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... information with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the media. "I think that that was an important role that I was able to play by going public," said Lillie, who went on the record with the media, including The New York Times. "There were a couple of other whistleblowers ...
Which federal court should you use if you're a whistleblower ready to report fraud against the government by filing a complaint under the federal False Claims Act? Of course, there are legal limitations. But there's also a common-sense answer, now supported by data: If you can, you should find a judicial ...

Wall Street whistleblowers just got another reason to take their gripes directly to the Securities and Exchange Commission. ... As that question wound its way to the Supreme Court, an amicus brief filed by Justice Department and SEC lawyers argued that employees shouldn't have to go directly to the ...
Another whistleblower will be going to jail. Thanks to the application of the Espionage Act, former FBI special agent Terry Albury wasn't able to defend his leaking of FBI internal documents to journalists (most likely The Intercept) by claiming he leaked to expose noxious FBI tactics and behavior. Defenses ...
But it's a third former FBI official, unknown to virtually anyone—Terry Albury—who faces actual jail time from the Trump Justice Department and is far ... to allow the US government to imprison whistleblowers and sources to the press without giving them an opportunity to present a public interest defense.
UnitedHealth Group is pushing back against a federal whistleblower case, alleging the Justice Department's arguments would mean the agency that runs the federal Medicare program has broken its contract with the giant health insurance company. In early 2017, the federal government joined a ...

Former Cambridge Analytica co-founder Wylie cooperating with Department of Justice. Sun, Apr 08. Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie tells Chuck Todd that he's planning to cooperate with the U.S. Department of Justice as well as Congressional investigators, during an interview on Meet the Press.
Chad Readler, the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department's Civil Division, has noted that “because those who defraud the government often hide their misconduct from ... The False Claims Act (FCA) is among the most powerful whistleblower laws on the books for uncovering fraud.
In 2017, the government recovered $3.4 billion as a result of whistleblower lawsuits under the False Claims Act and paid out $392 million to whistleblowers. Press Release, Justice Department Recovers Over $3.7 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2017. But beyond the monetary rewards, ...
It had pitted the U.S. Department of Justice and IRS against two whistleblowers whose information has led to $54.131 million in criminal penalties and civil forfeitures awarded against a major Swiss bank. The DOJ and IRS were arguing that the tax whistleblower law did not apply to criminal tax cases that ...

In a U.S. District Court filing dated March 27, Centerlight Health System Inc. of New York City agreed to pay that amount — on top of a 2016 agreement that requires $46.8 million to resolve related allegations brought by a whistleblower. The Justice Department officially announced the latest agreement late ...
In the case of Reality Winner, the Justice Department put out a press release two days after her arrest under the headline, “Federal Government Contractor in Georgia Charged With ... First of all, this suggests Albury had clear whistleblower motives when he chose to release documents to The Intercept.
A former FBI agent has been charged with two counts related to the unauthorized disclosure of national security information, according to documents filed by the Department of Justice this week, marking the latest instance of the Trump administration's stated intention to crack down on leaks to the press.
The US Department of Justice alleges that $2.62 billion of the bonds raised for the fund, known as 1MDB, were pillaged by Malaysian elites, including Mr Razak, who will be in Australia next week for the ASEAN Australia summit. Mr Najib has denied any wrongdoing. Mr Turnbull revealed that while working ...
A former corporate-fraud prosecutor carried out the "most serious" example of public corruption by a U.S. Department of Justice attorney in years by stealing more than 40 whistleblower fraud cases in 2016 and trying to sell the secret information to companies under federal investigation, prosecutors said.
Earlier today, the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) joined a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the Supreme Court in support of FBI whistleblower John ... as the NWC and the Project on Government Oversight, details why the Department of Justice's procedures for FBI whistleblowers are not an adequate ...
And they say the Justice Department confirmed to Congress that the whistleblower, William Campbell, was an FBI informant who had credibility issues as a witness that ultimately led the DOJ to pursue other charges in a corruption case against a Russian energy official. Campbell was interviewed last ...
The Department of Justice has instructed Wells Fargo & Co. to conduct an independent investigation of its Wealth and Investment Management business, which includes Wells Fargo Advisors, after whistleblowers flagged "sales problems" in the unit, according to a news report from the Wall Street Journal.
Whistleblowers have succeeded in a $1.5 billion off-label marketing case against Abbott Laboratories Inc., the Department of Justice announced today. Combined, the ... The ARB also rejects the idea that a SOX violation has to be “material” to form the basis of a whistleblower's “reasonable belief.” The ARB ...
Although Congress passed a whistleblower act in 2015 the government has not completed work on a mechanism to pay awards. The whistleblowers ... Takata pleaded guilty in 2017 to a single felony count of wire fraud to resolve a U.S. Justice Department investigation and agreed to a $1 billion settlement.


 

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