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Whistleblower Insider is written by the Constantine Cannon law firm team of experienced qui tam and whistleblower lawyers. It is updated regularly to provide the latest whistleblower and fraud news and developments.

Whistleblower News from the Inside - December 30, 2013

Posted  12/30/13
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Seminal ADHD study overstated benefits of drugs – Authors of study say design and presentation skewed the results and push for a re-evaluation of effective, long-term treatment.  NYT Judge upholds legality of NSA phone collection program – Just 11 days after DC District Judge Richard Leon struck down the NSA surveillance program as “almost-Orwellian” and likely...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - December 26, 2013

Posted  12/26/13
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team California’s set of new whistleblower laws is a game changer – the provisions, which go into effect at the start of the new year, vastly expand protections for whistleblowers in the state.  WSJ Pope Francis delivers broad call for peace in Christmas message – It was a call directed to those inside and outside the Catholic Church to bring peace to our planet “frequently...

What's Really Behind This Whole “Too Big To Jail” Thing – One Bold Judge Speaks His Mind

Posted  12/24/13
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team So why have no Wall Street executives gone to jail for their role in contributing to the Great Recession?  It is a question that just won’t quit.  And for good reason.  The billion dollar fines keep rolling in from one bank after another.  But the titans that run these institutions have not been called to answer for any of their company’s financial misdeeds.  One...

Why People Like Edward Snowden Will Keep Running to the Press

Posted  12/24/13
By Gordon Schnell  (Published in Business Insider) Redemption can be so sweet. Edward Snowden and his cadre of supporters no doubt were already feeling this from the many accolades and tributes he received this year (most recently, runner-up to the Pope for Time magazine’s Person of the Year!). Now, there is a decision by a federal district court to further cement his validation, finding a “substantial...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - December 23, 2013

Posted  12/23/13
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Fraud in Afghanistan getting better? – The U.S. embassy in Afghanistan is speaking out about the widespread fraud and corruption there in a program involving almost $100 billion of taxpayer money.  L.A. Times Whistleblower tips soar in the UK – According to new research, the increase is due to “conscience, fear and the possibility of financial reward.”  Financial...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - December 20, 2013

Posted  12/20/13
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Another banner year for DOJ whistleblowers – The DOJ announces it recovered $2.9B this year from False Claims Act cases brought by whistleblowers and that 752 such cases were filed, 100 more than the record number filed last year.  DOJ Panel urges restrictions on NSA spying – Providing further redemption for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, an Obama-appointed panel of...

Legislative Update: Proposed Amendment to Military Whistleblower Protection Act

Posted  12/19/13
whistleblower_claim_stepsBy the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team The House last week approved section 1714 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would revamp what many believe to be the weak and ineffective Military Whistleblower Protection Act of 1998 (“MWPA”).  This amendment, if passed, would strengthen the protections afforded to those in the military who report sexual assault, fraud or other misconduct.  It was...

The Redemption of Edward Snowden: Court Denounces NSA Phone Collection Program as “Almost-Orwellian” and Likely Unconstitutional

Posted  12/19/13
By Gordon Schnell It is the first ruling by a court on the constitutionality of the NSA’s bulk collection of phone data disclosed by Edward Snowden.  Not one of those secret, slanted FISA courts created under the Foreign Service Intelligence Act.  But the good old-fashioned kind of court subject to the regular rules of transparency and accountability that make our judicial system one of the best in the...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - December 17, 2013

Posted  12/17/13
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Federal judge rules NSA’s bulk collection of phone records likely unconstitutional – Somewhat redeeming the exploits of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, DC District Judge Richard Leon finds the NSA’s sweeping collection of U.S. phone records “indiscriminate,” “arbitrary,” “almost Orwellian,” and an unreasonable search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment. 

Whistleblower News from the Inside - December 13, 2013

Posted  12/13/13
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team FDA finally takes steps to restrict antibiotics in livestock – The new rule would bar farmers and ranchers from using the wonder drugs to fatten up their cows, pigs and chickens, but many complain of a loophole that would allow continued use of antibiotics for disease “prevention.”  NYT SEC whistleblower program helping DOJ – Ron Knox, head of DOJ’s criminal fraud...
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