Remember the mysterious burglary of a computer laptop in Brazil in Glenn Greenwald’s home just after he emailed that he would be sending an encrypted message home? We now have another mysterious burglary at a Dallas law firm which only computers were taken and other valuables (including silver bars and video equipment) were ignored. The firm had been hired by a different whistleblower, this time in the State Department.
“It struck us as odd, they went through every drawer and only took the computers,” said Mathias. “In the drawer there were multiple credit cards, and only one was taken.”
According to their website, Schulman & Mathias handles personal injury and fraud cases, along with discrimination and whistleblower actions, among many others.
They are currently representing Aurelia Fedenisn, a high-profile State Department whistleblower.
Fedenisn is a former investigator at the State Department Office of the Inspector General. In early June she handed over documents to CBS News that allege the department manipulated or dismissed investigations into misconduct.
The Foreign Policy Magazine reported that some of the allegations against the department include “illicit drug use, soliciting sexual favors from minors and prostitutes and sexual harassment.”
Mathias said that he thinks it is a possibility that the computers were stolen because of the information on them, but he said he is leaving the investigation to the authorities.
“The timing is quite odd,” said Mathias. “Could it possibly be they wanted the information?”
In a news report where Fedenism’s charges about the wrongdoing that occurred at the State Department are revealed, she says that not only did the administration squelch the investigation into wrongdoing, they also tried to intimidate her and her children.
It looks like the Watergate plumbers may be back in business.