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....You can’t blame them. The thumping £530m provision to cover “improper” practices and “financial irregularities” in BT’s Italian division came to light in January, after a whistleblower, rather than PwC, spotted the mismanagement. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... “There are allegations of some of them having been bribed in the past,” said Joel Gitali, chief executive of the Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance. BAT whistleblower Paul Hopkins, who worked in Africa for BAT for 13 years, told a British newspaper he paid bribes on the company’s behalf to the Kenya Revenue Authority for access to information BAT could use against its Kenyan competitor, Mastermind. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The question the regulator will be weighing up is: where does the fault lie for this? With the company itself or the accountant responsible for checking its books? . BT is furious that it took a whistleblower to pick up on the scandal in Italy, rather than the company's own auditor PwC - the accountant that had been in place for over 30 years. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....It does nothing to change two hard facts: first, that Uber assumes that in the medium term, its huge investment in self-driving cars will make drivers redundant altogether; second, that tech giants in the US like Apple and Facebook as well as Uber are funded by investors so hungry for a piece of the action, they are prepared to take an economic risk without economic control. One consequence of an abdication of boardroom power is that whistleblowers and courageous journalism become the cornerstones of accountability, and ultimately behavioural change must rely on customers foregoing the benefit of the cut-price ride. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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The rehabilitation of RBS is painful, costly – and nowhere near over | Nils Pratley image
....You can’t blame them. The thumping £530m provision to cover “improper” practices and “financial irregularities” in BT’s Italian division came to light in January, after a whistleblower, rather than PwC, spotted the mismanagement. ...
Threats, bullying, lawsuits: tobacco industry's dirty war for the African market image
.... “There are allegations of some of them having been bribed in the past,” said Joel Gitali, chief executive of the Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance. BAT whistleblower Paul Hopkins, who worked in Africa for BAT for 13 years, told a British newspaper he paid bribes on the company’s behalf to the Kenya Revenue Authority for access to information BAT could use against its Kenyan competitor, Mastermind. ...
BT Italy scandal prompts auditing probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 07:47:51 AM
....The question the regulator will be weighing up is: where does the fault lie for this? With the company itself or the accountant responsible for checking its books? . BT is furious that it took a whistleblower to pick up on the scandal in Italy, rather than the company's own auditor PwC - the accountant that had been in place for over 30 years. ...
The Guardian view on Uber after Kalanick: only window dressing? | Editorial image
....It does nothing to change two hard facts: first, that Uber assumes that in the medium term, its huge investment in self-driving cars will make drivers redundant altogether; second, that tech giants in the US like Apple and Facebook as well as Uber are funded by investors so hungry for a piece of the action, they are prepared to take an economic risk without economic control. One consequence of an abdication of boardroom power is that whistleblowers and courageous journalism become the cornerstones of accountability, and ultimately behavioural change must rely on customers foregoing the benefit of the cut-price ride. ...
Germany fears big losses over tax scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 11:14:16 PM
....Panama leaks spur global investigations. Their investigations, broadcast on Thursday night, reveal that, despite a warning from State Commissioner August Schäfer in 1992 and the testimony of five whistleblowers, the practices continued and were widespread. ...
BT drops PwC following Italian accounts scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 01:56:30 PM
....BT said it wanted to "ensure a smooth and effective migration" and will want to put a line in the sand under a difficult year. The scandal at BT Italia emerged after a whistleblower informed executives in 2016 of the problems. ...
Bank of England governor falls for email prank but maintains his composure image
....Carney appeared to exercise more caution than Staley, who responded to emails sent by a “John McFarlane”, the name of the Barclays chairman. The email exchange showed Staley being told “you owe me a large Scotch” after the bank’s difficult annual general meeting, in which the chairman repeatedly defended the chief executive over the latter’s attempts to unmask a whistleblower who had been making allegations about the previous conduct of a new recruit in the US. ...
Whistleblower sparks Hyundai and Kia recall of 240,000 cars image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 05:37:45 AM
. The South Korean government has ordered carmakers Hyundai and Kia Motors to recall about 240,000 cars, after a tip off from a whistleblower. ...
