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CFTC: Give our new whistleblower website a try

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) launched a new whistleblower website at The new site has information about the agency's whistleblower program for potential violations of the Commodity Exchange Act.

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Marshall and Filoromo: No SEC whistleblower awards yet for FCPA tips, but big incentives are there

Since the inception of the SEC Whistleblower Program, the agency has paid $57 million in awards to 26 whistleblowers. From the information released by the SEC Office of the Whistleblower, however, none of these awards was based on information about FCPA violations.

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SEC awards whistleblower $1.8 million

The SEC said last week it paid almost $2 million to three whistleblowers. The biggest award -- about $1.8 million -- went to one of the whistleblowers.

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Whistleblower awarded $7 million when cancer care provider settles false claims case

The biggest doctor-led cancer care provider in the United States and a Florida subsidiary paid $34.7 million Tuesday to resolve whistleblower allegations they performed and billed for procedures that weren't medically necessary.

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Former Olympus USA compliance chief collects $51 million for blowing the whistle on global bribes

First-hand details of the global pay to play kickback scheme at Olympus were brought to the government's attention by the company's former corporate compliance officer.

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Martin Kenney: Healthcare scams (sadly) aren't a new story

The FCPA Blog flagged a case recently where a Florida medical assistant who filed a whistleblower suit was awarded $3.2 million as part of a False Claims Act settlement. The medical assistant alleged that the cancer-care practice where she worked had submitted Medicare and other government claims for medically unnecessary tests.

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Wackenhut whistleblower awarded $1.3 million for Iraq firefighting overcharges

Image courtesy of CenterraCenterra Services International Inc., formerly known as Wackenhut Services LLC, agreed to pay $7.4 million to resolve allegations that Wackenhut violated the False Claims Act by double billing and inflating labor costs under a contract for firefighting and fire protection services in Iraq, the Department of Justice said Monday.

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SEC awards whistleblower $700,000, denies money to three others

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released an Order Determining Whistleblower Award Claim for more than $700,000 to one person, but denying an award to three other claimants for the same matter.

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Florida medical assistant awarded $3.2 million for blowing the whistle on unnecessary lab tests

A medical assistant at a cancer-care practice in Fort Myers, Florida collected $3.2 million when the practice settled a False Claims Act case for nearly $20 million.

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Brian Mahany: Hey, our snouts are real heroes

Great lawyer and friend Martin Kenney recently published a post on the FCPA Blog asking a question that makes some folks uncomfortable. Should we pay whistleblowers for their information?

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Martin Kenney: Why is your snout squealing?

In a post for the FCPA Blog, Jordan Thomas said the annual report to Congress from the SEC whistleblower office showed that whistleblowing keeps growing, up 8 percent since last year and 30 percent in three years.

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Gordon Schnell: Yes, we need whistleblower rewards

Congress could not have been any clearer in its statutory design. Nor the SEC any more outspoken in its revitalized approach to government enforcement. Whistleblower rewards work. Even more, they are an indispensable component of the modern regulatory scheme.

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