“I really, really wanted to see accountability.” In the first part of this episode of the Whistleblower of the Week podcast, FBI whistleblower Jane Turner talks with Sarah Carver and Jennifer Griffith, whistleblowers who exposed an over half a billion dollar defrauding of the Social Security system. Carver and Griffith are stars of “The Big Conn,” a four-part docuseries on AppleTV+ that profiles Eric Conn, an eccentric lawyer who worked in Eastern Kentucky and committed massive fraud through a scheme involving disability cases.
Carver and Griffith tell the story in their own words, from their start at the Social Security Administration to becoming key whistleblowers in uncovering Conn’s scheme, which also involved corrupt judges and doctors. Carver and Griffith talk about how they discovered that there was something suspicious occurring in their office.
“No Social Security official has ever been made to answer for anything that happened in Huntington, West Virginia,” Griffith remarks. The two whistleblowers talk about the severe retaliation they faced for trying to voice concerns about the fraudulent activity, their attempts to bring attention to these concerns in D.C. and the media, and the aftermath of their whistleblowing. Finally, they share an exciting announcement!
Be sure to catch this engaging part 1 of Turner’s interview with these brave whistleblowers. Listen here on WNN, or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Amazon. Subscribe on your favorite platform!
This is the first part of WNN‘s interview with Carver and Griffith: stay tuned for part 2, which will be published on March 23!
WNN will also publish a video version of this podcast on YouTube: watch here!