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Entries in Whistleblower (155)


Four whistleblowers collect $11 million in for-profit college ‘recruitment mill’ settlement

Four whistleblowers who filed separate False Claims Act lawsuits against the operator of for-profit colleges that alleged recruiting fraud will split more than $11 million after the suits were settled Monday.

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SEC reports 2015 whistleblower results: 4,000 tips from every state and 61 foreign countries

The SEC Office of the Whistleblower has just released its annual report to Congress, revealing the program’s growth and providing powerful evidence that we are truly living in the age of the whistleblower.

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SEC limits award to $325,000 for ‘hesitant’ whistleblower

The Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday announced a whistleblower award of $325,000 to a former investment firm employee who missed a bigger payout by waiting too long before tipping the agency about a fraud.

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Mike Scher: Compliance officers are executives and subject matter experts

It was a relief to read in a recent post on the FCPA Blog that compliance officers aren't crazy, but are in a tough job, always caught between flawed human nature and meeting the ideals of effective management and business integrity.

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Frédéric St-Martin: Legal incentives for whistleblowing in the private sector

As mentioned in a prior post, ex post protective measures for whistleblowers are insufficient on their own. Considering the economic benefits brought by effective reporting mechanisms, private firms need to adopt proactive measures that will avoid whistleblower victimization and lead to meaningful organizational change.

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Abbott Labs whistleblower awarded $1 million in drug kickback settlement

A former employee of Abbott Laboratoratories will collect $1 million from a $9 million settlement in a kickback case against the nation’s second-largest nursing home pharmacy, PharMerica Corp.

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UK releases new whistleblower rules for banks and insurance companies

The Financial Conduct Authority released new rules Tuesday for the UK  banking and insurance sector to protect whistleblowers and encourage them to come forward.

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Frédéric St-Martin: Whistleblowing from within the intelligence community

Many countries, including the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, require the disclosure of wrongdoing occurring within the intelligence community to be done internally.

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Frédéric St-Martin: How transparent can whistleblowing be?

In an earlier post for the FCPA Blog about protecting whistleblowers, I said ex ante protective measures for whistleblowers may act as guarantee that disclosures of wrongdoing will be taken seriously and that reprisals will not be tolerated within an organization.

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Frédéric St-Martin: How can we protect whistleblowers from retaliation?

There is ample evidence suggesting that retaliation against whistleblowers is common, even in countries with elaborate whistleblower protections.

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