How Private Equity Firms Avoid Taxes

The I.R.S. almost never audits private equity firms, even as whistle-blowers have filed claims alleging illegal tax avoidance.

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Natalie Edwards Exposed the Truth About ‘Dirty Money.’ Why Send Her to Prison?

If President Biden really wants to fight global financial corruption, he should pardon Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards.

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How the Pentagon Papers Shaped the Power of the Free Press

The Pentagon Papers created a delicate balance of power between the press and the government. Lately, it’s being threatened.

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Do Whistle-Blowers Damage National Security?

Jonathan Stevenson’s “A Drop of Treason” examines the career of Philip Agee, whose 1975 book revealed key secrets of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Whistle-Blower Says Credit Suisse Helped Clients Skip Taxes After Promising to Stop

A former bank employee contends that the Swiss bank continued to help American clients avoid taxes long after its 2014 plea deal with the U.S. government

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Senate Intelligence Committee to Examine Antigovernment Extremists

Senator Mark Warner, the committee’s new chairman, said he hoped to lead a bipartisan investigation of the groups, their overseas ties and amplification of their message by foreign powers.

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Trump Official’s Last-Day Deal With ICE Union Ties Biden’s Hands

A whistle-blower accused Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II of an abuse of power in making sweeping concessions to pro-Trump Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

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Laura Poitras: Journalism Is Not a Crime

The Justice Department is setting a dangerous precedent that threatens reporters — and the truth.

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A State Scientist Questioned Florida’s Virus Data. Now Her Home’s Been Raided.

Rebekah Jones became an unlikely celebrity when she lost her job running the state’s coronavirus data dashboard. Police say a breach at the Department of Health was traced to her computer.

#computer-security, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #florida, #search-and-seizure, #whistle-blowers

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Armed Mexicans Were Smuggled In to Guard Border Wall, Whistle-Blowers Say

In a complaint unsealed on Friday, whistle-blowers working on President Trump’s wall said that contractors were illegally bringing in Mexican guards to protect construction sites.

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New York Waterway Ferry Company Accused of Dumping Sewage into Hudson

Two former workers claim New York Waterway fouled the river with unfiltered waste from boats’ toilets. The firm denies the allegations.

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Immigrants Say They Were Pressured Into Unneeded Surgeries

Immigrants detained at an ICE-contracted center in Georgia said they had invasive gynecology procedures that they later learned might have been unnecessary.

#georgia, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-detention, #surgery-and-surgeons, #whistle-blowers

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ICE Detainees in Georgia Say They Had Unneeded Surgeries

Immigrants detained at an ICE-contracted center in Georgia said they had invasive gynecology procedures that they later learned might have been unnecessary.

#georgia, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-detention, #surgery-and-surgeons, #whistle-blowers

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Inquiry Ordered Into Claims Immigrants Had Unwanted Gynecology Procedures

Members of Congress and the D.H.S. are investigating claims by a nurse and lawyers that immigrant detainees in Georgia were complaining of unwanted procedures and rough treatment.

#georgia, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-detention, #infertility, #whistle-blowers, #women-and-girls

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The Intercept Promised to Reveal Everything. But It Didn’t Protect a Source.

Internal documents show how a source ended up in jail — and the fallout in the newsroom.

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Whistle-Blower’s Complaint Ignites a Smoldering Homeland Security Agency

The agency created to share information across governments is accused of distorting its intelligence to play down the threats posed by Russia and white supremacists.

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Whistle-Blower: D.H.S. Downplayed Threats From Russia and White Supremacists

The former head of the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence division has accused three senior leaders of warping the agency around President Trump’s rhetoric.

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Brother of Impeachment Witness Says His Firing Was a Whistle-Blower Reprisal

Yevgeny Vindman, Alexander S. Vindman’s brother, says he was fired in retaliation for his role in the impeachment inquiry and for raising ethics and legal concerns about the national security adviser.

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A Spanish Whistle-Blower Appeals to the E.U. for Help

Roberto Macías is invoking a new European Union law protecting whistle-blowers to argue that he should not have been convicted after exposing corruption in Spain.

#europe, #european-union, #spain, #whistle-blowers

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Labor Dept. Lawyer Says Trump Appointee Intervened in Oracle Case

A litigator asserts that she faced reprisal after saying Secretary Eugene Scalia was set to settle a discrimination suit for a sum she found too low.

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Top State Dept. Officials Enabled Misconduct by Pompeo, Whistle-Blower Said

A newly public copy of the whistle-blower’s complaint says that top officials who were protecting the secretary of state blocked the whistle-blower from addressing the issue internally.

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Complaint Faults Museum Director for Hanging His In-Law’s El Greco

A whistle-blower accusation argues that conflict-of-interest rules to prevent self-dealing have been skirted at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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Herb Stempel, Quiz Show Whistle-Blower, Is Dead at 93

After being instructed to give a wrong answer and lose to his golden-boy opponent, he played a key role in exposing a major television scandal.

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Obamagate Is a Fake Scandal. Rick Bright Described a Real One.

“The darkest winter in modern history” may soon be upon us, while Trumpists are obsessed with a new conspiracy theory.

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‘Lives Were Lost’ as Warnings Went Unheeded, Whistle-Blower Tells House

Dr. Rick Bright testified that he made early appeals that the Trump administration prepare for the coronavirus. President Trump and his health secretary snapped back.

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Attorney General William Barr and the Rule of Law

The attorney general’s intervention in prosecutions of Mr. Trump’s allies is a new low.

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We’re All Casualties of Trump’s War on Coronavirus Science

The administration kneecaps experts as the coronavirus rages.

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Who is Rick Bright? The Coronavirus Whistle-Blower Who Said The Trump Administration Steered Contracts to Cronies

Rick Bright, the ousted chief of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Agency, said he was pressured to steer millions of dollars to the clients of a well-connected consultant.

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Coronavirus Vaccine Doctor Says He Was Fired Over Doubts on Hydroxychloroquine

Rick Bright was abruptly dismissed this week as the director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.

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Linda Tripp, Key Figure in Clinton Impeachment, Dies

She gave over her secretly recorded conversations with Monica Lewinsky to an independent prosecutor, a pivot point in the investigation.

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