12:31pm

Fri October 2, 2009
WVAS Local

Federal agency rejects paralegal's complaints

Montgomery, Al – The U.S. Office of Special Counsel says
complaints brought by a U.S. Department of Justice paralegal in the
prosecution of former Gov. Don Siegelman were unsubstantiated.
Tamarah Grimes, who worked on the team prosecuting the
corruption case against Siegelman and HealthSouth founder Richard
Scrushy, filed a complaint in 2007 under whistleblower protection
laws.
She accused prosecutors of mismanagement, failure to report
improper contact with jurors and initiating a criminal
investigation against her in retaliation for filing an Equal
Employment Opportunity complaint.
A DOJ investigation rejected the accusations. In a Sept. 29
letter to President Barack Obama, Associate Special Counsel William
E. Reukauf said the findings appeared to be reasonable, and the
office has closed the case.
Grimes has called the DOJ report on her complaint one-sided and
incomplete.
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Information from: The Birmingham News,
http://www.al.com/birminghamnews