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April 24, 2017

DBE Fraud on the Department of TransportationThe United States Department of Transportation (hereinafter “USDOT” or “DOT”) distributes substantial funds each year to finance state and local construction, public transit, and airport agency projects. Recipients of these funds are primarily state highway, transit and airport agencies.  Recipients of Federal Highway Funds, Federal Transit Funds and Federal Airport Funds (collectively “DOT funds”) are required by statute to expend at least 10%...

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April 22, 2017

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There is a lot of waste in government-run programs generally, and a lot of waste and fraud and misuse of money in Medicare and Medicaid that can be saved. - Chuck Grassley

Providing hospice care in the United States has become big business with big profits.  “For profit” hospice providers have shown significant growth over the last several years and further, according to a 2015 report from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, for-profit hospices profit margins exceed 15...

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April 18, 2017

Healthcare-worker-whistleblower-and-HIPAAThe Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) established a national standard for the protection of certain health information. Specifically, the HIPAA Privacy Rule protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information, called protected health information (PHI).  Because healthcare fraud constitutes a major component of our practice as well as a significant portion of whistleblower...

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April 15, 2017

          Government-Employees-as-Whistleblowers   We have been approached on several occasions by employees of the federal government and asked if they can obtain compensation as whistleblowers under the False Claims Act.  Several courts have ruled that they can, but it can depend upon the underlying circumstances.  The key provision of the False Claims Act addressing this issue states:

A person may bring a civil action...

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April 12, 2017

whistleblower-attorneyThe short answer is no - a party may not file a Whistleblower (Qui Tam) action without an attorney.  Generally, a person is permitted by right to represent himself or herself in a court proceeding either as a plaintiff or a defendant.  However, this is not the case in the context of a whistleblower suit.  Indeed, the United States Court of Appeals for the ...

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March 24, 2017

Whistleblowers are protected, by federal law, against retaliation. The False Claims Act, which both protects and encourages whistleblowing, contains an anti-retaliation provision that allows whistleblowers to collect double damages and attorney fees for any act of retaliation from an employer. This does not, however, mean that whistleblowers are never harassed, threatened, or fired. That’s precisely why these champions of justice need a strong and experienced...

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March 10, 2017

If you are aware of IRS fraud, call the AntiFraud Law Group at 844-204-2223 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help.The Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel project reports that the most common type of fraud in 2016 was impostor scams, costing consumers $744.5 million in total – an average of just under $1,125 per victim. And chief among this type of fraud is IRS scams – an issue that increases as...

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March 01, 2017

A whistleblower is a person that witnesses activity that defrauds the government and decides to report this fraud. Our attorneys are experienced at helping whistleblower protect themselves at work and at taking their case to court. A whistleblower can be given up to 30% of the settlement or award given in court. Please view this presentation for more information:

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December 27, 2016

If you have witnessed any type of fraudulent activity where your company or organization defrauded the government, military, or health care industry, you may have the required evidence to be a whistleblower. Whistleblowers can be given 10-30% of the award or settlement that comes from their whistleblower case. However, these cases are precarious and require the expertise of an attorney that knows how to protect you. Please take this quiz to find out if you should proceed with a whistleblower case:

 

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November 29, 2016

Two former investigators have filed suit against GlaxoSmithKline, charging the drug company with intentionally providing false information that resulted in actions that led to wrongful imprisonment.

According to The New York Times, the investigators were convicted of illegally obtaining the private records of Chinese citizens during a routine investigation of a whistleblower within GlaxoSmithKline. The investigation was intended to prove accusations of widespread corruption within the company were false...

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