Whistleblower

A whistleblower (whistle-blower or whistle blower) is a person who exposes misconduct, alleged dishonest or illegal activity occurring in an organization. The alleged misconduct may be classified in many ways; for example, a violation of a law, rule, regulation and/or a direct threat to public interest, such as fraud, health and safety violations, and corruption. Whistleblowers may make their allegations internally (for example, to other people within the accused organization) or externally (to regulators, law enforcement agencies, to the media or to groups concerned with the issues).
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  • Construction Dive

    … of a stricter Buy America policy, however, could be an increase in fraud, according to attorney Brian Mahany, who specializes in whistleblower law. Mahany said he has represented the government’s interests in cases against companies that violate the country’s Buy American laws by attempting to pass of off foreign-made goods as domestic. For example…

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  • 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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  • Fairness in Class Actions Bill Anything But…

    … We try hard to keep politics out of this blog. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, claim no affiliation or belong to another party, most of us agree that fraud, greed and corruption is bad. As a leading plaintiff’s law firm, we have successfully prosecuted False Claims Act whistleblower cases under both Republican and Democratic…

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  • Fairness in Class Actions Bill Anything But…

    … to support the measure. The Chamber and leadership was able to railroad the bill through the House but now people are waking up and realizing just how serious this legislation is to our legal system. The good news is that it is not too late. Contact your Senator and let them know how terrible this legislation is. Even if your two Senators are Democrats…

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  • Concealed or Hidden Investment Fees? SEC Whistleblower Post

    … for SEC Whistleblower actions. The whistleblower lawyers at MahanyLaw are investigating claims that investment funds are overcharging or concealing fees from investors. If you have inside information about one of these violations, please contact us immediately. You may be entitled to a large cash award through the SEC whistleblower program. Keep…

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  • My Government Whistleblower Case Was Declined, Now What?

    … declines to prosecute. The same is true under most state whistleblower laws. Other Types of Whistleblower Claims – FIRREA, SEC & IRS If the case is a FIRREA (banking fraud whistleblower claim), SEC or IRS whistleblower case, there is no right to pursue the claims once the case is declined. Unfortunately, the decline rates in these cases are also…

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  • More Convictions in Venezuela Foreign Bribery Scheme

    … awarded contracts. Beech also admitted that he worked with the foreign officials to hide bribes. To date, eight people have been convicted in connection with the Petróleos de Venezuela SA foreign bribery scheme. Foreign Bribery and Whistleblower Awards People with inside information about violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act are eligible…

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  • Whistleblower News Review

    …Book Review SAINTS, SINNERS, AND HEROES – Covert Ops in the War against the C-Suite Mafia, author Brian Mahany Link to original source (166K) The ultimate whistleblower handbook, featuring numerous real life examples and case studies. By one of America’s most visible whistleblower attorneys. Author and multi-billion-dollar lawsuit-winning…

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  • Pharmaceutical Whistleblowers – The WAR on Big Pharma Begins

    … Pharmaceutical Whistleblowers – The WAR on Big Pharma Begins January 17, 2017 by Brian Mahany Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Agree that Big Pharma Must Rein in Prescription Drug Costs Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are about as polar opposites as two politicians can be. Sanders is a “tax the rich” liberal Democrat. Trump is the rich guy…

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  • Ocwen’s Newest Lie? (Ocwen Whistleblower Post)

    … to Ocwen than most homeowners. Seeking an “Insider” Ocwen Whistleblower The HAMP program expired at the end of 2016. Hundreds of thousands of homeowners never received their modification. To listen to their stories, they were ignored, forced to send in paperwork multiple times and given the run around. The $2.1 billion, 49 state enforcement action…

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  • FCPA Foreign Bribery Active Investigations – Last Call for Whistleblowers

    …, AstraZeneca PLC, Eli Lilly & Co. and GlaxoSmithKline PLC. Petróleo Brasileiro SA – Petrobras Name a country that isn’t investigating Petrobas! The company seems to be on everyone’s regulatory radar. If you know of any wrongdoing by the company, call us! Rio Tinto PLC Rio Tinto shares “honors” with Petrobas for always being in the wrong place…

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  • Jail for Fla. Lighting Contractor in Kickback Scheme

    … There is something magical about southern Florida. Warm winters, lush vegetation, fancy cars, great fishing… and fraud. Lot’s of fraud. We took special interest in the news that a contractor doing work at the Miami International Airport wants to go to jail for a year. Who wants to spend a year in prison? Someone facing a decade in prison! What…

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  • Mortgage Underwriting Fraud in 2016 – Whistleblower Post

    … qualify if backed by the FHA or VA. Loans by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac also qualify. If you have inside information about wrongdoing, we help you investigate and file a sealed lawsuit in federal court. Ultimately the Justice Department can take over the case or allow us to prosecute. While being investigated, the case is usually sealed meaning…

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  • North Carolina Medical Biller Gets 9 Years for Medicaid Fraud!

    … A Greenville, North Carolina medical biller was sentenced to 108 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud and identity theft charges. Donnie Lee Phillips II will be eligible for early release after 7 years and 8 months. U.S. Senior District Court Judge James Fox also ordered Phillips to serve an additional 3 years…

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