October 6, 2015

Whistleblower News From The Inside — October 6, 2015

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

New whistleblower rules in the UK – The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority has announced new rules for whistleblowers in the finance sector, but there are still no rewards provided.  BBC

Connecticut recognizes First Amendment protection for whistleblowers – Connecticut’s Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision holding that the First Amendment protects whistleblowers from retaliation in the private sector.  Reuters

United Nations bribery scheme – U.S. authorities are investigating allegations that UN officials were bribed in exchange for support of a real-estate development in Macau.  Wall Street Journal

Army contractor hit with False Claims Act lawsuit – Odyssey Marketing Group allegedly defrauded the government by selling marketing materials for the U.S. Army Reserve Command under invalid contracts.  Triangle Business Journal

Justice Department goes after bigger bribery cases – The agency announced that it is focusing on “higher impact” violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as opposed to the several smaller, self-reported cases it has dealt with in the past.  Wall Street Journal

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