Judge awards $140M in Upstate SC pain management clinics fraud case

An Easley chiropractor’s string of businesses must pay $140 million in judgments after a federal whistleblower lawsuit that alleged the medical companies charged for unnecessary tests in exchange for kickbacks.

The default judgments were awarded in U.S. District Court in South Carolina after the owner of the now-bankrupt businesses, Daniel McCollum, didn’t contest the amounts the government sought to recover.

The judgments marks one of the largest False Claims Act judgments in the state, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina, which prosecuted the case.

Source: Judge awards $140M in Upstate SC pain management clinics fraud case / The Post and Courier Greenville

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