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).
Posts about Whistleblower
  • 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

    … In a previous post we wrote about why the Justice Department sometimes declines whistleblower cases. That post, “My Government Whistleblower Case Was Declined, Now What?” describes in great detail the steps one can take to resurrect a case that has been declined by the government. Not only is it possible to resurrect a declined case…

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  • Fairness in Class Actions Bill Anything But…

    … administrations. Sure, there have been bumps along the way. Each administration seems to have its own way of doing things. Today, however, things are different. Our rights may no longer be safe. This week the Republican controlled House of Representatives passed the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017 Act…

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  • Fairness in Class Actions Bill Anything But…

    … administrations. Sure, there have been bumps along the way. Each administration seems to have its own way of doing things. Today, however, things are different. Our rights may no longer be safe. This week the Republican controlled House of Representatives passed the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017 Act…

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  • Concealed or Hidden Investment Fees? SEC Whistleblower Post

    … Last month, Legendary investor Warren Buffett took direct aim at fees investors pay. While most everyone agrees that an investment fund manager is entitled to make a profit, Buffett thinks that investors are paying too much in fees. We agree and also take issue with the prevalence of so many hidden investment fees. How can an investor question…

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  • My Government Whistleblower Case Was Declined, Now What?

    … No one wants to that their whistleblower case was declined. Yet it happens with most cases. On average, the Justice Department only intervenes in 20% of the False Claims Act cases filed. That means your odds in winning through government intervention are 1:5. (The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1:292,200,000!) Most folks that file…

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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

    … is lucky enough to get a hold of the book will certainly be entranced by its rollercoaster of failure and success, of justice and injustice, of heroes and villains. Unquestionably, Saints, Sinners, and Heroes – Covert Ops in the War against the C-Suite Mafia is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the ethical dilemmas of our time. The post Whistleblower News Review appeared first on Mahany Law. …

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  • Pharmaceutical Whistleblowers – The WAR on Big Pharma Begins

    … the pharmaceutical industry. These include, “pay to delay,” off label use, illegal kickbacks and production or importation of adulterated / sub potent drugs. Each of these violations can be prosecuted under the False Claims Act. Pay to delay occurs when a pharmaceutical company with a drug coming off patent pays generic companies to stay out…

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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

    … Halliburton Company 29 Herc Holdings Inc 30 Hertz Global Holdings Inc 31 Hines Interests Limited Partnership 32 HSBC Holdings PLC 33 Innodata Inc 34 International Business Machines Corporation 35 iRhythm Technologies Inc 36 Juniper Networks Inc 37 KBR Inc 38 Keppel Corporation Limited 39 Kimco Realty Corporation 40 Kinross Gold Corporation 41…

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  • Jail for Fla. Lighting Contractor in Kickback Scheme

    …, I have a sympathy for high school or college kids who make stupid mistakes. Bustillo was apparently engaged in a bribery scheme for years, however. By the time he hit his 30’s he should have known better. His final argument centers on his cut of the crime. Because he was the most junior member of the bribery racket, he got the least amount…

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  • The Last Post Crisis Deal? Probably Not – Credit Suisse Whistleblower Post

    …. The payment settles allegations of pre-2008 wrongdoing in the sales of mortgage backed securities (RMBS). To date, the “too-big-to-fail” club members have paid about $46 billion for their RMBS violations. That sum includes our historic whistleblower case that helped the government collect $16.67 billion from Bank of America. By the numbers…

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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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