New York Attorney General Proposes New Financial Fraud Whistleblower Legislation

Currently in New York, there is no law to protect whistleblowers who report securities or other financial violations. New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is hoping to change that. He is proposing a new bill – the Financial Frauds Whistleblower Act. The proposed whistleblower program provides similar protections as the SEC whistleblower program.  That… Read More

Heightened Whistleblower Protection Laws Help Increase Recovery for the Government

With the implementation of more legislation protecting whistleblowers, the rate at which whistleblowers come forward has increased. In 2014, the DOJ recovered a record $5.69 billion through settlements related to False Claims Act cases.  That is up from $3.8 billion recovered in 2013.  Since 2009, the DOJ has recovered $22.75 billion in total from fraud… Read More

Supreme Court Ruled Former Federal Air Marshal Protected Under the Whistleblower Act

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The Supreme Court has sided with a former Transportation Security Administration Federal Air Marshal who blew the whistle on fraud within the Department of Homeland Security. (Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean, No. 13-894 (U.S. Jan 21, 2015)). Robert MacLean disclosed to an MSNBC reporter that the Department of Homeland Security was attempting to save money… Read More

False Claims Act Case against Medical College of Wisconsin gets $840k Settlement

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On January 9, 2015, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that it had intervened in and settled a False Claims Act lawsuit filed by Dr. Ganesh Elangovan. As part of the settlement, Medical College of Wisconsin agreed to pay the United States $840,000 to resolve allegations that it violated… Read More