Whistleblower Fights Without Uncle Sam, Recovers $58Million

An employee for the Department of Education revealed fraud involving federal student financial aid programs and forced payment of $58 million dollars to the government for which he will receive over $16.5 million dollars himself. The whistleblower Dr. Jonathan Oberg fought the case alone, as the Department of Justice declined to intervene. The allegations included claims that the companies, including Nelnet Inc, created billing systems that allowed them to inflate subsisides fromt the Department of Education.