Whistleblower News: Two Men Sentenced In $30M Foreign Exchange Fraud Scheme, US Justice Dept Warns Of Steeper Penalties For Firms That Fall Foul Of Messaging Policies, Kickbacks In Violation Of The False Claims Act

Two Men Sentenced in $30M Foreign Exchange Fraud Scheme


A Massachusetts man and a Florida man were sentenced for their roles in perpetrating a foreign exchange trading scheme to steal $30 million from their investor victims. read more »

US Justice Dept warns of steeper penalties for firms that fall foul of messaging policies


Companies may face steeper penalties for misconduct if they lack policies around employees' use of personal cell phones and messaging apps, a top U.S. Justice Department official said on Friday. read more »

Federal Jury Finds Precision Lens and Owner Paul Ehlen Liable for Paying Kickbacks in Violation of the False Claims Act


A federal civil jury has returned a verdict in favor of the United States for more than $43 million for violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute. During the six-week jury trial before U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright, the United States proved that the Defendants the Cameron-Ehlen Group, Inc., which does business as Precision Lens, and its owner Paul Ehlen paid kickbacks to ophthalmic surgeons to induce their use of Defendants’ products in cataract surgeries reimbursed by Medicare. The jury found that Defendants’ kickbacks caused the submission of 64,575 false claims to the Medicare program between 2006-2015. read more »