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Entries in Whistleblower (120)


Whistleblowers awarded $435 million in FY2014 FCA actions

During the fiscal year that ended September 30, the government paid out $435 million to the individuals who exposed fraud and false claims by filing a qui tam complaint, "often at great risk to their careers," the DOJ said Thursday.

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Whistleblower awarded $6.25 million in hospital chain FCA settlement

A hospital chain based in Northern California agreed Thursday to pay $37 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the federal Medicare program.

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Memo to law schools: The world needs compliance officers

Image courtesy of New England Law | BostonLaw-related employment for grads from American law schools isn't exactly robust. In 2013, the ABA Journal said, only 57 percent of the that year's JDs had full-time bar-passage-required jobs. At the same time, the world seems to have an insatiable appetite for compliance officers. That sounds like an opportunity.

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Turkey: A weak enforcement effort with no foreign bribery prosecutions

The recent political and anti-corruption machinations in Turkey must have provided an interesting and diplomatic challenge for the OECD’s Phase 3 examiners whose report was published last week.

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Negligence or worse? UNC academic fraud shows complete lack of oversight

More than 3,100 students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- at least half of them athletes -- took phony courses with automatic high grades offered by a department called African and Afro-American Studies (AFAM).

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FBI whistleblowers getting some cover

The DOJ is enhancing whistleblower protections for employees who expose problems at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where reports of retaliation have been criticized by the White House and lawmakers.

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Guardrail maker Trinity faces $525 million judgment after whistleblower trial win

A Texas jury Monday awarded a whistleblower $175 million in his False Claims Act suit against Trinity Industries for faulty guardrails. Under federal law, the award will be trebled to $525 million.

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China whistleblower exposes ‘bribery list’ naming 40 officials 

Discipline authorities at Jingbian County of northwestern China’s Shaanxi province have launched investigations into more than 40 local government officials who have been implicated in an alleged “bribery list” scandal.

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Humvee turret whistleblower awarded $990,000

David McIntosh was awarded $990,00 as part of a $5.5 million settlement with the companies that produced backup batteries for the Humvee’s turret.

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DOJ criminal division chief calls on whistleblowers to come forward

Leslie Caldwell, chief of the DOJ's criminal division, said her office will be increasing its review of False Claims Act qui tam complaints for potential criminal prosecution.

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