It is not uncommon for federal regulators to make use of whistle-blowers to help prosecute allegations of securities fraud. In a new twist, some states are looking to use these informants as well.
The Treasury Department is cracking down on money laundering. The agency is investigating New York luxury real estate purchases made in cash through shell companies. The effort is not a new one. However, according to a recent report by The New York Times, the examination was recently expanded.
Medicaid fraud is, essentially, the illegal practice of seeking payment from the Medicaid system. The Obama Administration aimed to reduce Medicaid fraud throughout the country. Although a noble goal, there are concerns that the methods used could result in false allegations of fraudulent practices by medical professionals.
Dealing with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) likely falls within the top three when making a list of things you would like to avoid. Unfortunately, 2,400 citizens of the United States will probably soon find agents of the IRS knocking on their door as a result of the Panama Paper fiasco.