Ask the Lawyer: You have the right … to what, exactly?

Debra Roth, Partner, Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., wrote the article, "You Have the Right ... to What, Exactly?" for the October edition of Federal Times. Her article also appears on the Federal Times website under the "Ask the Lawyer" blog.

 

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The most common misconception which causes problems is the belief that if you haven’t done anything wrong, the investigation will clear you. If you’ve been in federal service for a while you know how the system can drill down until it finds something, anything, and the culture of many OIG’s has evolved into that mindset: keep looking, you’ll find something.

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