Report Corruption & Fraud


Corruption and Fraud can happen in any workplace – regardless of whether it is a government-run entity, a privately-held corporation, or a non-profit corporation.

Corruption, Fraud, and White-Collar Crime are not limited to government, privately-held corporations or non-profits; they can happen anywhere and they do.

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The causes of corruption, fraud, and white-collar crime have nothing to do with what kind of entity work is being done in – it depends on the Corporate Governance practices of that entity and the legal compliance and ethical practices of those who run it and work there.

Certainly all corruption, fraud, and white-collar crime should be reported. Here are some ways that you can report or ask for investigations into suspected problems in government entities.

It is also extremely important to support Whistleblower Laws that protect employees who work in government and the private sector so that these kinds of misues of taxpayer and shareholder funds are caught early on without causing too much damage.

1. Report Misuse of TARP funds: http://www.recovery.gov/Contact/ReportFraud/Pages/fwa.aspx

2. Report Government Corruption to POGO – The Project on Government Oversight: http://www.pogo.org/report-corruption/

3. Report Fraud of city, state, and federal government at GAP, The Government Accountability Project: (This must be kept confidential, be very discreet) http://www.whistleblower.org/component/content/article/70

4. Report Fraud to the GAO, the Government Accounting Office : http://www.gao.gov/fraudnet/fraudnet.htm

5. Report Wasteful Government Spending in NYS & make suggestions: http://www.nysenate.gov/webform/online-feedback-form

6. Report Fraud of State Government in Oregon: http://www.sos.state.or.us/audits/fraud/

7. Report Fraud and Make Suggesions in California: http://www.wastewatchers.ca.gov/

8. Report Wrongdoing at your workplace, but do so very carefully! – Confidentiality Settlements Hide Dangerous Corporate Behavior http://bit.ly/eqfHqL

9. Report wrongdoing, violations of labor laws, violations of ethics laws, violations of public safety and worker safety laws and other forms of corruption and fraud in workplaces: Please read, learn and share this important US Labor History ALL Americans should know! http://workplacecredibleactivist.wordpress.com/labor-history-everyone-should-learn/

10. Report fraud and corruption related to Oil and gas prices: http://www.cftc.gov/ConsumerProtection/RedressReparations/index.htm

BELOW – You MUST report violations of labor laws right away if you intend to take legal action or have a government agency intervene:

YOU HAVE RIGHTS!

If you believe you have been discriminated against because of your race, color, national origin, age, or disability, you have the right to file a complaint.  In certain programs, discrimination based on sex, religion, citizenship, or political affiliation or belief is also against the law.

This brochure is intended to help you get the results you deserve.  In order to ensure that your complaint is being handled properly, please follow the instructions given.

First, find the program or activity that you are involved in.  Then make sure that alleged discrimination charge is covered in that program.  Send your complaint to the agency listed.

Your complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged incident.

Make sure you include all the information that is important to your complaint.

Please write or type your letter legibly.

FEDERAL AGENCY

Department of Education Office of Civil Rights

Mary E. Switzer Bldg

330 C Street Southwest

Washington, DC  20202

(202) 205-5557; 1-800-421-3481

Equal Employment Opportunity          Commission (EEOC)

131 M Street NE, Fourth Floor Suite 4NW02F Washington, DC  20507

(202) 663-4900; 1-800-669-4000

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights

200 Independence Avenue SW

Washington, DC  20201         

(202) 619-0403; 1-800-368-1019

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

451 7th Street SW

Washington, DC  20410

(202) 708-4252; 1-800-669-9777

Department of Labor Civil Rights Center

200 Constitution Avenue, NW Room N-4123

Washington, DC  20210         

(202) 693-6500

 

PROGRAM/ACTIVITIES COVERED

Educational institution, private employers, State and local governments

State and local governments, educational institutions, unions’ apprenticeship programs employment agencies and private employers with 15 or more employees

Private employers, state and local governments, post secondary educations institutions in the health field, hospitals, nursing homes, social service agencies and facilities.

State and local governments and housing authorities

Private employers, State and local governments if participants in Department of Labor programs.

