Whistleblowers Aggrieved by Scott Bloch Have Less than 2 Months to Organize Themselves and Demand Justice
Ex-Special Counsel Scott Bloch* is due to be sentenced on May 13, 2013. The court can accept victim impact statements, but they must not contain information about third parties (this is likely what caused many statements to be taken off the docket two years ago). One statement is already on the docket. As you can see, it can take the form of a letter.
You have less than two months. If you don’t speak up now, you can’t complain if he walks away with a slap on the wrist. Tell the court how you feel, in your own voice. No NGO can do it for you.
*This wikipedia page details the many scandals plaguing Bloch’s tenure as the federal protector of whistleblowers. He pled guilty last December to destruction of government property by ordering three computers wiped clean. Previously, he pled guilty to contempt of Congress for essentially lying to Congress about ordering the computers wiped, but he since withdrew that guilty plea with the cooperation of the Justice Department. Emptywheel has more about the DOJ collusion angle.