FL Company Defrauded Medicare, Feds Say

A Florida respiratory equipment supplier has agreed to pay $9.68 million after being accused of violating the False Claims Act. The company admitted to billing portable oxygen contents to Medicare for people who did not use or need them. The company,...

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Lab Ordered Unnecessary Cancer Tests, Feds Say

Lab Ordered Unnecessary Cancer Tests, Feds Say

A San Diego laboratory has been ordered to pay $2 million in fines after facing allegations of defrauding the federal government. The lab, Biotheranostics, Inc. performed the Breast Cancer Index test on patients who did not need it done. Necessary on...

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SEC Whistleblower Tips Up 50 Percent Since 2012

SEC Whistleblower Tips Up 50 Percent Since 2012

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission say they have received 50 percent more tips this year when compare to fiscal year 2012. That’s more than 4,400 tips from concerned whistleblowers hoping to gain protection and award money from the SEC...

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Pollution whistleblowers eligible for rewards

Pollution whistleblowers eligible for rewards

For years, we’ve heard about the pollution of our planet’s oceans, but rarely have the people responsible for such pollution been held responsible for their negligence. That’s changing, thanks to the Act to Prevent Pollution from Sh...

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Landmark Whistleblower Award Goes to Industry Expert

Landmark Whistleblower Award Goes to Industry Expert

An industry expert is now $700,000 richer after receiving the first ever whistleblower award given to a company outsider. An anonymous person known only as an industry expert received $700,000 for coming forward with information. The company in quest...

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Former HDL CEO Defrauded Health Insurance Programs

Former HDL CEO Defrauded Health Insurance Programs

Tonya Mallory, the former CEO of Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc., is being sued by the federal government for her alleged participation in a “kickback scheme.” According to the government, the company defrauded health insurance programs. According ...

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National Whistleblowers Day

National Whistleblowers Day

A new holiday recognizing whistleblowers has been proposed by the National Whistleblower Center. July 30, 1778 is the day the Continental Congress enacted the first whistleblower law – and the day proposed to honor whistleblowers each year. Sen...

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D.C. Hospital Pays to Settle False Claims Case

D.C. Hospital Pays to Settle False Claims Case

According to the U.S. Justice Department, Children’s National Medical Center has agreed to pay $12.9 million to settle a false claims case. The department alleges that the medical center inaccurately reported overhead costs on applications and cost r...

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