Outrageous! $780,000,000 of shareholders money for a set aside for kickback probes. Where is the accountability for this? Why do bonuses go to senior officials who let this happen? Sorry, senior managers, your bonuses should be forfeited.
stock repurchaes are criminal and studies have shown them to be useless in drivign stock prices (perolly cuz the share repurchased are just given a way to sr mgmt. The upshot of share repurchases is "we're too stupid to grow the business and too selfish to pay you bagholder a DIVIDEND, so we will SHRINK the business instead!!
780 is an outrage it shoul dhave been 10 times that aqmount-- fed anti kickback law is 50k PER violation Medicare frausd is 10K PER violation PLUS kicked out of Medicare-- Literally 10's of thousands of violations. This si the corporate equivalent of community service for a murder conviction.
The bonuses AND all pay for the past 5 years should be forfeited. This is totally unconscionable. They should all be terminated immediately with absolutely no severance of any kind. If this had happened in China, they'd each get a bullet to the back of the head, and the family would get the bill.