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DOJ Recovers More Than $3.7 Billion from False Claims Cases in 2017 - Moss & Gilmore Recovers Over 10% of all FCA Whistleblower Awards in 2017 Jan 3, 2018

The United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that in its fiscal year ending 2017, it collected more than $3.7 billion in settlements and judgements from civil cases involving false claims and fraud against the government. The government also paid out $392 million to FCA whistleblowers. Moss & Gilmore obtained for...

SEC 2017 Report to Congress: $160 Million in Total Awards; 83% of Whistleblowers First Reported Fraud to Employers Nov 20, 2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently released its 2017 Annual Report to Congress for its Whistleblower Program (“Report”). According to the Report, since the inception of the Whistleblower Program, the SEC has received tips from whistleblowers in 114 countries outside the United States. In FY 2017, the SEC’s Office...

WSJ Reports Increasing Acceptance in Company Culture for Whistleblowing Nov 20, 2017

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, reporting wrongdoing inside organizations is gaining more acceptance. A recent survey of 2,500 large company senior and middle managers in the U.S., Hong Kong, France and Germany indicates that 47% of these managers have reported wrong doing or have seen others reporting...

Moss & Gilmore Obtain $7.9 Million Settlement In FCA Whistleblower Lawsuit For Improper Radiation Oncology and E.R. Services; Including Payment of $850,000 for Whistleblower Retaliation Claim Sep 27, 2017

ATLANTA, Georgia (September 27, 2017) – Moss & Gilmore LLP announced today on behalf of their client Linda Jainniney, a former radiation oncology manager for AnMed Health, an affiliate of Carolina Health Care System (“CHS”), the settlement of a whistleblower lawsuit. AnMed Health will pay the federal government $7,073,000 to...

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,...