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Impeachment inquiry puts author Tom Mueller in TV spotlight

Mueller spent the last seven years researching, writing about and interviewing whistleblowers. Just weeks ahead of the release of his book, “Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud,” …


Whistleblower’s attorney says team now representing ‘multiple’ officials

An attorney for the whistleblower who sounded the alarm about President Donald Trump’s pressure on Ukraine said Sunday that “multiple” whistleblowers have come forward, deepening a political quagmire that has …


Whistleblower spoke to Schiff aides before filing complaint

The whistleblower who raised concerns about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine spoke to staffers on the House Intelligence Committee before filing a formal complaint, giving Democrats advance warning of …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

Reports say Boeing insider filed safety complaint about Max

A Boeing engineer filed an internal complaint alleging that company managers rejected a backup system that might have alerted pilots to problems linked to two deadly crashes involving the 737 …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 6:18 p.m.

Trump lashes out again at whistleblower, questions whether Schiff should be arrested for ‘treason’

President Donald Trump called the complaint lodged by a whistleblower “a fraud” Monday as he continued to lash out at an anonymous U.S. intelligence official despite a warning by the …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019, 4:47 p.m.

Intelligence panel has deal to hear whistleblower’s testimony

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday that his panel has reached an agreement to secure testimony from the anonymous whistleblower whose detailed complaint launched an impeachment investigation into …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 12:22 p.m.

Pelosi concerned about Trump’s whistleblower ‘spy’ comments

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi voiced concern on Friday over President Donald Trump’s comments that suggested retaliation against people who helped an intelligence whistleblower whose complaint about Trump’s phone call with …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

Whistleblower complaint takeaways: More than a phone call

The phone call is just a start. A whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump’s dealings with the new president of Ukraine lays out concerns about multiple actions taken by the …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Whistleblower: White House tried to withhold call details

The whistleblower at the center of Congress’ impeachment inquiry alleges that President Donald Trump abused the power of his office to “solicit interference from a foreign country” in next year’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

Democrats call whistleblower complaint ‘deeply disturbing’

Democrats who reviewed a secret whistleblower complaint involving President Donald Trump Wednesday called it “deeply disturbing” and said it gives them new leads to pursue as they consider impeachment.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 9:12 p.m.

Trump, in call, urged Ukraine to investigate Biden’s son

President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. Democrats …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 3:32 p.m.

Whistleblower accuses GE of fraud, misleading investors

A whistleblower who warned regulators about Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme is now accusing General Electric of misleading investors, sending the company’s stock on a downward spiral.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Idaho settles whistleblower case for more than $500K

A federal trial in a whistleblower lawsuit filed against the state of Idaho has been canceled after the state settled the case for more than $500,000.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Whistleblower case nets $389,355 fine from computer contractor at Hanford

Based on a case brought by whistleblowers, a company that was supposed to provide a functional electronic-medical-records system for Hanford has agreed to pay $389,355 to resolve allegations that it …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

More claims of abuse, retaliation at Idaho state-run center for the disabled

A former employee of a state-run facility in Nampa has filed a whistleblower claim against two Idaho agencies, saying she spoke up about abuse and neglect, then was pulled from …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 8:10 p.m.

Former Tesla employee blasted by Elon Musk takes battle to SEC, filing whistleblower complaint

Martin Tripp, the fired Tesla technician fighting a corporate legal battle and a war of words with chief Elon Musk, has formally filed a tip with the Securities and Exchange …


Spain: HSBC whistleblower released pending extradition case

Spanish authorities temporarily released a whistleblower in a major banking tax evasion scandal Thursday while a judge decides whether to extradite him to Switzerland, where he faces a 5-year prison …


Facebook data whistleblower: ‘fake news to the next level’

A Trump-affiliated firm under scrutiny for inappropriately obtaining data on tens of millions of Facebook users created profiling algorithms that “took fake news to the next level,” a former employee …


Blaine County, former employee reach agreement on lawsuit

Central Idaho officials have tentatively agreed to settle a wrongful-termination, whistleblower lawsuit.


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. …


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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


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 …


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 …


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. …