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Wrong Frederic Whitehurst?

Dr. Frederic Whitehurst

Chairman of Directors

National Whistleblower Center

HQ Phone: (202) 342-1903

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National Whistleblower Center

The National Whistleblowers Center 3238 P Street, Nw

Washington Dc, District of Columbia 20007

United States

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The National Whistleblower Center offers support to whistleblowers and acts as an information clearinghouse for their protection from retaliation by government and industry. Among other services, the organization publishes texts regarding whistleblower la ... more

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Executive Director, Forensic Justice Project

National Whistleblower Center

Head of the Forensic Justice Project

National Whistleblower Center

Forensic Scientist

Federal Bureau of Investigation


Federal Bureau of Investigation


Federal Bureau of Investigation

Intelligence Officer

U.S. Army



Georgetown University



Duke University




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Dr. Frederic Whitehurst, Co-Chairperson

America's first successful FBI whistleblower, Dr. Whitehurst, forced the president to execute an Executive Order ensuring whistleblower protection of all FBI agents who expose misconduct. His case exposed forensic fraud in the FBI crime lab and subjected it to outside oversight for the first time.

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Fred Whitehurst

Dr. Whitehurst is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Whistleblower Center and a former Supervisory Special Agent with the FBI who began blowing the whistle on the FBI crime lab in 1989. Dr. Whitehurst's case prompted President Clinton to issue an order requiring the Department of Justice to enact whistleblower protections for all FBI employees.

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As co-counsel to Dr. Frederic Whitehurst, Mr. Colapinto was responsible for the lawsuit that forced President Clinton to issue a historic directive ordering the Attorney General to implement regulations protecting FBI employee whistleblowers.

Dr. Frederic Whitehurst, Director Forensic Justice Project
Frederic Whitehurst testifies before Congress
Dr. Frederic Whitehurst investigated, uncovered and reported the scientific misconduct which forced the FBI crime lab to agree to forty major reforms, including undergoing an accreditation process.Dr. Whitehurst received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Duke University, a J.D. from Georgetown University, joined the FBI in 1982 and served as a Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI crime lab from 1986-98.While employed by the FBI crime lab, the FBI officially rated Dr. Whitehurst as the leading national and international expert in the science of explosives and explosives' residue.Dr. Whitehurst is licensed to practice law in the state of North Carolina.
Frederic Whitehurst testifies before Congress

The review was sparked by the ... [cached]

The review was sparked by the work of Dr. Frederic Whitehurst, a top FBI crime lab expert who initially blew the whistle on the laboratory's misconduct twenty years ago, between 1992 and 1998. Dr. Whitehurst is represented by Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP.

In response to Dr. Whitehurst's original whistleblower disclosures, the DOJ formed a Task Force in the mid-1990s to review thousands of cases impacted by Dr. Whitehurst's allegations and to determine if any individuals were wrongly convicted. At the time, the DOJ and FBI pledged to correct their mistakes. However, the DOJ Task Force review was conducted in secret and resulted in very few defendants being notified of problems with forensic evidence.
Results from the Task Force were not publicly released until Dr. Whitehurst succeeded in obtaining Task Force documents in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the DOJ. As head of the National Whistleblowers Center's (NWC) Forensic Justice Project, Dr. Whitehurst and the NWC worked extensively with the Washington Post to analyze and publish the Task Force findings in April 2012.
The results of the NWC/Post analysis were shocking and documented the poor job that the DOJ did to review the FBI Lab problems that had been reported by Dr. Whitehurst.

As far back as 1994, former ... [cached]

As far back as 1994, former FBI forensic scientist Dr Frederic Whitehurst raised concerns about flawed forensic procedures within the FBI.

His lawyer, David Colapinto from the National Whistleblowers Centre in Washington DC, said Dr Whitehurst had been vindicated.
"He was concerned about a number of systemic problems in the lab ... [Dr Whitehurst] was severely criticised for pointing out that this was a systemic problem," Mr Colapinto said.

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