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This post examines Corizon Health and how they are endangering the health and well-being of the patients they were hired to heal. By writing this post, we are hoping to inspire insiders to come forward and report any wrongdoing. Whistleblowers can end suffering, earn large cash awards and sometimes, save lives.
[Ed. Note: This post on subprime auto lending was updated and refreshed on December 2nd and now includes new information on whistleblower award opportunites.] Hasty loan approvals, shaky underwriting, fraud and rising defaults? Are we talking about the mortgage industry in 2008? No! We are talking about the auto industry in 2017. And that means many opportunities for bank whistleblowers.
The Securities Exchange Commission continues its aggressive push against deceptive initial coin offerings (ICOs). The Commission issued a short statement on Monday afternoon about its actions against The Crypto Company. The statement said, “The Commission temporarily suspended trading in the securities of The Crypto Company because of concerns regarding the accuracy and adequa ...
[Ed. Note 12/17: Political winds change like the tides. Since this post was written 14 months ago, the United States has a new President, a new Attorney General and a new love affair with private prisons! It has been updated to reflect the current political realities.] Private Prisons, Prison Healthcare and Whistleblower Awards A little over one year ago, the Justice Department ...
Selling away is one of the oldest tricks used by dirty stockbrokers and financial advisers. In the typical selling away scenario, the broker solicits a customer to purchase securities not held or offered by his or her employer. These activities almost always violate securities regulations and FINRA exchange rules.
[Ed. Note: This piece on Bitcoin Mania is a follow up piece to our cornerstone content on cryptocurrency fraud. If you lost money in a Bitcoin scam or ICO, visit that page for complete information on how to recovery your investment.] If you go to a casino and lose your money, chances are good that you can’t sue the casino.
The cryptocurrency craze began in 2009. That was the year an unknown person calling himself Satoshi Nakamoto launched Bitcoin. Less than a decade later, there is an estimated $200 billion in cryptocurrencies currently circulating. While Bitcoin may be the largest and first, there are approximately 1000 other cryptocurrencies flooding the market.
Every year in this blog we pause to offer thanks to our clients. To whistleblowers. And to prosecutors, judges and special agents who each contribute in their own way to bring justice to this nation. This year is no different. Once again, we take pause to say thank you to all of those who make our work worthwhile. Injustice and fraud is everywhere. At times, it seems that we cannot keep up.
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.
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