The last several months’ impeachment trials and the media furor it generated has focused a spotlight on whistleblowing and raised much-needed awareness on this issue. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 have provisions that were intended to prevent businesses from firing or demoting employees who reported fraudulent behavior to authorities…. [Read More]
The Whistleblower Newsroom; Is This a Conspiracy?
This last week I had the honor of being interviewed for The Whistleblower Newsroom, a podcast by whistleblowers, for whistleblowers, developed and hosted by journalists Celia Farber, TruthBarrier.com, and Kristina Borjesson. Although I had visited with Ms. Borjesson several times on the phone over the last three years, we first met last November at the… [Read More]
The Wall Street Merry-Go-Round Revolves Again!
Well, while many of us notice, and many of us care, our opinions matter not! President Trump continues to astound citizens with his about-face on Wall Street, now welcoming them with open arms and he’s filling the White House with former TBTF executives and those who defend them. The revolving door which exists in government and on Wall Street, where the government… [Read More]
Deutsche Whistleblower Eric Ben-Artzi to SEC: Keep Your $8 million!
I know I did the right thing, Mr. Eric Ben-Artzi told several newspapers this last week (FT and Bloomberg). He writes, “I turned down a whistleblower award.” Former Deutsche Bank employee and whistleblower, Eric Ben-Artzi turned down a whistleblower award of $8.25 million. “I refuse to take my share,” he said. “Although I need the… [Read More]
It’s a New Year With Hope for the Large Banks! (?)
It’s a brand new year! And, this means new beginnings and hope for us all personally and perhaps for the direction our country is moving towards. After all, a new year and new beginnings does signify hope so being optimistic is a good thing, isn’t it? I was feeling hopeful the financial services industry was… [Read More]
Were Bank Settlements Really Payments of Extortion to the Department of Justice??
Congratulations are in order to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which has managed to bring a case to trial against Nomura Holdings and the Royal Bank of Scotland, two foreign banks with little U.S. reputational risk. This relatively obscure agency oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Considering they have nowhere near the power of our federal regulators and prosecutors at our… [Read More]