Uh Oh: Computers stolen from law firm representing State Department whistleblowers

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A break in at a Texas law firm is raising suspicions among attorneys who work there and law enforcement investigating the crime.  The thieves left behind other valuables including silver bars and valuable computers and only took three computers containing information about whistleblowers at the State Department. 

Here’s video of the local news report:

From Foreign Policy:

The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm’s file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident.

The firm Schulman & Mathias represents Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General. In recent weeks, she raised a slew of explosive allegations against the department and its contractors ranging from illicit drug use, soliciting sexual favors from minors and prostitutes and sexual harassment.

“It’s a crazy, strange and suspicious situation,” attorney Cary Schulman told The Cable. “It’s clear to me that it was somebody looking for information and not money. My most high-profile case right now is the Aurelia Fedenisn case, and I can’t think of any other case where someone would go to these great lengths to get our information." 

According to the KDFW report, the firm was the only suite burglarized in the high-rise office building and an unlocked office adjacent was left untouched.

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"Suspicious” is practically an under statement.  It certainly doesn’t help that the Obama administration and his State Department already have a reputation for hampering investigations and blocking whistleblowers.