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Government Issues Preliminary Report on Coronavirus Relief Fraud

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

On September 1, 2020, the Congressional Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis released a preliminary analysis of potential waste, fraud and abuse issues in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was implemented as part of the massive Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Under the PPP Program, the federal government provided more… Read More »

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Global Survey Finds the Suppression of Whistleblowers is the Most Important Fraud-Related Factor Aiding the Spread of COVID-19

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

A recently published global survey finds that COVID-19 related fraud substantially reduced the delivery of healthcare services worldwide during the month of April 2020. NEMEXIS, an international, anti-fraud consulting firm in Berlin, Germany, conducted the survey. The firm surveyed 512 respondents, 92% of whom were anti-fraud professionals from 58 countries, representing 76% of the… Read More »

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CARES Act Fraud – the Paycheck Protection Program

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act of 2020, also known as the CARES Act. In total, the CARES Act will provide approximately $2 trillion in economic aid in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID19). This is the largest economic aid package in the history of the… Read More »

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What is a Qui Tam Seal?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Cases filed under the False Claims Act, also known as qui tam cases, are filed under seal. When a case is filed under seal, this means the Court enters an order that requires the Clerk of Court to keep the case secret. Unlike most court records, which are open to the public, a sealed… Read More »

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Do I Have a Qui Tam Case?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Our firm gets many calls every week from people claiming that they have a qui tam (or whistleblower) claim against a certain company or individual for committing fraud against the government. While many of the situations are legitimately concerning, not all of them rise to the level of a qui tam claim under the… Read More »

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Can a Qui Tam Whistleblower Remain Anonymous?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Whistleblowers often risk losing their jobs, getting demoted, or damaging their professional reputations when reporting that a company or person has committed fraud against the government. In some situations, whistleblowers may even risk their safety. As a result of these risks, many potential whistleblowers want to know whether their identities will remain anonymous after… Read More »

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Improvements to the IRS Whistleblower Program Signed Into Law

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

On July 1, 2019, President Trump signed into law the Taxpayer First Act, which was an effort by Congress to “redesign” the Internal Revenue Service. According to the IRS, the law aims to “strengthen taxpayer rights” and requires the agency to “develop a comprehensive customer service strategy.” Among other changes, the Taxpayer First Act… Read More »

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My Boss is Committing Fraud. What Now?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Many employees wake up one day to find themselves in a terrible situation: their boss is committing fraud in the workplace. This poses a serious dilemma of what to do next. Confront the boss? Report the boss to management? Report the fraud to the government? Do nothing? The answer, of course, is “it all… Read More »

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What is Genetic Testing Fraud?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Cancer genomic testing, also known as CGX testing, is a type of laboratory test that uses DNA sequencing to detect gene mutations that could indicate a higher risk cancer. In essence, this is a cancer screening test. Medicare covers CGX testing in very limited circumstances. CGX testing is very expensive, with the government paying… Read More »

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Florida Qui Tam Actions: Illegal Activities and Penalties Arising Under the Florida False Claims Act

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

The Florida False Claims Act (FFCA), Florida Statutes §68.081 – §68.092, is modeled after the federal False Claims Act that helps people sue and recover from fraudulent activity committed against Florida state government entities. The FFCA allows a whistleblower (also called a “relator”) to file a qui tam whistleblower lawsuit if they are aware… Read More »

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