Why is Bradley Birkenfeld serving a forty-month prison sentence for giving up his career in private banking and netting billions of dollars in lost tax revenue for American taxpayers?

The answer was simple, according to Birkenfeld’s lawyer and the Executive Director at the National Whistleblowers Center, Stephen M. Kohn. His mistake was walking into the wrong office in Washington DC, the criminal division of the US Department of Justice.

Kohn said the most important step in cases where ordinary citizens step forward to reveal fraud is “who you blow the whistle to and what you say.”

 The Washington Times discusses The Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself, Stephen M. Kohn’s newest released book. The article notes some of the book’s contents such as information on viewing “hotlines” with discretion.

Feature Story News (FSN) Reporters Blog also posted about The Whistleblower’s Handbook, explaining that ways to attain generous rewards for uncovering wrong-doing are revealed in the book.

The Whistleblower’s Handbook is the blueprint whistleblowers need to be prepared from day one.

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The Washington Times "Whistleblowing handbook points up some serious pitfalls" (PDF version)


*Sabeen Khanmohamed (a NWC intern) contributed to this posting