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United States Settles Action against New York City Department of Education for Submitting False Claims to Medicaid for Psychological Services to Special Education Students

Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, today announced that the United States has entered into a settlement with the City of New York in the case of Ohlmeyer ex rel. United States of America v. City of New York, a whistleblower action brought pursuant to the qui tam provisions of the federal False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. Sections 3729-33 (the FCA). In its civil complaint, the United States alleged that the City of New York Department of Education (DOE) submitted false claims to Medicaid for psychological counseling services to special education students in the New York City public schools. The settlement calls for the City to pay $1,375,000 to the United States.


Action Details

  • Date:January 13, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions