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7/9/2013 (1 year ago)

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Pricey items left ignored in burglary break-in at Dallas firm

The law firm representing whistleblower Aurelia Fedenisn was mysteriously burglarized last weekend. What's puzzling about the break-in of the Dallas law firm Schulman & Mathias is that the burglars stole three computers and broke into file cabinets, while fare more pricier items were left untouched altogether.

Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Department's Office of the Inspector General, has recently brought forth many allegations against the department and its contractors ranging from illicit drug use, soliciting sexual favors from minors and prostitutes and sexual harassment.

Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Department's Office of the Inspector General, has recently brought forth many allegations against the department and its contractors ranging from illicit drug use, soliciting sexual favors from minors and prostitutes and sexual harassment.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

7/9/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Aurelia Fedenisn, burglary, whistleblower, Dallas, Schulman & Mathias


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched. Security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident was broadcast on FOX.

"It's a crazy, strange and suspicious situation," attorney Cary Schulman says. "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."

Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Department's Office of the Inspector General, has recently brought forth many allegations against the department and its contractors ranging from illicit drug use, soliciting sexual favors from minors and prostitutes and sexual harassment.

The firm was the only suite burglarized in the high-rise office building and an unlocked office adjacent was left untouched.

The State Department disputes Fedenisn's allegations, and has denied any involvement in the incident. "Any allegation that the Department of State authorized someone to break into Mr. Schulman's law firm is false and baseless," spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

While he believes the motivations were likely political, Schulman doesn't suspect department involvement. "It wasn't professional enough," he said. "It is possible that an Obama or Hillary supporter feels that I am unfairly going after them. And the timing of this is right after several weeks of very public media attention so it seems to me most likely that the information sought is related to that case. I don't know for sure and I want the police to do their work."

Fedenisn's case has warranted attention not just because of the substance of the allegations, but for her insistence that internal investigations into misconduct were "influenced, manipulated or simply called off" by senior State Department officials.

The suppression of investigations was noted in an early draft of an Inspector General report she gave to CBS News, but softened in the final version.

Fedenisn's lawyers say that the department tried to intimidate her into silence. "They had law enforcement officers camp out in front of her house, harass her children and attempt to incriminate herself," claimed Schulman.

Schulman said the purpose of the visit was to get Fedenisn to sign documents admitting that she stole State Department documents, which is a charge Fedenisn denies.

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