Hoyer Law Group is home to several successful and experienced whistleblower lawyers who prosecute a wide variety of cases relating to healthcare and government procurement fraud, securities and commodities fraud, tax fraud, bank fraud, and pollution under several state and federal laws that provide rewards to whistleblowers.
Two of our main areas of practice involve healthcare and education fraud prosecuted under the federal False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 to 3733, and many similar state laws. The federal False Claims Act prohibits any person from submitting a false claim for payment to the federal government. A whistleblower (called a “relator”) who has knowledge about the fraud can bring a claim called a qui tam claim on behalf of the government. If the relator is successful and recovers money for the government, the government will pay the relator a reward of up to 30% of the recovery.
Hoyer Law Group is a national leader in the prosecution of education fraud cases under the False Claims Act. Our attorneys have successfully brought cases alleging a variety of fraudulent schemes against several schools and education organizations including Caldwell University, Education Management Corp. (which operates several schools including Art Institutes, South University, Argosy University and Brown-Mackie College), and Education Affiliates (which operates 50 campuses across the country under names including All State Career, Fortis Institute, Fortis College, Tri-State Business Institute Inc., Technical Career Institute Inc., Capps College Inc., Driveco CDL Learning Center, Denver School of Nursing and Saint Paul’s School of Nursing).
To learn more about some of our past education fraud cases, you can read the press releases directly from the Department of Justice: Caldwell University, Education Management Corp., and Education Affiliates.
We have also prosecuted major healthcare fraud cases and secured millions of dollars for whistleblowers who have bravely taken a stand to protect patients and ensure the viability of Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare.
Our attorneys have taken on more mundane violations of physician self-referral laws, known as the Stark Law, and violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute, as well as heartbreaking cases of physicians abusing patients’ trust and providing false diagnoses of cancer in order to bill Medicare and Medicaid for unneeded chemotherapy. This recent case regarding chemotherapy was featured on the CBS Whistleblower Series on July 20, 2018. You can view the episode here, and read a news story about it here.
If you are aware of fraud against any part of the government, be it fraud against Medicare or Medicaid, procurement fraud against the Department of Defense, or fraud against the Department of Education, call our whistleblower attorneys today!