Did CSN try to silence a whistleblower? That's the question posed to investigators in the wake of a recent lawsuit. The suit claims that CSN officials tried to pressure an auditor, Richard Bloyer, to be quiet after he reported stolen equipment. (A former construction chief, Bob Gilbert, was convicted and awaits appeal for stealing CSN equipment.)
So what happened? Where will this lawsuit head next? What happens to whistleblowers in higher education? And has this happened at CSN before?
J. Patrick Coolican, reporter, LV Sun