The United States Government will collect $5.4 million from the notional ambulance company, Rural/Metro Corp, to settle False Claims Act allegations. The ambulance company was accused of Medicare fraud, which was brought to light by Carl Crawley under seal in U.S. District Court. Daily, Mr. Crawley had witnessed various necessary Medicare documents being forged to bill Medicare and Medicaid for services that did not occur or that were unnecessary. Stemming from the allegations in Crawley’s suit, Joyce White Vance, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, filed a complaint against Rural/Metro Corp as well. The company claimed no wrongdoing while settling the charges.
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