WellCare's $137M Medicaid Fraud Payout Clears Last Hurdle
By Sean McLernon
Law360, New York (February 24, 2012, 6:45 PM ET) -- A whistleblower who has been holding up a $137.5 million payment from WellCare Health Plans Inc. to the U.S. government for fraud he helped to expose rescinded his objection to the settlement in Florida federal court Thursday, paving the way for its final approval.
Sean J. Hellein, who wore a wire for federal investigators for 18 months to expose WellCare's fraud, filed a notice of withdrawal of an objection to the settlement agreement he lodged in October 2010. He expects to sign the settlement agreement and move to...