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 TIME SENSITIVE REQUEST

Via fax: 202-224-9750/860-549-8478/866/317-2242 & US Mail

34 Glenburnie Road

Boston, MA 02132

November 13, 2009

Honorable Senator Joseph Lieberman

ATTN: Clarine Nardi-Riddle, Chief of Staff

706 Hart Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

RE: REQUEST TO BE AN EXPERT GOVERNMENT WITNESS REGARDING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INSPECTOR GENERAL, ARMY AND FBI’S MODUS OPERANDI TO POSSIBLY COVER UP CERTAIN EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE FORT HOOD MASSACRE

Dear Ms. Nardi-Riddle:

Senator Lieberman seems to have it right when he indicates that the Fort Hood massacre was an act of terrorism. Consistent with the Senator Lieberman’s request for accountability; I would like to be a relevant government witness for the Senator’s hearings set for the week of November 16, 2009, concerning the Fort Hood massacre.

My name is Douglas Kinan. I am an Officer of the Court – an Assistant Deputy Register with the Massachusetts Trial Court. I am also a former employee of the Department of Defense.

As a Viet Nam Era Veteran, a taxpayer and a former employee of the Defense Contract Management Agency (“DCMA”) with first hand knowledge of how the Department of Defense Inspector General’s (“DoDIG”) manipulates investigations and covers up high crime and corruption in government, I can provide expert testimony showing a nexus to the Fort Hood massacre and the DoDIG’s direct role in covering up and/or ignoring reports, incidents and episodes, which would have prevented the senseless murders of innocent victims. The families of these victims deserve better treatment than what the DoDIG offers.

I believe my direct and independent knowledge gives me standing to be an expert government witness concerning the DoDIG’s role in the Fort Hood Massacre. Some of the same players who covered up and participated in heinous and egregious government crime and manipulated investigations over the past ten years are some of the same players that may be connected or may influence the outcome of the Fort Hood “investigation.”

Some current officials are: Hotline Director Leonard C. Trahan (DoDIG), L. Jerry Hansen (Army), James L. Pavlik (DoDIG), John R. Crane (DoDIG), and Uldric Fiore, Jr. (Army). Former DoD supervisor and convicted felon, Richard T. Race (DoDIG), supervised some of these same individuals who were complicit with serious crime. Recent retiree, Deputy IG, Thomas Gimble (DoDIG) was also involved in the cover-ups.

I shall provide expert testimony and government evidence to prove that signs were not “missed” as some have reported. Malfeasance, misfeasance and nonfeasance by these same individuals are a pattern that is repeated over and over again. These few officials are experts at changing the subject 2

and shifting the focus with false denials, perjured affidavits/declarations and other deceptions, as they have done in key investigations for years. One peripheral case that comes to mind is the changing stories and false official statements in the Patrick Tillman story.

Based on past practice, I shall provide expert testimony and evidence to prove that there is little or no chance that the Fort Hood crime victims will receive a fair, impartial or objective investigation and that a cover up by the DoDIG and Army is more likely than not.

I shall provide expert testimony that key players in the chain of command, controlling the outcome of the investigation are experts at creating facts, manipulating and slanting investigations with false official statements, false denials and silence. Their method of investigating each other with the intent of finding no wrongdoing is standard operating procedure and ensures that government crime and corruption promoted by the DoDIG’s office shall continue.

I shall provide expert testimony that the FBI and the DOJ has had knowledge of the verified criminal activity by several members of the DoDIG’s chain of command for many years and did nothing, which allowed and encouraged the crime and corruption to continue.

One of the strong-arm tactics to silence me is outlined in the attached email from U.S. Marshall, Frank Dawson who visited me at my job in the Suffolk County Courthouse on March 25, 2009, in an attempt to threaten me into silence. The DOJ is working so hard not to admit the obvious and to prevent me from being a government witness in any forum, by any means necessary.

