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Entries in Whistleblower (123)

Wednesday
Dec172014

Whistleblower Ian Foxley takes beating, still looks himself in the eye

Ian Foxley, former program director for GPTIan Foxley was six months into his new job overseeing a $3.5 billion supply contract between the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Saudi Arabia’s National Guard, when he noticed that a procurement document requiring his signature included $2.5 million in strange, additional charges.

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Thursday
Dec042014

Two whistleblowers split $150,000 in health care FCA settlement

North Atlantic Medical Services Inc. (NAMS), doing business as Regional Home Care Inc., will pay $852,378 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to Medicare and Medicaid for respiratory therapy services provided by unlicensed personnel.

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Monday
Dec012014

For most whistleblowers, life is hell

Last month the Guardian published an excellent and informative article by Andrew Smith entitled Blowing It. The article looks at the perceived rise of whistleblowing, the courage of individual whistleblowers for whom the consequences have proved severe, and the support that can be given by governments and support groups.

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Thursday
Nov202014

Whistleblowers awarded $435 million in FY2014 FCA actions

During the fiscal year that ended September 30, the government paid out $435 million to the individuals who exposed fraud and false claims by filing a qui tam complaint, "often at great risk to their careers," the DOJ said Thursday.

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Monday
Nov032014

Whistleblower awarded $6.25 million in hospital chain FCA settlement

A hospital chain based in Northern California agreed Thursday to pay $37 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the federal Medicare program.

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Wednesday
Oct292014

Memo to law schools: The world needs compliance officers

Image courtesy of New England Law | BostonLaw-related employment for grads from American law schools isn't exactly robust. In 2013, the ABA Journal said, only 57 percent of the that year's JDs had full-time bar-passage-required jobs. At the same time, the world seems to have an insatiable appetite for compliance officers. That sounds like an opportunity.

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Tuesday
Oct282014

Turkey: A weak enforcement effort with no foreign bribery prosecutions

The recent political and anti-corruption machinations in Turkey must have provided an interesting and diplomatic challenge for the OECD’s Phase 3 examiners whose report was published last week.

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Friday
Oct242014

Negligence or worse? UNC academic fraud shows complete lack of oversight

More than 3,100 students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- at least half of them athletes -- took phony courses with automatic high grades offered by a department called African and Afro-American Studies (AFAM).

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Thursday
Oct232014

FBI whistleblowers getting some cover

The DOJ is enhancing whistleblower protections for employees who expose problems at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where reports of retaliation have been criticized by the White House and lawmakers.

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Tuesday
Oct212014

Guardrail maker Trinity faces $525 million judgment after whistleblower trial win

A Texas jury Monday awarded a whistleblower $175 million in his False Claims Act suit against Trinity Industries for faulty guardrails. Under federal law, the award will be trebled to $525 million.

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