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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jeffrey Skilling

    The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has denied a request by former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling for a temporary release from prison to attend his son's funeral, CNBC has learned. No reason was given for the denial.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Taco Bell Fights Back on Beef Lawsuit With Ad Push Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 9:34 AM ET
    Family having Taco Bell

    Taco Bell is launching an advertising campaign Friday to fight back against a lawsuit charging its taco filling isn't beef.

  • Rahm Emanuel Can't Run for Chicago Mayor: Court Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 1:51 PM ET
    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel

    An Illinois Appeals Court ruled Monday that former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel's name can't appear on the ballot for Chicago mayor because he didn't live in the city in the year before the election.

  • Mortgage Giants Leave Legal Bills to the Taxpayers Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:06 AM ET

    Since the government took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, taxpayers have spent more than $160 million defending the mortgage finance companies and their former top executives in civil lawsuits accusing them of fraud. The New York Times reports.

  • Call of Duty Black Ops

    The war of words between Activision-Blizzard and Electronic Arts has moved to a new plateau. Activision has added the rival publisher to its $400 countersuit against the creators of the “Call of Duty” franchise.

  • Remington Model 700 rifle

    The manufacturer of the most popular hunting rifle in the world has been aware of potential safety problems with the gun since before it went on the market—60 years ago.  Newly uncovered documents, including memos and drawings by the gun’s inventor, show company officials discussing the potential problem, as well as whether a design change is worth “the high expenditure required to make the conversion.”

  • States Warned of $2 Trillion Pensions Shortfall Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 4:51 AM ET

    US public pensions face a shortfall of $2,500 billion that will force state and local governments to sell assets and make deep cuts to services, according to the former chairman of New Jersey’s pension fund, reports the Financial Times.

  • ACA Sues Goldman Sachs Over Abacus Deal Thursday, 6 Jan 2011 | 5:14 PM ET
    The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    ACA Financial Guaranty Corporation is suing Goldman Sachs over the deal that gave rise to fraud charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission last year.

  • Hearing Set on Stanford Bid to Delay Trial Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 6:02 PM ET

    The judge in the upcoming criminal trial of accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford has set a hearing for next Thursday on Stanford's motion to delay the trial, which is scheduled to begin January 24.