I shall testify that U.S. Marshal Dawson threatened to place me in a national database as a “stalker” if I continued to report public corruption to the Assistant United States Attorney and Public Corruption Officer, Brian Kelly. Dawson said that my lawfully required reporting was “against the law” and that Kelly said it was “bothersome.” It should be noted that Public Corruption Officer, Brian Kelley and Supervisory FBI Agent John T. Foley, working together, have ignored the verified criminal activity outlined in my 30-page affidavit. Foley thought the DCMA frame-ups were amusing.

I shall provide a list of those innocent individuals who were framed with the participation and cooperation of a few individuals within the DoDIG’s office and the DOJ coupled with a list of the individuals who received promotions for providing false and/or tainted testimony. It should be noted that witnesses who provided false and or tainted testimony were “fast-tracked” to receive one, two, three and four grade promotions and remain on the favored list for future promotions because they have been identified as “team-players.”

PARTIAL BACKGROUND

As a former DoD employee with direct knowledge of the extensive criminal activity, including the frame up of innocent employees, I requested an investigation by DoDIG Hotline Director, Leonard Trahan, Jr., concerning the Defense Contract Management Agency, Chief Counsel, Bruce Krasker and his former Deputy Jerome C. Brennan’s insistence on framing innocent employees and other verified criminal activity, using millions of tax dollars to do it. Thus, I have first hand experience on how investigations by a few key individuals are manipulated to achieve “their” desired results.

A November 9, 2009, FBI Press Release states that the “FBI continues to work closely with the Department of the Army [and the DoDIG] in the joint, ongoing investigation into the tragic events that occurred at Fort Hood.” Consistent with the honesty, integrity, transparency and accountability needed by the Joint Terrorism Task Force (“JTTF”) in the Fort Hood massacre, consider the following: 3

One high level Senator’s Chief of Staff has described the DoDIG’s office as being “dysfunctional.” and wrote, “The main problem is management level mismanagement. The 18 SES persons in charge of that office are the big problem. Most are not suited for those positions. Most do not believe in the IG mission. We are working some issues. We have made some headway. We have had some setbacks. It’s like mission impossible. The easy way out is to give up. Quit. But I won’t do that. But don’t expect miracles or quick solutions. Heddell is ok so far. But he may suddenly leave with the upheaval in politics and go back to Labor IG. And then we are back to square one with Gimble or worse.”

According to a Department of Interior, Office of the Inspector General, Report of Investigation dated June 5, 2008, which I received, via FOIA, on December 30, 2008, the Director of the Defense Hotline for fraud, waste and abuse, Leonard C. Trahan, Jr., his supervisor, Assistant Inspector General, Investigative Policy and Oversight, James L. Pavlik, former Assistant Inspector General for Inspections and Policy, L. Jerry Hansen, former Chief Assistant Inspector General and a member of President Bush’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency, Richard T. Race, former IG, General Counsel, Uldric Fiore, Jr., and former Inspector General Joseph E. Schmitz acted in concert to cover up several fraud, waste and abuse investigations within the Rumsfeld Pentagon.

In a letter dated August 3, 2006, the President’s Integrity Committee established that there was “clear evidence” that Schmitz and others in his chain of command lied to Senator Grassley and “allowed a press release to be issued that contained false information.”

In his December 7, 1998 Memorandum to Lt. Colonel Citizen, Trahan entered false statements into the record to cover up the frame-up of two innocent DCMA employees, promotion fixing, well planned discrimination, heinous and violent acts against women and other public corruption. Trahan also lied in his June 28, 2006 sworn statement to National Security Agency Investigator W. Rod Biggs. In that same sworn statement, Trahan characterized DCMAE whistleblower and senior engineer Kenneth Pedeleose, who saved the DoD $34 million, as being “disloyal.”

In Pavlik’s undated “Executive Summary,” transmitting a fraudulent report to Senator Grassley on April 26, 2006, Pavlik lied. Trahan and Pavlik’s willingness to knowingly enter false statements into the government record to cover up DoD violations and manipulate investigations remains unchecked.

Trahan and Pavlik’s cover up concerning the DCMA’s promotion fixing, which the DCMAE ethics attorney characterized as “criminal,” ripples across the entire government and diminishes and discounts the merit-based promotion policy promised to all employees.

