AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT ELECT OBAMA
"Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government. Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to courts and due process." - Obama Campaign Agenda
My name is Douglas Kinan. I am an officer of the court - an Assistant Register at the Massachusetts Trial Court.
Since their confirmation, I have requested that Attorney General Mukasey and Secretary Gates and Special Counsel Bloch take measures to end the verified criminal enterprise and Prohibited Personnel Practices operating out of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA/DCMAE), including the targeting, framing, prosecuting and punishing of innocent whistleblowers and complainants.
The DCMAE's theft of honest services is subsidized by millions of taxpayer dollars.
As a former DoD employee I conscientiously opposed the DCMAE's framing of innocent citizen employees, well planned discrimination and other illegal DoD violations.
Despite overwhelming evidence, the DCMAE's Chief Counsel, Bruce Krasker and his former Deputy Counsel, Jerome C. Brennan insisted on framing innocent employees.
Krasker boasted: "We (the Legal Directorate) can do anything we want. It's called gaming. We can deny, we can delay...dismiss. We can manipulate the system any way we want."
Krasker can make this boast because he has cover from the DoD Hotline Director for fraud, waste and abuse, Leonard C. Trahan, Jr., the FBI, the Justice Department and the Office of Special Counsel (OSC).
Concerning two (of many) framed employees, Trahan rationalized it this way: "There were two EEO cases in the District in which Mr. Kinan disagreed with the decisions made by [the Equal Employment Manager] and the [DCMDE Chief Counsel.] Instead of accepting those decisions "as reasonable people can disagree", they became a 'cause celebre' for Mr. Kinan."
Trahan, a "retired Army CID agent" with approximately 40 years experience in "crime-fighting," should know that framing two innocent people is not "two EEO cases" - it's framing two innocent people. The most recent, in progress, retaliatory frame up is that of whistle blower Ken Pedeleose. Pedeleose is a senior industrial engineer with the DCMAE who objected to, and blew the whistle on the Lockheed C-5 parts scandal: $744.00 for washers, $714.00 for a rivet, $5,217 for a 1-inch metal bracket and $2,522 for a 4-inch metal sleeve. According to DoD estimates, Pedeleose's whistle blowing "resulted in government savings of $34 million."
Trahan, the FBI, the Justice Department and the OSC have knowledge of Pedeleose's frame up in the form of a U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) "Opinion and Order" dated October 24, 2007, (Docket No. AT-0752-06-0350-I-1) reversing Pedeleose's 30-day retaliatory suspension. In a June 28, 2006 sworn interview with the National Security Agency, Trahan describes Pedeleose this way: "disruptive, disloyal and counterproductive."
Trahan's sworn statement to NSA Investigator W. Rod Biggs suggests that he is at the front of Pedeleose's retaliation. Trahan should be required to explain why a government employee who saved the government $34 million is "disloyal" and why he lied under oath. In response to my 30-page affidavit and official statement, corroborated by the official government record to prove my claims, Boston Supervisory Special FBI Agent John T. Foley writes: "This office has reviewed all of the material that you have presented, both written and in person. Inasmuch as there is no substantive proof of your allegations and no interest in the prosecution of such matters, there will be no further investigation of this matter conducted by this office." Foley thought the frame-ups were amusing.
Following the House Reform Committee hearings of 2002, FBI Director Robert Mueller promised the country that the FBI would no longer participate, in any manner, to frame innocent citizens. Additionally, public corruption is number "four" on the FBI's list of priorities. Foley's decision contradicts Director Mueller's promise of maximum protection to whistleblowers. In April 2008, Director Mueller said, "It does not matter if the corruption is national or local ... if it is millions of dollars or merely hundreds. There is no level of acceptable corruption." The DCMAE's criminal activity should be stopped. My requests have been met with silence. Does the aforementioned conduct resemble "democracy" and the "change" President elect Obama talks about?
Mr Kinan is at [email protected]