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A History of Wells Fargo Fraud Fines and Settlements Over the Last Few Years and a Call for Whistleblowers Can Wells Fargo’s corporate ethics sink any lower? Apparently, the answer is yes. Much lower. There just seems to be no bottom. If you think the most recent scandal involving over up to 2 million phony accounts created without the permission of their customers was over ...
Allied Home Mortgage, Whistleblowers and the Future of the Mortgage Industry by Emily Pfund | Link to original source (104K) Last week, a federal jury in Texas imposed a nearly $93 million penalty against Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corp. and Allied Home Mortgage Corp. (now known as AllQuest Home Mortgage Corp.
Another bank closed its doors today. Guaranty Bank, based in Glendale, Wisconsin, is no more. At precisely 5:00 pm, regulators closed the bank. With 119 branches in 5 states, only 12 will reopen in the morning. The rest are gone for good. Guaranty Bank’s woes began shortly after the real estate market crashed in 2008. Within a year of the crash, the bank was hurting.
The Russian government. Bribes. Enriched uranium. Secret Swiss bank accounts. These elements have all the makings of a Tom Clancy novel or even a story about allegations plaguing certain ex-confidants of President Trump. Instead, they are part of a recent prosecution in Baltimore involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Bribery of public officials is endemic. Even the United States isn’t immune. Mention corrupt public officials and most immediately think of Chicago, Detroit, New York or Miami. While all those cities have public corruptions problems, in some countries the problem is much worse. Public corruption hurts everyone.
Common methods of cigarette tax evasion include: Sale of unstamped cigarettes or untaxed tobacco products. Intentionally importing or smuggling tobacco products from outside the state without payment of the appropriate state and local taxes. Sale of cigarettes with counterfeit or missing tax stamps.
The fires that consumed thousands of acres in Napa and Sonoma Counties are finally extinguished. Forty-two people were left dead. Over one thousand people are homeless. Who is to blame for these tragedies? Our initial thoughts are Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). Early investigations suggest that PG&E company failed to properly trim trees and brush near power lines.
Cyprus, the Seychelles, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are beautiful, lush destinations. They are also reputed tax havens where the ultra rich can stash cash and hide the proceeds of illegal money laundering and tax evasion. There are more tax havens than these three countries, of course. By examining the indictments of Trump supporters and Rick Gates and Paul Manafort an ...
In May of 2016, the then little known International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released millions of records that were in the possession of a Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca. The documents were allegedly leaked in 2015 to the ICIJ and later published. The release of papers sparked dozens of tax evasion and corruption investigations across the country.
New Whistleblower Award Opportunities for Information about Teaching Physicians Engaged in Healthcare Fraud Can you imagine being 82 years old, a highly respected physician at university teaching hospital and facing a decade in prison? That is the predicament Dr. Kenneth Rall finds himself in today after pleading guilty felony Medicare fraud.
The Story Behind the 2017 Napa Wildfires – PG&E Whistleblowers Post I spent last weekend in Napa Valley. From Santa Rosa to Calistoga, the only talk is of the fires. Tourism will return, the wine still flows but for thousands of Californians, their lives were permanently altered by the fires. What can we learn from these deadly fires? How do we prevent them from happening ag ...
Heart to Heart Home Care (Home Healthcare Fraud) The whistleblower lawyers at MahanyLaw are presently investigating a home healthcare business called Heart to Heart Home Care. Located in New York City, the company claims to offer in home care to patients in the New York City and northern New Jersey area.
A federal judge in New York refused to toss a whistleblower lawsuit accusing the Visiting Nurse Service of New York of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid by providing substandard service. The company reports that it provides home healthcare to over 140,000 New Yorkers each year. If the allegations of the complaint are true, the company could be forced to pay hundreds of millions ...
Defense Contractor Fraud and Armet Armored As I write this post, 450,000 American men and women are deployed around the world. 850,000 warriors are here at home ready to serve. And these figures don’t include the many guardsmen and reservists also ready to serve on a moment’s notice. We owe our freedom to these folks.
Two Pennsylvania men are headed to prison after pleading guilty to federal fraud charges. Prosecutors say that brothers Thomas and John Buckner defrauded the military. The men own a company called Ibis Tek LLC, a maker of armor for combat vehicles. Prosecutors say that the brothers were behind a scheme to install cheap Chinese made windows frames in Humvees and pocket the profits.
[Post updated October 2017] Cenlar FSB bills itself as the “nation’s leading loan serving provider.” Their website claims the company “earned a reputation for excellence and dedication to client service.” Unfortunately, their clients are big banks and mortgage trusts, not the tens of thousands of homeowners who rely on them for loan serving.
[Updated October 2017] Medicare fraud prosecutions ebb and flow, just like many things in life. There seems to be no shortage of EMS fraud related cases, however. The Department of Justice and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have been focusing on ambulance providers over the last several years, so much so that there have been moratoriums on approving new ambulanc ...
Lots of news on the EMS Medicare fraud front. Two major cases to report. One appeals court decision makes it easier for ambulance whistleblowers to report fraud and collect awards. The other is a major ambulance fraud prosecution in Houston involving HCA and many Houston area ambulance companies. As detailed below, we are actively seeking whistleblowers with information about ...
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