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'Get Up Every Day And Beat Your Head Against The Wall'

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

By Rick Rothacker July 12 (Reuters) - For nearly three years, as Kyle Lagow struggled to find work and his finances crumbled, he kept ...

Dan Froomkin

Squelching Secrets: Obama's Prosecutors Are Pursuing The Wrong Target

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of Patrick J. Fitzgerald's last cases as one of the nation's most prominent U.S. attorneys may turn out to be a misfire. John Kir...

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 ...

Homeland Security Has Some Questions For Indian Software Giant

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

MUMBAI, April 22 (Reuters) - Infosys, India's No. 2 software services exporter, is under scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for ...

Stories From the Frontline: Why Is Mortgage Aid, Hater-Aid?

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

Why is the banking industry -- for the most part, since I personally detest over generalizations, resistant to essentially doing the right thing and/or at least doing it in a timely matter?

Stories From the Frontline: Robo Signers vs. The Silent Enemy

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

As a former 1 percent member who got his backside kicked in the real estate "boom and bust" over the last decade, I'm officially a 99 percent member (misery loves company) -- and it's with unique privilege that I can report stories from the frontline.

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.

She Was In Foreclosure, But Now She's Got $18 Million

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

Look closely at the paperwork if you ever get foreclosed on. It could pay off. That's what Lynn Szymoniak learned when her bank foreclosed on her P...

Whistleblower: BofA Kept Homeowners Out Of Government Program

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business

By Jessica Dye NEW YORK, March 7 (Reuters) - Bank of America NA prevented homeowners from receiving mortgage-loan modifications unde...

Why No One Would Listen

Eyal Press | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Eyal Press

What's worse: to be persecuted and indicted for trying to expose an act of wrongdoing -- or to be ignored for doing so?

Looking For Sweet Whistleblower Cash? Don't Go To The FBI

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business

Getting ready to blow the whistle? Be careful who you hand the information to. Whistleblowers who go to the FBI to tip them off about financial fra...

Obama Administration Called Out for Hypocrisy Over Whistleblower Prosecutions

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

The Obama Administration has brandished the Espionage Act in six cases to prosecute leaks of classified information to the media, compared to just three such cases in all previous administrations.

The Cost Of "Doing The Right Thing"

Patricia Harned | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business
Patricia Harned

It's not too late to add one more New Year's resolution, a commitment to building an ethical culture at our places of employment where whistleblowers are encouraged and supported

Whistleblowers Earn Record Amount Of Money In 2011

Reuters | Aruna Viswanatha | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

* Cases relate to False Claims Act * Numbers boosted by Glaxo whistleblower payout * Record numbers expected to attract ...

Company Retaliation Against Whistleblowers Rises To All-Time High, Survey Finds

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.06.2012 | Business

Even though more workers are witnessing violations of company rules, they're feeling pressure not to say anything. Nearly half of workers witnesse...

Vast Majority Of Americans Would Blow The Whistle Under New Protections

Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Terry Baynes) - Four months after U.S. financial regulators opened a whistleblower office, more than three-quart...

Why Was A Marine Whistleblower Punished After Helping Save Lives?

Marcus Baram | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Marcus Baram

Last week, Franz Gayl was given his life back. The Marine Corps veteran, who made waves in 2007 when he blamed top military officials for failing to speed the shipment of life-saving vehicles to Iraq, has spent the last few years seeing his vaunted career ripped to shreds.

Catherine Pearson

Whistleblower Suit Alleges Lab Company Cheats Medicare, Costs Billions

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living

President Obama recently announced plans to cut $320 billion in Medicare and Medicaid costs, but one whistleblower says to cut costs, the government s...

Whistleblowing Laws and Culture Need to Change to Save Taxpayer Dollars

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Calling out waste, fraud and abuse should be seen as a positive act that strengthens government. Unfortunately, in the current climate, whistleblowers are seen as insubordinates for calling attention to failure.

Supreme Court Makes it Harder to Hold Contractors Accountable for Fraud

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

We urge Congress to reject draft legislation that would silence potential whistleblowers, weaken SEC enforcement actions and allow law-breaking companies to evade accountability.

Is The U.S. Prosecuting An Honest Whistleblower?

The New Yorker | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

On June 13th, a fifty-four-year-old former government employee named Thomas Drake is scheduled to appear in a courtroom in Baltimore, where he will fa...

Big Institutional Investor Being Investigated By SEC

Posted 07.12.2011 | Business

State Street Corp, the world's third largest institutional investor, said it was under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SE...

WATCH: Julian Assange Is A Terrible Houseguest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Whether or not you support Julian Assange and Wikileaks, you probably won't want him fighting any of his battles from your couch after this. Emmy a...

Activists Stand Up for Bradley Manning -- and PJ Crowley

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

When we heard that P.J. Crowley had resigned as spokesman for the State Department after criticizing the Pentagon's treatment of suspected whistleblower Army private Bradley Manning, my CODEPINK colleagues and I knew we had to respond.

Under Obama, Better to Commit a War Crime Than Expose One

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Committing war crimes is more likely to get a solider a medal than a prison term. Manning would be far better off today if he'd killed those men in Baghdad himself.