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How do I become a whistleblower?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

A whistleblower is a person who reports fraud, corruption or other wrongdoing, usually, but not always, at their place of work. Most states have laws that protect whistleblowers and prohibit employers from firing, demoting or retaliating against whistleblowers. When a whistleblower sees fraud committed against the government, he or she has the opportunity to… Read More »

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The False Claims Act – One Defense Against Military Contractor Fraud

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

A study done by the National Contract Management Association revealed that in 2014, at close to three billion dollars, the Department of Defense accounted for two-thirds of the nation’s corporate contract spending. This vast amount of money, however, provides ample incentive for dishonest contractors to bilk the government and taxpayers, and potentially put the… Read More »

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More Medicare Part D Fraud in Miami

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

On November 8, 2016, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District Florida announced the conviction and sentencing of two defendants in a Medicare Part D fraud case. What is Medicare Part D? As most people know, Medicare is a federally funded program that provides free or below-cost healthcare benefits to certain individuals,… Read More »

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Medicare Open Enrollment is Open Season for Scammers

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Each year, Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage between October 15 and December 7, during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period. Unfortunately for consumers, this period is also open season for Medicare scammers. Here are some common ploys that Medicare scammers use to try and take advantage… Read More »

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Grisham’s “The Whistler” May Open the Door to More Whistleblowers

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Book Review: Grisham’s “The Whistler” by Florida Business Attorney Adam Rabin The hype is upon us with the release of John Grisham’s new legal thriller, “The Whistler.” While it feels like yesterday when I was a law student and could not stop turning the pages of “The Firm,” I am particularly excited for Grisham’s… Read More »

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IRS Whistleblower Program Needs Help

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

On August 30, 2016, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration issued a report following an audit of the IRS Whistleblower Program. The audit was conducted to determine whether whistleblower claims are being appropriately and timely processed for investigation and examination. The report confirms much of what lawyers who practice in this area already… Read More »

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Do I Have Qui Tam Case?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

How do you know if you have a Qui Tam Case? Under the False Claims Act, persons who know about fraud against the federal government can receive a reward for reporting that fraud and helping the Government recover money from the wrongdoer. We receive many calls from potential whistleblowers who wish to report serious… Read More »

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What Happens After I Blow-the-Whistle and File a Qui Tam Case?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

If you are considering blowing-the-whistle on government fraud, you are probably wondering what happens once you file a qui tam lawsuit under the False Claims Act. The False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq., contains a very detailed process for bringing a whistleblower case. Steps involved in a qui tam case Before… Read More »

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When Healthcare Fraud Turns Deadly

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Deadly Healthcare Fraud in Florida and Beyond Do you think Medicare and Medicaid fraud is a victim-less crime? Think again. Many times, health care fraud only causes monetary damages to the government and taxpayers. Depending on the type of fraud, however, it can also result in injuries to or even the death of Medicaid… Read More »

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Hospital Fraud – Inpatient Admissions

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

In America today, many hospitals are owned and controlled by massive corporations that operate large chains of hospitals throughout the country. As a result, your local hospital may not be locally owned or controlled. Instead, it might be more akin to a McDonald’s restaurant, owned and controlled by some large corporation with a faraway… Read More »

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