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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

A recent $2.2 million dollar settlement with Paradigm Capital Management Inc. marks the first time the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has used its authority under the Dodd-Frank Act to bring enforcement action against a company for retaliation against a whistleblower.  The former head trader at Paradigm filed a whistleblower complaint with the SEC in March 2012 accusing Paradigm of engaging in prohibited principal transactions.

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| Nicholas Feeney

CFTC and SEC Issues Whistleblower Awards

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| Anonymous (not verified)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) says that despite Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent statement that no bank is “too big to jail,” she isn’t convinced the Obama administration is really serious about holding large financial institutions accountable for their actions.

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| Patrick Burns

Dear Friends:

Thanks to past support of TAF and the TAF Education Fund, the False Claims Act has survived attacks in Congress and at the Supreme Court. 

| Whistleblower Building, Building Fund, Capital Campaign
| Nicholas Feeney

 

June 2014:

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| Nicholas Feeney

The webinar below took place in December 2013 and engages recurring issues in False Claims Act litigation for attorneys and judges who handle False Claims Act and qui tam cases. 

Panelists are:

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| Patrick Burns

The folks at Ace Insurance have put together a brochure on “Managing the Growing Risk of False Claims Act Liabilities.”

The brochure is a little amusing, as nowhere does it give the best advice to “manage” corporate liability:  STOP STEALING.

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| Patrick Burns

We are saddened to report the death of heroic whistleblower Richard West on March 14th.

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| Patrick Burns

America's taxpayers are in a long-term battle against powerful and well-funded corporate cheats and thieves.

Fraud is a core part of some company business plans, and incentivized integrity programs are a threat to their bottom line.

Opposition to federal and state False Claims Acts is entrenched.  The liars are cunning and powerful.

Above all, they are patient.

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| Nicholas Feeney

Congratulations to Norman Rille and Neal Roberts for their terrific win this week in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth District.

This is their second litigated victory against DOJ.

By way of background:

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