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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.
Occasionally we report on cybersecurity and cyberhacking incidents involving banks and defense contractors. Because we represent whistleblowers and help them get cash awards, reporting these stories is a way to reach those with information. Although some of the stories we have reported have involved millions of dollars of lost funds, none has been as brazen or breathtaking as w ...
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.
The video of Dr. David Dao being dragged down the aisle of United Airlines flight is still fresh in everyone’s mind. If you haven’t seen it by now, you are one of the few. The videos have gone viral on YouTube and have been viewed millions of times. Probably worse than the incident itself is United Airlines ham-fisted “apology.
Antonio Assenza, Saddleback Casualty Insurance Company, Zephyr Cove Associates Insurance Company, AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group Antonio Assenza and St. Lucia Airports (FCPA) Back in 2015, we clipped an article written in Caribbean News Now. A journalist then wrote about a million dollar money laundering scheme involving U.S. dollars being dropped off at a St. Lucia hotel.
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 ...
Celebrity Fraud Schemes – When Lawyers, Agents and Accountants Steal from Clients Today’s headline reads “Attorney Gets 18 Months for Defrauding NFL Players.” Previously, we have posted stories about Mike Tyson suing his investment adviser, Basketball great Tim Duncan losing $20 million to a different money adviser and a lawyer at a big named law firm assisting in a multimillion ...
In Other News… The saga of United Airlines and Dr. David Dao by Kyle Ware | Link to original source (105K) The Unfriendly Skies: On Sunday, United Airlines forcibly removed a man who refused to part with his seat on a flight from Chicago to Louisville, reports NPR, BBC News, The New York Times and CNN.
Gerdau is one of the largest steel companies in the world. With 45,000 employees in 14 countries, the company has the capacity to produce 26 million tons of steel per year. The company is also mired in a massive corruption probe. All the facts surrounding Gerdau suggest there is a perfect opportunity for whistleblowers.
Five Lessons From United Airlines About Handling A Customer Experience Gone Bad by Stan Phelps | Link to original source (88K) Unless you live under a rock, you are most likely aware of United Airlines most recent misstep. A passenger who had boarded a plane was involuntarily bumped, asked to leave his seat and then was forcibly removed. Refer to a CNN report on Flight #3411.
Fraud is everywhere. It’s in every industry, every state, and in every city. In some countries (and U.S. cities), fraud is simply a cost of doing business. The FBI says that up to ten cents of every U.S. healthcare dollar is lost to fraud. In some cities such as Miami or Detroit, that number may be twenty cents on the dollar.
The Medicare fraud lawyers at MahanyLaw are investigating a report that Ayman Rifai M.D and Prime Pediatrics are violating Medicaid laws by improperly billing patients. Our investigation is in early stages and no conclusions have been reached. Medicaid is the insurer of last resort in Georgia. That translates to 894,000 low and middle income children.
Where there is smoke, there is often fire. We have all heard that adage and its usually true. Netherlands based ING disclosed that it is being investigated by both Dutch and American authorities. According to a recently filed SEC disclosure, “ING Bank is the subject of criminal investigations by Dutch authorities regarding various requirements related to the on-boarding of cl ...
It’s New Year’s Day. Last week financial publications everywhere were hyping end of the year buy and sell recommendations. Nasdaq claims that the network technology giant Ciena Corporation missed its earnings projections… Seeking Alpha says the company is back in the “buy zone.” What amazes us is the Ciena news that everyone missed.
Dan Gilbert is a household name in Detroit. He has poured millions of dollars into the Motor City in the hopes that it can once again be a vibrant city. How he got the money to fund his ambitious redevelopment plan and how he operates the mortgage company he founded is a different story. The government claims his company, Quicken Loans, bullied appraisers and underwriters to fu ...
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