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Final: Judge Triples Damages against Allied Home Mortgage to $268M

Final: Judge Triples Damages against Allied Home Mortgage to $268M

- Whistleblower News Review
Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corporation has lost a decade-long battle in a verdict that tripled damages from $93 million to $268 million on September 14. United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Joon H. Kim, announced an additional judgement of $25 million against Allied Capital President and CEO, Jim Hodge, for False Claims Act and FIRREA violations involving the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance program.
Branch Manager Peter Belli Claims...

Book Review SAINTS, SINNERS, AND HEROES – Covert Ops in the War against the C-Suite Mafia, author Brian Mahany

Book Review SAINTS, SINNERS, AND HEROES – Covert Ops in the War against the C-Suite Mafia, author Brian Mahany

- Whistleblower News Review
The ultimate whistleblower handbook, featuring numerous real life examples and case studies. By one of America’s most visible whistleblower attorneys.
Author and multi-billion-dollar lawsuit-winning lawyer Brian Mahany opens his informative and entertaining book on whistleblowers with a section entitled “The Whistleblower's Toolbox.” In clear and unambiguous language, it explains in detail all the basic legislation regulating the actions of whistleblowers in...

Whistleblower Didn’t Live to See Landmark Allied Mortgage Verdict, Taxpayers Recover $92 Million

Whistleblower Didn’t Live to See Landmark Allied Mortgage Verdict, Taxpayers Recover $92 Million

- Whistleblower News Review
In May, 2011, Peter Belli filed a complaint in Boston. With guidance from whistleblower experts at Mahany Law, he accused Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corporation of massive mortgage fraud in a False Claims Act “qui tam” whistleblower lawsuit.
Over five years later, and after a trial that lasted five weeks, a jury found both the corporation and its CEO, Jim Hodge, guilty of knowingly representing to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that certain loans were properly prepared...

Defense Contractor Cybersecurity Breaches Bring Wave of Cyber Whistleblower Opportunities

Defense Contractor Cybersecurity Breaches Bring Wave of Cyber Whistleblower Opportunities

- Whistleblower News Review
Failure to report cyberattacks among Department of Defense (DOD) contractors and subcontractors means big whistleblower opportunities for IT professionals and other defense contractor employees. Cyber hacking and cybersecurity breaches are widespread, and a whole new category of cyber whistleblower claims are cropping up around them under the federal False Claims Act.
Cybercrime Could Cost U.S. Companies $2 Trillion by 2019 Cybercrime cost U.S. companies approximately $500 billion in...

Failure to Report Bank Cybersecurity Breaches or Cyber Inadequacies Next Whistleblower Op

Failure to Report Bank Cybersecurity Breaches or Cyber Inadequacies Next Whistleblower Op

- Whistleblower News Review
Financial institutions who fail to secure computer networks and sensitive customer information from cyber attacks are presenting huge whistleblower opportunities for IT professionals and other bank and investment firm employees. Failure to report weak cybersecurity systems and cyberhacks continue to pose a problem for U.S. banks, and whistleblowers are in prime position to collect big cash awards for their inside knowledge.
Cybercrime Estimated To Cost Global Economy over $500 Billion...

UBER Faces America-wide Lawsuit over Drivers' Independent Contractor Status & Missing Tips

UBER Faces America-wide Lawsuit over Drivers' Independent Contractor Status & Missing Tips

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UBER national lawsuit? After settling the Uber driver lawsuits in California and Massachusetts, the company is up against its greatest legal challenge yet – a high profile activist driver with a billion dollar lawyer known for holding mega corporations accountable.
UBER is arguably the gig economy's biggest financial success. In mid-2015, it was valued at $50 billion. By January 2016, the last round of investments reportedly brought it up to $62.5 billion. The transportation giant...

$784 Million Recovery in Whistleblower Exposed Pfizer Medicaid Billing Scheme

$784 Million Recovery in Whistleblower Exposed Pfizer Medicaid Billing Scheme

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In one of the biggest settlements of its kind to date, U.S. drug giant Pfizer has entered a tentative agreement to pay $784.6 million to settle long-running allegations that drug manufacturer Wyeth overcharged Medicaid for its heartburn medication Protonix. The two whistleblowers who brought the initial claims under the False Claims Act stand to split a whistleblower award of nearly $59 million.
Tip of the Big Pharma Fraud Iceberg says Whistleblower Lawyer “The conduct of Big...

DOJ Declines Don't Hinder Whistleblowers in Fraud Recovery Lawsuits

DOJ Declines Don't Hinder Whistleblowers in Fraud Recovery Lawsuits

- Whistleblower News Review
Whistleblowers are showing their persistence in continuing to pursue qui tam cases after the government declines to intervene and 2015 was the most profitable year yet for whistleblower recoveries in declined cases. When a whistleblower lawsuit is filed, it is under seal until the Department of Justice (DOJ) can review the case and decide one of three actions.
They can recommend to the court the case be dropped for lack of substance, they can take over the lawsuit from the whistleblower...

2015 Year of the Whistleblower: Record $3.5 Billion False Claims Recoveries

2015 Year of the Whistleblower: Record $3.5 Billion False Claims Recoveries

- Whistleblower News Review
The Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) collected over $3.5 billion in settlements and judgements from False Claims Act (FCA) civil cases in fiscal year 2015, with a whopping 81% of these recoveries driven by whistleblower (qui tam) lawsuits. The record annual whistleblower recovery amount was led by health care industry fraud FCA cases this year with a record high percentage of cases declined by the DOJ, subsequently pursued, and won by private attorneys.
FY2015...