Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln /ˈeɪbrəhæm ˈlɪŋkən/ (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis. In so doing he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.Reared in a poor family on the western frontier, Lincoln was a self-educated lawyer in Illinois, a Whig Party leader, state legislator during the 1830s, and a one-term member of the Congress during the 1840s.
Posts about Abraham Lincoln
  • False Claims Act 101 – Intervened Cases vs Declined Cases

    … the defendant from further government contracts or participation in government programs. A hospital that can’t accept Medicare or a mortgage company that can’t write federally backed residential mortgages is probably going out of business. If the case doesn’t settle, the complaint is served on the defendant and the court process begins…

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  • Nuclear Reactors, Foreign Steel and Whistleblowers

    … and foreign steel. Until an accident occurs, however, it is difficult for regulators to even know about the defects. In 1863, Congress and President Abraham Lincoln passed the federal False Claims Act. That law empowers whistleblowers with information about fraud to bring claims on behalf of the government and earn awards. Under the Act…

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  • Think Glink

    … lots of inside information. He was first employed by Allied in 1998 and he was a very successful branch manager. He built branches in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Missouri, West Virginia and Arizona – and was one of their largest producers in the company. HUD passed a regulation in 2000 that said lenders – banks or nonbank lenders like Allied…

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  • From Shadow Branches to Shadow Banks… (Whistleblower Post)

    … relevant and makes us such a great nation today. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln and Congress gave us a law called the False Claims Act (“FCA”) designed to empower citizen whistleblowers to bring actions against fraud and mismanagement of federal tax dollars. Passed long before the advent of “shadow branches” or “shadow banks,” the FCA is still…

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  • One Hundred Million Unsafe Prescription Drugs – Whistleblower Post

    … running whistleblower program was passed by Congress during the Civil War and signed into law by Abraham Lincoln. It pays hundreds of millions of dollars in awards each year but most pharma workers have never heard of it. Even better, the law pays awards even if the whistleblower is not a U.S. citizen. The False Claims Act comes with a catch. The law…

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  • Chamber Attempts to Thwart Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law

    … question. Because it is a front for the U.S. Chamber’s lobbying arm, the Institute for Legal Reform. The Chamber controls several media sources including the Madison Record, Legal News Line, Louisiana Record, West Virginia Record, SE Texas Record, & Cook County Record. We have no problem with the Chamber expressing its opinion. They shouldn’t…

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  • Senator Blasts Kmart in False Claims Act Suit

    … Sen. Grassley Of Iowa Has Come To The Aid Of A Whistleblower In A False Claims Act Case That Could Be Worth Millions Senator Grassley is almost as much of a hero to whistleblowers as was Abraham Lincoln. Congress passed the original False Claims Act law during the Civil War at the behest of President Lincoln. Over one hundred and fifty…

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  • National Whistleblower Day – Finally!

    … The US Senate Passed a Resolution Designating July 30 as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day The House of Representatives is in recess. The Senate is finishing up debate on a cyber security bill and everyone is racing to leave Washington D.C. for the August recess. But some long overdue recognition was finally forthcoming today…

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  • Where Was The Whistleblower? – Toshiba Accounting Fraud

    … accounting fraud. Our strongest whistleblower law is the federal False Claims Act, a law that dates back to President Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. That law has a long track record of both paying awards and protecting whistleblowers from retaliation. The False Claims Act, however, is only applicable if there is a fraud involving a government program…

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  • Foreign Aid Fraud and The American Red Cross

    … have no way of knowing that some corrupt corporation embezzled funds. They simply see empty promises. Luckily, President Abraham Lincoln and Congress authorized ordinary individuals to take matters into their own hands. Yes, President Lincoln. During the Civil War, Congress enacted the federal False Claims Act, a law that authorizes whistleblowers…

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  • From Bankruptcy to the White House

    … bankruptcy protection for businesses, but for personal protection as well. Presidents Who Have Filed Bankruptcy Perhaps the most known President I read about was Abraham Lincoln. Since the debt relief available at the time was quite different, President Lincoln found himself at the mercy of his creditors when his former business partner died…

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