Whistleblower News & Articles

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DOJ Seeks Cyber-Fraud Whistleblowers

In October 2021, the Department of Justice announced a new initiative seeking Cyber-Fraud Whistleblowers.  The initiative targets federal contractors who fail to comply with government cybersecurity requirements.  In addition, the...
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Beauty School Settles Whistleblower Case Involving Education Fraud

Last week, the Department of Justice announced that a private, for-profit beauty school has agreed to pay $425,000 to resolve education fraud allegations. The defendant is Metro Beauty Academy, LLC...
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Grant Fraud: Rice and Duke Universities Pay Millions to Resolve False Claims Act Cases

Last month, Rice University settled claims that it engaged in grant fraud involving National Science Foundation (NSF) funds. The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Rice would pay over $3.7...
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Fraud in Small Business Innovation Research Program Yields Settlement

Recently, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington announced a False Claims Act settlement involving fraud in the Small Business Innovation Research (“SBIR”) program. The defendant, nLight...
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