Category Archives: Whistleblower Protection

SEC Supports and Protects Whistleblowers

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has made a conscious effort to support whistleblowers who report fraud.

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Homeland Whistleblower Says EB-5 Green Card Program has Security Risks

For the first time, a whistleblower has publicly raised concerns about security threats stemming from EB-5, a controversial immigration program that gives Green Cards to wealthy foreigners who agree to invest $500,000. ABC News reports that a Senior Special Agent …

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VA Whistleblower Accuses Agency of Improper Spending on Federal Charge Cards

Members of a congressional subcommittee were not happy with testimony last week from senior officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at a hearing looking into improper use of federal charge cards. The hearing was called because of a …

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Former JC Penney Employee Files Arbitration Lawsuit Against the Retailer

A former part-time employee of JC Penney has filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging that his former manager and the company itself retaliated against him after he publicly stated that the company fleeced its customers. Between 2007 and 2009, …

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Two Courts Reject Previous Ruling about ‘Public Disclosure Bar’ in Whistleblower Lawsuits

An potential obstacle for whistleblowers looking to file a qui tam lawsuit under the False Claims Act (FCA) is “public disclosure bar”. This bars a whistleblower from suing if information is “based upon the public disclosure of allegations or transactions” …

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Senate Panel Approves Auto Industry Whistleblower Program

On Thursday, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee unanimously backed legislation that would offer whistleblower incentives to employees in the automobile industry. Reuters reports that all 12 Republican and Democrat members voted in favor of the legislation, sending it …

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