Ex-Warner Chilcott Exec Charged In Kickback Scheme

By Jeff Overley (October 29, 2015, 1:43 PM EDT) -- A former president at Warner Chilcott was arrested Thursday and charged in a criminal kickbacks conspiracy, and the drugmaker agreed to pay $125 million as part of a False Claims Act settlement and felony charge of health care fraud, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

W. Carl Reichel, president of Warner Chilcott PLC's pharmaceuticals division from 2009 to 2011, was charged with conspiring to pay kickbacks to physicians. DOJ leaders trumpeted the indictment as vindication of their much-publicized promise to hold executives accountable for company wrongdoing instead of merely extracting financial payouts from corporate coffers.

"Today's enforcement actions demonstrate that the...

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