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Set a Good, Awe-Inspiring Example Health and Human Services

It’s Time for HHS to Set an Example “Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.” — Albert Einstein Holding individuals criminally responsible for their actions or the actions of their corporations in defrauding our government health plans has been more difficult than one would…
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Field Service Technicians In today’s economy, many providers of cable, satellite, telecommunications, networking, and environmental services employee technicians without paying them any overtime even though in many cases they are required to do so based upon the aspects of the work involved. Young Law Group is a nationwide leader in whistleblower representation and…
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Government Needs More Whistleblowers to Report COVID Fraud

From March 2020 through January 13, 2023, at least 1,044 individuals pleaded guilty or were convicted of defrauding COVID-19 relief programs, according to a recent study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Fraudsters’ biggest targets were two loan programs administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) — the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the COVID-19…
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Congress Increases Incentives for Whistleblowers Reporting Violations of the Anti-Money Laundering Act

The Department of Justice announced that INSYS Therapeutics, Inc. (“INSYS”) has agreed to pay $225 million to resolve allegations that it paid kickbacks and engaged in other illegal marketing tactics to promote sales of its fentanyl spray, Subsys. According to the terms of the settlement, INSYS will pay a criminal fine of $2…
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SEC Increases Scrutiny and Enforcement of ESG Related Disclosures

Over the past several years, investor interest has increased significantly for products and financial services that focus on environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) factors. ESG includes terms and concepts such as “socially responsible investing,” “sustainable,” “green” and “ethical.” However, investment advisors sometimes don’t fully disclose the criteria they use in making their investment decisions. …
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SEC Issues $220 Million in Whistleblower Awards in 2022

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced that fiscal year (FY) 2022 was the second highest in both the number and dollar amount of awards in the history of its whistleblower program.  The Commission issued 103 awards totaling $229 million to whistleblowers during the fiscal year which ended on September 30, 2021.…
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The CFTC Encourages Whistleblowers to Report Information Involving Commodities Fraud

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC” or “Commission”) may not be as familiar as it’s more well known counterpart, the Securities and Exchange Commission, but the agency nonetheless serves an equally vital function by ensuring stability and confidence in the derivatives markets. One of the ways the Commission maintains the integrity of the…
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TEVA Agrees to Pay $54 Million to Settle McEldrew Young False Claims Act Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit

Attorney Eric. L. Young announced today that Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Teva Neuroscience, Inc., and Teva Sales and Marketing, Inc. (hereinafter collectively referred to as “TEVA”) have settled allegations in a qui tam complaint filed by McEldrew Young, Attorneys-at-Law, and co-counsel, Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP (“SFMS”), on behalf of two relators,…
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Retina Institute Settles with Government for $6.65 Million Over Allegations of False Claims Act Violations

On October 2, 2019, Retina Institute of California Medical Group (RIC), along with its former CEO and several physicians, agreed to pay $6.65 million to resolve allegations of False Claims Act violations. RIC is a medical partnership of ophthalmologists with multiple locations in California. The medical group was alleged to have defrauded government health…
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DOJ Aggressively Pursues Health Care Fraud in 2019

In the first half of 2019, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has shown that it intends to aggressively pursue health care providers who engage in fraudulent schemes to enrich themselves at the expense of their patients and American taxpayers. The DOJ has been especially diligent in its investigation and prosecution of…
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