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Do Cash-for-Whistleblower Programs Really Work?

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Do Cash-for-Whistleblower Programs Really Work?

Exchanging cash for information has been done for a long time. Only on July 30, 1778, however, did the practice become protected by law. The Continental Congress enacted the world’s first whistleblower law on that date in response to the pleas of two men jailed for alleging the commander-in-chief of the Continental Navy was corrupt.

The History of Whistleblower Protection...

Private Equity Firm and Co-Defendants to Pay $25 Million to Resolve Whistleblower’s Medicaid Fraud Claims in Qui Tam Settlement

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Private Equity Firm and Co-Defendants to Pay $25 Million to Resolve Whistleblower’s Medicaid Fraud Claims in Qui Tam Settlement

Whistleblower to receive maximum award for contributions to the case alleging mental health provider chain billed Medicaid for services provided by unqualified and unsupervised providers

BOSTON –  Private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, LLC and its subsidiary, H.I.G. Growth Partners, LLC (“H.I.G.”), together with Peter J. Scanlon and Kevin P. Sheehan, have  agreed to pay $25 million...

The False Claims Act: 7 Fast Facts

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The False Claims Act: 7 Fast Facts

Our nation’s primary whistleblower law, the False Claims Act allows individuals to file qui tam lawsuits on behalf of the government — and it recovers billions of taxpayer dollars every year. But how much do you really know about the FCA?

7 Fast False Claims Act Facts

Our Whistleblower Law is Over 150 Years Old. The United States’ first qui tam whistleblower law was passed...

National Whistleblower Appreciation Day 2021

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National Whistleblower Appreciation Day 2021

Transparency has long been seen as an essential virtue in democracies like our own. Where there is openness, there is accountability and trust. But in the instances when companies and various entities within our nation have failed to operate under the sincerity of the law, honest individuals have bravely stepped up to guarantee justice. That is why three years ago, the U.S. Senate unanimously...

Fighting Fraud Against the Government on Behalf of Tax Payers

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Fighting Fraud Against the Government on Behalf of Tax Payers

Whistleblowers serve U.S. taxpayers by exposing fraud against the government. Legal protections and incentives encourage them to come forward and report fraud, recovering American tax dollars. 

The law empowers, incentivizes, and protects whistleblowers to expose fraud committed against the government. We represent whistleblowers and partner with the government to recover damages from...

Your Guide to Reporting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Fraud

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Your Guide to Reporting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Fraud

The Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, has been a crucial lifeline that provided forgivable loans for small businesses scraping by during the pandemic as a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Specifically, it was meant to cover the cost of employee paychecks that would keep them employed, which also eased the burden on business owners who likely were...

Corporate Greed and Fraud in the Era of COVID-19

Corporate Greed and Fraud in the Era of COVID-19

Countless establishments worldwide are confronting unexpected challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the closure of businesses, the bankruptcy of several prominent companies, and the disruption of travel worldwide, it seems that the threat of global economic instability looms large on all nations. In the early weeks of this unprecedented issue, the United States government...

National Whistleblower Awareness Day 2020

National Whistleblower Awareness Day 2020

National Whistleblower Awareness Day 2020

Transparency has long been seen as an essential virtue in democracies like our own. Where there is openness, there is accountability and trust. But in the instances when companies and various entities have failed to operate lawfully, honest individuals have bravely stepped up to guarantee justice. That is why two years ago, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution marking July 30th as a...

Texas Orthodontist Found Responsible for Medicaid Fraud

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Texas Orthodontist Found Responsible for Medicaid Fraud

Attorney General Ken Paxton: Court Awards Millions for Texans in Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit

AUSTIN – The Hon. Catherine Mauzy of the 126th Judicial District Court of Travis County has ruled Dr. Richard Malouf of ASDC Holdings, LLC, responsible for 1,842 unlawful acts under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act. Dr. Malouf operated orthodontics clinics for many...

Celebrating Whistleblowers and Qui Tam Attorneys

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Celebrating Whistleblowers and Qui Tam Attorneys

National Whistleblower Appreciation Day was established to acknowledge and celebrate the courageous people who expose misconduct and speak up against fraud.

Last year, the U.S. Senate recognized July 30th as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day” to honor the anniversary of the day the Founding Fathers unanimously passed the first U.S. whistleblower law. As that day approaches...

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