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A Whistleblower's Horror Story

The flags on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange are a backdrop for a Wall Street street sign, Thursday morning, Aug. 1
The flags on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange are a backdrop for a Wall Street street sign, Thursday morning, Aug. 16, 2007. U.S. stocks appeared headed for another sharp retrenchment Thursday after a move by Countrywide Financial Corp. confirmed fears of widening problems with some mortgages and tighter access to credit. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

One of America's ugliest secrets is that our own whistleblowers often don't do so well after the headlines fade and cameras recede.

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