Entries by Marstiller Law Firm

Tax Informant Dodged Prison, Now Seeks $22 Million Reward

A man caught in a money-laundering sting who later helped the U.S. prosecute a foreign business is now looking for millions from the government as a reward. The Internal Revenue Service earlier denied the claim, but this week the U.S. Tax Court ruled in favor of the informant. According to Accounting Today: The court’s opinion doesn’t identify the […]

UPS Agrees to Pay $25 Million Settlement to Resolve False Claims

The Department of Justice announced that Atlanta-based United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) has agreed to pay $25 million to resolve false claims allegations. According to justice.gov: The settlement announced today resolves allegations that from 2004 to 2014, UPS engaged in practices that concealed its failure to comply with its delivery guarantees, thereby depriving federal customers […]

Long-Term Care Corp. to Pay $31.5 Million to Settle Lawsuit

The Justice Department announced that long-term care corporation PharMerica has settled with the United States for $31.5 million in a lawsuit claiming that they dispensed controlled drugs without a valid prescription and violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to Medicare. According to justice.gov: “Pharmacies put patients at risk when they dispense Schedule […]

Whistleblower Awards Stuck in the SEC Pipeline

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s popular whistleblower program vows to move quickly when it comes to acting on tips from whistleblowers. Apparently, it’s not acting as swiftly on paying out. According to the Wall Street Journal: Of the 297 whistleblowers who have applied for awards since 2011, about 247—or roughly 83%—haven’t received a decision from […]

Real Housewives’ Jim Marchese Lands Another Whistleblower Settlement

Most people know Jim Marchese from his role in the reality show “Real Housewives of New Jersey.” But in legal circuits, he’s also known as a corporate whistleblower who has scored big settlements — twice. According to the Wall Street Journal: The small mortgage firm Mr. Marchese owns in Shrewsbury, N.J., most recently collected $8.5 […]

Whistleblowers to Take Aim at Tech?

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that prominent whistleblower and “qui tam” lawyer Eric Havian is turning his attention to an industry that has not traditionally been targeted by whistleblowers: Silicon Valley. Armed with new federal laws (plus an old one) and a track record as one of the country’s best whistleblower lawyers, Havian has […]

Salomon Melgen, Embattled Bob Menendez Donor, Indicted On Medicare Fraud

The Huffington Post is reporting some shocking news related to the New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez scandal. The article states that Salomon Melgen, a Florida physician charged with corruption along with Sen. Menendez, was indicted on Medicare fraud charges. According to prosecutors, the North Palm Beach ophthalmologist was charged with numerous counts of healthcare fraud, fraudulent claims and making false statements […]