Barclays boss Jes Staley fooled into email exchange with prankster image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 07:05:50 PM
....45pm on Wednesday. The email exchange shows Staley being told “you owe me a large Scotch” after the AGM, in which the chairman repeatedly defended the chief executive over the latter’s attempts to unmask a whistleblower who had been making allegations about the previous conduct of a new recruit in the US. ...
BT deserves credit – clawing back boss's bonus is common sense | Nils Pratley image
.... The auditor can’t grumble. The alleged fraud in Italy, which was uncovered by investigators summoned from KPMG after a whistleblower’s tip-off, may have been sophisticated but its size was enormous. ...
Staley might be right: UK immigration policy could be key to City's future | Nils Pratley image
....Those intrepid American adventurers heading to London to explore the drama and meaning of Brexit, courtesy of the New York Times at $6,000 a pop, should strike the Barclays AGM off their list of attractions. The chief executive, Jes Staley, between apologies for his “mistake” in trying to unmask a whistleblower, made leaving the EU sound like a stroll in the park, at least for Barclays. ...
Barclays chief apologises to shareholders over whistleblowing incident image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:26:33 PM
. Jes Staley, the chief executive of Barclays under fire for his attempts to unmask a whistleblower, has admitted to hundreds of shareholders that he made a mistake and has issued a personal apology for his behaviour. ...
Barclays CEO sees no reason for Brexit jobs shift to Europe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 12:12:29 PM
....Barclays has previously suggested its Dublin office could become more important after Brexit and it is thought that the bank will hire more staff in Ireland. At the meeting shareholders raised questions about an investigation into Staley’s attempts to unmask a whistleblower and one investor called on the American banker to resign. ...
Barclays boss sees off shareholder rebellion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 07:04:15 AM
....The Barclays chief executive has been re-elected to the board after a shareholders rebellion evaporated. Jes Staley was facing investors for the first time since it emerged he had attempted to find out the identity of a whistleblower at the bank. ...
Tory claims over energy price cap are just hot air | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 06:46:24 PM
....Shareholders are spoiled for choice with Wednesday’s bumper crop of annual meetings. Is the best entertainment to be had at Barclays, where there’s an opportunity to prod chief executive Jes Staley and ask him what on earth he was playing at in trying to unmask a whistleblower? Or should one be at ITV to tell chairman Sir Peter Bazelgette that, if he’d been on his game, he would have started looking earlier for a replacement for outgoing chief Adam Crozier?. ...
Swiss 'spied inside German ministry' in tax scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 11:22:21 AM
.... . Since 2010 North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany's most populous state, has paid whistleblowers millions of euros for data CDs revealing secret Swiss bank accounts. ...
If Barclays CEO is shown the door, let it be for the right reason | Nils Pratley image
. If Jes Staley, chief executive of Barclays, ends up losing his job over the whistleblower affair, he’ll deserve no sympathy. ...
Barclays chief clashes with private equity firm over family dispute image
....And the US buyout firm issued a thinly-veiled warning reminding Barclays of its “responsibilities” to clients, in a row that threatens to expose Staley to renewed accusations of allowing personal relationships to affect the bank he runs. The chief executive apologised last month after admitting that he asked Barclays’ internal security team to unmask a whistleblower, who had made accusations against an ex-colleague Staley recruited from his former employer JP Morgan. ...
Swiss 'tax spy' arrested in Germany image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 02:18:37 PM
....Reports suggest the man may have spied on German tax investigators. Tax authorities in Germany have controversially bought CDs of information from whistleblowers in Swiss banks as they try to catch German residents with Swiss bank accounts. ...
Barclays boss faces shareholder revolt over whistleblowing case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:37:05 PM
. Barclays’ chief executive is facing a shareholder revolt at next month’s annual meeting because of the ongoing regulatory investigation into his attempts to unmask a whistleblower. ...
Shareholders angry over fake accounts disrupt Wells Fargo meeting image
....". Wells Fargo has been in turmoil since revelations that the firm created more than two million fake accounts to meet sales goals and ignored or punished whistleblowers. ...
Low rates, tight margins: the mortgage market looks worryingly familiar image
....One thing Jes Staley, boss of Barclays, should do when the bank announces quarterly results on Friday is to make it clear that he will refuse a bonus for 2017. It might be one way to begin to repair the considerable damage the American has done to the bank’s reputation through his clumsy efforts to unmask a whistleblower. ...
