April 3, 2009 |
In one of the nation's largest settlements in a whistle-blower case, Northrop Grumman Corp. has agreed to pay the federal government $325 million to resolve claims that TRW, which it acquired in 2002, provided defective parts for a spy satellite program in the 1990s.
February 22, 2013 |
In the same week that Lance Armstrong announced that he would not cooperate with the anti-doping agency that uncovered the deception he used to win seven Tour de France titles, the Justice Department on Friday opted to press him for the millions he took from former sponsor the U.S. Postal Service. By joining a whistle-blower lawsuit first filed by Armstrong's former cycling teammate Floyd Landis, the Justice Department alleges Armstrong and teammates violated sponsor agreements by using banned substances and methods, including blood doping, testosterone and human growth hormone.
July 26, 2013 |
FT. MEADE, Md. - Young, naive and well-intentioned, wanting to save lives in a combat zone, feeling responsible for U.S. soldiers and Iraqi citizens and hoping they all make it home safely - that is the true Bradley Manning, his lawyer asserted Friday as deliberations began on the fate of the 25-year-old private. Army Col. Denise Lind, the judge who is hearing the case without a jury at Manning's request, must decide whether Manning is guilty of espionage and aiding the enemy in providing more than 700,000 confidential records, videos and other material to WikiLeaks.
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April 3, 2012 |
A fugitive in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum corruption case said he was in "the jungles of Brazil" and will not return to face trial in an alleged kickback scheme because he shouldn't have been charged. "Let 'em come over here and get me," Tony Estrada, a former Coliseum janitorial contractor who portrays himself as a whistle-blower done wrong, told The Times in a telephone interview. Estrada, who has been charged with embezzlement and conspiracy, said Monday he came forward more than a year ago with canceled checks and other evidence that showed he was making secret payments to the stadium's then-general manager, Patrick Lynch.
May 9, 2011 |
CompUSA Chief Executive Gilbert Fiorentino has agreed to resign and return $11 million in assets to the electronics retailer's parent company in the wake of a whistle-blower investigation. Systemax Inc., parent of Miami-based CompUSA and TigerDirect, announced Monday that it had reached an agreement with Fiorentino that calls for the surrender of 1.13 million shares of Systemax stock he owns and a payment of $480,000 in cash. The agreement also requires Fiorentino to disclose his and his immediate family's personal assets and forfeit undisclosed assets discovered by Systemax.
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April 24, 1994 |
Almost 20 years have passed since plutonium plant whistle-blower Karen Silkwood died in a car crash on an Oklahoma highway, but her father can't put her mysterious death behind him. Even if Bill Silkwood wanted to let go of the past, events won't let him. He learned recently that Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico had several bone fragments left behind from post-mortem testing done on his 28-year-old daughter, who thought she...
July 10, 2012 |
They say it only takes a few bad apples to spoil the bunch. So how rotten can things get when a quarter of those apples are no good? A survey of 500 top Wall Street execs by the law firm Labaton Sucharow finds that 24% believe that professional money people need to engage in unethical or illegal behavior to be successful. Moreover, 26% say they've seen or know of such behavior, while 16% would commit insider trading if they thought they could get away with it. Nearly a third of survey respondents say their compensation plans create pressure to bend ethical standards or violate the law. "When misconduct is common and accepted by financial services professionals, the integrity of our entire financial system is at risk," says Jordan Thomas, chair of Labaton Sucharow's whistle-blower representation practice.
August 9, 2003 |
Northrop Grumman Corp. has reached a tentative agreement with the Justice Department to settle allegations that its Newport News Shipbuilding Inc. unit in Virginia overcharged the Pentagon $72 million for work on a commercial tanker program, people familiar with the deal said Friday. The agreement, coming days before the case was to go to trial in Alexandria, Va., would resolve another whistle-blower lawsuit against the Century City-based defense contractor.
August 22, 2009 |
A former UBS banker described by prosecutors as the man most responsible for sparking a broad U.S. investigation into rich Americans' use of secret Swiss bank accounts to evade taxes was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison. Prosecutors gave Bradley Birkenfeld, a 44-year-old U.S. citizen, credit for voluntarily disclosing illegal tactics by Swiss banking giant UBS and others. But they said Birkenfeld initially refused to confess his own misconduct and hoped to collect a cash reward under U.S. whistle-blower laws.
August 8, 2008 |
Thirty-two research monkeys died because the laboratory overheated, a drug company said. Charles River Laboratories Inc. of Wilmington, Mass., said that the monkeys died in the Sparks lab on May 28 and that it reported the problem immediately. But Kathy Guillermo of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said the government didn't open an inquiry until PETA's complaint in July. "That monkeys were literally cooked to death by a heating system failure, as a whistle-blower alleges, shows that the facility did not even have a simple alarm system in place to alert staff to the malfunction," she said.