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Government Shutdown Halts Civil Fraud Cases

The Government Shutdown is taking a serious toll on whistleblowers, prosecutors, and investigators of civil False Claims Act cases, which involve fraud on the government such as healthcare fraud and defense contractor fraud. The Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered nearly $5 billion from civil False Claims Act cases in fiscal year 2012. Nonetheless, the DOJ agency responsible for these cases, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, is forced to cease prosecutions, discontinue investigations, and furl...

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Medicare Fraud Strike Force Continues to Generate Successful Prosecutions in Florida

The Medicare Fraud Strike Force is operating heavily in South Florida and its investigations continue to generate successful prosecutions of Medicare fraud as indicated by several recent press releases by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. These successfully prosecuted cases were all investigated by the FBI and HHS-OIG as part of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force under the supervision of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. The Medic...

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Bradley Manning Conviction and the Future of National Security Whistleblowers

Bradley Manning’s recent conviction of 19 criminal charges including six charges of espionage is a partial victory for the Obama Administration’s campaign to suppress national security whistleblowers who, as acts of conscience, leak classified information revealing government crimes. However, Bradley Manning’s acquittal on the charge of ‘aiding the enemy’ constitutes “a setback for the Obama administration’s aggressive prosecution of leaks,” according to a recent MSNBC artic...

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Tell President Obama to STOP Prosecuting Whistleblowers

The Obama Administration’s suppression of national security whistleblowers betrays  President Obama’s promise to the American people to protect these whistleblowers. The  following promise appeared on the 2008 website of the Obama transition team (Change.gov)  until it was removed a couple days after Edward Snowden first blew the whistle on the NSA’s  massive unconstitutional surveillance program: Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government  is...

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Endorsement of Support for NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden

We, the founding attorneys of Campbell Law, endorse the following statement issued by the National Whistleblowers Center in support of NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden: Edward Snowden should not be prosecuted. Instead, the White House must keep the promise made by President Obama, during his 2008 election campaign, when he pledged to support legislation that would fully protect all government whistleblowers, including those in sensitive national security positions….Until Congress enacts a...

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Bank of America Gave Bonuses to Modification Department Employees for Pushing Loans into Foreclosure

Explosive new allegations have emerged in the ongoing litigation against Bank of America (BoA) in relation to intentionally botched loss mitigation procedures, most especially in relation to the government-sponsored Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP).  Several whistleblower former employees from BoA’s loss mitigation department have come forward asserting a laundry list of egregious abuses of both their borrower and the U.S. taxpayer. Some of the highlights of this scheme include ...

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Florida AG Criticizes Bank of America’s Disregard for National Mortgage Settlement

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi criticized Bank of America for failing to comply with the servicing standards of the National Mortgage Settlement. “Complaints about Bank of America account for nearly 40-percent of the total 293 complaints the Attorney General’s Office has reviewed and shared with the National Monitor regarding possible non-compliance by the banks.” In a letter to Bank of America’s counsel in preparation for a meeting between the National Mortgage Settlement’s mon...

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Central Florida Attorney who Defrauded Elderly Clients faces Mail Fraud Charges

“A Kissimmee couple convicted in state court of defrauding elderly clients of their life savings agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to similar charges in federal court and could be sentenced to up to 10 years each in prison,” according to an Orlando Sentinel article by Susan Jacobson. On April 29, 2013, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida filed a formal criminal charge of mail fraud against disbarred-attorney Linda Vasquez Littlefield and her former husband, Ros...

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Taxpayer-Funded Suppression of Nuclear Safety Whistleblower

  The largest environmental cleanup project in the United States is the effort to stabilize the highly radioactive nuclear waste stored at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, also known as the Hanford Site. The Hanford Site opened in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project. This site produced plutonium for the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki and continued producing plutonium for our vast nuclear weapons arsenal throughout the Cold War. Now that the Hanford Site’s 53 million gallons of highly ...

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Revolving Door Rewards Regulators following Weak Foreclosure Crisis Response

From right to left, Attorney General Eric Holder, former Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair, and former SEC Chair Mary Schapiro, are sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. (AP PHOTO/PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS) Two recent Obama-appointees, SEC Chair Mary Schapiro and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer and SEC Chair Mary Schapiro, have decided to cash out through the revolving door. As explained in a National Journal article: As...

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