Mil President David Alvey was criminally charged after a whistleblower suit filed by  James Hoyer client Adam Boyce. Alvey conspired with former Assistant Dean of Caldwell College Lisa DiBisceglie and former Ed4Mil employee Helen Sechrist to trick members of the military into signing up for wildly overpriced online classes that were misrepresented as Caldwell classes. In reality, they were cheap certificate courses offered by an unaccredited school. DiBisceglie and Sechrist also plead guilty.  Click here to read more about Alvey’s sentencing. Boyce first came forward to the government after concerns that Army National Guard members were being subjected to a bait and switch for online certificate courses, that were marked up in cost by 6-times and more when sold more »

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From Whistleblower to Whistleblower Attorney

  Attorney Clark Bolton Forges New Path at James Hoyer: As James Hoyer’s newest attorney, Clark Bolton, brings an extra level of pride to the firm. He took an unlikely path, from whistleblower to attorney representing other whistleblowers seeking justice. It’s a journey that started about 10 years ago.  After more than two decades as a fraud examiner, Clark was recruited to take a job at WellCare and moved his family from Connecticut to Tampa to become WellCare’s Supervisor of Special Investigations.  Not long after joining the company, he began to witness questionable activity, brought it to the attention of senior management, and ended up getting fired for it. That’s what brought him to James Hoyer. We represented him as a whistleblower for the government.  It was a very challenging time. There was a lot of money involved with a very powerful company.  He was blackballed and could not find more »

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James Hoyer Attorney Speaks at Annual Certified Fraud Examiners Conference

James Hoyer Attorney Clark Bolton offered unique insight at the 19th annual Association of Certified Fraud Examiners conference in Tampa Bay. As a former fraud examiner turned whistleblower turned False Claims Act attorney, Clark provided a rare look at what it’s like to be an insider exposing fraud and now an attorney litigating fraud against more »

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Whistleblower in IU Health Case Speaks at Annual TAF Conference

Dr. Judy Robinson, James Hoyer client and whistleblower in the $18 million IU Health/HealthNet case, spoke on the whistleblower panel at the annual Taxpayers Against Fraud Conference in Washington D.C. on November 3rd.  Dr. Robinson gave a powerful presentation talking about the important and sometimes difficult road whistleblowers face in order to do the right more »

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Western New York Contractors Pay More Than $3 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Alden, New York-based contractors, Zoladz Construction Company Inc. (ZCCI), Arsenal Contracting LLC (Arsenal), and Alliance Contracting LLC (Alliance), along with two owners, John Zoladz of Darien, New York, and David Lyons of Grand Island, New York, have agreed to pay the United States more than $3 million to settle allegations that they violated the False more »

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New York Hospital Operator Agrees to Pay $4 Million to Settle Alleged False Claims Act Violations Arising from Improper Payments to Physicians

MediSys Health Network Inc., which owns and operates Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Flushing Hospital and Medical Center, two hospitals in Queens, New York, has agreed to pay $4 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by engaging in improper financial relationships with referring physicians, the Justice Department announced today. The more »

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Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces $13.4 Million Settlement Of Civil Healthcare Fraud Lawsuit Against US Bioservices Corp

Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Scott J. Lampert, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General for the New York Region (“HHS-OIG”), announced that the United States has settled a civil fraud case against US more »

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U.S. Recovers More Than $12 Million In False Claims Act Settlements For Kickback Scheme

Acting United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker today announced that Sightpath Medical, Inc. (n/k/a Sightpath Medical, LLC) (“Sightpath”), TLC Vision Corporation (n/k/a TLC Vision (USA, LLC)) (“TLC”) (collectively the “Sightpath Entities”) and their former CEO, JAMES TIFFANY, have agreed to pay more than $12 million to the United States to resolve kickback allegations under the more »

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Mylan Agrees to Pay $465 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Liability for Underpaying EpiPen Rebates

Pharmaceutical companies Mylan Inc. and Mylan Specialty L.P. have agreed to pay $465 million to resolve claims that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly misclassifying EpiPen as a generic drug to avoid paying rebates owed primarily to Medicaid, the Justice Department announced today. Mylan Inc. and Mylan Specialty L.P. are both wholly owned more »

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Defense Contractor Agrees to Pay $9.2 Million to Settle False Billing Allegations

Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (HII), a publicly traded company headquartered in Newport, Virginia, has agreed to a $9.2 million settlement of allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the government for labor on U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships at its shipyards in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Under the settlement, HII will make more »

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