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CIA sued over WMD 'falsification'
Porter Goss
The operative wants to discuss the case with CIA head Porter Goss
A former CIA officer is suing his employers for retaliating against him for his alleged refusal to falsify reports on weapons of mass destruction.

In a complaint published on Wednesday, the unnamed operative said he was warned by a colleague that management wanted to "get him" for his actions.

His reports were "contrary to official dogma", the document says.

The subject of the reporting has been blacked out, but correspondents say the complaint clearly refers to Iraq.

The CIA has refused to comment on the lawsuit, but spokeswoman Anya Guilsher told the Washington Post newspaper that the idea that officers were ordered to falsify reports was "flat wrong".


The plaintiff maintains that he had attempted to report intelligence on weapons of mass destruction in 2001 and 2002, but was thwarted by his superiors who then insisted on his falsifying his reports.

When he refused to do this, investigations were allegedly made against him into allegations that he had sex with a female informer and stole money used to pay informers.

The plaintiff said in the complaint that both investigations were "a sham, initiated for the sole purpose of discrediting him and retaliating against him".

The operative was sacked in August 2004 for "unspecific reasons", but is seeking the restoration of his salary, job and promotions denied to him, as well as compensation.

The plaintiff's lawyer, Roy Krieger, has requested a meeting with CIA Director Porter Goss, or another representative, to discuss the allegations in this case, "including deliberately misleading the president on intelligence concerning weapons of mass destruction".

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