Monthly Roundup – April 2015
Here is our look-back at the key whistleblower and fraud developments we have written about over the past month:
FEATURED POSTS AND COMMENTARY
This month’s featured posts and commentary included: SEC Announces First Award to Whistleblower in Retaliation Case (here); Whistleblower Spotlight — Halliburton Whistleblower Tony Menendez (here); SEC Awards Compliance Officer Whistleblower Over A Million Dollars (here); Whistleblower Spotlight — Deceased VA Whistleblower Christopher Kirkpatrick (here); SEC Enforcement Spotlight — BlackRock Advisors (here); International Olympic Committee Launches Whistleblower Hotline (here); SEC Enforcement Spotlight — FLIR Systems (here); Maryland Passes False Claims Act (here); and SEC Charges KBR with Violating Whistleblower Protection Rule (here).
DOJ CATCH OF THE WEEK
WHISTLEBLOWER NEWS FROM THE INSIDE
Included among this month’s top whistleblower and fraud news: Wall Street pushes back on foreign bribery probe (here); SEC doles out first whistleblower award in retaliation case (here); All-Star listing of government whistleblowers blast Obama prosecutions (here); David Petraeus sentenced to two years probation (here); Deutsche Bank to pay $2.5B to settle LIBOR rate-rigging charges (here); Real Housewives of NJ star Jim Marchese scores millions in whistleblower payouts (here); Whistleblower talks about $100M lawsuit against IU Health (here); Former JPMorgan Chase Broker Charged in $20 Million Fraud (here); New York State Senate leader Dean Skelos at center of new corruption inquiry (here); E.U. charges Google with violating antitrust laws (here); International Olympic Committee creates whistleblower hotline (here); Surge in VA whistleblower cases (here); Wall Street fees wipe out $2.5B in New York City pension fund gains (here); Study warns of diet supplement dangers kept quiet by FDA (here); Bust of Snowden snuck into Brooklyn park (here); Ex-TPG executive files whistleblower suit alleging TPG threatened his life (here); and NY Doctors accused of using homeless people to defraud Medicaid (here).
DOJ Fraud Settlements
The DOJ settled False Claims Act and other fraud allegations with Kolon Industries, Black & Decker, Yamada Manufacturing, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Deutsche Bank, Citizens Medical Center, Sprint Communications, Health Diagnostics, and Medtronic among others, for a total recovery of more than $2.7 billion. Many of these matters were initiated by whistleblowers under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. Click here.