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This archive includes posts from our “Top Ten” series, in which the Whistleblower Insider blog reviews notable government enforcement actions and whistleblower news – not always in groups of ten.  Return to:

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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. Mylan -- Pharmaceutical manufacturer Sanofi-Aventis US will receive a whistleblower award of roughly $39 millionfrom the $465 million pharmaceutical companies Mylan Inc. and Mylan...

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. Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC – The Ireland-based drug maker and certain subsidiaries agreed to pay $350 million to settle charges that Shire and the company it acquired in 2011, Advanced BioHealing, violated the False Claims Act...

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. 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 vehicles in the U.S. by using a defeat device to...

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. 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 misclassifying EpiPen as a generic drug to avoid paying...

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 Practices Act (FCPA) arising out of a scheme to pay...

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. 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 in a $13 million Medicare...

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. 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 securities (RMBS) in the years leading up to the Great...

Top-10 DOJ Mortgage Fraud Recoveries For 2016

Posted  01/4/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Here is our look-back at the top-10 Department of Justice mortgage fraud recoveries for 2016. United Shore Financial Services -- The company agreed to pay $48 million to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly originating and underwriting mortgage loans insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA) that did not meet applicable requirements....

Top-10 DOJ Environmental Fraud Settlements For 2016

Posted  01/4/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Here is our look-back at the top-10 Department of Justice environmental fraud settlements for 2016.  Click here for a full chronological listing of all DOJ fraud settlements for 2016. Rutgers Organics Corporation -- The company agreed to pay an estimated $19 million to complete the cleanup of the Nease Chemical Superfund Site near Salem, Ohio.  DOJ     Honeywell International -- Honeywell and Georgia Power Company agreed to pay...

Top-10 Financial Fraud Prison Sentences For 2016

Posted  01/4/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Here is our look-back at the top-10 prison sentences in 2016 for violating the False Claims Act or engaging in other financial frauds. Philip Joseph Rivkin (aka Felipe Poitan Arriaga) -- He was sentenced to 121 months in prison (and to pay more than $87 million in restitution and forfeit $51 million) for generating and selling fraudulent biodiesel credits in the federal renewable fuel...
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