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CFTC pays whistleblower $10 million

CFTC Whistleblower Program

Until recently, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (“CFTC”) Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program had only paid out two whistleblower awards, totaling $530,000 ($290,000 and $240,000, respectively), over the entire life of the program.  However, that changed significantly when the CFTC announced…
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Healthcare fraud settlement nets $400,000 whistleblower award

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The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has recently announced that Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation (“Adventist”) has agreed to pay the government approximately $2.09 million to resolve healthcare fraud allegations that Adventist patients were administered unused portions of single-dose chemotherapy…
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Ninja Turtles tax fraud plan alleged by Ex-Viacom VP in whistleblower suit

Ninja Turtles tax fraud plan

As initially reported by Reuters, a former vice president of Viacom, Inc. has sued the media giant claiming that she was fired in retaliation for her opposition to Viacom’s alleged Ninja Turtles tax fraud plan, which involved illegally avoiding paying…
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Internal whistleblowers protected under Dodd-Frank; 2nd Circuit holds

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The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in, Berman v. Neo@Ogilvy LLC, held that the Dodd-Frank Act provides protection for internal whistleblowers.  According to the Second Circuit, Dodd-Frank does not require individuals who suspect wrongdoing to report their suspicions directly to the…
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Centerra to pay $7.4 million to settle Qui Tam lawsuit

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has announced that Centerra Services International Inc. has agreed to pay approximately $7.4 million to settle a qui tam lawsuit in relation to alleged violations of the False Claims Act (“FCA”).  According to the DOJ,…
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Colorado to pay $280,000 to prisons whistleblower

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A whistleblower formerly employed by the Colorado prison system will be paid  $280,000 to settle her complaint that the state tried to punish and silence her for her whistleblowing activities. Maureen O’Keefe, the former director of Colorado Department of Corrections’…
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Whistleblower award of $700,000 to an “outsider”

Whistleblowers may be eligible for an award for giving unique or useful information to the SEC. If you think you may be eligible for a whistleblower award contact us today.

A whistleblower is usually someone who works for a company where fraud is suspected; someone with “insider” knowledge of what’s going on within the company. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes the whistleblower is an outsider with expert knowledge…
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