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Bob Thomas Presents at Boston Bar’s White Collar Crime Conference

On February 4, Whistleblower Law Collaborative co-founder Bob Thomas joined an esteemed panel of practitioners to discuss current developments in the prosecution of health care fraud cases at this year’s...

Athenahealth to Pay $18.25 Under the False Claims Act to Settle Kickback Allegations

Today, the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts announced that athenahealth Inc. (Athena) has settled two False Claims Act qui tam cases for...

Paycheck Protection Program Fraud Case Settled

Last week, DOJ announced the first civil settlement to resolve allegations of fraud against the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The settling defendants are SlideBelts Inc. (a California-based online retailer) and...

False Claims Act Retaliation Verdict Upheld

It’s no secret that blowing the whistle comes with risks.  Sadly, our clients have faced retaliation simply because they tried to correct their company’s fraud.  They have been fired, demoted,...

Fraud In the Air Tonight: Energy Trading Firm Vitol to Pay $163 Million to Settle Bribery and Manipulation Claims

Vitol, a Swiss-based energy trading firm agreed to pay $163 million to settle criminal and civil charges.  The charges related to Vitol’s paying bribes and manipulating the domestic energy market. Vitol...

Company That Misled MBTA About COVID-19 Hand Sanitizer to Pay $550,000

A Maryland-based company has agreed to pay $550,000 to resolve claims that it deceived the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority about hand sanitizer purchased to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The...

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