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Big Press on Bank of America Treatment of Whistleblower Michael Winston -- But, You'll Have to Read German!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Jerry Ashton

Germany's respected Handelsblatt, that country's parallel to the Wall Street Journal, recently devoted an entire section and a featured interview to the deliberate and ongoing crushing of American Michael Winston's finances and spirit by one of our country's largest banks.

Silencing Whistleblowers Obama-Style

Peter Van Buren | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

This is the very definition of post-Constitutional America where legality and illegality blur -- and always in the government's favor; where the founding principles of our nation only apply when, as, and if the executive sees fit. The devil is indeed in the details.

Whistleblower Awarded Largest SEC Payout Ever

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators announced Tuesday they have awarded a record $14 million to a whistleblower who helped enforc...

Bradley Manning Verdict From a Bank Whistleblower

Brian Penny | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Brian Penny

If Bradley Manning is guilty of espionage, what does that mean for me? Am I guilty of espionage against Bank of America, QBE, and Assurant? Are all whistleblowers spies? What's the difference between a whistleblower and a spy? What could he have done better?

Why Big Business Wants More Guestworkers

Saket Soni | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Saket Soni

Today, I want to introduce you to KahInn Lee. At the start of 2012, a McDonald's franchisee used the J-1 student guestworker program to bring KahInn and other students from around the world to work at its restaurants in Central Pennsylvania.

Why U.S. Workers Need Guest Worker Whistleblowers

Saket Soni | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Saket Soni

When employers can get away with exploiting guest workers, it drives down wages and conditions for all by forcing U.S. workers into a race to the bottom.

24 Million Reasons to Protect Immigrant Whistleblowers

Saket Soni | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Saket Soni

When guestworkers can stand up against employer abuse, they help lift the floor for all workers. Wages and conditions are more secure.

Supreme Court Takes On Whistleblower Protection

AP | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will decide if government whistleblower protection applies to employees of a privately-held contractor or the sub...

If You've Done Nothing Wrong, You've Nothing to Hide: So Why Is Our Government Prosecuting Whistleblowers?

William Astore | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
William Astore

You can hardly point out that the Emperor has no clothes if you're not even allowed to look in his direction. And that's precisely the point of the government's war on whistleblowers. The message couldn't be more clear or more authoritarian: Avert your eyes, citizens!

IRS Paid Whistleblowers Record Amount Last Year

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business

By Nanette Byrnes Feb 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service paid a record $125.4 million in 2012 to whistleblowers who provided evidence o...

Ag Gag 2013: A Continued Attempt to Silence Whistleblowers

Food Integrity Campaign | Posted 04.07.2013 | Home
Food Integrity Campaign

Mandatory reporting laws are simply wolves dressed in sheep's clothing. They would have a chilling effect on industry whistleblowers, even established long-term employees, who witness serious violations and wish to speak up.

Casino Rigged Game, Then Fired Whistleblower: Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

The former security director of the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas says he was fired for reporting that the casino rigged one of its slot machi...

Matt Sledge

Bradley Manning Lawyer Charges Obama With Hypocrisy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

The lawyer for accused WikiLeaks collaborator Bradley Manning suggested Monday that President Barack Obama's position on protecting government whistle...

Whistling Over the Cliff

Adam Resnick | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
Adam Resnick

I understand that good people can make bad decisions and do bad things. What I have a difficult time understanding, however, is the vastly different reactions from friends and associates to my felony versus my whistleblowing.

A Mixed Message for National Security Whistleblowers

Elizabeth Goitein | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Goitein

The White House recently released a presidential directive extending legal protections to intelligence community employees who expose government fraud, waste, or abuse. The directive, however, does not allow any disclosures to the media.

Collateral Damage: The Hidden Pain of a Bank Whistleblower

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
Jerry Ashton

Ever wonder what happens to the friends, fortune and family of a whistleblower? Taking it all in stride and landing a better-paying job? Vacationi...

Whistleblower Program Hands Out First Award

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.21.2012 | Business

Corporate whistleblowers take note: You might actually get a little cash for putting your job at risk to report fraud. The Securities and Exchange...

Intelligence Chief Uses Unreliable Lie Detector Technology to Plug Media Leaks

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

This week, the nation's top intelligence official announced that the government is expanding its use of the polygraph to expose federal employees. The testing could put intelligence workers at risk of being falsely stigmatized.

What Did Banks Learn From The Financial Crisis? Not Very Much, New Report Shows

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 05.31.2012 | Business

What did big banks learn after the mammoth bailouts of the financial crisis? Why, not that much it seems. That's one powerful takeaway from Bloombe...

Media Silent When Administration Targets News Sources

Edward Wasserman | Posted 07.09.2012 | Media
Edward Wasserman

When President Obama addressed the American Society of News Editors convention last month, the real news was what didn't happen. The watchdogs didn't bark.

Loren Berlin

JPMorgan Chase Whistleblower: 'Essentially Suicide' To Stand Up To Bank

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

When Linda Almonte alerted her boss at JPMorgan Chase about potential fraud in a major deal she was helping to close, she expected him to applaud her ...

Is The Air Force's F-22 Fighter Jet Making Pilots Sick?

Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

Two elite Air Force pilots are seeking protection under the federal whistleblower law for revealing safety problems on the F-22 Raptor, and refusing t...

Joining the Whistleblowers' Club

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

As our government accumulates ever more of what it thinks the American people have no right to know about, there will only be increasing persecutions as prosecutions.

Health Insurer To Pay Big Over Whistleblower Claims Of Overcharging

Reuters | Posted 05.23.2012 | Business

March 23 (Reuters) - WellCare Health Plans Inc said on Friday that a $137.5 million deal to settle a whistleblower suit became effe...

Even JPMorgan Chase Takes Cover When 'Mt. Saint Almonte' Explodes

Jerry Ashton | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Jerry Ashton

You just don't mess with Linda Almonte. By punishing one of its own for actually doing her job, JPMorgan Chase set into motion the legal and ethical foundations for the case which she has prepared.