Expert Urges Companies to Heed Whistleblowers
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
As device makers come under more scrutiny for fraud from the federal government, David Marshall, an attorney who specializes in whistleblower cases, says companies that deal with non-compliance issues early are much more likely to get lenient treatment than those who try covering them up.
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