Senator Grassley asks Attorney General-elect Senator Jeff Sessions about the value of whistleblowers and the value of the False Claims Act.
Senator Grassley released a statement on the continued success of the IRS Whistleblower program:
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.
Last week Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri (D), asked to recieve information on senior managers in federal agencies who may have retaliated against whistleblowers.
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.