Blowing the Whistle for Uncle Sam and Yourself

A single whistleblower and the right employment law attorney can make a world of difference. 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 through 3733 comprise the federal False Claims Act. Violations include knowingly presenting to the federal government a false or fraudulent claim for payment, knowingly using a false record or statement to ...

SEC Whistleblowers Have an Ally

The job of a whistleblower can be a dangerous one. Exposing the corrupt practices of multi-million or billion dollar corporations, government agencies, or giant banks can lead to retaliatory efforts that range from termination of employment, to blackballing and the ending of a career, to actual physical threats t...

Federal Whistleblower Tries to Protect American Public, Gets Fired.

The American public is in danger...and the Supreme Court will decide what to do about it in November. At issue is the first case regarding whistleblower protections under federal law to hit the highest court in the land, since enactment of those protections. The case began its life in the lower courts after a ...

Northrop Grumman Whistleblower Uncovers Flaws in GPS Testing.

According to its own financial reports from 2012, Northrop Grumman does an estimated $28 BILLION dollars in sales each year. Much of that comes from government contracting on defense items. But it turns out that $28 billion isn't quite enough...according to a whistleblower/employee of the defense giant, the company...

Whistleblower Accuses Florida Governor of Being Father of Fraud.

Florida Governor Rick Scott, before he became the head of one of the more conservative states in the Union, was the chief executive officer and one of the founders of Colombia/HCA, a hospital company. After whistleblower, John Schilling brought to light discrepancies in accounting practices at the company in its ...

SEC Whistleblower Wins the Lottery

Some lucky whistleblower, reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) just won the lottery. The SEC reported Monday that it has paid out a whopping $30 million to a non US citizen for information about fraudulent financial activity. The giant payout is the largest award ever paid by the Commissio...

Boston Scientific Counter-claims Against Whistleblowers May Stand…for now. (Part 2)

Whistleblowers Wendy Bahsen and Carolina Fuentes brought a qui tam suit in Federal Court, under seal against Boston Scientific, alleging violations of the Federal False Claims Act (FCA). The suit was unsealed after the Feds and 28 other states decided not to intervene on their behalf. The pair amended thei...

Boston Scientific Counter-claims Against Whistleblowers May Stand…for now.

Whistleblowers Wendy Bahsen and Carolina Fuentes, brought a case against Boston Scientific Corporation's Neuromodulation subsidiary ("BS") in 2011. They filed the qui tam suit, under seal, in a New Jersey Federal Court, asking various state and federal government agencies to intervene on their behalf. Afte...

Whistleblower Facts: What do I do if my boss is doing something illegal or fraudulent? (Part 4)

Whistleblower Facts: What do I do if my boss is doing something illegal or fraudulent? (Part 4) In this series we are offering some advice to those who might be in a position to 'blow the whistle' (whistleblowers) on the illegal or fraudulent activity of their employers. 9. Don't break the law!! The who...

Whistleblower Facts: What do I do if my boss is doing something illegal or fraudulent? (Part 3)

Whistleblower Facts: What do I do if my boss is doing something illegal or fraudulent? (Part 3) In this series we are offering some advice to those who might be in a position to 'blow the whistle' (whistleblowers) on the illegal or fraudulent activity of their employers. 6. Hotlines are for dummies. Cha...