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Senator Grassley Steps Forward Once Again to Defend Whistleblowers

Posted in False Claims / Qui Tam, News
On July 30, 2014, the House Judiciary Committee Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee held a hearing on proposals by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to substantially weaken the False Claims Act (FCA). The FCA is the most effective whistleblower law and allows those with evidence of fraud against federal programs or contracts to sue the wrongdoer on behalf of the … Continue Reading

Fourth Anniversary of Dodd-Frank Finds Financial Reform Under Attack From Corporate America

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
Today, July 21, 2014, is the fourth anniversary of the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act — the most significant financial reform law enacted since the Great Depression to combat Wall Street and financial fraud.  However, the law is under attack from Wall Street and Corporate America, and its most important provisions are in danger. Dodd-Frank was passed in 2010 in … Continue Reading

KBR’s Confidentiality Agreements Draw Congressional Scrutiny

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers, Uncategorized
Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Rep. John F. Tierney, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on National Security, sent a letter to the CEO of KBR, one of the nation’s largest government contractors, requesting documents relating to the company’s treatment of potential whistleblowers seeking to report wrongdoing at the company. The … Continue Reading

Washington Post Reports: SEC Investigating KBR

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
According to a March 11 report by The Washington Post, the Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an investigation into Halliburton’s former subsidiary, Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR). KBR is the largest American contractor operating in Iraq and Afghanistan, responsible for $40 billion worth of federal work. The Washington Post reports that the SEC is looking into the claims that KBR … Continue Reading

NWC Applauds First SEC Whistleblower Award

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
Under a new program championed by the National Whistleblowers Center (NWC) to reduce securities fraud, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today announced its first whistleblower award of nearly $50,000. The SEC’s announcement is the mark of success for its new Whistleblower Program, which was established one year ago after passage of the Dodd-Frank Act. During the Dodd-Frank rule-making process, … Continue Reading

This Week on Honesty Without Fear

Posted in FDA Whistleblowers, Honesty Without Fear Radio
Tune in today at 1:00pm EDT to Honesty Without Fear on Progressive Radio Network. In the first half hour, Richard Renner and Lindsey Williams discuss the updates in the FDA whistleblower illegal surveillance case, including Senator Grassley’s biting letter to FDA Commissioner Hamburg demanding answers about illegally intercepted communications to Congress, including to and from his office. You can take … Continue Reading

Calling All Corporate Whistleblowers – Continued

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission Office of the Whistleblower website posted 15 new covered actions that will now be considered for a whistleblower award. A whistleblower must submit a timely application for an award in a covered action within 90 calendar days. The SEC’s website is a vital resource for whistleblowers and their counsel to navigate the SEC whistleblower … Continue Reading

Upcoming: June Corporate Whistleblower CLE Seminars

Posted in Events
The National Whistleblowers Center will be hosting a series of seminars this summer. The first two are in Denver on June 23rd and in San Francisco on June 27th. Stephen Kohn, Executive Director at the National Whistleblowers Center will host his seminar entitled The NEW Corporate Whistleblower Protections and Reward Provisions. The event in Denver will be held at the … Continue Reading

NWC Urges Public to Take Action to Prevent the Corporate Lobby from Destroying Whistleblower Protections

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
As reported today in the Washington Post, the SEC's Proposed Rules unlawfully restrict the ability of whistleblowers to make their disclosures and reverse the progress of Dodd-Frank in exposing corporate fraud and corruption. You do not need to believe NWC Executive Director Stephen Kohn that the "Commission is cooking the goose that can lay the golden egg," just ask the SEC! Astonishingly, the SEC admits its rules… Continue Reading

Congress Passes Major Whistleblower Reforms as Part of Wall Street Reform Bill

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (H.R. 4173) passed 60-39 by Congress today includes a number of provisions designed to protect employees who report fraud in the commodity and stock exchanges. This is one of the most important whistleblower laws ever passed. The NWC has compiled the sections of this bill that pertain specifically to whistleblowers with a one-sentence summary of each… Continue Reading

New Article Offers In-Depth Coverage of Stroupe Case

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
Richard Renner recently posted discussion of BB&T bank's refusal to reinstate whistleblower Amy Stroupe. An article, appearing today on Thebigmoney.com gives us a more in-depth look at the case. While working at BB&T bank, Stroupe was an investigator who uncovered a $20 million ponzi scheme. Discovering potential real estate fraud, she informed her superiors and persistently pursued the case. As a result, she was terminated… Continue Reading