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Former Cardiovascular Systems Inc. employee awarded $25 million in whistleblower lawsuit


A Los Angeles jury has awarded more than $25 million to a whistleblower who was fired for reporting what he considered illegal sales tactics and surgeon kickbacks by a Minnesota medical device company.


For VA Whistleblowers, A Culture Of Fear And Retaliation


Alan Hyde is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System. He served in Operation Desert Storm, where he suffered an in-service leg injury. But it's his time with the Central Alabama VA, he says, that has left him more rattled, frustrated and angry.

"It's a toxic environment there," Hyde says. "And I feel sorry for the veterans."

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Hickory pathology practice pays U.S. $601k to settle false medical claim allegations


A pathology practice in Hickory, NC agreed to pay the United States $601,000 to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to Medicare and Medicaid. A former pathologist at Piedmont Pathology reportedly brought the allegations to light, leading to the lawsuit.

Piedmont Pathology is accused of submitting the false claims for unnecessary procedures.


Meet 60 Minutes' DEA whistleblower


Why has the country's opioid problem become a national emergency? A high-ranking whistleblower from the DEA explains how the drug industry -- and Congress -- fueled an epidemic.

"People are dying." That's what whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi told 60 Minutes over and over again. "People are dying."


I-Team: Whistleblower Sues, Alleging Corruption, Retaliation in North Bergen


The one-time deputy executive director at the North Bergen Housing Authority claims in a lawsuit that she was fired for trying to report corruption and misuse of tax dollars.

Carleen Earl worked at the North Bergen Housing Authority for 30 years, and said in a complaint that the NBHA at times gives apartments to political supporters of North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco ahead of needy families on the waiting list.


Suit: MSP brass retaliated against whistleblower


A veteran Michigan State Police officer who headed a statewide auto theft prevention task force has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against two top MSP officials, claiming they retaliated against him after he reported unauthorized spending of task force funds on state police expenses.


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