Famous Whistleblowing Cases

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

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

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

The VW Emissions Whistleblower

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An employee of Volkswagen has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the company for being fired in December of 2015. The employee, Daniel Donovan, tried to stop coworkers from deleting data that had to do with emission levels that were not up to standards. Donovan believes that his superiors chose to fire him because they thought Read More

FlyDubai Whistleblower

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On March 19, 2016, Flydubai Flight 981 crashed in southern Russia, killing all 62 passengers. After the tragic incident, a pilot that formerly worked for Flydubai came forward about what was really going on with the airline.   According to Flydubai’s former employee, the copilots in Flight 981 were “worked to death,” and the issue Read More