The Sad Case of Fredrick Whitehurst - vilified by Louis Freeh and finally vindicated, Whitehurst blew the whistle on the FBI lab and Freeh tried to cover it up - Maybe that's why Freeh is so quick to believe there was some cover up at Penn State because that is what he would have done. But Joe Paterno is no Louis Freeh. editor.
This is a some very interesting research on Freeh. It requires a lot of reading from the attached links; however, it is insightful regarding Freeh. You must also watch the videos in one of the links to really get a full understanding into the importance of what FBI Supervisory Special Agent Dr. Frederic Whitehurst's plight, and eventual vindication.
I am submitting this information for your consideration concerning information that has the potential to alter the perception of the Freeh Investigation, and Mr. Freeh
A recent statement by FBI Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Dr. Frederic Whitehurst:
“.....He (Freeh) did everything in his power to cover them up,” referring to the many mistakes made by FBI forensic specialists in their analyses, particularly their analyses of hair. The protocol used in the analysis was found to be seriously flawed and unprofessionally applied. The outcome was that many were convicted and sentenced to long imprisonments on the strength of unreliable testing............Whitehurst charged that, 'In light of the most recent revelations about FBI lab failures requiring 10,000 more cases to be reviewed we should read of this pot (Freeh) calling the pan black.'..............'While I was reporting issues at the FBI crime lab, FBI Director Louis Freeh was doing every thing he could to shut me down including coming at me with proposed criminal charges, referrals for fitness for duty (psych evals), destroying my career, moving me around the lab like a rag doll, ruining my wife's career. This man has no conscience and he is accusing Penn State managers of not taking any steps. He ought to be ashamed. Before the lab scandal is over you will find that Freeh was right in the middle of it. He did EXACTLY what the Penn State folks did.'........."
By William Fisher
(Please go to the Archive, July 17th, PSU/ Louis Freeh III ) William Fisher managed economic development programs for the US State Department and the US Agency for International Development in the Middle East, Latin America and elsewhere for more than 30 years. He served in the international affairs area of the administration of President John F. Kennedy.
"A Lone Voice Crying for Justice"
Former FBI SSA Dr. Frederic Whitehurst, who is he, one may ask:
"........Prior to joining the FBI, he volunteered for three active combat tours with the Army during the Vietnam War. He received a number of military honors while serving in Vietnam, including four Bronze Stars and the Army commendation medal. He was also offered, but declined to accept, a Purple Heart. His war record was summarized by his commanding officers in his official military performance rating................After his honorable discharge from the military, Dr. Whitehurst obtained a B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1974 from East Carolina University and in 1980 received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Duke University Graduate School. He then performed post-doctoral research in chemistry at Texas A&M University from 1980 to 1982......"
(Taken from statement by Dr. Whitehurst's lawyer, Stephen M. Kohn, Chairman, National Whistleblower Center and Private Attorney for Dr. Frederic Whitehurst; 3233 P Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.20007, (202) 342-6980, Dated: May 12,1997 in front of the U.S. U.S. House of Representatives Committee on theJudiciary, Subcommittee on Crime about : SSA Dr. Frederic Whitehurst)
**** Interesting to note (from above link, and speaking about Dr. Whitehurst): ".....In addition to his army commendations, at the age of 17 he was awarded the Navy-Marine Corps Medal for Heroism for risking his life to save a person drowning in a frozen lake. It is our understanding that at the time of the award he was the youngest person ever to obtain this honor. Exhibit 2 (newspaper article appearing in the January 17, 1965 edition of The Virginian-Pilot)........."Reference the below list link for additional biographical information on Dr. Whitehurst
Not only did Dr. Whitehurst save a life, early in his life, but he preserved two wartime diaries of a female Viet Cong doctor which led to a series of some amazing events (Please also listen to the audio embedded within an article published by the Stanford School of Medicine):
The following information was published by The National Whistleblowers Legal Defense & Education Fund (On their Blog, July 11,2012):
"Readers of The Washington Post found out this morning that the FBI and DOJ are launching the largest post-conviction case review in American history. ................Readers of the Whistleblower Protection Blog know that this review should have begun twenty years ago when Dr. Frederic Whitehurst first exposed problems in the FBI crime lab......"
In another posting entitled, "Another Hidden Victim Freed In FBI Scandal" (Dec 28, 2009)
"A D.C. Superior Court judge recently released Donald E. Gates, who spent 28 years in prison for a murder and rape he did not commit. The court also expunged Mr. Gates' conviction after it was determined that the government's expert, FBI crime lab examiner Michael P. Malone, lied about the hair and fibers evidence that Malone claimed linked Gates to the rape and murder................Not reported in the Washington Post or other media coverage of the Gates case, is the role of Dr. Frederic Whitehurst in uncovering the misconduct of Malone. In the mid-1990s, Dr. Whitehurst blew the whistle on Malone for lying under oath to help remove Judge Alcee Hastings from the federal bench. In 1997, the U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General confirmed Dr. Whitehurst's allegations that Malone lied under oath and the IG raised questions about the work of a dozen other FBI lab examiners who Whitehurst also reported to the IG for misconduct......."
(You need to scrolldown to the aforementioned posting from this link)
Also please watch the ABC news videos in the link below about what Dr. Fredric Whitehurst was able to accomplish:
"CBS News recorded this piece just after the Justice Department Inspector General validated Dr. Whitehurst’s concerns of Crime Lab misconduct. The Inspector General report could have settled the issue, but the problems that Dr.Whitehurst reported, starting with his first whistleblower disclosures over 20years ago, unfolded into the deep, drawn-out tragedy described in today’s Washington Post.........(Note that Dr. Whitehurst was paid $1.6 million by the FBI to shut up and go away).....I’ll leave you with this powerful clip from PrimetimeLive, recorded in 1995. This is fourteen minutes well spent......"(Note in video Dr. Whitehurst receiving an award from theUnited States Attorney's Office in the presence of former Director Freeh forhis work in the First World Trade Center Bombing, and then Dr. Whitehurst's "sagaof torture for whistleblowing" begins until partial vindication in 1998)
Please read this posting as well from the Washington Post
I do believe that it is only a matter of time before Mr. Freeh's role in this FBI Lab scandal is fully revealed. One would think that the Freeh PSU Investigation will be revealed in a different light.