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Whistleblower News from the Inside - December 20, 2013

Posted  December 20, 2013

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

Another banner year for DOJ whistleblowers – The DOJ announces it recovered $2.9B this year from False Claims Act cases brought by whistleblowers and that 752 such cases were filed, 100 more than the record number filed last year.  DOJ

Panel urges restrictions on NSA spying – Providing further redemption for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, an Obama-appointed panel of independent intelligence experts urges the President to rein in the spy agency’s surveillance practices.  NYT

“Not guilty” to “guilty” overnight – Click here to go inside the jury deliberation room in the criminal insider trading case of SAC Capital’s Michael Steinberg, who may have a screenwriting class ,of all things, to thank for his guilty verdict.  WSJ

Deutsche Bank joins the billion dollar mortgage settlement club – Following on the heels of JP Morgan’s whopper mortgage settlement, the German bank will pay $1.9B to settle charges it committed mortgage fraud before Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Chicago Tribune

World Bank President says corruption is “public enemy number 1” – Dr. Jim Yong Kim stresses that fighting corruption must be at the center of the Bank’s work, despite its past reluctance to get involved in political issues.  Reuters

NYC Council votes to ban e-cigarettes – Mayor Bloomberg is expected to sign the ban which would prevent the use of e-cigarettes in restaurants, bars, city parks and any other places where smoking is already outlawed.  NBC