August 17, 2016

Whistleblower News From The Inside — August 17, 2016

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

SEC goes after another company for attempting to muzzle whistleblowers – For the second time in a week, the SEC fined a company (this time insurance provider Health Net Inc.) for requiring employees to agree in severance packages to give up rights to bringing whistleblower tips to the government.  Wall Street Journal

Trial set for whistleblower in Penn State sexual abuse scandal – Former assistant football coach Mike McQuery will finally get his day in court – October 17 to be exact – to put on his case alleging he was retaliated against for blowing the whistle on Jerry Sandusky.  McClatchy Washington DC Bureau

Visiting our nation’s capital?  Don’t go in the water. – A lawsuit filed against the EPA on behalf of three nonprofit watchdogs alleges the agency has wrongfully condoned dangerously high levels of fecal matter in Washington DC’s waterways.  Citypaper  

Volkswagen acted criminally in emissions scandal – The Justice Department has reportedly found evidence supporting criminal charges against the auto manufacturer and is deciding whether to prosecute or settle.  The Guardian

Former Golden Sachs trader settles fraud charges – Edwin Chin agreed to pay $400,000 and be barred from the securities industry in order to resolve allegations that he misled customers repeatedly, causing them to pay higher prices for residential mortgage-backed securities.  SEC


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