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A New York provider serving elderly and disabled Medicaid beneficiaries has reached a $10.3 million settlement in a state and federal case over long-term care payments supposedly made to residents of adult homes even when they were ineligible for coverage. In a U.S. District Court filing dated March 27 ...
It allows whistleblowers who work for federal contractors to report potential fraud by their employers to the U.S. Department of Justice, which then investigates ... $11,000 for every single fraudulent bill sent to the federal government - in addition to being required to pay the attorney's fees of the whistleblower.

It had pitted the U.S. Department of Justice and IRS against two whistleblowers whose information has led to $54.131 million in criminal penalties and civil ... The dismissal of the government's appeals keeps in place the whistleblower's win in the Tax Court decision of Whistleblower 21276-13W and ...
The underlying Celgene suit, a qui tam action in which Brown pursued claims on behalf of the U.S. government, ended in a $280 million settlement ... The Grant & Eisenhofer lawsuit targeting Guttman and his new firm was originally assigned to a different judge in Los Angeles federal court, but has since ...
The whistleblowers, Mark Lillie and another man who remained anonymous, both former Takata employees, had asked a federal judge in Detroit and the bankruptcy court to set aside significantly more as the U.S. Transportation Department decides whether to grant them a whistleblower award, but they ...
US regulators are investigating whether Facebook broke a landmark privacy pledge, as the flurry of bad news continued to hit the social network almost two weeks after the Cambridge Analytica scandal first emerged. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said it had opened a probe amid “substantial ...

Facebook in the Age of the Big Tech Whistleblower ... Former CIA employee and government contractor Edward Snowden leaked classified information from the National Security Agency in 2013 because he said he was ... It's difficult for any of us to understand where our information goes and how it's used.
... U.S. subsidiary. Toyobo was accused of knowingly selling defective Zylon fiber that degraded in humidity and heat. The government says the material was used in bulletproof vests until 2005. The vests were purchased by federal, state and local police departments. The whistleblower was Aaron Westrick, ...
An independent assurance was needed to meet the requirements of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), a Dubai government entity, and the ... Kaloti is also alleged to have dealt with several organisations listed by the US authorities as fronts for terrorism and organised crime – including one ...
The U.S. Department of Labor last year had ordered Claudia Ponce de Leon reinstated to her job at Wells Fargo after determining she was improperly ... D-Mass., hailed Ponce de Leon as "a courageous bank manager" and cited the bank's refusal to rehire her and other fake-accounts whistleblowers as an ...
Kiriakou and co-host Brian Becker of Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear spoke to William Binney, a famous whistleblower who spent 30 years with the National Security Agency (NSA) before leaving the agency over what he has described as its "totalitarian" approach to surveillance that was "better than anything ...
A federal jury in Portland this week awarded $1 million to a New Jersey man after he argued in a civil trial that his former employer retaliated against ... it awarded $1 million in emotional distress damages after a two-day trial in U.S. District Court in Portland before U.S. District Judge Marco A. Hernandez.
Hamilton filed complaints under a federal whistleblower law to both the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Labor, the trade publication said. Both agencies said they don't comment on whistleblower complaints or the status of any investigations. The complaint reportedly alleges that ...
Of the nearly $24 million payment, about $14.2 million will go to the federal government and about $9.7 million to the states, according to the DOJ ... that they fraudulently billed the government for medically unnecessary dental services performed on children, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
This might be the most incredible UFO story we've ever heard. A former high-ranking US Marine claims to have flown a "time-traveling" alien spaceship at Area 51 and now he's on the run from the US government. We've all heard the stories about a highly classified United States Air Force base in Nevada ...
NEW ORLEANS — Tulane University will host a discussion between Pulitzer Prize-winning political journalist Ron Suskind and National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden at the end of the month. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked documents about top ...
History has shown that no matter what the laws are, the result is always abuse, said former US National Security Agency contractor and American whistleblower Edward Snowden on Friday while commenting on the Indian government's Aadhaar programme. Snowden's comments came after journalist Zack ...

