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Entries from June 2012

OSHA Orders Alaska-Based Youth Treatment Provider to Reinstate Whistleblower Who Was Fired After Reporting Safety Concerns at the Facility

June 18th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetIn a press release issued last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that Anchorage, Alaska- based North Star Behavioral Health System has been ordered to reinstate and pay over $250,000 to an employee who was terminated in retaliation for reporting safety concerns regarding the facility’s water supply. An […]

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Tags: OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program · Retaliation · Safe Drinking Water Act

Citigroup Whistleblower Receives $31 Million Award as Part of False Claims Act Settlement

June 15th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetSherry Hunt, a whistleblower who helped the U.S. government recover $158.3 million, will receive a $31 million portion of the False Claims Act settlement paid by Citigroup Inc. (Citi). Hunt filed a complaint against Citi on August 5, 2011 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleging that Citi knowingly […]

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Tags: False Claims Act · Report Fraud

Bank of America Whistleblower Awarded $14.5 Million False Claims Act Settlement for Challenging Bank’s Practice of Inflating Home Appraisals to Obtain Federal Loans

June 8th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetKyle Lagow, a former employee of Countrywide Financial Corp., which was acquired by Bank of America in 2008, will receive a $14.5 million whistleblower award as part of the $1 billion False Claims Act settlement Bank of America (BoA) reached with the U.S. Department of Justice. The $1billion settlement that BoA reached with the federal […]

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Tags: False Claims Act

Federal Court in New York Orders Chicago Resident and Former Floor Broker, Kent R.E. Whitney, to Pay $600,000 for Margin Call Avoidance Scheme

June 6th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetOn May 22, 2012 the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that Judge Paul A. Engelmayer of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a consent order and permanent trading and registration ban on former Chicago, Illinois floor broker Kent R.E. Whitney.  As part of an elaborate scheme to […]

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Tags: Commodities Trading Fraud · Securities Fraud