I have been diagnosed with Delusional (Paranoid) Disorder. The U.S. Social Security Administration adjudged me disabled and not suitable for employment effective October 29, 1991 based on the sworn declaration of Dennis M. Race, Esq. and Laurence J. Hoffman, Esq. of the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, where I was employed as a paralegal (1988-1991), that a psychiatrist opined that I suffered from paranoid "ideas of reference," a condition that might be associated with a risk of violence. See Freedman v. D.C. Department of Human Rights, D.C.C.A. no. 96-CV-961 (September 1, 1998).
What is the official position of the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the employability of its own personnel who have been diagnosed with Delusional (Paranoid) Disorder? According to U.S. Marshals Service Assistant General Counsel Joe Lazar, an employee whose work requires that he carry a firearm is not suitable for employment with the U.S. Department of Justice if he has been diagnosed with Delusional (Paranoid) Disorder.