District Attorney seeks to deny bail for FSIP Member

Joseph Whitaker is considered a flight risk and may be denied bail in Louisiana.

As we reported last week, a Member of the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP), Joseph Whitaker, has been arrested in Louisiana. Whitaker owns a construction company and is accused of inappropriately diverting $1.4 million intended for subcontractors building a new surgical center in Monroe, LA.

The District Attorney has filed a motion that effectively denies bail for Whitaker because he is likely to flee from the area. He was arrested on his way to Iraq to accept a position in that country as a senior advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Health.

The FSIP is part of the Federal Labor Relations Authority and is responsible for resolving labor disputes between Federal agencies and unions representing Federal employees.

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