As to their character, on February 19, 2008, Richard T. Race pleaded guilty in Judge Brinkema’s court to “fraudulent banking transactions” and was allowed to “voluntarily retire,” Uldric Fiore, Jr. was removed for his participation in the retaliatory frame-up of DCMA whistleblower and senior engineer, Kenneth Pedeleose, for lying to Senator Grassley, the Secretary of Defense and everyone else and he went to work for Judge Advocate General, Lt. General Scott C. Black, L. Jerry Hansen was removed and he, too, went to work for Army. It should be emphasized that Pedeleose saved the DoD/government $34 million and in March 2008, his peers voted Pedeleose “Employee of the Year – 2007,” yet his deliberate and retaliatory frame up is currently on appeal. 4

Based on a proven track record for complicity with high crime in government, will the Fort Hood victims’ families be relieved by knowing who the key players are and how this investigation may play out?

Could the DoDIG have prevented these murders? I say yes. Here’s why: Concerning the frame-ups, 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 knew he would have cover from the DoDIG’s office and the Department of Justice. Trahan ignored the DCMA’s crime pattern and rationalized the frame ups 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.” What “reasonable” person believes that framing an innocent person is okay? Trahan, a “retired Army CID agent” with approximately 40 years experience, should know that framing two innocent people is not “two EEO cases” – it’s framing two innocent people. It’s a felony. Trahan stood by while two innocent individuals anguished for 50 – 60 months and allowed them to be stripped of their career and full pension. The most recent frame up, using the same M.O., is that of Kenneth Pedeleose.

Pedeleose is a senior industrial engineer with the Defense Contract Management Agency (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 a Federal Times April 5, 2004 story, Pedeleose’s whistle blowing “resulted in government savings of $34 million according to the [Department of Defense] estimates.” Pedeleose’s exemplary government service also earned him a bull’s eye on his back by the DCMA’s Chief Counsel, Bruce Krasker, who orchestrated many retaliatory frame-ups, with the cooperation of the DOJ. In a June 28, 2006 sworn interview with the NSA, Trahan describes Pedeleose this way: “disruptive, disloyal and counterproductive.” Trahan’s false statements to this investigator suggest that he is at the front of Pedeleose’s retaliation. Trahan has repeatedly demonstrated that he is impervious to DoD rules and regulations and the law. Trahan and others in the DoDIG chain of command are a danger to the government, yet they remain in high paying jobs to facilitate criminal activity, which affects all Americans. In a conflict of interest, Trahan’s counterpart, the AIG for Policy and Oversight, James L. Pavlik, covered up for Trahan by conducting a fraudulent investigation, making false official statements and issuing a fraudulent report to deceive Senator Grassley. After he reviewed my 30-page affidavit, Pavlik writes: “We found that Mr. Kinan has repeatedly distorted the factual record by asserting only some of the relevant facts in order to convince others that he was wronged by the system.” Incidentally, the FBI and the DOJ have verified the criminal conduct outlined in my 30-page affidavit. My affidavit was concealed with a government payoff, which allows the crime to continue. 5

As for the DOJ’s thought on my reporting, AUSA Christine Wichers of the Boston United States Attorney’s office characterizes my lawful reporting of crime, public corruption and verified felony conduct as being “irrelevant, repetitive, conclusory, inflammatory, prolix, disjointed, unintelligible, impenetrable, swollen with irrelevant rhetorical flourishes, muddled, personal and vindictive.” Although they are remarkable and dramatic descriptions of the verified facts, that office has not denied or disputed the DCMA’s pattern and practice of crime and the irreparable harm to many innocent individuals and the government.

I respectfully, remind the Senator that anyone willing to frame innocent citizens will do or say anything, even cover up the Hasan massacre.

The Senator should know that the Defense Criminal Investigation Agency, the FBI and the DOJ have established my credibility at 100%.

Please view the verified facts in their proper context concerning these serious matters. I emphasize, this is about conduct only. My 30-page affidavit can be emailed to you immediately on request.

