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I Signed a Confidentiality Agreement—Can I Still Be a Whistleblower?

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Confidentiality agreements are growing more common in the workplace these days and are no longer limited to managers or to those who might handle secret information. You might have signed one without even realizing that you did. It’s common to be given a lot of documents to sign when you are hired or on your … Continue reading “I Signed a Confidentiality Agreement—Can I Still Be a Whistleblower?”

Qui Tam FCA Case Nets $45 Million in GSA Contract Allegations

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced in a statement released on March 13, 2017, that CA Inc., an information technology, software, and software services company headquartered in New York, NY, has agreed to pay $45 million in order to settle False Claims Act (FCA) allegations. It is asserted that false claims and statements were … Continue reading “Qui Tam FCA Case Nets $45 Million in GSA Contract Allegations”

When Will South Carolina Get a State False Claims Act?

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While the people of South Carolina, like the rest of the United States, have a lot of statutory federal protection when it comes to whistleblowing, we don’t have an adequate state whistleblower statute to deal with state-level needs. State Senator Gerald Malloy has tried twice to get a False Claims Act (FCA) bill that has … Continue reading “When Will South Carolina Get a State False Claims Act?”

Time to Get FIRREA’d Up

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FIRREA may not be familiar to you, even if you have some connection to the banking industry, because the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) is nearly thirty years old. In 1989, Congress enacted FIRREA as a response to the savings and loan crisis. For nearly twenty years, it hardly made a ripple. … Continue reading “Time to Get FIRREA’d Up”

The Whole Tooth: Dental Fraud and Whistleblowers

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No area of health care seems to be free from fraud these days, and that includes dental care. Like doctors, most dentists are upstanding professionals, caring for their patients’ comfort and doing their best to restore health. But, also like a few doctors, sometimes dentists manipulate the system for their own financial benefit. These False … Continue reading “The Whole Tooth: Dental Fraud and Whistleblowers”

Preventing Companies from Sidestepping Whistleblower Regulations

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In October, 2016, the federal Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) reported that they have been examining compliance issues concerning certain whistleblower provisions contained in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). Out of this search for violations have arisen a number of cases concerning Dodd-Frank’s Rule 21F-17. One of the … Continue reading “Preventing Companies from Sidestepping Whistleblower Regulations”

Accountants, Auditors, and Whistleblowing

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Accountants and auditors can sometimes find themselves in an uncomfortable position when it comes to information that could lead to whistleblowing. Contrary to what some may believe, these folks are not constantly seeking fraud as their primary job duty. Why? Because finding fraud means more problems and even longer work hours to meet tight deadlines. … Continue reading “Accountants, Auditors, and Whistleblowing”

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