August 30, 2017

Whistleblower News From The Inside — August 30, 2017

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

Lawsuit Alleges Charlotte School of Law Defrauded Taxpayers – “A lawsuit filed by a former professor of Charlotte School of Law accuses the failed school and its corporate owner of defrauding taxpayers out of $285 million by admitting hundreds of unqualified students, then manipulating records to keep them enrolled so the school could collect their government-backed tuition.”  The Charlotte Observer

 Retired Army Colonel Charged in Bribery Scheme – “Dr. Joseph Baptiste, a retired U.S. Army colonel and practicing dentist, is accused of conspiring to bribe senior Haitian government officials to win support for an $84 million port project in the country’s northern region. And he funneled the $50,000 in bribes through his non-profit charity meant to help Haiti’s poor, a federal agent said.”  Miami Herald

DOJ Launches Effort Combat Elder Fraud – DOJ announced plans to fund a new program under the National White Collar Crime Center to train up to 8,000 local and state officials on how to respond to complex elder-fraud cases.  The program is part of DOJ’s broader effort to prosecute frauds committed against older Americans.  DOJ

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