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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

The Vermont False Claims Act became effective on May 18, 2015, and included a provision stating that the statute would be considered non-retroactive until March 15, 2016. 

State FCA | Vermont
| Patrick Burns

Former Warner Chilcott CEO Carl Reichel is in court this week, fighting criminal charges he conspired to pay kickbacks to doctors in return for stepped-up prescriptions for drugs manufactured and sold by Warner Chilcott.

| Warner Chilcott, Carl Reichel
| David Griscom

Senator Grassley and TAFEF have filed briefs in US ex. Rel Anthony Spay V. CVS Caremark Corp. et al. 

Top Cases | amicus curiae, CVS, Government Inference, FCA
| David Griscom

Fraud never sleeps.  That’s one message to take-away from the “Ed4Mil” scam unbundling right now.

FCA | Education, FCA, GI Bill
| David Griscom

The IRS estimates the annual tax gap to be $406 billion, based on data from 2008-2010.

IRS | taxes, IRS, IRS whistleblower program
| David Griscom

TAXPAYERS AGAINST FRAUD TOUTS 30-YEAR SUCCESS OF WHISTLEBLOWER LAW IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPT GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS
 

FCA | Getnick, Grassley, House of Representatives, Oversight, Judiiciay
| David Griscom

Attorney General Luther Strange (R) believes that empowering Alabama with its own False Claims Act would be a substantial benefit for the struggling Medicaid program, and for the state at large.

State FCA | Medicaid, FCA, Alabama
| David Griscom

Freedom Mortgage Corporation has settled a DoJ-initiated case with the U.S. Department of Justice for $113 million.

FCA | mortgage, FHA, HUD, FHA Loans
| Patrick Burns

Benford’s Law is named for the Depression-era physicist who discovered (or rediscovered) that the expected frequency of digits in large lists of numbers is not even. 

FCA | Benford's Law, statistics, data mining, fraud detection, fraud patterns