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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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| Patrick Burns

Senator Grassley asks Attorney General-elect Senator Jeff Sessions about the value of whistleblowers and the value of the False Claims Act.

FCA | Jeff Sessions, Grassley
| David Griscom

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IRS | FY 2016, IRS Whistleblower
| David Griscom

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Senator Grassley released a statement on the continued success of the IRS Whistleblower program: 

IRS | Grassley, IRS Whistleblower
| David Griscom

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| Sessions, Patrick Burns, Attorney General
| Patrick Burns

One way to tell if your issues are hitting the mark is when they make it to the funny pages. I'm not sure we ever expected to see intellectual property transfer pricing tax fraud make it into the comics, however!

Source: Barney & Clyde.

IRS | intellectual property, transfer pricing, comics, cartoon
| David Griscom

Last week Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri (D), asked to recieve information on senior managers in federal agencies who may have retaliated against whistleblowers.

Investigation | What They're Saying, Claire McCaskill
| Anonymous (not verified)

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FCA | Trump, Chamber of Commerce, Chris Riedel
| Patrick Burns


Whistleblowers filed 702 qui tam suits in fiscal year 2016, and the U.S. Department of Justice recovered $2.9 billion in whistleblower-initiated lawsuits during that same period of time.

The government awarded whistleblowers $519 million for their contributions in developing, prosecuting, and settling these cases.

FCA | double taxation, whistleblower taxation, amicus curiae
| Anonymous (not verified)

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| 2016, Patrick Burns, incentivized integrity