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Resource ID: #22440
Subject: Whistleblowers
Source: Forbes Magazine
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Date: 3/14/05

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Whistleblower David Durand, celebrated as a hero, reaped $126 million from the feds for ratting on his company, TAP Pharmaceuticals, for billing fraud; then Durand's story fell apart. Reporter Weinberg counters the supposed journalistic tendency to "worship" whistleblowers by showing how federal law provides a profit motive for liars and disgruntled workers -- and even the government itself.

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