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Whistleblowers Allege Cozy Ties Between Hawaii Tour Helicopters, FAA Regulators

January 31, 2020

Two whistleblowers separately raised concerns about the federal oversight of Hawaii’s helicopter tour industry prior to 2019 crashes on Kauai and Oahu that killed 10 people, according to a U.S. Senate report released Friday. One of those whistleblowers, Federal Aviation Administration inspector Joseph Monfort, said he was denied a travel request to inspect Safari Aviation […]

Medicare Fraud Uncovered by Multiple Whistleblowers

January 27, 2020

Third-party fund which allegedly funneled illegal Medicare copay reimbursements for pharmaceutical companies settles False Claims Act case The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) settled another portion of a long-running legal saga involving a False Claims Act (“FCA”) case concerning Medicare fraud against numerous pharmaceutical companies and other entities.  Last week, the DOJ announced it had reached an […]

SEC Awards Whistleblowers Whose Information Helped Stop Fraud

January 22, 2020

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced two whistleblower awards in connection with two separate enforcement actions.  Both whistleblowers provided significant information that helped the SEC shut down two separate fraudulent schemes preying on retail investors.  In the first action, the whistleblower alerted the agency to a fraudulent scheme.  The SEC awarded the whistleblower more […]

ResMed to pay more than $37.5M to settle kickback allegations made in 5 whistleblower lawsuits

January 15, 2020

Medical equipment maker ResMed will pay $37.5 million to resolve allegations brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ) that it paid kickbacks to durable medical equipment suppliers, sleep labs and other healthcare providers. The DOJ announced Wednesday that ResMed ran afoul of the Anti-Kickback Statute and alleges that the company filed false claims to federal healthcare programs related […]

Pharmaceutical Company Agrees To $54 Million To Settle False Claims Kickback Allegations

January 14, 2020

Teva Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pay $54 Million to settle false claims kickback allegations brought by two whistleblowers, Charles Arnstein and Hossam Senousy. In their 2013 complaint, the whistleblowers asserted that Teva Pharmaceuticals (“Teva”) violated the False Claims Act when the company knowingly induced physicians to prescribe two of the company’s drugs in exchange for “speaker fees.” […]

Tamiflu Fraud Bilked $1.5 Billion from Government, Alleges Whistleblower

January 13, 2020

BALTIMORE, Jan. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Drug company Hoffmann-La Roche (OTCMKTS: RHHBY) bilked U.S. federal and state governments out of $1.5 billion by misrepresenting clinical studies and falsely claiming that its well-known influenza medicine Tamiflu was effective at containing potential pandemics, according to a recently unsealed whistleblower lawsuit. The lawsuit claims the drugmaker’s scheme involved publishing misleading articles falsely […]

Infosys whistleblowers may not have been insiders

January 10, 2020

The Audit Committee of Infosys has given the company’s top management a clean chit in the whistleblower allegations that leaked in September 2019.  Infosys, on Friday, said independent investigations found no evidence of any wrongdoing in any of the charges made in anonymous letters. A combative Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder and Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, said the company has come […]

US: IRS Recovers $616 Million Thanks to Whistleblowers

January 9, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said that whistleblowers leaking information on tax evaders yielded over US$616 million in lost revenue to the US Treasury office this past fiscal year. IRS Whistleblower Office said in its Annual Report to Congress, published this week. Since the informant reward program was established in 2007, whistleblower disclosures have led to […]

NASA Contractor Reaches $375,000 Settlement in Whistleblower Case

January 7, 2020

(CN) – A California-based NASA contractor agreed to pay $375,000 to settle whistleblower claims that it falsely certified support equipment for a rocket launch system conformed to the agency’s specifications. Middle District of Florida U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced Monday that United Paradyne Corporation agreed to the settlement to resolve the alleged False Claims […]

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