Misleading Investors Leads to Serious Consequences: How Former Executives Can Still Be Held Accountable

Working for an investment firm, you want people to take their hard-earned money and just throw it away, right? Of course not. But that’s essentially what’s happening when companies mislead their investors. Getting investments under false pretenses is unfair and fraudulent. Companies that participate in this kind of fraud need to be held accountable for …

Ensuring Compliance: Unregistered Offers and Sales of Security-Based Swaps Is a Growing SEC Concern

The SEC is continuously monitoring different transaction types to make sure they are following rules and regulations. One thing that has caught the SEC’s eye lately involves security-based swaps. Because security-based swaps are based on a security such as a stock or bond, or a credit default swap, they are subject to different rules and …

Misusing Cash and Putting Customer Securities at Risk: Taking A Deeper Look at Fraud Taking Place on Wall Street

When investors put their money in the hands of Wall Street, they should be able to do so with the understanding that they’re doing so in a transparent, trustworthy manner. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Broker-dealers sometimes misuse cash or fail to disclose complete and important information, putting customer securities at risk. It’s important to …

Tips for Mitigating FCPA Risks After a Record Year of Corporate Fines & Penalties

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) was enacted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) to serve a few key anti-bribery and accounting purposes. Most notably, the FCPA prohibits U.S. persons and businesses (or foreign public companies that are listed on the U.S. stock exchange or subject to the …

From Compliance Failures to Abuse of Power: Common Fraud that Takes Place in Hedge Funds and Beyond

Hedge funds are complex in nature and can take on a high level of risk. Paired with the large sums of money being handled and investors’ net worth, hedge funds become prime breeding grounds for fraud. While this is not to say that all hedge funds are fraudulent, there is, unfortunately, a high rate of …

When Shining A Light on Injustice Pays Off: Some of the Largest Whistleblower Cases in Healthcare of This Decade

When wrongdoing takes place in healthcare, it doesn’t just cost money. The health and safety of innocent lives may be at risk when healthcare protocol isn’t followed or resources are incorrectly allocated. That’s why it is of the utmost importance that all healthcare fraud is reported to the proper authorities as soon as possible. While …

The Nurses Know All: Tips for Whistleblowing in Nursing

Now more than ever, nurses are being recognized for the unsung heroes they are. Nurses are heavily involved in so many aspects of patient care and are critical to the operation of healthcare facilities. Since nurses are so heavily involved in patient care and work closely with doctors and other care providers, they are also …

What Protections Exist for Whistleblowers in the Respiratory Industry? Tips and Advice from the Experts

People who witness fraud in the respiratory industry may hesitate to come forward out of fear. This is a valid concern; we have all heard stories of people being retaliated against, or punished in some way for speaking up for what is right. However, there are laws and acts in place that protect whistleblowers from …

Are You Considering Becoming A Whistleblower? Here’s What to Know About Healthcare Fraud Attorneys

If you are considering becoming a whistleblower, you’re sure to have a lot of questions. First of all, the team at the DJO Whistleblower Law Group wants to thank you for making the courageous decision to come forward. Next, we’re here to help you with the questions you may have. One of the first being …

Team Members at Daniel J. Ocasio Whistleblower Law Group Play Key Roles in $40.5 Million Settlement with Apria Healthcare

On December 21st, the acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss announced a $40.5 million settlement with Apria Healthcare. The Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider was found to be using multiple fraudulent billing practices pertaining to non-invasive ventilators. The settlement originated from three former employees filing under the qui tam provision of the False Claims Act, …