ACCT 530 Week 2 Assignment; Case Study 3-2 (Amgen Whistleblowing)

ACCT 530 Accounting Ethics and Related Regulatory Issues
(Keller Graduate - Spring 2016)

Similarly, whistleblowing is generally the act of a past or present employee or member of an organization reporting a company’s misconduct, illegal activity, or threats to public interest. The SOX act specifically grants protection to whistleblowers of publicly held companies when there are federal offenses including fraud to shareholders. One of the whistleblowers in this case was Shawn O’Brien. O’Brien was a senior project manager hired to improve the company compliance process with FDA reporting with drugs after they hit the market. He quickly became aware of the under-reporting of complaints and problems and reported this information to Amgen executives...............
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