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Owner of Defunct Urine Drug Testing Laboratory Agrees To Pay Over $2 Million To Resolve Allegations Of Participation In Kickback Schemes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – William T. Stetzer, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina announced today that the United States has settled claims asserted against Philip McHugh, one of the former owners of Physicians Choice Laboratory Services (PCLS), a now-defunct diagnostic testing laboratory formerly located in Charlotte and Rock Hill, South Carolina. McHugh has agreed to pay $2,021,795.57 to resolve the United States’ allegations that he violated the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), and, as a result, caused PCLS to submit millions of dollars in false claims for reimbursement to the Medicare program in violation of the federal False Claims Act (FCA).


Action Details

  • Date:March 29, 2021
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of North Carolina
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions