The new IRS Whistleblower Rewards Program that we have been discussing is featured in the March 13 issue of Smart Money Magazine–and Smart Money cites our Whistleblower blog and quotes one of our authors.
The Smart Money reporter, Lisa Scherzer, contacted our firm, Finch McCranie, LLP, to discuss the IRS Whistleblower Rewards program and our experiences in representing clients in the IRS Whistleblower program. We commented that most potential whistleblowers who have contacted us are ethical, conscientious persons who are troubled by improper practices at their firms. They usually have tried unsuccessfully to correct the improprieties internally, and have found that the wrongdoers are unwilling to listen.
In fact, many whistleblower clients have begun to experience repercussions for trying to do the right thing, before they ever contact a whistleblower lawyer.
Fortunately, Smart Money got it right in describing why whistleblowers typically come forward!