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  • Who’s Afraid of Sibel Edmonds?

    10/07/2009 9:28:00 PM PDT · by To Hell With Poverty · 6 replies · 702+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | Oct. 1, 2009 | Philip Giraldi
    Sibel Edmonds has a story to tell. She went to work as a Turkish and Farsi translator for the FBI five days after 9/11. Part of her job was to translate and transcribe recordings of conversations between suspected Turkish intelligence agents and their American contacts. She was fired from the FBI in April 2002 after she raised concerns that one of the translators in her section was a member of a Turkish organization that was under investigation for bribing senior government officials and members of Congress, drug trafficking, illegal weapons sales, money laundering, and nuclear proliferation. She appealed her termination,...
  • Who’s Afraid of Sibel Edmonds?

    09/23/2009 9:51:51 AM PDT · by Americaneedsyoou · 13 replies · 890+ views ^ | 10/23/09 | Sibel Edmonds and Philip Giraldi
    The gagged whistleblower goes on the record. By Sibel Edmonds and Philip Giraldi . Sibel Edmonds has a story to tell. She went to work as a Turkish and Farsi translator for the FBI five days after 9/11. Part of her job was to translate and transcribe recordings of conversations between suspected Turkish intelligence agents and their American contacts. She was fired from the FBI in April 2002 after she raised concerns that one of the translators in her section was a member of a Turkish organization that was under investigation for bribing senior government officials and members of Congress,...
  • Interview with ArmorGroup Whistleblower John Gorman

    09/15/2009 9:07:05 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 260+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Sept. 15, 2009 | Marie Anne St. Jean Marie Anne St. Jean
    One way to fix this without expanding the military burden would be to send in a team of dedicated professionals whose word is law. I can think of at least three retired Marines who already know the terrain and would be willing to take on the task. They should not be on State payroll or AGNA payroll but paid by and answerable to a Senate or Congressional Oversight Committee.
  • Congress to grill top SEC cop, Madoff whistleblower

    09/08/2009 12:29:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 645+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/8/09 | Rachelle Younglai
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Bernard Madoff's whistle-blower and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's top enforcer will testify before Congress this week on how the SEC failed to uncover Madoff's $65 billion fraud, a congressional panel said on Monday. Harry Markopolos, a fraud examiner who tried to warn regulators that Madoff's business was a fraud, and the SEC's Director of Enforcement Robert Khuzami are expected to testify at the Senate Banking committee's hearing on Thursday.
  • Nelnet, others sued over misuse of subsidy

    09/01/2009 8:01:34 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 4 replies · 770+ views ^ | 8-31-2009 | Matt Olberding
    A former Department of Education researcher who brought to light the loophole that allowed student loan companies, including Lincoln's Nelnet, to reap hundreds of millions in profits at taxpayers' expense, has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against those same companies. Jon Oberg, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate and former aide to former U.S. Sen. Jim Exon, filed the suit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Nelnet is the lead defendant, but since the Lincoln student loan company settled its differences with the federal government more than two years ago, its spokesman said Nelnet considers the matter closed....
  • Carbongate (Cont'd)

    08/27/2009 5:13:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1,320+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 27, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Junk Science: The EPA may be considering closing the watchdog office that exposed the flimsy evidence of man-caused warming. So much for the administration's promise to "restore science to its rightful place."Recently we commented on the plight of Dr. Allen Carlin, the EPA senior research analyst at the National Center for Environmental Economics who dared to say, in essence, that emperor Al Gore and his environmental sycophants at the Environmental Protection Agency wore no clothes. The EPA had been working on an "endangerment finding" that would say carbon dioxide, rather than being the basis for all life on earth, was...

    03/22/2002 1:23:34 PM PST · by flamefront · 48 replies · 567+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 21 March 2002
    For Immediate ReleaseMar 21, 2002 Contact: Press Office202-646-5172 FORMER DEFENSE DEPARTMENT ENGINEER ?BLOWS THE WHISTLE? ON SATELLITE & MISSILE TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERS Engineer Asked To Sign-off On Improper Transfers Of High Technology While Working at Defense Threat Reduction Agency United Arab Emirates, Russia, & Others Gained Satellite and Advanced Ballistic Missile Design Information (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest law firm that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it is representing Carlet Auguste, an aerospace engineer and former employee of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (?DTRA?), in his effort to seek redress for retaliatory actions taken against...
  • Whistleblower Protections under the Recovery Act (how about the entire Act?)

    07/22/2009 4:56:23 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 251+ views ^ | 7/22/2009 |
    In addition, the disclosure must involve information that the employee believes is evidence of: -gross mismanagement of an agency contract or grant relating to recovery funds; -a gross waste of recovery funds; -a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety related to the implementation or use of recovery funds; -an abuse of authority related to the implementation or use of recovery funds; or -a violation of law, rule, or regulation related to an agency contract or grant awarded or issued relating to recovery funds.
  • Carbongate (Obama's EPA Cover-up)

    06/26/2009 6:07:35 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 63 replies · 6,753+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 26, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Climate Change: A suppressed EPA study says old U.N. data ignore the decline in global temperatures and other inconvenient truths. Was the report kept under wraps to influence the vote on the cap-and-trade bill? This was supposed to be the most transparent administration ever. Yet as the House of Representatives prepared to vote on the Waxman-Markey bill, the largest tax increase in U.S. history on 100% of Americans, an attempt was made to suppress a study shredding supporters' arguments.
  • Global Warming’s Missing Link: EPA Whistleblower Exposes Agenda’s Fatal Flaw

    07/20/2009 6:01:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies · 3,033+ views
    Energy Tribune ^ | Jul. 20, 2009 | Chris Horner
    The Environmental Protection Agency is pushing the greatest regulatory intervention in US history, seeking to declare that carbon dioxide poses an “endangerment” under the Clean Air Act, threatening human health and the environment. To hear the EPA tell it, CO2 – which nonetheless remains indispensible to life on earth and without which plants die, more of which produces higher crop yields, etc. – will kill us all. This proposal is a cornerstone of the Obama administration’s attempt to bring the energy sector of the economy under state control just as it seeks to do with health care, essentially ruining something...
  • Walpin sues for wrongful termination

    07/19/2009 7:08:18 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 33 replies · 1,649+ views ^ | 12:00 pm on July 18, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Gerald Walpin has not taken his dismissal as Inspector General for the Corporation for National and Community Service lying down yet, and apparently doesn’t plan to go quietly soon, either. Walpin filed a lawsuit against the CNCS for unlawful termination. He accuses the parent agency of AmeriCorps, and indirectly the administration, of politicizing his office and removing him illegally because he refused to agree to a settlement in a fraud case that let an Obama backer off the hook and with access to federal funding: Gerald Walpin, the AmeriCorps inspector general who was summarily fired in June amid controversy over...
  • Senators want hearing on Obama's firing of IG

    06/30/2009 4:58:13 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 19 replies · 1,427+ views ^ | June 30, 2009 12 hours ago |
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators asked Monday for a congressional hearing to look at whether President Barack Obama acted appropriately when he fired the national service agency's inspector general earlier this month. Sens. Mike Enzi of Wyoming and Orrin Hatch of Utah said they were concerned about "significant questions raised regarding the propriety of the decision to remove the IG." Obama fired Gerald Walpin, the inspector general who investigates AmeriCorps and other programs that are part of the Corporation for National Community Service, saying he had lost confidence in him. The firing followed an investigation by Walpin finding misuse...
  • A 'confused, disoriented' whistle-blower?

    06/23/2009 7:34:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 1,050+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/23/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    As recent AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin tells the story, when a White House aide called him on June 10, Walpin thought the administration was calling him to enlist his support - as a prominent Republican member of the New York bar - for the confirmation of Sonya Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. Instead, Special Counsel to the President Norm Eisen informed Walpin that President Obama wanted Walpin out of his job. Walpin's defenders believe Obama fired him because Walpin was a successful whistle-blower, who blew the whistle on the president's friends and pet causes. In 2008, the Corporation...
  • Obama Ally [ACORN] Tries To Squelch Another Whistleblower

    06/20/2009 2:05:55 PM PDT · by USMCVIETVET · 13 replies · 1,239+ views
    MaggiesFarm ^ | 6/20/09 | Bruce Kesler
    In the wake of trying to squelch three federal Inspector Generals, there’s this story about how those who try to expose Obama, Obama administration, and Obama ally activities are dealt with.
  • Fired IG Calls White House Explanation 'Baseless,' Says He's Being Targeted

