November 7, 2019
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm, Pacific Time
Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud Book Talk and Signing
Join the American Constitution Society at SLS for a talk and book signing with Tom Mueller! Copies of the book will be sold at the event for a signing afterwards. Lunch will be provided. RSVP here.
Drawing on seven years of interviews with hundreds of lawyers and more than 200 whistleblowers, Tom Mueller offers revealing human stories about numerous insiders and outsiders, both well- and little-known, who have engaged in this “vital crime-fighting paradigm” under federal laws that provide job protection and financial incentives (a percentage of money recovered by the government). “Since 1986,” writes Mueller, “the False Claims Act has been used to recover some sixty billion stolen tax dollars, and has deterred an estimated $1 trillion more in fraud.” Whether writing about drug companies that conceal unfavorable evidence, hospitals that engage in needless admissions, or nuclear facilities that waste public funds, the author engrossingly examines the ethics, mechanics, and reverberations of whistleblowing of all kinds, emphasizing how bitterly controversial the practice remains, posing a clash between group loyalty and individual conscience. Crisis of Conscience Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud is available 10/1