Whistleblower News: $40M To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations, $62M To Settle FCPA Charges, CFTC Orders HSBC Bank To Pay A $45M Penalty

GCI Communications Corp. to Pay More than $40 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Related to FCC’s Rural Health Care Program


GCI Communications Corp. (GCI), located in Anchorage, Alaska, has agreed to pay $40,242,546 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly inflating its prices and violating Federal Communications Commission (FCC) competitive bidding regulations in connection with GCI’s participation in the FCC’s Rural Health Care Program. The program provides more than $570 million each year to assist rural health care providers with their telecommunications needs. read more »

Dutch Medical Supplier Philips to Pay More Than $62 Million to Settle FCPA Charges


The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Amsterdam-based Koninklijke Philips N.V. will pay more than $62 million to resolve charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) with respect to conduct related to its sales of medical diagnostic equipment in China. read more »

CFTC Orders HSBC Bank USA, N.A. to Pay a $45 Million Penalty for Manipulative and Deceptive Trading in Connection with Swaps Related to Bond Issuances, Spoofing, and Supervision and Mobile Device Recordkeeping Failures


The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today issued an order simultaneously filing and settling charges against HSBC Bank USA, N.A. (HSBC), a provisionally registered swap dealer. The order charges HSBC with manipulative and deceptive trading related to swaps with bond issuers, spoofing, and supervision and mobile device recordkeeping failures at various times during approximately an eight-year period. read more »