Many whistleblower laws originating in the
United States have international reach and jurisdiction. These powerful and highly
successful anti-corruption laws apply to all countries – for the benefit of all citizens.
Your Rights as a Whistleblower –
Wherever You Live
Know Your Rights
Regardless of where you live in the world, you can report crime and corruption, obtain legal representation, qualify for whistleblower rights, and be eligible to receive a monetary reward. Many whistleblower laws originating in the United States have international reach and jurisdiction. These powerful and highly successful anti-corruption laws apply to all countries – for the benefit of all citizens.
US whistleblower programs value the crucial role of people everywhere in exposing financial crimes, public health threats and other serious misconduct. These international whistleblower programs have grown substantially in recent years, as criminals and corrupt organizations have expanded their international enterprises.
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If you have information about a financial or tax crime, money laundering, bribery, environmental violation or public safety risk, you may qualify for whistleblower status and a monetary reward.
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Blow the Whistle on these Crimes and Public Health Threats
Here are the main U.S. whistleblower programs under which you may be eligible for whistleblower status. You can qualify for a reward under qui tam provisions and we can represent you in your case - regardless of where you live or which country you maintain citizenship. Contact us if you have information about any of these violations.
Includes bribery, fraudulent financial reporting, money laundering, tax fraud, procurement fraud and securities violations.
Tax evasion or fraud
Tax violations including offshore tax havens, shell accounts, money laundering, and falsified tax returns and payroll tax filings.
Includes Insider trading, stock and investment fraud, market manipulation, abusive short and selling, pyramid and Ponzi schemes.
Includes manipulating or fixing currency exchange rates, Illegal precious metals transactions, and disruptive trading ("spoofing").
Masking or concealing the source of illegally obtained money by transferring funds to foreign banks or legitimate businesses.
Includes mail, wire, bank or securities fraud; fraud against shareholders; and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) violations.
Bribery of officials
Using bribes to gain business or project approval from a public official or agency, or failing to keep proper records on company transactions.
Fraud in US government contracting, including defense contracts, Medicare/Medicaid, mortgage and bank fraud, and underpayments.
Includes money laundering, enabling tax fraud and evasion, falsified financial reporting, consumer fraud and mortgage malpractice.
The oil and gas industry is facing more pressures to cover up safety and environmental problems, and conceal pollution and financial risks.
Air or ocean pollution
Includes the dumping of garbage, oil, toxic chemicals and other wastes into oceans, and air pollution from factories, vehicles and aircraft.
The illegal killing, trafficking, poaching or selling of endangered wildlife, fish and plants in violation of the US Endangered Species Act.
Importing, exporting, transporting, selling or purchasing endangered wildlife, fish or plants in violation of the laws of any country.
Reports of illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing practices, typically exposed by people who work on ships or in ports of call.
In tropical forests with high carbon stocks, unsustainable and illegal logging by mining and agriculture interests harms local economies.
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the leading U.S. whistleblower law firm, Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, for its legal expertise, and the leading U.S. whistleblower advocacy group, the National Whistleblower Center, for its expertise in improving whistleblower policy.