Whistleblowers: The New Bounty Hunters

  • 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?

  • 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.

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

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    Whistleblowers who expose fraud, corruption and other kinds of wrongdoing can be deeply religious people, whose faith gives them an identity outside their corporate life.

  • SEC Hires Executive for New Whistleblower Program Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 3:31 PM ET
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

    The SEC has chosen a former Altria and AOL executive to head its new Whistleblower Office, the commission said Friday.  Sean McKessy will wield the new power given to the SEC under the Dodd-Frank law passed last year.

  • Whistleblowers Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 10:11 AM ET

    How much do you know about whistleblowers?

  • Whistleblowers: In Their Own Words Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 8:46 AM ET
    They live in a secret world, risking their careers and reputations to expose corporate fraud—and sometimes make tens of millions of dollars. Wall Street is suddenly paying attention because the new Dodd-Frank financial reform law extends whistleblower provisions to Wall Street for the first time. That means employees who expose fraud and wrongdoing stand to collect 10 to 30 percent of the amount recovered by the government. Some of these whistleblowers have already made millions, others have end

    Here are some of the most interesting whistleblowers, in their own words, from interviews with CNBC.

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  • FBI Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 1:31 AM ET

    If you have any information about these fugitives, call your local branch of the FBI, or visit their website.

  • US Dept of Justice Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 1:31 AM ET
  • SEC Snitch Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 1:31 AM ET
  • Taxpayers Against Fraud Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 1:35 AM ET
  • National Whistleblowers Center Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 1:31 AM ET
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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?