Military vehicles maker Navistar Defense pays $50 million to settle whistleblower False Claims Act case for false sales histories

Military vehicles manufacturer, Navistar Defense LLC (Navistar), will pay $50 million to resolve a whistleblower case in which it was revealed  that it fraudulently induced the U.S. Marine Corps to enter into a contract modification at inflated prices for a suspension system for armored vehicles known as Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. During...

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SEC awards whistleblower $28 million in Panasonic Avionics Case

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it awarded more than $28 million to a whistleblower whose tip helped them and the Justice Department launch investigations that led to bribery charges against a U.S. subsidiary of Japanese electronics company APanasonic Corp. and former executives. Lawyers representing the whistleblower said the award was connected to...
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Securities and Exchange Commission awards $22 million to two whistleblowers for revealing securities violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced awards totaling approximately $22 million to two whistleblowers whose information and assistance were of crucial importance to successful SEC enforcement actions brought against a financial services firm. The first whistleblower received an award of $18 million, while the second whistleblower received a $4 million award.  The larger award...
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Marketing firm Publicis sued by Massachusetts AG for fueling pain meds epidemic and getting docs to prescribe more pain meds

 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Health sued a global marketing company  Publicis for engaging in unfair and deceptive marketing schemes to help a pain medication maker to market and sell certain pain medications that are addictive painkillers. The work included creating sales training materials and emails and other information distributed to prescribers to...

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Federal appeals court affirms $111 million jury award to Government in whistleblower case for kickbacks by blood testing diagnostic laboratories

A federal jury has awarded the Government $111 million against two blood testing labs and their sales consultants were hit with a $111 million for knowing and willful violations of the Antikickback statute and False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. § 3729) (FCA). Blood testing labs Health Diagnostic Laboratory (HDL) and Singulex entered into exclusive...
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Securities and Exchange Commission charges investment advisor with defrauding sports clients for undisclosed fees and high risk investments

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Douglas Elstun, an investment advisor serving pro athletes, with defrauding his clients with undisclosed fees and misleading them about a high-risk investment strategy. Elston operated registered investment advisor (RIA) Crossroads Financial Management and billed clients annual fees as high as 1.25% of assets under management, above the 1%...
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