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Whistleblower News From The Inside — May 27, 2015

Posted  May 27, 2015

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

FIFA officials arrested in corruption scandal – The arrests come on allegations of widespread corruption and fraud within the organization over the past 2 decades.  New York Times

Deutsche Bank to pay $55 million penalty to SEC – The bank agreed to pay the penalty to settle charges that it misstated financial reports during the Great Recession to hide potential losses.  SEC

Special Forces whistleblower under investigation – The Army is investigating Green Beret officer Jason Amerine for alerting Congress about concerns with how the government negotiates to recover American hostages.  Washington Post

Medical supply company owner hit with 7-year sentence for Medicare fraud – Hakop Gambaryan will serve 7 years in prison for his role in a $3.3 million Medicare kickback scheme.  DOJ

Pharmacist indicted in $2.4 million Medicare fraud scheme – A Chicago federal grand jury charged Walter Beich with filing fraudulent claims for prescription drugs.  Chicago Tribune

Judge urges appellate court to examine whistleblower retaliation – A federal judge has certified for appeal to the Third Circuit the question of whether the False Claims Act’s anti-retaliation provision can apply to an employer not accused of fraud by a whistleblower.  Legal Intelligencer