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Monthly Archives: April 2009

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SEC May Pay Whistleblowers

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Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) chairwoman Mary Schapiro speaking at the Society of American Business Writers and Editors’ conference on Monday announced that the SEC will ask Congress for “whistleblower authority” similar to that used by the IRS in investigating tax fraud.  Three independent studies have found that whistleblowers are the most effective way to detect and deter fraud.  It … Continue Reading

Study Released Today on State Whistleblower Laws

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Today, the Public Employees for Envirnonmental Responsibility (PEER) released a study and ranking of state whistleblower laws.  PEER found that more than 20 states have broadened their whistleblower laws since 2006.  Please click here to read the highlights of the study. If you are looking for more information on state whistleblower laws please visit the new interactive map of the … Continue Reading

Wisconsin Whistleblower Case Highlights Lack of Employee Protections

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The Madison Wisconsin Capitol Times has this story today about Tom Nanstead, an electric company whistleblower who was terminated in 2005 after reporting that his employer routinely overbilled its customers for their utilities. Now, four years later, it has been determined by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, that Xcel energy did indeed overbill their customers, but Mr. Nanstead has found no … Continue Reading

Two Whistleblowers Report Mistreatment of Veterans Remains

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On Sunday April 5th, the Washington Post reported that Steven Napper and Robert Ranghelli blew the whistle on the unethical and unsanitary conditions at the National Funeral Home.  Napper and Ranghelli reported that bodies destined for burial at Arlington National Cemetery were left, sometimes for months, on unrefrigerated racks because coolers were full and the company did not want to … Continue Reading

International Whistleblower News

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Child Abuse Whistleblower Arrested in Jersey (British Dependency) This morning Jersey Senator Stuart Syvret was arrested for alleged violations of data protection law.  In 2007, Senator Syvret was removed as Minister for Health and Social Services after claiming child abuse cases were being covered up.  Chief Minister, Frank Walker, accused Senator Syvret of damaging Jersey’s reputation by publicly calling for … Continue Reading