Summary: Whistleblowers who alleged that the Bank of New York Mellon Corp. and State Street Corp. overcharged for currency trades have filed claims under the SEC whistleblower reward program. This case is considered to be one of the first tests of that new initiative.
Summary: Though one soldier of the army “kill team” – the group of soldiers accused of killing Afghan civilians for sport – was convicted last week, another is due in court today. He faces charges of assaulting a whistleblower, abusing detainees, and “soliciting a junior soldier to join him in an unfulfilled scheme to murder Afghan noncombatants.”
Summary: A woman who has been extended whistleblower protection fears retaliation from her boss, a county executive in Washington state. The executive is being investigated for the alleged misuse of public funds. The whistleblower fears that the county executive could do her harm and that she is being followed, according to notes of the investigation performed by the county council.
Summary: A compromise bill released Monday by Congress increases FDA's budget by $50 million. The funds will be used to help implement the new Food Safety Modernization Act, which includes whistleblower protections for private industry workers that report FDA violations. USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service was allotted at least $32 million more than what the House proposed earlier this year.
Summary: A former branch manager for Vitas Healthcare Corp. filed a whistleblower suit alleging that the hospice chain defrauded the government by enrolling Medicare patients who weren’t dying.
Summary: An employee of a San Francisco property management company has been fired and threatened with eviction, allegedly in retaliation for blowing the whistle on the company’s money laundering for the mayor’s campaign.
Hannah Johnson is Communications Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.