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Oakland City University

Oakland City, IN: (Jul-30-07) A lawsuit was brought against the Oakland City University (OCU), alleging that the university violated the federal False Claims Act. The allegations stem from a sealed complaint filed by a former OCU employee under the whistleblower provisions of the civil False Claims Act in 2002. The complaint was filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. It was implicated that the university did not exercise caution in statements made to the Department of Education when certifying compliance with various regulations under the Higher Education Act. The civil False Claims Act was created to serve as a tool for combating fraud, waste, and abuse in federally funded programs. While the university did not admit any liability, it agreed to pay $5.3 million to resolve the allegations. Dr. Ray Barber, executive vice president for OCU claimed that the allegations against the university did not involve the Bedford campus. [TM NEWS: OCU WHISTLEBLOWER]

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Published on Jul-31-07


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