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Entries in Whistleblower (140)


Rio Tinto v. Vale: UK High Court protects identity of whistleblowers

The issue of whether the identities of confidential sources for business intelligence reports should be protected from disclosure in civil litigation was the subject of a High Court decision in London yesterday arising from ongoing proceedings in New York.

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Ex-CFO collects $4.25 million in Miami nursing homes false claims settlement

Image courtesy of Hebrew HomesThe DOJ Tuesday announced the biggest settlement ever involving alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute by skilled nursing facilities in the United States.

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New Jersey cardiologists pay $3.6 for false claims settlement, whistleblower awarded $650,000

Garden State Cardiovascular Specialists P.C., a cardiology practice with several facilities in New Jersey under the name NJ MedCare/NJ Heart, agreed to pay more than $3.6 million to resolve allegations that its facilities falsely billed federal health care programs for tests that were not medically necessary.

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Survey: Enforcement drives compliance, and whistleblowers rise

AlixPartners recently conducted its annual anticorruption survey which looked at the impact corruption has on corporate and economic growth. In particular, we explored the ways companies are identifying corruption risk and the steps they're taking to deal with the risks.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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