New York City Department Of Education–$1.375 Million Settlement

Case name: United States of America ex rel. Dana Ohlmeyer v. New York City Department of Education
Case type: Whistleblower & Qui Tam
Filed in: [U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York]
Docket: [Case No.: 1:07-CV-07-01517]

Case Summary

In January 2014, Sanford Heisler Sharp and the U.S. Government settled a False Claims Act (“FCA”) whistleblower action with the City of New York’s Department of Education (“DOE”). As part of the settlement, the City agreed to pay the Government $1.375 million. The Relator, Dana Ohlmeyer, who was represented by Sanford Heisler Sharp, received 15% of the settlement, or $206,250.

In her Complaint, Relator Ohlmeyer, a social worker who was providing small-group and individual psychological services to emotionally disturbed elementary and junior high school students in the New York City public schools, alleged that between 2001 and 2004 the DOE submitted false claims to Medicaid for psychological counseling services.