As we all now know, Wall Street banks wrecked the economy and brought the world to the brink of financial collapse. Meanwhile federal regulators were nowhere to be found, media organizations had already dismantled their investigative units, corporate compliance departments did not dare to question the profit centers, and the creators of highly leveraged securities stole billions of dollars.
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Outrageously, the Department of Justice — which prosecuted thousands of white-collar criminals during savings and loan scandal of the 1980s — did not prosecute a single Wall Street crook. The Deputy Attorney General in charge of bringing any such prosecutions admitted that what kept him up at night was the fear of what would happen to these financial institutions if he were to prosecute them for their alleged crimes.
At Whistleblow Wall Street we are saying, “Never again!” We are providing the safest possible method for potential whistleblowers to step forward. Through this website whistleblowers can send us highly encrypted messages and evidence. They can reveal their identities to us or remain anonymous, even to us. We hope they will describe what they have seen, identify any documents they provide, walk us through their material, and give us the benefit of their expertise and observations.
At all times the whistleblowers who come to us call the shots. We are facilitating their truth telling. We honor their courage because once the bosses know there is a whistleblower in their midst, there could be a witch hunt to find the leaker. Whistleblowers should avoid leaking documents with identifying markers or using company computers at all costs.
We promise to protect the confidentiality of whistleblowers. If they need legal guidance we will call upon experienced volunteer whistleblower attorneys at the Government Accountability Project. If these emerging whistleblowers want others to present their evidence of corruption and advocate for regulatory action and reform, we will call upon persuasive surrogates to stand in the whistleblower’s stead.
Depending upon the quality of the evidence and the seriousness of the wrongdoing, we will take what we are provided to federal law enforcement and federal and state regulators. Moreover we will actively engage the media and social media to bring a harsh light on any of those officials and agencies who treat banking and financial institutions as too big to fail or jail.
Although there is some risk to any whistleblowing, we are providing the heaviest encryption possible to protect those whistleblowers who engage with us. Of course by remaining anonymous, bank employees will be giving up the whistleblower protections that the Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley laws now provide. After all, if there is no proof that the employer knows the identity of the whistleblower, there is no way to assert that the bosses are retaliating. While federal agencies prefer dealing with complaints if they can ask questions of the actual whistleblower, there are ways they can deal effectively with anonymous complaints that we prepare.
The Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has ruled that it will review any documents that whistleblowers believe prove a violation of law. We are asking for the same level of reasonableness from those who use our services. We do not intend to retain documents that do not pass this threshold of reasonableness. It is vital that a detailed narrative accompany evidence that does not obviously reveal finance industry violations. That narrative will accompany the presentation to federal and state regulators, minus personal identifiers for those who request to remain anonymous. Those seeking an attorney to represent him or her through this process will be provided free consultation.