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Name: Bowen, Stuart
Current Position: Special Inspector General
Stuart W. Bowen, Jr. received a B.A. from the University of the South, He attended Vanderbilt Law School, and received a J.D. from St. Mary's Law School. Bowen is licensed by the Texas State Bar, Board Certified in Administrative Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, a variety of lower Federal courts, and all Texas state courts. Bowen also spent four years on active duty as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force, achieving the rank of Captain. From 1991 to 1992 Bowen served as Briefing Attorney to Texas Supreme Court Justice Raul Gonzalez and from 1992 to 1994 he served as Assistant Attorney General of Texas. From 1994 to 2000 Bowen held several positions on Governor George W. Bush’s Staff in Texas, including Deputy General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, and Assistant General Counsel. Bowen has served Bush as president as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Staff Secretary and Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel. Bowen was appointed Special General for Iraq Reconstruction in October 2004. Unfortunately, Bowen’s office itself has been accused of overspending and mismanagement.
SIGIR employees claim that Bowen’s overtime policies allowed 10 staff members to earn more than $250,000 each last year. These employees have also challenged a $3.5 million book project about Iraq’s reconstruction modeled after the 9/11 commission report. They have also alleged that Bowen and his deputy snooped through their staff’s email messages without warning or approval. Federal prosecutors have presented these wrongdoings to a grand jury in Virginia, which has subpoenaed SIGIR for thousands of pages of financial documents, contracts, personnel records and correspondence.
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