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US says it's blowing whistle on lawyer's fee

Calls 33% share of award unfair

By Sacha Pfeiffer
Globe Staff / November 10, 2007

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They risked their jobs and physical safety to expose a federal crime. And for their bravery in reporting the secret dumping of oily sludge into waters from Cape Cod to California, the 12 ship workers - most of them poor Filipinos - received an unanticipated reward: $437,500 apiece in government whistle-blower payments. (Full article: 1229 words)

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