How to Spot Grant and Research Fraud

Picture this: You are a researcher at a university, and your program receives federal funding to continue this research. You notice that the data being produced does not match up with what is reported. Is someone fudging the numbers? Is there anything you can do? What will it cost you? This is the scenario a...

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NC Whistleblower Exposes Asheville Lab

  Fraud can happen close to home, as we saw when Genova Diagnostics, Inc. of Asheville, NC, was hit with a whistleblower claim.  If you have information about someone defrauding the government, don’t hesitate to call an experienced whistleblower attorney to help you evaluate your next steps. Questionable Diagnostics Lead to Qui Tam Claim Whenever...

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NC Whistleblower Attorneys Taking Cases Involving Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE Fraud in Nursing Homes

  In response to COVID-19, many nursing homes have limited the amount of people allowed inside the facility. While that may decrease the spread of the virus, it may also decrease the quality of care. The only people holding the practice accountable are the employees themselves. Example behaviors include incorrectly billing Medicare and/or Medicaid or...

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7 Signs That You May Have a Whistleblower Claim

  As a child, when you saw someone doing something wrong, there was no question of what to do next. You told your parents. We all did. But as we grow up, we encounter more abstract thinking, and the idea of being a “snitch” becomes a social label and a stigma to be avoided. At...

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NC Wife-Hiring Conspiracy Exposed: Former State Employee Who Blew Whistle on Two Disgraced NC District Attorneys Awarded $1.8 Million by Jury

  While state prosecutors have broad authority and enjoy vast administrative discretion, they are not above the law. While prosecutorial misconduct of the character described below is rare, this example cogently demonstrates how heroic citizens who are willing to step up to the plate to report the wrongdoings of the powerful are actually the ones...

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9 Common Examples of Healthcare Fraud

Recently, Florida healthcare executive Philip Esformes was sentenced to 20 years in prison for organizing an outrageous $1 billion Medicare scam. Testimony during the trial showed that he operated a group of assisted living facilities and nursing homes in South Florida and that he had used bribes and kickbacks to increase business at his facilities....

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Whistleblower Rights: What You Need To Know

  It’s not always easy coming forward when you know or suspect that your employer is cheating American taxpayers. You want to do your patriotic duty by exposing a greedy institution that cheats the government and taxpayers, but the prospect is unnerving, and we understand that. No one can blame you. If you expose the...

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