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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...

Two Former Rabobank Traders Convicted and Sentenced to Prison in U.S. Over Libor Rigging Mar 14, 2016

Two former traders at Rabobank Coöperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A., a Netherlands based bank (“Rabobank”), were sentenced to prison on March 10, 2016 by U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the Southern District of New York, for the manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rates (“LIBOR”) for the U.S. Dollar...

IRS Pays Whistleblowers $103 Million in FY2015: Whistleblower Retaliation Protection May Become Law in 2016 Feb 22, 2016

The IRS released its 2015 annual report for its Whistleblower Program on February 10, 2016 which disclosed that in 2015, 99 awards were made to whistleblowers totaling $103,486,677. This amount almost doubles the $52 million in awards made to whistleblowers in 2014. The annual report data indicates that this huge...

Dutch Company to Pay $795 Million to Resolve FCPA Bribery Probe in Uzbekistan Feb 19, 2016

Telecommunications giant, Amsterdam-based VimpelCom Limited and its wholly owned Uzbek subsidiary, Unitel LLC, agreed on Thursday, February 18, 2016, to pay $795 million in criminal fines, disgorgement and pre-judgment interest to U.S and Dutch enforcement agencies, including the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for...

SEC Awards Company Outsider Whistleblower More Than $700,000 Jan 15, 2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) awarded a company outsider more than $700,000 for providing information in a detailed analysis that led to a successful SEC enforcement action. The SEC did not identify the whistleblower or the company that is subject to the enforcement action due to confidentiality protections afforded to...

No DoD Contracts for Companies that Restrict Employee Whistleblowers From Reporting Fraud, Waste or Abuse Dec 1, 2015

On October 29, 2015, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) renewed the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (“DFARS”) class deviation or policy implemented in February 2015 which prohibits the DoD from contracting with firms that require their employees or subcontractors to sign or abide by internal confidentiality agreements that would restrict...

Internal Whistleblowers Protected by Dodd-Frank Says Second Circuit Sep 11, 2015

On Thursday, September 10, 2015, a divided Second Circuit reversed and remanded a lower court’s dismissal of a whistleblower retaliation case by a former employee. The Court found that the sections of the Dodd-Frank Act that govern when a whistleblower has to report to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”)...

Folha de S.Paulo in Brazil Publishes Moss & Gilmore Article on SEC/FCPA Whistleblowing and What Brazilians Can do to Fight Corruption Aug 24, 2015

Click here for link to Portuguese Folha de S.Paulo Article Click here for PDF of Portuguese version of Article Click here for PDF of unedited English version of Article  ...

Moss & Gilmore Whistleblower Settlement: Pediatric Services of America to Pay $6,800,000 to U.S. Government and 17 States to Settle Whistleblower Claims Aug 5, 2015

First Ever Federal and 17 State Whistleblower Settlement Under Affordable Care Act Over Failure to Return Overpayments Within 60 Days Atlanta and New York based Moss & Gilmore LLP announced today that two different Federal Courts in Georgia have approved a joint settlement of two False Claims Act lawsuits against Pediatric...

SEC Awards More Than $3 Million to Whistleblower Jul 21, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced that a whistleblower was awarded more than $3 million for providing assistance and helped the SEC crack a complex fraud.  “The award made today is another testament to the agency’s commitment to reward those who provide high-quality information that leads to successful enforcement...