Retailer Kmart Corp. will pay the U.S. $1.4 million to resolve a Medicare fraud lawsuit. A whistleblower alleged that the retailer violated the False Claims Act by illegally luring Medicare beneficiaries to Kmart pharmacies with drug manufacturer coupons and gasoline discounts. Whistleblower Joshua Leighr, a former Kmart pharmacist from Kansas City, Mo., filed his complaint under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act, which allow individuals to sue on behalf of the federal government and share a percentage of any recovery. Mr. Leihr will receive about $248,500 as his share. In his complaint, Mr. Leighr accused Kmart of encouraging Medicare beneficiaries ... Read More
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