Former Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Jane Turner led efforts to force the FBI to provide protection for child sex crime victims on North Dakota Indian Reservations. In retaliation for exposing FBI failures within its child crime program, Ms. Turner was removed from her position. A federal jury vindicated her in a historic 2007 verdict in her Title VII discrimination case.
Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto won a five year legal battle against the FBI in which a jury awarded Ms. Turner the maximum compensatory damages permitted under Title VII. The total recovery, costs, fees and damages awarded exceeded $1.5 million.
Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto also assisted Ms. Turner in raising allegations of theft at the World Trade Center Ground Zero by FBI agents. These allegations led to an investigation by the Department of Justice Inspector General. The IG Investigation Report found that there had been misconduct by FBI agents and led to new agency regulations preventing the taking of souvenirs from crime scenes.