|The government has invoked
the state secrets
privilege to evade accountability for torture, to silence national security
whistleblowers, and even to dismiss a lawsuit alleging racial
2006 $33 million contract awarded to
Moving Water Industries Corporation. Army Corps of Engineers officials
in New Orleans installed MWI's 34 pumps on three major drainage canals before
the 2006 hurricane season despite a warning by Maria Garzino, the
whistleblower, that the pumps would fail if put to the test during a hurricane.
MWI is owned by J. David Eller and his sons.
J. David Eller was
once a business partner of Jeb
Bush in a venture called Bush-El that marketed MWI pumps.
"Army Corps of Engineers officials did not violate any rules when they allowed
defective pumps to be installed after
according to a report by the Defense Department's inspector general. The
report's findings will be reviewed by the United States Office of Special
Counsel, an independent federal agency that handles complaints by
whistleblowers including a corps engineer who warned in early 2006 that the
pumps would not work properly." - Cain Burdeau 6/13/2008
July 2008 Over 900 cases made by whistleblowers alleging that
government contractors and drug makers have
defrauded taxpayers are
languishing in a backlog that has built up over the last decade because the
Justice Department has been ordered to ignore them. Many of the cases involve
the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, rising healthcare payouts and privatization
of government functions - all offer
rich new opportunities
to swindle taxpayers.
deliberately premeditatedly tortured into psychic
"My name is Fred Whitehurst and my life's
work is dangerously close to being destroyed.
I am a former FBI
Supervisory Special Agent who blew the whistle in 1993 on forensic fraud in the
FBI crime lab.
I was looking forward to seeing
President Obama and
Congress fulfill their promise to strengthen whistleblower rights.
was horrified to discover that the Senate whistleblower bill S. 372 repeals the
FBI whistleblower protections that I sacrificed my career for.
I am not
only a whistleblower, I am also an attorney who personally read the law and can
tell you that S. 372 sets back whistleblower rights 30 years." - Fred
Angeles prosecutor Richard Ceballos wrote a memo suggesting a Los Angeles
county sheriff's deputy had lied in a search warrant affidavit.
Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that Richard Ceballos' statements
about a potential lie in a search-warrant affidavit were "inherently a matter
of public concern" protected by the Constitution.
Supreme Court decided that the 'memo
was inflammatory' and that a government employee while performing his official
duties may be fired or demoted for bringing to light misconduct or corruption
within the employing public institution.
"The 5-4 decision essentially
says that government employees can be fired or demoted if they
reveal information about
wrongdoing to their co-workers, to management or possibly to government
This decision sends a terrible message
and could be deeply damaging to efforts to fight fraud, abuse and
Almost half of all fraud, detection in government agencies
is estimated to come from tips, very often received through
My office, which is charged, among other things, with
rooting out fraud, and waste in the Los Angeles city government, routinely
receives credible whistleblower information from city employees.
last five years we have conducted more than 100 audits and investigations, and
I can tell you that if we had not offered protection and anonymity to
whistleblowers, the results would have
been less than fruitful.
Let there be no doubt.
employees are no longer protected by the First
Amendment when they speak out then precious sources of information will
wither away. " - Laura Chick, Los Angeles city controller.
helped the United States attorney to successfully prosecute the public
relations giant Fleishman-Hillard, with the help of employees of the Los
Angeles Department of Water and Power, for fraudlent over billing for several
US Supreme Court decision to deny whistleblower
protection to public employees continues
what many of us already know. As
the salaries of top
government bureaucrats rise faster than the price of gasoline, job
protection and career advancement become
everyone's top priority. Nonelected bureaucrats surround themselves with "yes
men" loyal only to the boss, often at the expense of the very people their
office was forged to serve. Intelligent employees know that submitting ideas,
comments or criticisms up the chain of
command is futile at best and
suicide at worst. The result? government gets bigger, slower, less
productive and more costly. The State Legislature should
restore the whistleblower
protection that the Supreme Court took
away by a 5-4 vote. While shooting the messenger may protect the bureaucrat, it
does not protect the public." - Daniel J. Schmidt
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