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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 ...
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.
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.
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 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.
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 ...
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.
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