Eileen Foster, Cynder Niemela and Michael Winston, all former executives at Countrywide Financial, stand at the National Press Club in Washington April 25, 2012. Foster, Countrywide’s former head of mortgage fraud investigations who was fired after uncovering widespread fraud and urging a wider inquiry, received an award on Wednesday for whistleblowers while two of her former colleagues, who have also battled with Bank of America and Countrywide, cheered her on. Picture taken April 25. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts (UNITED STATES – Tags: BUSINESS PORTRAIT) – RTR31AC3