IG Walpin Sues Government…

Fired Inspector General Says His Lawsuit Was Filed to Protect Future IGs

Jake Trapper

July 20, 2009 7:09 AM

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The suit alleges that on or about June 10, Walpin “was unlawfully removed and transferred from his position as Inspector General precisely because he had performed his duties in an effective manner, supporting his career staff in their objective findings of wrongdoing, based on their audits and investigations, the truth of which those who sought to remove him did not want published.”

The suit takes particular issue with the White House assertion that at one board meeting Walpin “was confused, disoriented, unable to answer questions and exhibited other behavior that led the Board to question his capacity to serve.”

The suit, filed by attorneys from Greenburg Traurig LLP, asserts that Walpin suffered and continues to suffer “very real reputational, vocation and economic injuries … from the obvious loss of his post and the associated income and health insurance, to having his mental faculties questioned with not-so-subtle, and completely unfounded, suggestions of senility.”

The lawsuit says that “(w)hile not the object of the instant pleading, it is plain that without the relief sought by this complaint the conduct at issue raises serious questions of age discrimination, retaliation against whistleblowers and defamation.”

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/07/inspector-general-fired-by-president-obama-files-lawsuit-to-be-reinstated-.html

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