Christi Sulzbach, the former Tenet general counsel, has been sued under the federal False Claims Act for her role in the hospital chain’s fraud.

According to an article in the September 19, 2007 issue of the Los Angeles Times, Sulzbach certified to the Department of Health and Human Services that Tenet was in compliance with federal rules, even though she knew that one of its Florida hospitals had contracts with physicians that violated the so-called Stark Statute.

Tenet settled with the government in 2004 for $22.5 million but admitted no wrongdoing.

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