Monthly Roundup – May 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: Nine Top FIFA Officials Indicted as DOJ Promises More on the Way (here); Supreme Court in Carter Decision Narrows Scope of Whistleblower First-To-File Bar (here); Wall Street Still Behaving Badly (here); FTC Spotlight — Cancer Charities Charged with Cheating Consumers Out of $187M (here); SEC Chair Gives Big Shout Out for Whistleblowers (here).
DOJ CATCH OF THE WEEK
WHISTLEBLOWER NEWS FROM THE INSIDE
Included among this month’s top whistleblower and fraud news: Cardiovascular specialists settle whistleblower case (here); Orbit Medical and Rehab Medical settle False Claims Act charges for $7.5 million (here); FIFA officials arrested in corruption scandal (here); Whistleblowers find SEC rewards slow and scarce (here); SEC charges Atlanta firm over public pension funds (here); Conagra hit with record criminal fine for salmonella outbreak (here); Cancer charities charged with multi-million dollar fraud (here); New report shows Wall Street remains “untamed” (here); Reporting sexual assault in the military may be hazardous to your career (here); How do you make millions by doing good? Become a whistleblower (here); Big banks expected to plead guilty to felony charges in Forex investigation (here); SEC charges ITT educational services, top executives with fraud (here); Former CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison (here); Military whistleblowers have long wait for justice (here); DeflateGate report says “more probable than not” that Tom Brady cheated (here); Judge orders UN to lift suspension of whistleblower who leaked sexual abuse report (here); New York Senate leader and son arrested on corruption charges (here); Vermont False Claims Act to become law (here).
DOJ Fraud Settlements
The DOJ settled False Claims Act and other fraud and misconduct allegations with Orbit Medical, Medco Health Solutions, Citicorp, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, The Royal Bank of Scotland, UBS, United Parcel Service, Duke Energy, PharMerica, Siemens Medical Solutions, Health Management Associates, BNP Paribas and Accredo Health Group, among others, for a total recovery of roughly $12 billion. Many of these matters were initiated by whistleblowers under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. Click here.