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Entries in Whistleblower (207)

Thursday
Jun152017

Risk Alert – Are asset sales or purchases part of your anti-corruption due diligence and assessments?

When planning your next anti-corruption risk assessment or audit, one area that may deserve closer attention is asset sales and purchases.

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Friday
Jun022017

Former NYC software technician earns $30 million from false claims settlement

A software technician who worked for the City of New York's health care division was awarded $30 million for filing a whistleblower lawsuit that alleged a software vendor misrepresented what its product could do and paid kickbacks to some customers.

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Monday
May152017

Practice Note: How Bio-Rad’s old FCPA settlement became a ‘risk factor’

You would expect investors to be pleased and optimist when their company resolves an FCPA case by paying relatively moderate penalties and landing a DOJ non-prosecution agreement.

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Tuesday
May022017

Company insider awarded $500K for tipping SEC to ‘well-hidden’ misconduct

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday a company insider earned a whistleblower award of more than $500,000.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

SEC whistleblower awarded nearly $4 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday announced an award of nearly $4 million to a whistleblower who tipped the agency and helped with the follow-on investigation.

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Monday
Mar132017

CA Inc. whistleblower who alleged overcharges awarded $10 million

Information technology firm CA Inc. will pay $45 million to resolve allegations that it made false statements and claims in connection with a U.S. government contract, the Justice Department said Friday.

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Friday
Mar032017

Caylor and Sorensen: Report a Canadian tax evader and make money?

Maybe. Canada has had a tax whistleblower program for four years, the Offshore Tax Informant Program (OTIP).

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Wednesday
Feb082017

Doctor awarded $11 million for blowing whistle on hospital overbilling

A physician who alleged in a federal whistleblower lawsuit that his former employer encouraged employees to overbill federal programs for higher and more expensive levels of medical service than were actually performed will collect about $11.4 million.

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Thursday
Jan262017

Rolls-Royce Aftermath: Should we all stop using agents?

Writing in The Guardian, the paper’s financial editor Nils Pratley recently summed up £671 million ($800 million) in fines meted out to Rolls-Royce, in the aftermath of the various corruption investigations, as “big, ugly and serious."

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Monday
Jan232017

Three SEC whistleblowers split $7 million award

The Securities and Exchange Commission Monday awarded more than $7 million to three whistleblowers who helped the agency stop a fraudulent investment scheme.

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Friday
Jan202017

SEC: Seattle bank impeded whistleblowers during investigation

HomeStreet Inc. settled SEC allegations Thursday that it conducted improper hedge accounting and later took illegal steps to impede employees from talking to the SEC about it.

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Tuesday
Jan172017

SEC: BlackRock impeded whistleblower rights

New York-based asset manager BlackRock Inc. agreed Tuesday to pay a $340,000 penalty to settle SEC charges that it forced more than a thousand exiting employees to waive their ability to obtain whistleblower awards.

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