Recently released fraud statistics from the Department of Justice do not leave whistleblowers, their attorneys, or good-government advocates with a particularly rosy picture of 2018. Although the number of new qui tam cases fell only slightly -- to 645 in 2018 from 680 in 2017 -- the total value of recoveries in qui tam matters … Continue reading TAF Take: FY18 DOJ False Claims Act Statistics
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader has spearheaded a group of organizations pushing for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to create an annual corporate crime report and database similar to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program that has documented the rise and fall of street crime over the course of the last 80 years. Taxpayers Against Fraud sent its own letter to Attorney … Continue reading It’s Time for a Corporate Crime Database and Annual Report
The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced the largest Dodd-Frank whistleblower award to date, with two whistleblowers sharing a nearly $50 million award, and a third whistleblower receiving more than $33 million. The previous high was a $30 million award in 2014. The lawyer representing all three whistleblowers is a member of the TAF Education Fund. “These awards demonstrate that … Continue reading Largest SEC Whistleblower Award To Date
Health Diagnostic Laboratory (HDL) was once the fastest growing medical company in Richmond, Virginia thanks to alleged kickbacks paid to doctors who used the company as their blood lab provider. In 2011, four whistleblowers came forward to expose the kickbacks: Dr. Michael Mayes, represented by the law firm of Phillips & Cohen; Scarlett Lutz and Kayla Webster, represented by the law firm ofPietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick and Raspanti, and; … Continue reading Former Blood Lab CEO Found Liable in Federal Fraud Case
The new Trump Administration nominee for IRS Commissioner appears to be a fan of the IRS Whistleblower Program. Charles P. Rettig, a past-Chair of the IRS Advisory Council, and a tax lawyer in California, wrote in the Fall of 2016, “The IRS Whistleblower Program plays an important role in reducing the Tax Gap by providing an … Continue reading A Whistleblower Fan at the Top of the IRS?