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Attorney Urges End to Investigation Into Coast Guard Whistleblower

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February 29, 2008

In this series of letters issued this week, Attorney Debra Katz urged the Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General to end a 5-month investigation into Coast Guard whistleblower Anthony D’Armiento. The basis for the investigation had been on whether D’Armiento improperly disclosed information to the public. However, the information Mr. D’Armiento disclosed was provided by the Coast Guard to the Project On Government Oversight in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

To learn more, see POGO Criticizes Lack of Accountability in Coast Guard Program and Scurrilous Investigation of Whistleblower or Coast Guard Deepwater Program Whistleblower Suffers Retaliation.
 

Founded in 1981, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. POGO’s investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government.