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Four-Year Campaign Results In Historic-Win For Tax Whistleblowers

Posted in News, Tax Whistleblowers
Whistleblower Program Fiscal Year 2015 Report to CongressThe  following is an editorial from the National Whistleblower Center: On August 3, 2016 the U.S. Tax Court ruled that tax whistleblowers were entitled to a reward based on monies collected in criminal fines and penalties. This landmark decision reversed the position of the Department of Treasury that severely limited the “collected proceeds” upon which a whistleblower reward could be based.… Continue Reading

KBR Ordered to Release Documents in Crucial Whistleblower Case

Posted in False Claims / Qui Tam
The Legal Times reported Thursday that the judge in the case of United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Co. et al, ordered the release of documents to a whistleblower. The case, which arose under the False Claims Act, concerns the largest military contract ever awarded, coming in at $38 billion. The whistleblower, Mr. Harry Barko, alleges KBR  engaged in widespread… Continue Reading

D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh introduces whistleblower bill to curb tax evasion

Posted in False Claims / Qui Tam
District of Columbia Councilmember Mary Cheh introduced the "False Claims Act of 2013," which will amend the D.C. False Claims Act to permit whistleblowers to bring tax-related fraud claims. If enacted into law, the bill would permit whistleblowers to seek a qui tam or relator's share when the amount of uncollected tax is worth $350,000 or more, and brought against taxpayers who have an income above $1 million.… Continue Reading

Birkenfeld Featured in World Policy Journal’s “Crime + Corruption” Issue

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers, Tax Whistleblowers
An article written by Bradley Birkenfeld appears in the Spring 2010 issue of World Policy Journal. The "Crime + Corruption" issue examines how corruption occurs, its effect on society, and how to stop it. Birkenfeld's article, "Inside the Cartel," is displayed in the "Upfront" section of the journal, which gives readers first-hand insight into corruption schemes across the globe.… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Will Hear False Claims Act Case

Posted in False Claims / Qui Tam, News
The U.S. Supreme Court has granted a writ of certiorari in the case of Eisenstein v. New York. Eisenstein is a qui tam action brought by municipal employees in New York City. The complaint makes a rather unique argument, alleging that NYC is depriving the federal government of tax revenue by requiring city employees who are non-city residents to pay "a… Continue Reading

Supreme Court May Hear Case To Limit False Claims Act Recoveries

Posted in False Claims / Qui Tam, News
The Boston Globe is reporting that the Supreme Court is considering taking up a case that "might set new limits on whistle-blower lawsuits against drugmakers, biotechnology companies, and other businesses." The court has requested advice from the Department of Justice regarding the suit. The case in question deals with the False Claims Act and specifically whether FCA cases can be… Continue Reading