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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.

Whistleblower News from the Inside - November 15, 2013

Posted  11/15/13
Sexual misconduct in the Secret Service – Whistleblowers tell Senate Homeland Security committee of rampant misbehavior within the agency over the past few years.  Washington Post US investigates alleged currency trade cartel – Barclays, RBS, Citigroup and other major banks are suspected of working together to raise the cost of foreign currencies for the benefit of their own investments.  NYT Bribery at...

The NFL Bullying Scandal -- Another Wake-Up Call for Whistleblower Reform in Sports

Posted  11/14/13
By Gordon Schnell And yet another sports scandal.  This one so inconceivable you have to scratch your head and wonder.  Bullying in the NFL?  You would think this misbehavior would be limited to the playgrounds and schoolyards; to the outcasts, the misfits and the meek unable to stand up for themselves.  That a six-foot, five-inch, three-hundred pounder like Miami Dolphin offensive tackle Jonathan Martin would...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - November 12, 2013

Posted  11/12/13
One step closer to paying college athletes – The court in O’Bannon v. NCAA rules that current and former big-time college football and basketball players can proceed as a class to challenge the NCAA’s long-time restrictions on player compensation.  NYT Sad news this Veterans Day – One in ten veterans (or 1.3M veterans and their families) lack health insurance coverage.  Washington Post Government...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - November 8, 2013

Posted  11/8/13
FDA seeks to ban trans fats – The proposed rule would require food companies wanting to use the nasty artery-clogger to get FDA approval and meet rigorous and likely insurmountable safety standards.  Washington Post Swiss report claims Arafat may have been poisoned – Israel’s Foreign Ministry responds that report “is more soap opera than science.”  BBC EX-CEO of famed hospital sentenced to prison for...

Message to the UK – Whistleblower Incentives Work

Posted  11/7/13
By Gordon Schnell and Jason Enzler So it seems the United Kingdom is finally moving in the direction of serious whistleblower reform.  And it is looking to the U.S. experience for guidance.  In particular, it is considering whether the hefty financial incentives provided to whistleblowers under the False Claims Act (FCA) and Dodd-Frank Act are a good idea.  In a Call for Evidence put out by the U.K....

Whistleblower News from the Inside - November 5, 2013

Posted  11/5/13
Bullying in the NFL – Miami Dolphin guard Richie Incognito is suspended for allegedly sending teammate Jonathan Martin threatening and racist messages and targeting him with other abusive conduct.  Miami Herald Protections for antitrust whistleblowers? – The Senate just passed a bill with retaliation protections for antitrust whistleblowers, though if enacted as it currently stands its effectiveness may be...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - November 1, 2013

Posted  11/1/13
Model photoshopping exposed – ABC video explores the skinny on the extent of model photoshopping and its dangerous social consequences.  ABC Senate Judiciary Committee approves antitrust whistleblower bill – It aims to prevent retaliation against those reporting price-fixing violations to the DOJ.  Reuters Snowden inspiring more NSA leakers – The Government Accountability Project, a whistleblower...

Too Much Junk Science

Posted  10/31/13
By Gordon Schnell We read about them all the time.  The latest major breakthrough in taming one disease or another.  If not an ultimate cure-all, then at least a novel treatment to ease the condition or its associated symptoms.  In some cases, these reported advances really do result in groundbreaking remedies that improve the lives of many.  But in just as many cases it seems, after the initial hype has...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - October 29, 2013

Posted  10/29/13
Too much screen time for kids – With the average child spending 8 hours a day in front of a TV, cell phone or computer, the American Academy of Pediatrics calls for parents to significantly reduce their kids’ screen time.  Chicago Tribune Infosys pays $34M for visa fraud – The payment is to settle DOJ charges stemming from a whistleblower who alleged that the Indian software company illegally brought Indian...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - October 25, 2013

Posted  10/25/13
Whistleblower enforcement provides 20-to-1 return – A report by Taxpayers Against Fraud finds the government recovers $20 for every $1 it spends prosecuting healthcare fraud under the False Claims Act whistleblower statute.  TAF   Top executive rushed security clearances – Employees at USIS, which performed checks on whistleblower Edward Snowden and alleged Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis (and millions of...
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