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April 18, 1994 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former county transit official has been awarded $518,000 by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury after a trial on his lawsuit alleging that he was fired for trying to ferret out contracting irregularities. Robert S. Inouye, whose job at the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission was to make sure that contractors complied with affirmative action and labor laws, lost his position in June, 1990.
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April 27, 1994 | BILL BOYARSKY
As soon as I saw him approach, I recognized him as Robert Inouye, the whistle-blower I had arranged to meet. He was a fit-looking man in his 50s, wearing a sharp, gray Windbreaker. What confirmed his identity to me was the packet of documents and other papers he carried, the whistle-blowers' burden. Whistle-blowers don't seem to go anywhere without their documents. As we shook hands, I looked him over with a good deal of interest.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1992 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL and DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal authorities who are investigating allegations of corruption in the multibillion-dollar Los Angeles Metro Rail project have subpoenaed a whistle-blower as their first witness to appear before a grand jury. The subpoena accelerates a criminal investigation that sources said was quietly opened by the FBI this month. Robert S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1994 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former county transit official has been awarded $518,000 by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury after a trial on his lawsuit alleging that he was fired for trying to ferret out contracting irregularities. Robert S. Inouye, whose job at the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission was to make sure that contractors complied with affirmative action and labor laws, lost his position in June, 1990.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1991 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Los Angeles County Transportation Commission employee said Wednesday that he was fired for investigating incompetence and corruption in subway and streetcar construction projects. Allegations by former contracts compliance officer Robert S. Inouye, made on the steps of City Hall, are an expansion of assertions made in a $5-million wrongful-termination lawsuit he filed Oct. 9 in an effort to regain his job at the transit agency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1994 | BILL BOYARSKY
As soon as I saw him approach, I recognized him as Robert Inouye, the whistle-blower I had arranged to meet. He was a fit-looking man in his 50s, wearing a sharp, gray Windbreaker. What confirmed his identity to me was the packet of documents and other papers he carried, the whistle-blowers' burden. Whistle-blowers don't seem to go anywhere without their documents. As we shook hands, I looked him over with a good deal of interest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1995 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Expanding their probe into an $80-million subway job that has already proven controversial, transit officials are investigating whether a whistle-blower was intimidated by his bosses after he charged that the contract award was tainted by "insider" information. Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials are trying to determine whether two agency supervisors harassed the whistle-blower by calling meetings with him last week about his work and reassigning him.
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May 5, 1995 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two government whistle-blowers who claimed they were fired five years ago for exposing fraud in a Los Angeles transit contract have been paid a total of more than $1.2 million under a confidential settlement with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, officials disclosed Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1992 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL and DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal authorities who are investigating allegations of corruption in the multibillion-dollar Los Angeles Metro Rail project have subpoenaed a whistle-blower as their first witness to appear before a grand jury. The subpoena accelerates a criminal investigation that sources said was quietly opened by the FBI this month. Robert S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1991 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Los Angeles County Transportation Commission employee said Wednesday that he was fired for investigating incompetence and corruption in subway and streetcar construction projects. Allegations by former contracts compliance officer Robert S. Inouye, made on the steps of City Hall, are an expansion of assertions made in a $5-million wrongful-termination lawsuit he filed Oct. 9 in an effort to regain his job at the transit agency.
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