Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
University of Illinois
Current Parent Company: 
University of Illinois
Penalty: 
$751,234
Year: 
2003
Date: 
November 17, 2003
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

The University of Illinois agreed to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it falsely diagnosed patients to allow them to become eligible sooner for liver transplants, increasing the amount of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement it recieved. The State of Illinois received $751,234, of which $250,4115 was paid to the whistleblower. The case was also reported by the Justice Department; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/il-universi...

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Illinois Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Illinois
Facility City: 
Chicago
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
non-profit
Major Industry of Parent: 
miscellaneous services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
university
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Parent company note: 
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