Below are some of the whistleblowers represented by KKC who have made the United States a better and more safe country. They risked their careers in order to expose serious wrong doing or to set legal precedent to help further whistleblower rights. KKC is proud to have provided assistance to these brave Americans.
In 2012, Bradley Birkenfeld made history when he obtained the largest whistleblower reward ever given to an individual whistleblower in the twenty-five year history of federal qui tam or whistleblower reward laws.
Bassem Youssef has worked to bring awareness to the deficiencies in the FBI's counterterrorism program.
Bunnatine Greenhouse exposed the illegal no-bid contract between Halliburton and the Army Corps of Engineers for the reconstruction of Iraq after the 2003 invasion.
Dr. Frederic Whitehurst and Jane Turner used the Freedom of Information Act to force the FBI to release hundreds of thousands of pages of information documenting government misconduct Exposing misconduct at the World Trade Center and the 9/11 crime scenes, including theft by FBI agents and the mishandling of evidence. He also forced the Department of Justice to review thousands of criminal convictions resulting in the release of innocent defendants from prison.
Dr. Frederic Whitehurst fought for the FBI to create whistleblower protection for FBI agents for the first time in U.S. history and forced the FBI to accredit its crime lab. Whitehurst also prevented the U.S. Government from using "tainted evidence" in the 1993 World Trade Center and 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing cases.
Linda Tripp successfully challenged the Department of Defense when it illegally released confidential information from her security clearance file. The DOD Office of Inspector General found the leak of information to be illegal.
Former FBI SSA Jane Turner exposed the theft of "souvenirs" from the Ground Zero crime scene compelling the FBI to prohibit agents from removing property from crimes scenes. Turner also exposed civil rights violations harming child victims by violent sexual abuse.
Daniel Richardson disclosures resulted in his employer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, paying back the U.S. taxpayers over $500 million in ill-gotten funds.
Jerry Gibbs alleged on behalf of U.S. taxpayers that Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI), of Fort Walton Florida, falsely billed the Air Force for work it did to develop a data base product for commercial use. Mr. Gibbs disclosures resulted in the recovery of $850,000.
William Sanjour worked to preventing federal agencies from gagging employee speech critical of agency policies and won a Department of Labor ruling protecting whistleblowers who contacted NGO's or non-profit environmental groups.
Kiki Ikossi won the right for federal employees to pursue "mixed case" whistleblowers claims under the Whistleblower Protection Act.
One of America's top federal prosecutors, Richard Convertino lost his job after blowing the whistle on incompetence in the Bush Administration's "war on terror." High ranking Justice Department officials leaked confidential information in an attempt to discredit Mr. Convertino. View media interviews regarding his case.
Joe Macktal stood up to the nuclear industry and established a ban on "hush money" payments for all environmental and nuclear federal safety cases
Dr. Aaron Westrick fought to protect police officers by forcing defective bullet proof vests off the market.
Dr. David Lewis forced the EPA to abandon its policy of promoting the land application of sewage sludge on farmland.
Roger Wensil fought to secure protection for workers at nuclear weapons plants under federal and state law.
Carolyn Weaver won a ruling that federal employees can bypass administrative remedies and seek pre-enforcement injunctive relief under the First Amendment.
Dr. William Marcus won a ruling that Environmental Protection Agency whistleblowers were protected under the Clean Air Act and other environmental statutes.
Allen Mosbaugh established the right of environmental whistleblowers to tape record conversations where the executives were willfully engaging in safety violations.
Jonathan Fishbein won the right to whistleblower protection for all Title 42 employees under the Whistleblower Protection Act.
David Charvet, an Ohio waste water manager, successfully defended the right to blow the whistle on sludge being dumped into the Ohio River.
Marvin Hobby fought to establish protections for nuclear whistleblowers.
Bradley Birkenfeld blew the whistle on UBS, Switzerland's largest bank. His disclosure and cooperation with U.S. authorities provided inside information into the bank's conduct and began the dismantling of the historic secrecy of Swiss banks. In fact by blowing the whistle, Mr. Birkenfeld's disclosure directly led to a ground-breaking legal settlement in which UBS agreed to pay $780 million in fines and UBS and the Swiss Government have agreed to turn over the names of thousands of Americans suspected of tax evasion. Photo courtesy of www.whistleblowers.org.
Sibel Edmonds worked as a language specialist for the FBI's Washington Field Office. During her work with the bureau, she discovered and reported serious acts of security breaches, cover-ups, and intentional blocking of intelligence that had national security implications. She pursued a successful Freedom of Information Case against the FBI.
Former FBI Special Agent John Roberts blew the whistle on severe FBI misconduct in the Ruby Ridge shootings. His case resulted in the removal of an FBI manager for retaliating against Mr. Roberts.
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency employee Paul Jayko lost his position for exposing that public schools were being built on contaminated land causing a high occurrence of cancer. After a hotly contested trial, Mr. Jayko won his job back and the manager responsible for retaliation against Mr. Jayko lost his bid to become Director of Enforcement for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Marrita Murphy came to national prominence when she challenged the unconstitutional taxation of whistleblowers court awards for loss of reputation or emotional distress. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia initially ruled that this taxation was unconstitutional under the 16th Amendment, but that decision was later reversed on other grounds. The Supreme Court refused to hear the case.
James Bobreski was fired and blacklisted after exposing the threat of chlorine gas contamination in Washington, D.C. He was vindicated in one case and is currently pursuing a case that alleges that he has been blacklisted.