Whistleblower discovers insurance giant defrauding Medicare A whistleblower lawsuit accused the health insurance company UnitedHealth Group of a vast Medicare and Medicaid fraud. According to the suit recently made public by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the insurer made patients appear sicker than they were in order to overcharge the federal programs [...]
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Theranos whistleblower exposes widespread healthcare fraud The whistleblower who exposed the healthcare fraud occurring at Theranos Inc. reports a vast scheme used to manipulate lab tests and quality-control checks. Tyler Shultz is the grandson of George P. Shultz, the former Secretary of State during Reagan presidency who directed Theranos until 2012. In April [...]
Herbalife accused of FCPA fraud and foreign bribery in China Dietary supplement manufacturer Herbalife recently disclosed that U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission started probing it over an alleged foreign corruption fraud. According to a securities filing published on January 20, the Los Angeles-based company may be accused of bribing some foreign officials in China. Although the [...]
NSA’s inspector general put on leave for retaliating against a whistleblower National Security Agency’s top watchdog George Ellard has been put on administrative leave after a high-level Intelligence Community panel found him guilty of retaliating against a whistleblower. Although Director Michael Rogers sent a proposed termination notice to the Inspector General, Ellard still [...]
Two contractors plead guilty in Venezuelan Oil Giant FCPA Fraud Two U.S. contractors pleaded guilty to charges of bribing officials of a Venezuelan state oil company in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The two executives have been recently arrested by the Department of Justice as part of a long-term probe [...]
Wells Fargo's former employee files a whistleblower claim Diana Duenas-Brown, a branch manager who worked for US bank Wells Fargo & Co. has recently filed a federal whistleblower claim against her former employer. According to the woman’s claim, her supervisors harassed her after she warned them about the illegal sale schemes and fraudulent [...]
Life Care nursing homes pay $145 million to settle Medicare fraud The skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) company Life Care agreed to pay a $145 million fine to settle charges of alleged health care fraud. According to the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, the company submitted false claims to TRICARE and Medicare [...]
JPMorgan Chase $264 million FCPA settlement included a $130 million disgorgement On November 17, 2016 JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to pay $264 million to settle charges of securities fraud and violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), including a $130.5 million disgorgement. According to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) the [...]
UK Government refuses to disclose evidence over Russian whistleblower's death The British Government is withholding critical evidence from MI5 and MI6 that may help shed light on the death of the Russian whistleblower Alexander Perepilichny. UK home secretary Amber Rudd is trying to keep the information secret by applying for a public interest [...]