Education Management Corp. “within a hair of settling” $11 billion lawsuits – The for-profit company is close to settling the False Claims Act lawsuits brought by whistleblowers, the federal government, and several states. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Whistleblower alleges Benghazi investigation was politicized – Bradley Podliska, a former staffer working on the investigation, says that he was fired after he complained that the investigation was politically motivated. U.S. News & World Report
Government watchdog fired after blowing the whistle on his agency – Darrell Whitman, a former investigator for OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program, alleges he was retaliated against for reporting bureaucratic dysfunction. Mint Press
Leading Democrat candidates agree on one thing – Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders agreed that Edward Snowden should go to trial for blowing the whistle on the government’s surveillance programs. The Guardian
Chicago’s head of schools pleads guilty to fraud – The former chief executive of the nation’s third-largest school district took kickbacks in exchange for steering contracts to two of her former employers; prosecutors will seek a 7½ – year sentence. Wall Street Journal
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