When Federal Prosecutors Twist and Abuse the Law to Target a Whistleblowing Doctor
Dr. Atif Malik’s family and friends have been working tirelessly to secure his freedom and correct the public record. Now, Full Story Foundation is honored to join them in this important mission.
When a Harvard-educated doctor and decorated humanitarian reports wrongdoing to federal law enforcement officials and prosecutors, he should be honored and thanked. However, this was not the case for Dr. Atif Malik – a whistleblower who now sits in federal prison serving for the crimes of those he reported.
In the 1970s when Atif Malik was still a young child, he emigrated with his family from Pakistan to the United States, settling in Texas. At the age of 18 he achieved one of his major goals in life -- he became an American citizen. His life’s story is one nearly every American can embrace – as a youth he was harassed and bullied because he was different from other kids. But rather than hold on to resentment, this Harvard-trained caregiver emerged as a public servant, global humanitarian, and a man of deep faith. Dr. Malik dedicated himself to his profession and his patients. Even the President of the United States acknowledged that he was using his gifts to help others and make the world a better place.
Then, suddenly this highly-decorated physician’s American dream turned into a tragic nightmare.
It is important to understand that federal officials didn’t find wrongdoing in Dr. Malik’s medical practice – Dr. Malik self-reported potential violations the moment he discovered the people he trusted to oversee his business finances may have committed a crime. As the process unfolded, the American justice system didn’t just fail Dr. Malik – it was used as a weapon to manipulate and wrongfully attack him and his family.
The Full Story Foundation believes what happened to this honorable man should be cause for concern for every law-abiding citizen of the United States
After an extensive review of the facts with legal and financial experts, the Full Story team believes that Dr. Atif Malik is a victim of a terrible injustice and it’s imperative that the public know his story.
This case is highlighted by a series of prosecutorial irregularities and questionable tactics that were used against Dr. Malik by the very people who are sworn to uphold the law. Instead of seeking truth and justice, unscrupulous federal prosecutors perverted the legal system to “get a scalp.” This legal case is so rife with abuse of process, manipulation of evidence, disingenuous gamesmanship, as well as false and misleading statements to a federal judge, that the Full Story Foundation is compelled to tell the whole, awful truth to the American public.
Failure to expose this injustice and those who have tainted the legal system will only open the door for more questionable prosecutions against honorable private citizens in the future.
More alarming, the Full Story research team has uncovered evidence of government misconduct in Dr. Malik’s case that is strikingly similar to that of another case against a pharmacist recently dismissed with prejudice, due to findings of government misconduct, in the very same federal district in the same prosecutor’s office.
The situation is urgent. Dr. Malik is serving an undeserved 8-year federal prison sentence, isolated from his family and small children. Therefore, Full Story Foundation is launching this documentary film project to expose corruption, to correct the record, and to give Dr. Malik an opportunity for true justice under the law.
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