By disclosing information about such misdeeds, whistleblowers
have helped save countless lives and billions of dollars in public funds, while preventing emerging scandals and disasters from worsening.
Iowa), chairman of the Senate Whistleblower
Protection Caucus, would make it crystal-clear that all funds collected by the IRS as a result of a whistleblowers
efforts would be available to be shared with that person as a reward.
Actions by IRS whistleblowers
have helped to recover tax money that otherwise would have been lost to fraud, according to Senator Charles Grassley (R.
In October, Pistaljka hosted "For Every Truth There Is a Source," its first international conference on protecting whistleblowers
and journalistic sources.
The program has now awarded more than $130 million to whistleblowers
who voluntarily provided the SEC with unique and useful information that led to a successful enforcement action.
The Wells Fargo case is a cautionary tale of what happens when you don't have corporate whistleblowers
speaking up," Thomas said.
16) The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed, deferring to the SEC's broader definition of whistleblower
, which encompasses internal whistleblowers
, Whistleblowing, Organizational Structure, "Commit the Truth"
The law is a positive step indeed as it offers legal protection to an individual, because so far the government has proved unwilling to protect whistleblowers
even in the public sector which it controls.
The importance of whistleblowers
in the detection of wrongdoing cannot be denied.
Under the DoddFrank Act, there also are bounties payable to whistleblowers
who provide the U.
28) Dodd-Frank also created a bounty program, (29) which recently resulted in an over $30 million reward, that provides a monetary incentive for whistleblowers
who report directly to the SEC.
THE outgoing boss of Wirral council is being pressured by Birkenhead MP Frank Field to settle a long-running case with a group of whistleblowers
THERE IS A renewed effort to clarify the protections given to corporate whistleblowers
by the Government Accountability Project and the law firm Labaton Sucharow.
In the Public Interest takes a look at both the benefits of whistleblowing, and the suffering and persecution whistleblowers
are often subjected to.