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The Courier-Journal reported the state the transportation cabinet is investigating Doug Doerting credibiltity. Naturally this is occuring because he's a whistleblower. He will be raked over the coals not just by Fletcher's posse but also by the department he worked for during his tenure.
Here's the first bit of the story:
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Lawyers working for the Transportation Cabinet said they are investigating the credibility of Doug Doerting, the state worker whose complaint has led to the indictments of nine current or former officials alleging political favoritism in hiring.
And in the course of their investigation, cabinet employees have given them information about Doerting, who retired in May after filing his complaint against the Fletcher administration.
Attorney General Greg Stumbo's office said examining Doerting's background is "attempted character assassination."
It's no big surprise that the administration's trying to "discredit" the witness. His efforts have certainly discredited them. I suspect they'll work him over a little bit but I think his future, regardless of what happens is much more secure than that of Fletcher, Murgatroyd and others, especially since they'll likely see jail time.
posted by Stithmeister @ 9:49 PM
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Question: Have whistleblower laws EVER worked? Seems that at best the whistler gets a legal cash settlement, or gets the old job back only to quit in a year or so r/t an environment of sheer hostility. Either way, the career is just as over as if there were no such law.
Can anyone tell one whistleblower story with a happy ending?
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