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07 May 2008 @ 09:10 pm
It's The Coverup That Gets You...  
Federal Agents Raid Office of Special Counsel

Nearly two dozen federal agents yesterday raided the Washington headquarters of the agency that protects government whistle-blowers, as part of an intensifying criminal investigation of its leader, who is fighting allegations of improper political bias and obstruction of justice.

Agents fanned out yesterday morning in the agency's building on M Street, where they sequestered Office of Special Counsel chief Scott J. Bloch for questioning, served grand-jury subpoenas on 17 employees and shut down access to computer networks in a search lasting more than five hours.....

Essentially, the news item is a dismayingly familiar tale of (alleged) malfeasance of office and abuse of power. The part that grabbed my attention, in a pointing-and-laughing sort of way, is:

...During the probe, Bloch hired the technology service Geeks on Call to erase his computer hard drive and those of two aides, giving rise to new allegations that he was obstructing justice....

I have a mental image of a petty crook confident that he can't possibly be caught because he saw some clever trick on TeeVee.
Current Mood: cynicalcynical
madfilkentist: hexmadfilkentist on May 8th, 2008 10:11 am (UTC)
In the next sentence he says he did it "to wipe out a computer virus."

Well, yes, erasing the drive is one way to get rid of all viruses on it.