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Jamie Neikrie

Former Intern

Senator Stands Up for Nuclear Whistleblower

October 17, 2013

Senator Ed Markey sent a letter to Earnest Moniz, Secretary of the Department of Energy, defending the rights of whistleblowers who faced retribution for reporting “severe safety and management challenges at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant.”

Watchdog Reports Security Weaknesses at State Department

October 15, 2013

Months after a federal Accountability Review Board advised the Department of State on ways to prevent future tragedies like the deadly September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, State has yet to implement many of the recommendations, according to the Department’s Office of Inspector General.

SEC Issues $14 Million Whistleblower Reward

October 8, 2013

An unidentified tipster has received a $14 million federal reward for aiding an “enforcement action that recovered substantial investor funds,” according to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announcement last week.

SEC Recusals Highlight Revolving Door Dangers

September 26, 2013

Prior work of SEC Commissioners creates conflicts of interest in settlement deals, confirming concerns about the revolving door system.

SEC Continues Fight Over ‘No Admit No Deny’ Policy

September 20, 2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission continues to implement and debate its policy that allows companies to avoid admission of guilt, despite announcements that seemed to signal a potential shift.