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SEC doles out first award during Trump era; but is whistleblower program in trouble

SEC doles out first award during Trump era; but is whistleblower program in trouble

SEC doles out first award during Trump era; but is whistleblower program in trouble

In late April, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued its first whistleblower award during the Trump administration, awarding almost $4 million to an individual that the SEC said provided the agency with original information that led to the successful…
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$20M award adds to historic SEC total

$20M award adds to historic SEC total

Earlier this week, the SEC announced a more than $20 million whistleblower award “to a whistleblower who promptly came forward with valuable information that enabled the SEC to move quickly and initiate an enforcement action against wrongdoers before they could…
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Tenet to pay $513M over kickback charges

Tenet to pay $514M over kickback charges

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced yesterday that “[a] major U.S. hospital chain, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, and two of its Atlanta-area subsidiaries will pay over $513 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims relating to a scheme to defraud…
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False Claims Act, Healthcare Fraud, Medicaid, Medicare, Qui Tam, Whistleblower, whistleblower attorney, Whistleblower award

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IRS ordered to produce docs to whistleblower

IRS ordered to produce docs to whistleblower

In a recent decision from the U.S. Tax Court, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) was ordered to produce Information Document Requests to a tax whistleblower, despite an objection from the IRS that the documents sought were not relevant in the…
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Monsanto whistleblower gets $22M award

Monsanto whistleblower gets $22M award

At the end of last month, the SEC announced “the award of more than $22 million to a whistleblower whose detailed tip and extensive assistance helped” the SEC bring to an end a “well-hidden” fraud at Monsanto where the whistleblower…
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Off-label marketing leads to $18M settlement

Off-Label Marketing

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently announced a settlement with Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Acclarent Inc. over allegations of off-label marketing.  The DOJ’s suit alleged that Acclarent caused false claims to be submitted to the government in conjunction with the…
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Healthcare Fraud, medical fraud, Medicare, Qui Tam, Whistleblower award

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Collected proceeds read broadly by Tax Court

IRS Whistleblower Office - Collected Proceeds

A recent decision from the U.S. Tax Court could signal a significant sea change in the amount of information that is reported to the IRS by potential tax whistleblowers.  Last week, the U.S. Tax Court awarded $17.8 million to two…
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IRS, IRS Tax Whistleblower Program, Whistleblower award

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