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  • Wall Street Fights New Whistleblower Law Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 8:56 AM ET
    Wall Street

    With new whistleblower rules coming to Wall Street, the industry's lobbyists have mounted a furious behind-the-scenes effort to constrain the reach of the new protections.

  • How Feds Use Snitches to Uncover Tax Fraud Thursday, 10 Feb 2011 | 9:41 AM ET

    Two men, including a Wall Street veteran and a Minnesota trader who went undercover, explain how they worked with the IRS and FBI to expose tax fraud.

  • How Four Men Got Rich Exposing Pharma Fraud Thursday, 10 Feb 2011 | 7:07 AM ET

    This is the story of the most successful—and least known—whistleblower operation of all time.  Four men who have made a vast fortune blowing the whistle on the drug industry, forcing Big Pharma to pay the federal government over a billion dollars in settlements.

  • SEC Probes ETF Use in Disguising Insider Trading Thursday, 10 Feb 2011 | 5:37 AM ET

    ETFs have emerged as a possible mechanism for maximizing gains in one stock while potentially masking trading patterns, people familiar with the matter told the FT.

  • Do You Witness Fraud? Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 4:58 PM ET
  • UBS Whistleblower Finds Himself in Federal Prison Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 8:09 AM ET

    Bradley Birkenfeld once lived the high life as secret Swiss banker at UBS in Geneva. Then he delivered some of the world’s best-kept secrets to the US government, expecting a great reward. And now he sits in federal prison in Pennsylvania.

  • Cheryl Eckard became the largest individual whistleblower award recipient ever, hauling in a $96 million bounty as her reward for providing information to the government about manufacturing problems at GlaxoSmithKline.

  • Have You Considered Blowing the Whistle? Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 7:54 AM ET

    Have you ever been tempted to blow the whistle on something suspicious you've witnesses in the workplace? Take our poll and share your opinion.

  • Using Greed—and Lots of Cash—to Fight Greed Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 5:44 PM ET

    Forget what you think you know about lone whistleblowers taking on giant corporations all by themselves. These days, there's a cottage industry to support—and profit from—whistleblowing.

  • Wall Street Whistleblowers Ready to Cash In Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 2:04 PM ET

    When President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform act into law last summer, very few in the financial industry knew that the bill included a massive change in the way whistleblowing law works in this country.

  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

    Here's the goods.

  • Wall St. Joins SEC in Plea for Bigger Budget Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 11:47 AM ET
    Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro

    Some Wall Street lawyers have been lobbying Congress to get more money for the Securities and Exchange Commission, which faces a budget freeze. The New York Times reports.

  • Would You Expose Fraud for Cash? Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 9:00 AM ET

    That promise of cash is providing a new incentive for employees to reveal wrongdoing in their companies. What would you do?

  • Dropping A Dime for Millions Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 8:44 AM ET

    Wall Street is suddenly paying attention to the culture of whistleblowing, because the new Dodd-Frank financial reform law, for the first time, extends whistleblower provisions to Wall Street, meaning employees who expose fraud and wrongdoing stand to collect between 10 and 30 percent of the amount recovered by the government.

  • Exposing Fraud and Corruption in Drug Industry Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 6:42 AM ET

    Taking a look at the biggest fraud cases of all time, and you're left with just one question: What's wrong with the pharmaceutical industry?

  • Gavel

    A former technology consultant jailed in the federal crackdown on insider trading at hedge funds called Business Insider early this morning to ask for help finding a lawyer.

  • Assange Signs Book Deals Worth Over $1.5 Million Monday, 27 Dec 2010 | 6:39 AM ET
    Julian Assange

    Julian Assange has signed book deals worth more than £1 million ($1.5 million) in the US and UK, to allow the WikiLeaks founder to cover his legal fees and maintain the whistleblowing site, reports the Financial Times.

  • The Case Against John Carney, Revisited Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 2:17 PM ET
    John Carney

    Luring investors into a stock market trap, taking money from hedge funds, pumping stocks, helping investment banks fund a liquidity crisis, being a team player for Wall Street - quite a lot of nefarious things for me to have foisted upon CNBC in just six months! No wonder its felt so hectic. Gary Anderson has written a 2000-word attack on CNBC titled Why Is CNBC Trying So Hard To Defend Insider Trading? But, for the most part, it is about John Carney.

  • The Wall Street Journal has revealed the identity of the government's cooperating witness CW-2.

  • Robert Khuzami

    Although it was the Department of Justice and the FBI that took the lead on four insider-trading arrests Thursday, the Securities and Exchange Commission is also conducting its own inquiries, the commission's director of enforcement said Friday.

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