Kickback and Fraud Whistleblower Case Settled for $40 Million

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

A whistleblower and government fraud case under the False Claims Act has been settled for $40 million after 15 years of litigation reports the Montgomery Independent, "$40 Million Recovered In Whistleblower Case."  Scott Pogue, who was fired from his job as marketing director for Diabetes Treatment Center of America (DTCA) filed the suit under the federal False Claims Act. Mr. Pogue and his attorneys will recover some $12 million of the $40 million settlement; the government will receive the remainder. The core of the case were kickbacks that DTCA paid over 200 doctors around the country in consideration for the doctors referring their diabetes patients to DTCA centers. 

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