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In 1777, a group of American sailors and marines blew the whistle on the first Commodore of the US Navy, accusing him of misconduct that included the torture of British soldiers. The Continental Congress did not throw the whistleblowers in solitary confinement, prosecute them, or execute them. Even in a time of war, the government did not use the “state secrets” privilege to hide these abuses. Instead, they passed a law that all whistleblowers should be protected, released all the records related to the whistleblowers’ concerns, and used funds from Congress’ meager treasury to protect the whistleblowers from retaliation.
Mortgage industry whistleblower wins case against Bank of America – “Department of Labor guarantees Bank of America whistleblower nearly $1M. A high-level executive who reported corrupt lending practices at Countrywide Financial Corp. was improperly fired for leading internal investigations that “revealed widespread and pervasive wire, mail and bank fraud” at the lender, a federal agency ruled Wednesday…” (read more)