Behn & Wyetner, Chtd. co-founder and whistleblower lawyer Michael I. Behn recently spoke at the annual training conference for the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units (NAMFCU). The NAMFCU brings state prosecutors and investigators together from throughout the country to coordinate efforts to investigate and prosecute fraud in the Medicaid program. Medicaid provides healthcare to persons most in need and is funded by the states and federal government. Behn shared his experience effectively prosecuting Medicaid fraud by teaming whistleblowers and their attorneys with state prosecutors. Read Moreabout Attorney Behn Spotlights Whistleblowers’ Contributions at National Meeting of Medicaid Fraud Prosecutors
There is a narrative going around that FCA enforcement is bad for small businesses. This is not so. FCA enforcement is good for ethical businesses and bad for fraudulent businesses. When businesses compete on a level playing field, we all benefit. It means we all play by the same set of rules. It is about fairness and competition over cutting corners.
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In these times, trials are now being conducted via Zoom and other virtual platforms. Michael Behn recently served on the faculty and whistleblower’s team to teach other lawyers how to try a virtual False Claims Act case to a jury.
Beware of COVID-19 Fraud Schemes and Scams
U.S. Attorneys’ offices around the nation have issued fraud alerts relating to the coronavirus health crisis.
Michael Behn — recently crowned “King of Qui Tam” — was highlighted for his work representing whistleblowers under the False Claims Act by his alma mater, Dartmouth College. Read Moreabout Michael Behn Recognized For His Work Fighting Fraud By Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
Chicago lawyer and co-founder of Behn & Wyetzner, Chtd., Michael Behn was recently titled the “King of Qui Tam” in a profile published by Northeastern University Law School. Mr. Behn was recognized for his long career successfully representing whistleblowers who report fraud to the government under the False Claims Act and SEC whistleblower program.
The “King of Qui Tam” article is available here. Read Moreabout Behn & Wyetzner Co-Founder Crowned “The King of Qui Tam”
The Illinois whistleblower lawsuit against multiple Wall Street banks, including JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, and Bank of America, cleared a major hurdle after an Illinois court rejected the defendants’ motion to dismiss the case. The suit was filed by Edelweiss LLC under the Illinois False Claims Act, by Chicago attorney Michael Behn of Behn & Wyetzner, Chartered. (State of Illinois ex rel. Edelweiss LLC (Case No. 2017 L 000289).
Judge Diane Shelley of the Illinois state court in Chicago stated that Edelweiss’ whistleblower “complaint articulates in myriad detail how false claims could have been presented to the State of Illinois.”
On July 27, 2018 the CBS News program 48 Hours featured the gripping story behind the Northrop-Grumman case that lasted more than 16 years and settled for $134 million. The show features Michael Behn, of Behn & Wyetzner, Chtd. and our client Jim Holzrichter.
The program is part of a series on whistleblowers and “documents the long journeys of courageous heroes and corporate victims,” said Behn, a former federal prosecutor who has been representing whistleblowers for decades. “It is hosted by Alex Ferrer, a former judge and police officer, and is produced by Emmy-award winning producer Peter Bull. Alex and Peter understand how to tell a whistleblower’s reporting of a fraud to its true victims, the taxpaying public.”
The 48 Hours show is available on the CBS website, here.
The support of federal agencies is key to the successful prosecution of fraud and False Claims Act cases. Chicago whistleblower attorney, Michael Behn, of Behn & Wyetzner, Chtd. would know. He is a former federal prosecutor and has achieved extensive recoveries under the False Claims Act, on behalf of the government and his whistleblower clients. Behn recently sat down with prominent agency lawyers and investigators to discuss whistleblowers, the False Claims Act, and how best to prosecute fraud against the government. Read Moreabout Michael Behn Hosts Panel of Government Agency Experts, Discussing Whistleblowers, the False Claims Act, and Tips to Prosecute Fraud
Behn & Wyetzner attorney Michael Behn teamed with government investigators and whistleblowers at a training session hosted by the Illinois Association of Inspectors General. Read Moreabout Attorney Michael Behn Teams Government Agents with Whistleblowers at Inspectors General Training Session