GAP Files Complaint Against World Bank Agency

The Government Accountability Project (GAP) has filed a complaint with the Washington, DC Bar Association against Suzanne Folsom, who served as director of the World Bank’s Department of Institutional Integrity (INT) from 2006 to 2008. The complaint reveals unethical actions taken by Folsom as the manager of the Bank’s investigations unit, including improper interference with an external review, abuse of authority, harassment, and deception of INT staff. You can read the bar complaint on the GAP website. According to the whistleblower organization, INT staff have said “informally” that their agency “became little more than a ‘plumbers’ unit,’ dedicated to plugging the information leaks that embarrassed (Paul) Wolfowitz” when he served as the World Bank’s president.