Whistleblowers Who Shaped Modern U.S. History

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  1. LeeEsq says:

    Didn’t Whiteacre also blow the entire thing through his own ambition?Report

  2. Damon says:

    And then there was that FBI analyst that blew the whistle on our dealings with Al quieda, the death squads we created operating in the middle east, and other various schenanigans, but damned if I can remember the spelling.

    And yet, all this notwithstanding, nothing really has changed, has it?Report

  3. Brandon Berg says:

    How did Gravitt have standing to sue his employer for overbilling the government?Report

    • There is a special cause of action called a qui tam , in which an individual is allowed to sue a private party in the name of the government, typically for defrauding the government. There is a whole procedure that has to be followed- essentially the government has to make a decision whether to take the case over from you, and if they decide not to, then you get to continue prosecuting the case in the government’s name. If you win, then you get a very handsome chunk of the verdict as a reward.Report