March 16, 2017

Whistleblower News From The Inside — March 16, 2017

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

EU sets up messaging system for cartel whistleblowers – The EU’s antitrust enforcement commission has set up a system for whistleblowers to report cartel activity or price fixing. The platform strips identifying metadata from whistleblower submissions including messages and documents, and will allow whistleblowers to engage in ongoing anonymous communication with Brussels. ABC

Kansas files FCA suit over fake lottery tickets – Kansas prosecutors alleged three individuals scored $44K in fraudulent multi-state lottery wins with numbers obtained through number-generating software. One of the accused is a former computer-security official with the Multi-State Lottery Association. Kansas Attorney General

Heinz security guard charged with insider trading – A former home security guard for Heinz board member Todd Alpert was charged with insider trading related to Warren Buffet’s 2013 takeover of the company. Alpert allegedly learned of the deal by reading emails in an account he monitored as part of his job, held the Heinz stock in question for 52 minutes, and profited almost $44k. Wall Street Journal

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