    06/17/2009 8:37:54 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 175 replies · 8,029+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 6/17/2009 | Staff
    The government watchdog President Obama canned for allegedly being "confused" and "disoriented" fired back sharply Wednesday, saying the White House explanation for removing him was "insufficient," "baseless" and "absolutely wild." Gerald Walpin, who until last week was the inspector general for the Corporation for National and Community Service, told that part of Obama's explanation was a "total lie" and that he feels he's got a target on his back for political reasons. "I am now the target of the most powerful man in this country, with an army of aides whose major responsibility today seems to be to attack...
  • Former AmeriCorps Official Says Obama Removed Him for 'Doing My Job'

    06/16/2009 12:45:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies · 1,245+ views
    FOX News ^ | June 16, 2009
    An official responsible for monitoring how federal funds for volunteerism are spent told FOX News he was fired by President Obama for doing his job, and suggested it was payback for investigating the alleged misuse of grant money by the Sacramento mayor, an Obama backer. Gerald Walpin, who until last week was the chief internal watchdog for AmericCorps and other service programs, suggested "political pressure" was behind his ouster. He said he worried the action will have a "chilling effect" on other inspectors general. Obama gave little explanation for the decision, writing in a letter sent Thursday that he no...
  • Grassley Demands Details on Fired AmeriCorps IG

    06/15/2009 7:14:44 PM PDT · by FromLori · 36 replies · 1,461+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 6/15/09
    A Senate Republican is asking for information on any role first lady Michelle Obama's office may have played in her husband's decision to fire the watchdog for the federal AmeriCorps program over his investigation of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa requested that Alan Solomont, chairman of the government-run Corporation for National and Community Service, which runs the AmeriCorps program, provide "any and all records, e-mail, memoranda, documents, communications or other information" related to contacts with officials in the first lady's office. Michelle Obama's former chief of staff, Jackie Norris, is expected to join the national service...
  • Obama Fires Inspector Who Found Misuse

    06/15/2009 7:04:19 PM PDT · by FromLori · 17 replies · 729+ views
    President Barack Obama has fired the inspector general who found misuse of AmeriCorps funds at a nonprofit education group headed by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. The inspector general, Gerald Walpin, had investigated Johnson’s group, St. HOPE Academy, and discovered funds were being diverted for non-approved uses. AP reported on June 12 that Obama was citing his loss of confidence in Walpin to explain the firing. While the acting U.S. attorney in Sacramento had criticized Walpin for how he conducted the investigation, prosecutors did find fault with St. HOPE Academy’s sloppy record keeping and reached a settlement. The Academy maintained its...
  • One-On-One With Harry Markopolos: Validated, But Not Satisfied (Madoff Whistleblower)

    03/16/2009 5:30:36 AM PDT · by ninonitti · 6 replies · 710+ views
    WBUR ^ | March 16th, 2009 | Posted by Andrew Phelps
    Exclusive Bottom Line Report One man tried for almost 10 years to bring down Bernard Madoff, the disgraced financier who pleaded guilty March 12 to bilking investors in an elaborate Ponzi scheme. Harry Markopolos was the would-be whistleblower who tried, fruitlessly, to get federal authorities to investigate. Instead, Markopolos was rebuked, and Madoff’s scheme eventually collapsed on its own. Charities, retirement funds, banks and individual investors watched $65 billion disappear overnight. In his only radio interview, and his first since Madoff pleaded guilty, Markopolos tells WBUR it’s too early to celebrate. “I know that Mr. Madoff had lots and lots...
  • Whistleblower says Madoff had help, blasts SEC (Markopolos criticizes SEC at House hearing)

    02/04/2009 10:15:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 1,750+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/4/09 | Rachelle Younglai and Karey Wutkowski
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Harry Markopolos, a former investment manager who warned U.S. regulators about Bernard Madoff, criticized the Securities and Exchange Commission and said on Wednesday that Madoff had help in running his alleged $50 billion fraud. Markopolos told Congress that the SEC staff was neither willing nor able to uncover what Madoff, accused of having run the world's biggest Ponzi scheme, was really doing. He also said that he knows the names of a dozen other so-called feeder funds that helped Madoff raise money from pension funds and wealthy investors and that he would turn these over to regulators...