noneStill, the ranks of lawyers seeking to represent whistle-blowers has grown quickly in the last several years, as the value of the awards has skyrocketed. Lawyers at dozens of these law firms nationwide have contributed to Mr. Obama, campaign finance records show, while only a sprinkling of checks have been written from employees at the same firms to Mr. Romney.
The single biggest fund-raiser is John Morgan, a Florida-based lawyer. He has collected more than $1.7 million for Mr. Obamas re-election or for the Democratic National Committee, making him one of the campaigns biggest bundlers nationwide. He has also raised money for Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat running for the United States Senate. Ms. Warren served as interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, also created as part of the Dodd-Frank law.
Mr. Morgan, in an interview, said his support for Mr. Obama and Ms. Warren was entirely motivated by his admiration for their leadership in Washington. But his fund-raising blitz occurred just as he was expanding his personal injury and trial law practice into the whistle-blower field, with a television advertising campaign and new Web site, named whistle-blower-attorneys.com .
America is full of crooks who are defrauding the government and investors every day, Mr. Morgan said.We are talking about billions of dollars in ill-gotten gains. We win one case and it will pay for our entire national advertising budget.
Sean McKessy, a former corporate attorney who leads the new S.E.C. Whistleblower Office, said he welcomed the support of the outside lawyers. Whistle-blowers get paid only if the claim is substantiated and results in a fine of at least $1 million meaning there is no incentive to flood the agency with frivolous complaints.
There is an extraordinary important role that good lawyers that understand the regulatory process can play, Mr. McKessy said, adding that individuals can also submit a tip without hiring a lawyer at all, although many do.
At a recent gathering of whistle-blower lawyers at a Washington hotel, several hundred of them sipped on glasses of wine and cocktails as they began a series of meetings with senior officials from the Justice Department, the S.E.C. and Medicare programs as well as Mr. McKessy to compare strategies on how to bring in more corporate wrongdoers.
The way you get more hunting dogs showing up is you feed them, said Patrick Burns, director of communications at a group that calls itself Taxpayers Against Fraud, the legal industry group that sponsored the conference.And the Justice Department is cooking with Crisco right now.
Well Dave thats one example of how Obama goes about financing campaign funds. Note republicans never ever would try that. They prefer tobacco, alcohol and guns to support them. Did I forget republicans Koch and the Tea questionable super pacts?
Yeah we know what side of the fence you sit on.
....shame the writer is a confusion developer with nothing to say but flutter