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Importance of Whistleblowers

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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...

A Big Friday for Whistleblowers

Posted  12/21/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team In what might be a first of its kind for whistleblowers and the government, this past Friday there were four significant government fraud recoveries all initiated by whistleblowers. In the midst of what is certainly an ever-expanding parade of whistleblower-prompted fraud settlements by the government, this may be the only time four major settlements were announced in a single...

DOJ Announces Another Banner Year For False Claims Act Recoveries -- Whistleblowers Continue to Lead the Charge

Posted  12/4/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Yesterday, to much fanfare, the Department of Justice announced it had obtained more than $3.5 billion in False Claims Act (FCA) recoveries for its fiscal year 2015.  It is the fourth year in a row the $3.5 billion mark has been crossed, and brings to more than $26 billion the total FCA recoveries the government has obtained since 2009.  And once again, as the DOJ made clear...

Yes, we need whistleblower rewards

Posted  12/3/15
By Gordon Schnell (published in The FCPA Blog) Congress could not have been any clearer in its statutory design. Nor the SEC any more outspoken in its revitalized approach to government enforcement. Whistleblower rewards work. Even more, they are an indispensable component of the modern regulatory scheme. This is borne out in the unmistakable success of the Dodd-Frank and False Claims Act (FCA) whistleblower...

In Their Own Words — Grassley

Posted  11/20/15

-- “WHISTLEBLOWERS ARE HEROES.  THEY OUGHT TO BE CELEBRATED, NOT IGNORED, SIDELINED OR FIRED.  WHISTLEBLOWERS WERE CRITICAL IN EXPOSING THE VA SCANDALS, AND THEY’RE CRITICAL TO FIXING WHAT’S WRONG AT THE AGENCY.”

Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) commenting on the introduction of the bi-partisan VA Patient Protection Act.  Click here for more.

In Their Own Words — McCaskill

Posted  10/27/15

-- "[W]histleblowers play a critical role in protecting tax dollars by shining a light on waste, fraud and abuse within the federal government."

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), in a letter she wrote yesterday to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus calling for more information on how the Navy is dealing with Rear Admiral Brian Losey who "despite a recommendation from the Department of Defense Inspector General . . . is not being...
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