Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
McAllen Hospitals L.P., d/b/a/ South Texas Health System
Penalty: 
$27,500,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
October 30, 2009
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

A hospital group based in McAllen, Texas, agreed to pay the United States $27.5 million to settle claims that it violated the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Statute between 1999 and 2006 by paying illegal compensation to doctors in order to induce them to refer patients to hospitals within the group.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Texas
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