. The whistleblower in this case received $498,100 after noticing red flags while processing the researchers invoices
(PRWEB) September 09, 2013
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Any employee, or insider with proof of fraudulent billing with respect to a cancer research facility, or for that matter any type if research facility should contact us immediately at 866-714-6466 about possible whistleblower reward programs. Rewards for a qualifying whistleblower can easily exceed hundreds of thousands, or even a million dollars, or more. The only catch is the wrongdoing, or over billing must exceed one million dollars, and the best type of proof might be accounting records."
On July 30th 2013 the United States Department of Justice Department released a national press release that indicated, Northwestern University has been ordered to pay nearly $3 million to the United States to settle claims of alleged cancer research fraud. According to the lawsuit, Northwestern University allegedly allowed a researcher, and co-director of Northwestern’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, to submit false claims under research grants from the National Institutes of Health. According to the settlement, the researcher submitted claims for reimbursement from federal grant money for personal expenses for himself, family members, and friends. This included food, hotels, and airfare as well as “consulting fees,” used to pay unqualified family and friends. These events occurred between January 1, 2003 through August 31, 2010.
Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "The lawsuit, and settlement were the result of a lawsuit brought by a whistleblower and filed under the False Claims Act. The whistleblower in this case received $498,100 after noticing red flags while processing the researchers invoices. We believe this is an important indicator to any type of insider at a federally funded research facility. If a research facility is defrauding the federal government there really can be significant rewards, and we would like to hear from people who possess this type of information." For attribution purposes the Corporate Whistleblower Center has provided a link to the Justice Department's July 30th 2013 press release related to this specific case. http://www.justice.gov/usao/iln/pr/chicago/2013/pr0730_01.html
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistle Blower Center:
- Do not go to the government first, if you are a major whistleblower. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "Major whistleblowers frequently go to the federal government thinking they will help. It's a huge mistake. Frequently government officials could care less, or they are incompetent."
- Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Public revelation of a whistleblower's information could destroy any prospect for a reward.
- Do not try to force a government contractor, or corporation to come clean to the government about their wrong doing. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "Fraud is so rampant among federal contractors that any suggestion of exposure might result in an instant job termination or harassment of the whistleblower. We urge you to come to us and tell us what type of information you have. If we think it’s sufficient, we will help find the right law firms that can assist you in advancing your information."
Any type of insider or employee who possesses significant proof of their employer or a private contractor is fleecing the federal government out of millions of dollars is encouraged to contact to Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466. Potential whistleblowers can also contact the group via their website http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Case number: United States, et al., ex rel. Melissa Theis v. Northwestern University, Dr. Charles L. Bennett, et al., No. 09 C 1943 (N.D. Ill.).