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FredericWhitehurst

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Review for National Whistleblower Center, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first encountered the National Whistleblower Center in the 1990's as I was exposing issues within the fbi crime laboratory. I have associated with the Center ever since that time, serving as a volunteer as well as on the Board of Directors. The Center has an intake service that handles thousands of requests for assistance every year referring such requests out to attorneys who may be able to help the whistleblowers. When requests cannot be handled whistleblowers are referred to the Whistleblowers Handbook which can guide them through their next steps in attempting to address the corruption that they wish to address. Whistleblowing can be a successful path but there are many pitfalls unless the whistleblower is assisted by counsel or at the very least has studied the path forward. My case involved my suing President William Clinton, Attorney General Janet Reno, fbi director Louie Freeh, the fbi, the US Department of Justice and the US Government. One can easily imagine that the task would have been impossible without the assistance of competent counsel. However my law suits were all ultimately successful resulting in admissions by the fbi that there were serious problems in the fbi crime lab which the fbi went on to fix. Today the fbi lab is again one of the premier crime laboratories in the world and is leading the profession on the right path. As time passes individuals falsely accused of crimes based upon fbi crime lab failures are seeing their convictions overturned and are being freed from incarceration. Due to the efforts of counsel and the National Whistleblower Center my family and I were able to move on with our lives without losing every thing. Today I practice law in North Carolina and work cases all over the United States as a forensic consultant. Over the years I have seen many whistleblowers who have initially gone to the National Whistleblower Center for assistance successfully make significant changes in our nation while addressing corruption in government as well as private industry.

Role:  Board Member