GAP's Jesselyn Radack and NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake in March 2011.Radack, Drake Win Sam Adams Award
Summary: Department of Justice whistleblower and GAP National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack, and NSA whistleblower (and GAP client) Thomas Drake, have each won this year's prestigious Sam Adams Award, presented annually by the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence. The honor is presented to intelligence professionals who have taken stands for ethics and integrity.
The awards ceremony on Monday, November 21 is free and open to the public. It will be located in room 2 of the Ward Circle Building at American University in Washington, DC at 8:10 p.m.
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Wall Street Journal: SEC Receives 334 Tips in First Seven Weeks of Whistleblower Program
Summary: In the first six weeks of its existence (August 12 to September 30), the SEC whistleblower reward program has received 334 different tips of financial wrongdoing. The program aims to encourage whistleblowers to come forward with evidence of corporate corruption by providing whistleblowers with a percentage of funds recovered, if the recoupment amount is greater than $1 million.
Key Quote: Jordan Thomas, who helped craft the program for the SEC before leaving in July to represent whistleblowers at law firm Labaton Sucharow LLP, said to the Journal that the quality of the tips has been remarkably high.
“Some relate to senior people at large financial firms and other corporations, typically hard targets for the SEC to successfully bring enforcement actions against,” Thomas said.
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