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
  • Guaranty Bank – FDIC Closure and Whistleblower Post

    … on for years. Whistleblower Awards for Bank Fraud or Misconduct In 1989, Congress passed the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act – FIRREA for short. When originally passed, Congress hoped the law would be used to prosecute small town bankers who frequently used the bank as their own personal piggy bank. Bad loans were rampant…

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  • United Airlines Gets Millions of Gov’t $$$ – Aviation Whistleblower Post

    … Airlines cutting corners on its VA and Defense Department contracts? That is what we are investigating. And we need your help. An Aviation Whistleblower Can a Earn Significant Award Under the federal False Claims Act, whistleblowers with inside information about government contracting fraud can earn significant cash awards. To qualify…

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  • United Airlines Deep Dark Secret

    … offered a choice. The much more sinister story involves defrauding the federal government, using unsafe aircraft parts and fudging inspection records. We first wrote about this story last November. At that time a federal judge dismissed a federal whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former United aircraft technician, David Grant. In 2015, Grant sued…

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  • Hackers Hijack Banrisul Bank? Cyberhacking Post

    … Occasionally we report on cybersecurity and cyberhacking incidents involving banks and defense contractors. Because we represent whistleblowers and help them get cash awards, reporting these stories is a way to reach those with information. Although some of the stories we have reported have involved millions of dollars of lost funds, none has…

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  • ING Bank Subject to Dutch, SEC Probe – Whistleblower Opportunity

    … many other violations are out there? If ING helped folks at VimpelCom launder money or bribe corrupt officials, how many other criminals used accounts at their bank? And did the bank know this was going on? Bank insiders are probably the best people to answer these questions. Bankers who become whistleblowers and have inside information about money…

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  • A Banking Nightmare That Only Insiders Will Believe – Whistleblower Post

    …. Renee was a skater on the Italian Olympic team. Renee Sundquist kept a journal. Back then her journal was to remember happy moments and milestones in the family’s life. (The journal would become a critical piece of evidence in the lawsuits that were still years away.) The couple says they were a bit nervous about their new house payment, even though…

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  • Prime Pediatrics Dalton GA (New Medicaid Fraud Investigation)

    … The Medicare fraud lawyers at MahanyLaw are investigating a report that Ayman Rifai M.D and Prime Pediatrics are violating Medicaid laws by improperly billing patients. Our investigation is in early stages and no conclusions have been reached. Medicaid is the insurer of last resort in Georgia. That translates to 894,000 low and middle income…

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  • Military, Private Security & Private Military Contractor Whistleblowers

    … about fraud to earn cash awards. The information must relate to private contractors or vendors that are misusing government funds. Generally, only the first to report is eligible for an award although there are a few exceptions. The law that pays whistleblowers is called the False Claims Act and it pays between 15% and 30% of whatever…

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  • Whistleblower Awards, CFPB & Loan Officer Compensation

    … insiders hoping to clean up dishonest and fraudulent lending practices. It’s hard for an honest loan originator to make a living when so many others are cutting corners and writing bad loans. The federal False Claims Act allows people with “original source” inside information about fraud to collect an award. The information must relate to loans…

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  • 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…

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  • MassHealth Fraud Lawyer – 2016 In Review

    … are so low. Absent a hot tip, the fraud investigators must rely on auditors to find overpayments and waste. Unfortunately, auditors nationwide are only able to review one half of one percent of all providers each year. Massachusetts False Claims Act and Whistleblower Awards Massachusetts is one of 29 states with a Medicaid fraud whistleblower award law…

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  • “Banks Pump Up”? So Do Whistleblower Lawyers!

    … their happiness comes from a perception that regulators will leave them alone for the next 4 years. We aren’t sure that is true. And even if it is, whistleblowers still have the ability to prosecute bad their behavior. False Claims Act and Whistleblower Awards 2016 was the year of the whistleblower. The Justice Department paid out $519 million…

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  • When Whistleblowers Do Things “Their Way”

    … Here is a case that would scare any would-be whistleblowers. A federal appeals court in Denver ordered a whistleblower to pay $15 million to the alleged wrongdoers. Previously the trial court had sanctioned the whistleblower $16,838,279.77. This isn’t money the whistleblower gets. Instead, the courts ordered the whistleblower to pay! Jack…

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  • Oil Royalty Payments Scam? – Could Be a Great Whistleblower Claim!

    … to the net. And therein lies the potential for fraud and abuse. Whistleblower Case Filed Under False Claims Act The two auditors filed their case under the False Claims Act. That law allows anyone with inside information to file claims on behalf of the government. If the case is successful, the whistleblowers can earn an award of between 15% and 30…

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