According to the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division’s “Fraud Statistics Overview,” the taxpayers recovered $2.913 Billion from corporations and individuals who stole from numerous federal programs, based directly on original information provided to the government by whistleblowers. Without the information provided by whistleblowers, the government was only able to recover $67 million from fraudsters. […]
The National Whistleblower Center’s 2015 Year in Review highlights the organizations top 10 accomplishments of 2015. The list of highlights includes the first Congressional celebration of National Whistleblower Day, SEC sanctions against defense contractor KBR and the expansion of protections for federal employees among other successes.
Washington, D.C. December 11, 2015. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced the FBI Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2015, a bipartisan bill to reform and enhance protections for FBI whistleblowers. The bill will significantly strengthen FBI whistleblower protections including providing compensatory damages for […]
On March 5, Kevin Gosztola wrote the below article about the FBI’s failed whistleblower program and the recent Senate hearings, forThe Dissenter on Firedoglake. FBI’s Culture of Hostility Toward Whistleblowers—And How Justice Department Permits Policy of Retaliation On March 6, Sputnik News also published an article about the failure of the FBI to protect whistleblowers. FBI […]