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Senate Investigations Committee To Question DOJ And Swiss Officials On Illegal Offshore Banking

Posted in Tax Whistleblowers, Uncategorized
NWC calls for full and complete investigation into wrongdoing and full protection for whistleblowers Washington, D.C.  February 25, 2014.  The Permanent Subcommittee On Investigations will hold a hearing on “Offshore Tax Evasion” on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at 9:30AM, in Room G-50 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. More information can be found on the Subcommittee’s website. The hearing will continue the Subcommittee’s examination … Continue Reading

Special Holiday Offer

Posted in News
This year, as you are deciding what to give your loved ones, friends, and colleagues for the holidays, why not choose to give something interesting and useful? One of the most powerful gifts you can give is knowledge. The Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself is the best gift you can give an employee. … Continue Reading

Congress Passes Magnitsky Act

Posted in International
          Sergei Magnitsky On December 6, 2012 Congress passed the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012. (Magnitsky Act). The law was inspired by a Russian lawyer named Sergei Magnitsky, detained in 2008 after he blew the whistle on a $230 million tax fraud scheme involving the collaboration of Russian government officials and convicted criminals. He was arrested for … Continue Reading

Record Recoveries under False Claims Act

Posted in False Claims / Qui Tam
  The Justice Department confirmed in a release issued on December 4 that it has been a record year for recoveries from the False Claims Act.  In fact 2012 garnered the DOJ the “largest annual recovery in Department history.” Most of the recoveries were from actions filed under the whistleblower/qui tam provisions of the FCA.  The DOJ release notes, “Of … Continue Reading

NWC Files Amicus Brief on IRS Whistleblower Program

Posted in Tax Whistleblowers
On November 5, 2012, the National Whistleblower Center filed a briefing paper/amicus brief with the Internal Revenue Service addressing key questions of law governing the IRS Whistleblower program. The brief, linked here, addresses the issue of "collected proceeds" under the IRS whistleblower law. The "collected proceeds" issue impacts hundreds if not thousands of cases in which the IRS must determine … Continue Reading

Moral Courage in Organizations

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
Editors Debra Comer and Gina Vega want to know why ethics education in business schools is not working. Years after business schools beefed up their ethics programs, half of employees still report seeing misconduct at work. They want employees to have both the motivation to discover and remedy misconduct, and the courage to accept the risk of negative consequences to … Continue Reading