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Financial Times Global Legal Hackathon Targeting Pandemic Issues Raises Interest in Whistleblowers Worldwide

Posted  05/22/20
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In April, international business and economics newspaper The Financial Times launched a Global Legal Hackathon with a call for “organisations and individuals in the legal sector to develop solutions to problems created by the coronavirus pandemic.”  The hackathon aims to harness the collective capability, energy, and innovation of the world’s legal industry to develop multidisciplinary and technology-driven...

Private Equity Ownership of Nursing Homes Might Have Made Everything Worse

Posted  05/15/20
By Jessica T. Moore
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Most nursing homes already had no room for error before COVID-19.  Years of private equity ownership and competition with other elder-care services dealt a one-two punch to the cash-strapped facilities’ ability to react to the pandemic crisis, says The New York Times in a troubling analysis.  In particular, private equity firms’ relentless quest for profits, miniscule margins, and regular cash-draining...

LET THE WHISTLES BLOW . . . .

Posted  05/14/20
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OpEd by Gordon Schnell and Max Voldman Published In New York Daily News Add Dr. Rick Bright to the list of coronavirus whistleblowers silenced or sidelined for trying to push truth over politics as we battle this deadly scourge. He was just ousted from his post as director of the HHS agency working on a COVID-19 vaccine for what he claims was his refusal to support a “game-changing” supposed cure President...

Let’s Talk about Nursing Homes – Who Will Raise the Red Flag Now That Routine Inspections Are Halted?

Posted  05/14/20
By Jessica T. Moore
nurse checking on elder woman
In March 2020, the federal government abruptly paused non-emergency inspections of some 15,300 nursing homes and other long-term healthcare facilities nationwide in order to focus on preparations to respond to the threat of COVID-19 pandemic.  This triage means that an on-site survey will be authorized only in cases of “immediate jeopardy” of serious harm (e.g., abuse) or reported infection-control...

Whistleblowers Welcome – Mary Inman Speaks at SCCE’s Virtual Conference for European Compliance Professionals

Posted  04/29/20
Whistleblowers Welcome
On April 21, 2020, Constantine Cannon partner Mary Inman spoke  at the European Compliance and Ethics Institute (ECEI), a virtual conference organized by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), on the opportunities presented to European compliance officers by the 2019 EU Whistleblower Directive, including its requirement that companies create internal reporting mechanisms to facilitate...

Constantine Cannon Attorneys Call on Whistleblowers to Help Guard the Floodgates of Fraud

Posted  04/17/20
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No matter how dire the issues facing the country, whenever the government hangs out a sign advertising free money, it invites rampant fraud.  News stories already abound of fraudsters preying on coronavirus fears, and the massive stimulus expenditures by the federal government, necessary as they are, will require enormous oversight to prevent fraudulent claims. With the government injecting $2 trillion into the...

Charges Filed in Shameful COVID-19 and Genetic-Cancer-Screening Test Scam

Posted  04/3/20
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Erik Santos of Braselton, Georgia had run a fraudulent genetic cancer-screening-test scheme for months, then spotted an opportunity capitalize on fear surrounding COVID-19.  According to the criminal complaint, Santos targeted elderly persons to determine if they met certain eligibility requirements for testing under government health-care programs.  He passed the information along to co-conspirator testing...

Data Analysts: a New Kind of Whistleblower to “Catch a Rogue,” write Gordon Schnell and Max Voldman in Stat News

Posted  03/20/20
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On March 16, 2019, STAT published an article by Constantine Cannon whistleblower lawyers Gordon Schnell and Max Voldman about a new kind of whistleblower emerging: the data-driven whistleblower. The article, Data analysts: a new kind of whistleblower to ‘catch a rogue’?, discusses different courts’ reaction to False Claims Act cases brought by Integra Med Analytics, a “forensic analysis firm that studies...

The COVID-19 Crisis, Whistleblowers, and the Constantine Cannon Whistleblower Team

Posted  03/19/20
Soapy hands under running water faucet
As Constantine Cannon announced earlier this week, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, we have implemented contingency plans to work remotely.  While our work locations have changed, we remain dedicated to our whistleblower clients, and our team continues to provide whistleblowers with support and legal guidance. With offices in New York, D.C., San Francisco, and London, the Constantine Cannon...

Another “Magic Pipe” Down the Drain: Whistleblower Tips Lead to Guilty Plea in Ocean Dumping Case

Posted  03/19/20
By Jessica T. Moore
M/T Zao Galaxy from DOJ files
Whistleblowers and an alert Coast Guard examiner exposed the illegal ocean-dumping of unfiltered bilge water by Singapore shipping company Unix Line PTE. The company pleaded guilty to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) after a conscientious crew member slipped a note reading “magic pipe” and “damage marine environment” to the  examiner inspecting the ship M/T Zao Galaxy.  Another crew...
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