Climate Denial Group Protected Former Executive Charged With Stalking Colleague, Ex-Staffers Say - 2018-01-17
Koprowski started work as the marketing director at the Heartland Institute, a right-wing think tank based outside Chicago, in July 2015. Former colleagues say he frequently raised his voice and threw tantrums if they questioned him. One described him as "violent generally." He sent condescending emails to a female colleague, reprimanding her in almost comically sinister terms: "We will have no more insubordination."
Despite these outbursts, former colleagues say Koprowski enjoyed protected status in the office because of his friendship with Joseph Morris, a conservative Chicago lawyer who is also a major fundraiser for Heartland and a close ally to its chief executive, Joseph Bast.
HuffPost spoke to three former staffers who confirmed these accounts, but requested anonymity for fear of retribution or jeopardizing future employment in the libertarian policy community.