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Entries in Whistleblower (106)

Tuesday
Sep022014

SEC awards $300,000 to whistleblower with internal audit and compliance role

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday a whistleblower award of more than $300,000 went to a company audit and compliance employee who complained to the SEC after the company didn't act on the same information.

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Friday
Aug292014

Chicago promoter indicted for $160 million visa fraud against Chinese investors

A Chicago man was indicted Wednesday for defrauding 290 Chinese investors in an alleged visa scheme that ran for two years until it was stopped by a whistleblower complaint to the SEC.

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Wednesday
Aug272014

D.C. Metro 'Opens Doors' to Procurement Fraud and Retaliation

While the beleaguered Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (“WMATA”) is often the subject of negative press about its service issues and mismanagement, the organization faced a new type of headline last week. On August 20th, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced a $4.2 million settlement with Metro to resolve several alleged procurement law violations.

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Thursday
Aug142014

Second Circuit affirms dismissal of compliance officer retaliation suit against Siemens

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday affirmed the dismissal of lawsuit filed by a former Siemens compliance officer in China who said the company retaliated against him after he internally reported alleged corrupt sales practices.

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Thursday
Aug142014

McKesson pays $18 million to settle allegations of faulty vaccine transport

McKesson Corporation agreed to pay $18 million to resolve allegations that it improperly set temperature monitors used in shipping vaccines under its contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the DOJ said Friday.

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Thursday
Jul312014

UK says 'no thanks' to U.S.-style whistleblower rewards

Regulators in the United Kingdom said Wednesday they won't adopt incentives for whistleblowers like those in the United States but will help businesses improve their internal reporting and whistleblower protections.

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Friday
Jul252014

DOJ intervenes in whistleblower suit against Symantec Corp 

The United States has intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit against Symantec Corporation, alleging that Symantec submitted false claims to the United States on a General Services Administration (GSA) software contract.

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Wednesday
Jul232014

Feds to in-housers: Keep the rest of us in line

As we said a couple of days ago, the traditional ancient duty of lawyers was advocacy, not enforcement. Asking lawyers to be the hall monitors for corporate America and beyond isn't an advocacy role. In fact, it conflicts with advocacy and, as we said yesterday, puts in-housers at risk.

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Thursday
Jun262014

Omnicare whistleblower nabs $17 million

An Ohio pharmacist who complained that his employer was paying kickbacks to nursing homes for the right to supply drugs to elderly patients will collect more than $17 million as part of the DOJ's settlement of the case.

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Thursday
Jun052014

UK Supreme Court rules law partner can be 'protected whistleblower'

Whether a member of a limited liability partnership (LLP) can be a protected whistleblower under the Employment Rights Act 1996 ERA was recently considered by the UK Supreme Court.

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