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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 - April 15, 2014

Posted  04/15/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Pulitzer Prize goes to newspapers that broke the NSA surveillance story -- The Guardian and Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the NSA’s extensive surveillance programs based on leaks from whistleblower Edward Snowden.  U.S. News & World Report Hope Cancer Institute pays $2.9M for lying about drugs provided under Medicare – The settlement resolves...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - April 11, 2014

Posted  04/11/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team NHL sued for promoting violence – Nine former players claim the league “intentionally created, fostered and promoted a culture of extreme violence.”  NYT Congress organizing new committee for whistleblowers? -- Senator Grassley announces plans to create a new Senate caucus dedicated to upholding federal whistleblower protections.  Washington Post Lance Armstrong reveals...

Grassley Gives Failing Grade to Government on Key Whistleblower Protection

Posted  04/10/14
By Jason Enzler Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), noted whistleblower champion, reviewed all 15 executive branch departments for their compliance with an important whistleblower law, releasing his findings last week.  The results were not good.  Only the Treasury Department received a passing grade. At issue is the so-called “anti-gag” protections mandated by the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act...

A Disappointing Whistleblower Report from the IRS

Posted  04/10/14
By Marlene Koury The IRS recently released its Annual Report to Congress on its whistleblower program and the results are discouraging even for an agency that has a questionable track record when it comes to dealing with whistleblowers.  Despite having received more tips than ever – over nine thousand of them -- the IRS paid only $53 million to whistleblowers in 2013.  This is a sharp drop from the $125 million...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - April 8, 2014

Posted  04/8/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team UConn star basketball player weighs in on paying athletes -- Shabazz Napier said that while he had made money for the school, his coaches, Nike, and others, he had not always had enough spending money to buy food and often went to bed “starving.”  New Yorker Feds crack down on illegal cancer meds – Thanks to the help of whistleblower tips, the government is closing in on...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - April 4, 2014

Posted  04/4/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team DOJ secures $5.15 billion settlement in environmental contamination case – Anadarko Petroleum and its subsidiary Kerr-McGee have agreed to the landmark settlement to resolve claims that they improperly evaded responsibilities to clean-up environmental contamination.  DOJ   State Department has lost track of $6 billion – The agency issued an alert noting it had found...

Monthly Roundup - March 2014

Posted  04/3/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Here is our look-back at the key whistleblower and fraud developments we have written about over the past month: Featured Posts and Commentary As if the NCAA did not have enough to worry about with the class action lawsuit attacking as an illegal price-fixing agreement the NCAA’s age-old ban on...

The Hypocrisy of Big-Time College Sports

Posted  04/2/14
By Gordon Schnell and David Scupp (Published in CNN) The debate has gone on for years.  The athletes in big-time college sports bring in billions of dollars for their universities and the NCAA, but get nothing in return -- other than a scholarship that does not even cover the full cost of attending school.  Until now, it has been largely a philosophical discussion among academics and sports enthusiasts.  Are...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - April 1, 2014

Posted  04/1/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Federal court says $2.3 billion whistleblower lawsuit against Hawker Beechcraft Corp. is a go -- The decision reverses a bankruptcy court ruling that blocked litigation over allegedly defective parts used in planes sold to the U.S. government.  WSJ Whistleblower claims DuPont contamination in Louisiana – A just unsealed False Claims Act whistleblower suit by a longtime DuPont...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - March 28, 2014

Posted  03/28/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Air force fires officers over cheating – Nine officers were fired at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana as part of a widespread cheating scandal among those entrusted with launching intercontinental nuclear missiles.  NYT Second Chicago State whistleblower steps forward – Glenn Meeks, the university’s former CFO, files a lawsuit claiming he was fired in retaliation for...
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