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Tax Whistleblower Receives $11.6 Million Dollar Award

Attorneys Stephen Kohn and Dean Zerbe are pleased to announce today that a joint client – who wishes to remain anonymous – received a whistleblower award under the new IRS whistleblower award program of $11.6 million dollars.





Senators Honor Whistleblowers at First Congressional Celebration of National Whistleblower Day

On July 30, the U.S. Senate’s Kennedy Caucus Room was packed with whistleblowers, their families and whistleblower advocates as six senators and one representative each gave moving remarks in recognition of National Whistleblower day.





The US whistleblower incentives behind FIFA corruption scandal

Yesterday the world was shocked by well-documented revelations of widespread corruption and bribery within the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Chuck Blazer, an “insider” and a former top FIFA official, provided key evidence relied upon by the United States in securing the indictments.





Sputnik International: US Intelligence Agencies Discriminate Against Loyal Arab-Americans – NGO

National Whistleblowers Center Executive Director Stephen Kohn says that US intelligence agencies have failed to utilize the skills of Arab-American employees in the War on Terror because of existing prejudices and discrimination.





Whistleblower Birkenfeld: “I helped Switzerland”

Bradley Birkenfeld, the former UBS employee who helped bring down Swiss banking secrecy, has explained to Swiss public television SRF why he blew the whistle on the bank’s tax evasion violations in the United States.





CCTV America: FBI admits to flawed forensics analyses for cases

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has admitted that at least 90 percent of its microscopic analysis of hair samples in criminal cases was flawed. The cases date prior to the year 2000 when the FBI began using DNA techniques instead. CCTV’s Daniel Ryntjes filed this report from Washington.





CNBC: Why did the US pay this former Swiss banker $104M?

Bradley Birkenfeld was released from federal prison in August 2012 after serving 2½ years for his role as a Swiss banker hiding millions of dollars for wealthy American clients. Five weeks later, he found himself in the kitchen of a small rental house in Raymond, New Hampshire. At that moment, Birkenfeld was an ex-con. He was out of work, infamous in a famously discreet profession, and probably unemployable as a private banker anywhere.





The Marshall Project: Bad FBI Science

Dr. Frederic Whitehurst knows a thing or two about FBI lab scandals. As a “supervisory special agent” and noted forensic scientist, he began complaining to his federal supervisors more than 25 years ago about shoddy policies and practices within the vaunted crime lab.





Business Insider: While Swiss bankers indicted in U.S. tax-evasion probe remain at large, whistleblower went to jail

It seems like the ultimate irony. At least 21 Swiss bankers under U.S. indictment for helping Americans skirt income taxes remain at large in their native country and out of the hands of prosecutors, reports Bloomberg. But the whistleblower who helped the Justice Department in its probe ended up going to jail for more than two years.





NPR: A Decade After Blowing The Whistle On The FBI, Vindication

Kobus alerted his managers that a supervisor was allowing favorite employees to take time off for their birthdays, so the government had to pay more for other people at the agency to work overtime. “You know, this is not our money. This is the taxpayers’ money, and I want it to be correct,” he says.



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