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 mis·man·age
tr.v. mis·man·aged, mis·man·ag·ing, mis·man·ag·es
To manage badly or carelessly.
mis·manage·ment n. " in the war on terrorism Terrorist acts and the threat of Terrorism have occupied the various law enforcement agencies in the U.S. government for many years. The Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, as amended by the usa patriot act .
Convertino, who was subpoenaed to testify before the Senate Finance Committee Sept. 9 on identity fraud, also is seeking whistleblower whis·tle·blow·er or whis·tle-blow·er or whistle blower
One who reveals wrongdoing within an organization to the public or to those in positions of authority: "The Pentagon's most famous whistleblower is . . protection for having disclosed to the committee the department's alleged incompetence and malfeasance The commission of an act that is unequivocally illegal or completely wrongful.
Malfeasance is a comprehensive term used in both civil and Criminal Law to describe any act that is wrongful. 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 District of Columbia, federal district (2000 pop. 572,059, a 5.7% decrease in population since the 1990 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States). , 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.