It Pays To Be The First Whistleblower

We have published a new video that explains the “First to File Bar” which awards any financial recovery to the whistleblower who files the first case. The first-filed whistleblower will essentially “bar” later-filed whistleblowers from receiving any share of the award for blowing the whistle. You can view the video here or below.

Opinion: Blowing the Whistle on Research Grant Fraud

Reporting cases of misconduct in the context of federal science funding can be a daunting task. But mechanisms to support whistleblowers do exist. [This article first appeared on The Scientist, written by Joseph Gentile.] In the midst of a global pandemic and unprecedented attacks on science itself, protecting research and scientists is more important than […]

Anti Money Laundering Whistleblower Program

Congress is considering a new whistleblower program to encourage individuals to report potential violations of the U.S. anti money laundering laws. The program would bridge an enforcement gap left by federal banking whistleblower programs, as well as those whistleblower programs run by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), […]

Blowing the Whistle on Financial Aid Fraud

A whistleblower can report illegal activity to the government and, under certain circumstances, share in the monetary recoveries the government obtains. [This article first appeared on University Business, written by Joseph Gentile.] The U.S. higher-education system is second to none. That’s partially due to the generous taxpayer support that is provided in the form of […]

“Special Fraud Alert” Targets Pharma & Medical Device Speaker Programs

[This article first appeared on Cafepharma, written by Joseph Gentile.] The Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a “Special Fraud Alert” aimed at programs that pay healthcare professionals for speaker-related services. These speaker programs by pharmaceutical and medical device companies have paid healthcare professionals roughly $2 billion during […]

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