How to Collect a Whistleblower Reward in New Mexico – Our Whistleblower Lawyers Help Report Securities Fraud, Healthcare Fraud and Defense Contractor Fraud. We Maximize Your Cash Award
Brian Mahany and the MahanyLaw legal team helped recover the largest whistleblower settlement amount in U.S. history – at $16.65 billion, earning whistleblowers a cash award of $160 million.
We work with New Mexico whistleblowers working at government facilities, Department of Defense contractors, healthcare facilities, public companies, and securities firms. Anyone with knowledge of fraud involving a government program, government funds or involving public
companies or money laundering may be eligible for cash rewards.
Our clients can include New Mexico whistleblowers from Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, and Roswell and anywhere else in the state.
First to Report Misconduct Could Collect a Large Cash Reward
New Mexico oil & gas workers, defense industry, healthcare workers, finance experts and other company insiders have unique access to cases of corporate misconduct.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Whistleblower Program, federal False Claims Act, New Mexico Medicaid False Claims Act and New Mexico Fraud Against Taxpayers Act all pay cash rewards to the first individual that reports original, (non-public Information or “inside”) about fraud against the New Mexico, the U.S. government, taxpayers and investors.
- Securities violations
- Defense contractor fraud
- Medicare or New Mexico Medicaid fraud
When a New Mexico whistleblower’s inside information leads to government recovery of funds through verdict or settlement, that whistleblower is entitled to between 10% and 30% of the total government recovery. Because corporate fraud often involves millions, even billions of dollars, whistleblower cash awards often exceed $1 million.
We Maximize Cash Awards For New Mexico Securities Fraud Whistleblowers
New Mexico whistleblowers with original information on securities violations are eligible for whistleblower cash awards under the Dodd-Frank Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and SEC Whistleblower Program.
SEC whistleblowers have collected over $100 million in awards in the past six years, one whistleblower collecting a record-setting $30 million.
Investors, financial advisors, purchasing agents, securities executives, broker-dealer compliance officers, accountants and public company insiders with information on securities fraud may be eligible for whistleblower cash awards.
Our New Mexico whistleblower clients earn can cash awards for information on many types of securities fraud, including:
- Misrepresentation of company finances
- False books and records
- Failure to disclose adverse events to shareholders
- Money laundering
- Mishandling of investor funds
- Insider trading
- Mutual fund fraud
- Ponzi schemes
- Accounting fraud
- Market manipulation
Do you have knowledge of an SEC securities violation? The MahanyLaw New Mexico SEC whistleblower lawyers can help you report the violation in private and claim your cash reward.
We can represent clients working in firms across the state of New Mexico, including Sandia, DaVita Medical Group, Intel, HP, Honeywell Aerospace and Tricore Reference Laboratories. Rewards may also be available to the extent that employees of public and private universities such as the University of New Mexico are misusing grant monies.
Report New Mexico Defense Contractor Fraud and Claim Your Cash Award
New Mexico is home to several military bases and federal facilities including Los Alamos Laboratories, Kirkland Air Force Base, White Sands Missile Range, Cannon Air Force Bank Holloman Air Force Base and many national forests. The federal government spends about $32 billion in New Mexico each year. The state spends billions more.
There are many Defense Contractors with facilities in New Mexico. These include:
- Aspen Avionics
- Bendix King (Honeywell)
- Lockheed Martin
- Northrop Grumman
- Silent Falcon
- Tau Technologies
Some of these companies are no strangers to allegations of serious fraud. Defense contractor giant Northrop Grumman has already paid $627 million in False Claims Act and related penalties. Another New Mexico defense industry employer, Raytheon, paid $1.4 million in False Claims Act penalties, $33 million in export control penalties and $12 million in accounting fraud / deficiency penalties. The latter category is eligible for SEC whistleblower rewards.
