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Do You Have Information about HUBZone Fraud (or any Small Business or Minority Owned Business Designation Fraud)? You May Be Entitled to a Large Cash Reward A private contractor doing work on a multibillion Department of Energy product has agreed to pay $3 million to resolve claims that it falsely presented two subcontractors as HUBZone small businesses. The claims also involved falsely designating a subcontractor as a woman owned small business. The case was brought…
There Are Thousands of Unapproved Stem Cell Clinics in the U.S. At Best, You Are Throwing Away Your Money, at Worst, Your Life An investigation by the Arizona Republic found 238 unlicensed stem cell clinics. That is just in Arizona! If you extrapolate that figure it suggests there are 10,731 unlicensed clinics nationwide! How is this possible? There are many reasons. The stem cell business is still the wild, wild west. The FDA has jurisdiction…
New Reward Opportunities for Bank Money Laundering Whistleblowers The Justice Department announced that Swiss bank, Julius Baer & Co admitted in court that it conspired to launder $36 million in bribes to soccer officials with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). As part of the court proceedings, Julius Baer entered into a three year deferred prosecution agreement. The bank had been charged with criminal conspiracy to commit money laundering As part of the plea…
More than a dozen paper companies and mills named in class action lawsuit The lawsuit alleges dangerous PFAS chemicals were allowed to leach into private wells and land – Local News by Vivien Leigh, News Center Maine (131K) More than a dozen paper mills and paper companies were named in an amended class-action lawsuit filed this week in Somerset County Superior Court. The lawsuit was first filed against Sappi North America in March on…
Big Things on the Horizon for IRS Whistleblowers How would you like to pay 15% less taxes? If everyone paid their fair share you could according to the IRS. A new report indicates that wealthy Americans withhold over $600 billion each year in taxes. Over the next decade the amount of unpaid taxes will exceed $7 trillion. (IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig claims that the so-called “tax gap” is $1 trillion per year) President Biden and…
Credit Union Employee with Information about Fraud? Employees of NCUA Insured Credit Unions Are Eligible for Cash Whistleblower Rewards Shreveport Louisiana is a sleepy little city. Not much happens there. So it was big news on April 13th, 2017 when the government showed up and changed the locks on the doors of the Shreveport Federal Credit Union.  Founded in 1956, for decades the credit union served thousands of families in northwest Louisiana. Typically the feds…
Did Uber Try to Pull Off a $6 Billion Tax Fraud? Never a week goes by where we don’t hear from an unhappy Uber or Uber Eats driver. Although we no longer accept Uber cases, we remain honored for having had the opportunity to represented so many wonderful men and women who drove for the company. That means we continue to stay atop of all things Uber. This week we report on a possible $6
Dirty Dental Appliances and Non Sterile Surgical Instruments? Yikes! Non Sterile Dental and Surgical Instruments? Unfortunately, It’s True and the Hospitals That Were Caught Are Well Known [Post updated May 2021] When we first wrote this post, it was to report about the Detroit Medical Center. Now a Pennsylvania hospital system is getting fined for filthy dental tools. We can’t believe that well into the 21st century hospitals can’t seem to grasp the concept of…
Affinity Fraud is a Form of Investment Fraud in which the Fraudster Preys upon Members of an Identifiable Group such as Religious or Ethnic Communities According to Investopedia, affinity fraud is a type of investment fraud in which a con artist targets members of an identifiable group based on things such as race, age, religion, etc. The fraudster either is or pretends to be, a member of the group. These schemes work because the victims…
PFAS – Is This Deadly Killer in your Water? Don’t Trust Corporate America to Tell the Truth There is an interesting drama unfolding in sleepy Burlington, Vermont. It hasn’t attracted much media attention but it should. A company’s own in house lawyer says a plastic manufacturer is lying about dangerous PFAS contamination in rural Vermont and other locations throughout the country. This story begins in in the 1970’s but we will pick up in May…