April 04, 2019
Proposed tax bill would improve IRS whistleblower program
Congress is considering improvements to the IRS whistleblower program as part of bipartisan legislation that would make important changes to the Internal Revenue Service. The Taxpayer First Act of 2019,...
March 19, 2019
False Claims Act statute of limitations set for Supreme Court parsing in Cochise case
The Supreme Court will resolve in the Cochise case differing lower court opinions about the statute of limitations in qui tam cases when the government does not join the whistleblower lawsuit.
February 08, 2019
Sprint’s $330 million settlement with New York sets record for state false claims cases
Sprint’s recent $330 million settlement with the New York State Attorney General’s Office set a record for the largest settlement for a single state under a state’s false claims law. The settlement,...
February 07, 2019
FCC creates a new division to fight fraud in Universal Service Fund programs
The Federal Communications Commission has stepped up its efforts to combat waste, fraud and abuse in Universal Service Fund programs by establishing a fraud division within the FCC Enforcement Bureau....
January 17, 2019
US Attorney General Nominee William Barr’s Confirmation Hearing – The False Claims Act And Whistleblowers
At the confirmation hearing for US attorney general nominee William Barr before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Jan. 15, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) questioned Barr about his views of the False Claims...
January 11, 2019
Whistleblower group has concerns about attorney general nominee’s commitment to qui tam cases
Taxpayers Against Fraud (TAF), a public interest non-profit dedicated to promoting and protecting government whistleblower programs, sent a letter on Jan. 10 to the Senate Judiciary Committee to express...
January 04, 2019
False Claims Act cases recovered $2.8B for US government in FY 2018
Whistleblowers continue to play a major role in stopping healthcare fraud and other fraud against the government, according to the latest statistics on False Claims Act cases released by the US Department...
December 18, 2018
Pharma and charitable foundations’ ties scrutinized for kickbacks
A pharmaceutical company’s donation to a charity to help patients pay their copays for prescription drugs can sound like a magnanimous gesture, but if done to induce Medicare patients to purchase the...
December 17, 2018
The Alberta Securities Commission’s new whistleblower program has a problem: no rewards
The Alberta Securities Commission has adopted a whistleblower program that offers confidentiality and protection against job retaliation for whistleblowers. However, the ASC failed to include one of the...
November 28, 2018
SEC whistleblower program has record year, with more submissions and more whistleblower awards
The number of whistleblower submissions to the US Securities and Exchange Commission whistleblower increased 18 percent the past year compared to the previous year, according to a recent SEC report, most...