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Entries in Whistleblower (93)


First SEC whistleblower scores second payout 

The Securities and Exchange Commission said the whistleblower who received the first award under its Dodd-Frank program more than two years ago will collect $150,000 more, thanks to the agency recovering more funds in the case.

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Holiday gift list from China Coal Energy goes public

Image courtesy of China Coal EnergyDiscipline authorities in north-central China’s Shanxi province have launched an investigation into a subsidiary of China Coal Energy Company Limited, following allegations it offered gifts and cash worth 1.63 million yuan ($263,098) to local government officials during the Mid-Autumn Festival last year.

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New global whistleblower hotline for Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has launched a 24-hour "ethics hotline" for employees to report concerns about bribery. The company also promised to claw back any bonuses awarded to managers who are found to be involved in corruption.

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Help wanted: Former DOJ and SEC officials to lead amicus working group

A friend of the court (amicus) brief explaining the fundamentals of compliance programs should be prepared, possibly by a new working group led by former DOJ and SEC officials, facilitated by the Rand Center for Corporate Ethics and Governance. The door is open for the opportunity.

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Double declination for Baxter

Big pharma Baxter International said Friday the DOJ and SEC have closed their FCPA investigations and the agencies won't take further action.

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SEC files amicus brief to expand employee whistleblower protection

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a "friend-of-the-court" brief on Thursday, arguing that whistleblowers are entitled to protection from employer retaliation, even if they report the wrongdoing only to their employer and not to the SEC.

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Australia unveils new whistleblower protections, reporting rules

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) issued guidance on Tuesday to explain how it will protect whistleblowers and handle their reports.

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Feds continue Halliburton Angola, Iraq investigations

Here's the latest FCPA disclosure from oil field services firm Halliburton Company from its Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 7:

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KBR sued for kickbacks, false claims in Iraq subcontracts

The Department of Justice sued Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) Services Inc. Thursday for taking kickbacks from two subcontractors and filing false reimbursement claims with the government.

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Whistleblowing -- learn from directors of the SEC, CFTC and IRS programs

On January 22, the ABA will host a panel discussion with the directors of three federal whistleblower programs: the SEC, CFTC and IRS. The program will provide an overview of the whistleblower programs and address hypothetical ethical situations often faced by whistleblowers and their attorneys.

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