Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Zwanger-Pesiri Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology
Penalty: 
$10,553,727
Year: 
2016
Date: 
November 16, 2016
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
fraud
Violation Description: 

Zwanger-Pesiri Inc., a Long Island radiology company, pleaded guilty to two counts of health care fraud for illegally performing and billing for procedures that had not been ordered by treating physicians. After accepting the guilty plea, a federal judge approved a settlement with the United States and the State of New York in which Zwanger-Pesiri agreed to forfeit $2.4 million in the criminal case and pay $8,153,727 million to resolve civil liability arising from its fraudulent practices.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Eastern District of New York
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
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Parent company note: 
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