DOJ Seeks Funding to Expand Strike Forces

Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice are asking Congress to significantly enhance funding for health care investigation and prosecution in the fiscal 2011 budget. Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler and acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Greg Andres appeared before a House Appropriations subcommittee. The officials are seeking an increase […]

States Enacting Whistleblower Statutes

The U.S. Department of Justice has a backlog of more than 1000 whistleblower cases awaiting review. As a result, qui tam plaintiffs attorneys are increasingly turning to state courts to file whistleblower suits. Specifically, in the health care context, 23 states and the District of Columbia are pooling their resources to investigate and prosecute Medicaid […]