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Whistleblower News From The Inside - February 17, 2017

Posted  February 17, 2017

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

Congressmen release Federal Employees Guide to Sharing Key Information with the Public — Congressman Ted W. Lieu and Congressman Don Beyer released a resource guide for federal employees who wish to break the Trump Administration’s communications blackout on federal agencies. The guide explains how to safely and responsibly share information, and encourages employees to “Know Your Rights” and “Know Your Options.” House.gov

Seattle hospital accused of putting patients at risk – Following a whistleblower complaint alleging Swedish Cherry Hill’s neuroscience division was putting patients at risk, State Sen. Karen Keiser is questioning why the Department of Health did only a brief investigation after the whistleblower warned of inappropriate surgeries, increases in complications, unsupervised surgeries by fellows and staff complaints that had been ignored. Seattle Times

Princess Cristina of Spain found not guilty in fraud trial while husband is convicted — Iñaki Urdangarin was sentenced to prison on Friday in a business fraud case that represented a major embarrassment to the country’s monarchy, even though the king’s sister, Princess Cristina, was found not guilty. A regional court on the island of Majorca sentenced Mr. Urdangarin to six years and three months in prison, far less than the 19 and a half years sought by the prosecution, for his business dealings relating to the disbursement of millions of dollars of public funds for sporting events. NYT

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