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“Sister Cathy” murder cold case warms up

Heroic whistleblower-nun “Sister Cathy” died in valiant effort to stop brutal sexual abuse at her high school, witnesses say by Tom Nugent BALTIMORE – More than 47 years after a 26-year-old teaching nun was found murdered in a garbage-littered patch of…

Our Hero in Flint

Story by Tom Nugent and Laura Silverman Published in the September 2016 issue of At Buffalo (SUNY at Buffalo). Re-published with permission When civil engineer Marc Edwards (BS ’86) warned Michigan state officials and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that lead-contaminated drinking water…

Whistleblowers and the prosecution loophole

(Commentary) by Shanna Devine (Government Accountability Project) and Liz Hempowicz (Project on Government Oversight) Published in The HIll, March 12, 2015 When facing the prospect of criminal prosecution for leaking highly classified material to his mistress and later lying about it…

FBI Whistleblower Protection Program ‘Broken’ – US NGOs

Published 3.16.2015 by Sputnik International. Republished with permission. Non-profit whistleblower organizations say that the US Department of Justice has laws in place to protect FBI whistleblowers from retaliation, but the system does not work as intended. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The…

A tendency to follow the herd rather than whistleblow may be part of our evolutionary past

By Paul Rauwolf, University of Bath and Dominic Mitchell, University of Bath   Published 23 Jan 2015 in The Conversation Whistleblowing performs a public service that is celebrated in the media, condoned by the public, and increasingly protected by the…

GAP Praises Settlement of Marine Corps Whistleblower Case

By Sarah Damian. Published September 25 by the Government Accountability Project. Reposted with permission. Today, U.S. Marine Corps whistleblower Franz Gayl and his attorneys since 2007 at the Government Accountability Project (GAP) praised the Marine Corps and the U.S. Office…

Medicare fraud and how to stop it

By David E. Haynes Millions of Americans rely upon the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs for their health care services. In order to fund these critical services, the federal government spends billions each year. In 2013, the federal government spent…