Sunday, May 13, 2007

SCOOTER Reaches Agreement With DOJ

According to a press release of the Department of Justice, The SCOOTER Store Inc reached an agreement with DOJ that calls for them to pay "$4 million, and give up many millions more in pending claims for reimbursement to Medicare, to settle allegations that the company violated the civil False Claims Act and defrauded the United States." The civil agreement is somewhat unique in that it includes a settlement for one of the individuals associated with The SCOOTER Store. The founder of the company agreed to pay $500,000 and to "forego dividends from his shares in the company for the next year in exchange for a release of his personal liability."  SCOOTER has an incredible history of helping individuals.  Their website has a list of the wonderful donations they make every day and the assistance they provide to people.   

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