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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

This 13-point checklist is designed to get whistleblowers to engage in forward-thinking about taxes as their cases resolve after years of hard work. While it never pays to count eggs as chickens, a little planning for success can help maximize your success while helping pay it forward to those to come.

 

FCA | Whistleblower, taxes
| Nicholas Feeney

The Whistleblower Daily Digest is a peek into the world of whistleblowing and incentivized integrity programs. Each day we highlight important case settlements, industry developments, and general points of interest. Take a moment and see what is happening! 

FCA | IRS Annual Report, Lee Martin, CMS, Department of Education
| Nicholas Feeney

“If you go back and look at the first five years of the False Claims Act after the 1986 amendments, you find fewer than 100 whistleblower lawsuits filed each year and the high water mark, in terms of annual recoveries, was just $40 million. Today we recover more than that every week.”

CFTC | CFTC Whistleblower Office, Christopher Ehrman
| Nicholas Feeney

If India is serious about rooting out fraud it needs to provide strong protection to whistleblowers and incentivise them for risks. In its current form, the proposed Indian law places the onus on the whistleblower not only to report the fraud, but also to prove their integrity. The government should welcome whistleblowers, be their advocate, and use their unique status as insiders to guarantee the integrity of our social programmes.

FCA | Dinesh Thakur, Ranbaxy, Incentived Integrity
| Nicholas Feeney

December was a big month for the False Claims Act.

13 cases settled under the federal False Claims Act totaling some $143 million in recoveries.

FCA | false claims act, State Success, Endo Pharmaceuticals
| Nicholas Feeney

Every dollar lost to fraud negatively affects a state’s budget, reduces services provided to our elderly and most disadvantaged, and allows liars, cheats, and thieves to get rich off of honest American taxpayers.

 
State FCA |
| Anonymous (not verified)

Contract therapy providers RehabCare Group Inc., RehabCare Group East Inc.

FCA | Vencor, Kindred, SNF, Skilled Nursing Facility. nursing home
| Patrick Burns

The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) has issued a report that says lack of IRS whistleblower communication is one of the most serious problems encountered by taxpayers. They urge the agency to revise regulations so administrative proceedings can start at an earlier date.

 
IRS | TAS, Taxpayers Advocate Service, Whistleblower, 6103(n)
| Nicholas Feeney

The Middle District of Tennessee wants whistleblower cases. That's the take-away message we get from visiting their web site, which has a dedicated whistleblower information page.

FCA | Tennessee, David Rivera
| Patrick Burns

Writing in Compliance Week, lawyer Erika Kelton notes that at too may companies, compliance programs are like a Hollywood western town: one board thick, with nothing by the desert behind them.  And some are even

| SEC, compliance, Erika Kelton