FA­MOUS WHISTLE­BLOW­ERS

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the for­mer vice-pres­i­dent of ac­count­ing firm En­ron, blew the whis­tle on mis­deal­ing and fraud­u­lent ac­tiv­ity at the cor­po­rate gi­ant in 2002, lead­ing to a US Se­cu­ri­ties and Ex­change Com­mis­sion in­ves­ti­ga­tion that ul­ti­mately led to En­ron’s bank­ruptcy.

ex­posed his for­mer em­ployer – US to­bacco gi­ant Brown and Wil­liamson – in 1995, re­veal­ing the com­pany and its peers in the in­dus­try were well aware nico­tine was ad­dic­tive and car­cino­genic. Wi­gand’s ac­tions led to an over­haul of gov­ern­ment reg­u­la­tion on to­bacco com­pa­nies.

is bet­ter known as “Deep Throat” – The Wash­ing­ton Post source who ex­posed the mis­deal­ings of then US Pres­i­dent Richard Nixon at the Water­gate Ho­tel in 1972 and even­tu­ally lead­ing to his step­ping down from of­fice.

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