Thursday, June 26, 2003

Do it yourself ethics check

First, read my post about Republican war profiteers on the Defense Policy Board, then read John Conyers' letter to the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, in which he asks the IG to open an investigation into Richard Perle's dealings. An important section:

I am writing to request that your office immediately open an investigation into allegations of conflict of interest and other misconduct involving Richard N. Perle, Chairman of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board. As a result of this position, Mr. Perle is considered a "special government employee" and is subject to government ethics prohibition -- both regulatory and criminal -- on using public office for private gain.

Now that you've read that, mosey on over to the IG's web site, where it says

"Anyone, whether uniformed or civilian, who witnesses what he or she believes to be a violation of ethical standards and/or the law, including but not limited to fraud, waste, or abuse of authority, potential leaks of classified information, or potential acts of terrorism, should report such conduct through the chain of command or either directly to his or her respective service Inspector General or directly to the Inspector General of the Department of Defense Hotline at 800-424-9098.

Or, you can file your own "Fraud, Waste or Abuse" complaint just by clicking on the handy bar.

Be sure to remind the IG that the actions of some of the Board's members seem to be violations of Unites States Code, Title 18, Part I, Chapter 11, Sections 203, 205 and 208.


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