Defunct Philly Hospice's Owners/Operators to Pay Millions to Settle Civil False Claims Suit
PHILADELPHIA - Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen announced today that Matthew Kolodesh, Alex Pugman, Svetlana Ganetsky, and Malvina Yakobashvili have agreed to pay millions of dollars to settle False Claims Act allegations that they and their now-defunct company, Home Care Hospice, Inc. (HCH), falsely claimed and received taxpayer dollars for hospice services that were either unnecessary or never provided. Previously, a federal jury found Kolodesh guilty on, and Pugman and Ganetsky pleaded guilty to, related criminal charges.
- Date:July 6, 2017
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions