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Whistleblowers @ UGA: Corruption or Coincidence?
March 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Contact William Perry, 678-358-6966 (text preferred) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Watchdog group takes a look, holds discussion on two recent cases
Athens GA – Two whistleblower cases at the University of Georgia have piqued the interest of Georgia Ethics Watchdog’s “Top Dog” and UGA graduate William Perry. Perry will hold a townhall style discussion next week at the Athens-Clarke County Library as a launch of the organization’s effort to assist whistleblowers in Georgia while holding those who break laws or policies accountable for their actions.
What: A look at and discussion of recent UGA whistleblower cases
When: Monday, March 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Athens-Clarke County Library, Multipurpose Room A, 2025 Baxter St, Athens, GA
“Blowing the whistle on corruption or wrongdoing in general is naturally the right thing to do, however, it is not the easiest thing to do for anyone, especially those employed by government,” said Perry. “I hope to educate people on ways they can support the actions of those brave souls who have strength to blow the whistle, because all too often, they are standing alone”.
The two cases that will be discussed are those of former UGA Police Officer Jay Park and former UGA Alumni Association Associate Director of Operations and Finance Sallyanne Barrow. Park was fired for following Georgia law by refusing his superiors’ orders to arrest underage minors in need of medical attention for alcohol poisoning. Georgia taxpayers footed the bill for a $335,000 settlement for Park against the UGA Police Department (via the Board of Regents). Barrow was fired from her job after reporting her supervisor of defrauding the university for as much as $160,000 according to a lawsuit she recently filed.
Media can contact Perry to join by teleconference if not able to travel to Athens for the event.