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Charges Fly in Attorney Generals Race by Mike Vasilinda

October 26th, 2006 by flanews

Convergys Corporation is under investigation for sending confidential information about tens of thousands of state employees out of the county. Today two whistle blowers came forward in the case at the side of one candidate for attorney general. As Mike Vasilinda reports, the two are concerned nothing is happening.

TJ Pagano and Kristina Gilmore are whistle blowers. They confronted their employer… which had a contract to outsource state personnel files… when sensitive information about 100 thousand employees was sent overseas. One quit. The other was forced out of her job.

SOT: TJ Pagano / Whistle Blower :18 – :24

“And we are definitely happy that we pursued this. It’s something that we feel wrong that needs to be righted.”

SOT: Kristina Gilmore / Whistle Blower :24 – :30

“We’re asking for some transparency in this case and for some accountability in this case.”

The two appeared next to Skip Campbell… the democratic candidate for attorney general. Campbell says he’d be on the case like white on rice even if he wasn’t running for office.

SOT: Walter “Skip” Campbell / Attorney General candidate (D) :42 – :50

“Unless you have someone screaming in the wind, nothing will be done. Someone has to stand up and start saying ‘we need to have some results’.”

Mike Vasilinda Standup :50 – :59

“The current attorney generals office says it has been investigating Convergys for the last two years and has filed one lawsuit over security breaches.”

Campbell did use the occasion to unveil a new spot, blasting his rival in the AG’s race for trying to wipe out whistle blower protections.

NATS “Why did Bill McCollum try to gut the whistle blower protection act?”

And as for they two whistle blowers…they’re just happy someone is publicizing their story…even if it has political overtones.


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