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SEC Awards Whistleblower More than $10 Million

SEC Awards Whistleblower More than $10 Million

On September 14, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced a considerable reward topping $10 million to a whistleblower whose information had led to a successful SEC enforcement action. The Chief of the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower, Jane Norberg stated, "This award recognizes the...

Expert Answers to Whistleblowers' Most-Asked Legal Questions

Expert Answers to Whistleblowers' Most-Asked Legal Questions

What Is The False Claims Act? The False Claims Act allows individuals to sue fraudsters on behalf of the government. As a reward for their efforts, the whistleblowers can then receive a 15-30% share of any monetary recoveries if using the proper claims process.
Typically, False Claims Act...




Hundreds of Hospices Provide Substandard Care to Medicare Beneficiaries

Hundreds of Hospices Provide Substandard Care to Medicare Beneficiaries

The HHS Office of Inspector General recently analyzed complaint reports and other relevant data from 4,563 hospice care facilities around the country. Its findings were published in a report titled “Hospice Deficiencies Pose Risks to Medicare Beneficiaries.”
In the document,...


Whistleblowers Expose Rampant Telemedicine Fraud

Whistleblowers Expose Rampant Telemedicine Fraud

Recently, a man living in a nursing home in Pennsylvania was offered a free orthotic brace over the phone. Although the man’s son declined the offer and refused to give out his father’s Medicare information, 13 braces were later delivered to the man’s home.
Eventually,...

Florida Compounding Pharmacy Owner Indicted in TRICARE Fraud Case

Florida Compounding Pharmacy Owner Indicted in TRICARE Fraud Case

A federal jury in Pensacola, Florida, has found Andrew E. Fisher guilty of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The jury found that Fisher, who owns Physician Specialty Pharmacy, orchestrated an elaborate scheme to...