Unarmed man shot in the back by police sues City


Chicago police shot nearly twice as many people as New York City cops did in 2012, despite having one-third the population A new suit filed in federal court late yesterday charges that Chicago police shot an unarmed man in the back in April of last year, and then lied to cover up their misconduct by… Read More

Woman Wins $650,000 Settlement for Alleged Sexual Assault by Cop


A young woman whose identity was withheld for confidentiality reasons was granted a six-figure settlement by the Village of Forest Park council earlier this month, shortly before the case was set to go to trial in federal court. The young woman was represented by attorneys Arthur Loevy, Roshna Bala Keen, Elizabeth Wang and Vince Field… Read More

New Program Giving Big Wins to Whistleblowers


The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced earlier this month that it was quadrupling its first award in a new whistleblower program designed to root out financial fraud. Under the program, which is governed by the Dodd-Frank Act, tipsters can anonymously report private business or government wrongdoing and receive up to 30% of the… Read More

Financial Fraud Opens Door to Whistleblowers


Recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations are showing a pathway to potential big awards for whistleblowing employees and others who help expose wrongdoing by corporate officials.  Earlier this month the SEC hit drugstore giant CVS Caremark Corp. with a $20 million fine for allegedly deceiving investors by cooking its books with deceptive accounting practices.… Read More

“They all lied” – 5 Cops Slammed by Judge Face Federal Suit


Patrol car video shows cops lied in testifying against Joseph Sperling, said judge CHICAGO – Five Glenview and Chicago veteran police officers who lied in sworn testimony, according to a judge, are themselves facing a federal lawsuit today by a motorist who says they violated his constitutional rights in unlawfully arresting him.  Joseph Sperling and… Read More

Chicago Police “Street Files” Might Help More Wrongfully Convicted

Opening a door long thought closed, the City of Chicago has disclosed so-called “street files” for a civil trial against the city that began yesterday.  “Street files” gained notoriety in Chicago for containing evidence such as notes by police officers and others that weren’t disclosed to criminal defendants’ attorneys before their trials, allowing convictions of… Read More

Russia Sanctions Open Door to Whistleblowers


Many firms that previously profited off of trade with Russia may be tempted to violate the newly-imposed U.S. sanctions arising out of opposition to the Russian annexation of the Crimea.  Whistleblowers with knowledge of those violations can expose the fraud and earn a whistleblower reward for doing so. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which outlaws bribes… Read More