The case is remarkable because the burden of proof for proving a violation of the Espionage Act was lowered by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, who ruled the government did not have to prove the information disclosed could damage U.S. national security or provide advantage to a foreign power.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor has signed a new law aimed at fighting corruption in the U.S. territory amid a deep economic crisis. ... The government can seek triple the amount of compensation in a civil claim for any case involving misuse of public money that results in a conviction.
Kmart to Pay $32M in Whistleblower Settlement Over Alleged Drug Overcharges. Kmart Corp. has agreed to pay $32.3 million to the United States to settle allegations in a qui tam lawsuit that in-store pharmacies overcharged several federal health care programs, the U.S. Department of Justice has ...
A former police officer in a small Utah town who resigned in protest after alleging misconduct by the chief has filed a federal whistleblower lawsuit. ... in protest last summer after raising questions about the conduct of the former chief of the five-member department has filed a federal whistleblower complaint.
Activist Chelsea Manning will run as a Democrat for the US Senate seat in Maryland, according to documents submitted to the US Federal Election Commission (FEC) earlier this week. US media reported on Saturday that Manning registered as a Democratic candidate in the city of North Bethesda.
It has long been the backbone of good journalism, but in today's political climate in the US, truth is relative and a matter of opinion and revision. ... This suggests it is unlikely that women – or men, for that matter – will trust whistleblowing laws or the government's handling of whistleblower complaints.
G.E. Energy (USA), L.L.C., a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th ... definition of “whistleblower,” which bifurcated whistleblowers seeking awards ... assistant to the solicitor general, arguing for the United States as an amicus ... concession on the part of the government” with respect to that point.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed inclined to interpret the ... violations only to company management and not to the government.
Wertkin's lawyer, Cristina Arguedas of Arguedas, Cassman & Headley, informed U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim of the Northern District of ...
... but based on the letter, US District Judge William Alsup delayed the trial until ... The company decided to disclose the letter to the government to ... “He was stealing those documents in order to be a whistleblower,” she said.
Doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov urges Russia to come ... Rodchenkov left his family in Russia to seek refuge in the United States, where he is currently enrolled in ... "WADA's policies forbid retaliation against whistleblowers, yet ... medals -- has now dropped behind Canada, Norway and the US.
He filed a wrongful termination suit in federal court in San Francisco, ... Digital Realty appealed, but in March, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of ...
Nigeria: Over 20 Whistleblowers Paid in Nigeria Anti-Graft Policy ... an informant who provided tips that led to the recovery of US$43 million stashed ... payment due to the Lagos whistleblower was among those being processed ... Adeosun said the government of President Muhammadu Buhari had in place ...
John Tye, executive director of Whistleblower Aid, who is representing ... He contacted an inspector general overseeing all 17 U.S. intelligence ...
Chemed has paid the U.S. government a record $75 million to settle ... The settlement also resolves three lawsuits filed under the whistleblower provision of the False ... The Act permits the United States to intervene in such a lawsuit, as it ... The amount to be recovered by the private whistleblowers has not ...
But Queensland's parole board, led by the Labor government's new ... I would like Premier Palaszczuk to explain to us how she can justify all of ...
Former Federal OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program ... a clearinghouse for the U.S. regulatory system, with whistleblowers playing a ... to protect whistleblowers and advocate for corporate and government accountability.
A whistleblower's lawsuit against the Verona-based digital health care records ... the U.S. government's primary mechanism for combating fraud. Under that law, claims brought by whistleblowers are kept under seal while the ... wraps until last week, when a federal court unsealed documents in the case.
The suit contends that Epic is liable to the U.S. “under the treble damages ... the federal government $155 million to settle a False Claims Act ...
The law had awarded whistleblowers and their attorneys up to 30 percent ... federal government than giving money back to Wisconsin taxpayers, thanks ... 88 percent of fraud cases brought on behalf of the U.S. Department of ...
The whistleblower who overthrew Macedonia's government ... "It was a shock for us,” Lazarevski remembered. ... Who are whistleblowers?
Ex-Akin Gump Partner To Plead Guilty Over Plot To Sell Whistleblower Complaints ... of the U.S. Justice Department Civil Division, was arrested in January, accused of ... A superseding criminal complaint, filed in San Francisco federal court on ... A federal judge has dismissed the U.S. government's lawsuit ...
Catholic Health will pay $6 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit over ... to mankind – human greed,” Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. said Friday. ... "When health care companies charge federal government health ... facilities in the United States, and that facilities increasingly billed for the ...
John Tye, co-founder of Whistleblowers Aid, advertises the new ... People can message us about government issues, and we won't know their ...
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota is pursuing a civil action against ... settled with the government and the whistleblower recently for $12 million, ... Federal payers, including Medicare, reimburse the facilities and the ...
On Monday, however, the U.S. government said Browder has never held a ... named after his former employee, Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky, ... was "manually approved" to travel to the United States on Oct. 18.
D.C. Judge Nixes Kasowitz' $90B Whistleblower Suit Against Chemical Giants ... The firm, acting on behalf of the federal government, alleged the ... the U.S. out of money by not paying fines for their alleged violations, and that ...
Last week, Blum also joined Democratic U.S. Rep. ... “As a small business person, I look at the government, the size of the federal government, and I ... Blum said whistleblowers are on the “front lines” of knowing what's ...
Carlomagno wants Vermont to create an independent process for investigating allegations of retaliation against government whistleblowers.
New clash on 'Obamacare' raises specter of government shutdown ... VA whistleblower: Agency is trying to "scare me away' through retaliatory actions ... Redger Hennah, a U.S. Army veteran who has worked as a peer support ... "Per federal Office of Personnel Management rules, she could not stay in the ...
The Whistleblower ... In the midst of the worst drug epidemic in American history, the U.S. Drug ... one of the most important whistleblowers ever interviewed by 60 Minutes. ..... a DEA compliance issue, or you're facing a government investigation, ... for trying to quote "intimidate the United States Congress.".
The House voted 420-0 in favor of the Whistleblower Protection Act. The act provides greater whistleblower protections for federal employees, ...
Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, sponsored a whistleblower bill that's headed to the ... have proposed measures that would both hurt and help whistleblowers. ... Federal whistleblower expert Stephen Kohn testified at a U.S. House ...


 

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