October 26, 2018 - Posts

Whistleblower Roundup – October 26, 2018

A look back at the week’s news and developments affecting whistleblowers.


Universal American Mortgage Company (UAMC) Agrees to Pay $13.2 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Universal American Mortgage Company LLC (UAMC) has agreed to a $13.2 million settlement to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act, the Department of Justice announced this week. UAMC falsely certified that it complied with the Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance requirements. Whistleblower– and former employee- Kat Nguyen-Seligman uncovered these acts. He will receive around $2 million from this settlement.


In the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael Department of Justice Reminds the Public to be Aware of Fraud and Report it to the National Center for Disaster Fraud

Following Hurricane Michael, the Department of Justice warns the public to be vigilant and on the lookout for fraudsters who seek to profit through identity theft schemes, impersonation of government officials and solicitations for fake charities. The National Center for Disaster Fraud-established by the Department of Justice following Hurricane Katrina- aims to protect the public from such schemes and will aggressively prosecute the offenders.


Vascular Access Centers to Pay at Least $3.825 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Vascular Access Centers (VAC), along with its 23 subsidiaries, has agreed to pay at least $3.825 million to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for non-reimbursable vascular access procedures performed on End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) beneficiaries. The Department of Justice also announced that VAC allegedly engaged in kickback schemes. VAC would perform vascular access procedures without requiring medical documentation supporting its necessity.



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