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Top Ten Lists

Every January, Whistleblower Insider looks back at the significant government enforcement actions of the past year. Our Top Ten lists highlight the biggest recoveries and significant enforcement efforts by different government actors in cases involving fraud against federal and state governments, financial fraud, tax fraud, and environmental fraud.

Top Ten Healthcare Recoveries of 2018

Posted  01/15/19
Consistent with the trend in prior years, the bulk of the Justice Department’s fraud and false claims recoveries in 2018 stemmed from healthcare fraud matters. And again, most of the funds recovered arose from cases originated by whistleblowers under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. Here are the top ten healthcare recoveries of 2018 by the numbers:
    1. Amerisource Bergen Corporation - In...

Top Ten Financial and Healthcare Fraud Prison Sentences of 2018

Posted  01/11/19
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Financial and healthcare fraud schemes can result not just in civil investigations and liability, but also in prison time for the individuals involved.  In 2018, the Department of Justice obtained substantial prison sentences in numerous cases involving healthcare and financial frauds, helping to bring justice to the patients, investors, or individuals harmed by criminal fraudsters.  Many of the fraudulent schemes...

Top Ten FCPA Recoveries of 2018

Posted  01/10/19
2018 saw substantial monetary settlements for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), which is the leading U.S. law barring bribery of foreign officials by companies subject to its reach.  Violations of the FCPA are investigated by DOJ as well as by the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The SEC has long recognized the FCPA as a high enforcement priority, and whistleblowers with knowledge of...

Top-10 Whistleblower Successes for 2017

Posted  01/23/18
Here is our look-back at the top-10 whistleblower successes for 2017 based on the amount of the whistleblower award recovered or, if not known, the amount the government recovered prompted by the whistleblower's efforts in coming forward.  Click here for a chronological listing of all whistleblower recoveries for 2017.
  1. Mylan -- Pharmaceutical manufacturer Sanofi-Aventis US will receive a whistleblower award of...

Top-10 False Claims Act Kickback Recoveries for 2017

Posted  01/19/18
Here is our look-back at the Top-10 Department of Justice False Claims Act recoveries in 2017 for violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and/or the Stark Law.  Click here for a full chronological listing of all the DOJ False Claims Act recoveries in 2017.
  1. Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC  The Ireland-based drug maker and certain subsidiaries agreed to pay $350 million to settle charges that Shire and the...

Top-10 DOJ Environmental Fraud Settlements for 2017

Posted  01/18/18
Here is our look-back at the top-10 Department of Justice environmental fraud settlements for 2017.  Click here for a full chronological listing of all DOJ fraud settlements for 2017.
  1. Volkswagen AG -- The German auto maker agreed to plead guilty to three criminal felony counts and pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty as a result of the company’s long-running scheme to sell approximately 590,000 diesel...

Top-10 DOJ False Claims Act Recoveries for 2017

Posted  01/18/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Here is our look-back at the Top-10 Department of Justice False Claims Act recoveries for 2017. Click here for a full chronological listing of all the DOJ False Claims Act recoveries for 2017.
  1. Mylan Inc. -- The pharmaceutical company and its subsidiary Mylan Specialty L.P. agreed to pay $465 million to settle charges they violated the False Claims Act by purposely...

Top-5 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Settlements for 2017

Posted  01/17/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Here is our look-back at the top-5 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) settlements for 2017. Click here for a chronological listing of all DOJ fraud recoveries for 2017. Telia Company AB -- The Stockholm-based company and its Uzbek subsidiary Coscom LLC agreed to pay a combined total penalty of more than $965 million to resolve charges of violating the Foreign Corrupt...

Top-10 Financial Fraud Prison Sentences for 2017

Posted  01/17/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Here is our look-back at the Top-10 prison sentences in 2017 for violating the False Claims Act or engaging in other financial frauds.  Click here for a chronological listing of all DOJ fraud resolutions for 2017.
  1. Marie Neba -- The owner and director of nursing of Houston home health agency Fiango Home Healthcare Inc. was sentenced to 900 months in prison for her role...

Top-10 DOJ Fraud Recoveries for 2017

Posted  01/16/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Here is our look-back at the Top-10 Department of Justice fraud recoveries for 2017. Click here for a full chronological listing of all DOJ fraud recoveries for 2017.
  1. Deutsche Bank-- The German banking giant agreed to pay $7.2 billion to resolve charges it misled investors in the packaging, securitization, marketing, sale and issuance of residential mortgage-backed...
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