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CFTC Announces Second Whistleblower Award

Posted  10/1/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team The CFTC announced its second ever whistleblower award yesterday under the agency's Dodd-Frank whistleblower program.  The anonymous whistleblower will receive roughly $290,000 for reporting information about violations of the Commodity Exchange Act that led to an  enforcement action.  This award follows nearly a year and a half after the CFTC announced its first...

August 24, 2015

The New York Attorney General announced settlement agreements with five defendants in a False Claims Act case that will return more than $8 million to the Medicaid and Medicare programs. The agreements resolve claims that SpecialCare Hospital Management Corporation defrauded Medicaid and Medicare by illegally referring patients to unlicensed drug and alcohol treatment programs in exchange for kickbacks. Investigation of the defendants began after whistleblowers Mathew I. Gelfand, M.D. and Enrico Montaperto filed complaints under New York’s False Claims Act. NY

DOJ Catch Of The Week -- Technology Integration Group

Posted  08/14/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "Catch of the Week" goes to PC Specialists Inc., doing business as Technology Integration Group (TIG).  On Tuesday, the San-Diego-based computer supply company agreed to pay $5.9 million to settle charges it inflated the price of computers sold through another company to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) for use at Sandia...

SEC Pays Whistleblower Award of More than $3 Million

Posted  07/24/15
On July 17th, the SEC announced its 18th whistleblower award since the program’s inception – this one for over $3 million, the third highest to date.  This puts the award total at over $50 million. Due to the agency’s commitment to whistleblower confidentiality, the SEC’s press release was slim on details of the fraud or the whistleblower.  However, the SEC took the award as an opportunity to praise...

June 24, 2015

Dr. Alon Vanier and nurse Daniel Barbir will receive a very sizeable whistleblower award from the $450 million DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. agreed to pay to settle charges it violated the False Claims Act by purposely creating and then billing the government for unnecessary waste in administering the drugs Zemplar and Venofer to dialysis patients.

June 9, 2015

Josh Harman will receive a whistleblower award of nearly $19 million from the $663 million highway guardrail maker Trinity Industries was ordered to pay for violating the False Claims Act by defrauding the Federal Highway Administration by making a critical change to the dimensions of its ET-Plus guardrail in 2005, but failing to tell federal regulators as required by law.  NYT

June 5, 2015

Former DC Public Schools employee Jeffrey Mills will receive a yet-to-be-determined whistleblower award from the $19.4 million paid by Chartwells, a division of Compass Group USA, Inc. and Thompson Hospitality Services LLC to settle charges the company violated the False Claims Act by overcharging DC public schools in connection with its school lunch program contracts.  DC

SEC Announces First Award to Whistleblower in Retaliation Case

Posted  04/30/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team The SEC awarded $600,000 to a whistleblower who suffered "unique hardships, including retaliation" as a result of blowing the whistle on misconduct at hedge fund advisory firm Paradigm Capital Management.  The award is the maximum the SEC pays to whistleblowers – 30 percent of the amount the SEC recovers – and represents the first time the SEC has made an award to a...

Whistleblower Spotlight -- Halliburton Whistleblower Tony Menendez

Posted  04/30/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's "Whistleblower Spotlight" features Tony Menendez, the former accounting executive at Halliburton who the company publicly "outed" after he complained to the SEC about what he saw as the company's multi-billion dollar accounting transgressions.  An in-depth profile of Menendez published last week by ProPublica and Marketplace provides tremendous insight into what...

SEC Awards Compliance Officer Whistleblower Over A Million Dollars

Posted  04/23/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team The SEC announced an award of more than a million dollars to a compliance officer who had a reasonable basis to believe that disclosure to the SEC was necessary to prevent imminent misconduct from causing substantial financial harm to the company or investors. This is the second award the SEC has made to an employee with internal audit or compliance responsibilities, after the...
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