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This archive includes posts from our “Question of the Week” series, in which the Whistleblower Insider blog addresses topics of interest to whistleblowers.  Return to:

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Question of the Week -- Will New Tariffs Result in More Fraudulent Tariff Dodging?

Posted  06/6/18
On May 31, the White House announced new tariffs on steel and aluminum entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. Steel from those countries and the European Union will be subject to a 25% tariff, and aluminum will be subject to a 10% tariff. While the steel and aluminum tariffs were originally proposed to apply to imports from a larger number of countries, the White House announcement...

Question of the Week -- Can Authorities Stop the Mob from Laundering Money Through Online Gambling Sites?

Posted  05/30/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team The Italian mafia has entered the 21st century. According to multiple news accounts and criminal investigations, many of the major Italian mafia families are using online gambling websites-both real and fake-to launder their ill-gotten proceeds. Favoring online sites set up in Malta hidden behind layers of shell companies, Mafiosos have been running betting websites that allow...

Question of the Week -- Will the U.S.-North Korea summit happen on June 12th?

Posted  05/23/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team In March 2018, President Donald Trump agreed to a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un that was announced by South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong in front of the White House. This announcement was followed by the April 27, 2018 Inter-Korean Summit at the Peace House in Panmunjom where Kim Jong-Un met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and reportedly...

Question of the Week -- Should the US release its report on toxic chemicals in drinking water?

Posted  05/16/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team In January, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, was set to release a report that found the dangers from certain toxic chemicals are far worse than originally thought. These chemicals are found near military bases and some industrial plants in wide-ranging areas, such as New York, West Virginia, and...

Question of the Week -- Should Congress Provide Financial Bounties to Antitrust Whistleblowers?

Posted  05/9/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Cartels are being busted. More and more every year. But they are not going away. For every conspiracy the government cracks down on, we can be sure there are several more that carry on unnoticed and unscathed. A broad-based whistleblower program could be the most promising solution to fill this antitrust enforcement gap. But it has to include financial incentives to compensate...

Question of the Week -- Will U.S. Hospitals Succeed in Lowering Maternal Mortality Rates for African-American Women?

Posted  05/2/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team U.S. maternal mortality rates are dismal. Sadly, unlike most health outcomes, this death rate is increasing. This mortality rate is not evenly spread among U.S. citizens. African-American women face a disproportionate risk during pregnancy and child birth, regardless of wealth or education. For the past two decades, researchers have believed that this increased risk to...

Question of the Week -- Was Barclays CEO Jes Staley’s Punishment too Lenient?

Posted  04/25/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Last week, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority, concluded their investigation into Barclays CEO Jes Staley's actions and ordered him to pay a "financial penalty" as punishment. Staley reportedly tried to hunt down an internal whistleblower that raised concerns about the recruitment of Tim Main as head of the bank’s financial...

Question of the Week -- Should Sean Hannity have disclosed Michael Cohen was his attorney?

Posted  04/18/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team The FBI raid on President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen’s office last week has now added a new character to an increasingly complicated story. In a court hearing on Monday, it was revealed that Mr. Cohen also represented Fox News personality Sean Hannity, sparking “audible gasps.” That makes Mr. Hannity one of only three legal clients Mr. Cohen represented in...

Question of the Week -- Are You Planning to Attend the OffshoreAlert Conference?

Posted  04/11/18
For the 16th year, OffshoreAlert is hosting its annual North American conference on Financial Intelligence & Investigations. The focus of The OffshoreAlert Conference is to bring a diverse group of senior financial industry participants together to learn and network. During the conference, the SEC’s Jane Norberg, the CFTC’s Christopher Ehrman and the IRS’s Lee Martin will join Constantine Cannon Partner Eric...

Question of the Week -- Are you concerned about the Sinclair Media “forced script”?

Posted  04/4/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Sinclair Broadcast Group is the nation’s largest broadcaster.  They control many local news channels, and thus have an outsized influence on what many viewers see when they turn on their televisions.  This weekend, Sinclair came under fire after a reporter at Deadspin stitched together images of Sinclair broadcasters across the nation all reading the same “forced script”...
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