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Whistleblowers give shocking testimony at the national press conference in Washington, D.C.
On July 19, 2010, at a press conference held at the National Press Club, major government "Watch Dog" organizations, Whistleblower protection organizations, and numerous Whistleblowers came together in support of a new direction for the Office of Special Counsel (OSC). Some of the organizations in attendance were: The National Federation of Federal Government Employees (NFFE); The National Whistleblower Center; U.S. Justice Watch, the Federal Ethics Center and The Government Accountability Project (GAP). OSC is the primary governmental agency tasked with the protection of our most important watchdogs on the front lines of our national security, government employees and the military.
The press conference, sponsored by U.S. Justice Watch ( www.USJUSTICEWATCH.com) , brought these organizations together to support and endorse Attorney Dave Nolan for Special Counsel and government Whistleblower Darlene F. Price as his Deputy. Nolan would replace the former Special Counsel for the Office of Special Counsel, Scott Bloch. Scott Bloch's criminal sentence hearing is scheduled for July 23rd. Although Bloch plead guilty only to withholding information from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, he was also accused by many of retaliating against his own agency employees and failing to protect federal Whistleblowers.
During the press conference several Whistleblowers had an opportunity to tell their amazing yet most disturbing stories in order to demonstrate how the ineffectiveness of OSC has brought real harm to citizens, and why OSC is so important. Some of this testimony was not only shocking, but heart-wrenching as well.
The most compelling was the testimony of Gary Vander Boegh. Mr. Vander Boegh was a contract engineer at the Paducah, Kentucky Gaseous Diffusion Plant for many years. He and his boss were "conveniently" fired after he began to report serious environmental crimes of improper/illegal dumping of radiological (enriched uranium), hazardous waste in Western Kentucky. Mr. Vander Boegh alleged that these crimes have been going on for years and continue to be "covered up" by numerous government officials with the Department of Energy (DOE), KY Senator Mitch McConnell and Representative Ed Whitfield - just to name a few.
This illegal dumping has contaminated not only the ground in the surrounding area of Paducah, KY, but has also involved releasing hazardous radiological gases into the air where it has the potential to spread as far as the wind may take it. This cover-up has led to widespread cancer clusters in the surrounding area, and currently endangers the tri-state area of KY, ILL, and OH. To view this terrifying testimony go to:www.USJUSTICEWATCH.com.
Also videotaped at the press conference was the heart wrenching story of Jim Faller, founder of U.S. Justice Watch. Mr. Faller described being wrongfully held in custody without a trial by corrupt federal agents and prosecutors. This happened after he exposed that government officials were allowing large amounts of money to be funneled to the terrorist organization PPK, a Marxist-Leninist Radical Islamic, TERRORIST group of Kurds trying to establish an independent Kurdish state in Eastern Turkey. You may view his Presentation also at: www.USJUSTICEWATCH.com.
Statements (oral and written) from the following Whistleblowers were also submitted in support of Attorney Dave Nolan's nomination:
Joe Carson, licensed Professional Engineer, Facility Representative - safety inspector, Department of Energy (DOE), Oak Ridge, TN.
Darlene Fitzgerald Price, Former Special Agent and Author: "BorderGate, the story the government doesn't want you to read."
Former FBI Agent and Time Magazine's person of the year, Coleen Rowley
Carol Czardowski, former Department of the Navy employee
Sandy Nunn, former Special Agent, U.S. Customs Service.
Mark Danielson, former Department of Energy, Special Response Team at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Larry Fisher, Founder, National Accountant Whistleblower Coalition, http://www.nawbc.com
Environmental Protection Agency Staff Accountant, GS-14
Janet Howard, former Department of Commerce employee and Whistleblower who reported the commercial airliner that flew by the Capitol on 9-11, just above tree level. Designated as the "Class Agent" for all Department of Commerce African American Employees.
Dorothy Pritchett, DOE, employee, the proposed "Class Agent" for African American Employees at the Dept of Energy Headquarters, who reported illegalities by a first cousin of a powerful U.S. Senator.
Joseph Santos, Former DOE intern, who was denied the promise tuition assistance and terminated after he blew the whistle on the same powerful U.S. Senator mentioned above.
Caroline E. Williams, Former DOE Headquarters employee, terminated after reporting financial irregularities of the very same first cousin of a powerful U.S. Senator mentioned above.
For more information regarding this press conference please feel free to contact:
Jim Faller at: www.USJUSTICEWATCH.com
Darlene Fitzgerald Price at: (606) 310-0078
Attorney Dave Nolan at: (703) 780-1864