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Whistleblowers Remain Unwelcome at the White House

I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell. -Harry S. Truman In April 2013, Jonathan Landay, a reporter for McClatchy, the third-largest newspaper publisher Read More

War on Whistleblowers Elicits International Attention

A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth. -Aesop Daniel Ellsburg, Karen Silkwood, and W. Mark Felt are usually glorified as brave whistleblowers who risked everything for the Read More

Blowing the Whistle and Nobody Hears

When a person assumes the role of a whistleblower to stop the illegal and fraudulent activity of a corporation or governmental agency, it is understood that there may be harsh Read More

To Blow or Not to Blow — this is the Whistleblower’s Question

Cheryl D. Eckard was drug giant GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) quality manager. In 2002, she was sent to the company's primary plant in Puerto Rico to fix problems cited by the U.S. Read More

Has Eliminating Anonymous Complaints Taken the Air Out of Whistleblowers?

In September 2011, Texas enacted a law prohibiting anonymous complaints to the Texas Medical Board (TMB). Whether the new law has dissuaded people from filing complaints about medical professionals requires Read More

Whistleblowing with The False Claims Act

The top 30 False Claims Act settlements of 2012 totaled $9,094,474,000. Initiated by whistleblowers, the top three settlements involved $3 billion from GlaxoSmithKline for illegal marketing of prescription drugs, $1.5 Read More

Five of the All-Time Biggest Whistleblowers

Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both. -Horace Mann From preventing human beings from being used like laboratory animals to revealing multi-million dollar price fixing, whistleblowers often sacrifice Read More

The Texas Whistleblower’s Whistle Did not Blow Against TAMUK

Gertrud Moreno was an assistant vice-president and comptroller of Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK). She claimed that her supervisor, Thomas Saban, terminated her after she reported to TAMUK’s president that Saban’s Read More

A Texas Whistleblower Could Have Saved Lives

On April 17, 2013, the West Fertilizer plant, owned by Adair Grain, Inc., exploded, killing at least 14 and injuring hundreds more. Although months have passed since the explosion, many Read More

Nurse Anne Mitchell’s Whistleblowing Almost Blew Out Whistleblowing in Texas

The Winkler County nurses trials began with two nurses, Anne Mitchell and Vicki Galle, filing an anonymous complaint with the Texas Medical Board regarding the substandard care provided by Dr. Read More

SEC’s Whistleblower Program Trudges Forward

Not everyone can see the truth, but he can be it. -Franz Kafka Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act) amended the Securities Exchange Read More

Medicaid Fraud and the Whistleblower

Texas' campaign against Medicaid fraud reached two landmark milestones. Since 2002, the Civil Medicaid Fraud Division (CMF) recovered more than $400 million for the state of Texas and more than Read More

A Texas Whistleblower Must Blow his Whistle to a Proper Law Enforcement Authority

In addition to being a professor of surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), Dr. Larry Gentilello was the Chair of the Division of Burn, Trauma and Read More

Will the Whistleblowing Last in Benghazi?

On September 11, 2012, a heavily armed group blitzed the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.  An additional armed assault targeted a nearby CIA annex, killing four people, including U.S. Read More

Demystifying the Texas Whistleblower Act

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose Read More

Are You the Fox in the Henhouse? Whistleblower Protection in In-House Investigations

Daniel Ellsberg, Frank Serpico, Karen Silkwood, Jeffrey Wigand, Sharon Watkins and Floyd Landis — only a few names on the long list of people who blew the whistle on fraudulent Read More

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