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October 2018 Archives

New bill would penalize retaliation against whistleblowers

Security clearances are crucial for protecting sensitive information. However, the secrecy and cachet of these clearances can also contribute to coverups or exacerbate certain violations. When someone with a job that requires security clearance reports wrongdoing, employers on occasion have retaliated by revoking the whistleblower's clearance. However, a new bill introduced in Congress seeks to prevent and penalize this retaliation.

Are corporate officers immune from personal criminal liability?

A standard answer to the above blog headline is that, yes, executives in a corporation are usually immune from civil and criminal actions that posit wrongdoing and third-party damages (e.g., to consumers or a government entity).

Huge penalties levied on drug wholesaler for health care fraud

Hilder & Associates attorneys have a strong history of client advocacy in cases involving whistleblower claims brought under the federal False Claims Act (FCA). Those matters spotlight alleged wrongdoing aimed at defrauding federal and state governmental bodies and, thus, American taxpayers.

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If you or your company is under investigation, charged or indicted for federal or state crimes, or you want to ensure future compliance, contact Hilder & Associates, P.C., for more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Houston white collar criminal defense lawyer.

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