A whistleblower (whistle-blower or whistle blower) is a person who exposes misconduct, alleged dishonest or illegal activity occurring in an organization. The alleged misconduct may be classified in many ways; for example, a violation of a law, rule, regulation and/or a direct threat to public interest, such as fraud, health and safety violations, and corruption. Whistleblowers may make their allegations internally (for example, to other people within the accused organization) or externally (to regulators, law enforcement agencies, to the media or to groups concerned with the issues).
Posts about Whistleblowers
  • “Dodgy” Appraisals Make Comeback? Send in the Whistleblowers!

    … the feeding frenzy. Inflated appraisals are a huge problem for both homeowners and taxpayers. In an effort to earn more fees and commissions, banks often pressure appraisers to inflate the value of the property being purchased. If the appraisal isn’t high enough, the loan won’t meet the underwriting guidelines of the FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac…

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  • Will Supreme Court Consider Whistleblower Cover Up Case?

    … Asad in Iraq, he discovered KBR and Halliburton were overcharging the U.S. government for construction services at Iraqi military bases. Barko filed a federal False Claims Act lawsuit against his employer The False Claims Act is a powerful tool against fraud that allows a whistleblower to keep a portion of whatever the government collects from…

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  • House Calls, Michigan and Medicare Fraud

    … decades but that trend is starting to change. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services say that Medicare spending on physician house calls has increased by 40% over the last 6 years. While overall Medicare spending for house calls is still relatively low, the numbers have been growing each year and so has fraud. USA Today quotes U.S. Assistant…

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  • Jury Convicts Two in Medicare Fraud Scam

    …, there may well be fraud going on behind the scenes. Patient recruiters and Medicare fraud often go hand in hand. We believe that whistleblowers are America’s true healthcare heroes and not only save taxpayers money but save lives too. This year the Justice Department and courts have paid out $435,000,000.00 in whistleblower awards under the False…

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  • Scary but worthwhile article on Are Humans Going Extinct?

    … says will lead to the release of massive amounts of methane locked in the permafrost which is melting quickly. McPherson says that the situation is already so serious that many self-reinforcing feedback loops are in play and that there is nothing that can be done. He points to abrupt climate changes. The ocean is becoming increasingly acidic which is killing the phytoplankton. See: http://truth-out.org/news/item/27714-are-humans-going-extinct Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers …

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