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Aug 29, 2005 Army Contract Official Critical of Halliburton Pact Is Demoted

QUOTE: A top Army contracting official who criticized a large, noncompetitive contract with the Halliburton Company for work in Iraq was demoted Saturday for what the Army called poor job performance.

New York Times
Jun 01, 2005 Border Patrol Cited for Inaction on Kickbacks

QUOTE: "Top officials of the U.S. Border Patrol failed to act on allegations they received in 2000 and 2001 of widespread kickbacks being paid to border agents in Arizona, and later investigations by the Department of Homeland Security avoided holding high-level officials responsible, said a new government report released yesterday."

Washington Post
May 24, 2005 Inquiry Into Dismissal of an Air Force Chaplain

QUOTE: ...a chaplain at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs was dismissed from her administrative job and given orders to transfer to a base in Japan because she had criticized the religious proselytizing of academy cadets.

New York Times
Apr 14, 2005 Senate Committee Approves Greater Protections for Whistle-Blowers

QUOTE: ...the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved a bipartisan bill that supporters hope will encourage employees to step forward when they spot wrongdoing in government offices.

Washington Post
Mar 30, 2005 US Treasury Gives Int'l Banks ”Free Ride” - Group

QUOTE: The U.S. government's oversight of whistleblower protection policies at some of the world's most influential financial powerhouses is inadequate to protect those who risk their careers by calling attention to corruption and irregularities, a leading watchdog group said Tuesday.

Inter Press Service (IPS)
Mar 29, 2005 Court: Title IX Protects Whistleblowers

QUOTE: By a 5-4 vote, the court said a male coach of a girls' team who complained about sex discrimination at his school can sue a school board for retaliating against him even though Title IX does not explicitly authorize such suits.

Washington Post
Mar 08, 2005 Panther Advocate Fights to Get Job Back: Biologist Takes On Fish and Wildlife Service

QUOTE: "...[Andy] Eller has mounted a one-man campaign against what he says is a corrupt system within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that favors politically wired real estate developers over, well, fish and wildlife."

Washington Post
Feb 24, 2005 Dispute at Whistle-Blower Office: Counsel Says Backlog Is Reduced; Critics Question Retooling

QUOTE: The head of the federal Office of Special Counsel, which safeguards the federal merit system and protects whistle-blowers, says he has made substantial progress in eliminating complaint backlogs and contends a controversial reorganization will strengthen the agency....Critics say Bloch's reorganization is designed to punish employees who have questioned his management practices and policy decisions.

Washington Post
Feb 23, 2005 Access to Memos Is Affirmed: Classified Status Can't Be Changed

QUOTE: The Justice Department has backed away from a court battle over its authority to classify and restrict the discussion of information it has already released...

Washington Post
Feb 04, 2005 EPA Inspector Finds Mercury Plan Tainted: Agency Staff Was Told to Set Limits Backing Bush's 'Clear Skies' Initiative, Report Says

QUOTE: Staff at the EPA were instructed by administrators to set modest limits on mercury pollution, and then had to work backward from the predetermined goal to justify the proposal, according to a report by Inspector General Nikki Tinsley.

Washington Post
Jan 14, 2005 Teen Web Editor Drives Apple to Court Action: Product Leaks Draw Suit

QUOTE: ...scored yet another scoop...the computer maker filed a lawsuit accusing him of illegally misappropriating trade secrets.

Washington Post
Jan 11, 2005 Free Speech, or Secrets From Apple?

QUOTE: ...bloggers ought to be extended the same protections as mainstream journalists, who have traditionally been given some latitude by the courts in protecting the identities of confidential sources.

New York Times
Jan 01, 2005 A Starter Kit for Business Ethics

QUOTE: Thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of grown-ups knew about an array of fraudulent practices and failed to shout, "Wrong!" Instead, many regulators, independent watchdogs, brokers, executives in both the retail and commercial sectors, benefits consultants, and investment advisers joined together in a parallel moral universe.

Fast Company
Nov 11, 2004 How UVA turns its back on rape

QUOTE: One of the most bitter ironies for UVA rape victims is that the school seems to reserve its harshest penalties not for sexual predators, but for students who violate the Honor Code, an antebellum proscription against lying, cheating, and stealing.

Aug 16, 2004 New mantra for reformers: Don't sue.

In response to public outrage over Enron and other instances of corporate fraud, Congress has passed new legislation meant to increase public access to corporate information. Citizens exercising these access rights can help spur ethical behavior inside corporate cultures, observers say, without necessarily mounting a costly legal battle.

