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Entries in Whistleblower (185)


In Spain, whistleblower Anna Garrido's ten-year ordeal

Spain is in the grip of a massive corruption scandal. A trial began this month in which some of the highest-ranking former lawmakers and officials of the ruling Popular Party (PP) are facing accusations of grand corruption.

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Tenet Healthcare pays $513 million for fraud and kickbacks, whistleblower awarded $84 million

Hospital chain Tenet Healthcare Corporation and two Atlanta-area subsidiaries will pay over $513 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims for a scheme to defraud the United States and to pay kickbacks in exchange for patient referrals. 

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Anheuser-Busch InBev pays SEC $6 million for India FCPA offenses and impeding whistleblower

Anheuser-Busch InBev paid $6 million Wednesday to settle charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and impeded a whistleblower who reported the misconduct.

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SEC awards whistleblower $4 million

The SEC Tuesday awarded a whistleblower more than $4 million for original information that alerted the agency to a fraud.

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CFTC plans to expand whistleblower awards and protections

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is asking for public comments about proposed amendments to the agency's whistleblower rules.

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Eric Carlson: Take the headaches out of China investigations (Part 2)

Yesterday’s post on minimizing headaches during China investigations discussed company policies and mitigating risk under PRC privacy and state secrets laws.

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SEC awards whistleblower $22 million for uncovering ‘deeply buried’ fraud

The SEC awarded more than $22 million Tuesday to a whistleblower whose "detailed tip and extensive assistance" helped stop a well-hidden fraud at the company where the whistleblower worked.

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SEC fines Health Net Inc. for severance agreements that stifled whistleblowers

Health Net Inc. paid a $340,000 penalty Tuesday to the SEC for illegally using severance agreements that required outgoing employees to waive their ability to obtain monetary awards from the SEC’s whistleblower program.

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David J. Marshall: SEC breaks new ground, bans employer-imposed waiver of right to whistleblower award

The Securities and Exchange Commission sent a strong message to employers nationwide last week when it issued a cease-and-desist order against a company that required departing employees, as a condition of receiving severance, to sign an agreement waiving their right to any award from the SEC Whistleblower Program for reporting securities law violations.

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SEC fines company for severance agreements that violated whistleblower protections 

The Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday said an Atlanta-based building products distributor violated securities laws by using severance agreements that required departing employees to waive their rights to recover money from any whistleblower claims they filed with the SEC or other federal agencies.

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Whistleblower collects $3.5 million from Johnson & Johnson unit

A former saleswoman for medical device maker Acclarent was awarded $3.5 million as her share of an $18 million settlement of a whistleblower suit alleging false marketing claims.

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Five ways to prepare for the new French anti-corruption law

France is the latest nation to join the anti-corruption fray, working to finalize a new law to fight corruption, foster transparency and modernize economic activity.

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