Fraud that directly or indirectly affects the government and government funds takes many forms and occurs across all government agencies on a local, national and international level. Provisions in federal and state False Claims Acts were established to empower private citizens to to expose fraud.
Securities fraud occurs when companies fail to meet their obligation to publicly disclose accurate and complete information about the risks of an investment. This behavior is a violation of the nation's securities laws and a form of fraud.
Tax fraud can be committed by individuals or companies. Evading, attempting, or conspiring to evade taxes by under-reporting income, inflating expenses, or any other means is illegal. The IRS Whistleblower Program aims to capture tax cheats.
Financial fraud involves the violation of banking, mortgage or lending laws. It may take many forms and can implicate Government Program Fraud. Securities and Trading Fraud, when the risks associated with mortgages or foreclosures or securities are not properly disclosed, and Tax Fraud.
In the past month, the Justice Department has settled two cases involving kickbacks between doctors and home health care companies providing services
While not technically on whistleblower laws, today’s arguments before the Supreme Court concerning the Affordable Care Act are anything but irreleva