Christian Science Monitor
Jul 29, 2004 Whistle-blowers form a breed apart

QUOTE: With or without the backing of the federal government, some people can't imagine keeping quiet when they witness what they believe is wrongdoing.

Jun 28, 2004 Wary Employee Questions Hanger Orthopedic Billing

QUOTE: ...alleged that Hanger executives and directors caused shares in the company to trade at artificially inflated levels by issuing false and misleading financial statements.

Washington Post
May 11, 2004 Pee in the Cup: A plan for the moral auditing of news.

QUOTE: ...this tradition of mutual trust between writer and editor, derives from the highest principles of integrity. But let's not fool ourselves. It also happens to be a model of quality control that is least labor intensive and most cost efficient.

Poynter Online
Oct 22, 2003 Tax Shelters Are a Boon To Agencies: Senate Panel Told of Lucrative Lease Deals

QUOTE: "It's hard to believe that city assets are helping tax shelter promoters. Roads and bridges built with tax dollars are leased out to shelter promoters so major corporations can get a phony tax deduction..."

Washington Post
Sep 17, 2003 Livermore Lab Settles Whistleblower Suit for Nearly $1M

QUOTE: She says that workers billed time for projects that they didn't work on and some subcontractors were paid for work that didn't get done.
Jul 10, 2003 White House 'lied about Saddam threat'

QUOTE: "This administration has had a faith-based intelligence attitude ... 'We know the answers - give us the intelligence to support those answers'."

Guardian Unlimited
Apr 30, 2003 Lawyer: FBI agent's job in jeopardy because she blew the whistle

QUOTE: A veteran FBI agent, who last year reported fellow agents had taken a Tiffany globe from "Ground Zero"… has been informed the FBI intends to fire her…

CNN (Cable News Network)
Mar 26, 2003 4 Top Officers at Air Force Academy Are Replaced

QUOTE: The Air Force is replacing the four top officers in charge of its academy...after a scandal in which dozens of women attending the academy said they were raped and accused the institution of systematically punishing victims who came forward.

New York Times
Mar 24, 2003 HealthSouth Officials Seek to Cut Deals With the U.S.

QUOTE: The large number of employees with knowledge of an accounting scheme that reportedly went on for more than 15 years but accelerated in scope from 1999 to 2001 has prompted questions of how the practices were kept secret for so long.

New York Times
Mar 07, 2003 The Media Can Legally Lie

QUOTE: ...a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with an assertion by FOX News that there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States.

Project Censored
Mar 01, 2003 Power Failure: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Enron

QUOTE: Sherron Watkins, the ex-Vice President of Enron Corporation, teams up with Mini Swartz to narrate the inside story of Enron's collapse in Power Failure: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Enron.

Random House
Feb 27, 2003 Voting Software Firm Gets Sued

QUOTE: In a case calling into question the thoroughness of the certification process for touch-screen voting systems, a former engineer for an election software company has filed a lawsuit against his ex-employer, claiming executives ignored his warnings of potential defects.

Feb 07, 2003 U.S. Refines Criteria For Prosecuting Firms

QUOTE: "Too often business organizations, while purporting to cooperate with a Department investigation, in fact take steps to impede the quick and effective exposure of the complete scope of wrongdoing,"

Washington Post
Feb 04, 2003 Gun Industry Ex-Official Describes Bond of Silence

QUOTE: ...a senior official in the gun industry has broken ranks to challenge practices in the business...that allows many guns to fall into the hands of criminals and juveniles...

New York Times
Jan 21, 2003 Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News

QUOTE: ...does provide a number of interesting examples backing up his charge that network television and the elite New York print media outlets are a liberal monoculture out of touch with the broad cross-section of American opinion and intolerant of opinions conflicting with their own.

Aug 11, 2002 Pressuring Analysts: Hard Habit to Break

QUOTE: ...according to one of Salomon's junior analysts, Kenneth A. Boss, two Salomon investment bankers had exerted improper influence on him.

New York Times
Aug 05, 2002 Ex-Executive Says Dynegy Asked His Help to Cheat

QUOTE: A former senior executive at the Dynegy Corporation says in a lawsuit that Dynegy fired him last year after he refused to go along with a plan to manipulate the company's profits and losses in the summer of 2000.

