Wednesday, December 03, 2008

OSC: Rachel Paulose Retaliated Against John Marti

Office of Special Counsel press release:

WASHINGTON, D.C. / December 3, 2008 - Today, the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) announced the settlement of a prohibited personnel practice complaint filed by John Marti, an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the District of Minnesota. Mr. Marti previously served as the First Assistant United States Attorney (FAUSA) to the former U.S. Attorney, Rachel K. Paulose. He alleged that in April 2007, Ms. Paulose demoted him to a staff attorney position because he had reported to officials within the Department of Justice that she had mishandled classified material. OSC’s investigation showed that Ms. Paulose retaliated against Mr. Marti for making whistleblower disclosures in violation of the Whistleblower Protection Act.

AUSA John Marti is part of the Fed team investigating Tom Petters.

Press release from United States Attorney’s Office District of Minnesota about Monday's 20-count Indictment of Thomas Joseph Petters for wire fraud, mail fraud, conspiracy, and money laundering:

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI; the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division; and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joe Dixon, John Docherty, John Marti, and Tim Rank.

That's a familiar name... John Docherty prosecuted former Mpls Councilman Dean Zimmermann in 2006.

Last I heard, John Docherty went to work at the The Hague to help with the war crimes trials.

Speaking of the Zimmermann trial... this is from the recent issue of MInnesota Law & Politics: