Whistleblowers

  • Uncle Sam reveals payment of $3.5 Billion to docs by big pharma and medical device makers

    Drug manufacturers and medical device companies paid at least $3.5 Billion to U.S.

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  • U.S. Judge awards $40.7 million and Securities and Exchange Commission Bitcoin Ponzi scheme case

    Bitcoin Savings and Trust and its owner has been ordered to pay $40.7 million in a Securities and Exchange Commission case which established that the company sold investments using the vitual currency using a Ponzi scheme. U.S.

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    • “Justice Department Urges Banks to Implicate Employees”

      “Justice Department Urges Banks to Implicate Employees” by Walter Olson on September 18, 2014 “The Justice Department has a suggestion for banks hoping to avoid criminal charges: Rat out your employees.” By agreeing to throw individuals under the bus, the company as a whole will qualify for valuable cooperation credits.
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    • Shire Pharmaceuticals Settles False Claims Act Case

      …Shire Pharmaceuticals, LLC (“Shire”) has agreed to settle two qui tam lawsuits brought by whistleblowers alleging violations of the False Claims Act for allegedly making false and unsupported claims related to Adderall XR, Vyvanse, Daytrana, and promoting off-label uses of its drugs Pentasa, and Lialda. According to the Department of Justice…

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    • Shire Pharma pays $56.5 million for its marketing of Adderall to kids

      …, former Shire sales representatives. The lawsuits were filed under the False Claims Act’s whistleblower provisions, which permit private parties to sue for false claims on behalf of the government and to share in any recovery. Torres will receive $5.9 million. Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers. He did not represent the whistleblowers in this case.…

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    • DHS Investigation leads to largest worksite enforcement forfeiture in ICE history

      …, and to pay $2,621,114.97 in restitution for the back wages owed the workers. In a statement, 7-Eleven, Inc. said it has fully cooperated with the investigation and will take aggressive actions to initiate I-9 and wage and hour audits of other franchisees, and will institute identity theft protection measures for all its franchisees’ employees. Lynch said the workers would be processed through the system, with some who served as whistleblowers remaining in the country until the case is completed.…

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    • Hewlett Packard pays $108 million for foreign bribes

      … authorities who honored the organization an agreement esteemed at more than 35 million euros. The money from the slush fund were used on luxury trips to Las Vegas, private-grand tour to the Grand Canyon, luxury automobiles, luxury gems, clothing, furniture, laptops and mobile devices and more such items, as per the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement. Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers…

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    • Two Points about the SEC’s $30+ Million Whistleblower Award

      …You probably saw that on Monday the SEC announced its largest-ever award under the Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions: over $30 million to an unnamed tipster from overseas. As with all of the awards issued so far, the Commission is maintaining the whistleblower’s confidentiality and saying very little about the case the tip generated. The big…

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    • New FHFA Watchdog Reports Offers Whistleblower Opportunities

      … of opportunities for whistleblowers to take the lead and insure compliance. The FHFA regulates both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the entities that insure most residential first mortgages. The report says that FHFA adopted the “putback” program even though it did not have the technology to make it work. The plan, called the “representation and warranty” plan…

      3 readers - Due Diligence
    • Great News for Whistleblowers

      … correct. Holder credits whistleblowers for helping recover billions from banks and financial companies that defrauded our nation and each of us as taxpayers. More importantly, he says that the Justice Department continues to actively pursue banks that violate our laws. And that is great news for whistleblowers. After the recent record breaking…

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