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Australian Securities Commission and Federal Police Add to Calls for Greater Whistleblower Protections

Posted  03/30/17
An Australian parliamentary joint committee considering greater protections for the country’s would-be corporate and other whistleblowers recently received two high-profile submissions. First, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) made clear it supports extending whistleblower protections to more individuals—including former employees and associated contractors and staff, independent tax...

Whistleblower in Brazil Meat Scandal Takes on Powerful Industry

Posted  03/27/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Government health inspector Daniel Gouveia Teixeira was responsible for inspecting meat at the Peccin Agro Industrial Ltda plant in Brazil’s Parana state. Three years ago, Teixeira confronted the plant managers with evidence of what he alleged was excess use of marrow, bone, and other slaughterhouse by-products in meat products destined for human consumption. Teixeira was...

EU Seeks to Encourage Whistleblowers in Fight Against Cartels

Posted  03/17/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team EU antitrust regulators unveiled plans to help individuals blow the whistle on cartels while protecting their identity -- a move which may lead to more cases of wrongdoing being uncovered in the future. The European Commission, which currently relies on a leniency program in which companies alert them to cartels in exchange for no sanction, said the scheme is aimed at...

Help On The Way For International Sports Whistleblowers

Posted  03/14/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Send in the whistleblowers.  That it is the goal of Fair Sport, the nonprofit foundation recently formed for the singular purpose of encouraging and protecting whistleblowers willing to speak out against cheating, doping and all the other misconduct plaguing international sports these days.  Leading the charge in this effort is Norwegian speedskating gold medalist Johann Koss,...

Comments to the Australian Parliament: Reward your Whistleblowers

Posted  02/14/17
By Gordon Schnell
Good news for whistleblowers down under: the Australian Parliament is considering whether to enact legislation to protect and reward those who blow the whistle on corporate, public, and not-for-profit wrongdoing. Such legislation would correct serious deficiencies in Australia’s current system, where whistleblowers assume great personal risk for no personal gain. As a first step, a Parliamentary Joint Committee...

Mining, Oil and Gas Whistleblowers More Essential Than Ever After SEC Rule Repeal

Posted  02/9/17
American companies are no strangers to the extractive industries in Africa. Exxon has operated on the continent for more than 100 years. Exxon is also well acquainted with rumors and scandal regarding corruption in the African oil industry, having been accused of paying bribes to the ruling family of Equatorial Guinea. Now, with the repeal of an SEC disclosure rule, whistleblowers are more necessary than ever to...

United Nations to Increase Whistleblower Protections

Posted  01/24/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team As reported in UN News Centre, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres approved an updated United Nations whistleblower policy designed to better protect whistleblowers who report misconduct or cooperate with official audits or investigations. According to UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric, the major changes include:
  • The Ethics Office and Office of Internal...

South Korean President One-Ups Trump with Creepy Shadow Puppet-Master

Posted  11/22/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team South Korea’s president, Park Geun-hye, whose approval rating has fallen to a historically-low five percent, has been named a suspect in a criminal fraud investigation. The scandal, which has caused the resignation of ten senior aides to President Park, centers on the president’s childhood friend, Choi Soon-sil. Soon-sil is the daughter of a man the president has...

Calling All FCPA Whistleblowers—The SEC Wants You

Posted  10/7/16
By Sarah Poppy Alexander The SEC is signaling loud and clear that it is eager to receive whistleblower information about FCPA violations. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) prohibits companies with ties to the U.S. from bribing foreign officials to gain business favor or advantage overseas.  Those caught doing so risk stiff civil and criminal penalties, often in the eight- and nine-figure range.  Because...
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