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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 Law and Practice in the U.S. and Beyond – Gonzalez Speaks at Euro Latam Lex Conference

Posted  02/7/20
On February 6, 2020, Carolina Gonzalez of our London Office spoke at the VI International Congress of Euro Latam Lex in Washington, D.C.  This year’s edition focused on “Challenges in Compliance as we Enter the New ‘Roaring Twenties.’”  Carolina’s panel discussed key whistleblower reward programs in the US:  CFTC, SEC, IRS, and the False Claims Act, the expansion of similar programs in other...

Catch of the Week – Hybrid Tech pays $29 Million to Resolve Claims of Collusive Bidding on Sale of Energy Department Loan in Case Brought by Creditors

Posted  02/6/20
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Our Catch of the Week arises out of misconduct in a corporate restructuring, features a unique whistleblower, and resulted in a $29 million recovery by the government. The defendants, Hybrid Tech Holdings, LLC and related entities, were alleged to have rigged bids in a government auction of a loan made to Fisker Automotive under the Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan...

Top Ten Whistleblower Developments of 2019

Posted  02/6/20
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By any measure, 2019 was a Very Big Year for whistleblowers.  Our annual Top Ten lists identified 2019’s most significant financial recoveries by whistleblowers, as well as recoveries in enforcement actions at the federal and state level involving government procurement, healthcare, financial, tax, and other types of fraud.  But the numbers, as impressive as they are, can’t tell the full story of the impact that...

London Events from the Constantine Cannon Whistleblowing Team

Posted  02/6/20
With the actions of whistleblowers regularly in the news, and media organizations considering issues about the role of whistleblowers, the Constantine Cannon London Whistleblower Team has continued to be an active voice in advocating for whistleblowers before many different audiences.  Among our recent events:

Mary Inman on Closed Circuit

On January 29, 2020, Partner Mary Inman was tapped to appear on the Closed...

Constantine Cannon Hosts Event with Author Tom Mueller, Whistleblowers, and Advocate Groups to Discuss Why Whistleblowers Act

Posted  02/6/20
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Happy New Year! Constantine Cannon’s London Whistleblower Group started 2020 inaugurating a brand new office location and hosting a seminal event titled “The Whistleblower’s Dilemma: Seeking Truth in an Age of Fraud.”

A Common Pattern Driving Whistleblowers?

Partner Mary Inman opened up the evening chatting with Tom Mueller about his recent book Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud,...

Opioid Executive Sentenced to Over Five Years in Prison for Role in Healthcare Fraud Scheme

Posted  01/31/20
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Insys Therapeutics, an opioid manufacturer whose main product is Subsys, a spray from of fentanyl that is 100 times stronger than morphine and cost tens of thousands a month, is in the news again. The company and its former CEO, John Kapoor, have been facing a mountain of legal issues in the past three years. Last week, in a decision that most of our readers agree with, Kapoor was sentenced to 66 months in prison. 

Vote Now for the 2019 Whistleblower of the Year

Posted  01/30/20
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Whistleblower Insider wants to hear from you on who should be honored as our 2019 Whistleblower of the Year. As in past years, we are especially interested in those individuals who best encapsulate the qualities of the typical whistleblower — courage, strength, integrity, selflessness and a deep concern for public health and safety. You can choose among the candidates listed below, or identify your own candidate....

Top Ten State Healthcare and Financial Fraud Recoveries of 2019

Posted  01/30/20
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Here at Constantine Cannon, our attorneys represent whistleblowers reporting a wide variety of healthcare fraud and financial fraud, including government contract fraud, unlawful kickbacks, tax evasion, and more. While such wrongful conduct often violates federal laws, state governments are also important enforcement authorities. For whistleblowers, state enforcement can offer additional opportunities.  New York,...

UK Parliament Introduces Bill to Establish Office of the Whistleblower

Posted  01/29/20
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A bill introduced in the UK Parliament seeks to establish an independent Office of the Whistleblower, which would build upon the current statutory framework and improve whistleblower protections and support. The Office of the Whistleblower Bill, introduced on January 28th by Baroness Susan Kramer, incorporates the recommendations and guidance offered in the 2019 report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on...
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