Summary: The US Department of Justice has joined a whistleblower suit that alleges defense contractor Triple Canopy filed false claims to the federal government for unqualified security guards under a security contract for Iraq. The suit was originally filed by a former employee of the company.
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Summary: A water resources engineer in Ottawa, Canada reported the potential for severe flooding in plans for a city project, and was subsequently taken off the project. His concerns were later acknowledged and the whistleblower was thanked by the mayor. However, the company working on developing the project attempted to recover legal costs from the whistleblower, but the Ontario Municipal Board ruled he does not have to pay.
Summary: The staffer of a former Australian Member of Parliament (MP) has been awarded $430,000 in her suit that accused the government of bullying and harassment after she blew the whistle on her boss’ misdeeds. The former MP was convicted of 30 counts of child sex offenses, and the whistleblower was helping police to convict him.
Summary: A former county home energy auditor in Pennsylvania has filed a whistleblower suit, alleging he was laid off after reporting fraud and preferential treatment within the weatherization program of the Redevelopment Authority.
Hannah Johnson is Communications Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.