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December 23, 2014

Environmental services company National Water Main Cleaning Co. agreed to pay more than $650,000 to resolve claims it violated the Massachusetts False Claims Act by submitting false bills and records on multiple public contracts for sewer, storage tank and catch basin cleaning, maintenance and repair, and illegally discharged sewage and wastewater. The complaint also alleges the company violated the Massachusetts Clean Waters Act by discharging sewage and wastewater into the waters of the Commonwealth without a valid permit. MA

DOJ Declares Record Year for Fraud Recoveries with a Notable Nod to Whistleblowers

Posted  11/20/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Yesterday, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder -- perhaps in one of his final swan songs as the country's top fraud cop -- trumpeted the $24.7 billion in civil and criminal fines the Department of Justice brought home this fiscal year (ending Sept. 30, 2014).  See DOJ Press Release.  It is more than three times the $8 billion DOJ recovered in 2013.  It also represents close...

November 20, 2014

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced a settlement with AT&T to resolve allegations that hundreds of AT&T’s California facilities unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste and material over a nine-year period. As part of the settlement, AT&T will pay $23.8M million and spend an additional $28M over the next five years to implement the enhanced environmental compliance measures required by the settlement. CA

DOJ Catch of the Week – Hyundai and Kia

Posted  11/7/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "catch of the week" goes to South Korea's top two automakers Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation.  On Monday, the two companies agreed to pay a $100 million civil penalty to settle charges they violated the Clean Air Act by selling more than one million vehicles that will emit roughly 4.75 million metric tons of greenhouse gases in...

Whistleblower Spotlight – Climate Change Whistleblower Rick Piltz

Posted  10/29/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's "Whistleblower Spotlight" falls on Rick Piltz, former climate policy analyst in the George W. Bush Administration.  He is the whistleblower who exposed a White House putting politics before science by distorting scientific findings on global warming.  His release of internal government documents showing a White House behaving badly led to the immediate ousting of...

Whistleblower Spotlight -- Hanford Whistleblower Shelly Doss

Posted  08/22/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's "Whistleblower Spotlight" shines on Shelly Doss, a former environmental compliance specialist with Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), an environmental cleanup contractor for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.  Located in central Washington, Hanford made plutonium for nuclear weapons for decades and now is the country's largest environmental cleanup site...

Whistleblower Watchdog Unveils New Website for Food Safety Whistleblowers

Posted  08/7/14
By Jason Enzler The Government Accountability Project (GAP) unveiled a new website yesterday designed to support whistleblowers reporting on food safety issues.  The website is part of GAP’s Food Integrity Campaign, an effort to protect and empower whistleblowers in sounding the alarm on fraud and abuse in our food supply chain. The new website includes a mobile device-friendly design and information on how...

WildLeaks – The Newest Source for Wildlife Whistleblowers

Posted  03/6/14
By Marlene Koury Wildlife crime is big business – and it’s getting bigger.  It is the fourth largest transnational crime in the world, after narcotics, counterfeiting, and human trafficking.  And it is worth at least $17 billion a year.  The World Wildlife Fund recently said that in 50 years of conservation work, it has never seen wildlife crime on the scale that it exists today. Wildlife crime includes...

Top-10 Public Health Issues of 2013

Posted  12/31/13
By Gordon Schnell As we usher in the New Year with hopeful anticipation of all the positive public health developments that await us in 2014, here is a look-back at 2013 and our Top-10 listing of public health issues in the spotlight. 10. Herbal Supplements.  The herbal supplement trade has grown into a multi-billion dollar business because these alternative remedies offer the promise of treating the old...

Top-10 Public Health Issues of 2013

Posted  12/31/13
By Gordon Schnell As we usher in the New Year with hopeful anticipation of all the positive public health developments that await us in 2014, here is a look-back at 2013 and our Top-10 listing of public health issues in the spotlight. 10.  Herbal Supplements.  The herbal supplement trade has grown into a multi-billion dollar business because these alternative remedies offer the promise of treating the old...
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