National Whistleblower Day

An Oklahoma City specialty hospital, its management group, a physician’s group, and two physicians will pay over $72.3 million to settle allegations of improper payments to physicians under the False
Continue Reading Oklahoma Hospital Management Company and Associates To Pay $72.3 Million To Settle Allegations Of False Claims Act Violations

The pharmaceutical company Hoffmann-La Roche allegedly defrauded the federal government out of $1.4 billion by falsely representing claims of the drug Tamiflu’s effectiveness and potential in a pandemic, according to
Continue Reading Whistleblower in Tamiflu Case Alleges Pharmaceutical Company Fooled CDC into $1.4 Billion Contract

Despite Slowdown in Prosecution, Whistleblowers Continue to Play the Critical Role in Detecting Fraud. In statistics published this week by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. government’s recoveries under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) hit their lowest mark since 2008, the last year of President Bush’s administration.  
Continue Reading DOJ False Claims Act Recoveries Hit Ten Year Low

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Washington, D.C. November 8, 2018. Organizers of the OffshoreAlert Conference announced that the leading whistleblower attorney in the United States, Stephen M. Kohn, will speak at next week’s conference in London held at Grange St. Paul’s Hotel, November 12-13. Kohn will give his presentation on Tuesday, November 13 at 1:15 pm.
Continue Reading Top US Whistleblower Attorney to Speak at London Conference on Financial Fraud

Internal-Revenue-Service-buildingIn February 2018, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, requiring the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to include penalties for Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) violations in calculating whistleblower awards. Prior to this statutory change being signed into law, FBAR violations were not included in the calculation of IRS whistleblower awards.
Continue Reading GAO Report Finds Excluding FBAR Violations from Award Calculations “Negatively Affected Whistleblowers’ Willingness to Bring Information to IRS”