Copycat UK Whistleblower Law Risks Adopting US Flaws

Law360, New York (October 10, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT) -- With the U.K. considering whether to begin paying U.S.-style whistleblower bounties, attorneys say the Brits could import an American problem: how to reward fraud and bribery tipsters without undermining corporate compliance programs that rely on internal reporting.

The U.K. Home Office said Monday it was considering whether to incentivize individuals who report alleged fraud, bribery and corruption to the government. The proposed bounty system, part of a broader U.K. initiative to combat organized crime, may be designed after the hugely successful U.S. False Claims Act, the...
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