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Court: Whistleblowers’ testimony protected

WASHINGTON (AP) — The First Amendment protects public employees from job retaliation when they are called to testify in court about official corruption, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The unanimous decision cheered whistleblower advocates, who said it could encourage ...

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IRS pays whistleblower $104 million

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has awarded an ex-banker $104 million for providing information about overseas tax cheats — the largest amount ever awarded by the agency, lawyers for the whistleblower announced Tuesday. Former Swiss banker Bradley Birkenfeld is ...

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New Justice position focuses on whistleblowers

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s inspector general has appointed an experienced federal prosecutor to ensure that whistleblower complaints are addressed quickly and thoroughly and that investigations of retaliation claims are closely monitored. As whistleblower ombudsman for Inspector General Michael Horowitz, ...

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Bill to amend Dodd-Frank advances in House

A bill that would require employees to report suspected corporate wrongdoing internally before alerting the government has been advanced by the Capital Markets Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee. The Whistleblower Improvement Act of 2011, H.R. 2483, was advanced ...

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NJ, NY firms pay $16.5m to settle fraud suit

LOS ANGELES — A telecommunications company and a New York financial firm have paid more than $16.5 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit claiming they defrauded the government. The U.S. attorney's office says Avaya Inc.

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