Law Firm Representing State Department Whistleblowers Robbed, Burglars Leave Silver, Take Files


What kind of burglars leave silver and take files? The motivated kind. The question is who was doing the motivating?

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.”

Last week’s leaks by Aurelia Fedenisn, a former State Department inspector general investigator, shined a light on alleged wrongdoing by U.S. officials around the globe. But her attorney Cary Schulman tells The Cable that Fedenisn has paid a steep price: “They had law enforcement officers camp out in front of her house, harass her children and attempt to incriminate herself.”

Fedenisn’s life changed dramatically last Monday after she handed over documents and statements to CBS News alleging that senior State Department officials “influenced, manipulated, or simply called off” several investigations into misconduct. The suppression of investigations was noted in an early draft of an Inspector General report, but softened in the final version.

It’s not like a major State Department scandal can possibly endanger a future presidential candidate whose political operatives have a history of dirty tricks.

  • Well Done

    It’s pretty obvious what the thieves were looking for; they took what they were looking for. Leaving behind valuables like bars of silver makes it likely the thieves weren’t exactly living hand to mouth.

  • Keepdad

    As an former proofreader, there is something very clumsy about that headline. It should have read “…Burglars Ignore Silver Bars, Take Files”.

    • Charles Light

      Maybe you should have proofread your statement before you hit “send”. AN former proofreader?

      • Keepdad

        You got me there!

  • defcon 4

    Isn’t it time for impeachment? Or maybe secession?

  • CowboyUp

    The democrat party has gotten away with so much corruption and abuse of power that they are becoming blatant about it.

  • SoCalMike

    Watch the folks who made a career and spent a lifetime screaming Watergate just sit there like shifty eyed kids who just ripped off the candy store hoping no one noticed.

  • Romano law

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