Tag Archive for whistleblower

Dr. Donald Soeken profiled in the Baltimore Sun

A December 9 article in the Baltimore Sun tells the story of Donald R. Soeken and the organization he founded, the Whistleblower Support Fund.  The article is, “Speaking the truth to power’: Ellicott City man’s nonprofit focuses on the welfare…

Intelligence agency whistleblower’s anonymity and safety threatened

For weeks, President Trump and supporters have demanded unmasking of the anonymous intelligence agency whistleblower whose disclosure triggered the ongoing impeachment investigation. Now, there are concerns for the whistleblower’s safety after conservative sources and the president’s eldest son claim to…

Whistleblower complaint targets Trump, stirs national debate

On August 12, an anonymous individual field a whistleblower complaint with Michael Atkinson, the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community. In a letter, addressed to House and Senate intelligence committee chairs, the whistleblower described a situation of “urgent” importance. In…

Switzerland’s highest court acquits banking whistleblower

Switzerland’s Federal High Court today confirmed a lower court ruling, finding that Rudolf Elmer did not violate Swiss banking secrecy laws when he revealed information about offshore banking tax avoidance schemes. Breaking bank secrecy is a criminal matter in Switzerland that…

“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…

Chelsea Manning freed from prison

Chelsea Manning left Ft. Leavenworth prison today at 2 a.m. Central Time. She had served seven years of an extreme 35-year sentence for whistleblowing, a sentence President Obama commuted just before leaving office. In prison, the Army private, formerly known as Bradley Manning,…

Child health whistleblower Vikki Mata appeals for donations

Oregon whistleblower Vikki Mata is requesting donations to cover the cost ($6,000) of court transcripts. She must order the transcripts by February 6 in order to appeal a ruling in her case that barred favorable expert testimony.

President Obama reduces Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence

The White House announced Tuesday that President Obama has commuted whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s 35-year prison sentence, allowing her to be released from Fort Leavenworth on May 17, 2017.  Manning’s sentence, wrote the New York Times, was “the longest ever handed down in…

Intelligence officials leak surprise decision in whistleblower case

The Project on Government Oversight reports that a three-person panel authorized by Obama’s Presidential Policy Directive 19 concluded last May that the National Security Agency’s inspector general retaliated against a whistleblower. Based on that information, Director Michael Rogers sent IG…