Under the federal False Claims Act, mechanical engineers, billing clerks, technicians, researchers and other defense contractor personnel with information on non-compliance with Department of Defense contract terms may be eligible for whistleblower cash awards. This includes anyone with inside information about violations of military cybersecurity regulations,
Misconduct that may qualify for a whistleblower reward includes:
- Prevailing wage violations (Davis Bacon Act)
- Truth in Negotiation Act (TINA) violations
- Unreported cybersecurity breaches
- Cross charging fixed-price to cost-plus contracts
- Accounting violations
- Using substandard or refurbished products or materials
- Misrepresentation of labor or materials costs
- Buy American Violations
New Mexico defense contractor whistleblower lawyers: Brian Mahany and his New Mexico whistleblower lawyer team protect the rights of whistleblowers and maximize their cash award.
Cash Whistleblower Awards for Reporting New Mexico Healthcare Fraud
New Mexico healthcare professionals have the best inside access to cases of Medicare or New Mexico Medicaid fraud. State and federal healthcare programs rely on billing specialists, medical coders, physicians, registered nurses, pharmacy technicians, physician assistants, therapists, paramedics, nursing home workers, hospice personnel, medical device sales reps, laboratory workers, health information technicians and others to bring False Claims Act violations to light.
Common examples of Medicare and New Mexico Medicaid fraud include:
- Billing higher rates for beneficiaries
- Falsifying medical documents
- Feigning diagnoses
- Misuse of opioids
- Medically unnecessary services
- Billing for nonexistent or substandard services or products
- Marketing drugs or devices for uses not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – “off labeling”
- Altering medical records
- Offering gifts or cash in exchange for patient referrals – “kickbacks”
- Upcoding or unbundling procedure charges
With years of experience, our local New Mexico healthcare whistleblower attorneys represent whistleblowers in both federal and state court and will maximize your well-deserved cash award.
We can represent clients working with healthcare facilities and groups anywhere in the United States including New Mexico, including University of New Mexico (UNM) Hospitals, Presbyterian Hospital, Loveless Medical Center, Christus St. Vincent, DaVita and Genesis (nursing home provider).
The State of New Mexico brought actions against Preferred Care in 2018 for misuse of state Medicaid monies as well as mistreatment of residents. That same year a New Mexico physician, Orrin McLeod, paid $300,000 to settle charges that he was billing for patient services while not even in the country. His Edgewood NM office is now permanently closed.
In 2017, the Justice Department fined Christus St Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe. The company paid $12.24 million to settle claims that it made illegal donations. The whistleblower in this case, a former Los Alamos County Indigent Healthcare administrator, was paid a $2.249 whistleblower reward.
New Mexico Medicare fraud is certainly not a victimless crime. Since Medicare and Medicaid is paid with tax dollars, government healthcare fraud hurts taxpayers everywhere in the state. Fraud involving medically unnecessary procedures, misuse of opioids and substituting lesser qualified workers to treat patients is also a patient safety risk. Fraud also prevents patients legitimately in need from receiving much needed services.
If you have inside information on Medicare or North Carolina Medicaid fraud, contact the MahanyLaw North Carolina whistleblower lawyer team for a no-fee absolutely confidential consultation: 202.800.9791 or Report Online
Unique New Mexico False Claims Act Opportunity – OIL ROYALTIES
New Mexico is one of the largest oil producing states in the nation. And much of the state is public land, either state or federal. When oil and gas companies drill on public lands, the owner of the land (the federal government or New Mexico) is entitled to a royalty payment. These payments are based on the price and amount of product extracted from the wells.
Some unscrupulous drillers overinflate expenses or lie about production. That results in lower royalty payments and loss to taxpayers. Both the federal and New Mexico false claims acts can be used to recoup this money from greedy oil companies. Because the false claims laws carry triple damages, rewards can increase quickly.
New Mexico Whistleblowers Subject to Strict Time Limits – Don’t Delay
New Mexico and Congress have set strict time limits for filing whistleblower claims. Perhaps more importantly, only the first whistleblower to report fraud is eligible for a cash reward. Whistleblower filing procedures must be followed correctly from the very start of your case. Those procedures include filing a sealed complaint in court. Let us explain how Mahany Law’s unique process for maximizing whistleblower claims can work for you.