Dear FCPA Blog,
I would like to update you on the progress I made with my whistleblower claims since I wrote to you earlier this month.
First, I have learned there are a lot of people who want to do the right thing and others who want to help them.
I began talking with law firms and public organizations.
I received an official contact from an agent of intelligence at the SFO in the UK. I have also received a confirmation and appreciation letter from the Office of the Whistleblower at the SEC for my information update. The SFO and SEC were responding to my submittals to them earlier this month.
If you recall, I work at an overseas subsidiary of a global company. I became a whistleblower after I tried in vain to report the issue several times to both the local and global compliance hotlines.
Finally I was warned by the compliance department not to send or distribute this kind of communication.
For the moment I have to remain anonymous. But after completion I would like to let people know the whole story, to help them gain courage and confidence in what they are pursuing.
Personally I would like to work for the people in my country as you are doing. The standard and recognition on human rights and transparency in this country is unbelievably low — although this is one of the OECD members.
I wish you to enjoy the days in peace, and I again appreciate your efforts.
I will update any progress in the future.
[Editor’s note: This post was redacted and changed where necessary to protect the Guest Contributor’s identity.]