Whistleblower Law Collaborative, LLC

The Whistleblower Law Collaborative is one of the nation’s leading whistleblower law firms representing persons or companies who learn of fraud and step forward to expose wrongdoing. Our attorneys all have prior government experience and a passion for fighting fraud. We achieve outstanding results in this very complex area of the law, while supporting our courageous clients every step of the way.

Earlier this month, the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (TAFEF) formally announced the launch of a national COVID-19 Anti-Fraud Task Force. The Task Force will assist federal and state law enforcement in identifying, exposing, and prosecuting fraud related to COVID-19. It consists of former government prosecutors and experienced False Claims Act qui tam attorneys. Collectively, these attorneys have assisted federal and state governments in recovering over $20 billion.  The Task Force is chaired by…
This week, Department of Justice officials appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee. They described steps DOJ is taking to detect, investigate, and prosecute COVID-19 scams. The two officials were Associate Deputy Attorney General William Hughes and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Craig Carpenito. DOJ has given Mr. Hughes responsibility for coordinating DOJ’s response to criminal misconduct relating to COVID-19. Mr. Carpenito leads DOJ’s Hoarding and Price Gouging Task Force. In their joint
The largest of the federal Offices of Inspectors General is at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS OIG). As we have written before, Offices of Inspectors General are critical in protecting taxpayer dollars from fraud and helping whistleblowers and the Department of Justice (DOJ) enforce the False Claims Act. Given HHS’s immense responsibilities and budget, the large size of its OIG is fitting. HHS’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) administers…
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced yet another nursing home fraud settlement.  Last month, Saber Healthcare Group LLC (and related entities) agreed to pay $10 million to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit.  The suit (joined by the government for settlement) argued that, for years, Saber charged Medicare for rehabilitation therapy services that were not reasonable or necessary.  The government also alleged that therapists often provided basic nursing services, but billed the taxpayers for more expensive…
On May 15th, federal authorities in Florida arrested a Georgia woman for testing fraud. The criminal complaint charges Ashley Hoobler Parris with conspiring to violate the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and to defraud Medicare by submitting false and fraudulent claims for cancer genetic testing (CGX) and for COVID-19 testing. The press release issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) describes the scheme. Unfortunately, it is a scheme that has become all too familiar. Genetic Testing Fraud…
We’ve written before that chaos creates the perfect storm for fraud and opportunism. One of the reasons for this is the underlying nature of capitalism itself: capitalism rewards risk-taking and opportunism. But in the barely-regulated environment of an emergency, risk-taking and opportunism can result in massive losses of taxpayer dollars. A recent New York Times article on Covid-19 ventilator fraud provides a case in point. Covid-19 Ventilator Fraud Victimizes New York At the height of New…
Two New Englanders have the dubious distinction of being the first persons in the nation prosecuted for COVID-19 stimulus fraud. Federal authorities arrested the two men last week. They allegedly conspired to obtain by fraud forgivable loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Among other things, they falsely claimed to employ dozens of persons at four different businesses. In fact, no employees worked for any of those businesses. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Rhode…
The US Securities and Exchange Commission is moving aggressively against companies and individuals involved in COVID-19 investment scams. We have warned of the many ways bad actors will look to make a quick profit off the COVID-19 pandemic. Investors are prime targets for that fraud. Economic uncertainty, market volatility, and a global focus on finding treatments and cures create prime opportunities for scammers. However, the SEC is using all its tools to police financial markets…
We have been writing and speaking on the danger that scammers will try to take advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have already seen evidence of pandemic related fraud.  For example, fundraising for illegitimate charities, theft of stimulus checks, and promotions of bogus cures. Now the Massachusetts United States Attorney is warning about Covid-19 Health Fraud. The Massachusetts United States Attorney’s Office Is Prioritizing Prosecution of Covid-19 Health Care Fraud Recently, Massachusetts U.S.…
Until last week, most members of the general public had never heard of Dr. Richard Bright. Since then, however, a public outcry has arisen after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) abruptly removed him from a key position fighting coronavirus. Dr. Bright intends to file a whistleblower complaint and is demanding an HHS inspector general investigation. Dr. Bright had been the Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). BARDA…