Thursday, June 23, 2011

Original 2006 Whistleblower Letter to District Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald

Exhibit 4

                                       November 20, 2006
                                             4204 Lakeside Way
                                             Newnan, Georgia 30265
Patrick J. Fitzgerald
United States Attorney
Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
219 South Dearborn Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60604


Dear Mr. Fitzgerald,

I personally have admired you from afar as a man of honesty, courage, and professional integrity in your capacity as a law enforcement official.  This is specifically why I am writing you today to address grave matters that lie within your legal jurisdiction as U.S. District Attorney.

Through the unnecessary United Airlines Chapter 11 bankruptcy that commenced in December 2002 and ended in February of this year, tens of thousands of honest, law-abiding citizens (like you and I) have been criminally wronged.  Since United Airlines and the Seventh Circuit Court system lie within you legal domain, I feel you need to be apprised of our current legal and political plight. 

There are individuals within certain agencies and organizations, who strongly believe they possess substantial criminal evidence of, and have witnesses to, this pathetic criminal activity.  We desperately need a trustworthy human as a legal channel to oversee an investigation, analysis, and collation of these data to confirm our collective allegations and bring to justice these consciousless, white-collar criminals.  You’re him.

A massive number of disenfranchised airline employees from every airline in the country (as well as workers in other industries) will also be in receipt of this letter and waiting with bated breath for your decision regarding your response to our legal and political concerns.  On behalf of those 40-million American workers who are covered by over 30,000 defined-benefit pension plans, don’t let us down now.

It is hereby respectfully requested, at your earliest convenience, that you contemplate the initiation of a grand jury investigation into all questionable legal matters pertaining to the United Airlines and McCook Metals, LLC bankruptcies.  I have included as enclosures for your perusal, other letters of petition to high-ranking government officials also requesting a congressional investigation into these matters that will hopefully lead to a full Senate hearing on this and other airline industry and pension issues.  Your affirmative decision to engage this much needed legal process will have a profound and dramatic impact on workers from every industry in the country. 

Please be there for us; we’re all counting on your honesty, compassion, and professional legal expertise to win the day for millions of real American citizens.  Thank you for your consideration.  I will patiently await your reply.    

                                                     Very Respectfully,

                                                      Dan Hanley

Encl:  Letter dated April 6, 2006 to DOJ, DOT, and DHS
          Letter dated November 18, 2006 to Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA)
          Letter dated November 18, 2006 to Senators Harry Reid, Senator Richard Durbin,
          Senator Barak Obama

cc:     Honorable Alberto Gonzales, Attorney General of the United States
          Honorable Michael J. Chertoff, Department of Homeland Security
          Honorable Mary E. Peters, Department of Transportation
          Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)
          Senator Carl Levin (D-MI)
          Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL)
          Senator Barak Obama (D-IL)
          Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
          Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA)
          Congressman George Miller (D-CA)
          Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI)
          Congressman Jerry Costello (D-IL)
          Glenn Tilton, CEO United Airlines
          Jack Brace, CFO United Airlines
          Paul Lovejoy, General Counsel United Airlines
          Captain Mark Bathurst, Chairman, United ALPA MEC
          Robert Nichols, Attorney, United ALPA MEC
          Dr. Donald Hudson, ALPA National Aeromedical Consultant
          New York Times
          Washington Post
          Chicago Tribune
          St. Louis Post Dispatch
          Belleville New Democrat
          Detroit Free Press
          Los Angeles Times
          San Francisco Chronicle