Civil War

  • Racism, American style

    … to agree. Even when blacks stepped forward to serve their Country in World War II, and routinely proved their valor in combat, they were forcibly segregated from whites and were rarely recognized for their contributions. Later, when LBJ passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 banning racial discrimination in employment, formerly southern Democrats were so incensed that they renounced their party affiliation and became Republicans. Tags: racial discrimination, Racism …

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 10 readers -
  • Whistleblower Suit Against Quicken Loans Proceeds

    …. Quicken Loans and Commissions Why would Quicken put people in homes they can’t afford? Commissions. Quicken is not a bank. They make home loans but do not keep those loans. Immediately after the loan closes, Quicken sells those loans. Institutional investors won’t buy the loans, however, unless they are insured. Agencies like the FHA, Fannie Mae…

    Due Diligence- 19 readers -
  • Military, Private Security & Private Military Contractor Whistleblowers

    … (AGNA), a division of Wackenhut. Yet another expose suggested a series of problems including overworked guards and low morale with that private military contractor. After our embassy in Benghazi was attacked, the State Department’s Inspector General did an audit of the security at Kabul. Its findings were not surprising. Billing errors, overbilling…

    Due Diligence- 13 readers -
  • Big Pharma Wants Your Hearts, Minds and Wallets (Pharma Whistleblower)

    … outlined a 6 point strategy to lower prescription drug prices. He also correctly noted that the United States has the highest drug prices in the world. The cost to fill a prescription is so high that nearly 1 in 5 adults didn’t get their prescriptions filled last year. And President Trump? Just before his inauguration he claimed the industry…

    Due Diligence- 24 readers -
  • Mortgage Underwriting Fraud in 2016 – Whistleblower Post

    … another mortgage underwriting fraud cases against Primary Residential Mortgage (PRMI). The company agreed to pay $5 million to settle the case. According to the Justice Department, “PRMI admitted it endorsed loans that were not eligible for FHA mortgage insurance, including loans where: PRMI failed to document the assets used to qualify…

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  • Think Glink

    … to go to trial. Most others have settled outside of court to avoid having their penalties tripled. The case was filed on November 1, 2011, the same day HUD suspended Allied Home Mortgage and it’s CEO from doing business with it. Wisconsin attorney Brian Mahany represented whistleblower Peter Belli, who came forward and filed the case against Allied…

    Due Diligence- 34 readers -
  • Radiology Centers & Illegal Practices – Whistleblower Award Post

    … False Claims Act was passed in 1863 during the Civil War. Still on the books today, the law allows whistleblowers to earn cash awards for their information. To qualify, you must have inside information about fraud involving a federal program or funds. Awards are based on the amount recovered by the government. Only the first person to report usually…

    Due Diligence- 12 readers -
  • $85 Million Wasted on “Empty Shells”? Government Contractor Fraud Post

    … of a hotel and an adjacent apartment building, directly across the street from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.” How serious were these “deficiencies”? Sopko says, “the $85 million in loans is gone, the buildings were never completed and are uninhabitable, and the U.S. Embassy is now forced to provide security for the site at additional cost to U.S. taxpayers…

    Due Diligence- 19 readers -
  • Sleeping with the Enemy? Qui Tam Whistleblower Post

    …, gunpowder laced with sawdust and wool blankets filled with moth holes. Fast forward to the 21st century and the law is still in use today. Qui Tam Lawsuits Against Military Contractors The recent post in CCR said, “The most promising area is cases arising out of the Iraq and Afghan wars. There have been many cases brought against private companies…

    Due Diligence- 10 readers -
  • Anatomy of a Fraud – U.S. v Allied Home Mortgage Goes to Trial

    … HUD-FHA regulations necessary to maintain their HUD-FHA approval to participate in the government mortgage insurance program [FIRREA claim]; In violation of the False Claims Act, Allied Corporation falsely certified that it had complied with HUD’s underwriting standards and that loans it submitted were eligible for insurance by FHA when…

    Due Diligence- 41 readers -
  • Arab Company Tries to Dodge Whistleblower Suit

    …. A Civil War era whistleblower law allows private individuals to file lawsuits in the name of the government in cases involving fraud against taxpayers. The United States spend an enormous amount of money each year to feed our troops in the Mideast, over $2 billion. Much of that money is pend on local vendors. Al-Sultan owns his own company in Kuwait…

    Due Diligence- 13 readers -
  • Can A Government Employee Receive a Whistleblower Award?

    … exception is the First Circuit which covers Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Puerto Rico.) At issue is the language of the False Claims Act itself. The law says that a “private person” may bring a whistleblower lawsuit. Shell and the government argued that Congress’ use of the term “private person” makes it clear that government…

    Due Diligence- 11 readers -
  • Whistleblower Receives $4.5 Million Award

    … of the federal False Claims Act. The latter is an 1863 Civil War era law that pays whistleblowers awards for reporting fraud against government programs. Congress made kickbacks illegal in the hope that medical decisions always be based on a patient’s best interests and not that of the provider. We call that concept “patients before profits.” False…

    Due Diligence- 9 readers -
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