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Monthly Archives: May 2010

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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

OSHA finds pilot suffered retaliation under AIR 21

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers, Department of Labor
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on Friday that it has found that New Jersey based air carrier Worldwide Jet Charter LLC retaliated against one of its pilots. OSHA has issued a reinstatement order, and this order has immediate effect even if Worldwide chooses to appeal. OSHA made its determination under the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and… Continue Reading

Financial reform bill could increase detection of corruption

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers, False Claims / Qui Tam, Legislation
Business Ethics magazine is reporting on the anticipation of corporate lawyers for more work in defending corruption cases.  In an article yesterday, Michael Connor writes about a whistleblower reward provision in the current draft of the financial reform bill. The bill would guarantee a reward of up to 30% for whistleblowers who provide original information about violations to the Securities… Continue Reading