Report from the Government Accountability Office finds that timeliness and communication concerns may discourage IRS whistleblowers
The phenomenon of “Black Friday” has quite the humble origin story. The term first appears in a December 1, 1961 issue of The Shortsville-Manchester Enterprise as the affectionate name given to the day after Thanksgiving by the Rochester, NY police department because of the traffic jams that would occur in town.
Former Endo Pharmaceutical sales representative Peggy Ryan was presented with the “Whistleblower of the Year Award” at the 15th Annual Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (TAFEF) Conference for her tireless work exposing Endo’s aggressive off-label campaign to sell Lidoderm, a drug originally granted orphan status by the FDA because it was only approved to treat postherpetic neuralgia.
Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (TAFEF) is honored to recognize the James Hoyer Law Firm with the 2015 TAFEF Lawyers of the Year Award for their role in combating fraud against the government and protecting public resources.
Last week the U.S. Department of Justice joined a whistleblower-initiated case filed under the False Claims Act against Inchcape Shipping Services, a leading provider of marine logistics and support, alleging that the company and its subsidiaries defrauded the U.S. Navy by submitting false invoices for services it provided to Navy ships during port calls.
Former GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) pharmaceutical manufacturing quality control expert Cheryl Eckard Meads was presented the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 15th Annual Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (TAFEF) Conference for exposing rampant fraud at GSK’s Cidra, Puerto Rico manufacturing plant and for her efforts to forge alliances between whistleblowers and attorneys.
Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund is honored to recognize Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the father of the modern False Claims Act, with the 2015 “Honest Abe” Integrity in Government Award.
Taking the Penny Pledge is not only a way of showing support for whistleblowers – it’s also a way for law firms and whistleblowers to signal they are planning for success and are committed to making a real difference in this area of the law.