Archive for May, 2018

James Hoyer Chief Investigator Meets with FBI Director

Al Scudieri (Center- 5th from the right) stands next to FBI Director Christopher Wray during a recent meeting in Washington D.C. with former agents.

James Hoyer law firm Chief Investigator Al Scudieri recently had the honor of meeting with FBI Director Christopher Wray in Washington D.C.  AL is the former Supervisor of the FBI White Collar Crimes/Fraud Unit in Tampa and is also the former President of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.

Al’s experience in handling government investigations is an invaluable asset for the James Hoyer law firm. He is able to evaluate and manage incoming cases with a keen understanding of fraud and how the Department of Justice works. His expertise is integral in our many successful whistleblower cases.

 

From Whistleblower to Whistleblower Attorney

Attorney Clark Bolton and his family after being sworn in by 13th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Gregory Holder.

Attorney Clark Bolton Forges New Path at James Hoyer:

As James Hoyer’s newest attorney, Clark Bolton, brings an extra level of pride to the firm. He took an unlikely path, from whistleblower to attorney representing other whistleblowers seeking justice. Read More…

 

James Hoyer Attorney Speaks at Annual Certified Fraud Examiners Conference

James Hoyer Attorney Clark Bolton (center) speaks on panel at 19th Annual ACFE Fraud conference in Tampa Bay.

James Hoyer Attorney Clark Bolton offered unique insight at the 19th annual Association of Certified Fraud Examiners conference in Tampa Bay. As a former fraud examiner turned whistleblower turned False Claims Act attorney, Clark provided a rare look at what it’s like to be an insider exposing fraud and now an attorney litigating fraud against the government.

Clark first came to James Hoyer as a client a decade ago. He was one of four whistleblowers in the $137.5 million WellCare settlement with the Department of Justice. Click here to learn more about Clark’s experience as a whistleblower in his own words.

Following the WellCare settlement, Clark took a long, hard look at his life and decided to make a career change. After more than two decades as a fraud examiner, he committed to becoming an attorney.  In his senior year of law school, he joined James Hoyer as an investigator, and with his trademark  discipline and determination, graduated cum laude.  All the hard work paid off when Clark passed the Florida Bar Exam in April 2018 and became an Associate with the James Hoyer firm. It was an incredible accomplishment after a roller coaster decade that took him from the whistleblower to the lawyer who now helps whistleblowers seeking justice.

Clark shared his story with members of ACFE and explained how important it is for companies to listen to employees when they come forward to voice their concerns internally.  Too often, however, he said “greed” gets in the way and businesses ignore employee concerns.  That’s where Clark and James Hoyer come in. As one of the premiere Whistleblower/False Claims Act firms in the nation, we listen when employees feel they have nowhere else to turn.

If you have knowledge and evidence of fraud against the government, click here to contact us.