IT company pays feds $5.9 million to settle False Claims Act whistleblower lawsuit

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PC Specialists allegedly overbilled the government for computer equipment PC Specialists Inc., operating as Technology Integration Group (TIG), has agreed to pay the federal government almost $6 million to settle allegations the IT company inflated the price of computers sold through a subsidiary to the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Sandia National Laboratories in New… Read more »

SAP executive pleads guilty in bribery scheme

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Former regional director deemed bribes necessary to conduct business Vicente Eduardo Garcia, a former vice president of global and strategic accounts for software company SAP, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for his role in helping to secure a multi-million dollar contract with the Panamanian government. The… Read more »

Federal judge approves $9 million settlement in Virginia family’s cerebral palsy lawsuit

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Injury victim and family await Department of Justice decision A Virginia couple whose son who suffered permanent brain damage during his traumatic birth in 2010 are awaiting approval by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the $9 million settlement reached by the family and Hawaii’s Tripler Army Medical Center. A federal judge recently approved the settlement but… Read more »

Billionaire named in nursing home whistleblower lawsuit

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Feds allege CEO benefited from overbilling Medicare for patient rehabilitation Forrest Preston, the founder and CEO of Life Care, is personally facing a count of unjust enrichment in a False Claims Act whistleblower lawsuit. Federal prosecutors allege Preston profited from the overbilling patients at Life Care nursing home centers nationwide. The lawsuit alleges Life Care nursing… Read more »

Partner Karen E. Evans featured as distinguished alum on cover of East Carolina Alumni Magazine

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Former Air Force Captain, registered nurse, and current partner of The Cochran Firm, D.C. tells her story Karen E. Evans, partner at The Cochran Firm’s Washington, D.C. office, was recently featured on the cover of East Carolina University’s alumni magazine. Evans’ story focuses on her lifelong goal of helping those in need, as well as her… Read more »