The incentive has certainly existed for whistleblowers to report securities fraud since the inception of the federal Dodd-Frank Act several years ago.
What a mess, replete with conflicting stories, high-value damage figures and complex intellectual properties to boot.
We pose this question to our readers today concerning a centrally powerful federal agency: Do you automatically think of candor, an open information flow and public access to key data in any discussion focused upon the United States National Security Agency?
The federal Commodity Futures Trading Commission is clearly sounding its horn a bit via comments it recently put forward concerning a fraud-related action. The CFTC spotlighted earlier this month its first-ever anti-fraud enforcement action targeting the virtual currency Bitcoin.
Criminal fraud defense spans a truly wide universe of alleged misconduct, ranging broadly from client advocacy focused on mortgage, bank and health care fraud to schemes involving the Internet, insurance, the U.S. mail system and more.
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.
If there was a central pitch delivered by a united front of federal agency principals at a forum in New York last week, it was this: we’re not about to be complacent regarding fraud-based crime committed in the United States.
For readers of our criminal law blog in Texas and elsewhere seeking a bit of a refresher on the IRS initiative entitled the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, here’s your update: The OVDP will cease to exist come September 28.
AstraZeneca is not out of the woods yet.
Federal authorities reportedly ratcheted up their focus on the Dallas area as a hotbed of health care fraud activity some time ago. The heightened scrutiny commenced as an offshoot of federal investigatory efforts that The Dallas Morning News states have been ongoing “for the past few years.”