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Monthly Archives: December 2010

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WSJ reports on hurdles for financial fraud whistleblowers

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers, False Claims / Qui Tam, Tax Whistleblowers
The Wall Street Journal is reporting today on the hurdles that whistleblowers face when they provide tips about financial fraud to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Called "Whistleblower Bounties Pose Challenges," the article says that, "collecting the bounty could be a challenge." According … Continue Reading

7th Circuit to appoint counsel for tax whistleblower and brief liability for witness retaliation

Posted in Tax Whistleblowers
In an unusual move, the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has decided to appoint a lawyer for Milwaukee tax whistleblower Mike DeGuelle (pictured). Tax.com reports today that  DeGuelle blew the whistle on a prolonged tax cheating scheme by S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. The scheme included taking advantage of IRS audit mistakes, destroying records, and buying … Continue Reading

Pete Tucker calls on President Obama to pardon Brad Birkenfeld

Posted in Tax Whistleblowers
Pete Tucker is a journalist for TheFightBack.org and WPFW 89.3 FM, Washington, D.C.’s Pacifica Radio station. This week, he called on President Barack Obama to pardon tax whistleblower Brad Birkenfeld. "In addition to a turkey, Obama should pardon a whistleblower this holiday season," Tucker says. He quotes from Ronald Birkenfeld’s letter to President Obama asking for a pardon of his … Continue Reading