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Whistleblowhard

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After consulting with a lawyer, Evan Dobelle, president of Massachusetts' Westfield State University, accused of billing the state for unauthorized travel expenses, is reportedly considering claiming that he actually "self-reported" the violations as soon as suspicions turned up. Dobelle says he would thus be entitled to the protection of the state "whistleblower" statute, which shields inside informers when they expose wrongdoing. (Dobelle was placed on paid leave in October.)

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