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A suit claiming lab director Grigory Rodchenkov defamed three Russian biathletes is being filed in New York state Tuesday. By Kurt Mensching@BYBKurt Feb 20, 2018, 1:30pm EST. Share tweet Share. Share. Nets owner backs lawsuit against Russian doping scandal whistleblower. tweet share Reddit Pocket Flipboard ...
"We took the whistleblower complaint very seriously and conducted a thorough investigation," said Les Howe, chair of Obalon's audit committee. "The investigators found no merit to any of the whistleblower allegations, determined that preliminary revenues were not misrepresented and that management ...

More than six months after posters went up at the Energy Department warning "every leak makes us weak," federal officials have removed them and published new guidance for protecting whistleblowers. The Office of Special Counsel earlier this month confirmed the DOE posters had been taken down.
The Russian oligarch who owns the Brooklyn Nets is backing a lawsuit filed by three Russian Athletes against the main whistleblower in Russia's doping scandal in hopes the whistleblower will be forced to make his accusations in a U.S. courtroom. The whistleblower, Grigory Rodchenkov, is now in a U.S. ...
On February 15th, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an official directive warning customers to avoid cryptocurrency pump-and-dump schemes. More significantly, they are offering as much as 30% of the monetary sanctions recuperated from perpetrators as a direct result of ...

By this point, the Games in Pyeongchang were in full swing, and Rodchenkov had reverted from whistle-blower to sports nut. "I adjust my routine to watch live transmission," he said. He'd been setting an alarm to catch particular events. That morning, he had risen early for the women's ten-kilometre pursuit biathlon. "Ladies ...
Congress has passed numerous whistleblower protection laws to shield company insiders and others who act in the public interest from retaliation as a ... demonstrates that courts and would-be whistleblowers can use broad readings of these general standards to protect employees in atypical situations.
David Quantock showed raw emotion when speaking to Congress last week about whistleblowers. Quantock said whistleblower reprisal cases increased six-fold in the past three years and he was clearly unhappy about it. "The substantiated rate for whistleblower reprisal cases is 4 percent. A significant ...
Winters proposed allowing all state-employee whistleblowers to remain anonymous, and setting up an anonymous complaint reporting procedure. On Thursday, the Senate General government and Accountability Committee approved the bill -- with an amendment that limits anonymous reporting to four ...
A Lee school Board member who received a whistle-blower complaint from an employee charging "inappropriate actions by district staff" has been rebuffed by ... Board Chair Cathleen Morgan and Adkins told Giovannelli that she should have brought the information about the whistle-blowers directly to the ...
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law whistleblower protections for Capitol staffers. Now, legislative employees will have the same protections as all other state employees. But a question arises: Will the new law, which passed both Democrat-controlled houses without a dissenting vote, really make much of ...
A scheme to manipulate Wall Street's fear gauge, VIX, poses risk to the entire equity market and costs investors hundreds of millions of dollars a month, according to an "anonymous whistleblower." A law firm representing the individual told U.S. financial regulators about the alleged manipulation and urged ...
When a powerful conservative group, Empower Texans, asked the state's public school teachers to serve as "whistleblowers," watching for misuse of school district funds by endorsing or campaigning in the upcoming election, it was a call to action -- in more ways than one. The mass mailer roused ...
He would not identify himself, only saying that he had been working at buyside firms for 20 years holding positions with what he called "high responsibilities." The whistleblower claims to have observed "irregular patterns" in the market that he believes may have impacted investors. He claims that this ...
Olympus, a Japanese medical equipment maker, transferred a whistleblower to a different position in retaliation after the employee in 2007 exposed a superior's malfeasance. Reaching a resolution -- including monetary reparations -- took a full decade. Japan's protections "lack teeth," so "employees ...
... "senators, representatives, congressional committees, or congressional staff" without first consulting with the DOJ Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA). Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), a long-time advocate for whistleblower rights, has expressed his concern regarding the legality of the Attorney Sessions'…

As a result, the whistleblowers said, the asylum system was in effect a lottery, depending on the personal views of the decision-maker who picked up the file. .... As a result of all he had seen, one whistleblower said he would not trust the Home Office to deal with his claim fairly if he had to apply for asylum.
West Palm Beach, Fla. - A West Palm Beach police officer has filed a lawsuit against the city claiming retaliation for policing his own. Attorneys for Lieutenant Frank Alonso filed a 19-page whistleblower lawsuit late Friday afternoon. He accuses the West Palm Bach police Department of misconduct, fraud ...
Empower Texans mailed letters to school district employees across Texas, asking them to become "whistleblowers" against their employers: "Some school districts across the State of Texas are vowing to illegally misuse school district recourses [sic] to electioneer for liberal candidates in upcoming elections ...
Halbrook filed a whistleblower's lawsuit on Feb. 21, 2017, in Wake County Superior Court, alleging that Bradsher fired her on Jan. 11, 2017, for reporting him to the State Bureau of Investigation on criminal allegations that he was employing former Rockingham County District Attorney Craig Blitzer's wife, ...
A "whistleblower" businesswoman has told the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme public inquiry she would take the same actions again. Janette O'Hagan was speaking on Friday. She said she would do the same thing if the RHI debacle happened again, despite unwillingly becoming the centre of a ...
Two whistleblowers are now speaking out about a toxic cover-up at the former Hunters Point navy shipyard in San Francisco. (KGO-TV). KGO. by Cornell Barnard. Friday, February 09, 2018 06:13PM. SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) --. Their story was the red flag which got the attention of the U.S. Navy. Two whistleblowers are ...
WILMINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) A former employee of the Hermitage Club has filed a whistleblower complaint against the company's management. Robert Balewicz, former manager of the Hermitage Club's real estate arm, Hermitage Club Realty LLC, alleges that he was fired after complaining of illegal ...
A whistleblower who was awarded $1.2 million in a False Claims Act suit must pay state taxes on the entire amount of the award, even if the amount paid in legal ... Janel said the opportunity for whistleblowers to realize a financial gain from bringing a qui tam case is "supposed to encourage people to come ...
A federal judge has thrown out a whistleblower's lawsuit against Epic Systems Corp., the massive health care technology company based in Verona, declaring that the allegations of fraud were "pure speculation." A former employee at a health care system in North Carolina filed the complaint in 2015, ...
Focus on Europe. Germany grants whistleblower asylum. A whistleblower who exposed China's systematic doping of Athletes has been granted asylum in Germany. In her diaries, she noted how famous Olympic stars took performance-enhancing drugs in the 1980s and 1990s.
More controversy at the Metropolitan Planning Commission, the agency that handles planning and zoning in Shreveport and Caddo Parish. Complaints from inside the agency about payroll irregularities prompt a police investigation. Now, the whistle-blower is terminated, prompting threats of lawsuits and ...
whistleblowers still in the firing line from foreign influence and official secrets laws ... The first stage of the government's enhanced private sector whistleblower protection has been referred back to a parliamentary legislation committee, like the other two laws, amid similar concerns it doesn't deliver properly ...
DEERFIELD VALLEY -- A former employee of the Hermitage Club has filed a whistleblower complaint against the company's management. Robert Balewicz, former manager of the Hermitage Club's real estate arm, Hermitage Club Realty LLC, alleges that he was fired after complaining of illegal ...
Mr. Traxler, who assumed his leadership role at the Louisville-based VA hospital in November 2014, was accused of "whistleblower retaliation conduct unbecoming of a senior executive and lack of candor," VA Press Secretary Curtis Cashour wrote in an email to the Louisville Business Journal. The press ...
2, the same day that the VA proposed his removal from federal service for whistleblower retaliation, conduct unbecoming of a senior executive and lack of candor. "Secretary (David) Shulkin has made clear that VA will hold employees accountable when they fail to live up to the high standards taxpayers ...
[JURIST] California Governor Jerry Brown [official website] on Monday signed new workplace conduct legislation [AB 403, PDF] into law to protect whistleblowers who disclose workplace harassment or abuse in the capitol. While the California labor code already had protections against retaliation for ...
The Lawyers for Liberty rights group described the sentence as "harsh" and warned it would have "a chilling effect on would-be whistle-blowers". "Rafizi as an MP was performing his higher duties: that is, to hold the government accountable and expose any corruption," Eric Paulsen, director of the group, ...
