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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

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

The Espionage Act aka Spy Act

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Sure, it’s name is well-known, and important people have violated it for decades, but what exactly is the Espionage Act? What does it do? Why is it so bad when people violate it? If at this point it feels too late to ask you significant other, work colleagues, or scholarly aunt about the Espionage Act, Read More

Technology and The New Age of Privacy

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At what point does one of the top CEO’s in the county become a threat to national security? At what point does the federal government get to order a company to create a technological advancement that will rob the public of their right to privacy? At what point does an alleged “national security threat” forfeit Read More

The IRS & The Whistleblower Informant Award

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The IRS has implemented a Whistleblower Informant Award in which they pay those who report people that fail to pay their taxes. The informant receives up to 30 percent of taxes, fines and penalties collected. This program was put into place to encourage citizens to report tax evasion and fraud.   Information must be considered 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

Food Industry Whistleblower

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Whistleblower protection for food workers is currently underway. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has teamed up with the Obama Administration to ensure that employees in the food industry are protected against retaliation. This means that if employees in the food industry choose to come forward about legal and safety issues, they are protected Read More

Automotive Whistleblower Bill

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On April 28, 2015, the United States Senate approved a bill entitled the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act, to encourage employees in the auto industry to become whistleblowers if they see dangerous or illegal wrongdoing within their workplace. It is specifically tailored for workers to report harmful defects in the quality of vehicles being produced Read More