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Ex-IRS examiner charged with naming whistleblower

A former U.S. Internal Revenue Service examiner was arrested on Thursday and charged with exposing an IRS whistleblower and interfering with the audit of an international bank, said the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.


IRS pays whistleblower $104 million

Bradley Birkenfeld

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.


SEC Pays $50,000 in First Whistleblower Award

The Securities and Exchange Commission has paid its first award under a new program designed to spur people to tip off the regulator to large frauds.


Obama administration warns federal agencies that monitoring employees’ e-mail could violate law

The Obama administration warned federal agencies Wednesday that monitoring their employees’ personal e-mail communications could violate the law if the intent is to retaliate against whistleblowers. A memo to chief information officers and general counsels across government from the Office of Management and Budget sets out guidelines from Special Counsel Carolyn N. Lerner that agencies should heed when they consider surveillance of employee communications.


Whistleblower Facing Foreclosure Wins $18 Million

Lynn Szymoniak

When we first met Lynn Szymoniak on 60 Minutes, she was losing her home. She blew the whistle on bank fraud, and now she's walking away with $18 million, read more about the illegal use of robosigning by banks.


Whistleblower says BofA defrauded HAMP

Bank of America

Bank of America NA prevented homeowners from receiving mortgage-loan modifications under a federal program in order to avoid millions of dollars in losses while benefitting from financial incentives for participating in the program, according to a complaint unsealed in federal court Wednesday.


Tunisia leader, Bill Clinton among Nobel nominees

Bill Clinton

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning, and former President Bill Clinton may be among the hundreds of nominees for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, rights activists say.


Divided SEC approves whistleblower rule

A divided Securities and Exchange Commission approved a new program that would compensate whistleblowers whose tips lead to sanctions of over $1 million.


Companies Assail Whistleblower Bounties

More than 260 firms warned the SEC in a letter that plans to pay bounties will undermine internal compliance programs and turn financial fraud into a "gold mine" for employees.


WikiLeaks rival plans Monday launch

WikiLeaks rival plans Monday launch

Arguing that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has "weakened the organization," a newly organized rival to the website known for leaking official secrets says it will launch Monday.


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