DALY CITY -- A Jesuit priest who visited the Bay Area recently asked Filipino Americans not to forget the whistleblowers who confirmed the existence of the Davao liquidation squad that operated under then-mayor and now Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Fr. Albert "Paring Bert" Alejo SJ was referring ...
... members failed to correct infection control deficiencies that an earlier inspection had found, including dirty and unsterilized medical equipment, according to a redacted 2017 report by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the independent federal agency tasked with safeguarding whistleblowers from reprisal ...
... whistleblower in Billings VA clinic faces removal while office is shut down · With veterans Affairs whistleblower's fate undetermined, officials saying little about case · Zinke dismisses criticism of travel with vulgarity · Bullock vetoes bill meant to protect whistleblowers · Fort Harrison gets 2 of 5 stars in secret ...
"The new measures enacted by Congress and signed by the President fill gaps in current protections and enhance accountability for whistleblower retaliation," OSC Special Counsel Henry J. Kerner said. "Protecting whistleblowers and increasing accountability for retaliation promote good government and ...
Employees working in California's legislature will be covered under state whistleblower protection laws, the first step in what legislators say will be an ongoing ... Jerry Brown (D) on Monday signed a new measure to provide whistleblower protections to legislative employees, hours after the state Assembly ...
The European Center for whistleblower rights was established by Mark Worth, who has been working with whistleblowers for more than 30 years - as an investigative journalist, campaigner and policy advisor. Mark is the co-founder of the Southeast Europe Coalition on Whistleblower Protection, board ...
Investigators with the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration dismissed Worzella's whistleblower complaint in November after finding there was sufficient evidence supporting Wells Fargo's position that it had fired her for reasons unrelated to what she called the "phantom ...
On October 1, 2013, the SEC announced the more than $14 million SEC whistleblower award to, who was later determined to be, Sears. (Note: The SEC protects the confidentiality of whistleblowers and does not disclose information that might directly or indirectly reveal a whistleblower's identity. As such ...
This exposure of government waste resulted in the enactment of a number of vital safeguards, including the 1986 amendments to the False Claim Act and the 1989 whistleblower Protection Act. These laws shield whistleblowers from retaliation and empower them to come forward with cases of contracting ...
"whistleblowers in the intelligence agencies have been referred for Criminal Investigation as well as criminally prosecuted," said Louis Clark, CEO of the Government Accountability Project (GAP) - a whistleblower protection group in Washington. Clark said reporting wrongdoing in an environment filled with secrets can be ...
"The required counseling and mediation is cut from the law, so whistleblowers can now directly file their case in a federal court." Leaders of the Workplace Sexual Harassment Coalition have reported that the recommendations outlined in the letter signed by the National whistleblower Center, and a ...
... members failed to correct infection control deficiencies that an earlier inspection had found, including dirty and unsterilized medical equipment, according to a redacted 2017 report by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the independent federal agency tasked with safeguarding whistleblowers from reprisal ...
Now, a person who intentionally retaliates against a whistle-blower in the Legislature could be fined up to $10,000 and jailed for up to a year, and could be sued by the whistle-blower in civil court. The protections in the bill also cover volunteers, interns, fellows and those applying for a job in the Legislature.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California legislative staff members on Monday applauded the passage of a bill granting whistleblower protections to legislative staff members who say they are badly needed to ensure sexual misconduct and other misbehavior can be reported without fear of retaliation.
Two whistleblowers whose private information was leaked in brown envelopes from Prince Edward Island's government to the Liberal Party say they won't fade away without being compensated for the economic ... "As soon as they do an internet search and they see whistleblower, you're done," she said.
Lampe told KY3/KSPR she has been particularly struck by the county employees who have reported concerns, under the whistleblower law, to the Missouri State Auditor's Office. Those whistleblowers questioned how tax dollars were used, or possibly misused, leading up to the sales tax increase proposal ...


 

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