This is first in a series where some of my FCPA whistleblower clients have volunteered to answer a few questions in order to provide insight to future whistleblowers who are considering making a Dodd-Frank reward submission.
What is your background?
I worked in the healthcare sector in Latin America. I believe it is important to be ethical because healthcare costs are already very high and corporate corruption and bribes only make the costs higher for people.
What are your FCPA cases about?
I have personal knowledge and evidence of one healthcare company, which is traded in the U.S., paying government doctors for business. I also have strong evidence relating to two other healthcare companies bribing doctors in a very similar bribery scheme.
Did you file anonymously?
I did not. The SEC has done a great of job of protecting my identity and treating my information in a highly confidential and professional manner.
Did you provide documents to the SEC?
Yes, I submitted emails and documents to the SEC.
Have you been interviewed?
Yes, I have been interviewed multiple times by the SEC.
What is your most memorable moment so far?
One of my cases has settled. Shortly after the case resolved, my counsel received a call from the Office of the Whistleblower alerting us to the settlement. I view this as a positive sign.
What advice would you give to others who are considering making a filing?
My advice would be to not be afraid to submit your information to the SEC under the Dodd-Frank program if you believe your company is engaging in corrupt practices to win business.
If anyone has information about any SEC-regulated company (or one of its local affiliates, subsidiaries, or agents) bribing government officials and would like to discuss making a confidential or anonymous submission under the Dodd-Frank program, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation. For more information and details about how the reward program applies to FCPA whistleblowers, please click here.