Whistleblower takes a thrilling look into the real-life David vs. Goliath stories of heroic people who put everything on the line in order to expose illegal and often dangerous wrongdoing when major corporations rip off U.S. taxpayers. Hosted by attorney Alex Ferrer, a former judge and police officer, each hour introduces cases in which ordinary people step up to do the extraordinary by risking their careers, their families and even their lives to ensure others are not harmed or killed by unchecked, unethical corporate greed.
Cases involving pediatric dental chain Kool Smiles and pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb are featured in the premiere episode of the series, which shares the stories of everyday people who exposed wrongdoing by major corporations.
An office manager at a cancer center blows the whistle on the oncologist running the practice when he discovers the doctor giving chemotherapy to more than 500 patients who do not need it. Also: a $100 million beauty school scam.
James Holzrichter thought he had landed his dream job working at Northrop, one of the top military contractors in the world. But, once he moved from testing equipment to "product assurance" he began to notice some disturbing trends. Host Alex Ferrer examines the whistleblower case against Northrop.
A cardiologist in Lexington, Ky., who noticed a troubling pattern in patients who seemed to have had expensive heart procedures he believed they didn't need, shares his story. Also: the Wells Fargo banking scandal that erupted nationally in 2016 is recalled.
Security lapses at Los Alamos National Laboratory are unearthed by former police chiefs Glenn Walp and Steve Doran in 2002 after they're brought in to review and bolster security at the facility.