 

BASIS OF DISCRIMINATION

Race, color, sex national origin, and disability

Race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, and disability

Race, color, sex, national origin, religion, and disability

Race, color, sex, national origin, religion, and disability

Race, color, sex, national origin, disability, political affiliation or belief, and citizenship

FEDERAL AGENCY

Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

200 Constitution Ave NW, Room C-3325

Washington, DC 20210

(202) 693- 0101

National Labor Relations

1099 14th Street NW, Room 9700

Washington, DC 20570

(202) 273-3891

Small Business Administration of Equal Employment Opportunity & Civil Rights

Compliance

409 3rd Street SW

Washington, DC 20416

(202) 205-6750

Department of Labor Office Wage & Hour Division (WHD)

200 Constitution Ave NW, Room S-3502

Washington, DC 20210

(202) 693- 0563

U.S. Postal Service

Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW

Washington, DC  20260

(202) 768-1000; 1-888-308-7654

COVERED PROGRAM/ACTIVITIES

Federal contractors and sub contractors, contractors and sub-contractors and federally assisted construction.

Prevents and remedies unfair labor practices by employers and labor organizations.

Aids and protects small business interests through financial investment, procurement and management assistance.  Ensures that beneficiaries of SBA’s programs are in compliance with civil rights legislation

Federal minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor requirements; Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage garnishment provisions of the Consumer Credit Protection Act

Handles complaints of discrimination from employees, present and former

BASIS OF DISCRIMINATION

Race, color, sex, national origin, disability, disabled Veterans and Veterans

* If your complaint does not appear to be covered by one of the above-listed agencies, you should contact your State government for the name of the organization within the State that would handle your complaint.

 

(U.S. Department of Labor, 2009) 

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One response to “Report Corruption & Fraud

  • Denise A Romano

    I reported to this man for several years and CU ignored my complaints about him:

    HOSPITAL EXECUTIVE ARRESTED Feds say Columbia official stole 435G
    By GREG B. SMITH DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

    Tuesday, September 19th 2000, 2:14AM

    The top administrator of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center’s obstetrics-gynecology unit embezzled $435,000 from the hospital’s fund-raising coffers – and spent the cash on a European vacation and other luxuries, prosecutors charged yesterday.

    Terence Davidson, 48, was arrested at dawn yesterday at his home a few blocks from the Washington Heights hospital as part of an ongoing probe of alleged financial improprieties in the ob-gyn department.

    Davidson was charged with one count of wire fraud yesterday as his attorney, Daniel Conti, insisted all of his client’s actions were approved by Dr. Roger Lobo, the chairman of the ob-gyn department.

    “He denies any criminal wrongdoing,” Conti said outside court. “He intends to fight this in court.”

    Officials from Columbia University, which runs the hospital, declined to comment except to note “the university continues to cooperate with federal authorities,” said Carolyn Conway, a spokeswoman for Columbia’s medical school.

    Lobo, a renowned gynecologist who has appeared on “Good Morning America” as a medical expert, could not be reached for comment.

    Davidson was hired as department administrator for the hospital’s obstetrics and gynecology department in October 1995, according to a complaint filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Kolodner.

    With approval from Lobo, he opened a money market account at Chase Manhattan Bank under the name Sloane Activities in July 1999, according to Conti and another source familiar with the investigation.

    Davidson was listed as “one of two signatories” on the money market account, the complaint states.

    In September 1999, Davidson opened a Sloane checking account, for which he was the sole signatory, prosecutors said. By last December, he had created a firm operated out of his home called Davidson Management Consultants, according to the complaint.

    In the next month, he allegedly transferred $435,000 from both Sloane money market and checking accounts into the Davidson Management account. Columbia officials told the FBI that Davidson was not authorized to make those transfers to Davidson Management.

    Using funds from the Davidson Management account, Davidson allegedly bought a Jaguar and spent liberally during a European vacation, according to sources familiar with the investigation.

    Between Feb. 26 and March 12, for instance, he dropped $33,665 from the Davidson Management account on hotels, meals and airfare in England, France and Italy, the complaint alleges.

    Davidson, who faces up to five years behind bars if convicted, was released yesterday on $100,000 bond by Manhattan Federal Magistrate Michael Dolinger.

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