Newman & Shapiro featured in Reuters: Ex-prosecutor behind mega pharma cases co-founds whistleblower firm

A former federal prosecutor who helped recover billions of dollars in settlements from drugmakers and other companies accused of fraud is launching a new whistleblower law firm with another attorney. Gregg Shapiro, who was heading an industry-wide probe of drugmakers’ financial support of patient assistance charities before leaving the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts, is...
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Newman & Shapiro Announces $36 Million settlement in whistleblower case between British Medical Device Maker BTG PLC and D.O.J.

False Claims Act lawsuit revealed BTG subsidiary, Biocompatibles, fraudulently marketed its LC Bead device for uses that had been denied approval by the FDA BOSTON, MA, November 7, 2016 - Newman & Shapiro announced today that British medical device maker BTG PLC and its subsidiary, Biocompatibles, Inc., have agreed to pay $36 million...
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Skilled Nursing Facility owners charged in $1 Billion Medicare Fraud case

Philip Esformes, of Miami owners of more than 30 Miami-area skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, a hospital administrator and a physician’s assistant were charged with conspiracy, obstruction, money laundering and health care fraud in connection with a $1 billion scheme involving numerous Miami-based health care providers.  According to the indictment, Esformes operated...

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Newman law offices announce settlement of Medicare Fraud case for $125 Million

Newman & Shapiro today announced that RehabCare Group Inc. (RehabCare) and Kindred Healthcare Inc.(Kindred), its parent company, (Kindred/RehabCare) has agreed to settle a False Claims Act (FCA), qui tam lawsuit alleging Medicare billing fraud in providing therapy services inΠskilled nursing facilities (SNF's) in states across the country.ΠKindred/RehabCare has agreed to pay...
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