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IN THE NEWS: CIA Whistleblower Retaliation Case

Shareholder Susan Kruger quoted on The Daily Beast! Our client, James S. Pars, is a CIA employee who was previously employed in a conflict zone as Deputy Chief of Base. He alleges that he was sent home short of tour and subjected to additional acts of reprisal because he made a series of lawfully protected disclosures to authorized officials concerning the behavior of the Chief of Base. Our client alleges that the Chief of Base behaved inappropriately, mismanaged personnel and resources and endangered the lives of personnel by insisting that they travel in areas of indirect fire attack when not operationally necessary. We brought a lawsuit against the CIA alleging that the CIA failed to comply with a Presidential Policy Directive whose purpose is to protect whistleblowers in the Intelligence Community.

Mr. Pars alleges that the CIA violated the Presidential Policy Directive because it retaliated against him and then when he reported the retaliation to the CIA Inspector General’s Office, the CIA delayed its investigation of the matter and still has not issued a final written disposition which would allow our client to obtain further review by the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community. A recent article in The Daily Beast discusses our client’s lawsuit as well as a report which uncovered multiple whistleblower reprisal issues within the Intelligence Community. Read the full article here.

If you have questions about federal whistleblower protections or retaliation, contact Alan Lescht and Associates today. Call us at (202) 463-6036, or email us. We offer strategic and results-driven legal services to federal government employees around the world.

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