New York Times
Aug 05, 2002 The Cancer Letter's Goldberg Delves Into the Details

QUOTE: ...200 dying cancer patients...enrolled, clutching hope, in [ImClone]drug tests that turned out be riddled with so many problems they failed to produce definitive information.

Washington Post
Aug 01, 2002 Accusation of Conflicts At a Supplier to Hospitals

QUOTE: ...In a matter of months, Cynthia Fitzgerald was out of work — fired, she says, after complaining about her company's business practices...

New York Times
Jul 16, 2002 Two Who Queried Pastor's Past Are Forced Off Parish Board

QUOTE: Two members of the governing board of an old-line Episcopal parish in Manhattan have been forced to resign because they raised questions about their pastor's decade-old conviction on charges of possessing child pornography.

New York Times
Jul 15, 2002 Worldcom Ignored Workers' Concerns

QUOTE: As far back as 2000, WorldCom Inc. employees challenged the company's accounting and...raised those concerns with auditor Arthur Andersen LLP.

Washington Post
Jun 24, 2002 The RIAA Strikes Back: No Sharing Anytime

QUOTE: The Recording Industry Association of America has begun aggressively pursuing companies whose employees have created mini-Napsters by downloading tunes onto company servers...

Jun 24, 2002 A Whistle-blower Rocks An Industry

QUOTE: Doug Durand's risky documentation of fraud at drugmaker TAP is prompting wider probes...

May 01, 2002 The Enron Effect: Scandal As Sequel

QUOTE: A retrospective on past business crises that asks, Can old ideas prevent new scandals?

Fast Company
Apr 15, 2002 'It's a Living Hell'

QUOTE: Whistleblowing makes for great TV. But the aftereffects can be brutal.

Apr 08, 2002 Don't discourage the reporting of bad news

QUOTE: he’s talking about replacing the project manager who is reporting bad news. To a certain degree, he’s following the bad advice of the anonymous soul who said to “shoot the messenger.

Mar 03, 2002 Wait a Minute. Didn't Enron's Employees Ride That Stock UPC

QUOTE: Why are Enron's employees, who helped perpetrate one of the great corporate frauds of all time...deserving of reparations...

Washington Post
Feb 15, 2002 Not Quite a Whistle-Blower

QUOTE: [Sherron Watkins] "...did not want to hasten the demise of the corporation. In truth, Enron's only hope for survival was for someone like Ms. Watkins or Jeffrey go public with their concerns as early as possible."

New York Times
Feb 14, 2002 Sherron Watkins Had Whistle, But Blew It

QUOTE: Far from whistle-blowing, Watkins' actions actually provide cover for Lay and the Enron board.

Feb 10, 2002 Blowing the Whistle

QUOTE: ...most corporate tattletales are not as fortunate as Watkins. More often than not, company gadflies are, quietly and privately, fired. No congressional hearings, no public uproar, just termination.

Washington Post
Aug 09, 2001 Top FBI Officials Facing Inquiry: Retaliation Alleged in Ruby Ridge Probe

QUOTE: The Justice Department's inspector general has opened an investigation of alleged retaliation by senior FBI officials against agents who uncovered flaws in the bureau's handling of the 1992 siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho...

Washington Post
Aug 08, 2001 Are 'White Hat' Hackers Unfairly Under Siege?

QUOTE: Aren't we squelching the whistle-blower hackers (the white hats) who are keeping the software industry in check? Or should we just trust the software giants...

Mar 20, 2000 E-mail or E-sting? Your Boss Knows, but He's Not Telling

QUOTE: Before announcing key promotions, a top manager at a mid-sized technology firm decided to run a loyalty check on his subordinates...Atypical behavior? Absolutely not.

Nov 19, 1999 BEYOND THE LAW: As the SEC attempts to crack down on improper accounting, a recent federal court ruling threatens future investor lawsuits

QUOTE: The chairman's ``Numbers Game'' speech in September 1998 was the opening volley in the SEC's vaunted campaign against improper and sometimes fraudulent financial reporting in corporate America. And dozens of the most prominent companies in Silicon Valley were among the agency's targets. But Levitt and the SEC would soon discover just how difficult it is to crack down on the financial abuses thriving in Silicon Valley -- and just how powerful high-tech executives have become.

San Francisco Chronicle
Sep 01, 1998 Paid Informers

QUOTE: CPAs should advise their clients who provide information that helps convict someone of a tax law violation that the only way to bind the government is by negotiating and signing a written contract that fixes a specific reward amount.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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