Reverse False Claims in Non-Payment of Customs Duties

To steal a line from a colleague, Customs provides the second largest source of revenue to the federal Government after only the IRS. The 2016 Performance and Accountability report of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency lists revenues collected on page 170 as $44.8 billion and change for 2016. Even by the standards of […]

The Aftermath of Bountygate: Whistleblowing in the NFL

Well Sports fans here we go: METAIRIE, La. — New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton expressed his astonishment on Twitter after Fox Sports reported Sunday that former Saints whistleblower Mike Cerullo now works for the NFL office. I have nothing in particular against the New Orleans Saints. As a New England Patriots Fan, well, we […]

National Whistleblower Day Celebration

It was inspiring to attend the celebration of this year’s National Whistleblower Day in the Kennedy Caucus room of the Russell Senate Office Building. Support for whistleblowers came from an impressive bipartisan group of legislators. Senator Charles Grassley (R-Whistleblowers) was the first legislator to speak. He was also the one who most forcefully noted the […]

The Dangers of Off Label Promotion in the Pharmaceutical Industry

By False Claims Act Attorney Tony Munter The largest False Claims Act cases (by far) have involved nationwide scams in the pharmaceutical industry. Many relied on the theory of “off label” promotion. A drug can be prescribed for any use by a physician. It is supposed to be promoted only for its approved use by […]

We Should Be Encouraging More Whistleblowing Businesses

By Whistleblower Attorney Tony Munter Those of us who advocate for the False Claims Act and whistleblower law like to say that we believe in business and we believe in the fairness of the capitalist system. Yet somehow whistleblower laws get attacked as being anti-business or that they somehow go too far. The biggest critics […]

Presidential Failure: How Pollsters Errors Could Impact False Claims Cases

By Whistleblower Attorney Tony Munter For those of us who want to use appropriate scientific evidence to fight fraud, the recent failure of pollsters in the election must be explained and examined. Statistical analysis has been held to be a legitimate tool to use to determine both liability and the extent of damages in certain […]