|FBI Whistleblower's Court Award Tops $1.3 Million|
January 4, 2008 Washington, D.C. - This morning Chief U.S. District Judge James Rosenbaum issued a final order in the case of former FBI Agent Jane Turner, bringing her total court award, including attorney's fees, to nearly $1.4 Million. The judge's ruling dealt yet another blow to the FBI, which had filed an objection to Ms. Turner's request for reimbursement of her attorneys fees
Turner was a highly regarded child crime agent working in the "Indian
Counry" of North Dakota for thirteen years. She experienced retaliation
from her managers after blowing the whistle on, among other issues, sex
discrimination within the FBI. In January 2007, a Minneapolis jury
awarded Turner over 500,000 for retaliation and backpay - which by law
was capped at $360,000.
"FBI management at the highest levels must be held accountable for their crude attempt to cover up official misconduct. What the Bureau did to Jane Turner is unacceptable in modern law enforcement," added Kohn.