CBS is launching the new docu-series Whistleblower. It investigates major corporations who have been caught ripping people off, and profiles the heroic people who risk their careers to expose corruption and illegal wrongdoings. On the series premiere, Whistleblower looks into cases involving pediatric dental chain Kool Smiles, which just settled with the Department of Justice ($23.9 million) for allegedly submitting false Medicaid claims for “medically unnecessary” procedures (baby root canals, crowns) performed on children. The host of Whistleblower is Judge Alex Ferrer.
Alejandro Enrique “Alex” Ferrer and his family fled communist Cuba in the 1960s. At the age of 19, Ferrer became one of the youngest police officers in Florida. He later earned his J.D. from the University of Miami. At the age of 34, Ferrer was appointed to the Miami’s Circuit Court as a judge, the first Cuban-American to be elected to that position. Ferrer has since starred in the reality court show Judge Alex for 9 seasons, and has opened his own law firm. Whistleblower airs Fridays at 8pm on CBS.