VOA Whistleblowers

Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 2)

Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 2) By Sarah Hubbard Government Accountability Project is recognizing Women’s History Month by spotlighting women whistleblowers who have made a difference. Read part one of this series here. Dawn Wooten In July 2020, attorneys at Project South [...]

2021-03-31T14:27:38-04:00March 31st, 2021|Blog, Immigration, National Security, VOA Whistleblowers|

The Hill: Voice of America whistleblowers call for investigation into previous CEO

Voice of America whistleblowers call for investigation into previous CEO This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. A coalition of whistleblowers is calling for a government probe into the former head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media who spent nearly $2 million in federal funds investigating Voice of America employees. Pack, [...]

Press Release: Whistleblowers Reveal More Alarming Details About Law Firm Contracts Awarded by Voice of America Overseer to Investigate Federal Employees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2021 Whistleblowers Reveal More Alarming Details About Law Firm Contracts Awarded by Voice of America Overseer to Investigate Federal Employees New Documents Show that McGuireWoods and Caplin & Drysdale Billed Federal Agency $1.7 Million—Gross Waste and Abuse of Authority According to Whistleblowers WASHINGTON – Today, Government Accountability Project, on behalf [...]

Government Executive: Global Media Agency Works to Restore Trust and Credibility Post-Trump Era

Global Media Agency Works to Restore Trust and Credibility Post-Trump Era This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. New leadership at the U.S. Agency for Global Media is working to restore trust and credibility after a tumultuous time during the Trump administration. Shortly after getting sworn in on January 20, [...]

Above the Law: Biglaw Firm’s Work For The Trump Administration

Biglaw Firm’s Work For The Trump Administration This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Michael Pack was CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media an agency that oversees, among others, Voice of America under the Trump Administration. While he was in charge of USAGM, Pack alleged there was a “deep [...]

NPR: Trump Appointee At VOA Parent Paid Law Firm Millions To Investigate His Own Staff

Trump Appointee At VOA Parent Paid Law Firm Millions To Investigate His Own Staff This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Last summer, an appointee of former President Donald Trump was irate because he could not simply fire top executives who had warned him that some of his plans [...]

2021-03-05T10:34:15-05:00March 5th, 2021|In The News, Top Tier Outlet, VOA Whistleblowers|

Press Release: Whistleblowers Report Alarming Details on Payments for Investigation of Federal Employees Made to Law Firm by Voice of America’s Parent Agency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2021 Whistleblowers Report Alarming Details on Payments for Investigation of Federal Employees Made to Law Firm by Voice of America’s Parent Agency Part 1 of materials produced today show, over only three months, McGuireWoods billed over 3,000 hours at an average rate of over $320 per hour, reaching a total [...]

The Hill: US Agency for Global Media reinstates employees dismissed under Trump

US Agency for Global Media reinstates employees dismissed under Trump This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and client Grant Turner and was originally published here. The agency overseeing Voice of America has reinstated five whistleblowers who were all fired on the same day last year by Trump officials. The U.S. Agency for Global [...]

Press Release: Whistleblower Reinstated as CFO by US Agency for Global Media’s New Management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2021 Whistleblower Reinstated as CFO by US Agency for Global Media's New Management Chief Financial Officer Grant Turner Wrongly Fired by Former USAGM CEO Michael Pack WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project applauds the recent reinstatement of Grant Turner, the long-serving and highly respected Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the US Agency [...]

2021-02-19T13:02:29-05:00February 19th, 2021|Press release, VOA Whistleblowers|

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Applauds Another U.S. Office of Special Counsel Finding “Substantial Likelihood” of Wrongdoing by Trump Administration Officials at Voice of America Overseer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2021 Government Accountability Project Applauds Another U.S. Office of Special Counsel Finding “Substantial Likelihood” of Wrongdoing by Trump Administration Officials at Voice of America Overseer  Officials Paid Private Law Firm $2 Million to Investigate Agency Employees WASHINGTON — Government Accountability Project has filed multiple whistleblower complaints with the U.S. Office of [...]

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