Investigative Lead: Pentagon Inspector General Resigns

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August 31, 2005

According to an email to staff yesterday, Pentagon Inspector General Joseph Schmitz informed Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld that he will be resigning from his position. His last day will be September 9, 2005.

An unconfirmed lead is that Mr. Schmitz will become CEO of a holding company of Blackwater.

To receive a copy of the letter and to learn more on this developing story, contact Eric Miller at POGO.

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