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The latest news on what’s happening in the world of the False Claims Act and the IRS, SEC and CFTC whistleblower programs.  

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| Nicholas Feeney

Former Majority Whip Lindsey Recipient of Integrity Award

Former Georgia Rep. Edward Lindsey was presented the first “Integrity in State Government Award” from Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (TAFEF) at the 8th Annual Whistleblower Law Symposium in Atlanta for his efforts in spearheading the passage of the 2007 Georgia State False Medicaid Claims Act and the 2012 Georgia Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act (FCA). The annual seminar is in part an effort to cultivate state officials in Georgia to use state FCA laws more effectively and to provide Georgia best practices for protecting taxpayer funds.

State FCA | Edward Lindsey, Jim Breen, Michael Sullivan
| Nicholas Feeney

This Week in Fraud is a peek into the world of whistleblowing and incentivized integrity programs. Each week we highlight important case settlements, industry developments, and general points of interest. Take a moment and see what is happening this week in fraud. 

FCA | Eric Schneiderman, Preet Bharara, Adventist Health Systems, Halifax, Good Jobs First
| Nicholas Feeney

Take a look, False Claims Act fraudsters are among Uncle Sam’s favorite companies!

Investigation | Good Jobs First
| Patrick Burns

Defense lawyers have been working to weaken law ever since Moses got a note suggesting the Ten Commandments be rewritten as the "four suggestions."

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| Nicholas Feeney

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned Tuesday, less than 12 hours after POLITICO raised questions about tens of thousands of dollars in mileage reimbursements he received for his personal vehicle

Top Cases | Aaron Schock
| Nicholas Feeney

This Week in Fraud is a peek into the world of whistleblowing and incentivized integrity programs. Each week we highlight important case settlements, industry developments, and general points of interest. Take a moment and see what is happening this week in fraud. 

FCA | Eric Schneiderman, Gregory E. Demske, International Relief and Development Inc, Julie Grohovsky
| Nicholas Feeney

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.

FCA | Phillips & Cohen, Paul Scott, Glenn Grossenbacher, Penny Pledge Success, Paul Lawrence
| Nicholas Feeney

This Week in Fraud is a peek into the world of whistleblowing and incentivized integrity programs. Each week we highlight important case settlements, industry developments, and general points of interest. Take a moment and see what is happening this week in fraud. 

FCA | Joyce Branda, Brian Frosh, Zach Kitts, Brian Markovitz, Patrick Burns, Andrew Ceresney, Derrick L. Jackson, Stuary Delerey
| Nicholas Feeney

Andrew Ceresney, the Security Exchange Commission, Director, Division of Enforcement, spoke at CBI’s annual Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress this week and discussed the Commission’s enforcement priorities under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

SEC | Andrew Ceresney
| Nicholas Feeney

February was a busy month for the False Claims Act. More than 15 settlements were announced, netting approximately $238 million. To date, recoveries now exceed $1 Billion in FY2015!

 
FCA | Medtronic, AstraZeneca, MetLife