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Whistleblower News from the Inside - February 18, 2014

Posted  February 18, 2014

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

Snowden’s lawyer detained and harassed at Heathrow airport – Well known whistleblower lawyer and Government Accountability Project director, Jesselyn Radack, was questioned in a private room about her work with numerous whistleblowers including Edward Snowden “that appeared aimed at emotional intimidation.”  RT

FCA for West Virginia? — West Virginia House Judiciary to reconsider enacting False Claims Act legislation this week after failing in its first pass over concerns that it would cause a “wave of baseless lawsuits.” West Virginia Record

FDA to strengthen regulatory presence in India – The move is in response to growing safety concerns over drugs coming from India, which is the second-largest supplier of generics to the US.  WSJ

Criminal charges for former Barclays employees – The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has charged three former Barclays employees in connection with its investigation into the manipulation of Libor.  BBC News

DOJ settles False Claims Act allegations with Vector Planning and Services Inc. – The settlement resolves a whistleblower’s allegations that the company overcharged the Navy on several contracts for IT and consulting services.  DOJ

New ordinance protects Seattle whistleblowers –  Seattle’s Ethics & Elections Committee enacts ordinance allowing city workers to report violations and protect them from retaliation, stating that “City employees are the eyes and ears for us and for the public.” Crosscut


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