Barclays boss’s spy act is a funny old business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 06:00:05 AM
....Say what you like about Barclays’ American boss Jes Staley (please, knock yourself out) but don’t assume he’s a stereotypical Wall Streeter with an underdeveloped sense of irony. Staley has, of course, landed himself in the soup over his attempts to unmask an internal whistleblower, who was supposedly saying mean things about a close pal and colleague. ...
HS2 is on its way but bid troubles and snap election could still derail project image
.... Yet controversy over contract awards, and now the calling of a snap election, has threatened more uncertainty and delay. Last week, a Commons select committee was told that a whistleblower’s intervention had led to the overturning of a £170m HS2 contract award to CH2M, the engineering consultancy which has had executives seconded, then hired, to run HS2 Ltd itself. ...
Investors think the election means a softer Brexit – are they right? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:40:16 PM
....Andrew Bailey, head of the Financial Conduct Authority, refused to mention Jes Staley or Barclays when asked about whistleblowing. But his response was exactly what you’d expect: it’s important for regulators and society that whistleblowers are protected. ...
Brexit, PPI and high cost credit are top priorities for City watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 05:32:29 PM
....6bn) was moved out of Russia during a four-year period from 2010. Bailey was also asked about the importance of the whistleblowing regime, a focus since last week’s revelations that Jes Staley, chief executive of Barclays, was being investigated for trying to identify a whistleblower. ...
United Airlines shows why it's time to deplane corporate-speak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 05:59:23 AM
....Jes Staley and Barclays should thank United Airlines. Until David Dao was dragged off the US carrier’s flight there was a bright spotlight on Staley and Barclays’s own extraordinary gaffe: trying to find a whistleblower. ...
‘Your manager’s behaviour has been inexcusable’ – our work expert responds image
.... My first instinct was for you to have another conversation with HR – it is, after all, their responsibility to sort such matters out. You shouldn’t ask them to reveal the name of the person who provided this critical feedback – I can quite see how this would betray the confidence of the whistleblower – but I can see no reason why HR couldn’t give a categorical assurance to the manager it wasn’t you. ...
Barclays whistleblower case sparks calls for more protection image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 11:59:31 AM
....Whistleblowing charities and law firms have called for companies to offer more protection to workers who flag up internal problems after the chief executive of Barclays attempted to track down the author of anonymous letters. Jes Staley is being investigated by financial regulators and faces a significant cut to his pay after admitting trying to unmask a whistleblower who made allegations about a long-term associate he had brought to the bank. ...
Under-fire Barclays chief is probably guilty of behaving like a chump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:01:12 PM
. We know that Barclays chief executive Jes Staley committed a “serious offence” when he tried to unmask a whistleblower, and that the poor thing will now have to get by on just his basic salary of nearly £10,000 a day when his bonus is slashed as punishment. ...
FTSE 250 sets record closing high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 07:46:23 AM
....4% higher after the bank said regulators were investigating its chief executive over the handling of a whistleblowing incident. The investigation relates to attempts by Jes Staley last year to identify the author of a letter by a whistleblower. ...
City regulators investigate Barclays boss Jes Staley image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 06:32:38 AM
....Barclays conducted their own inquiry into this, led by Barclays' deputy chairman Gerry Grimstone, and concluded that Mr Staley had made an honest but serious mistake by believing he was allowed to try and identify the sender. It remains to be seen whether Barclays decision to reprimand and hit its CEO in the pocket will pacify regulators, who may take a dim view of trying to expose their useful friend - the whistleblower. ...
Speedboat among £5.1m of assets seized in tax fraud investigation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 06:53:57 PM
....“Their assumed illegally obtained profits have been laundered in the Netherlands, where the suspects own two houses, where they stay on a regular basis,” the FIOD said in a statement. The Dutch authorities last week revealed they had been given details of more than 55,000 suspect Credit Suisse accounts by a whistleblower. ...
Tesco and Serious Fraud Office near to deal over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 05:46:01 PM
.... It later revised this overstatement to £326m. Tesco, Britain’s biggest retailer by sales, announced the black hole in its profits after a whistleblower approached Dave Lewis, the new chief executive, after he joined the business in September 2014. ...
How can I ever work again after the trauma of whistleblowing? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 10:24:52 AM
.... We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy’s own insights. Six years ago I was a whistleblower at my workplace. ...
Has TalkTalk’s security been breached yet again? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 06:59:27 AM
.... Despite repeated reassurances by the telecoms provider that it now has a tight grip on security, some customers claim they are receiving calls from what they believe to be scammers, armed with details about router numbers and passwords, which they say could only have come from within the company. While TalkTalk insists it has not been a victim of a fresh theft or security breach, the BBC reported this week that it had been contacted by three Indian whistleblowers who claim to have been among hundreds of staff using stolen UK TalkTalk data (although the BBC did admit it couldn’t verify the claims). ...
Ticket touts face unlimited fines for using 'bots' to buy in bulk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:15:05 PM
....Ticketmaster, which owns resale sites GetMeIn and Seatwave, has also come under the spotlight after it emerged that a man previously convicted of a £2m ticket fraud was using the sites to sell thousands of pounds’ worth of tickets. The identities of some of the UK’s most powerful touts were revealed last year after a whistleblower passed the Guardian information revealing the vast rewards on offer to those with a grip on access to the UK’s most popular events. ...
Inside the TalkTalk 'Indian scam call centre' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 11:47:00 AM
. TalkTalk customers are being targeted by an industrial-scale fraud network in India, according to whistleblowers who say they were among hundreds of staff hired to scam customers of the British telecoms giant. ...
Nurofen maker acquires US baby food and Choco Milk company image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 09:57:31 AM
....7m (£1m) for making misleading claims about its Nurofen painkillers. Mead faces a lawsuit from a whistleblower (paywall), a former employee alleging that she was unfairly dismissed after raising safety issues over bottles of infant formula. ...
BT insists Italian scandal is under control as profits plunge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 09:54:01 AM
....”. The mismanagement in Italy, where BT has operated since the 1990s, emerged over the summer when the company was approached by a whistleblower. ...
BT shareholders will remember profit warning for years | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 05:47:06 PM
.... The adjustments will be £530m, of which £500m will be in cash as working capital transactions are unwound. BT says it has taken “immediate steps to strengthen the financial processes and controls in that business”, but that doesn’t explain why the controls were weak in the first place and why BT has a whistleblower to thank for a tipoff. ...
BT loses almost £8bn in value as Italy accounting scandal deepens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 11:20:33 AM
....9bn, and flat next year. The mismanagement in Italy, where BT has operated since the 1990s, emerged over the summer when the company was approached by a whistleblower. ...
Whistleblower wins 13-year campaign against HSBC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 01:17:13 PM
. A lone whistleblower has won a 13-year “David and Goliath battle” against HSBC and Britain’s chief financial watchdog, resulting in a multimillion-pound compensation payout to thousands of people. ...
HMRC criticised over spiralling payments to outsourcing firm image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 12:01:23 AM
....Thousands of claimants came forward to say they had been wrongly sanctioned and their benefits frozen for weeks, and sometimes months, without justification. Some threatened suicide, whistleblowers claimed, and children were refused school dinners because their benefits had been stopped. ...
Rolls-Royce to pay £671m over bribery claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 05:32:13 PM
.... Warren East, who took the helm in 2015, said in an interview with the Guardian that the bribery scandal was “not a very desirable situation”. Hawley said: “The extent and egregious nature of the allegations against Rolls-Royce – and the fact that all indications are that it didn’t actually self-report, but this came from a whistleblower – really raise questions about whether this is being done as a convenient form for Rolls-Royce to carry on getting public contracts. ...
'I set myself on fire' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 12:16:58 AM
.... . "The industry is making major changes that address concerns about how bank staff are rewarded, the protection of whistleblowers, the handling of customer complaints and dealing with poor conduct. ...
Ticket resale websites run risk of fines after CMA launches inquiry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 12:23:00 PM
....The CMA’s probe will also examine whether major touts, some of whom were named in an investigation by the Observer, are exploiting “connections” at ticket websites. A whistleblower from one resale site said touts are sometimes handed inside information to help them grab the best seats at must-have concerts. ...
Uber employees 'spied on ex-partners, politicians and Beyoncé' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 12:17:32 PM
.... Even Beyoncé’s account was monitored, the investigator said. Spangenberg, who is suing the minicab company alleging age discrimination and whistleblower retaliation, made the claims in a court declaration in October. ...
Uber accused of letting staff spy on celebs and exes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 11:43:50 AM
...."Uber's lack of security regarding its customer data was resulting in Uber employees being able to track high-profile politicians, celebrities, and even personal acquaintances of Uber employees, including ex-boyfriends/girlfriends, and ex-spouses," wrote former forensic investigator Ward Spangenberg in his court declaration. Mr Spangenberg was fired from Uber earlier this year and is now suing the company over age discrimination and whistleblower retaliation. ...
McDonald's to scrap Luxembourg tax structure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 05:11:31 PM
.... They received suspended sentences, but prosecutors are pursuing an appeal against that decision, which will be heard next week. The whistleblowers have also lodged an appeal, arguing the trial judge had failed to properly consider how their actions had been taken in the public interest. ...
Revealed: Rio Tinto's plan to use drones to monitor workers' private lives image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 01:19:54 AM
....”. David Vaile, vice-chair of the Australian Privacy Foundation, said the scale of the planned smart infrastructure meant it could be used for all sorts of purposes, including cracking down on union activity, finding out if employees were visiting sex workers, pinpointing the source of leaks (of the whistleblower variety, not the water kind), and helping law enforcement with criminal investigations. ...
Banks fined £413m over euro rate rigging image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 12:13:55 PM
....7bn for euro and yen interest rate-rigging. Two of the eight, whistleblowers Barclays and UBS, were excused their financial penalties. ...
Ex-Barclays banker alleges unfair dismissal after interview with SFO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 05:49:44 PM
.... Without this extra capital the bank would have been forced to accept a UK government bailout. Boath is seeking to make his employment claim against Barclays under whistleblower protection laws. ...
SFO asks for private hearing in unfair dismissal claim by ex-Barclays banker image
....The unfair dismissal case is being brought by Richard Boath, who until March was chairman of financial services at Barclays and has been interviewed by the SFO as part of its long-running investigation. Few details about his claim are known although he is reported to be making the case under whistleblower protection laws. ...
Tesco chief warns brands not to make UK shoppers pay for weak pound image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 06:49:32 PM
....3% reported last month, making it the only one of the big four chains to record growth. Lewis is leading the turnaround of the grocer, which faced the biggest crisis in its history in 2014 when a whistleblower alerted him to an accounting scandal that revealed profits had been artificially inflated. ...
Three bank employees arrested in UK insider trading investigation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 06:25:18 PM
....The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung obtained 11. 5m leaked documents from an anonymous whistleblower calling themselves John Doe, and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in Washington shared the information with media outlets around the world. ...
Samsung HQ raided by prosecutors as South Korean political scandal deepens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 09:09:17 PM
....The case be a test for South Korea’s chaebols – vast, family-owned conglomerates that have helped transform the country into an economic powerhouse. These corporate giants have a reputation for exerting an enormous influence over the government, as revealed by whistleblower and former Samsung manager Michael Kim. ...
RBS to compensate squeezed firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 11:38:52 PM
....A report three years ago by the government's then entrepreneur in residence, Lawrence Tomlinson, accused the taxpayer-owned bank of deliberately putting viable businesses on a path to destruction while aiming to pick up their assets on the cheap. The allegations were supported by a cache of documents, passed by a whistleblower to BuzzFeed News and BBC Newsnight last month. ...
Asda apologises for dirty home delivery crates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 11:55:56 AM
....Asda has apologised and taken "immediate action" after a BBC investigation found crates used for its home delivery service were dirty. BBC One's Watchdog programme carried out an undercover investigation after a whistleblower raised concerns. ...
RBS squeezed struggling businesses to boost profits, leak reveals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of October 2016 05:01:16 AM
....RBS said it had let some small business customers down in the past but denied it deliberately caused them to fail. The cache of documents, passed by a whistleblower to BuzzFeed News and BBC Newsnight, support controversial allegations in a report three years ago by the government's then entrepreneur in residence Lawrence Tomlinson. ...
Yahoo 'secretly scanned emails for US authorities' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of October 2016 06:47:01 PM
.... It adds that some Yahoo employees were upset by that decision. The whistleblower Edward Snowden, who previously revealed details about the US's cyber-spying efforts, has tweeted in response to the unverified allegations: "Use @Yahoo? They secretly scanned everything you ever wrote. ...
AB InBev-SAB Miller deal approved by shareholders image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of September 2016 09:29:55 AM
....6m) to settle an unrelated investigation. The SEC found the brewer used promoters to make improper payments to government officials in India and sought to stop a whistleblower from talking to the SEC. ...
Concentrix: 'Suicidal calls' made to tax credits firm image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 25th of September 2016 11:57:45 PM
....A firm used by the government to cut tax credit payments has received calls from "suicidal" clients, the BBC has been told. A whistleblower at Concentrix's call centre said most staff "weren't even trained" to deal with such calls. ...
Former Tesco directors charged with fraud over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 11:35:32 AM
....The SFO launched a criminal investigation into accounting practices at Tesco in October 2014 after the company admitted it had overstated profits by £263m because it had incorrectly booked payments from suppliers, relating to issues such as marketing costs or reaching sales targets. The scandal came to light after a whistleblower alerted the company’s new chief executive, Dave Lewis, who took over in September 2014. ...

Pensioner awarded £90,000 over 'devastating' Facebook post 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 10:08:25 AM
....Mr Scott was ordered to pay A$150,000 in damages. "The anonymity, instaneousness and wide ranging reach of the Internet and social media,” added Judge Gibson, “make it a dangerous tool in the hands of persons who see themselves as caped crusaders or whistleblowers, or alternatively want to humiliate or "troll" other members of the community for the purpose of gratifying their own wishes or fears of for the purpose of gaining attention. ...

Donald Trump may go before court over tax deal that deprived US Treasury of millions of dollars
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.... which is being civilly prosecuted under New York’s qui tam law. That authorises the state’s attorney general, after investigating a complaint, to assign the state’s claims to the whistleblowers. ...

Former Brazilian president  Lula faces trial for obstruction of justice 
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....Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, will stand trial for obstructing a landmark anti-corruption probe after federal courts accepted charges against him. Mr da Silva, known universally as Lula, is accused along with six others of trying to prevent whistleblower Nestor Cerveró from signing a plea bargain over an endemic kickback system at state-controlled oil company Petrobras. ...

The doping scandal shows Russia is a rotten state – but we must not seek a pointless confrontation
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.... This is not a few bad apples; Russia, using the KGB’s successor agency, the FSB, has created a pervasive state-backed system to flout the rules. The key whistleblower, Grigory Rodchenkov, has fled the country, and two of his colleagues have mysteriously died. ...
LuxLeaks scandal: Luxembourg tax whistleblowers convicted image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of June 2016 03:41:06 PM
. Two whistleblowers have been found guilty in the so-called "Luxleaks" tax scandal and given suspended sentences, while a journalist has been acquitted. ...
MPs to scrutinise Sir Philip Green's link with influential banker image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of June 2016 04:40:12 PM
....Paul Sutton, who introduced Chappell to Green, will also answer questions from MPs. Sutton was in talks to buy BHS from Green until a whistleblower handed over a dossier to the billionaire that showed Sutton had been convicted of fraud in France. ...
BHS managers blame Dominic Chappell for company's collapse image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of June 2016 07:20:57 PM
....”. Sutton was forced to walk away from a deal for BHS, passing it on to Chappell instead, after a whistleblower handed a dossier to Green showing he had been convicted of fraud in France. ...
Why was Philip Green's former adviser helping a fraudster bid for BHS? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of June 2016 07:31:59 PM
.... It has now emerged that Robin Saunders, the top City banker who helped to finance Sir Philip Green’s takeover of BHS in 2000, advised Paul Sutton on his bid to buy the department store retailer. Sutton is the convicted fraudster who was in talks to buy BHS until a whistleblower alerted Green to his background. ...
US capitalism in crisis while most Americans lose out image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of May 2016 11:04:26 PM
.... BP was, from the 90s, an extremely balance-sheet focused company, becoming one of the most aggressive corporate costcutters of the era. This ultimately led whistleblowers to accuse the company of skimping on maintenance and using outdated equipment, even as it encouraged traders in its burgeoning US office to take bigger risks in search of trading-desk profits. ...

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