• Whistleblower

    S2 E5 The Billion Dollar Back Surgery Scam: Patients in Pain and Peril

    Host Alex Ferrer uncovers the secrets of the billion-dollar back surgery scheme, one of the most complex, and dangerous, schemes to defraud workers' compensation insurance in California state history. At the center of the scheme were doctors who were being paid large kickbacks to steer patients into spinal fusion surgery at specific hospitals, including many cases where the procedures were medically unnecessary. (NR)

Full Episodes

Whistleblower - The Billion Dollar Back Surgery Scam: Patients in Pain and Peril
S2 E5 Jun 21, 2019
The Billion Dollar Back Surgery Scam: Patients in Pain and Peril
Whistleblower - Doctors vs. Midwives/Cremation, Kickbacks and Corruption
S2 E4 Jun 14, 2019
Doctors vs. Midwives/Cremation, Kickbacks and Corruption
Whistleblower - SeaWorld: The Case Against Captivity
S2 E3 Jun 07, 2019
SeaWorld: The Case Against Captivity
Whistleblower - Polygamy, Power and Profits: The Case Against the Kingstons
S2 E2 May 31, 2019
Polygamy, Power and Profits: The Case Against the Kingstons
Whistleblower - Chicago PD: Breaking The Code Of Silence
S2 E1 May 24, 2019
Chicago PD: Breaking The Code Of Silence

Clips

Whistleblower - Not Screwing Around
2:14
Not Screwing Around
Whistleblower - Botched Back Surgery
2:00
Botched Back Surgery
Whistleblower - Taxpayers were paying millions of dollars for unnecessary spinal surgery with counterfeit implants.
0:20
Taxpayers were paying millions of dollars for unnecessary spinal surgery with counterfeit implants.
Whistleblower - The Billion-Dollar Back Surgery Scam: Patients in Pain and Peril (Sneak Peek)
3:24
The Billion-Dollar Back Surgery Scam: Patients in Pain and Peril (Sneak Peek)
Whistleblower - Greasing Some Palms
2:29
Greasing Some Palms
Whistleblower - Get Over It
3:30
Get Over It
Whistleblower - A funeral embalmer fears for his life after he discovers his boss was defrauding the government.
0:10
A funeral embalmer fears for his life after he discovers his boss was defrauding the government.
Whistleblower - An experienced doctor speaks out on Whistleblower
0:20
An experienced doctor speaks out on Whistleblower
Whistleblower - Doctors vs Midwives. And, Cremation, Kickbacks and Corruption (Sneak Peek)
3:19
Doctors vs Midwives. And, Cremation, Kickbacks and Corruption (Sneak Peek)
Whistleblower - Orca Aggression
4:46
Orca Aggression
Whistleblower - It's Scary
4:18
It's Scary
Whistleblower - Former SeaWorld trainer John Hargrove decides to blow the whistle
0:20
Former SeaWorld trainer John Hargrove decides to blow the whistle

What's New

HealthNet And IU Health Respond To Dr. Judy Robinson's Allegations
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HealthNet And IU Health Respond To Dr. Judy Robinson's Allegations
​Statement From SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. In Response To Former Trainer's Allegations
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​Statement From SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. In Response To Former Trainer's Allegations
Polygamous Kingston Clan Responds To Escapee's Whistleblower Claims
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Polygamous Kingston Clan Responds To Escapee's Whistleblower Claims
Chicago Police Department Responds To Whistleblower Claims Of Officers' Misconduct
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Chicago Police Department Responds To Whistleblower Claims Of Officers' Misconduct
The $100 Million Biofuel Scam
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The $100 Million Biofuel Scam
Statement From Globe University in Response to CBS Report About Whistleblower Heidi Weber and Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson's Lawsuits Against Globe
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Statement From Globe University in Response to CBS Report About Whistleblower Heidi Weber and Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson's Lawsuits Against Globe
​Former Second Chance Body Armor President, Richard Davis, Statement Regarding The Whistleblower Suit
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​Former Second Chance Body Armor President, Richard Davis, Statement Regarding The Whistleblower Suit
​Chartwells Statement Regarding D.C. Public School Food Director's Whistleblower Lawsuit
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​Chartwells Statement Regarding D.C. Public School Food Director's Whistleblower Lawsuit
Toyobo Co., Ltd. Statement Regarding The Whistleblower Suit
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Toyobo Co., Ltd. Statement Regarding The Whistleblower Suit
​eClinicalWorks Responds To $155 Million Settlement That Rocked The Healthcare IT Industry
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​eClinicalWorks Responds To $155 Million Settlement That Rocked The Healthcare IT Industry
Attorney Responds On Behalf Of Kentucky Cardiologists Accused Of Fraud
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Attorney Responds On Behalf Of Kentucky Cardiologists Accused Of Fraud
Doctors Working At Hospital Allegedly Performed Unnecessary Invasive Heart Procedures, Hospital Responds
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Doctors Working At Hospital Allegedly Performed Unnecessary Invasive Heart Procedures, Hospital Responds
Wells Fargo Responds To A Former Employee Who Warned Them About Sham Accounts
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Wells Fargo Responds To A Former Employee Who Warned Them About Sham Accounts
Northrop Grumman Statement On Whistleblower Case That Took Over 17 Years To Settle
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Northrop Grumman Statement On Whistleblower Case That Took Over 17 Years To Settle
Dr. Farid Fata Sentenced To 45 Years In Prison
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Dr. Farid Fata Sentenced To 45 Years In Prison
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Whistleblower
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Whistleblower takes a thrilling look into the real-life David vs. Goliath stories of heroic people who put everything on the line in order to expose illegal and often dangerous wrongdoing when major corporations rip off U.S. taxpayers. Hosted by attorney Alex Ferrer, a former judge and police officer, each hour introduces cases in which ordinary people step up to do the extraordinary by risking their careers, their families and even their lives to ensure others are not harmed or killed by unchecked, unethical corporate greed.

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