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Entries in Retaliation (39)

Monday
Mar302015

Mike Scher talks with the ‘Lion of Compliance’

Donna Boehme is widely credited with transforming the compliance profession into what is now known as Compliance 2.0. For that ten-year pioneering struggle and for creating models for global compliance programs, the SCCE's 10-year anniversary award for dedicated service went to her as the "Lion of Compliance."

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Monday
Mar232015

UK to compliance officers: ‘Show a backbone’

A former compliance officer at the Bank of Beirut (UK) lied to the Financial Conduct Authority. Anthony Willis said the bank was complying with orders to enhance its compliance program when it wasn't. When the FCA caught Wilis in the lies, he said it wasn't his fault.

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Wednesday
Dec172014

Whistleblower Ian Foxley takes beating, still looks himself in the eye

Ian Foxley, former program director for GPTIan Foxley was six months into his new job overseeing a $3.5 billion supply contract between the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Saudi Arabia’s National Guard, when he noticed that a procurement document requiring his signature included $2.5 million in strange, additional charges.

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Thursday
Dec042014

Sanofi whistleblower alleges massive kickback scheme, says $1 billion ‘missing from company’

A former paralegal for Sanofi claims she was fired in September in retaliation for revealing a huge scheme involving kickbacks to doctors that violated U.S. federal law.

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Monday
Dec012014

For most whistleblowers, life is hell

Last month the Guardian published an excellent and informative article by Andrew Smith entitled Blowing It. The article looks at the perceived rise of whistleblowing, the courage of individual whistleblowers for whom the consequences have proved severe, and the support that can be given by governments and support groups.

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Thursday
Oct232014

FBI whistleblowers getting some cover

The DOJ is enhancing whistleblower protections for employees who expose problems at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where reports of retaliation have been criticized by the White House and lawmakers.

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Thursday
Aug142014

Second Circuit affirms dismissal of compliance officer retaliation suit against Siemens

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday affirmed the dismissal of lawsuit filed by a former Siemens compliance officer in China who said the company retaliated against him after he internally reported alleged corrupt sales practices.

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Monday
Jul282014

Walmart's wall of silence comes tumbling down

The veil of secrecy that the "old" Walmart drew over bribery allegations in Mexico since 2005 is falling apart. One reason is because the "new" Walmart has taken robust compliance initiatives and is more transparent. Another reason is because the Delaware Supreme Court is forcing the world's biggest retailer to open up about the past.

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Thursday
Jun052014

UK Supreme Court rules law partner can be 'protected whistleblower'

Whether a member of a limited liability partnership (LLP) can be a protected whistleblower under the Employment Rights Act 1996 ERA was recently considered by the UK Supreme Court.

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Friday
Feb212014

SEC files amicus brief to expand employee whistleblower protection

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a "friend-of-the-court" brief on Thursday, arguing that whistleblowers are entitled to protection from employer retaliation, even if they report the wrongdoing only to their employer and not to the SEC.

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Monday
Dec302013

For 2014, a call to action and advocacy

We considered some opportunities lost in 2013 for lack of advocacy, and the need for change in 2014. In the spirit of the season, here is a New Year’s resolution about advocacy.

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Wednesday
Nov062013

Mike Scher talks to the feds

To the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission:

The open-letter draft published on October 23, 2013 generated extraordinary interest among compliance professionals and other readers in the United States and in Latin America, India and China -- countries directly affected by the Wal-Mart investigation. Many sent in their observations and support for the letter.

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