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Justice Department Considering Using False Claims Act to Recover Losses in Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Posted in Environmental Whistleblowers, False Claims / Qui Tam
Assistant Attorney General Tony West confirmed that the U.S. Department of Justice was "considering all avenues of redress against the potentially responsible parties," according to a letter released today by the National Whistleblower Center. The letter specifically mentions the False Claims Act ("FCA"). The letter is in response to a letter from NWC urging the government to use the FCA to hold responsible parties accountable for losses suffered by the taxpayers as a result of the Deepwater Horizon disaster… Continue Reading

Fred Whitehurst speaks on BP, the FBI and the state of our union

Posted in Environmental Whistleblowers, FBI Whistleblower Blog, Government Whistleblowers
I find it amazing when I look over these past seventeen years of having been involved with the National  Whistleblowers Center and the law firm of Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto that we have not moved so much further ahead in this nation with protections for whistleblowers.  In 1992 when I first approached the law firm of Kohn, Kohn, and Colapinto to … Continue Reading

NWC Demands Attorney General Hold the Offshore Oil Industry Liable for Fraud in the Gulf

Posted in Environmental Whistleblowers, False Claims / Qui Tam
Attorneys for the NWC submitted a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder calling for an investigation of BP and the entire oil industry, including contractors and subcontractors, for fraud committed against the U.S. government. The letter explains that the False Claims Act, the most powerful law available to deter fraud and enforce federal regulations, is the best legal to available to the Department of Justice to hold BP accountable for the full extent of their actions… Continue Reading