Please let me know of the Senator’s decision concerning my reasonable, lawful and relevant request.

Thank you.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/Douglas K. Kinan

617-323-6171

dougkinan@yahoo.com

Attachments (2)

cc:

President Barack Obama

Honorable Susan Collins (via fax: 202-224-2693 & 207-622-5884)

Honorable Charles Grassley (via fax: 202-224-6020)

Honorable Patrick Leahy (via fax: 202-224-3479)

Honorable Arlen Specter (via fax: 202-228-1229)

Honorable John Conyers (via fax: 202-225-0072)

Eric Holder, Attorney General (via fax: 202-514-4482 202 & 202-514-4001))

Robert Mueller, Director, FBI (via fax: 202-278-2478)

James “Chip” Burrus, FBI Integrity Committee (via fax: 202-324-4260)

Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense (via fax: 703-571-9339)

John McHugh, Secretary of the Army (via fax 703-697-3501)

Gordon Heddell, DoD Inspector General (via fax: 703-604-8310)

Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, Commanding

Jeffrey Trueman, VERPA

Marie Virella: Framed with the participation of Trahan, et al

Morris Plaisance: Framed with the participation of Trahan, et al

Kenneth Pedeleose: Framed with the participation of Trahan, et al

Carol Czarkowski: Framed with the participation of Trahan, et al 6

World Wide Web

I received this today as commentary on the news report of the DOJ’s problems recently posted.  -GFS

 

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Last week’s widely publicized report of

widespread prohibited personnel practices (PPP’s)

in politicized hiring practices in Department of

Justice (DOJ) in 2002 and 2006 was silent to some key points including:

 

1)  What steps will be taken to restore the

scores of victims – the highly qualified

applicants for career positions in Justice Dept.

who were “de-selected” for unlawful reasons?

 

2)  Why did the agency which is supposed to be

primary bulwark for protecting federal employees

and applicants for federal employment from

PPP’s  – the US Office of Special Counsel (OSC) – fail so utterly?

 

3)  Why were the “special studies” conducted by

the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB),

intended to determine if federal employees and

applicants for employment are adequately

protected from PPP’s, fail to identify the widespread PPP’s in DOJ?

 

I contend that OSC which should be, relatively

speaking, the most essential anti-corruption

agency in US Government, is likely a most corrupt

and corrupting one in our government.  I contend

OSC’s corruption and widespread corrupting

influence stems primarily from its now

30-year-old bizarre, self-nullifying,

misinterpretation of what is now 5 U.S.C.

§1214(e) –  that its requirements to report OSC’s

determinations of violations of “any”

non-criminal laws, rules, and regulations – does

not apply to the laws, rules, and regulations

under OSC’s investigatory and enforcement jurisdiction.

 

As a result of its bizarre, self-nullifying

30-year old misinterpretation of this key law,

OSC has no objective nondiscretionary duty to the

federal employees who seek its protection from

PPP’s.  its key non-discretionary duty to those who seek its protection.

 

MSPB has played an essential role in OSC’s

corruption and corrupting influence by its

30-year-old misinterpretation of 5 USC 1204(a)(3)

by which its  “special studies” – intended to

determine if federal employees and applicants for

employment, in every federal agency, are being

adequately protected from PPP’s – do not have to consider that topic.

 

Neither MSPB nor OSC have inspector generals, so

there is no internal check on their

misinterpretation of these key laws.   However,

the DOJ Office of Legal Counsel ((OLC)is able to

review these interpretations, if directed by the

proper authority in DOJ to do so.

 

My recent, extensively documented, letter to

Attorney General Mukasey, requesting him to

direct OLC to conduct such a review, is posted online at:

 

<http://whsknox.blogs.com/osc/2008/06/attorney-gene-1.html&gt;.

If enough stakeholders to the federal civil

service and its merit system principles express

support for this request, I am confident that

these 30 year-old misinterpretations of law,

which has resulted in immense, possibly

irrecoverable, harm to our Country will be exposed and corrected.

 

Respectfully,

 

Joe Carson, PE

Knoxville, TN