Friday, November 11, 2005

Whistle-Blower Retires From Lab

By John Arnold
Journal Staff Writer

A Los Alamos National Laboratory whistle-blower who was severely beaten outside a Santa Fe strip club in June says injuries he suffered during the attack have forced him to retire from his job.

According to documents filed in federal court, Tommy Hook, who suffered a herniated disk, concussion, broken jaw and other injuries after the June 5 beating, learned in July that he would use all of his sick and annual leave by Aug. 10.

"Because it was clear that I would not be able to return to work by that date, I sought and was eventually granted disability retirement status to become effective on August 12, 2005," Hook states in an affidavit.

Hook, an auditor who joined the LANL staff in 1989, filed a whistle-blower complaint with lab manager University of California in 2004 after he reported financial irregularities at the lab. He also sued LANL this year, accusing officials there of retaliating against him.


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Boo Hoo, Like I really feel sorry for the liar. Now he is suing the Lab. The Lab should be suing him. One down, one to go.
Since I don't know the guy, I'm still waiting to see the smoking gun on these "financial irregularities." How hard can the claims be to verify?
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