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DOI Employee Returned to His Job in Whistleblower Retaliation Case

By on February 5, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
DOI Employee Returned to His Job in Whistleblower Retaliation Case

A DOI employee has been returned to his job along with backpay and benefits after a settlement in a whistleblower case.

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Does Time at a U.S. Military Academy Count Toward Civilian Service?

By on January 31, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Does Time at a U.S. Military Academy Count Toward Civilian Service?

An appeals court considered whether the 5 year requirement of civilian service to quality for an annuity could be met in part with service as a cadet at West Point.

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Former CBP Officer Sentenced for Running Illegal Gun Business

By on January 28, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former CBP Officer Sentenced for Running Illegal Gun Business

A former CBP officer has been sentenced to prison for running an illegal gun-selling business and cheating on his income taxes.

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Former VBA Employee Sentenced for Illegally Accessing Veterans’ Records

By on January 24, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former VBA Employee Sentenced for Illegally Accessing Veterans’ Records

A former federal employee with the Veterans Benefits Administration has been sentenced to prison for illegally accessing veterans’ medical records.

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Appeals Court Vacates MSPB Removal Decision For Its Mishandling of Whistleblower Defense

By on January 20, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Appeals Court Vacates MSPB Removal Decision For Its Mishandling of Whistleblower Defense

A GSA Financial Advisor who argued his removal was retaliation for whistleblowing convinced the appeals court to overturn the administrative appeal decision.

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Waste Treatment Plant Tour Leads to Hatch Act Violation

By on January 17, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Waste Treatment Plant Tour Leads to Hatch Act Violation

Despite warnings not to do so, an Energy Department employee gave a tour of a waste treatment plant to a Congressional candidate that resulted in a Hatch Act violation.

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Temper Tantrum Leads to Removal

By on December 9, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Temper Tantrum Leads to Removal

An Air Force IT Specialist was fired after he blew up at his supervisor in an incident that required military police assistance. See how his appeal came out.

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Ex-CIA Officer Sentenced for Conspiring to Commit Espionage for China

By on November 29, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Ex-CIA Officer Sentenced for Conspiring to Commit Espionage for China

A former CIA officer is heading to prison for conspiracy to commit espionage for China.

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29 People Indicted in USDA Corruption Case

on November 26, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

29 people, including elected and appointed federal, state and local government officials, have been indicted for conspiring to steal thousands in taxpayer dollars in a scheme led by a USDA employee.

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Improper Handling of Classified Information Leads to Removal

By on November 19, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Improper Handling of Classified Information Leads to Removal

A senior civil service engineer was fired by the Air Force due to his mishandling of classified materials in emails sent from his home computer.

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