National Whistleblower Legal Defense (LexBlog Russia)
A whistleblower said laundered money made it from Russia to the US. Lawmakers here want to know how.
Much of the $234 billion laundered through the Danske Bank started in Russia and ended in the U.S, as dollars, a whistleblower told the European Parliament in November. Now, a growing number of U.S. investigators want to know more. Last week, the heads of two congressional committees asked Deutsche Bank for information related to its...
Renowned Oversight Expert Criticizes Interference with Russia Investigation
In an op-ed for The Hill, former National Whistleblower Center (NWC) executive director and widely regarded oversight expert Kris Kolesnik takes members of Congress to task for blurring the lines between campaigning and governing. Kolesnik, also a former high-level staffer for Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), states, “people who come to Congress need to understand that,...
Squashed By Russia: The Sergei Magnitsky Story
NWC nabbed an exclusive interview with Jamison Firestone, the law partner and friend of Sergei Magnitsky - a whistleblower whose disturbing story reveals the ruthlessness and corruption of the Russian government.
Russia’s YouTube Whistleblower
Alexei Dymovsky, a Russian police major, fed up with rampant corruption decided to use YouTube to report his grievances.
Whistleblower fatally shot in kidnapping ordered by Russian hack
Umar S. Israilov was an official in Chechnya’s paramilitary forces, fighting separatists on behalf of the Russian-backed government of Chechnya’s president, Ramzan A. Kadyrov. In 2006, he left Russia and sought asylum. He filed a complaint in the European Court of Human Rights accusing Kadyrov of participating in kidnappings, torture and murder. Israilov told the...
International Whistleblower News (November 9, 2009)
[Russia] Humphries, Conor, “Russia fires police YouTube whistleblower,” Reuters, November 8, 2009. A junior Russian policeman was fired on Sunday after making a YouTube appeal to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accusing senior officers of corruption, a claim dismissed by authorities as false, news agencies reported. The policeman from the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk last...