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False Claims Act Violations and Prohibitions Explained

The False Claims Act is intended to reach all fraudulent attempts to cause the Government to pay out sums of money or to deliver property or services.  United States v....
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Inspector General Investigation Sought By Recently-Removed BARDA Director

Until last week, most members of the general public had never heard of Dr. Richard Bright. Since then, however, a public outcry has arisen after the U.S. Department of Health...
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Bob Thomas, WLC Co-Founder, Discusses Covid-19 Fraud on WGBH Program “Greater Boston”

This past Friday evening, Whistleblower Law Collaborative Co-Founder Bob Thomas appeared on Emily Rooney’s WGBH Program Greater Boston to discuss Covid-19 fraud. The news program rounds up the local and national news...
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Independent Inspectors General Are Essential To COVID-19 Fight

Independent inspectors general (IGs) safeguard our tax dollars. The federal government will spend an unprecedented trillions of taxpayer dollars in response to the coronavirus crisis. With history as our guide,...
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Erica Hitchings Explains How to Prove Knowledge as a Guest on Public Disclosure Podcast

Erica Blachman Hitchings appeared as a guest on Ropes & Gray LLP’s podcast, Public Disclosure:  A guide to the False Claims Act.  Public Disclosure is hosted by Ropes and Gray Litigation Partner Kirsten Mayer....
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Customs Fraud Settlement: Furniture Importers Pay $5.2 Million

A company that imported wooden bedroom furniture from China agreed to pay a $5.2 Million customs fraud settlement. In addition, the United States criminally charged both owners for the same...
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