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Entries in Whistleblower (136)

Thursday
May212015

PharMerica whistleblower collects $4.3 million 

A pharmacist from Waukesha, Wisconsin who was fired after she told federal authorities her employer might be dispensing dangerous drugs without a doctor's prescription was awarded $4.3 million Thursday as part of a False Claims Act settlement.

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Wednesday
May202015

Caldwell keeps it simple: ‘Take compliance as seriously as other business risks’

Image courtesy of C-SpanLeslie Caldwell, chief of the DOJ's criminal division, spoke at the Compliance Week Conference in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. After talking about some defenses that don't work, she described the ten hallmarks of an effective compliance program, and she warned companies to obey all the laws they're subject to.

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Wednesday
May062015

SEC: We ♡ whistleblowers (and compliance officers)

Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White (Image courtesy of C-Span)Here's some of what SEC chair Mary Jo White had to say last week in a speech at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois. Her talk was called "The SEC as the Whistleblower's Advocate."

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Wednesday
Apr222015

Compliance officers required under new Ukraine anti-corruption law

On April 26, a new law requiring companies to have compliance programs will come into effect in Ukraine. The law applies to almost all companies participating in public tenders and to state owned enterprises over a certain size. Among other things, it requires companies to appoint a compliance officer with responsibility for implementing the compliance program and reporting to shareholders.

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Friday
Apr102015

France imposes €1 billion bail on HSBC for criminal tax probe

HSBC said in a statement Thursday that French magistrates ordered a formal criminal investigation ("mise en examen") into HSBC’s Swiss Private Bank for alleged tax-related offenses.

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Wednesday
Apr012015

KBR fined $130,000 for trying to gag whistleblowers

Image courtesy of KBRThe Securities and Exchange Commission announced its first enforcement action Wednesday against a company for using restrictive language in confidentiality agreements that could illegally stifle whistleblowing.

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Tuesday
Mar312015

Journalists help whistleblowers stay safe in Eastern Europe, Central Asia

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project launched a new, secure whistleblowing platform last week. OCCRP Leaks is a way for honest officials and other whistleblowers in Eastern Europe and Central Asia to pass information to the OCCRP anonymously.

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Friday
Mar132015

Job: Coordinator Europe and Central Asia, Whistleblower Program (TI - Berlin, Germany)

Job Title: Program Coordinator Europe and Central Asia, Whistleblowing Program

Employer: Transparency International

Location: Berlin, Germany

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Monday
Feb092015

How Avon's professionals neglected and avoided China compliance

For good reason, Shearman & Sterling's Recent Trends and Patterns in the Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is often called the most useful annual resource available for compliance professionals.

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Friday
Feb062015

ev3 whistleblower awarded $250,000 in FCA settlement

Medical device maker ev3 Inc. agreed to pay $1.25 million to resolve allegations that it caused some hospitals to unnecessarily admit Medicare patients for an outpatient  procedure to open hardened arteries, the Justice Department said Thursday.

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