DOJ Jumps Into Suit Against Snowden Background-Checker

Law360, New York (October 30, 2013, 6:27 PM ET) -- The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday it is joining a whistleblower suit in Alabama federal court, in which the contractor that vetted NSA leaker Edward Snowden and Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis is accused of not performing quality control reviews for its background investigations.

U.S. Investigations Services LLC, a unit of Altegrity Inc., was sued in Alabama district court in 2011 by a former employee who alleged that in the course of USIS’ work for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, USIS routinely signed...
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