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Whistleblower Insider is written by the Constantine Cannon law firm team of experienced qui tam and whistleblower lawyers. It is updated regularly to provide the latest whistleblower and fraud news and developments.

DOJ Catch of the Week -- Sallie Mae

Posted  05/15/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice fraud "catch of the week" goes to student loan giant Sallie Mae and its former loan-servicing arm, Navient Solutions. On Tuesday, the companies agreed to pay nearly $100 million to settle allegations that they violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by charging members of the military excessive interest rates and late fees on student...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - May 13, 2014

Posted  05/13/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team EU court rules Google must delete personal data when asked --  The European Court of Justice rules against Google finding that people have the right to have data about them deleted from online databases.  NPR Last run on Wall Street for the Great Recession? -- The WSJ reports that the guilty plea the DOJ is seeking from Credit Suisse may signal the beginning of a series of...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - May 9, 2014

Posted  05/9/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Snapchat settles FTC charges of duping consumers on privacy -- The mobile-messaging-app maker agrees to settle charges that it misled consumers by telling them that messages would disappear, misrepresented its data-collection practices and didn't adequately protect users' personal data.  WSJ New Mexico whistleblower lawsuit on sexual harassment and fraud -- A recently-revealed...

Ask Congress to Help CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou!

Posted  05/8/14
By Jason Enzler If you are in DC tomorrow and have the time, consider joining with other whistleblower supporters on Capitol Hill as they visit with members of Congress to aid whistleblower John Kiriakou. Mr. Kiriakou, you may recall, was the first CIA official to come forward and publicly confirm that the U.S. was using waterboarding to torture detainees. As thanks, Mr. Kiriakou received a 30-month prison sentence...

DOJ Catch of the Week -- Baptist Health

Posted  05/8/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's False Claims Act "Catch of the Week" goes to Baptist Health Systems Inc., a network of affiliated hospitals and medical providers in the Jacksonville, Florida area. On Tuesday, the company agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle allegations that its subsidiaries violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to Medicare and Medicaid for medically unnecessary...

Food Fraud – Yet Another Growing Concern with the Safety of Our Food Supply

Posted  05/8/14
By Marlene Koury  Next time you are sitting down to enjoy a perfectly seared, wild-caught salmon filet drizzled with extra virgin olive oil alongside organic greens and a nice glass of red, consider this: those are among the top ten foods and drinks most susceptible to fraud. Rounding out the list are milk, honey and maple syrup, coffee and tea, spices, grains, and fruit juice. According to a January 2014

Whistleblower News from the Inside - May 6, 2014

Posted  05/6/14

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

No company is too big to jail? -- That’s the message USAG Eric Holder has taken to the streets as the DOJ prepares to bring criminal charges against two of Europe’s largest banks, Credit Suisse and BNP Paribas.  Washington Post Baptist Health settles whistleblower suit for $2.5M -- The Florida based network of hospitals and medical providers was charged with violating the...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - May 2, 2014

Posted  05/2/14

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

Lunch room fraud in our capital’s public schools? – The former head of food services for Washington DC’s public schools has filed a whistleblower lawsuit under the False Claims Act alleging fraud in the performance of the $30M annual contract between the city and Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality.  Washington Post

55 universities under investigation for handling of sexual...

And Yet Another Accolade for Snowden

Posted  05/1/14

By Marlene Koury

Edward Snowden's mantle must be getting crowded with the awards he has received for blowing the whistle on NSA surveillance. His latest is the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling, which he received at a ceremony in Washington on Wednesday. Laura Poitras, a documentary filmmaker and journalist, was, along with Snowden, the co-recipient of this year's award. She was the first to establish encrypted...

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