Dr Alfredo María Pochat: Lawyer - Argentina (Posthumous) (Integrity Award)

Filed under - Whistleblowing

Received the Award on 29 September 2000

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A lawyer for Argentina's central bank in the 1980s, Dr Alfredo María Pochat led investigations into asset-stripping in more than 70 financial institutions. As head of the Corruption Control Programme of the national Postal Service in 1993, he dismantled major fraud schemes. In his last post, as Director of Special Investigations in the Argentine Social Security Administration, he discovered fraud amounting to millions of public dollars. He was assassinated on 4 June 1997 moments before announcing financial irregularities in the Argentine Social Security body.

Country / Territory - Argentina   
Region - Americas   
Language(s) - English   
Topic - Whistleblowing   

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