August 22, 2005
The University of Illinois has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle lawsuits brought by a whistle-blower who accused the university of fraud in its transplant program. The whistle-blower is the former chief of transplant surgery at the medical center. He accused the facility of improperly diagnosing some patients to make them eligible for transplants.
The university previously paid $2.5 million to federal and state authorities in settlement of the fraud allegations.
The AP story ran in the August 23, 2005 issue of the Chicago Flame.