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Monday, June 10, 2013

A Labor Department Whistleblower Is Getting $820 Million

In exchange, Bob Whitmore has agreed not to apply for any department position for 15 years. His attorney with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility announced the deal. 

The 66-year-old Whitmore was a career official with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In 2007, he spoke out against the agency's handling of workplace illnesses and injuries. OSHA put Whitmore on paid administrative leave for two years before firing him. The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals found OSHA managers schemed to get Whitmore removed.


Daddio said...

Better than winning the lotto!

Anonymous said...

So can someone Justify $800 mill that is just plain stupid.

Anonymous said...

Complete JOKE. That agency is horrible anyway, may as well change their acronym to MOB, since that's how they handle business. $820 mil to one guy? On our dime, at that? WTF? He's 66, got a 2 year paid vacation... and now $820 mil? Crooks, crooks and more crooks.