Joyce Branda was given the TAF Education Fund's Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of her 30-years of leadership in helping recover more than $50 billion back to the federal government through the use of the federal False Claims Act. Ms. Branda has been a model public servant working to reconcile diverse, competing, and sometimes conflicting, voices and interests. Through it all, she has been a steward of America’s tax dollars and of the False Claims Act itself. The TAF Education Fund's Lifetime Achievement Award has only been given out six times in the past, and Ms. Branda is the first government recipient.

| Joyce Branda, Benjamin Mizer, Loretta Lynch, Neil Getnick, Shelley Slade, Patrick Burns, conference, awards, award, 30th Anniversary

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, Brian Frosh, Zach Kitts, Brian Markovitz, Patrick Burns, Andrew Ceresney, Derrick L. Jackson, Stuary Delerey

“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

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

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

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

The U.S. Department of Justice obtained a record $5.69 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in the fiscal year ending September 30, Acting Associate Attorney General Stuart F. Delery and Acting Assistant Attorney General Joyce R. Branda for the Civil Division announced today.

FCA | Department of Justice, Joyce Branda

Extendicare Health Services Inc. and subsidiary Progressive Step Corporation have agreed to pay $38 million to the United States and eight states to resolve a whistleblower-initiated case alleging Extendicare billed Medicare and Medicaid for nursing services that were so substandard and deficient that they were effectively worthless. The case was brought in April of 2010 by Tracy Lovvorn, a former Area Director of Rehabilitation at Progressive Step Corporation, a division of Extendicare.

FCA | nursing home, substandard care, denial of care, worthless services, Medicaid, Joyce Branda, Stuary Delerey

Shire Pharmaceuticals will pay $56.5 million to settle False Claims Act cases alleging the company illegally marketed and promoted several drugs, including Adderall XR, Vyvanse, and Daytrana, which are approved for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and Pentasa and Lialda, which are approved for the treatment of active ulcerative colitis.

FCA | Shire Pharmaceuticals, Joyce Branda, Patrick Burns, Eric Holder, inversion