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PALO ALTO (KCBS) – The whistleblower who spotted problems at the Silicon Valley blood-testing startup Theranos is the grandson of former Secretary of State George Shultz.

Tyler Shultz was a student at Stanford when he met the founder of Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, at his grandfather’s house.

George Shultz is a member of Theranos’ board.

Tyler Shultz eventually interned at Theranos, then started working there as a paid employee.

But according to the Wall Street Journal, after the company ignored his complaints about doctored research, the younger Shultz went to regulators. He also became a source for the Journal’s reports on problems at Theranos.

Tyler Shultz told the paper that he and his grandfather now communicate mostly through lawyers. The elder Shultz was unavailable for comment, according to a spokesman.

Comments (3)
  1. Greg Gadfly says:

    Time to leak this…

    Many years ago when I was writing software for the NSA and DIA there was a rumor that several DEA employees had been giving their drug addicted informants and suspects needles tainted with HIV and Hepatitis viruses.

    According to what was discovered, DEA agents had been stopping drug addicted informants and suspects who they knew were HIV positive and taking their drugs and needles and giving them to other drug addicted informants and suspects.

    Audio confirmation of Department of Justice employees joking about committing crimes came from the warrant less wiretapping after 9/11. After 9/11 the NSA was ordered to and began data collection on local, state and federal police agencies.

    These days the DEA is not much more than a proxy force for the Defense Intelligence Agency.The Defense Intelligence agency oversaw and instructed on the use of torture at Abu Graib.

  2. Grog Che says:

    To think Lizzy would have gotten away with her criminal enterprise if Hillary was elected President.