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Halifax Whistleblower Shares Her Story


College students studying whistleblower law heard a first-hand account from the woman who accused Halifax Health of Medicare fraud, the Daytona Beach-News Journal reports. 

For the first time, ElinBaklid-Kunz spoke publicly to Stetson University students about the whistleblower lawsuit that was settled earlier this year for $86 million, and earned $20.8 million for Baklid-Kunz and her attorneys.

The health system admitted no wrongdoing amid claims it violated the Stark Law. Baklid-Kunz, who worked as a compliance officer for the 678-bed public hospital system, told the News-Journal she has been vilified. “You can make me the bad guy, but it doesn’t change that you broke the law,” she said.