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SIBEL EDMONDS

FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds worked as a translator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington Field Office. Ms. Edmonds’ father is an Iranian Azerbaijani and her mother is Turkish. She lived in Iran and Turkey before coming to the United States as a student in 1988. She is fluent in Turkish Persian, English and Azerbaijani.

Immediately following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks in 2001, she reported serious cover-ups, security breaches, and intentional blocking of intelligence that had national security implications. She was fired from her job in March of 2002.

Represented by Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, Ms. Edmonds pursued a successful Freedom of Information Act Case to document the FBI’s retaliation against her, and obtained critical findings from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Inspector General confirming that the FBI had retaliated against her from reporting misconduct to the proper authorities. Thereafter, KKC represented Ms. Edmonds in her attempt to publish her life story, free from FBI censorship. This representation was again successful and she published her autobiography, Classified Woman – The Sibel Edmonds Story in 2012. Her case was also featured in the 60 Minutes broadcast below.

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