The Cigna Group, headquartered in Connecticut, has agreed to pay $172,294,350 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting and failing to withdraw inaccurate and untruthful diagnosis codes for its Medicare Advantage Plan enrollees in order to increase its payments from Medicare.hea
PHOENIX, Ariz. – James Philip Piccolo, 65, of Scottsdale, Arizona was sentenced on Wednesday to 18 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. He also was ordered to pay $651,478 in restitution to the IRS and a $10,000 fine. Piccolo pleaded guilty in January 2023 to one count of failing to pay the IRS federal income taxes withheld from employees.
Charity Keys, 45, of Bowie, Maryland, was sentenced today to 12 months in prison for engaging in a scheme – with a co-worker - to defraud the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (FEMS). Keys accepted more than $42,500 in kickbacks from a contractor in exchange for directing purchase agreements and orders to the contractor and then falsely certifying that goods that FEMS had paid for had been delivered when, in fact, they had not.