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Importance of Whistleblowers

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New Study Finds That Whistleblowers Deter Corporate Malfeasance

Posted  02/22/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team A new study by Jaron H. Wilde, a University of Iowa accounting professor, shows that companies experience a significant reduction in financial wrongdoing after undergoing investigations prompted by whistleblower reports. Wilde’s paper, titled “The Deterrent Effect of Employee Whistleblowing on Firms’ Financial Misreporting and Tax Aggressiveness,” will be published in...

Grassley to Trump: Whistleblowers Are Key to ‘Draining the Swamp’

Posted  02/10/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Senator Charles Grassley wrote a letter to Trump urging him to see that whistleblowers are instrumental in helping to “drain the swamp” in Washington by shedding light on fraud, waste and abuse. In particular, Grassley said he has asked every president since Regan to hold a White House Rose Garden ceremony to honor the work of whistleblowers, but no other president has...

In Their Own Words -- Grassley

Posted  12/2/16

-- “Whistleblowers are some of the most patriotic people I know — men and women who labor, often anonymously, to let Congress and the American people know when the government is not working so we can fix it.”

Senator Charles Grassley writing to FBI Director James Comey regarding a suspended FBI agent who blew the whistle on possible conflicts of interest in the Justice Department.

Why You Should Care About National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

Posted  08/23/16
By Gordon Schnell It's sadly telling that last month National Whistleblower Appreciation Day (July 30) came and went with little notice let alone the fanfare it deserved. Obviously, we still have a long way to go in showing our appreciation for this undervalued group. But not for lack of trying, at least from Congress.  The U.S. Senate passed the resolution recognizing the special day on July 7 to honor...

In Their Own Words -- Snowden

Posted  07/29/16

-- “Democratizing information has never been more vital, and WikiLeaks has helped…But their hostility to even modest curation is a mistake.”

Edward Snowden, commenting on WikiLeaks’ methods of releasing information to the public. Click here for more.

In Their Own Words — Serpico

Posted  07/27/16

--"The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on our self, our families, our friends, and especially our children. In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity."

Frank Serpico

In Their Own Words — Vitaly Stepanov

Posted  07/26/16

 -- "IF YOU ARE DOPING IN A SYSTEM THAT IS SIMILAR TO RUSSIA, CONTINUE DOING SO BECAUSE THERE IS NO REASON TO FIGHT IT BECAUSE IN THE END THE IOC WILL SAY THEY WILL NOT PUNISH THE SYSTEM, BUT WE WILL PUNISH THE WHISTLEBLOWER."

Vitaly Stepanov, who with his wife Yulia exposed the Russian Olympic doping scandal, on the International Olympic Committee's dual-refusal to allow Yulia to run in the Rio games as an...

Constantine Cannon Whistleblower Client Brian Emery Profiled By The Kennebec Journal (published at centralmaine.com)

Posted  03/9/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team A Madison, Maine roofer was the key whistleblower in a lawsuit settled last week that recovered more than $400,000 over allegations a Bangor company cut corners on federal building projects in Maine.  Brian Emery helped expose the fraud allegations after he was hired as a subcontractor by Belcon Enterprises, also known at the time as Roof Systems of Maine, based in Bangor. The...
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