Corruption in humanitarian relief and development programs: How to report USAID fraud
Late last week, the Department of Justice announced that the International Rescue Committee had agreed to pay $6.9 million to settle allegations that it had participated in a scheme to rig contract bids and then passed on inflated costs to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). IRC, a New York-based humanitarian relief organization, received funding from USAID to provide humanitarian...
Whistleblower Rewards: Choose a Whistleblower Lawyer with a Record of Success for Top Whistleblower Awards
How should a whistleblower pick a law firm? As we have written, choosing a lawyer is one of the most important decisions a whistleblower makes, and whistleblowers should look at factors like the law firm’s experience and track record. For whistleblowers, this post discusses one very important aspect of that experience and track record – the firm’s experience with the whistleblower reward determination...
Medicaid Whistleblowers: Answering Common Questions About Reporting Medicaid Fraud
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...
How Whistleblowers Can Report Fraud Related to Clinical Trials
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of government-funded scientific and medical research, including clinical trials of vaccines, treatments, and more. We are all potentially at risk if there is fraud and abuse in clinical trials and other research.
Individuals with knowledge of fraud and misconduct in federal grants and clinical trials may be able to bring a whistleblower action for that research...
If you have information about fraud, you may be able to bring a lawsuit on behalf of the government under the False Claims Act and receive a portion of any recovery.
However, you should keep an eye on the clock. You have limited time to start your case before it could be barred by the False Claims Act’s statute of limitations or “first-to-file” rule.
What you should know about the False Claims Act Statute...
Medicare Whistleblowers: The Most Common Questions Answered About Reporting Medicare Fraud
What potential whistleblowers need to know about reporting fraud in government healthcare programs.
Get answers to 6 common Medicare whistleblower questions
In this article, our experienced whistleblower attorneys have answered 6 of the most important and common questions posed by individuals who have knowledge of potential healthcare fraud, specifically, fraud in the Medicare program. Click the links below to...
You know about fraud, waste, abuse, or corruption by an individual or a company. Someone is getting by with cheating -- taking money from the government, taxpayers, or investors, or even harming others, such as patients. You are deeply troubled about it and want the proper authorities to stop it. You are worried whether you will be heard, taken seriously, and protected. You wonder if your information fits within a...
With increasing dependence on technology, cybersecurity has emerged as a critical issue for customers, investors, and government regulators. Data breaches and other cybersecurity incidents can have devastating effects. In 2018, the Council of Economic Advisers estimated that malicious cyber activity cost the U.S. economy up to $109 billion dollars in 2016 alone.
Typically, the public only learns of such flaws and...