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Whistleblower News from the Inside - March 7, 2014

Posted  March 7, 2014

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

Playboy to pay in largest SOX whistleblower verdict – A jury returned the largest verdict yet under Sarbanes-Oxley’s whistleblower provisions on allegations that the company, famous for its pictures of nude women, retaliated against an employee reporting on fraud involving executive bonuses.  Chicago Tribune

Women and hedge funds – An in-depth discussion about the dearth of women in hedge funds, why it exists and how to remedy it. NYT 

FDNY whistleblower speaks out – Veteran NY firefighter Elizabeth Osgood blasts the Fire Department for going through her cellphone records and allegedly denying her a promotion for blowing the whistle on a recruit allowed to graduate the academy despite failing a mandatory fitness test several times.  NYPost

Rolls Royce sets up whistleblower hotline – The dedicated whistleblower phone line, operating in 48 countries, comes in response to the active investigation by the DOJ and the UK’s Serious Fraud Office into allegations that the company engaged in bribery and corruption in Indonesia and China.  Guardian

Leaders of historic NY law firm indicted on fraud charges – A grand jury indictment accuses leaders of the now defunct NY firm Dewey & LeBoeuf of cooking the books to hide problems at the firm as it went under.  WSJ

Two years to overcome Snowden leak? — Top general claims that the “vast majority” of documents taken by the ex-NSA contractor were military-related and that it will take two years and billions of dollars overcome the leak.  BBC News


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