Work Area: Whistleblowing

GIR’s top stories of 2022

The GIR editorial team is taking a break from regular news briefings over the next couple of weeks. We will be back on 3 January. In the meantime, please enjoy this selection of some of our favourite and most-read stories. Happy holidays!

18 December 2022

FRA accuses ex-employee of possessing confidential files

Consultancy Forensic Risk Alliance has asked a London court to force a former employee to destroy sensitive documents he has allegedly obtained from the firm.

09 December 2022

FCPA Docket: Glencore argues for steeper discount on FCPA fine

Glencore said it should have gotten an extra 10 percent discount off of the fine in the DOJ's FCPA case; the DOJ said a Hawaiian political fundraiser should get 30 months in prison and forfeit $3 million in a case tied to 1MDB; US Congressional Democrats sent a letter to the DOJ asking for more data on corporate crime and an ex-RBS employee asked the US Supreme Court to review the SEC’s denial of his whistleblower award application.

21 October 2022

Short seller sued over SEC whistleblower award

29 September 2022

RCMP official urges companies to turn themselves in

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The head of corruption at Canada’s national police force said many companies are still hesitant to report their own misconduct.

15 September 2022

FCPA Docket: Ex-Credit Suisse exec hit with $200,000 forfeiture order

A former Credit Suisse executive was hit with a forfeiture order; a medical device company said a whistleblower reported possible FCPA violations in Vietnam and a top employee at a crypto exchange pleaded guilty to wilfully failing to establish a proper anti-money laundering programme.

11 August 2022

JPMorgan employee retaliation lawsuit to continue

A judge denied JPMorgan’s motion for summary judgment against the case of a former employee who was fired after pointing out problems with the company’s anti-bribery efforts, but struck down the employee’s argument that the bank hindered her job search.

28 July 2022

Lawyers question fairness of denial of whistleblower reward applicant

A federal appeals court sided with the SEC as it denied a reward to a whistleblower because the agency didn’t use his information in an action of its own. Although the law is clear, the decision has some lawyers questioning the fairness of the outcome.

26 July 2022

UK MPs: agencies should receive a share of DPA awards

Two cross-party anti-corruption groups have called for the UK government to reinvest some of the money secured from successful enforcement actions into its anti-corruption agencies.

19 May 2022

Reports to the SEC doubled in 2021

SEC chairman Gary Gensler said the agency’s enforcement division needs more resources to deal with a surge in reports from whistleblowers and members of the public.

18 May 2022

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