Washington, D.C -- May 16, 2007. As part of the Whistleblower Week in Washington programming, the National Whistleblowers Center is sponsoring an all-day attorney training program/CLE program at the Willard Hotel on May 16, 2007. This program will focus on training attorneys and whistleblowers in critical skills necessary to successfully prosecute a whistleblower case, and covers topics ranging from “The ABC’s of Whistleblower Protection,” to remedies available to environmental whistleblowers, federal employees, private sector employees and claims filed under qui tam laws.
Washington, D.C. May 6, 2007. In a notably ironic turn of events, FBI agents raided the office of Special Counsel Scott Bloch this morning, seizing computers and documents as part of an ongoing obstruction of justice investigation. Bloch, who is charged with protecting federal whistleblowers, has been under investigation for, among other things, whistleblower retaliation within his own agency.
WASHINGTON - April 30 - Over 50 public interest groups, and whistleblowers from across the United States, are planning the first-ever “Whistleblower Week in Washington” scheduled for May 13-19, 2007 in Washington DC. Scheduled events will include press conferences on major whistleblower issues, seminars and panels attended by leading whistleblowers and Congressional-related events. Most events will be open to the press.
Majority Opinion Permitted Contractor to Profit from Fraud
Washington, D.C.-March 22, 2007. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has scheduled argument in the Murphy v. IRS tax case for April 23, 2007 at the U.S. Courthouse in Washington, D.C. The case will determine whether “make whole” compensatory damages paid to whistleblowers (and other employees) as compensation for a “loss” constitutes taxable income.
Washington, DC, March 19, 2007. In response to the Department of Justice Inspector General report on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (“FBI”) improper use of National Security Letters (“NSL”), the President of the National Whistleblowers Center (and an attorney for Mr. Bassem Youssef) issued the following statement:
House Overwhelmingly Approves Whistleblower Enhancement Act Senate Action Needed to Finish the Job
Washington, DC, March 9, 2007. Today the Department of Justice Inspector General issued a report finding that the FBI has engaged in gross abuses of power in implementing searches without warrants, including electronic surveillance, in conjunction with the PATRIOT Act. The IG Report found that, among other things, FBI conducted hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of improper searches without warrants, including searches in case in which no authorized investigations even existed. The DOJ IG was assisted in its investigation by a whistleblower.
Petition with strong left-right support headed to Capitol Hill
Survey of 1014 “Likely Voters” Demonstrates 79% Support for “Strong” Whistleblower Protection Law
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