The U.S. government is having a record year collecting big fines from companies. Part of that success comes from a Civil War era law that rewards whistle-blowers for exposing corporate fraud.
Andrew Thomas Disbarment Hearings: Former Thomas Deputy On the Defensive
Former deputy Maricopa County Attorney Lisa Aubuchon took the stand on Tuesday to defend the decision to charge numerous county officials with racketeering two years ago. Aubuchon and former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas are accused of filing the charges as political retaliation. During the hearing, Aubuchon said she was just doing her job. KJZZ's Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez attended the hearing, and filed this report.