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Whistleblower Complaint Alleges Violations at Fort Worth Crime Lab Could Result in Adverse Outcomes in Hundreds of Cases

Trisa Crutcher, an employee of a Fort Worth Police Crime Laboratory, recently filed a whistleblower complaint alleging a variety of violations at the lab that could result in negative impacts on hundreds of criminal cases, including investigations surrounding death penalty cases. Crutcher’s 174-page report details massive lags in testing of child sexual abuse cases, various Read More

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OSHA Whistleblower Complaints Becoming More Common Across the United States

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports an increase in whistleblower complaints, particularly over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and many of which are related to the pandemic itself. For the time from February 18 through May 31, there were 4,101 whistleblower complaints filed with the agency, an increase of 30 percent over Read More

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Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Department of Education Purposefully Shut Down Loan Forgiveness Process

An official from the United States Department of Education filed a whistleblower complaint earlier this year, stating the Trump Administration and the department under Secretary Betsy DeVos purposefully made it more difficult for people with student loans to apply for federal loan forgiveness. The Borrower Defense to Repayment program was initially implemented by the Obama Read More

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Whistleblower Lawsuit Proceeds Against Pennsylvania Turnpike

A former Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission manager filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the agency, alleging he was wrongfully terminated in 2008 after he reported various wasteful practices, politically motivated contracts and other alleged improprieties. The case was given the green light to proceed this fall. The former manager, Ralph Ballets, had worked for the PTC from Read More

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More Evidence Gathered in Whistleblower Claim Against ALEC

New evidence from nonprofit advocacy organizations Common Cause and the Center for Media and Discovery bolsters claims that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been falsely portraying itself as a tax-exempt organization, while using money from taxpayers to fund lobbying practices for its own private interests. Common Cause originally filed the tax fraud whistleblower Read More

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New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Fined for Whistleblower Harassment

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has had plenty of public troubles lately, the most recent of which has resulted in a fine of more than $50,000 after the agency was found guilty of harassing a whistleblower. The fine has its roots in an incident from August 2012. At that time, inspectors from the state Read More

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