Honor Whistleblowers on National Whistleblower Day 2020

July 30, 2020 marks the 242nd anniversary of the U.S. Continental Congress passing America's first whistleblower law during the height of the American Revolution 1778. National Whistleblower Center celebrates this day with an annual celebration to honor and celebrate the great contributions of whistleblowers. Below is a listing of the whistleblowers who will be attending this year's event that have chosen to be publicly recognized. The information below was submitted by the whistleblowers. If you have questions about the information provided, please contact the whistleblower directly.

Jane Turner

Jane Turner was a highly decorated, 25-year veteran Special Agent with the FBI. She served in the most difficult investigatory positions and was the first women named as the head of an FBI resident agency. She led the FBI’s highly successful programs combating crimes against women and child sex crime victims on North Dakota Indian […]

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Dr. Frederic Whitehurst

Dr. Frederic Whitehurst is a former FBI scientist who “blew the whistle” on misconduct within the FBI crime lab, resulting in extensive reforms being made. He was America’s first successful FBI whistleblower. His case exposed forensic fraud in the FBI crime lab and subjected it to outside oversight for the first time. In 1997, Kohn, […]

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James Bobreski

James J. Bobreski was a process control technician working as a contractor at the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater treatment plant. In 1999, he raised concerns about faulty chlorine gas alarms and the unlawful storage of over 100 tons of liquid chlorine. Mr. Bobreski observed that alarms to detect […]

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Mauro Botta

Mauro Botta, an Italian-born financial manager, blew the whistle on Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) in 2012 after he allegedly discovered fraud related to conflicts of interest in auditing with PwC and its clients. Botta worked for PwC for 18 years before blowing the whistle, for which he claims he was wrongfully terminated in retaliation to […]

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Tracie Burke

Tracie Burke took action against fraud, corruption, misuse of power, and bribery in Louisiana.       Disclaimer: The purpose of this page is to honor individuals who wish to be recognized as whistleblowers in commemoration of National Whistleblower Day. The individual listed submitted information used for this page. If you have a question about […]

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Joseph Carson

Joseph Carson made disclosures to the Department of Energy regarding specific dangers to public health and safety. In many years of trying, including three appeals to U.S. Supreme Court, Carson’s whistleblower disclosures involving US Office of Special Counsel and US Merit Systems Protection Board remain unresolved, with no determination as to whether he had “reasonable […]

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Lorenzo Davis, Esq.

Lorenzo Davis, a licensed attorney and former policeman of 24 years and former police commander, blew the whistle on the improper documentation of excessive force cases at the now defunct Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA), a civilian police review board in Chicago. Davis became aware of reporting discrepancies at the IPRA after joining as an […]

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James DeNofrio

While employed at the Altoona Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, James DeNofrio blew the whistle on threats to patient care. As a result, many VA regulations, policies and practices have been changed to prevent these threats. DeNofrio currently has a whistleblower retaliation case pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Read: VA Regional […]

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Carrie Devorah

Carrie Devorah blew the whistle on fraud, abuse of power, and corruption inside the Security and Exchange Commission regarding fiduciary failure within the agency and the network of related self-regulatory agencies and charities.  Public Customers Hit With Attorneys Fees In Arbitration.   Disclaimer: The purpose of this page is to honor individuals who wish to […]

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Tanya Ward Jordan

Tanya Ward Jordan blew the whistle on gross mismanagement, violation of civil rights laws, abuse of authority and flaws in the Department of Commerce’s application of a personnel pay system in the late 1990’s. As a result of her whistleblowing modifications to the personnel pay system were made; a workforce culture survey was conducted; and […]

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Michael Kirwan

Michael Kirwan reported public corruption and suffered retaliation.   Disclaimer: The purpose of this page is to honor individuals who wish to be recognized as whistleblowers in commemoration of National Whistleblower Day. The individual listed submitted information used for this page. If you have a question about the information contained on this page, please contact […]

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Robert Kobus

FBI Operations Manager Robert Kobus had been a loyal and dedicated FBI employee for more than 34 years. Mr. Kobus is also a 9/11 family member having lost his only sibling, Deborah Kobus, that day. He has received nominations for the FBI Directors and Federal Executive Board Outstanding Supervisor of the Year awards and numerous […]

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Robert J. MacLean

Robert MacLean is a former federal air marshal. In July 2003, air marshals received an advisory from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of an imminent Al Qaeda plot targeting long-distance flights. DHS announced two days later that the use of air-marshals on long-distance flights, requiring marshals to stay overnight in hotels, would be eliminated […]

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Kelly Miller

Kelly Miller blew the whistle on fraud, corruption, misuse of power in law enforcement and government agencies which resulted in retaliation against her. Ms. Miller took her fight from the eastern Kentucky Coal Mountains to the nation’s capital in Washington DC. where she currently has litigation in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of […]

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Marrita Murphy

Marrita Murphy challenged the unfair taxation of compensation and damages awarded to illegally fired whistleblowers.  Although she was initially successful, the court of appeals buckled under pressure from the government and reversed its decision.  The campaign to end unfair taxation continues. Murphy was blacklisted by her industry after blowing the whistle on the NY Air […]

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Jhonna Porter

Jhonna Porter, a charge nurse at HCA-owned West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles, was suspended after she informed colleagues that their hospital unit was to be converted to care exclusively for COVID-19 patients. Out of concern for the safety of her fellow nurses, Porter posted in a private social media group with only nurses from […]

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Dr. Tommie “Toni” Savage

Although Dr. Savage’s performance appraisals over her 20-year career ranked her as an extraordinary performer whose “Integrity” was “beyond reproach,” and after she was recently promoted and awarded the “Director of Contracting Professional Award for Integrity,” her career came crashing down when she blew the whistle on the gross and obvious Ranges Program fraud that […]

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Paulette Taylor

Paulette Taylor was part of a class action lawsuit claiming discrimination on the basis race and gender at the Social Security Administration. On June 26, 2010, after 19 years of litigation and appeals the Office of Federal Operation, upheld the ALJ’s decision.   The class prevailed in showing class-wide discrimination against non-supervisory African-American GS-11 female employees […]

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Brian Weaver

Brian Weaver reported issues of misconduct of 911 public safety systems, public records, and harassment in the city of Gahanna, Ohio. He suffered retaliation for his report.       Disclaimer: The purpose of this page is to honor individuals who wish to be recognized as whistleblowers in commemoration of National Whistleblower Day. The individual […]

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Terry Williams

Terry Williams discovered a racketeering enterprise operating through both the civil and family courts in Las Vegas. The enterprise targeted the elderly, disabled, estate assets, and families under the guise of legitimate guardianship and probate proceedings. Ms. Williams regularly engages in a growing movement to protect our most vulnerable, their families, generational, and legacy wealth. […]

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