Have you read any of the cut-and-paste press releases from the “Corporate Whistleblower Center”?
Who, or what, are these people?
Is the US Ready for a Civil War or a Border War?
JP Morgan Tries Twitter and Hilarity Ensues
There’s Gold in Them Pennies!
Mind the Gap
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released the report, Driving Positive Change: OIG Strategic Plan 2014-2018.
Last week the Securities and Exchange Commission published its 2013 Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program. This past year, the SEC Whistleblower Program has taken material steps forward in fulfilling its mission and awarded over $14 million to whistleblowers.
In 2005, Senator Charles Grassley single-handedly created the modern compliance industry by including a False Claims Act (FCA) education amendment as part of the Deficit Reduction Act.
Congratulations to the multiple whistleblowers and TAFEF lawyers that made this incredible settlement possible! Notwithstanding Attorney General Eric Holder’s lack of recognition, the Johnson & Johnson settlement was forged by heroic whistleblowers and their attorneys. What makes the False Claims Act the most effective tool for fighting fraud is the unique partnership of public and private interests. Here at TAF we congratulate and recognize all involved in this historic settlement.
Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund is pleased to announce our 2013 Award recipients. These award winners are the finest example of the public/private partnership that makes the False Claims Act the most powerful and effective tool for fighting fraud and incentivizing integrity.
On October 30, 2013, The Securities and Exchange Commission announced an award of more than $150,000 to a whistleblower who provided significant information to the agency that stopped a scheme that was defrauding investors.
As many of you know, 2013 marks the 150-year anniversary of the False Claims Act, widely recognized as "Lincoln's Law" in the FCA community. However, the genesis of the False Claims Act, and the history of fraud fighting in the Civil War era has received little attention. TAF’s own Shelley Slade and Brad Leneis' recent article, Congressman Charles H. Van Wyck: Anti-Fraud Warrior of the 37th Congress provides a succinct and informative history of the years leading up to the passage of the False Claims Act and the heroic efforts of Congressman Van Wyck to expose fraud and profiteering during the Civil War.
A new report released by Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund, concludes that every dollar invested by the government in investigation and prosecution of federal health care fraud returns at least $20 back to the American people.