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Top health official ties firing to whistle-blowing

Des Moines Register, September 26, 2008
The recently fired director of the Iowa Division of Mental Health and Disability Services is charging that he was let go following complaints he made about incompetent state workers and the unnecessary spending of taxpayer money. Allen W. Parks was suspended earlier this week and told it was the result of an investigation into a hostile work environment—upon his firing, officials said the investigation was not yet completed.