Whistleblowers

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 Whistleblowers
  • Republicans Back New Whistleblower Legislation

    … to know what the Republicans might propose to the False Claims Act, this week two Republican senators introduced legislation to extend and expand whistleblower laws to include auto industry workers who report safety violations. Whistleblowers would be eligible for up to 30% of whatever fines are collected by the NHTSA or Justice Department…

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  • Tax Court Hears Interesting IRS Whistleblower Case

    … me on Google +! This entry was posted on November 23, 2014, 1:02 am and is filed under Fraud Recovery, Tax. You can follow any responses to this entry through RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed. …

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  • False Claims Act – $435 Million in Awards in 2014

    … The Justice Department released their 2014 whistleblower award figures yesterday. Whistleblowers under the federal False Claims Act took home $435 million in award money this year. (The government’s fiscal year ended on September 30th). These figures don’t include the millions paid by the IRS, SEC and under the FIRREA statute. All four programs…

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  • Regulators Crack Down on Mortgage Servicers

    …. Already some whistleblowers have been paid tens of millions of dollars in rewards. Need more information? Contact attorney Brian Mahany at brian@mahanyertl.com or by telephone at (414) 704-6731. All inquiries kept in strict confidence. Find me on Google +! This entry was posted on November 22, 2014, 4:57 am and is filed under Fraud Recovery. You can follow any responses to this entry through RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed. …

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  • Pres Obama’s executive order on immigration begins constitutional war

    … of the current cutoff of 2007, and will lift the requirement that applicants be under 31 to be eligible. The expansion is expected to affect about 300,000 people. The probable Constitutional war will likely stall installation of the newly named Attorney General, may impact on budget funding for a number of programs and is likely to grab most headlines for weeks to come. In addition the stock market may be affected and efforts to advance on other legislation of any kind to be halted. Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers …

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  • Summary of November 12, 2014 conference report for civil cases

    ….” In addition, because the statute provided for “any remedy deemed warranted by the court pursuant to this chapter or any other applicable provision of statutory or common law” (emphasis added), the court concluded that the Legislature allowed for both equitable and legal remedies, including a jury trial. Mendoza v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, S220675…

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  • FINRA Addresses Confidentiality Provisions In Notice 14-40

    … 04-44 issued in June 2004. FINRA Notice 14-40 goes further than FINRA’s prior guidance in Notice 04-44 and specifically targets agreements designed to silence whistleblowers. In Notice 14-40 FINRA cautions firms that a confidentiality provision cannot prevent a person from initiating communications directly with a regulator regarding…

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  • Medicare Fraud, Whistleblowers and Patient Recruiters

    … inquiries are kept in strict confidence. Find me on Google +! This entry was posted on November 15, 2014, 7:25 pm and is filed under Fraud Recovery. You can follow any responses to this entry through RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed. …

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  • Bank Fraud Post – Big Banks Too Big To Serve?

    …. At least then, these banks might still be too big to fail but their bankers would no longer be too big to jail. That is our two cents. – Mahany & Ertl is a full service boutique law firm that brings bank fraud cases against banks and represents whistleblowers in federal False Claims Act and FIRREA cases. These laws allow whistleblowers…

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