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Entries in whistleblower award (90)


Medtronic whistleblower awarded $600,000 for ‘SubQ stimulation’ complaint

Image courtesy of MedtronicA former sales representative for medical device maker Medtronic Inc. will collect $602,000 from the settlement of a whistleblower lawsuit that alleged the company caused some doctors to submit false Medicare claims for an unproven pain-releif procedure.

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Hospital whistleblower collects $18 million in FCA settlement

Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation and three affiliated New Mexico hospitals agreed to pay $75 million to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act, the DOJ said Monday.

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Whistleblower awarded $250,000 for helping U.S. Coast Guard catch polluter

A Japanese shipper pleaded guilty Friday for illegal dumping oil residue and bilge water from a huge cargo vessel into the ocean.

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IRS whistleblower Birkenfeld wants to leave U.S., DOJ opposes early end to probation

Bradley Birkenfeld, the former Swiss banker who became an IRS whistleblower and was awarded $104 million after serving a U.S. prison sentence, wants his probation to end early so he can move back to Europe.

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Two Iron Mountain whistleblowers split $8 million

Image courtesy of Iron MountainDocument storage firm Iron Mountain paid $44.5 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that it overcharged federal agencies.

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Rite Aid whistleblower awarded $500,000

Rite Aid Corp. agreed to pay $3 million to settle claims it used gift cards to entice Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to transfer their prescriptions to its pharmacies.

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German whistleblower earns $16 million for exposing ‘major fraud’ against U.S. military

In a criminal fraud and False Claims Act settlement Monday with total penalties amounting to $389 million, a whistleblower collected $16 million from the $101 million paid to settle the FCA portion of the case.

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Two whistleblowers split $150,000 in health care FCA settlement

North Atlantic Medical Services Inc. (NAMS), doing business as Regional Home Care Inc., will pay $852,378 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to Medicare and Medicaid for respiratory therapy services provided by unlicensed personnel.

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Whistleblowers awarded $435 million in FY2014 FCA actions

During the fiscal year that ended September 30, the government paid out $435 million to the individuals who exposed fraud and false claims by filing a qui tam complaint, "often at great risk to their careers," the DOJ said Thursday.

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Huge payday: SEC whistleblower awarded record $30 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission Monday announced an expected award of more than $30 million to a whistleblower living overseas who provided key original information that led to a successful SEC enforcement action.

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How money for whistleblowers is tied to the war on terror

Photo released September 17, 2014 by the Australian Federal PoliceU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was at NYU law school Wednesday, urging Congress to raise rewards for whistleblowers who report financial crimes.

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SEC awards $300,000 to whistleblower with internal audit and compliance role

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday a whistleblower award of more than $300,000 went to a company audit and compliance employee who complained to the SEC after the company didn't act on the same information.

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