2012: John Parsons

John Parsons was the Inspector General for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (“The Global Fund”) from 2008 to 2012. Under his leadership, the Office of the Inspector General revealed that up to two-thirds of certain Global Fund grants may have been lost to corruption through forged documents, improper bookkeeping, the diversion [...]

2019-04-16T14:27:42-04:00May 16th, 2012|Timeline|

2012: Phyllis McKelvey

Phyllis McKelvey is a retired USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) chicken inspector. Before leaving the USDA in 2010, McKelvy witnessed firsthand the damage the agency’s new poultry inspection model creates, including turning inspection duties over to company employees and increasing line speeds to the point where inspectors have only 1/3 of a second to [...]

2019-04-16T14:20:30-04:00April 16th, 2012|Timeline|

2012: Dr. Eric Ben-Artzi

Dr. Eric Ben-Artzi publicly came forward with his evidence of multi-billion dollar securities violations at Deutsche Bank. As an employee, he discovered and internally reported serious violations stemming from the Bank’s failure to report the value of its credit derivatives portfolio accurately.

2019-04-16T14:18:50-04:00February 16th, 2012|Timeline|

2012: Larry Alt & Pete Forcelli

Larry Alt and Pete Forcelli, agents at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), helped expose issues surrounding the Operation Fast and Furious scandal, the program that resulted in federally-monitored guns ending up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

2019-04-22T06:47:14-04:00January 1st, 2012|Timeline|

2011: Michael Winston

Michael Winston was a high-level executive at Countrywide Financial tasked with writing a report about Countrywide’s succession planning and other governance issues to allay concerns expressed by Moody’s Credit Services. Winston refused to write the report as he had seen no succession plan, nor knew if one even existed. Soon afterward, his budget was frozen, [...]

2019-04-16T14:27:20-04:00April 16th, 2011|Timeline|

2011: Peter Van Buren

Peter Van Buren, a veteran Foreign Service Officer at the State Department authored the book We Meant Well, which exposed massive fraud while serving as the leader of two Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Iraq from 2009-10. It detailed how the U.S. wasted more than $44 billion in reconstruction efforts. In September 2012, he was forced [...]

2019-04-16T14:24:27-04:00March 1st, 2011|Timeline|

2011: Sanchez

Christian Sanchez is a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was harassed after refusing overtime pay when there was no extra work to be performed at the Port Angeles, Washington office and briefing Congress about the waste of taxpayer dollars.

2019-04-16T14:22:37-04:00February 16th, 2011|Timeline|

2011: Eileen Foster

Eileen Foster, a former high-ranking official at Countrywide Financial and then Bank of America after its purchase of Countrywide in July 2008, exposed systemic fraud at Countrywide Financial and the corrupt activities of company officials that gave rise to the economic crisis.

2019-04-16T14:23:37-04:00January 16th, 2011|Timeline|

2010: Walt Tamosaitis

Walt Tamosaitis was the Deputy Chief Process Engineer and Research & Technology Manager for the Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) at the Hanford Nuclear Site in Eastern Washington. After raising concerns about safety and operational issues, he was terminated in July 2010 by Bechtel.

2019-04-16T14:31:06-04:00April 16th, 2010|Timeline|

2010: Wilma Subra

Immediately following the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in April 2010, Wilma Subra found evidence of serious health risks for clean-up workers and Gulf Coast residents from crude oil, aerosol forms of oil, and dispersant used on the spill.

2019-04-16T14:30:21-04:00March 16th, 2010|Timeline|