Whistleblower Wins $51 Million in Kickback and Bribery Case

From CNN Money

A whistleblower will collect a $51 million payday after sounding the alarm about bribes and kickbacks at the medical device company where he worked.

Olympus Corporation of the Americas agreed Tuesday to pay $646 million in fines after it admitting to a pattern of bribery and kickbacks. About half of that fine was a criminal penalty for violating the federal anti-kickback statue, making it the largest amount ever paid for breaking that law. The payment to the whistleblower will be paid out of the company's fines.

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