Mylan to Pay $465 Million to Settle EpiPen False Claim Charg. Exposing Misconduct.


Mylan to Pay $465 Million to Settle EpiPen False Claim Charg

August 17, 2017

Pharmaceutical companies Mylan Inc. and Mylan Specialty will pay $465 million to resolve claims that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly misclassifying EpiPen as a generic drug to avoid paying rebates owed primarily to Medicaid. Mylan Inc. and Mylan Specialty L.P. are both wholly owned subsidiaries of Mylan N.V., which is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Whistleblowers play key role in rooting out waste, fraud, abuse

August 12, 2017

One could only hope Chief Justice John D. Minton was sincere when he said “transparency and accountability are bedrock principles in maintaining trust in state government.” More than 30 years after the Kentucky legislature enacted the state’s open records laws, the Kentucky Supreme Court has finally acknowledged that it is not above the law. The […]

Whistleblower Awarded $9 Million

August 11, 2017

A former underwriter for a mortgage lending company has been awarded $9 million as a whistleblower for her part in a federal investigation of the lender, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday. Mary Bozzelli, underwriter for PHH Corp., a Mount Laurel, N.J.-based mortgage lending company, raised concerns about the lending practices of the company, which […]

SEC Whistleblower Awards Total Hits $158 Million

August 9, 2017

At least two people (or groups) have gotten a whistleblower windfall from the SEC, probably in time for a summer vacation and probably a lot more. Late last month, SEC officials revealed that for two separate cases the regulator had handed out a total of $4.2 million to two whistleblowers, bringing the total in whistleblower […]

Wells Fargo pays $108 million on fraud claim by Atlanta whistleblower

August 4, 2017

Wells Fargo & Co. has agreed to pay $108 million to the federal government to settle two metro Atlanta whistleblowers’ allegations that the bank charged fraudulent fees on veterans’ home refinancing loans. The settlement award, disclosed Friday by an Atlanta firm representing the whistleblowers, is the largest so far to result from the 11-year-old lawsuit. […]

Sarbanes Oxley Whistleblower Protection Law at 15 Years: Strong Protection for Corporate Whistleblowers

August 1, 2017

In the wake of Enron and other corporate scandals that wiped out retirement savings and left millions unemployed, Congress enacted the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), which contains a robust whistleblower protection provision.  The whistleblower provision is intended to combat a “corporate code of silence,” which “discourage[d] employees from reporting fraudulent behavior not only to the proper […]

Strong Bipartisan Support for Whistleblowers at National Whistleblower Day Celebration

July 28, 2017

Washington, D.C. July 28, 2017. Members of Congress and agency leaders honored whistleblowers at yesterday’s National Whistleblower Day Celebration. The event was hosted by the National Whistleblower Center, the nation’s leading whistleblower advocacy group.  Strong bipartisan support for whistleblowers was apparent from both Members of Congress and the agency leader in attendance. The celebration provided an opportunity for Members […]

SEC Whistleblower Program Awards Another Tipster $2.5 Million

July 25, 2017

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today awarded an employee of a domestic government agency with a decent sum for his efforts towards uncovering securities law violations made by an investment scheme. The SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower today announced that the agency gave an award of $2.5 million to an anonymous tipster for […]

Two Flint Whistle Blowers Honored With $250K Prize

July 24, 2017

Two of the whistle blowers who brought global attention to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, were recently honored for their work—and they promptly showed that they are still fighting for the city and its residents. On Friday (July 21), pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha of Michigan’s Hurley Medical Center and Virginia Tech University engineering professor Marc Edwards received the MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award. “Both […]

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