Former N.C. Trooper Wins $3.75M Verdict in Whistleblower Case

Reginald Newberne, a former N.C. State Highway Patrolman who claims he was fired because he reported on the alleged misconduct of a fellow trooper, tried to maintain his composure Wednesday as a Wake County jury delivered its verdict in his whistleblower case. The seven women and five men had been in deliberations since Monday, weighing Newberne’s claims that he was fired from the Highway Patrol in 2001 because he broke what he describes as a pervasive “code of silence” that often keeps law e...
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SEC Charges Anheuser-Busch InBev With Violating FCPA and Whistleblower Protection Laws

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to pay $6 million to settle charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and chilled a whistleblower who reported the misconduct. An SEC investigation found that the company used third-party sales promoters to make improper payments to government officials in India to increase the sales and production of Anheuser-Busch InBev products in that country.  Despite repeated complain...
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Ex-internal affairs head turns ‘whistleblower’ against King County sheriff

The former head of internal affairs for the King County Sheriff's Office now seeks whistleblower protection after saying Sheriff John Urquhart made troubling comments about women and meddled in internal investigations involving female officers who complained of discrimination. Capt. D.J. Nesel recently testified that a county prosecutor threatened him prior to a court-ordered deposition in which he roundly criticized Urquhart. The allegations came during a Sept. 6 deposition, as a bitterly fo...
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Whistleblowers Nail Shell Oil Over False California Environmental Cleanup Claims

Nailed by a private whistleblower over false claims, Shell Oil Co. has forfeited a chance to collect up to $150 million from a state-run fund that reimburses oil companies for cleaning up leaking underground storage tanks. Besides losing out on the potential reimbursements, Shell will pay $20 million in penalties under a settlement announced Friday by California officials, bringing the total cost to as much as $170 million. The whistleblower will collect a portion of the $20 million. Shell and i...
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CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling, in Prison and Fighting for His Life

When Jeffrey Sterling was in his last year of law school, he was drawn to a newspaper ad that announced the promise of travel while serving the country as an agent for the Central Intelligence Agency. Part of a family of military service members, Sterling dreamed that the CIA would allow him to give back to the United States. Little did he know that his employment at the agency, which began in 1993 and ended in 2001, would turn into a nightmare of racial discrimination and persecution that woul...
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Whistleblower Case Against Nations Largest Wireless Carriers Moves Forward

Suit Claims Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile Overcharged California Government Customers in Excess of $100 million SAN FRANCISCO -The nation's largest wireless providers can't escape any part of a lawsuit claiming they overcharged California pp government customers more than $100 million, a California court ruled on September 13. The Honorable Judy Holzer Hersher in the Superior Court of California in Sacramento County denied several demurrers, a California ...
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JP Morgan whistleblower suit revived – U.S. appeals court 

A federal appeals court revived a former JP Morgan Chase private banker’s whistleblower lawsuit accusing the bank of firing her in retaliation for warning that an Israeli client might be committing fraud. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York found enough evidence to suggest that former JP Morgan employee Jennifer Sharkey had a “reasonable belief” that the client was engaged in fraud and money laundering involving Colombia. Sharkey said she was fired as a vice president a...
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Monsanto Whistleblower Receives $22.5M

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A former Monsanto Co. financial executive who tipped off regulators about the agribusiness giant’s accounting practices involving rebates for its Roundup weed-killer will get nearly $22.5 million as a whistleblower, federal securities regulators announced Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former Monsanto Co. financial executive who tipped off regulators about the agribusiness giant’s accounting practices involving rebates for its Roundup weed-killer will get nearly $22.5 million a...
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