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House Passes Antitrust Whistleblower Protections Authored by Senators Grassley, Leahy

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December 9, 2020 by Robert Connolly Leave a Comment Congratulations to Senator Chuck Grassley and Patrick Leahy for the passage in the House of Representatives of their bipartisan legislation that has already passed the Senate that aims to protect whistleblowers who come forward with information on criminal antitrust violations.  In

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Procurement Fraud and Grant Fraud enforcement programs are likely to be revitalized by the Trump Administration.

It’s no shock that a political change in the Executive Branch leads to an increase in grant fraud and procurement fraud enforcement. The reason? There is low risk in scrutinizing grants and contracts awarded by the outgoing administration. Whatever shenanigans are discovered by a new Administration will

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SEC: Whistleblower Receives $17 million in Awards, Second-Highest Payout Yet

Cinnaminson, NJ-  SEC announces second-largest award in program’s five year history; $17 million.  Created to encourage individuals to speak out against corrupt practices by promising both anonymity and awards, the SEC’s Whistleblower program continues to experience rising success and airplay.  Per the article, the name of the individual who came forward,

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Genentech Inc, OSI Pharmaceuticals Face $67 Million Settlement Fine, $10 Million to Whistleblower

Cinnaminson, NJ- Genentech Inc. (San Francisco, CA) and OSI Pharmaceuticals LLC (Farmingdale, NY) are to jointly pay $67 million following allegations of distorting effectiveness of a drug under the False Claims Act. The drug, Tarceva, was endorsed by both companies for its treatment of non-small cell lung

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SEC Whistleblower Program Continues, Rewards Two Individuals $450,000

Cinnaminson, NJ- The SEC has continued to demonstrate its power in its new whistleblower program, rewarding two whistleblowers with $450,000 jointly. The third SEC whistleblower award this month, this payout follows a multi-million dollar settlement just last week, illustrating the SEC’s conviction in protecting, encouraging, and rewarding

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Whistleblower Earns $3.5 Million Award for Bolstering Ongoing Investigation

The #SEC press release below stresses makes two main points.  First, the SEC whistleblower program has been growing legs and there has been a steady upward progression of whistleblower awards.  Second, for a whistleblower to receive an award the infromation provided does not necessarily have to trigger

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