The Whistleblower Law Blog is authored by lawyers at LaBovick & LaBovick Law Firm in Florida. The blog comments on all different kinds of fraud: Qui Tam, Medicare, Medicaid, Health Care and Defense Contractor.
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Recently, the Health and Human Services Department, Department of Justice, and FBI issued a joint announcement that they were charging 111 defendants with Medicare fraud in nine cities, and expanding their investigative operations, called the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, to two more cities. The 111...
The DOJ's Assistant Attorney General Tony West realizes that healthcare fraud is a serious issue that can't be fought alone. Since 2009, he has led DOJ's Civil Division and is requesting help from Congress to combat healthcare fraud. We applaud Assistant Attorney General Tony West...
In this edition of our Podcast Series "From the Courtroom", Esther Uria LaBovick, Esq. has the pleasure of speaking with New York District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau. The honorable Robert M. Morgenthau discusses Judge Sonia Sotomayor, her Senate confirmation...
Former UBS Banker, Bradley C. Birkenfeld was recently sentenced to 3 years and 4 months in prison for assisting a client at UBS to evade taxes. However, due to Mr. Birkenfield's assistance, the government was successful in reaching the February settlement of UBS agreeing to pay $780...
There is no doubt that whistleblowers are changing America for the better. Just last week a new Act was signed to help homeowners who were the victim of malicious bank persecution trying to steal them of their home. Further, the US Attorney’s office recently announced a...
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has offered awards totaling hundreds of millions of dollars to employee whistleblowers who reported wrongdoing at their companies. Based on these whistleblowers’ information, 220 companies were brought to justice in 2011. The employee reports...
Two billion dollar days for the US Attorney in a row! On January 6, Johnson & Johnson settled a U.S. probe into their anti-psychotic drug, Risperdal, for $1,000,000,000! According to the Bloomberg news, J&J is going to resolve their long running dispute over Risperdal for a...
Avandia cases are getting ready to settle or explode: GlaxoSmithKlien is ready to either pay out or be bleed to death in Avandia cases. Recently they agreed to pay $3 Billion dollars to the Feds to avoid criminal and civil penalties and a trial. That case dealt, at least in part,...