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Justice Department Cracks Down on COVID Fraud

On March 26, 2021, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced updated results of its expanded criminal and civil enforcement cracking down on COVID-19 fraud.  These efforts resulted in DOJ publicly...
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Another Guilty Plea in Nation’s First CARES Act Fraud Case

A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty last week in the country’s first prosecution for CARES Act fraud. As we previously reported, federal authorities charged David Staveley and David Butziger last May...
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How Compliance Officers Can Become Whistleblowers

The panel explored how and when compliance officers can become a whistleblowers and bring an SEC or FCA whistleblower complaint. This may happen, for example, where the compliance professional is...
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Best Practices for Successful Compliance Culture

The panelists stressed that an organization should have the right compliance culture.  This includes a strong, respected compliance department with authority and proper reporting channels.  This requires both that the...
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Suzanne Durrell Discusses Whistleblowers at 25th Annual Health Care Compliance Association Compliance Institute

Last week WLC member Suzanne Durrell discussed whistleblowers at the 25th Annual Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Compliance Institute. The panel was titled “Whistleblowers: Who are They and Why do...
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Bristol-Myers Squibb Settles Drug Rebate False Claims Act Case for $75 Million

In April, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced that Bristol-Myers Squibb will pay $75 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that it knowingly underpaid...
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