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Whistleblower News from the Inside - December 6, 2013

Posted  December 6, 2013


By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

What are these Bitcoins anyway? – Whatever they are, tread carefully because “fraud, hacking and outright theft [] have become an increasingly regular part of the virtual currency world” with little regulatory response.  NYT

Obama admits Snowden raised issues of legitimate concern – But also says the whistleblower disclosures have been “highly sensationalized” and “painted in a way that is not accurate.”  MSNBC

Fraud alleged at Hanford nuclear site – A whistleblower claims an environmental consultant at the nuclear weapons site cleanup overbilled the government “tens of millions of dollars” then fired her for trying to report the fraud.  Courthouse News

49 Russian diplomats charged with NY Medicaid fraud – They allegedly secured $1.5M in health benefits reserved for the poor and disabled at the same time they were buying luxury goods and taking expensive vacations.  WSJ

Punishing proponents of clean energy – An alliance of corporations and conservative activists are taking a stand against clean energy by, among other things, trying to penalize homeowners who install their own solar panels.  Guardian

Microsoft goes after swarm of zombie computers – The software giant is using legal and regulatory channels to stem the flow of Internet ad fraud from the so-called ZeroAcess “botnet” of millions of hijacked computers.  WSJ