Summary: A former Education Management Corporation admissions officer has filed a whistleblower suit, alleging the company deceives students in marketing materials by inflating postgrad job statistics. The company runs more than 100 colleges across the country.
Summary: A Chinese dairy industry whistleblower was killed earlier this month in mysterious circumstances, although police are saying the death was related to a domestic dispute, as opposed to a revenge attack. The whistleblower revealed public safety violations in the dairy industry in 2006.
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Summary: This editorial calls for University of North Carolina officials to heed the recent whistleblower allegations that the school is tolerant of cheating by varsity-level athletes. The school needs to do a full investigation and “pursue a thorough housecleaning.”
Related Article: The Pilot (NC)
Summary: This article points out the disparity in treatment of generals who violate military rules and those of lower rank who blow the whistle. The leniency and restraint the Obama administration has shown with regards to General David Petraeus is noticeably absent when compared to the charges leveled against Bradley Manning.
Summary: According to a recent analysis of the SEC whistleblower program, more than one in 10 tips about corporate wrongdoing came from overseas, with the majority coming from UK whistleblowers. The program provides financial reward opportunities to whistleblowers who come forward with evidence of wrongdoing.
A recent Management Today column argues that more and more whistleblowers in the UK are coming forward thanks to the rise of financial incentives. Because of this, companies should work harder to encourage internal reporting and “be in a position to handle reported issues effectively in-house.”
Summary: A whistleblower has exposed improper accounting at British software company Autonomy, which was recently acquired by Hewlett-Packard. Now, HP will pay $8.8 billion to the federal government. It is likely that the whistleblower, who made the allegations to the SEC whistleblower program, will receive a percentage of the settlement.
Related Article: The Guardian (UK)