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

    … United Airlines is best today known for its poor customer service, inhumane treatment of overbooked passengers and destroying checked bags. A series of bad press and YouTube videos has finally got Congress interested in how the airline conducts its commercial passenger operations. As we reported earlier, however, United Airlines gets much of its…

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  • United Airlines Deep Dark Secret

    … is the only company in the world that overhauls the inlets and core thrust reversers for the Air Force’s C-17 fleet. Those services are mostly performed at the Charleston Air Force Base in South Carolina. A few planes are also repaired at a United service facility in San Francisco. Jet engine parts have extremely critical tolerances. Because they operate…

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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

    … institutions from identifying and interdicting prohibited transactions. The practice of removing and omitting such information was also used by other branches of ING Bank’s Wholesale Banking Division, including in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, in processing U.S. dollar payments and trade finance transactions through the United States…

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

    … The story you are about to read is true. I originally posted this tale on our sister blog, Banking Misconduct. After hearing from several bank employees, I decided to repurpose the story and share with would be whistleblowers. It details just how bad things can get when big banks set up their employees (and customers) for failure. We hope…

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  • Prime Pediatrics Dalton GA (New Medicaid Fraud Investigation)

    … or physician decides to defraud Medicaid, it is common to see multiple types of fraud taking place. Whistleblower Awards for Medicaid Fraud If Prime Pediatrics is double billing, substantial whistleblower awards may be available. The federal False Claims Act pays awards to people with inside information about fraud involving federally funded healthcare…

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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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  • Venezuela Public Corruption and Fraud: More Whistleblowers Needed

    … out of the country is illegal. Of course, a ready black market opened to smooth the way for corrupt officials who want to get their money out of Venezuela. The country has also become much more violent. Kidnappings and homicides are off the charts. When Chavez took power the murder rate was less than 20 per 100,000 people. Now it hovers around 100…

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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)

    … are one of the tens of thousands of people working in the industry or a healthcare provider, read on. You may be eligible for an award. False Claims Act and Pharma Whistleblower Awards The False Claims Act is a Civil War era anti-fraud law that is still on the books and more powerful than ever. Under the Act, whistleblowers with inside information…

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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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