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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Leslie 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.
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."
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.
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.
The 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.
Job Title: Program Coordinator Europe and Central Asia, Whistleblowing Program
Employer: Transparency International
Location: Berlin, Germany
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.
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.