In the News: Federal Agents Raid Whistleblower Protection Agency

Agents raided a federal whistleblower protection agency as part of an ongoing investigation of the chief of the Office of Special Counsel, Scott J. Bloch. Bloch is under investigation for obstruction of justice. The Office of Personnel Management’s inspector general’s office and the FBI had already begun conducting investigations into Bloch’s activities when he hired professionals to erase both his and two of his aides’ computer archives. The FBI served all 17 staffers in the office with grand jury subpoenas, confiscated computers and records and questioned Bloch. A spokesman for the Office of Special Council insists Bloch will remain as chief.

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