This white-paper on designing a speak up culture by EthicalSystems.Org at the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business stresses that employees who speak up when they observe misconduct help organizations reduce risk. Click here to download a PDF version … Continue reading Speak Up Culture
Upstate New York Construction Company Settles Civil False Claims Act Allegations On December 7, 2017, Cold Spring Construction Co. (Cold Spring), a road construction company in Akron, New York, agreed to pay $327,653.50 to the U.S. Government. The payment will … Continue reading US DOT News
Former Florida DOT Employee Convicted for Conspiracy to Commit Federal Program Theft On November 8, 2017, Tracy Tronco, a former transit coordinator and passenger operations specialist with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), was convicted in U.S. District Court, Tampa, … Continue reading US DOT News
Former Illinois Transit Executive Director Sentenced for Defrauding Illinois Transportation Program On December 15, 2017, Kami Miller, former executive director of East Central Illinois Mass Transit District (ECIMTD), Paris, Illinois, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Urbana, Illinois, to 36 … Continue reading US DOT News
FHWA Suspends Former New York DOT Employee On November 6, 2017, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) suspended and proposed to debar Jerome Lauzon from doing business with the Federal Government. On September 13, 2017, Lauzon pleaded guilty and was sentenced … Continue reading US DOT News
RICK SCOTT GOVERNOR WHEREAS, fraud is an increasingly expensive burden on victims and our state; and WHEREAS, the cost of fraud diverts resources away from legitimate businesses, state services, law enforcement, the justice system, and local emergency services; and WHEREAS, … Continue reading Fraud Awareness Week in Florida
Duke University has recently come under fire after a whistleblower contended that Duke and some of its professors used phony data to fraudulently obtain federal research grants. The claim also alleges they ignored warning signs about the work of Erin … Continue reading A Truth About Fraud – Someone Usually Knows
Given the right circumstances, good people can get caught up in some very bad things. More often than not, psychology is to blame. When it comes to unethical behavior, good people don’t tend to go right off the deep end … Continue reading 14 Psychological Forces That Make Good People Do Bad Things
Explore how pressure, opportunity and rationalization — called the Fraud Triangle — can come together to influence an individual to commit fraud. To view more videos like this, click HERE. Continue reading Why Do People Commit Fraud?
Dive into what similarities fraudsters have, such as age, gender, tenure at a company and more. To view more videos like this, click HERE. Continue reading What Does a Fraudster Look Like?
New Jersey Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Attempted Bribery of DBE Official On October 16, 2017, Abboud Wali pleaded guilty to conspiracy and bribery charges for his role in an attempted scheme to bribe a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) specialist … Continue reading US DOT News
Tampa, Florida – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces the return of an indictment charging Tracy Dean Tronco (51, Lakeland) and Alejo Tronco-Diaz (50, Lakeland) with one count of conspiracy to commit federal program theft, one count of … Continue reading Former FDOT Employee & Her Husband Charged with Theft of More than $370,000 in Federal Grant Funds