In Their Own Words

Lincoln

— “It was a very devastating experience for me to be terminated after having 34 years of a successful career.  It caused a lot of hardship, mentally, emotionally, financially. . . . That was very traumatic for me and quite a shock.”

Sandra Black, the whistleblower who reported violations at Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, commenting on her battle to bring the truth to light.  She was eventually vindicated, winning reinstatement, damages and back pay.  Click here for more.

–“If people are concerned by business practices that they think are wrong, they can help put things right…Information can contribute to the success of our investigations quickly and more efficiently to the benefit of consumers and the EU’s economy as a whole”

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager commenting on the EU’s new anonymous whistleblower tool to report antitrust violations.  Click here for more.

–“The allegations contained in today’s indictment expose flagrant corruption among several senior officers previously assigned to the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet.  The charges and subsequent arrests are yet another deplorable example of those who place their own greed above their responsibility to serve this nation with honor‎.”

Dermot F. O’Reilly, Director of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, on the indictment of nine new Navy officials in the “Fat Leonard” scandal.

–“Most of the big cases of cheating have been revealed because of whistleblowers.  But most of the people who’ve come out and talked have been totally isolated afterward.”

Johann Koss, Norwegian Olympic speedskating gold medalist and a founder of Fair Sport, a recently created foundation to encourage and protect international sports whistleblowers.

–“I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life.”

Former United States Attorney Preet Bharara’s tweet on Saturday March 12, regarding his firing by the Trump Administration.

“Your honor, VW AG is pleading guilty to all three counts because it is guilty on all three counts.”

VW Counsel Manfred Doess, entering guilty plea on behalf of the company relating to the emissions fraud case.  Click here for more.

— “We have a president who is either a dangerous paranoid who’s making judgments based on right-wing crackpots, or has in all likelihood committed treason, or is willing to sacrifice public trust in our basic institutions to further his selfish goals.”

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich on Trump’s wiretapping allegations

“In retrospect…I should have slowed down and said, ‘But I did meet one Russian official a couple of times, and that would be the ambassador.’ ”

Jeff Sessions commenting on his previously-denied meetings with a Russian official during the Presidential campaign.   Click here for more.

 

— Proove Biosciences CEO Brian Meshkin is “in it for the money. He wanted to swab as many people as possible. He wanted people who had a cold to be swabbed for opioid risk.”

Beth Stevens, a former Proove manager. Stat News

— “If you’re going to sling mud, you better get your face ready, because it’s coming back at you.”

Willie Gary, an attorney for Dr. Gary Marder who announced his intentions to sue a whistleblower for defamation and libel after he agreed to pay millions of dollars in a settlement to allegations of misdiagnosing patients.