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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

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
| Nicholas Feeney

“Fraud does not stop at the Potomac River,” said Burns. “Only the enforcement does.”

State FCA | Maryland, Brian Frosh, Zach Kitts, Patrick Burns, Brian Markovitz, Michael Hough, Jamie Raskin, Wil Smith
| Nicholas Feeney

“MetLife Bank’s improper FHA lending practices not only wasted taxpayer funds, but also inflicted harm on homeowners and the housing market that lasts to this day,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Joyce R. Branda.

FCA | Joyce Branda, MetLife, FHA Loans
| Nicholas Feeney

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman proposed The Financial Frauds Whistleblower Act this week that would provide financial compensation to whistleblowers who voluntarily report fraud in their industry, and whose tips lead to more than $1 million in penalties or settlement proceeds.

Investigation | Eric Schneiderman, New York, bank fraud
| 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, Lance Armstrong, Forbes, Illinois, false claims act
| Nicholas Feeney

Is the existence of a state false claims act law and a business friendly environment mutually exclusive?

State FCA | false claims act, Greg Abbott, Mark Herring, Forbes
| 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, false claims act, DoD Fraud, This Week in Fraud, POGO, John Oliver
| 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 | Brian E. Frosh, Joyce Branda, DoJ, Incentive Integrity
| Nicholas Feeney

President Obama’s 2016 budget proposal checks in at just under $4 trillion and requests increased funding for the Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission respectively. Here is a look at how it all breaks down:

 

     
    FCA | IRS whistleblower program, SEC Whistleblower Office, CFTC Whistleblower Office, Eric Holder, Mary Jo White, Sean Mckessy, Joyce Branda
    | Nicholas Feeney

    With recoveries already approaching one billion in FY2015, the False Claims Act continued its success in January.  

     
    FCA |