National Whistleblower Day 2021: Recognized Whistleblowers

July 30, 2021 will mark the 243rd anniversary of Congress passing America's first whistleblower law. The National Whistleblower Center celebrates this day with an annual event that honors the many contributions of whistleblowers, including those featured here.

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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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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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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Kelly Donovan

Kelly Donovan blew the whistle on abuses of power within Canadian police services. 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 […]

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Rudolf Elmer

Rudolf Elmer blew the whistle on Bank Julius Baer’s subsidiary in the Cayman Islands. He uncovered evidence that the company was helping its clients evade tax. 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 […]

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Ronald Kavanagh

Former Federal Drug Administration (FDA) reviewer Ron Kavanagh was fired in 2008 after threatening to blow the whistle on the agency’s 2003 approval of PB, a drug used as a preventative measure against deadly soman nerve gas, and after reporting falsified FDA reviews for antipsychotic drugs. Dr. Kavanagh has been an outspoken advocate against administering PB […]

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John Kiriakou

John Kiriakou blew the whistle on the CIA’s torture program in 2007 and spent 23 months in prison for doing so. 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 […]

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Jack Levine

Jack Levine blew the whistle on Arizona’s billion-dollar public utility fraud. Two big Arizona law firms captured control of state water and electric companies costing Arizona citizens approximately $1Billion in public utility overcharges in the form of excess lawyer fees and taxes. Disclaimer: The purpose of this page is to honor individuals who wish to […]

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Daniel P. Meyer

Daniel P. Meyer is a three-time whistleblower who most recently served as the Executive Director for Intelligence Community Whistleblowing & Source Protection, specializing in national security whistleblower cases. He was removed from his position in March of 2018, a decision that has come under sharp review by Members of Congress. Mr. Meyer is also a […]

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Deliris Montanez

Deliris Montanez has blown the whistle on wrongdoing and corruption within the Department of Defense, Department of Army and Customs and Border Protection. 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. […]

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Christine Morrison

Christine Morrison blew the whistle on judicial corruption in Michigan family court. 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 […]

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Dr. Tommie “Toni” Savage

Dr. Tommie “Toni” Savage worked as a highly respected contracting officer with the Army Corps of Engineers in the Huntsville, Alabama Support Center. In her career, Savage received many accolades for her integrity and outstanding performances on the job. In 2006, Savage reported on a pattern and practice of illegal contracting activity resulting in millions […]

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Jane Turner

Jane Turner, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent, led the Bureau’s highly successful program combating child sex crimes and crimes against women on Indian Reservations in North Dakotah. After discovering and exposing the FBI’s failures within the child crime program in 1998-199, Turner was removed from her senior position in retaliation. Turner […]

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Dr. Frederic Whitehurst

Dr. Frederic Whitehurst is a former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) scientist who exposed forensic fraud in the FBI’s crime lab, subjecting it to outside oversight for the first time. In 1997, Whitehurst won a landmark victory supported by NWC that culminated in the creation of the historic Presidential Executive Order ensuring whistleblower protections rights […]

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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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Kimberly Young-McLear, Ph.D.

Kimberly Young-McLear, Ph.D. exposed gross misuse of power in how the Coast Guard handled bullying, harassment, and discrimination allegations. An investigation by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General substantiated that she had been retaliated against for her whistleblowing activity.  As a result of her whistleblowing, investigative loopholes for these types of claims […]

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