The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) hearing generated 1,800 pages of testimonies and exhibits. It took 13 months for the Chief Administrative Judge to issue a 135-page decision, which provided a comprehensive explanation on why Sherry Chen was a victim of "gross injustice."
The MSPB decision vindicates Sherry Chen not only for the unfairness and injustice by the Department of Commerce (DOC) to terminate her employment, but also in proving her total innocence in the espionage-related allegations that started her ordeal back in 2012.
In her decision, the MSPB judge opined that the combination of prejudice, embarrassment, and incompetence extended to multiple levels at DOC, including but are not limited to the misleading and implausible testimonies by the informant, the "puzzling and unfortunate" selection of information and records by the investigative agents, the unexplained omission of a dozen affidavits in favor of Sherry Chen by management analysts, and the blind dismissal of exculpatory facts by the top officials.
On May 23, 2018, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and three major Chinese American organizations hosted a press conference on Capitol Hill.
Two scenarios - Sherry back to work or DOC file an appeal.
Again look forward to return to her job after MSPB decision, but realistic cautious.
Ross new sheriff in town and ask him and IG to conduct an independent investigation.
May Congressional press conference.
No decency - combination of embarassment, incompetence, and prejudice.
Forums and seminars, raise awareness
Letter to Wray
Letter to Wray