What's Notable In DOJ's 1st Cyber-Fraud Initiative Settlement

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By David Lazarus, Michael Fee and Jeffrey Smagula (March 31, 2022, 6:24 PM EDT) — On March 8, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the first settlement of a civil cyber-fraud case under the DOJ’s Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative.[1] Pursuant to the settlement, Comprehensive Health Services LLC of Cape Canaveral, Florida, and several wholly owned direct subsidiaries and affiliated entities, agreed to pay $930,000 to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act.[2]

By way of background, on Oct. 6, 2021, Deputy U.S. Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced a new Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative putting new obligations on anyone providing services in the health care space or contracting with the federal government. The new initiative plans to…

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