This site respects your privacy. GAP will not record your IP address or browser information. A detailed privacy statement can be found here.
Protecting Whistleblowers since 1977


Reuters: Whistleblower Accuses UNDP Over Somalia Projects

May 14, 2008


A former employee of the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) has accused the agency of throwing him out for blowing the whistle on corruption in its operations in Somalia.

Ismail Ahmed, a British national, said the UNDP first transferred him to another office and later ended his contract and set out to blacken his reputation, including by accusing him of the wrongdoing he had tried to expose.

San Diego Union Tribune: Mushroom Grower Cited by USDA over Licensing

May 02, 2008


The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited a San Marcos grower of specialty mushrooms for violating licensing rules and for mislabeling where its mushrooms are grown.

Golden Gourmet Mushrooms, which has been in business for 20 years, was cited for “repeated and flagrant violations” of the PACA, or Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Expectation of Privacy a Precious Right

April 28, 2008

By GAP client Babak Pasdar. 

In October 2003, I led a rapid deployment team for a major wireless carrier responsible for overhauling its security system. For the past year and a half, I have anonymously briefed Congress and nongovernment organizations about my observations, going public last month with crucial public interest information: An unknown third party using a mysterious "Quantico Circuit" has provided the federal government with unfettered access to everything on the carrier's network.

Washington Post: World Bank, India to Probe 5 Health Projects

March 15, 2008


The World Bank and the Indian government have launched official investigations in response to an internal bank report that found "serious" incidents of fraud and corruption in five bank-financed health projects in India.

ABC News: Domestic Spying Worries May Tip House Vote

March 12, 2008


If the House of Representatives passes a stringent new surveillance bill tomorrow as expected, it may be in part thanks to a whistle-blower.

Late last week, conventional wisdom said that the House wouldn't stand firm against an effort by big telecommunications companies and the Bush administration to forgive the telcos for any violations of law they committed while assisting with a top secret domestic surveillance program.

Associated Press: Pentagon to Probe Delays of Gear to Iraq

February 27, 2008


An investigation into allegations the Marine Corps delayed sending blast-resistant trucks to Iraq also will examine whether the Marines were negligent in delivering a laser to divert drivers and people from checkpoints and convoys, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press.

USA Today: Marines Halt Study Critical of MRAP Program

February 26, 2008


The Marine Corps has ordered a civilian scientist to stop work on a report critical of its efforts to obtain new armored vehicles, saying he exceeded his authority, a Marine official said Tuesday.

Franz Gayl, a retired Marine officer and civilian science adviser, alleged in a Jan. 22 report that “gross mismanagement” of the program to quickly field Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles had resulted in the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of Marines in Iraq. Gayl had planned to continue his investigation.

FOX News: Google Quietly Reinstates Work of News Organization Critical of U.N.

February 21, 2008

Google News quietly reinstated Tuesday the articles of a news service that routinely exposes U.N. corruption, a day after ran a story about the Internet giant's decision to remove Inner City Press from its search engine.

Inner City Press returned to the Google News search late in the day, but much sooner than the "couple weeks" a Google representative had promised. The week of stories the news service ran since Google News dropped it on Feb. 13 were not restored.

FOX News: Journalist Who Exposes U.N. Corruption Disappears From Google

February 18, 2008


How big do you have to be to earn the wrath of the United Nations and Internet giant Google?

If you're journalist Matthew Lee, all it takes are some critical articles and a scrappy little Web site.

Lee is the editor-in-chief, Webmaster and pretty much the only reporter for Inner City Press, a pint-sized Internet news operation that's taken on Goliath-sized entities like Citigroup since 1987.


Report waste, fraud or illegality Be a whistleblower
Sign Up for the Latest Whistleblower news

Connect with us: