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In Their Own Words

This archive includes posts from our “In Their Own Words” series, in which the Whistleblower Insider blog highlights particular quotations.  Return to:

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In Their Own Words -- Porrino

Posted  10/9/17

-- "The conduct alleged in our lawsuit is nothing short of evil."

New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino discussing the lawsuit brought by NJ against drug maker Insys

In Their Own Words -- Clement

Posted  10/6/17

-- "It was a really difficult decision. I felt strongly about serving in the civil service, and it's really hard to leave, but Secretary (Ryan) Zinke is really acting against all of the issues that are important to the health and safety of Americans and natural resources."

Joel Clement, the Interior Department climate change whistleblower, discussing his resignation. Click here for more.

In Their Own Words -- Hatch

Posted  10/4/17

--"In the wake of one of the most massive data breaches in a decade, it’s irresponsible for the IRS to turn over millions in taxpayer dollars to a company that has yet to offer a succinct answer on how at least 145 million Americans had personally identifiable information exposed."

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on the IRS’s decision to award Equifax a $7.25 million fraud-prevention contract.

In Their Own Words -- Faust

Posted  10/3/17

-- "Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving."

James E. Faust

In Their Own Words -- Sklyarenko

Posted  09/29/17

"What's the purpose of investigation? It is to uncover the truth. I doubt that someone's arrest can contribute to uncovering the truth."

Alexey Sklyarenko, a lawyer representing Russian anti-doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov, saying that said the call for Mr. Rodchenkov’s arrest by Russia was a means of exerting “psychological pressure” on his client. Click here for more.

In Their Own Words -- vanden Heuvel

Posted  09/26/17

-- "[T]he examples of Manning and Kaepernick . . . are a consequence of the normalization of corruption, which has resulted in some of America’s most powerful institutions treating the truth as an inconvenience or, worse, an enemy to defeat."

Washington Post columnist Katrina vanden Heuvel in her column on Speaking Truth to Power. Read more.

In Their Own Words -- Readler

Posted  09/25/17

--  "Today's settlement shows that the government will continue to hold accountable drug companies that violate laws designed to protect the health and safety of patients."

-Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad A. Readler commenting on Aegerion's guilty plea.

In Their Own Words -- Kim

Posted  09/22/17

-- "If your securities trade on our exchanges and you use our banks to move ill-gotten money, then you have to abide by our country’s laws.  Telia and Coscom refused to do so, and they have been held accountable."

Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim of the Southern District of New York, commenting on the $965 million settlement involving Telia Company AB and its Uzbek subsidiary Coscom LLC for Foreign Corrupt...

In Their Own Words -- Sinclair

Posted  09/20/17

--"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it."

Upton Sinclair

In Their Own Words -- Wood

Posted  09/19/17

-- “The importation of illegally harvested wood and timber products harms law-abiding American companies and workers and threatens forest resources around the world.”

Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood commenting on Young Living Essential Oils pleading guilty to federal misdemeanor charges.
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