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DOJ WHISTLEBLOWER SUES DOJ, ASHCROFT FOR "GROSS MISMANAGEMENT".

Richard G. Convertino, a 15-year veteran prosecutor for the Department of Justice, has filed suit against Attorney General John Ashcroft and other top Justice Department officials for alleged "gross mismanagement" in the war on terrorism.

Convertino, who was subpoenaed to testify before the Senate Finance Committee Sept. 9 on identity fraud, also is seeking whistleblower protection for having disclosed to the committee the department's alleged incompetence and malfeasance in conducting the war on terrorism.

After he testified, he says, department officials retaliated against him by knowingly revealing false and misleading information about him to the media. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, also accuses the Justice officials of intentionally disclosing the name of a confidential informant to retaliate against Convertino.

Among those named in the suit are: U.S. Attorney Jeffrey G. Collins in Detroit; Alan Gershel, chief of the criminal division in Detroit; Jonathan Turkel, first assistant U.S. attorney; and Marshall Jarrett, head of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility.
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Date:Feb 23, 2004
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