Since 2007 the IRS Whistleblower Program has helped recover $3.7 billion back to the U.S. Treasury, but there is still plenty of room for improvement.
There’s an old saying that “he who pays the band gets to call the tune.”
Under that heading, it’s worth taking a look at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and related entities.
According to a new study by Jaron H. Wilde and other researchers at the University of Iowa, whistleblower-initiated investigations in the financial sector:
A new study by Dr. Genevieve Pham-Kanter of Drexel University claims that 65% of patients in the US, "visited a doctor within the last year who had received payments or gifts from pharmaceutical or medical device companies."
Neil Getnick, Chairman of the Board of Taxpayers Against Fraud (TAF) and the TAF Education Fund, announced that Robert Patten has been named Chief Executive Officer of TAF and the TAF Education Fund.
US Attorney Preet Bharara said that 'slush funds' held by the government, should set off the alarm bells for all honest elected officials:
“The public deserves to see where their money is going and for what purpose. Who puts the money in? Are there subcontractors? Shell companies? Be on top of that. Be wary of slush funds for council members.”
The Los Angeles Times recently explored the high cost of fast tracking drugs at the Food and Drug Administration.