Collage of faces, including one whistleblower.

What Is Whistleblower Retaliation?

The federal government relies on whistleblowers to sound the alarm on fraud. Unfortunately, whistleblowers sometimes face retaliation from employers for doing the right thing. Retaliation can take on many forms, and it is prohibited by several federal laws, including the False Claims Act. In most cases, companies can be held accountable for retaliating against employees […]

Continue reading…

Guardian Elder Care therapy company pays $15.4 Million to settle False Claims Act case for billing medically unnecessary Rehab services to Medicare

Guardian Elder Care Holdings Inc., and related companies Guardian LTC Management Inc., Guardian Elder Care Management Inc., Guardian Elder Care Management I Inc., and Guardian Rehabilitation Services Inc., (Guardian) agreed to pay $15,466,278 to resolve False Claims Act allegations that they knowingly overbilled Medicare and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program for medically unnecessary rehabilitation […]

Continue reading…

Cryptocurrency company owner targeting docs with proprietary alogorithm said to get extraordinary profits charged by SEC with fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission  filed charges against an Ohio-based businessman who allegedly orchestrated a digital asset scheme that defrauded approximately 150 investors, including many physicians. The SEC alleges that Michael W. Ackerman, along with two business partners, raised at least $33 million by claiming to investors that he had developed a proprietary algorithm that […]

Continue reading…

Sanofi charged in Depakine epilepsy drug that causes birth defects and impedes neurological development in pregnant patients.

The Global pharma company Sanofi has been formally charged over Depakine, a  therapy for epilepsy that causes birth defects and impedes neurological development when taken during pregnancy. The compound sodium valproate was deemed to cause neurodevelopmental risks emerged. In 2015, authorities recommended that practitioners should no longer prescribe the treatment for women of childbearing age […]

Continue reading…

Info tech company Practice Fusion pays $145 million to settle charges it set up electronic records system getting docs to prescribe opioids

 A San Francisco-based health information technology company will pay $145 million to resolve criminal and civil charges that it helped set up an electronic health records system that encouraged physicians to prescribe opioids to patients who might not need them, federal prosecutors in Vermont said Monday. Vermont U.S. Attorney Christina Nolan said the company Practice […]

Continue reading…

U.S. Federal Agency issues notices of charges against five former senior execs of Wells Fargo

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today issued a notice of charges against five former senior executives of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and announced settlements with the bank’s former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and other members of the bank’s operating committee. “The actions announced by the OCC today […]

Continue reading…

Durable medical equipment maker Resmed to pay #37.5 million for paying kickbacks to DME suppliers, sleep labs and others

ResMed Corp., a manufacturer of durable medical equipment (DME) based in San Diego, California, has agreed to pay more than $37.5 million to resolve alleged False Claims Act violations for paying kickbacks to DME suppliers, sleep labs and other health care providers, the Department of Justice announced today. “Paying any type of illegal remuneration to […]

Continue reading…

Fomer Countrywide Exec awarded $57.6 million in whistelblower case involving mortgage fraud. One of the largest awards ever

Edward O’Donnell, a former executive at mortgage lender Countrywide Financial, is set to collect a cool $57.6 million from Bank of America (BAC), for his role in exposing fraudulent activity at the firm. A  federal grand jury ruled that Countrywide Financial, which is now owned by Bank of America, had defrauded government-backed firms Fannie Mae and Freddie […]

Continue reading…