Whistleblowing at Work: Tough Choices in Exposing Fraud, Waste, and Abuse on the Job

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7
Case Histories of
Six Whistleblowers

As illustrated in previous chapters, survey data provide a general profile of the extent, correlates, and consequences of whistleblowing. Unfortunately, this statistical profile does not capture the full experience of being a whistleblower. Detailed case histories of six whistleblowers are presented in this chapter to illustrate the trials and tribulations of disclosing organizational misconduct.


Mike Quint and
the Los Angeles Subway Tunnels

Efforts to improve the transportation system of Los Angeles have resulted in the largest public works project in the country. Construction of the Metro Rail mass-transit system began in the late 1980s with nearly $200 billion earmarked for the project. The centerpiece of the 59-mile Metro Rail system is the Red Line, a nearly 20-mile subway that will eventually run from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to North Hollywood ( Davis 1994). As of June 1998, approximately 6 miles of the Red Line had been completed.

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