Thursday, June 09, 2005

FBI Leaking to Tar Los Alamos Whistleblower

Thursday, June 9, 2005 11:53 a.m. EDT

FBI Leaking to Tar Los Alamos Whistleblower

The FBI is leaking information to discredit the account of a Los Alamos National Laboratory whistleblower who says he was severely beaten in an attempt to silence him, an investigator charges.

Tommy Ray Hook, an auditor who has accused the nuclear weapons laboratory’s management of accounting irregularities, was hospitalized after being beaten by several men in the parking lot of a Santa Fe, N.M., topless bar.

"When they were beating him up, they were telling him, 'If you know what is good for you, you will keep your mouth shut,'" said his wife, Susan Hook.

But Peter Stockton, a senior investigator at the Project on Government Oversight - a watchdog group that is assisting Tommy Hook - has accused the FBI of leaking another version of events.

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