The Department of Justice (DOJ) passed an interim final rule (a rule adopted without public input and put into effect immediately, but with request for comments) on June 30, 2016, that nearly doubles the penalties that wrongdoers are assessed per claim under the False Claims Act (FCA). The new amounts apply to false claims submitted to the government after November 2, 2015. The old amounts that an entity or person could be pe...
The Boeing Company: It is the biggest producer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft in the world, with almost 157,000 employees as of late July, 2016. Based in the USA, the company is 100 years old, having been founded in Seattle on July 15, 1916. Regrettably for all of us, this Fortune 500 business has a darker side, with dozens of allegations of false claims over the past 20-plus years. Since 1995, there have been ...
When it comes to educational loan fraud, one of the biggest players has been ITT Tech, which is now in bankruptcy and no longer operating as of September, 2016. ITT Technical Institute, one of the earliest of the for-profit schools, began operating independently in 1969. It made billions, perhaps trillions, from the federal loans its students took out in the hopes of learning job skills that would lead to gainful employment. ...
Defense contractor Raytheon looks to be in the hot seat now that a whistleblower has brought a suit claiming fraud, waste, and abuse on Raytheon’s part. Among other violations, it is alleged that Raytheon employees encouraged workers in Afghanistan to report that they worked ten hours a day, six days a week, when they often worked as little as two hours a day. Submitting claims for payment to the federal government that are...

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