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Florida’s COVID-19 Dashboard Designer Files Whistleblower Complaint Against State Department of Health

The designer of Florida’s COVID-9 dashboard recently filed a whistleblower complaint against the Florida Department of Health after being fired for insubordination. The former department employee, Rebekah Jones, claims she was wrongfully terminated after she refused to falsify data in the state’s COVID-19 databases as the state pushed hard to reopen its economy in May. Read More

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Wells Fargo Accused of Unfair Methods of Processing PPP Applications

A company filed a lawsuit against Wells Fargo on behalf of small business owners, alleging the bank took unfair actions against small businesses seeking COVID-19 relief through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  The PPP was implemented as a means of incentivizing small businesses throughout the United States to avoid worker layoffs and offer up to Read More

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U.S. Government Joins Lawsuit Alleging False Claims in Marine Corps Contract

The federal government recently opted to intervene in a whistleblower lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Navistar Defense LLC, a company that manufactures armored vehicles for the U.S. Military and a subsidiary of Navistar International LLC. According to the lawsuit, Navistar Defense violated the False Claims Act in Read More

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SEC Accused of Mishandling Whistleblower Claim Regarding Financial Misconduct at Deutsche Bank

The economy has come a long way since the financial crisis of the late 2000s. However, the fallout for the big banks and discussions of how the federal government should regulate them continues. One whistleblower accused a senior Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) official during the financial crisis of mishandling a tip he sent in Read More

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Trump: Pharmaceutical Companies are ‘Getting Away with Murder’

One of the big takeaways from President Donald Trump’s first press conference since being elected was his claim that the pharmaceutical company is “getting away with murder” in terms of drug prices and spending. He has promised to change the way the United States bids on drugs and lower expenses for medication. Currently, federal law Read More

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NLESD the Subject of Two Different Fraud Investigations

The CEO of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) in Canada recently divulged that the district is currently the subject of two separate investigations for fraud. CEO Darrin Pike informed Canadian media that two different employees, one of whom is no longer employed with the district, were the subjects of the investigations. He Read More

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US Marshals Whistleblowers Claim Officials Use Freedom of Information Act for Retaliation

Multiple whistleblowers have come forward from the U.S. Marshals Service, claiming that leadership within the agency uses requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to retaliate against individuals because they sought to report various abuses of power. Among the claims made by the whistleblowers is that the U.S. Marshals Service has a major problem Read More

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Whistleblower Compliance Officer Receives $1.4 Million Award from SEC

On April 22, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an award of between $1.4 million and $1.6 million given to a compliance officer who alerted authorities to wrongdoing within a large company. Because of confidentiality laws, the SEC was not able to reveal the name of either the whistleblower or the business. However, Read More

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Department of Justice Takes Active Role in Lawsuit Against Nursing Home Chain

For the past six years, the Ohio-based nursing home chain HCR ManorCare has been embroiled in a whistleblower lawsuit featuring allegations that the company systematically overbilled Medicare and often put its residents through overly rigorous rehabilitation schedules in efforts to increase revenue. Now the U.S. Department of Justice is stepping in, which means an end Read More

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Rutgers Pays Nearly $2 Million to Settle Whistleblower Claims Against UMDNJ

Rutgers University recently merged with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, but as a result it also inherited a pair of ongoing whistleblower claims against that school. Those cases were recently settled for a combined award of nearly $2 million. In one of the lawsuits, the former chief financial officer of UMDNJ’s Read More

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