Stories tagged: whistleblower
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Otter tabs Melinda Smyser as new state labor chief
Melinda Smyser, current regional director for U.S. Sen. Jim Risch and a former state senator from Parma, was named director of the Idaho Department of Labor on Friday by Gov. …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Russian doping whistleblower faces arrest if he returns
A Russian court has ruled that doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov should be arrested if he returns to his home country.
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017
Whistleblower helps secure $2 million settlement over contract rigging at Hanford
A whistleblower has been paid $470,000 out of a $2 million settlement after successfully challenging what she and government prosecutors say was a shell company at the Hanford nuclear site.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 1:51 p.m.
Montana House endorses whistleblower measures
The Montana House has given preliminary approval to two bills that add whistleblower protections to the state’s ethics code.
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, 8:32 a.m.
Google’s policies deter whistle-blowing, employee alleges in lawsuit
A Google Inc. employee has filed a lawsuit against the technology giant, alleging the company’s confidentiality policies illegally dissuade current and former workers from whistle-blowing.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
Spokane Valley-based Monaco Enterprises settles government-overbilling lawsuit for $5 million
Spokane Valley-based Monaco Enterprises Inc. will pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the company siphoned millions of dollars from the federal government by overbilling or billing for services …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
Lawsuit says Idaho agency fired whistleblower, used its subpoena power to go after his personal cell phone records
The Idaho Department of Labor used subpoena powers granted for specific purposes to instead obtain a whistleblower employee’s personal cell phone records, then fired the employee over the results of …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 5:47 p.m.
Judge awards former Rockwood CFO $1.9 million in whistleblower accounting complaint
A judge awarded Rockwood’s former chief financial officer $1.9 million this week
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Congressional report slams NSA leaker Edward Snowden
A House intelligence committee report on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says he’s not a whistleblower and that the vast majority of the documents he stole were military and …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 7:58 p.m.
SEC awards $22 million to Monsanto whistleblower
A former Monsanto financial executive who blew the whistle on the company’s accounting practices has been awarded a $22.4 million share of the government’s settlement with Monsanto, according to his …
Tue., June 7, 2016, 6 a.m.
Seattle federal worker who exposed veteran’s fraud on defensive
A federal employee in Seattle helped expose a fraud in which an Army veteran lied his way to a Purple Heart and hundreds of thousands of dollars in government benefits. …
Sun., May 29, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Idaho college funding still lagging
A new national report charts reduced state investment in higher education and rising tuition across the country, with Idaho ranking fairly poorly – the report found that state spending on …
Fri., May 27, 2016, 11:34 a.m.
Jury awards BNSF Railway whistleblower $1.6 million
A former BNSF Railway employee who says he was fired after conducting a brake test despite objections from his supervisors has been awarded $1.6 million.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
Cop code of silence: Chicago mayor caught in middle of legal battle
In an unprecedented move, city attorneys on Friday offered to admit to a federal jury that a code of silence exists in the Chicago Police Department if it meant Mayor …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 1:16 p.m.
Clearwater Paper ordered to pay $235,000 to whistleblower
A federal judge has ordered Clearwater Paper Corp. to pay a former employee $235,000 after ruling the company fired him for filing a report with a federal agency about unsafe …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 9:18 a.m.
Julian Assange claims total vindication with U.N. panel ruling
A little-known United Nations human rights panel has sided with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his long-running battle with Swedish and British authorities, saying he should be allowed to walk …
Sat., May 16, 2015
Feds accuse Valley company Monaco Enterprises of overbilling military
Federal prosecutors accuse a Spokane Valley manufacturer of systematically overbilling the U.S. military, potentially involving hundreds of contracts spanning more than five years. The allegations against Monaco Enterprises were first …
Fri., May 15, 2015, 3:48 p.m.
Spokane Valley’s Monaco Enterprises accused of overbilling U.S. military
Federal prosecutors accuse a Spokane Valley manufacturer of systematically overbilling the U.S. military, potentially involving hundreds of contracts over more than five years. The allegations against Monaco Enterprises were first …
Sun., Nov. 17, 2013
Idaho juvenile corrections employees say agency stalling over records
BOISE – A group of Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections employees who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the state say the agency is violating a judge’s order to meet and …
Tue., Oct. 29, 2013, 8:40 p.m.
Department of Labor files complaint after whistleblower firing at Clearwater Paper
The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a whistleblower complaint against Clearwater Paper Corp. for allegedly firing a worker who raised concerns about excessive sawdust exposure.
Tue., April 26, 2011
Audit of Spokane County assessor’s office finds late appraisals
The Spokane County assessor’s office undervalued scores of properties for years, according to a state audit for 2008 and 2009. The report released Monday says new construction on 157 properties …
Mon., April 25, 2011, 11:25 a.m.
State auditor criticizes Spokane County Assessor’s Office
New construction overlooked, coding errors missed
Wed., Sept. 22, 2010
Democratic lawmaker: ‘Professionalize’ Idaho’s tax panel
BOISE - Idaho Rep. Wendy Jaquet plans to introduce sweeping legislation to reform Idaho’s state Tax Commission, shifting it from an agency run by four full-time political appointees to one …
Tue., Sept. 14, 2010, 4:26 p.m.
Pending tax deals could cost Idaho $75 million
Idaho stands to lose more than $75 million just from tax compromises that are now in the works, according to a group of whistleblowers who are current and former employees …
Fri., Jan. 23, 2009
Lawmakers steamed over tardy tax report
BOISE – Idaho lawmakers are losing patience with the state Tax Commission, which hasn’t filed a required report on secret tax deals for corporations. A whistleblower alleged last year that …
Thu., Jan. 22, 2009, 6:11 p.m.
Senators: Tax Commission needs reform
Idaho’s state Tax Commission hasn’t complied with the recommendations in a state report that followed a whistleblower’s allegations that the panel was cutting secret deals to excuse millions in taxes …
Thu., July 17, 2008
Secret tax deals legal, says Wasden
BOISE – Idaho’s attorney general has concluded there was nothing illegal about secret tax deals struck by the state Tax Commission with large multistate corporations to excuse them from paying …
Thu., June 12, 2008
County money transfer questioned
Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker has been asked to investigate an allegedly illegal transfer of money from a Building and Planning Department account to the county’s general fund. In a …
Sat., Dec. 8, 2007
Planning director’s complaint investigated
An outside investigator says there is no merit to Spokane County Building and Planning Director Jim Manson’s whistle-blower complaint against the planner who successfully blew the whistle on him. Manson’s …
Sat., Feb. 15, 1997
No Reward For Hanford Cost-Saving Idea Engineer Loses To Department Of Energy; Says Suit ‘Has Made My Life Miserable’
A former Hanford engineer who developed an idea that helped save taxpayers millions of dollars has lost his bid for a reward. A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed …