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.... 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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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. ...
The Tesco brand was badly dented, but it will recover, says boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of May 2016 03:00:06 PM
....The former Unilever marketing man had never run a shop when he was hired to put a stop to a three-year sales slide at Tesco. As if that was not enough of a challenge, within three weeks Lewis was engulfed in the biggest crisis in the company’s history when a whistleblower alerted him to an accounting scandal. ...
French minister urges UK to stamp out tax secrecy in its territories image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 05:38:18 PM
....France is also still reeling from what Sapin called the “deplorable” scandal when Jérôme Cahuzac, Hollande’s first finance minister in charge of clamping down on tax fraud, was revealed to have hidden money in a secret Swiss account. Sapin proposed new legislation this year to improve France’s transparency laws and provide better protection for whistleblowers. ...
LuxLeaks prosecutors seek jail term of 18 months for whistleblowers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of May 2016 01:07:24 PM
. Prosecutors in Luxembourg have called for two whistleblowers on trial over the so-called LuxLeaks scandal to be jailed for 18 months and for a journalist to be fined. ...
Luxleaks trial of tax whistleblowers begins in Luxembourg image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of April 2016 05:12:13 PM
. A trial of three people accused of involvement in the leaking of documents that revealed industrial scale tax avoidance has begun in Luxembourg, with attending MEPs vowing to propose a whistleblowers’ charter to prevent such cases in future. ...
Mitsubishi admits it cheated on fuel mileage tests for 25 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of April 2016 03:41:30 PM
....7bn) – since it admitted last week to manipulating test data for four domestic mini-vehicle models, including two it produced for Nissan. Related: VW emissions scandal could snare other firms, whistleblower claims. ...
Regulator widens inquiry into UK firms' links with Panama Papers tax havens image
.... McDermott confirmed the FCA had received the report by Promontory Financial Group, commissioned in January 2014, but had not yet decided whether it would be published in full. McDermott was also asked about allegations raised by whistleblower Nicholas Wilson that people struggling with their credit card payments were overcharged by a company bought by HSBC. ...
RBS faces claims for £1bn in damages from small businesses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of April 2016 02:27:29 PM
....”. RGL will use funds provided by professional litigation investors to seek fresh evidence from whistleblowers and through other investigative means. ...
Former PwC employees face trial over role in LuxLeaks scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 24th of April 2016 03:26:49 PM
....Related: Luxembourg tax files: how tiny state rubber-stamped tax avoidance on an industrial scale. More than 118,000 people have signed a petition in support of the 30-year-old former PwC whistleblower. ...
Whistleblowers fear new European law image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 11:01:52 PM
. The European Parliament is debating a bill on Thursday critics say threatens to turn whistleblowers into criminals. ...
Tesco warns on profit growth in tough retail market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 07:34:27 AM
....Lewis was parachuted in as chief executive following the sacking of Philip Clarke. The business was subsequently engulfed in an accounting scandal after a whistleblower revealed supplier payments were mishandled – a matter that is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation by the Serious Fraud Office – when Clarke was in charge. ...
Tesco results: analysts expect strong start to the year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 10th of April 2016 11:01:01 PM
....Lewis was parachuted in to lead the business following the sacking of Philip Clarke. The business was subsequently engulfed in an accounting scandal after a whistleblower revealed supplier payments were mishandled – a matter that is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation by the Serious Fraud Office – when Clarke was in charge. ...
Fired employee says Volkswagen deleted documents about emissions tests image
....Volkswagen deleted documents and obstructed justice after the US Environmental Protection Agency accused the company of cheating on emissions tests, a former employee alleged in a lawsuit. Daniel Donovan says in a whistleblower case that he was wrongfully fired on 6 December 2015 after refusing to participate in the deletions and reporting them to a supervisor. ...
NHS's first 'national guardian' resigns after two months image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of March 2016 12:02:48 AM
. A chief nurse who was appointed more than two months ago as the first “national guardian” with a remit to support NHS whistleblowers has resigned from the post. ...
Revealed: G4S youth jail faced abuse claims 12 years ago image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of February 2016 03:15:37 PM
.... G4S announced on Friday that it was to sell its “children’s services businesses”, including the contracts for Medway and another STC, in Oakhill, Milton Keynes. The announcement came on the same day the Guardian was able to report that two Medway whistleblowers had made claims in 2003 about inmates being abused by staff, and staff being bullied by the head of G4S children’s services, Paul Cook, who was in charge of the facility. ...
FBI escalates war with Apple: 'marketing' bigger concern than terror image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 09:09:24 PM
....Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, called the court order “chilling” in a letter published on the company’s website. Cook called for public debate and has been backed in his fight by some of tech’s biggest names, including Google’s chief executive Sundar Pichai, WhatsApp and whistleblower Edward Snowden. ...
$8bn wiped off Boeing's value by 'accounting investigation' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of February 2016 07:02:37 PM
.... • Video; Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner lifts off in near-vertical ascent . A Bloomberg report claimed regulators – aided by a whistleblower - are looking into how Boeing recorded the huge costs of developing the new jets and forecasts about their future profitability. ...
Google's tax affairs: the players and questions they need to answer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 06:48:24 PM
.... “We see – but understand more fully – some of the information that might seem to the general public to be surprising,” she told MPs in 2013. Now, having reviewed all the evidence gathered by inspectors during a six-year investigation, as well as whistleblower testimony passed on by the public accounts committee, Homer’s team has once again found in Google’s favour. ...
EU and US clinch new data-transfer deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 05:35:33 PM
....It might also have disrupted US-based travel websites from processing customers' bookings and European's online purchases from being completed. The European Court of Justice ruled against Safe Harbour in October following leaks by whistleblower Edward Snowden that suggested the US security services were scrutinising foreigners' personal data held in the US. ...
Tech firms shudder as watchdogs meet image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 12:53:56 AM
....About 5,000 US companies took advantage of the deal to facilitate transfers. In 2013, the whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked a mass of documents detailing the US security services' cyber-spying operations. ...
£50m lost because watchdogs 'did nothing’ image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 09:03:09 AM
. City watchdogs could have prevented fraudsters from stealing £50m of investors’ money but ignored repeated warnings until it was too late and the money was gone, according to a whistleblower. ...
Google UK staff earned average wage of £160,000 each in 2015 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 08:24:15 PM
.... A £130m settlement reached with HMRC last week effectively made it clear that Google would not be challenged on this point. Barney Jones, a tax whistleblower who worked for Google’s UK sales team for four years, said Britain was a major profit engine for the US multinational. ...
Don’t fob us off with this pitiful Google tax gesture | Margaret Hodge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of January 2016 09:00:12 PM
....Google used to be proud of its clever tax-avoidance structures. It took some courageous whistleblowers to prise open what was really happening. ...
Whistleblower gets £137k payout image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 01:44:04 PM
. Construction contractor Balfour Beatty has paid out a six-figure sum to a whistleblower who accused the firm of ripping off taxpayers. ...
HMRC admits to winding up inquiry into HSBC tax evasion claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of January 2016 07:38:51 PM
....She said they had been getting “better and better” after the first three months of last year when answering rates were so bad she had issued a public apology. Related: HSBC whistleblower given five years’ jail over biggest leak in banking history. ...
Big brands 'cheating' consumers with false lightbulb efficiency claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of December 2015 12:44:53 PM
....There is nothing illegal about the mislabelling, which cuts across brands and ranges and affects the lightbulbs’ advertised brightness per unit of energy – rather than their A-G energy label ratings. But the same whistleblower, who has two decades of experience in the industry, said that many companies manufactured products with lower-grade components knowing that they would fall short of the required wattage and lumens specifications, as his firm was now reluctantly doing. ...
FCA set to investigate HSBC amid claims of 'improper practices' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of December 2015 05:13:19 PM
. The City regulator is set to launch an investigation into whether large numbers of people lost out financially because of “improper practices” at HSBC, after a 12-year campaign by a whistleblower. ...
British American Tobacco accused of bribing government officials image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of November 2015 11:17:37 PM
....Panorama alleged that BAT had also bribed politicians. One of the whistleblowers who gave information to the BBC was Paul Hopkins, a former soldier with the Irish special forces who worked for BAT in Africa for 13 years and said he had paid bribes on behalf of the company. ...
The secret bribes of big tobacco image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 30th of November 2015 01:39:30 PM
....Panorama found British American Tobacco illegally paid politicians and civil servants in countries in East Africa. The payments were revealed when a whistleblower shared hundreds of secret documents. ...
HSBC whistleblower jailed in absentia image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 27th of November 2015 09:32:24 PM
HSBC whistleblower given five years’ jail over biggest leak in banking history image
. The whistleblower who exposed wrongdoing at HSBC’s Swiss private bank has been sentenced to five years in prison by a Swiss court. ...
HSBC whistleblower Herve Falciani sentenced to five years in jail image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 27th of November 2015 02:23:41 PM
.... . Falciani has been celebrated as a whistleblower by some, but Swiss authorities claimed he was motivated by money, citing evidence that he wanted to sell the data he stole. ...
Three businesses fined total of £250k for nuisance calls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of November 2015 06:58:31 PM
.... “ We know that it prompts 180,000 complaints a year from consumers, who take the time to report to us the calls they’re getting. That information has helped us to make some big breakthroughs in the nuisance calls business, alongside the intelligence we build up from elsewhere, from whistleblowers or the network providers. ...
New crackdown on nuisance call firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of November 2015 02:16:12 PM
....Information Commissioner Christopher Graham said the sector had prompted 180,000 complaints a year from consumers. "That information has helped us to make some big breakthroughs in the nuisance calls business, alongside the intelligence we build up from elsewhere, from whistleblowers for instance, or from the network providers," he said. ...
Rolls-Royce calls in top law firm to deal with fraud investigation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of November 2015 07:37:44 PM
....The news that Slaughter and May, one of the UK’s top five law firms, is working with Rolls-Royce underlines the seriousness with which the company is treating the investigation, launched in December 2013. Rolls-Royce hired the New York law firm Debevoise & Plimpton in 2012 to conduct an internal investigation after the SFO requested information from the company, after a whistleblower made allegations about its conduct in China and Indonesia. ...
Ex-HBOS bosses likely to escape fines because of delayed report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of November 2015 02:52:06 PM
....Crosby resigned from several City positions, and asked for his knighthood to be revoked, in 2013 after the parliamentary report found that he sowed the “seeds of destruction” at HBOS. Paul Moore, the HBOS whistleblower, said last week he feared the report could turn out to be “a cover-up and a fudge”. ...

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