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Record-Breaking Year for the SEC Whistleblower Program: What the SEC Annual Report Tells Whistleblowers

Posted  11/16/18
In its 2018 Annual Report to Congress, the SEC Office of the Whistleblower described a “record-breaking year,” with a substantial increase in the number of tips received and the largest whistleblower awards to date.  While these numbers illustrate the benefits of the SEC Whistleblower Program, the SEC rightly says that it is “most proud” of the benefits the Whistleblower Program offers to investors, with over $1.7 billion in monetary sanctions...

CFTC Whistleblower Program has a Banner Year, but Challenges Remain

Posted  11/6/18
Seventy-five million dollars. That’s how much the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC’s) Whistleblower Program paid five whistleblowers - including $30 million to one, the CFTC’s largest award to date-according to the agency’s annual report to Congress for 2018. Also, for the first time, the CFTC awarded a whistleblower living in a foreign country. Without a doubt, 2018 was a banner year for the program. The CFTC’s Whistleblower Program...

IRS Whistleblower Office Releases FY 2017 Annual Report

Posted  01/8/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team The IRS recently released its FY 2017 annual report detailing the work of the IRS’ whistleblower office. In 2017, the IRS whistleblower office made 242 awards totaling $33.9 million. This adds on to FY 2016’s total to make 660 awards in the past two years. The 660 awards over the past two years are greater than the 655 awards paid over the previous six...

Justice Department Recovers over $3.7 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2017

Posted  12/22/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team The Justice Department announced that it obtained more than $3.7 billion in settlements and judgements from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government during the 2017 fiscal year. Of the $3.7 billion, $2.4 billion involved the health care industry. Since the False Claims Act was amended in 1986, the Department of Justice has recovered over $56 billion. “Every day, dedicated attorneys,...

IRS Whistleblower Report to Congress Signals a Brighter Future

Posted  02/19/16
By Marlene Koury (published in AccountingWEB) The IRS Whistleblower Office recently released its annual report to Congress reflecting a pretty good year, with hope for a better year to come.  The IRS reported that in fiscal year 2015, it made 99 awards to whistleblowers totaling more than $103 million – more than double the amount of money it awarded whistleblowers in the previous year. The apparent success of the program, however, is tempered by...

DOJ Announces Another Banner Year For False Claims Act Recoveries -- Whistleblowers Continue to Lead the Charge

Posted  12/4/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Yesterday, to much fanfare, the Department of Justice announced it had obtained more than $3.5 billion in False Claims Act (FCA) recoveries for its fiscal year 2015.  It is the fourth year in a row the $3.5 billion mark has been crossed, and brings to more than $26 billion the total FCA recoveries the government has obtained since 2009.  And once again, as the...

Another Record Year for DOJ Whistleblower Recoveries

Posted  01/16/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team The DOJ just released its annual compilation of False Claims Act (FCA) statistics.  Once again, the numbers are sure to raise eyebrows.  Overall, the DOJ recovered $3.8 billion during FY 2013 – an amount second only to last year’s record-breaking recovery of almost $5 billion.  Neither of these figures reflects criminal fines and forfeitures or state recoveries for Medicaid fraud, which actually drive up...

Banner Year for Whistleblowers and the Public, No End in Sight

Posted  10/12/12
By Jason Enzler Fiscal Year 2012 just wound up and the results are in for the government’s total recoveries in False Claims Act cases:  $9 billion in fines and penalties.  This is over twice that of last year’s tally of $4 billion.  And all but one of the top 25 recoveries involved cases where individuals blew the whistle.  This past year also included some other notable firsts: The largest recovery...

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