Eric Young was interviewed for the January 16, 2017 edition of the Corporate Crime Reporter on the new auto whistleblower reward program established by Congress in 2015 as part of the FAST Act. With Takata and VW paying large fines to the U.S. Government in the past two weeks, it is a timely read.
The new whistleblower law joins the False Claims Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, and the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 in providing substantial monetary incentives to whistleblowers for providing information about companies breaking the law. The Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act, as this section of the FAST Act is known, provides rewards to insiders who have information about delayed recalls by auto manufacturers and part suppliers that raise potential safety concerns, among other things.
The Corporate Crime Reporter has been interviewing professionals for its print edition for 28 years since its first issue in April 1987 featured Rudy Giuliani, then a U.S. Attorney in Manhattan. We are pleased to see Eric join a prestigious list of government attorneys, academic professors, whistleblowers and other practitioners who have been interviewed by the publication over the last 28 years.