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False Claims Act

An Overview of Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement Fraud Statutes

Brad Reid | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

The Justice Department in a September 7, 2015, memorandum entitled "Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing," indicated a willingness to fo...

Ex-Congressman Solicits $80,000 From For-Profit Colleges for Court Paper Aimed At Shielding Fraud

David Halperin | Posted 01.06.2017 | Business
David Halperin

The Republican ex-congressman who now works as the chief lobbyist for the troubled for-profit college industry has ushered in the new year with an email asking for-profit college owners to finance a legal brief aimed at limiting the legal risk of companies in fraud cases.

Commonly Encountered Federal Business Fraud Statutes

Brad Reid | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
Brad Reid

Violating a federal fraud statute easily becomes a personal and business disaster. This comment provides a brief and incomplete educational overview o...

Qui Tam, Anyone?

Joel Sucher | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Joel Sucher

If New York AG Schneiderman's proposal becomes law it may create another lucrative revenue stream for potential do-gooders; one that may rival the New York State lottery in payouts.

Directors Could Be Personally Liable for Off-Label Drug Marketing Violations

Brad Reid | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

A recent decision of the federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit indicates that corporate directors could face personal liability for off-label...

A Snake Oil Salesman Alive and Well in Dr. Oz

Kristen Houghton | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

I was born a skeptic, and that is to my advantage. I don't buy products based on someone's glowing claims of success. Even as a woman who has always b...

A 10-Step Guide to Whistleblowing

Adam Resnick | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Adam Resnick

1. Shut up and get a good lawyer, fast. You can complain about the fraud internally, but we all know how that usually ends. Once you identify a fra...

20:1 Best Returns in The House

Adam Resnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Adam Resnick

As I watched the political brinksmanship over the last several weeks with the government shutdown that brought the Treasury close to default, I couldn...

Pharmaceutical Giant Sued By U.S.

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2013 | Business

* Civil fraud lawsuit alleges improper payments * U.S. says Novartis sought to boost sales of Myfortic * Novartis had no...

Mortgage Lender Charged With Defrauding Government

Reuters | Jonathan Stempel | Posted 04.04.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - The United States on Thursday sued a New York mortgage company it said defrauded the federal government into insuring poor quality home lo...

Ryan J. Reilly

CIA Contractors Settle Hooters Case | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three companies have agreed to pay the government $3 million for showering Central Intelligence Agency employees with tickets to sportin...

Whistling Over the Cliff

Adam Resnick | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
Adam Resnick

I understand that good people can make bad decisions and do bad things. What I have a difficult time understanding, however, is the vastly different reactions from friends and associates to my felony versus my whistleblowing.

Lab Company Offered Discounts To Pass On Costs To Medicare

| Posted 06.17.2013 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Bernice Yeung Southern California’s largest clinical laboratory and radiology company serving nur...

Ben Hallman

Whistleblowers, Beware: Most Claims End In Disappointment, Despair | Ben Hallman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business

At first glance, James Holzrichter's decision to tell the government his employer's dirty secrets appears to have worked out rather well. He won $...

Bank To Pay Hundreds Of Millions To Settle Claims Of Reckless Lending

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

* One of biggest US lawsuits over risky home loans * HUD incurred losses when some of the loans defaulted * Damages to b...

States Missing Out On Revenue From Whistle-Blower Law

Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

(Andrew Longstreth) - For many states, a law intended to root out corruption also has been good for the bottom line. Over the last decade, more tha...

Catherine Pearson

Whistleblower Suit Alleges Lab Company Cheats Medicare, Costs Billions | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living

President Obama recently announced plans to cut $320 billion in Medicare and Medicaid costs, but one whistleblower says to cut costs, the government s...

Chris Kirkham

Justice Department, Four States Say For-Profit College Corporation Violated Federal Law | Chris Kirkham | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business

The U.S. Justice Department and four states sued the nation’s second-largest for-profit college corporation on Monday, alleging in a wide-ranging co...

Supreme Court Makes it Harder to Hold Contractors Accountable for Fraud

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

We urge Congress to reject draft legislation that would silence potential whistleblowers, weaken SEC enforcement actions and allow law-breaking companies to evade accountability.

WATCH: Shahien Nasiripour Says, 'The Government's Here To Play Ball'

Huff TV | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business
Huff TV

Shahien Nasiripour, Senior Business Reporter for The Huffington Post, appeared on "Democracy Now!" to discuss his recent report, "Confidential Federal...

Shahien Nasiripour

Confidential Federal Audits Accuse Five Biggest Mortgage Firms Of Defrauding Taxpayers | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.16.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A set of confidential federal audits accuse the nation’s five largest mortgage companies of defrauding taxpayers in their handling of ...

ABC J'accuse MEP: There is no there there

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Last week ABC News Investigative Team, including its chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross, ran a story that seemingly confirmed much of the ne...

Rush University Medical Center Pays $1.5M To Settle Medicare Charges

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rush University Medical Center will pay a $1.5 million fine to settle federal charges it filed false Medicare claims. The center is accused of violat...

UBS Whistleblower Sentenced to 40-Month Prison Term Puts Chill on Whistleblowing

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Bradley Birkenfeld may be one of the most effective whistleblowers in the nation's history. His reward? A 40-month prison sentence.