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Triton whistleblower ordered to disclose inside source
Call it the case of the whistleblower and his whistleblower.
An ousted executive of Triton Energy Corp. -- in a $20 million wrongful dismissal suit -- has been ordered to disclose the identity of someone he says has been a source of inside information at the Dallas oil company.
Jimmy Janacek, former controller of Triton, had asked a judge to protect the confidentiality of the source, out of fear that the person otherwise would suffer the same retaliation that Janacek contends cost him his job 18 months ago.
But the request for confidentiality was turned down, bringing yet another element of intrigue to a high-stakes case that involves an array of charges of white-collar wrongdoing.
The case is set for trial next week before District Judge Adolph Canales in Dallas.
Attorney Fritz Barnett, who …