U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said Thursday in a statement that the government contends Dr. Alfred Chan and his wife, Judy Chan, overbilled Medicare and other federal health care programs by more than $1 million for cancer treatment drugs.
Durkan said the settlement recovers nearly three times the estimated loss. A former employee who alerted the government will receive more than $600,000 of the settlement under the False Claims Act.
Federal prosecutors said the Chans fled to Taiwan in February 2011.
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