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Moss & Gilmore Obtain $95 Million Settlement In FCA Whistleblower Lawsuit For Overcharging and Kickbacks for U.S. Soldiers’ Food During Iraq Wars May 26, 2017

ATLANTA, Georgia (May 26, 2017) – Moss & Gilmore LLP announced today on behalf of their client Kamal Al-Sultan, a Kuwaiti businessman and U.S. military contractor of base camp logistics and support, the settlement of a whistleblower lawsuit initiated by Mr. Al Sultan in 2005. The suit alleged fraud on...

Historical Year for FCA Settlements – DOJ Recovers More Than $4.7 Billion in 2016 Jan 9, 2017

The United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced on December 14, 2016 that in fiscal year 2016 ending September 30th, it collected more than $4.7 billion in settlements and judgements from civil cases involving false claims and fraud against the government. This recovery represents the third highest annual recovery in...

Brazilian Companies Settle $3.5 Billion Plus Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Bribery Case With DOJ And SEC – Largest Settlement In History Dec 29, 2016

The U.S. Justice Department (“DOJ”) announced on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, that two Brazilian companies, Odebrecht S.A. (“Odebrecht”) and Braskem S.A. (“Braskem”), each pleading guilty to a massive bribery case and agreed to pay the largest settlement ever in a foreign bribery case – an unprecedented $3.5 billion dollars. According to...

SEC’s 2016 Whistleblower Program Awards over $57 million - Tips Up 40% Dec 6, 2016

On November 15, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released its Annual Report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program for the 2016 Fiscal Year (“FY”), which ended September 30, 2016.           The report showed that since the beginning of the whistleblower program in August 2011, the SEC has awarded more than...

SEC Levies Stiff Fines For Illegal Employee Severance Agreements Which Waive Employee Rights to File and Collect on Whistleblower Claims Aug 18, 2016

August 18, 2016.  The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) continues to fine companies that seek to restrict employee whistleblowers from reporting or collecting any financial rewards for filing a whistleblower charge or complaint with the SEC or any other federal agency. Health Net Inc. was fined $340,000 on August 16, 2016...

STRONG WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION ADDED TO FEDERAL TRADE SECRET ACT May 11, 2016

On April 27, 2016, the United States House of Representatives voted 410-2 in favor of passing the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) after the bill was unanimously passed by the Senate in April 2016. The White House strongly supports the passage of DTSA and President Obama on Wednesday,...

DOJ Criminal Division Announces Launch of FCPA Enforcement Pilot Program Apr 18, 2016

The Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Criminal Division announced on April 5, 2016 that it is launching a one-year Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) enforcement pilot program (“Program”). This new initiative is designed to motivate companies to voluntarily self-disclose FCPA wrongdoing, fully cooperate with the Fraud...

CFTC Announces Largest Whistleblower Award To Date of More Than $10 Million Apr 12, 2016

A whistleblower who provided crucial original information that led to a successful U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) enforcement action received an award of more than $10 million on April 4, 2016, the largest award to date made by the CFTC's Whistleblower Program and the third award to a whistleblower...

New York Proposes AML Certification by Chief Compliance Officers Creating Potential Personal Criminal Liability Mar 28, 2016

The New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYSDFS”) has proposed a new rule in their anti-terrorism and anti-money laundering regulation that would subject chief compliance officers of New York financial firms to potential personal criminal liability. NYDFS over the last four years has conducted investigations into financial institution compliance of...

Multi-State Cancer Care Provider Settles False Claims Act Allegations for $34.7 Million Mar 14, 2016

Cancer care provider, 21st Century Oncology Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, South Florida Radiation Oncology LLC (“21st Century”), have reached a $34.7 million settlement with the U.S. Government regarding allegations that they performed and billed for procedures that were not medically necessary.  21st Century is the nation’s largest physician led...