8 Johnson & Johnson whistleblowers get more than $20 million each from $2.2 Billion fine

The whistleblowers at Johnson & Johnson who helped the federal government obtain $2.2 billion in fines from the company for bribing physicians, pharmacies and long term care managers to encourage sales of antipsychotic drugs will receive more than $20 million each.

The first who filed will each get $29 million from the settlement and the sixth will receive over $20 million.

Whistleblowers still have to pay their legal counsel and taxes. The lead whistleblower in the J& J Risperdal case Judy Doethert wore hidden microphones to J&J sales meetings .