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Question of the Week

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 -- Are You Excited to See Liam Neeson Portray Mark Felt?

Posted  10/19/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team The new film “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House” stars Liam Neeson as Mark Felt, one of the most famous whistleblowers in U.S. history. Felt revealed in a 2005 Vanity Fair interview that he was the long-celebrated anonymous whistleblower known as Deep Throat. Many have credited Felt’s whistleblowing as a key to Nixon’s downfall. Peter Landesman, the...

Question of the Week -- Will Banks Ever Be Held Accountable for the Mortgage Crisis?

Posted  10/11/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team The 2008 mortgage crisis is still not behind us.  Last week, The Nation reported that JP Morgan Chase paid off its criminal fine for fraudulent mortgage practices with—amazingly—fraudulent mortgages.  Chase’s negotiated settlement with the Justice Department required the company to forgive billions in mortgage payments.  To make it look like the company had met its...

Question of the Week -- Would Removing the Restrictions on Compensating Amateur Athletes End Corruption in College Sports?

Posted  10/6/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Four NCAA assistant coaches, among others, faced federal indictments last week in a fraud and corruption scheme alleging a history of bribes to recruit amateur athletes. The coaches stand accused of accepting cash bribes in exchange for influencing college players to retain the services of various advisors paying the bribes. The FBI’s investigation, which has been ongoing...

Question of the Week -- Do Leakers Deserve Whistleblower Protections?

Posted  05/31/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team There’s a lot of different ways to characterize someone who leaks secret information. Depending on the intent (and identity) of the leaker, we tend to treat them differently. In some cases, such as Chelsea Manning or Edward Snowden, a person may feel compelled to break the law to unearth damning information about the government. Others, such President Trump, are apparently...

Question of the Week: Should Companies Be Punished for Their Association with the Trump Brand?

Posted  02/8/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Since the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, activists and organizers have been pushing companies to disassociate themselves from his various business interests. Macy’s was one of the first companies to cut ties, after his campaign opened with derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants. Other companies followed. Once Mr. Trump was elected, social media...

Question of the Week: Should the Office of Congressional Ethics Be Independent?

Posted  01/4/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team The Office of Congressional Ethics (“OCE”) was established on March 11, 2008, in response to several high profile allegations of misconduct against House Members. The OCE functions as “an independent, non-partisan entity charged with reviewing allegations of misconduct against Members, officers, and staff of the United States House of Representatives and, when appropriate,...
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