Fired Whistleblower Denied Appeal
A former FBI translator failed on Monday to persuade the Supreme Court to revive her lawsuit alleging she was fired for reporting possible wrongdoing by other linguists involved in counterterrorism investigations.
Edmonds, 32, who was hired after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and fired in March 2002 claimed the FBI terminated her contract after she complained about the quality of translations of terrorism-related wiretaps and had reported that another translator was leaking information to targets of investigations.
Well, how serious can this be?
Let's see what happened in a similar case in Europe:
Ali Uthman, a Moroccan translator for the government in the Netherlands was sentenced today to 8 years in jail for leaking information to suspected terrorists. Ali left a message warning a suspected terrorist that he was under scrutiny by the Dutch intelligence