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Lawyer Interviews provide in-depth legal news and information based on professional interviews with a lawyer specializing in the lawsuit being discussed. These interviews are meant to provide potential claimants with information needed to determine if they should also pursue a legal claim for injuries or losses they may have sustained in a similar case.

Untold Story of Opioid Epidemic: Attorney Explains Kickbacks and Billing Fraud

Untold Story of Opioid Epidemic: Attorney Explains Kickbacks and Billing Fraud November 27, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC It’s not the users. It’s the doctors. In a November 22 interview with lawyersandsettlements.com, attorney Jason Brown told a strange two-track story where healthcare whistleblower lawsuits meet the opioid epidemic. It’s not pretty. He believes that 2018-2019 will bring a proliferation of whistleblower lawsuits that target the real villains – the doctors and the healthcare system within which they operate.
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Tipsters Play Huge Role in Rooting Out Financial Fraud

Tipsters Play Huge Role in Rooting Out Financial Fraud August 2, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
New York, NY: The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been relentless in its pursuit of wrongdoers in the financial industry. Since 2011 it has recovered $975 million in enforcement actions ranging from elaborate investment schemes to financial advisors that work to benefit themselves rather than investors.
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Healthcare Fraudsters Caught in Giant DOJ Sweep

Healthcare Fraudsters Caught in Giant DOJ Sweep July 30, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Washington, DC: Rooting out healthcare fraud is a top priority for the Department of Justice (DOJ) and on July 17, 2017 the DOJ announced a massive $1.3 billion crackdown on healthcare professionals involved in schemes to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and healthcare services for US veterans and their families.
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Doctor from Dallas Collects $11.4 million for Blowing the Whistle on Healthcare Fraud

Doctor from Dallas Collects $11.4 million for Blowing the Whistle on Healthcare Fraud March 3, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Dallas, TX A Dallas doctor decided in 2009 to blow the whistle on a physician over a billing scam that was costing the healthcare system and American taxpayers millions and millions of dollars. Six years later, after a long investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Dr. Bijan Oughatiyan’s former employer, IPC Healthcare Inc., was ordered to pay $60 million plus interest, to settle a false claims case brought against the company based on the information the whistleblower doctor provided.
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Qui Tam Whistleblowers and Healthcare Fraud: “It’s a Completely Criminal Enterprise”

Qui Tam Whistleblowers and Healthcare Fraud: “It’s a Completely Criminal Enterprise” February 19, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: “We even have qui tam whistleblower cases that involve doctors paying illegal runners to find people who are destitute on Medicare. They get a little treatment but the doctor bills for a lot,” says attorney Jason Brown. “They figure these people won’t complain but employees of that practice will blow the whistle.”
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Cash for Whistleblowers in the Health Care Industry

Cash for Whistleblowers in the Health Care Industry December 15, 2016. By Brenda Craig.

The US government doesn’t like to be cheated. In fact, the government dislikes being cheated so much that it will pay people to tell on fraudsters that submit false or inflated bills for government services or try to avoid paying money they owe to the government.

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Tax Fraud Attorney: “We’re Talking About Cheating”

Tax Fraud Attorney: “We’re Talking About Cheating” November 10, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Miami, FL: Individuals who are willing to act as tax fraud whistleblowers may be able to collect a percentage of the money recovered by the IRS. According to attorney Ben Stewart, of Stewart Law Group, tax fraud is a widespread problem that affects all law-abiding taxpayers and results in higher taxes.
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$23.4 Million for Medical Sales Exec Who Blew the Whistle

$23.4 Million for Medical Sales Exec Who Blew the Whistle March 24, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
New York, NY Attorney Kirk Chapman and fellow attorney Ross Brooks from Milberg LLP in New York City recently settled a ground-breaking whistleblower suit under the False Claims Act on behalf of Sean Mason, a sales executive at a giant US medical supplies company.
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Clemency by Christmas Campaign Starts for Bradley Birkenfeld

Clemency by Christmas Campaign Starts for Bradley Birkenfeld November 25, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Washington, DC Bradley Birkenfeld, the American banker who exposed the largest US tax fraud in history and led to the recovery of $780 million hidden away in Swiss banks, does not deserve to be in jail says Stephen Kohn, the executive director of The National whistleblowers Center (NWC). "We'd like to see him receive clemency immediately, but certainly by Christmas."
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Attorney Discusses Whistleblowers and Qui Tam Lawsuits

Attorney Discusses Whistleblowers and Qui Tam Lawsuits September 9, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA Bijan Esfandiari, an attorney at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, has participated in a number of cases that have shaped and developed the law for the benefit of injured victims and consumers of pharmaceutical products. He also assists potential whistleblowers to determine whether they have a qui tam case and, if so, will file a claim on their behalf under the False Claims Act.
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