The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts recently announced that three former district managers of the pharmaceutical firm Warner Chilcott have been sentenced for violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and committing healthcare fraud.

One manager pleaded guilty and face 10 years in jail, a fine of up to $250,000, but was sentenced to one year of probation and a fine of $10,000. A second manager was sentenced to serve eight months of home confinement and forfeit $21,500; a third district manager was sentenced to 8 months of home confinement, a $10,000 fine, and forfeit $28,237. Reported by Linn Freedman,  JD Supra Business Advisor.