ASAC Chicago reports significant fraudulent expenditures of by the Special Agent in Charge. A group Supervisor with knowledge of these abuses and violations is interviewed and testifies truthfully. The ASAC is punitively transferred to Washington D.C. and the GS is transferred in an extreme act of reprisal is transferred from his supervisory position to the Operations Officer position in New York. The ASAC filed litigation and to prevent the SAC who was accused of the violations from having to testify in a hearing, the agency paid a large settlement at the agency and the taxpayer's expense. Due to specific whistleblower restrictions, the GS decided to leave the agency and is now employed and by another Federal agency that is now benefiting from the $100,000+ of training and experience he took with him when he left ATF.