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Oak Creek Army Ranger Justin Slaby to graduate from FBI training in October

OAK CREEK, WI (WTAQ) - A wounded Army Ranger from Oak Creek will graduate from the FBI's training academy in October.

Justin Slaby won a federal lawsuit last year, after he claimed he was wrongly dismissed from the FBI academy because he lost his left hand while serving in Iraq.

This week, the Justice Department's inspector general found that former Milwaukee FBI office director Teresa Carlson urged agent Mark Crider to commit perjury, by testifying that Slaby wasn't qualified to be an agent due to his disability.

Crider supported Slaby in court anyway -- and Slaby's attorney, Kathy Butler, said this week's report portrayed Crider as "the hero he is." Butler also confirmed Slaby's progress toward his goal of becoming an FBI agent.

The Justice Department did not prosecute Carlson -- even though this week's report said Carlson had refused to talk to the inspector general until she was forced to do so, and questioners had suspected that she lied.

Part of all this was made public a year ago -- and soon afterward, Carlson was transferred to Washington where she remains the FBI's deputy director for facilities and logistics.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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