Whistleblower Law Expert Responds to GAO Report on Combating Wildlife Trafficking Washington, D.C. May 8, 2018. In a report released today, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued wide-ranging recommendations to increase the effectiveness of paying informants and whistleblowers to report illegal wildlife trafficking. View Full Post
On Tuesday, a bipartisan bill was introduced by Congressmen Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) and Keith Rothfus (R-PA), that would help U.S. authorities combat terrorist financing and foreign government corruption. The Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Act (H.R. 5101), would establish a rewards program for whistleblowers who notify the U.S. View Full Post
Corporate Compliance Programs Crippled and Thousands of Employees Lose Protection Washington, D.C. | February 21, 2018 — In a groundbreaking anti-whistleblower decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that employees who report violations of securities law to their supervisors or corporate compliance programs, but not to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), are not protected from retaliation under the Dodd-Frank Act (DFA). View Full Post
LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG | January 11, 2018 — A Luxembourg court today has overturned the verdict against a “LuxLeaks” whistleblower who was convicted of leaking thousands of documents that revealed tax breaks for multinational firms. Former PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) employee Antoine Deltour was serving a six-month suspended sentence for leaking files related to tax-evasion schemes.   View Full Post
Washington, D.C. December 16, 2017. The final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill has eliminated two key provisions to protect whistleblowers who report major criminal tax frauds. The National Whistleblower Center today issued an Action Alert asking the American public to oppose the tax bill based on the elimination of these two critical anti-fraud protections. View Full Post
Criminal Tax Fraudsters Protected Under Trump Tax Law. Washington, D.C. December 16, 2017. The final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill has eliminated a key provision that would have protected whistleblowers who report major criminal tax frauds. As we have previously reported, the IRS and Department of Justice have argued that whistleblowers who report criminal tax frauds, such as those committed by Swiss banks, should be excluded from the tax whistleblower law. View Full Post
Washington, D.C. December 14, 2017. According to a report today by Foreignpolicy.com, the Executive Director of Intelligence Community Whistleblowing and Source Protection, Dan Meyer, has been removed from his position and faces an internal “tribunal” that will determine his final employment status. View Full Post
Washington, D.C. November 28, 2017. Rejecting arguments by Senator Charles Grassley, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and numerous representatives from the whistleblower community, during today’s oral argument in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers (No. 16-1276), the U.S. Supreme Court Justices expressed support for stripping internal whistleblowers of protection under the Dodd-Frank Act (“DFA”). View Full Post