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The 11 Largest Whistleblower Rewards

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Whistleblower Reward Programs The federal government offers protection and whistleblower rewards to those who can help expose fraudulent practices in a wide range of industries. Inspired by a purpose of bringing perpetrators of wrongdoing to justice, the following programs strive to make blowing the whistle a safe and fulfilling decision. Department of Justice If a company violates Read More

The Story of Linda Tripp

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On January 17, 1998, the Drudge Report released allegations about then-president Bill Clinton and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky to the public. By January 21, the mainstream press, including The Washington Post had picked up the story and spread the information throughout the American public.   During the summer of 1994, Linda Tripp was Read More

Who Was Bernie Madoff?

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On December 10, 2008, Bernie Madoff informed his sons Mark and Andrew that his investment firm was “one big lie.” On December 11, 2008, Mark and Andrew Madoff reported their father to the authorities for running a decades-long Ponzi scheme.   Bernie Madoff’s business, Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, began as a startup in Read More

The Mystery of Karen Silkwood

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Karen Silkwood was a factory worker and union activist employed by the chemical company Kerr-McGee from 1972 until her mysterious death on November 13, 1974.   Upon being hired at the plant, Silkwood joined the local Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers Union in order to protect her personal rights as an employee. She participated heavily Read More

Peter Buxton – Public Health Service Defendant

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A medical study conducted by the U.S. Public Health Service began in 1932, in order to gather information about African-American men suffering from syphilis in rural Alabama. 399 men had contracted syphilis, and 201 men had not. At the time, the study was intended to last for 6 to 9 months, chronicling the symptoms experienced Read More

VA Whistleblower | Veterans Affairs Whistleblower

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In the past two years, the Department of Veterans Affairs has received increasing complaints regarding privacy issues with the medical records of veterans. Since 2011, over 10,000 privacy violations have occurred within the Department of Veterans Affairs, specifically with regard to mishandling of medical records.   One particular incident occurred with a veteran named Anthony Read More

Famous American Whistleblowers

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America’s Most Notable Whistleblowers   Edward Snowden In 2013, Edward Snowden, a former CIA official and computer professional exposed multiple global surveillance programs to the public. He did this by releasing classified information from the United States NSA (National Security Agency), as well as the United Kingdom GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters).   Snowden began working Read More

GM Whistleblower

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As of 2015, General Motors was responsible for 124 deaths and 274 injuries because of a faulty ignition switch in their vehicles. The ignition switch would slip out of the “ON” position and shut off vehicles mid-drive. This also caused the airbags to not deploy when car crashes caused by the ignition did happen, because Read More

8 of the Most Frequent Whistleblower White Collar Crimes

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White collar crime is defined by financial motivation, and is often considered nonviolent. The following are the most common types of white collar crime: insider trading, fraud, embezzlement, Ponzi schemes, money laundering, bribery, identity theft and forgery.   Insider trading is trading of a company’s public stock with knowledge of private information that is not Read More

Jeffrey Sterling & the CIA

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Does discrimination happen in even the highest agencies within the federal government? According to Jeffrey Sterling, the answer is a resounding YES. Does the CIA discourage whistleblowing? See for yourself.   Jeffrey Sterling’s wife is asking President Obama to pardon her husband, who is currently serving jail time for sharing classified information about nuclear activity Read More