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Importance of Whistleblowers

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Mary Inman and Tom Mueller discuss whistleblowers and ethics in the workplace at Integrity at Work Week conference

Posted  12/4/20
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On November 23, 2020, Constantine Cannon partner and head of the firm’s international whistleblower practice, Mary Inman, interviewed the author of “Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud”, Tom Mueller, at the Integrity at Work Week conference organized by Transparency International Ireland. The discussions started off with Tom describing common misapprehensions about whistleblowing and...

Medicaid Whistleblowers: Answering Common Questions About Reporting Medicaid Fraud

Posted  12/3/20
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What Potential Healthcare Whistleblowers Should Know About Reporting Fraud

In the United States, healthcare fraud is big business. According to the Department of Justice, the United States government obtained more than $3 billion in fraud settlements in 2019. Approximately $2.6 billion of that amount came from fraud involving the healthcare industry. Recoveries of this magnitude are possible because of...

SEC makes its annual whistleblower report to Congress – SPOILER ALERT: BEST YEAR EVER!

Posted  11/20/20
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We already know it has been a banner year for the Securities and Exchange Commission's Whistleblower Program (fiscal year ending September 30).  As we previously reported, the record-breaking year included roughly $175 million in awards to 39 whistleblowers, with 15 awards in the month of September alone.  And this does not even include the $114 million blockbuster award the Commission made just three weeks ago,...

Sunshine State Local Elections Shine Light on How Dark Shell Company Data Can Be

Posted  11/18/20
By Sarah “Poppy” Alexander
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Amidst the ongoing saga of the US national elections, Florida local elections may not have made much of a ripple.  But one small scandal in the Sunshine State reveals a lot about the ongoing problem the US has with shell corporations and their hidden ownership structures. The story is convoluted, as most shell company stories are.  A political donor, Proclivity, who had never donated money in Florida before,...

Constantine Cannon partner Mary Inman and Nick Gallo, Co-CEO of ComplianceLine, discuss whistleblowing in the US and around the globe

Posted  11/6/20
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On October 26, 2020, international whistleblower lawyer, Mary Inman, joined Nick Gallo, CEO of ComplianceLine, on a podcast “The Ethics Experts,” which is part of the Compliance Podcast Network. Discussions commenced with Mary explaining the various US whistleblower reward programs (CFTCSECIRS, and the False Claims Act). She then described the vital role whistleblower lawyers play in guiding...

In an Effort to Curb Corruption, U.S. and Brazil Update Trade Agreement by Strengthening Whistleblower Protections

Posted  11/5/20
By Alicja Dijakiewicz-Kocon
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On October 19, 2020, the U.S. and Brazil signed a Protocol on trade rules and transparency, updating their 2011 Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation (ATEC). The Protocol includes three annexes – one of which comprises cutting-edge provisions that are at the very forefront of recent developments in the area of whistleblower protection. Article 3 of Annex III provides specific obligations in line with both...

Constantine Cannon Client Scores SEC Whistleblower Win

Posted  10/30/20
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Adding to our list of significant achievements in the whistleblower arena, Constantine Cannon obtained a $1.7 million payout for our SEC whistleblower client.  Of particular note, we convinced the SEC to increase our client’s award after SEC recommended a lower amount, which the SEC very rarely does. Our client’s award comes on the heels of last week’s blockbuster $114M award and adds yet another notch in the...

Whistleblowing As a Civic Duty: Now Is the Time To Act

Posted  10/23/20
By Edward Baker
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With voting in the 2020 election underway and the presidential debates behind us, now is a good time to reflect on the importance of civic duties to the preservation of American democracy.  Voting, paying taxes, serving on a jury, and registering with selective service are all examples of such duties—responsibilities which, if ignored or unfulfilled by enough individuals, will cause the institutional fabric holding...

Catch of the Week: Texas-Sized Indictment for $2 Billion Tax Fraud

Posted  10/16/20
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Everything sure is bigger in Texas.  Bigger hair, bigger churches, bigger stadiums, bigger ranches, and bigger sky.  Oh, and as of this week, bigger billionaires committing bigger frauds! On Thursday, federal prosecutors in California charged Robert T. Brockman, a Houston tech executive, with hiding $2 billion in income from the Internal Revenue Service.  True to Texas form, David L. Anderson, the U.S. attorney...

Partner Mary Inman and Theranos whistleblower, Erika Cheung, speak on the Forbes' stage about whistleblowers & corporate accountability

Posted  10/9/20
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On October 30, 2019, Constantine Cannon partner Mary Inman and Erika Cheung, founder of Ethics in Entrepreneurship and a former whistleblower who reported Theranos to health regulators, shared the stage in Detroit at the Forbes 30 under 30 conference to discuss the importance of whistleblowers and corporate accountability, as captured in the video below. The discussions kicked off with Erika’s experience...
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