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Contractor Pays $1.15 Million for Faking Partnership with Native American Business

April 18th, 2013 · No Comments

TweetAn Alabama contractor agreed to pay $1.15 million to settle civil claims that it lied about hiring a Native American-owned company to help build barracks at two U.S. Army bases.

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Tags: Department of Defense · False Claims Act

ABC Feature Story Highlights Misconduct Leading to Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleging Defense Contractor Jorge Scientific Defrauded U.S. Taxpayers

October 17th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetOn October 17, 2012, ABC ran a feature story involving two whistleblowers represented by The Employment Law Group® law firm.  The whistleblowers are former employees of Jorge Scientific Corporation, a defense and intelligence contractor with the federal government recently filed a qui tam lawsuit against the company for misconduct they witnessed while working for the […]

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Tags: Department of Defense · False Claims Act · The Employment Law Group, P.C.

Law360 Interviews R. Scott Oswald on Increase in Whistleblower Retaliation Claims Brought by Defense Contractors

August 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

TweetR. Scott Oswald, managing principal of The Employment Law Group® law firm, was recently interviewed by Law360 regarding a reported increase in whistleblower retaliation claims brought by defense contractors.  The Law360 article credited the increased amount of reprisal complaints by defense contractors who to recent changes to federal law and regulations. In addition to “changes […]

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Tags: Department of Defense · False Claims Act · The Employment Law Group, P.C.

Senate Testimony and IG Report Reveal that the VA Inflated Success Rate of Meeting Veterans’ Mental Health Care Needs

May 8th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetOn April 23, 2012, representatives from the Veterans Administration (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) and former employee from the VA hospital in Manchester testified before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee about a recent report that showed that the VA inflated its success rate in treating veterans with mental health needs. The report included testimony […]

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Tags: Department of Defense

Federal Investigation Reveals that Air Force Unlawfully Punished Air Force Mortuary Whistleblowers

February 10th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetOn January 31, 2012, investigators from the Office of Special Counsel reported that Air Force officials at the Dover military mortuary unlawfully punished four civilian workers who reported numerous incidents in which the mortuary mishandled deceased soldiers’ remains. The whistleblowers, who included mortuary inspectors and embalming and autopsy technicians, alleged that their supervisors retaliated against […]

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Feature Article Interviewing The Employment Law Group® Principal Attorney Dave Scher Receives Wide Coverage in Military Publications

January 30th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetOn January 11, 2011 the Air Forces Times featured The Employment Law Group® law firm principal attorney Dave Scher in a story regarding recent whistle-blowing by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians. The story has since been featured in other Gannet Government Media publications including the Army Times, Navy Times, Marine Corps Times, and […]

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Tags: Department of Defense

World’s Largest Container Shipping Company Pays Federal Government $31.9 Million to Settle Lawsuit

January 10th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetLast week the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Virginia-based container shipper, Maersk Line Ltd., and its Denmark-based affiliate, Maersk Line, entered into a settlement agreement in which Maersk will pay the federal government nearly $32 million to resolve allegations that the companies submitted false claims involving cargo shipments to U.S. military personnel in […]

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Tags: Department of Defense · False Claims Act

Marine Corps Whistleblower Has Top-Secret Security Clearance Reinstated

November 28th, 2011 · No Comments

TweetEarlier this month, the Navy Department in charge of security clearances reinstated the top secret security clearance of Franz Gayl, a civilian science and technology advisor for the Marine Corps. Gayl was placed on administrative leave for criticizing military leaders and allegedly stealing classified information. According to the Associated Press: Beginning in 2007, Gayl accused […]

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Tags: Department of Defense

DoD Strengthens Whistleblower Protections for Employees of Contractors

November 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

TweetOn November 19, 2009, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued an interim rule implementing the whistleblower protection provisions of the National Defense Authorization Acts for Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009.   The rule clarifies the scope of protected conduct, sets forth procedures governing Inspector General investigations, and clarifies the removal provision under which a whistleblower can obtain […]

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Tags: Department of Defense · Retaliation

Center for Public Integrity Reveals Lack of Oversight in Defense Department

April 6th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetA new report released by the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) reveals that the number of DoD referrals to the Justice Department for contracting fraud and corruption cases have decreased drastically since 1993.  According to the report, the Justice Department has received 76% fewer cases in fiscal year 2008 compared to fiscal year 1993, despite […]

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Tags: Contractor Fraud · Department of Defense

DoD Whistleblowers Get Little Support from Inspector General’s Office

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

TweetAn investigation conducted by the Associated Press reveals that in the past six years, more than 90 percent of Department of Defense (“DoD”) whistleblower retaliation cases have been dismissed by the Inspector General’s office.  According to a study by the Associated Press, DoD investigators believe that many legitimate whistleblower claims are prematurely dismissed because of a […]

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Tags: Department of Defense