NWC Condemns Failure of United States to Prosecute Tax Criminals
Washington D.C. June 8, 2010. The Federal Assembly of the Swiss parliament voted to reject a deal between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and UBS in which UBS had agreed to turn over the names of 4,450 U.S. citizens who held secret and illegal bank accounts at UBS.
Stephen M. Kohn, Executive Director of the National Whistleblowers Center and attorney for Bradley Birkenfeld, said:
Washington D.C. May 27, 2010. A former Army prosecutor faces retaliation for testifying before Congress and a military commission about torture and other Constitutional violations at Guantanamo Bay. As the Guantanamo military commissions resume proceedings today, Lieutenant Colonel Darrel Vandeveld awaits a June 1decision from a "promotion" board that may deny him an honorable retirement after nearly 20 years of service.
May 10, 2010. Whistleblower Bunnatine "Bunny" Greenhouse will speak on "Ethics
and the Whistleblower" in conjunction with artist Marcia Annenberg's lecture
and exhibition "News/Not News" at Boricua College in New York City on
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 6:00 pm EST.
will speak about her work as a public servant, and her commitment to
integrity, honesty and accountability in government contracting. Mrs.
Greenhouse stood alone in opposing the approval of a highly improper
multi-billion dollar no-bid contract to Halliburton for the
Iraqi Oil. In return for her courage she was retaliated against and
from her position as the Procurement Executive, the highest-ranking
civilian-contracting official at the Army Corps of Engineers. Her case
Washington, D.C. May 3, 2010. In the wake of the gulf coast oil spill, Stephen M. Kohn,
Executive Director of the National Whistleblowers Center, released the
We call upon BP and all other companies involved in offshore drilling operations to ensure
that any employee who steps forward to expose deficiencies in the offshore
drilling process is not retaliated against.
The United States Department of Labor and all appropriate offices must fully and immediately investigate any claims made by whistleblowers about BP's practices.
Washington D.C. April 27, 2010. Today, former U.S. Special Counsel Scott Bloch pleaded guilty to criminal contempt of Congress for withholding "pertinent" evidence from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee concerning his misconduct in office. Bloch was forced to resign in October 2008 amid allegations that he retaliated against employees and dismissed whistleblower cases without fully investigating them.
Stephen M. Kohn, Executive Director of the National Whistleblowers Center, issued the following statement: