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Press Releases | Omaha FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association
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Experienced Intelligence Expert Named Faculty of the Year
Henley-Putnam University is honored to announce that Mr. David Haag is the recipient of the 2014 Faculty Excellence Award.

Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2015


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Colombian Oil Firm Recruits FBI to Weed Out Bribery
Four Years Pass before Friends-with-Benefits Contracts Surface

FEBRUARY 12, 2015


EspañolThe Colombian government and Attorney General’s Office have joined forces with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to uncover a wide-ranging case of alleged transnational bribery that contravenes


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FBI, Secret Service to Host Industry Leaders in Connection with White House Summit
Posted on February 14, 2015


WASHINGTON, DC – The FBI and the United States Secret Service today announced the agencies are hosting open house events at select field offices and other locations throughout the country to discuss cybersecurity issues with invited guests from the private sector. The open houses are being held in conjunction with the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University.

Cybersecurity requires significant engagement from the private sector given the majority of critical electronic infrastructure is not publicly owned. The cyber threats the nation faces are best addressed by public-private partnerships and information sharing.
Open house participants can watch live-streamed events at Stanford and meet and network with key law enforcement personnel from the FBI and Secret Service in their regions to foster a collaborative dialogue about cyber threats. In some areas, representatives from the United States Attorneys

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Phil McNiff, former FBI agent and Yankees VP dies
Phil McNiff was recognized at the Gold Shield Foundation with a national humanitarian award from an association of retired FBI agents. FILE Phil McNiff was recognized at the Gold Shield Foundation with a national humanitarian award from an association of retired FBI agents. FILE
Published: February 15, 2015
This is one of those stories you don’t want to write. Sometimes you get too close.

Phil McNiff was a friend. For almost 30 years we would spend our Wednesday nights on the tennis court with George Levy and New York Yankees team doctor Andy Boyer, playing a little tennis but also listening closely for one of the two cell phones on the side of the court to ring for Boyer or McNiff that would be a call from big boss George Steinbrenner. He knew where to find them.

Phil passed away early Sunday morning after a long, difficult battle with an illness that sapped his memory and his remarkable spirit of caring for people.

It’s funny how we remember people and how so much of it relates to personal experiences.

For years, McNiff showed up in the paper in our crime stories. He was an FBI agent, following in his brother’s footsteps, joining the organization after a stint in the Navy and graduating from George Washington University. If you ever listened to him, there was no hiding his Brooklyn roots. Eventually, he would become the area director, handling major crimes across central Florida.

If you read the stories about alleged crime boss Santo Trafficante Jr., there would be McNiff’s name a couple of paragraphs down as the investigator.

McNiff was part of the still-unsolved murder of Tampa police detective Richard Cloud, who was said to be gunned down by mob drug traffickers.

When there was a shootout with members of the Black Liberation Party in Odessa, it was McNiff and other Tampa agents on the firing line


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Retired FBI agent Mike Waguespack spoke to students at Henderson Junior High Friday during Career day

February 20 2015

Henderson Junior High students attending the school’s Career Day on Friday were addressed by approximately 30 speakers from Tarleton, Stephenville High School, the community and all around Texas. Careers in that group ran from firefighter, TV sports anchor, retired FBI agent



Nothing Vague About FBI Abuse:
Here Are the Dossiers
excerpted from the book
Wizards of Media OZ
by Norman Solomon and Jeff Cohen
Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR)

May 10, 1995
As the White House pushes to expand FBI powers, some press reports are sounding cautionary notes usually vague allusions to the FBI's history of harassing political groups and movements.
Missing from most accounts are specifics. This column offers a few of the many horrifying details.
Although President Clinton says stepped-up FBI infiltration will help prevent violence, the record shows that FBI spying has actually abetted violence.
* DICK GREGORY: In 1968, the activist/comedian publicly denounced the Mafia for importing heroin into the inner city. Did the FBI welcome the anti-drug, anti-mob message? No. Head G-man J. Edgar Hoover responded by proposing that the Bureau try to provoke the mob to retaliate against Gregory as part of an FBI "counter intelligence operation" to "neutralize" the comedian. Hoover wrote: "Alert La Cosa Nostra (LCN) to Gregory's attack on LCN."
* FREEDOM RIDERS: In 1961, black and white civil rights workers boarded interstate buses in the North and headed south in an effort to desegregate buses nationwide. The FBI learned that when the freedom riders reached bus depots in Alabama, the state police were going to give the Ku Klux Klan "15 uninterrupted minutes" to beat activists with baseball bats, clubs and chains. The Bureau allowed the violence to occur; activist Walter Bergman spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair, partially paralyzed.
* VIOLA LIUZZO: The white civil rights volunteer from Detroit-a mother of five-joined Martin Luther King's 1965 Selma (Ala.) campaign aimed at securing the right to vote for blacks. She was shot and killed after being chased 20 miles at high speed by a carload of four Klansmen. In the car was Gary David Rowe, a well-paid FBI informant inside the Klan; the violence-prone Rowe had played a big role in the beatings of freedom riders years earlier. "He couldn't be an angel and be a good informant," commented one of his FBI handlers.
* FRANK WILKINSON: A lifelong civil libertarian who led the campaign to abolish the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities, his FBI surveillance file spans 30 years and 132,000 pages. Estimated cost to us taxpayers: $17 million. Wilkinson never advocated or committed violence, but the file shows that the Bureau burglarized his offices and encouraged beatings of him. The FBI once heard of a right-wing scheme to assassinate Wilkinson-but took no action to inform him or protect him.
* MARTIN LUTHER KING: For years, the FBI used spying and infiltration in a relentless campaign to destroy King- to wreck his marriage, undermine his mental stability and encourage him to commit suicide. The Bureau created dissension among King's associates, disrupted fundraising efforts and recruited his bookkeeper as a paid agent after learning the employee was embezzling.
The FBI utilized "media assets" to plant smear stories in the press - some insinuating that King was a Soviet agent. One FBI media asset against King in the early 1960s was Patrick Buchanan, then an editorial writer in St. Louis.
The FBI once hatched a scheme to "completely discredit" King and have him replaced by a civil rights leader the Bureau could control. The one individual named by the Bureau as "the right kind of Negro leader" was lawyer Samuel Pierce-who years later became the only black in President Reagan's cabinet.
King was hated and regularly threatened by white supremacists and extremists-but the FBI developed a written policy of not informing King about threats to his life. Why? Because of his "unsavory character," "arrogance and "uncooperative attitude."
* PETER BOHMER: For months in the early 1970s, this economics professor and other antiwar activists in San Diego were terrorized-with menacing phone calls, death threats and fire-bombings-by the Secret Army Organization, a right-wing paramilitary group. On Jan. 6, 1972, gunshots were fired into Bohmer's house, wounding a friend.
After a bombing months later, a trial revealed that Howard Barry Godfrey, co-founder of SAO in San Diego and one of its most active and violent members, had all along been a paid FBI informant. Godfrey testified that he had driven the car from which the shots were fired; afterward, he took the weapon to his FBI supervisor, who hid it.
* BLACK PANTHER PARTY: Some critics are denouncing the new movie Panther as an anti-FBI fantasy. But the hard facts about the FBI's war on the Panthers were published in 1976 by the Senate Intelligence Committee chaired by Frank Church. Using paid infiltrators and faked documents, the Bureau routinely tried to goad militant groups or street gangs to commit violence against the Panthers.
In southern California, FBI agents helped provoke Ron Karenga's militant US group into attacks on Panthers and boasted about it in memos to headquarters. When the FBI learned that the Panthers and US were trying to talk out their differences, agents did their best to reopen the conflict. Four Panthers were ultimately killed by US members, two on the UCLA campus.
In Chicago, the FBI office forged and sent a letter to the Blackstone Rangers gang leader saying the Panthers had a "hit out" on him. The FBI's stated hope was that he "take reprisals against" the Panther leadership.
Although that plan failed, Chicago Panther chief Fred Hampton (age 21) was killed months later in a predawn police assault on his apartment. Hampton's bodyguard turned out to be an FBI agent-provocateur who, days before the raid, had delivered an apartment floor-plan to the Bureau-with an "X" marking Hampton's bed. Most bullets were aimed at his bedroom. The infiltrator received a $300 bonus: "Our source was the man who made the raid possible," stated an FBI memo.
Among the hundreds of schemes detailed in FBI memos were plans to contaminate the Panther newspaper's printing room with a noxious chemical; to inject a powerful laxative into fruit served to kids as part of the Panthers' free breakfast program; and to target smear campaigns at various Hollywood celebrities who had come to the Panthers' defense.
* CENTRAL AMERICA ACTIVISTS: Many recent news accounts say that FBI abuse pretty much ended with J. Edgar Hoover's death in 1972, and that the Bureau has been in check since the Justice Department issued new guidelines in 1976. Not true. FBI disruption of lawful dissent has continued-though the terminology has changed, from counterintelligence (COINTELPRO) to "counterterrorism."
During the 1980s, groups critical of U.S. intervention in Central America were surveilled, infiltrated and disrupted by the FBI. Political break-ins occurred at churches, offices and homes-and material from the burglaries ended up in FBI files. In the guise of monitoring supporters of foreign terrorists, the FBI compiled files on clergy, religious groups and thousands of nonviolent anti-intervention activists. The investigation produced not a single criminal charge. The whole sordid story is detailed in Break-ins, Death Threats and the FBI, a book by former Boston Globe reporter Ross Gelbspan.
At the center of this spying was FBI official Oliver "Buck" Revell. Today, Revell (now retired) makes the rounds of TV news shows, complaining that the FBI is too hamstrung to track terrorists.
The truth is that the FBI has always had the power to infiltrate terrorist groups. The problem has been the Bureau's diversion of resources to monitor and harass activists whose only "crime" was working for social change.
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Russ Pulley, a Green Hills neighborhood activist, federal investigator and Southeastern Conference football official, is running for the Green Hills-area District 25 Metro Council seat.

Pulley formally announced his candidacy last month for the seat held by term-limited Councilman Sean McGuire, who is serving as finance director for mayoral candidate Bill Freeman.

Jan Stinson has also appointed a treasurer to run for District 25.

“I understand the challenges that face our district and want to devote my energy to reshaping our neighborhood’s high school, helping alleviate our traffic problems, making our neighborhoods more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly, and managing growth responsibly,” Pulley said.

Pulley has spent nearly 40 years in public service, according to a news release announcing his run. He served as a firefighter and paramedic, police officer and state trooper as well as an FBI agent. He works as an investigator for the U.S. Department of Labor and spends his fall weekends as an SEC football official.

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Al Nava, an administrator with the El Paso Independent School District and a former FBI agent, became acquainted with Armes while assigned to the bureau's El Paso office. He later became a close friend.


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A Jersey tale: Chris Christie’s family ties to a Genovese crime boss?
February 27, 2015 11:27 AM

The Spin Cycle with Carla Marinucci, San Francisco ChronicleCall it an overlooked footnote in the life of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie – those family ties with Tino Fiumara, whom the New York Times once described as “a fearsome and ranking member of the Genovese crime family: twice convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 years in federal prison and linked by investigators to several grisly murders, including one in which a victim was strangled with piano wire.’’


Yikes. Bob Ingle, longtime New Jersey statehouse reporter and co-author of “Chris Christie: The Inside Story of His Rise to Power,” says that is just one of the many interesting factoids that might resurface in headlines, should Christie be subjected to the scrutiny of a 2016 White House race.

Christie will be the keynote speaker Saturday at the main fundraising lunch for the California Republican Party state convention in Sacramento, a three-day gathering expected to draw more than 1,000 people to the Hyatt Regency in the state capital.

Fiumara was the brother of Christie’s aunt’s husband, and Christie recalled him coming to family gatherings as a kid, Ingle says.

The book authors say that in 1991, Christie, then 29,was even “asked by his uncle to visit Fiumara in a Texas prison,’’ while in the state for a football game. That sounds interesting, but Christie insisted there was nothing to his stop to see the mob boss. “My best recollection is that we updated each other on what was going on in the family,’’ Christie once said.

Though the FBI did a major background check on Christie after his apointment as United States attorney, Christie said he was never asked about the link to the Genovese insider. The Times, in a story reporting the link, noted that “he never raised the issue … though he says he assumed investigators were aware of it.”

Ingle’s book also details some other only-in-Jersey political details about Christie’s history, including his resume as a registered lobbyist whose firm represented, among other things, for-profit educational groups.

Christie opened a Trenton-based lobbying shop in 1998 with the man today described as his longtime confidante and political guru, Bill Palatucci. The firm’s “biggest client,” accounting for 25 percent of its income, was the for-profit University of Phoenix, which later appointed Palatucci a member of the board of trustees on its Jersey City campus, according to Ingle’s book.

(The Justice Department announced in 2009 that the University of Phoenix agreed to pay the United States $67.5 million “to resolve allegations” that its student recruitment policies involved false claims about student loans and financial aid.)

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FBI to join search for Avijit killers

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation intends to get involved with the investigation into the murder of blogger-writer Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born US citizen.

On Friday, an FBI official stationed in Dhaka contacted the Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).

- See more at: http://www.dhakatribune.com/morning-brief/2015/mar/01/morning-brief#sthash.WRLysB5e.dpuf


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Published: 27 February 2015 10:09 AM
Updated: 27 February 2015 11:31 AM

During his 30 years with the FBI, C. Ray Hall investigated bank robberies, tracked down fugitives and interrogated suspects. He was a polygraph examiner and a firearms and police instructor.

On Nov. 24, 1963, he was selected to interview Jack Ruby, shortly after the nightclub owner had gunned down Lee Harvey Oswald.

Hall, 96, died Saturday of heart disease at his Dallas home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, where he was a member. He will be buried in Denison Cemetery in Idabel, Okla.

“He had a wonderful gift of discernment. He knew people,” said his son Thomas R. Hall of Dallas.

“My father was a Baptist who would speak to Baptists in the liquor store,” he said. “He enjoyed people, he found humor in them, he liked people, he was entertained by people — all kinds.”

Hall questioned Ruby for five hours the day of the shooting. What did Hall think about Ruby?

“In a few words, he thought he was crazy,” Thomas Hall said.

In 1964, Hall testified before the Warren Commission about his questioning of Ruby. In 1976, he was subpoenaed to testify before the House Select Committee on Assassinations.

“He said he wasn’t coming,” his son said. “If they wanted for him to read his notes that he took at the time ... and pay his expenses, he would go.

“He said, ‘Why would I remember anything today that I didn’t put in my reports back then?’ ”

Hall was born in Broken Bow, Okla., and grew up in nearby Idabel, where he graduated from high school in 1936. He served in the Navy from 1936 to 1940.

He worked his way through Southern Methodist University as a full-time night clerk with the FBI. Taking classes at SMU and by correspondence, he received a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from SMU in December 1942.

In 1941, he married Ann Rachel, his high school sweetheart. Mrs. Hall died in 2005.

Hall was with the FBI in three Southern states and assigned to New York, Wisconsin and Oklahoma before coming to Dallas in 1956.

In the 1950s, Hall was an FBI firearms and police school instructor in Dallas.

“That was probably the most dangerous job he said he ever had,” Thomas Hall said. At the time, recruits often had no firearms experience, he said. “They weren’t like the trained police officers we have today.”

Hall retired in 1969. He was then the Dallas-area security manager for Safeway stores for 15 years.

In retirement, Hall lived in Dal


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Salinan reflects on grandfather’s Jeep

My grandfather was one of J. Edgar Hoover’s earliest FBI agents, served as superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, and was personal friends with a nu

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Would you trust a secret police force to this man?

Anti-terror bill would give Harper Government police power to wreak havoc on legitimate groups behind a veil of secrecy

March 4, 2015

Given his well-known animosity toward those who get in his way, Stephen Harper seems like the last person to trust with a secret police force.

But a secret police force is exactly what the prime minister will soon have, as a result of Bill C-51, the government's "anti-terror" legislation currently making its way quickly through Parliament.

Even the pro-establishment Globe and Mail has come out strongly against Bill C-51 in a series of sharply worded editorials, accusing Harper of using the threat of terrorism to "turn our domestic spy agency into something that looks disturbingly like a secret police force."

Canada already has extensive laws permitting police to disrupt the activities of terrorists. But this new bill goes beyond terrorism. Although it officially permits lawful dissent, it allows our national security force, CSIS, to carry out undefined "measures" against perceived threats, including anything that interferes with Canada's "economic or financial stability" or the country's "critical infrastructure."

The problem is that a wide range of legitimate groups involved in advocacy on environmental, First Nations, labour and social justice issues might well be regarded by the Harper government as a threat to the country's "economic stability" or "critical infrastructure."

Harper has already shown a willingness to use the power of the state to harass groups challenging his agenda, particularly his desire to develop Canada's fossil fuel reserves. In 2012, he established a special $8 million program that imposed intrusive tax audits on charities in connection with their political activities. The program appeared to be directed exclusively at groups critical of Harper's agenda, including the David Suzuki Foundation, the Pembina Foundation, Amnesty International, PEN Canada, the United Church and Canada Without Poverty.

Bill C-51 would give the government far more police power to wreak havoc on these legitimate groups, and to do so behind a veil of secrecy, with little oversight.

Indeed, even without Bill C-51, Canada's security forces have shown a willingness in the past to spy on and disrupt the activities of peaceful groups. Bill C-51 will be a flashing green light for them to be more intrusive and disruptive in the future.

The past behaviour I'm referring to goes beyond the already well-known examples of RCMP wrongdoing (illegal wiretapping, barn-burning, etc) that were investigated by the McDonald inquiry in the late 1970s.

Rather, I'm referring to other more serious RCMP behaviour that surfaced briefly at the McDonald inquiry but was then largely ignored by the commission and the media.

It's worth taking a minute to highlight that behaviour, because it involves tactics that have long been used by police forces around the world to disrupt legitimate dissenters and ensnare them in problems with the law, thereby discrediting them and their causes in the eyes of the public.

Consider, for instance, the case of Warren Hart, a black FBI agent who was recruited by the RCMP in the 1970s. Working undercover, Hart spent four and a half years infiltrating and spying on black and First Nations groups in Canada.

Hart's undercover work went well beyond spying. He also acted as an agent provocateur.

The groups he infiltrated were focused on peaceful political consciousness-raising, but Hart repeatedly urged them to resort to violence - to heavily arm themselves (with guns he offered to provide), to blow up police stations, police cars and an embassy, and to prepare themselves for racial violence, according to those who came into contact with him at the time.

Jean Greatbatch, now a Vancouver mediator, was at the time the women's commissioner of the University of Toronto student council, which was working with the campus Black Students Union to bring American activist Angela Davis to Toronto to speak at Convocation Hall as part of the "women of distinction" series.

Hart attended the planning meetings for the Davis visit, posing as a black activist. But unlike all the students at the meeting, he was always talking about the need for guns, according to Greatbatch.

She remembers Hart suggesting that a man with a high-powered rifle be positioned behind the curtains at Convocation Hall in case someone tried to shoot Davis while she was speaking. Others, including First Nations activist Vern Harper, related detailed accounts of Hart infiltrating their groups and urging them to be more militant, to carry weapons and perform acts of violence.

Ironically, Hart's role as an RCMP spy only came to light because he publicly complained when the RCMP ended his contract in 1975. But the McDonald inquiry showed little interest in investigating his role as an agent provocateur, even after the National Indian Brotherhood presented the inquiry with an affidavit detailing Hart's offer to supply AK-47 rifles to native groups in BC.

More recently, in 2010 the RCMP dispatched poseurs and agents provocateurs to infiltrate the ranks of anti-war groups in the lead-up to the G20 in Toronto.

It's not much of a stretch to imagine Stephen Harper overseeing a security force that sends agents provocateurs into protest groups, particularly those winning public support for opposing his agenda. It appears that the RCMP is already in lock-step with the government in regarding environmental activists as a national threat.

In an internal report leaked last month, the RCMP warned of "a growing, highly organized and well-financed anti-Canada petroleum movement that consists of peaceful activists, militants and violent extremists who are opposed to society's reliance on fossil fuels."

And who knows how wide the net might be cast? What if CSIS suspected a group like Canadians for Tax Fairness might promote civil disobedience as part of its campaign for higher taxes on the rich, thereby encouraging them to move their money offshore and damage Canada's "economic stability."

If that sounds far-fetched, let's not forget how paranoid and vindictive the Harper government has shown itself capable of being toward those it considers adversaries. One of the charitable organizations threatened with a special tax audit over its political activities was a little birdwatching group, the Kitchener-Waterloo Field Naturalists, that had publicly criticized government policy on honeybees.

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Adopt-A-School Program, Part 3
‘I Promise to be a Good Citizen’


The nearly 30 sixth-graders at Bucknell Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia stood at their desks, raised their right hands, and recited in unison a pledge they knew well: “I accept the position of junior special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I promise to be a good citizen. I will obey all the laws of my country and do my best in school. I will make the right choices by remaining drug free, staying in school, and practicing non-violent behavior in handling difficult situations.”

That pledge begins every session of the FBI’s Junior Special Agent Program, which aims to give fifth- and sixth-graders in disadvantaged neighborhoods the skills and discipline they need to steer clear of gangs, drugs, and crime.

Located just outside the District of Columbia, Bucknell was one of the first schools to embrace the FBI’s Adopt-A-School outreach program 20 years ago. Now, the Washington Field Office administers the program to six schools in and around the nation’s capital, dispatching agents and other Bureau employees throughout the school year to be tutors and mentors to more than 300 young people annually.

“During the past two decades we have reached thousands of kids,” said Special Agent William Woodson. “Our goal is to provide opportunities for these young people who might not have had them otherwise.”

The Junior Special Agent Program at Bucknell consists of core blocks of instruction that integrate with classroom curriculum. For example, when the students learn about the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation, they take field trips to battlefield sites and the U.S. Capitol to reinforce what they learn. Funds for the trips are provided by the local Citizens Academy Alumni Association, a non-profit organization that supports the Adopt-A-School Program and uses no taxpayer money. The students also meet a variety of FBI agents who talk to them about gangs and drugs, as well as core values such as integrity, respect, and honesty. And the program requires students to exercise on a regular basis.
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“We are helping to make sure that the kids don’t do drugs and stay in school,” Woodson said. “Our agents have a positive influence on them.”

“The FBI is teaching our students to do the right thing and believe in themselves,” said Paul Adams, who participated with the Junior Special Agent Program for nine years as a Bucknell teacher and now serves as a liaison between the school and the Washington Field Office. “This program shows our young people that no matter where you come from or what your background is, you can succeed.”

Sixth-grade teachers Nisreen Daoud and Amanda Frank are getting their first exposure to the Junior Special Agent Program this year at Bucknell. “A lot of our students go home to empty houses,” Daoud explained. “Their parents are working all the time. This is their safe zone. They feel at home when they are at school.” And because the Junior Special Agent Program has been a fixture at Bucknell for so long, the students look forward to it. “They can’t wait until they get to sixth grade,” Daoud said. “The first day of school the kids were like, ‘When is the FBI program starting?’ ”

“One of our goals is to give these elementary students their first taste of the FBI,” said Woodson. “We want to groom young leaders.” He added, “This program teaches them core values that we hope they will carry into adulthood so they can become great community ambassadors in whatever they choose to do.”



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Tallahassee Ethics Board Now Complete

Posted on Mar 13, 2015

--The City of Tallahassee's ethics board is now complete with two new members.

Vice president Renee McNeill with Farmers and Merchants Bank, and former FBI supervisory special agent Thomas Friedman, are joining four other members previously appointed.

Voters approved the creation of an ethics board in November. It exists to develop an ethics code, manage the city's ethics and fraud hotline, and tra


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Mount Prospect School Celebrates Women's History Month
Principal Joanne Hozeny taking questions from enthusiastic brownies and Mount Prospect Students

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 09:30 AM

Basking Ridge,NJ- Brownie Troop 61057 met today and discussed Women's History Month. Starting off the meeting with a discussion about the role women have played in history. The group shared names of women they knew who had historic significance in the United States. One notable woman discussed and celebrated was Juliette Gordon Low who started the girls scouts 103 years ago on March 12, 1912.

The girls discussed historic figures, present day leaders, and that fact that they can be the future leaders and make their mark in the world.

Local women came to talk about how they became what they are today while explaining what they wanted to be when they were children. A Principal, FBI Agent, Doctor and Author.

First to speak was Ms. Joanne Hozeny who is Principal at Mount Prospect Elementary School. The children, all Mount Prospect students, were very comfortable with her and were able to talk about the school and what a Principal does. The girls did learn that when Ms. Hozeny was a child she wanted to be an Astronaut.

Second to speak was Courtney Foster, an FBI Agent and local mom. Courtney explained to the kids that she knew from a young age that she wanted to join the FBI. Explaining that in order for her to be in the FBI she needed to come from a 'do the right thing mentality' as well as be educated. She stressed that high achievement in all areas of life will give you a chance to be with the FBI but actually being chosen to be an Agent is not easy.

The girls learned that FBI stands for; Fidelity, Bravery and Integrity. When Courtney asked what Integrity meant, one Brownie, Chloe Moss, answered, "when you do the right thing when no one else is watching."


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The 2015 class includes:

•Robert Brawner, a 1962 graduate of Warren County High School. Brawner joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1969 under J. Edgar Hoover. He served in the FBI until retiring in 2002, when he became the deputy director of task force operations for the Ohio Attorney General. Prior to his death in 2009, Brawner opened his own business, Robert A. Brawner Investigation and Consulting.

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FBI agent to address Kenton Rotary

March 15 2015

Supervisory Senior Resident Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation Craig Donnachie.

ERLANGER – The Supervisory Senior Resident Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Craig Donnachie, will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Kenton County’s luncheon meeting on Thursday, March 19.

Donnachie has served with the FBI for 17 years. He was assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force in New York City where his primary assignment was the international terrorism investigation of al-Qa’ida including the investigation of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Donnachie worked with the FBI in Berlin, Germany where he held the position of an embedded agent to the Counterterrorism Section of the German Federal Criminal Police in Berlin. Currently, Donnachie is assigned to the Covington Resident Agency where he retains the title of Supervisory Senior Resident Agent.

The luncheon begins at noon at the Colonial Cottage Inn, 3140 Dixie Highway, Erlanger. There will be limited seating by reservation only. To make a reservation, please contact Gary Harman at 859-393-4041. Cost is $12per person.

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Polaris award winner recount

Allison Shutt Chemerys has a first-hand understanding of the country’s national security issues.

A 1979 graduate of North Vigo High School, she had a 30-year career with the federal government, serving 28 years with the Central Intelligence Agency and two years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Chemerys, along with guitarist J.T. Corenflos and educator Jackie Lower, were honored Monday as 2015 Polaris Award winners. The award, created in 2011, honors the achievements of Terre Haute North Vigo alumni and staff. A dinner took place at the Indiana Theatre.

Chemerys graduated from Purdue University with a degree in communications and wasn’t sure how she would use it. She wanted to live in Washington, D.C., and a family friend from Terre Haute, who was an FBI agent in Washington, recruited her to work for the bureau.

She moved to Washington in 1983. Two years later, she began working for the CIA. “Looking back, I never dreamed I would do the things I’ve done. It’s been a very enjoyable and rewarding experience,” she said in an interview.

Her expertise was investigations, and she was involved with program security management. For classified operations, “they need a program security manager to ensure we protect people, places and things for the CIA,” she said.

She told students at North Vigo that there are employment opportunities in government security, especially related to cybersecurity and terrorism. Having a strong science background is helpful. Computer security “is one of the biggest issues facing the country and world now.”

She said the late Carl Riddle, former North principal, was a major influence on her. While attending North, she felt her opportunities were unlimited. She was involved in many activities

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Georgia Southern University to Host 2015 Essentials of Fraud and Forensic Accounting
Posted on March 16, 2015 by southcarolinasc


STATESBORO, GA–(Marketwired – Mar 16, 2015) – The School of Accountancy at Georgia Southern University will host a one-week seminar Aug. 3-7 for individuals wishing to explore Fraud Examination & Forensic Accounting. The seminar is open to potential graduate students interested in pursuing a Master of Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting, along with accountants, attorneys & law enforcement professionals seeking continuing professional education (CPE) credit. The seminar will allow professionals to register for two-hour blocks of CPE. The five-day seminar will be taught by faculty members who have been assigned for years to the Fraud Examination & Forensic Accounting programs at Georgia Southern University. The seminar will cover: Introduction to Fraud Examination Fraud & the Law White Collar Crime The Top 20 Fraud Schemes & Forensic Interviews & Interrogation. “We are looking forward to offering this seminar to anyone interested in exploring how to investigate & resolve allegations of fraud & white collar crime,” said Don Berecz, director of the Center of Forensic Studies in Accounting & Business & a retired FBI agent. “Our accounting & law faculty have decades of experience fighting & researching fraud & forensic accounting. We are excited to host this seminar & hope to motivate participants to become Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) & continue on as graduate students in our Forensic Accounting Master’s program.” The seminar is open to educators, students, the general public


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KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, MI -- A recent report lists more than half of Saginaw Valley State University's faculty in 2013 as part time, more than any other public university in the state, but SVSU officials say there's more to the story.

"That data is accurate for reporting purposes, but the majority of our credit hours, nearly 70 percent, are taught by full-time faculty," said J.J. Boehm, director of media and community relations, of the information from the Center for the Study of Academic Labor at Colorado State University. The center reported that 58 percent of SVSU's faculty were part-time in 2013.

According to a recent MLive report, of Michigan's 15 public universities, SVSU had the highest percentage of part-time faculty. Second on the list was Wayne State University, with 49 percent of its faculty part time.

Related: How number of part-time faculty varies at Michigan's 15 public universities

Walt Reynolds is a retired FBI agent who works full time as a consultant with Newcomb, Maryland-based The West River Group. He also teaches part-time at SVSU.

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Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students demonstrated their knowledge of the American legal system by trying a fictitious assault case in a mock trial held in the cafeteria on March 13. Teacher Timothy Wilkinson assigned different roles for each student. The project began when a fictitious crime was staged in conjunction with a study unit on the Bill of Rights. The staged crime took place in the school cafeteria on Feb. 12, where students Silas Thomas and Christian Nicholson supposedly pored a toxic liquid into Hope Glasser’s water bottle.

An investigative team gathered and processed evidence and took statements from witnesses, and the legal teams began taking depositions. Over the course of the next few weeks, time was spent each class day studying the application of Constitutional amendments, as well as laws that specifically relate to the rights of minors and students in school.

The legal teams prepared their cases. Local attorney Virginia Shogren mentored the student lawyers on how to develop their legal strategies. FBI agent Andreas Kaltsounis and his wife, Sarah Kaltsounis, also provided professional expertise. Just before the trial day, subpoenas were served to all witnesses and summonses were served to all selected jurors consisting of parents and community volunteers.

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Himes to address cyber security at UConn Stamford

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes is the keynote speaker for a March 30 Connecticut Technology Council seminar on how businesses can protect themselves and their clients from cybersecurity breaches. The session runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at UConn Stamford, with speakers including FBI agent Marty McBride and Rick Harris, a partner in the Hartford office of Day Pitney. Himes is the ranking Democrat of the new Congressional Subcommittee for National Security Agency and Cybersecurity. Cost is 35; to register, visit http://www.ctc.org.

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March 24, 2015

Federal Officials Talk Crime Prevention in Troy

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 10:06 PM EDT


It was a conversation, about crime prevention, in a city that has had a violent year. The City of Troy played host to federal law enforcement officials, at a meeting to talk about crime in the Collar City. Time Warner Cable News reporter Katie Eastman has the story.

TROY, N.Y. -- It's not often that people can sit in a room with an FBI special agent or a United States Marshall.

"They weren't really on our radar screen when we talked about who can we partner with?" said TRIP director of community affairs Hilary Lamishaw.

But when community leader Hilary Lamishaw got a call from the local United State's Attorney asking if she could introduce people from federal agencies- she said of course.

"Troy is certainly one here in the capital that we're concerned about," said John Duncan with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Federal agents have worked on a number of drug, arson, and human trafficking crimes in the collar city - but they also want to help prevent these crimes. That's the word that rings in Davia Collington's ears as a coordinator of the Troy Drug Free Community Coalition.

Part of a prevention program that just started this year in the Troy school district is called the leadership project w

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Espionage, Treason, and the Congressional Fifth Column

Congress canoodles with Israeli spies to undermine Iran deal
March 25, 2015

The spectacle of virtually the entire Senate GOP caucus mobilizing in support of a foreign power in order to drag us into war with Iran has certainly been instructive. Not since the Federalist party plotted with the British during the War of 1812 has an American fifth column been so open about their treason.

But isn’t the "t"-word a bit hyperbolic? After all, don’t all Americans, even the worst warmongers among us, have the right to free speech? Those members of Congress were merely expressing their opinion – right?

Not so fast:

"Soon after the U.S. and other major powers entered negotiations last year to curtail Iran’s nuclear program, senior White House officials learned Israel was spying on the closed-door talks.

"The spying operation was part of a broader campaign by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to penetrate the negotiations and then help build a case against the emerging terms of the deal, current and former U.S. officials said. In addition to eavesdropping, Israel acquired information from confidential U.S. briefings, informants and diplomatic contacts in Europe, the officials said.

"The espionage didn’t upset the White House as much as Israel’s sharing of inside information with U.S. lawmakers and others to drain support from a high-stakes deal intended to limit Iran’s nuclear program, current and former officials said."

To be clear: the Israelis penetrated our communications, and used other means – including "informants" presumably inside the U.S. government – to uncover details about the emerging deal with Iran, and then passed this information on, perhaps indirectly, to their congressional fifth column, including presidential aspirants Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Rand Paul, all of whom then signed on to Sen. Tom Cotton’s "open letter" to Tehran.

If this isn’t treason, then the word has no meaning.

Speaker of the House John Boehner, who plotted with Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer behind the President’s back to invite Netanyahu to address Congress, said he was "shocked" and "baffled" by the news. Not by the news they spied on us – it’s well known that the Jewish state is among the most aggressive foreign adversaries our counterintelligence agencies have to fend off – but "by the fact that there were reports in this press article that information was being passed on from the Israelis to members of Congress. I’m not aware of that at all." What’s baffling, however, is Boehner’s behavior during this Israeli incursion onto American territory: why did he suddenly decide to go full wingnut and canoodle with the Israelis to bring Bibi to American shores? And how is it the Speaker has so little knowledge of what’s going on right under his nose on Capitol Hill?

"The White House discovered the operation," reports Adam Entous of the Wall Street Journal, "when U.S. intelligence agencies spying on Israel intercepted communications among Israeli officials that carried details the U.S. believed could have come only from access to the confidential talks, officials briefed on the matter said." Those telling details then somehow found their way into conversations between the Israelis (and their American agents) and "U.S. lawmakers and others," accord to the Journal.

It’s one thing to spy, said a top U.S. official, but "it’s another thing to steal U.S. secrets and play them back to U.S. legislators to undermine U.S. diplomacy."

Given the extensive surveillance capabilities of our government, one assumes they have concrete evidence of such "play back." And surely the Israelis knew this, and yet didn’t hesitate to engage in such brazen behavior. One can only conclude they wanted to get caught.

This is the Israeli style: flagrant flouting of diplomatic conventions and norms in order to display their prowess – and their utter contempt for their adversaries, in this case the Obama administration. And not only the Obama administration: for surely the Israelis knew their congressional enablers would be left hanging, at a loss to explain how such information came into their possession. One can almost hear them laughing in Tel Aviv: "Those stupid Americans, how they grovel before us – even as we kick them in the teeth!"

Relentless Israeli espionage in order to manipulate U.S. policy toward Iran is hardly new. The case of Larry Franklin, formerly a high ranking Pentagon Iran analyst, who handed over top secret information to two employees of AIPAC – who then transmitted it to their Israeli handlers – underscores the lengths Tel Aviv will go to in order to push us into war with Tehran.

The two AIPAC officials – longtime AIPAC lobbyist Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman, a foreign policy analyst for the powerful pro-Israel group – were interested in procuring internal U.S. government documents detailing Washington’s evolving stance toward Tehran. At the time there was a vigorous internal debate about whether to launch a preemptive strike against Iran, and the Israelis wanted the inside dope.

U.S. counterintelligence caught Franklin – a dyed-in-the-wool neocon, who had committed treason for purely ideological motives – red-handed, and confronted him. Faced with a long jail sentence, he agreed to be wired, and the FBI caught Rosen and Weissman on tape, openly celebrating their success in securing vital U.S. secrets on Israel’s behalf. Franklin was sentenced to 12 years in prison, but was given time off for cooperating with investigators: Rosen and Weissman fought the charges, and were lionized by the neocon media as "martyrs" to "free speech" (!). The only reason they didn’t wind up in the slammer was because they threatened to reveal in court the very secrets they had handed over to Israel: in the face of this blackmail, the government declined to pursue the case – although the charges were never dropped. Rosen slunk off to work for some neocon outfit, and the whole thing was forgotten. Perhaps it’s time to recall it.

Speaking of AIPAC and the FBI: federal agents have raided AIPAC’s Washington headquarters on no less than two occasions, looking for evidence of the same sort of collusion with Israeli spy agencies that our congressional solons have apparently engaged in. On December 1, 2004, FBI agents seized the hard drives of Rosen and Weissman at AIPAC’s offices, and, as Richard Sale of UPI reported at the time:

"The FBI also served subpoenas on AIPAC Executive Director Howard Kohr, Managing Director Richard Fishman, Communications Director Renee Rothstein, and Research Director Raphael Danziger.

"All are suspected of having acted as ‘cut outs’ or intermediaries who passed highly sensitive U.S. data from high-level Pentagon and administration officials to Israel, said one former federal law enforcement official."

Franklin was nabbed when the FBI videotaped him in conversation with Naor Gilon, chief of political affairs at Israel’s embassy in Washington, D.C. The feds were observing Gilon as part of a larger investigation into an extensive Israeli spying operation inside the U.S. government. As Sale reported:

"In 2001, the FBI discovered new, ‘massive’ Israeli spying operations in the East Coast, including New York and New Jersey, said one former senior U.S. government official. The FBI began intensive surveillance on certain Israeli diplomats and other suspects and was videotaping Naor Gilon, chief of political affairs at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, who was having lunch at a Washington hotel with two lobbyists from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobby group. Federal law enforcement officials said they were floored when Franklin came up to their table and sat down."

U.S. counterintelligence agencies were hot on the trail of a much larger Israeli spying operation, of which the Franklin-Rosen-Weissman team was just the tip of the iceberg. Those "high-level Pentagon and administration officials" who were passing U.S. secrets to Israel were never caught, or at least they were never prosecuted. They are presumably still at large – and perhaps still embedded in the high councils of state.

Whenever Israel’s aggressive spying in the U.S. is uncovered the usual excuse is that countries spy on each other all the time, and this practice is "routine" even among allies. Yet this is nonsense, and especially so in the case of Israel’s covert activities in this country. The very real consequences of Israeli espionage on our soil are being felt today, in the present debate over the not-yet-signed U.S. deal with Iran.

This story goes back to the earlier part of this decade. The U.S. had cracked the Iranian inter-agency code, which gave Washington a vital window into the internal workings of the Tehran regime. Suddenly, however, all went dark. What had happened? The fact that we cracked their code had somehow been leaked to Tehran and the Iranians immediately changed their communications protocols: U.S. intelligence was blinded as to what was going on inside Iran.

So who was the leaker? Ahmed Chalabi, a neocon favorite with considerable support inside the Bush administration – who, it turned out, had been an Iranian agent all along – was the prime suspect. When Franklin was questioned about this he stopped cooperating with the FBI and secured a prominent lawyer, Plato Chacheris. This led to the raids on AIPAC.

When the Obama administration came into office the case against the AIPAC defendants was summarily dropped, much to the chagrin of U.S. counterintelligence agencies. These days I’m willing to bet administration officials are quite sorry they let those Israeli big fish – and their American minnows – off the hook.

So Boehner is "baffled," is he? Perhaps an interview with a couple of U.S. law enforcement officers – preferably conducted under hot lights, with him in a straight-backed chair – would succeed in un-baffling him. I seem to recall a number of people, among them prominent reporters such as Glenn Greenwald, who have been prosecuted or threatened with prosecution for passing classified intelligence along – or receiving it – without authorization. I wonder how many of those Senators who signed the Cotton letter were privy to classified information given to them courtesy of Israeli "briefers," and who then paraded around Washington braying about what a "bad deal" the administration was preparing to sign.

Do these esteemed solons think they’re above the law? Clearly they do. One longs for the day when they realize they aren’t – on the wrong side of a set of prison bars.

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Head of Detroit FBI reads to Dearborn students
| Thursday, 03.26.2015, 11:05 PM

DEARBORN — Paul Abbate, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Detroit Division, joined Samia Hamid Sareini, the Arab American Civil Rights League field director, on Monday, March 23, at William Ford Elementary School in Dearborn, where the two read to students as part of the National Reading month.

Celebrities and public officials have been promoting books by reading to students during March in schools across the country.

On Monday, William Ford administrators promoted a national anti-bullying campaign called Defeat the Label.

The national campaign works with parents and schools around the country to combat bullying, and push students to stand up against it.

Defeat the Label believes that in order to end bullying we have to put the power back where it belongs, in the hands of the students. Both Hamid and Abbate encouraged students to be brave and stand up against bullying.

The objective of Defeat the Label is to create a movement. Defe


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Former Wall Streeters Share Tips on Profiting From Pot | March 27, 2015 5:37pm
A group of about 70 people gathered at Harlem Garage to talk about different ways of getting into the cannabis industry.
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HARLEM — There are a lot of ways to make money from pot that don't involve the drug itself.

That was the message from three former Wall Street analysts who spoke Wednesday night to those gathered at the monthly meeting of High NY, a group dedicated to changing the way people use cannabis.

“Now is the time to get involved if you are serious about getting in this industry. Public opinion has never been higher, we’ve never had this much momentum,” High NY co-founder Michael Zaytsev, who worked as a financial analyst for J.P. Morgan and then as a salesman for Google, told the 50 people gathered at the Harlem Garage.

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the cannabis industry — even in New York, where recreational use is illegal, he said. There are a lot of ways to make money without touching the plant, including manufacturing ventilation systems for cultivators or pot vending machines and high-end glass pipes of dispensaries.

There are also software companies that offer weed-related services like product reviews or deliveries, he said. There is a weed tourism industry in Colorado that includes vineyard-like grow tours and bud & breakfasts, he added.

There are also opportunities for investors, panelists told the crowd, which was filled with activists, members of the city’s vape industry, entrepreneurs, supporters of medical marijuana and people who said they just like to smoke.

Scott Greiper, founder of Viridian Capital and Research, who also spoke at Wednesday night's meeting, said five years ago there were only five publicly traded cannabis-related companies in the country. This year there are about 250.

“We are the first investment banking firm that had the balls to actually enter the cannabis space and build public and private cannabis companies,” said Greiper, who spent 20 years working as a research analyst and investment banker in the technology, security and IT industries before switching to cannabis. "We are bringing legitimacy to this market."

Viridian's boardmembers include Mitch Lowe, the co-founder of Netflix; Jennifer Love, the highest ranking female FBI agent in history and Ned Siegel, the former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas, he said.

One of the most promising things about the industry is that the demand is already there, he said.

For people coming into the weed industry, reputation is a big risk because established professionals aren't completely comfortable being associated with drugs, he added

Matt Karnes, a former equity analyst who has started analyzing the pot industry, spoke to the group about his experience founding GreenWave Advisors, one of the only companies offering professional analysis of the pot industry to investors.

“I have to be honest, a lot of my colleagues are like ‘Kudos for stepping into new territory’ and then there’s so

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N.C. Rep. Pittenger named to terrorism funding pa

March 29, 2015

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger has been tapped to help lead a new bipartisan task force studying how to cut off terrorism funding.

In his short time in Washington, the North Carolina Republican has carved out a niche for himself as a voice in the fight against terror. As chair of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, he’s hosted international security forums and recently published a manual, using information largely from Ready.gov, on how Americans can prepare for an attack.

Last week, he was selected to serve as vice chairman of the House Financial Services Committee’s new bipartisan Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing.

“Wars cost money,” Pittenger said in an interview. “Our objective is to identify those sources and intercept them as we can.”

Pittenger sees taking down terrorists’ financial capabilities as probably the best method in deterring the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, and other radical groups. His work on the issue has drawn the notice of both Republican leaders and even some Democrats. During a floor speech in December on unrelated legislation, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., took a moment to compliment Pittenger on his work combating terrorism financing.

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, credited Pittenger with leading on the issue and pushing for the formation of the task force. “He’s been active in calling for stronger efforts to intercept the ISIS convoys of stolen oil and helping lead in sanctions against Boko Haram.”

The task force will serve as an oversight role, Hensarling said. Members will hold several meetings, some classified, and issue a report this fall with recommendations on steps Congress can take. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., is serving as the ranking member on the task force.

Several federal agencies are involved in combating terrorism financing, particularly the Treasury Department, which leads the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program.

Officials at the Treasury Department were not immediately available for comment, but Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told members of the House Financial Services Committee earlier this month in a hearing that the agency is actively working with governments of other countries to isolate these funding channels.

The United States is joining the Counter-ISIL Finance Group, a coalition of 26 governments aimed at stopping the financing of Islamic State. The United States also has led airstrikes targeting refineries and convoys



Sibel Edmonds' Deposition Disclosures: Congressional Bribery, Blackmail, and Espionage
Breaking down the formerly-gagged FBI whistleblower's sworn testimony...
By Brad Friedman on 9/2/2009, 1:24pm PT

It has now been over a week since the video tape and transcript from the remarkable 8/8/09 deposition of former FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds was publicly released. Previously, the Bush Administration invoked the so-called "state secrets privilege" in order to gag Edmonds, in attempting to keep such information from becoming public.

The under-oath, detailed allegations include bribery, blackmail, espionage and infiltration of the U.S. government of, and by current and former members of the U.S. Congress, high-ranking State and Defense Department officials and agents of the government of Turkey. The broad criminal conspiracy is said to have resulted in, among other things, the sale of nuclear weapons technology to black market interests including Pakistan, Iran, North Korea, Libya and others.

Even as many of these allegations had been previously corroborated to varying extents, by a number of official government reports, documents and independent media outlets (largely overseas), not a single major mainstream media outlet in the U.S. has picked up on Edmonds' startling claims since her deposition has been made fully available.

Granted, last week was a busy news week, with the death of Ted Kennedy, the release of the CIA Inspector General's report on torture, and the announcement that Michael Jackson's death was ruled a homicide. And, it's true, a 4-hour deposition and/or 241-page transcript [PDF] is a lot of material to review, particularly given the wide scope of the charges being made here. Still, given the serious national security issues at stake, said to have the been among the most important matters of the past 8 years, one would think someone in the corporate MSM might have taken the time to go through the material, and report on it. Particularly as Edmonds' claims have previously been found "credible" "serious" and "warrant[ing] a thorough and careful review," by the DoJ Inspector General, and confirmed as such, on several occasions, by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and many many others.

So for the benefit of the U.S. media, and other readers, who may find it helpful for this large body of newly-available information to be culled down into more digestible pieces, I will attempt to break down the deposition, a bit, into some of its subject matter-based component parts. I will try to go through the major disclosures from the deposition, one-by-one, in a series of pieces which might help others to further report and/or investigate these breathtaking disclosures from a former FBI official who, following 9/11, listened to and translated wiretap recordings made from 1996 through 2002, in the FBI's counterintelligence and counterterrorism departments, under top-secret clearance.

In this first break-down article, we'll look at the answers given by Edmonds during her deposition in regard to bribery and blackmail of current and former members of the U.S. Congress, including Dennis Hastert (R-IL), Bob Livingston (R-LA), Dan Burton (R-IN), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Stephen Solarz (D-NY), Tom Lantos (D-CA, deceased) and an unnamed, currently-serving, married Democratic Congresswoman said to have been video-taped in a Lesbian affair by Turkish agents for blackmail purposes.

In further breakdown articles, we'll look at her disclosures concerning top State and Defense Department officials including Douglas Feith, Paul Wolfowitz and, perhaps most notably, the former Deputy Undersecretary of State, Marc Grossman, the third-highest ranking official in the State Department. Also, details on the theft of nuclear weapons technology; disclosures on Valerie Plame Wilson's CIA front company Brewster-Jennings; items related to U.S. knowledge of 9/11 and al-Qaeda prior to September 11, 2001; infiltration of the FBI translation department and more...

Though Edmonds was careful to not "discuss the intelligence gathering method by the FBI," she notes in her deposition that her claims are "Based on documented and provable, tracked files and based on...100 percent, documented facts."

Among the specific charges she levels against current and former U.S. Congress Members in the deposition:

Dennis Hastert: "[S]everal categories. The acceptance of large sums of bribery in forms of cash or laundered cash ... to make it look legal for his campaigns, and also for his personal use, in order to do certain favors ... make certain things happen for foreign entities and foreign governments' interests, Turkish government's interest and Turkish business entities' interests. ... other activities, too, including being blackmailed for various reasons. ... he used the townhouse that was not his residence for certain not very morally accepted activities. ... foreign entities knew about this, in fact, they sometimes participated in some of those not maybe morally well activities in that particular townhouse that was supposed to be an office, not a house, residence at certain hours, certain days, evenings of the week."

Stephen Solarz: "[A]s lobbyist ... acted as conduit to deliver or launder contribution and other briberies to certain members of Congress, but also in pressuring outside Congress, and including blackmail, in certain members of Congress."

Bob Livingston: "Until 1999 ... not very legal activities on behalf of foreign interests and entities, and after 1999 acting as a conduit to, again, further foreign interests, both overtly and covertly as a lobbyist, but also as an operative."

Tom Lantos: "[N]ot only ... bribe[ry], but also ... disclosing highest level protected U.S. intelligence and weapons technology information both to Israel and to Turkey. ... other very serious criminal conduct."

Unnamed Congresswoman: (Though not identified as such during the deposition, Edmonds has since confirmed her to be a Democrat) "[T]his Congresswoman's married with children, grown children, but she is bisexual. ... So they have sent Turkish female agents, and that Turkish female agents work for Turkish government, and have sexual relationship with this Congresswoman in her townhouse ... and the entire episodes of their sexual conduct was being filmed because the entire house, this Congressional woman's house was bugged. ... to be used for certain things that they wanted to request ... I don't know if she did anything illegal afterwards. ... the Turkish entities, wanted both congressional related favoritism from her, but also her husband was in a high position in the area in the state she was elected from, and these Turkish entities ran certain illegal operations, and they wanted her husband's help. But I don't know if she provided them with those."

Roy Blunt: "[T]he recipient of both legally and illegally raised donations, campaign donations from ...Turkish entities."

Dan Burton: (And others) "[E]xtremely illegal activities against the United States citizens who were involved in [covert] operations that were ... against ... foreign government[s] and foreign entities against the United States' interests."

Hastert, Livingston and Solarz, as Edmonds notes in her deposition, would all go on to become highly-paid lobbyist for Turkey and/or Turkish public interest groups after they left the U.S. Congress.
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What follows below are the key exchanges relating specifically to criminal corruption by members of the U.S. Congress from the 8/8/09 Sibel Edmonds deposition, in the Schmidt v. Krikorian case, currently pending before the Ohio Election Commission. The full deposition transcript is here [PDF], and more details, including the complete video-tape of the entire deposition, can be seen in our original coverage of the deposition's release...

• I've removed various attorney cross-talk, objections, etc., and reformated the deposition for, hopefully, easier readability here.
• I've tried to augment with the text with links to supporting or referenced material where appropriate.
• Edmonds works dilligently, throughout the deposition, to word her answers in ways that work around her existing FBI non-disclosure requirements by referring, when possible, to specific details about her allegations which have already been otherwise publicly reported in some fashion or another, or that she says she was able to independently learn or corroborate outside of her employment at the FBI.
• As Edmonds speaks with an accent, her grammer is sometimes imperfect, as reflected in the literal transcription.


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DeGabrielle joined 60-lawyer Chaffe McCall on March 23, the firm announced April 1. Formerly with Bracewell & Giuliani in Houston, he declined to identify his clients.

Ivan Rodriquez, managing partner of Chaffe McCall's Houston office, said in a statement that DeGabrielle brings an "unparalleled level of experience and knowledge to exceed our clients' legal and client service needs."

The Southern District U.S. attorney from 2006 through 2008, DeGabrielle earlier served as an assistant U.S. attorney and an FBI agent.

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The FBI's top techie is headed to the private sector

SEPTEMBER 17, 2015, 12:32 PM

Photograph by Brendan Smialowski — AFP/Getty Images
Jerry Pender takes a job with investment firm Z Capital Partners, after more than a decade with the FBI.

Jerry Pender has spent the past three years as chief information officer and executive assistant director of the FBI, where he managed a $1.2 billion budget and oversaw “all aspects” of the Bureau’s global information technology operations. Before that, the former U.S. Army captain was CIO of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services division.

But Pender is now leaving public service, recently agreeing to join Z Capital Partners as a full-time operating partner. He will help the New York-based private equity firm identify new investment opportunities, with a particular emphasis on cybersecurity.

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Robert Maheu
Robert Maheu
Born         Robert Aime Maheu
October 30, 1917
Waterville, Maine
Died         August 4, 2008 (aged 90)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Education         Holy Cross
Georgetown University
Robert Aime Maheu (October 30, 1917 – August 4, 2008) was an American businessman and lawyer, who worked for the FBI, CIA and as the chief executive of Nevada operations[1] for the industrialist Howard Hughes.

Early life
Maheu was born in Waterville, Maine, and held degrees from Holy Cross and Georgetown University. In 1941, during his law studies at Georgetown, he was hired by the FBI and worked as a counter-intelligence officer in Europe during World War II.[2] He left the FBI in 1947, becoming a self-employed business owner, consultant and investigator.

Howard Hughes
Maheu's contract with the Hughes company started in 1955, after Howard Hughes hired him to investigate an alleged suitor of his fiance Jean Peters.[3]

Although Maheu was for years a close confident of Howard Hughes, he never met Hughes face-to-face, as they worked via memo and telephone. He was dismissed by Hughes in 1970 after losing a power struggle with Chester Davis and Bill Gay. As part of the struggle to get rid of Maheu, Hughes wrote a manuscript letter to Davis and Gay which was published in facsimile by Life in January 1971; this publication provided Clifford Irving with a sample of Hughes' handwriting which he later used to attempt to forge Hughes' autobiography.[4] Maheu sued Hughes for control of Trans World Airlines and $50 million.

In the conference call on January 7, 1972 in which he denounced Irving's supposed autobiography of him as a hoax, Hughes was also asked why he fired Maheu, to which he replied:[5]

"Because he’s a no-good, dishonest son of a bitch, and he stole me blind. ... you wouldn’t think it could be possible with modern methods of bookkeeping and accounting and so forth for a thing like the Maheu theft to have occurred, but believe me, it did, because the money’s gone and he’s got it."

Hughes was asked later in the conference call how he felt about Maheu, to which he replied:[6][7]

"Bitterly is a mild way of putting it. Note, everything [Maheu] has done, everything short of murder, as a result of being discharged. I don't supposed any disgruntled employee who was discharged has even come close to Mr. Maheu's conduct. ... In light of that litigation and the struggle and harassment he has embarked up on, it's very, very difficult for me to tell you precisely the motives that led to [my leaving Las Vegas] without having some effect on the devastating, horrifying program of harassment that Maheu and his associates have launched against me."

As a result of the first set of statements by Hughes, Maheu sued the Hughes Tool Company (which had Hughes as its sole owner) once again, this time for libel; he won the suit, and was paid $2.8 million.[8] However, this settlement was later overturned upon appeal.[5] Maheu eventually lost the TWA lawsuit to Hughes as well.

According to Maheu associate John Gerrity, he and Maheu were summoned to Vice President Richard Nixon's office in 1954 at the behest of the National Security Council. Nixon gave Maheu a green light to employ a series of dirty tricks to wreck a pending agreement between Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis and the king of Saudi Arabia.[9][10]

Central Intelligence Agency
Maheu also worked for the Central Intelligence Agency. He would later recall: "The CIA was my first steady client, giving me 'cut-out' assignments [those jobs in which the Agency could not officially be involved]."[11] Maheu's investigative agency was said to be the model for the television series, Mission Impossible.[12]

On July 30, 1975, Maheu spoke with reporters after he testified before the Church Committee and said he was involved in a plot to assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro.[13]

In the summer of 1960, the CIA recruited Maheu to approach the West Coast representative of the Chicago mob, Johnny Roselli. When Maheu contacted Roselli, Maheu hid the fact that he was sent by the CIA, instead portraying himself an advocate for international corporations. He offered to pay $150,000 to have Castro killed, but Roselli declined any pay. Roselli introduced Maheu to two men he referred to as "Sam Gold" and "Joe." "Sam Gold" was Sam Giancana; "Joe" was Santo Trafficante, Jr., the Tampa, Florida boss and one of the most powerful mobsters in pre-revolution Cuba.[14][15] Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post explained: "After Fidel Castro led a revolution that toppled a friendly government in 1959, the CIA was desperate to eliminate him. So the agency sought out a partner equally worried about Castro—the Mafia, which had lucrative investments in Cuban casinos

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FBI refuses to cooperate in Hillary Clinton email server probe


Hillary Rodham Clinton turned over about 30,000 email messages in December, while her aides turned over more than 100,000 pages between them, with the final set only being returned, by Huma Abedin, earlier this month, the State Department said in ... more >

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The FBI refused to cooperate Monday with a court-ordered inquiry into former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email server, telling the State Department that they won’t even confirm they are investigating the matter themselves, much less willing to tell the rest of the government what’s going on.

Judge Emmet G. Sullivan had ordered the State Department to talk with the FBI and see what sort of information could be recovered from Mrs. Clinton’s email server, which her lawyer has said she turned over to the Justice Department over the summer.


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Michael Grimm, disgraced Staten Island congressman, to begin prison sentence for filing false tax returns


Tuesday, September 22, 2015,
Michael Grimm, 45, will surrender at the McKean Federal Correctional Institute in Pennsylvania to serve an eight-month sentence for filing false tax returns.
Michael Grimm, the ex-Marine, ex-FBI agent and disgraced congressman, Tuesday becomes inmate No. 83479-053 at a federal prison in western Pennsylvania.

Grimm, 45, will surrender at the McKean Federal Correctional Institute to serve an eight-month sentence for filing false tax returns.

He resigned his Staten Island seat after pleading guilty to the charges in Brooklyn Federal Court.

Grimm joins about 1,100 convicted felons at McKean. Actor Wesley Snipes served two years for tax evasion at the same facility.

McKean wasn't Grimm's first choice — his lawyers had requested the Fairton federal lockup in New Jersey because his mother and sister live closer to that jail and it would be easier for them to visit him. But U.S. Bureau of Prisons officials did not grant his wish.

The former U.S. congressman resigned his Staten Island seat after pleading guilty to the charges in Brooklyn Federal Court.
Grimm was originally scheduled to self-surrender 12 days ago, but Federal Judge Pamela Chen granted a reprieve so he could undergo "a surgical procedure ... (that) entails a brief healing period and a second appointment to have sutures

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Walt Disney's plan for the FBI of tomorrow

September 23 2015


Michael from Muckrock: "Union-busting Walt Disney became cozy with J. Edgar Hoover, the iconic animator's FBI files show, helping shut down dissident workers while infusing Disney programming with fond portrayals of federal enforcement. Disney even wanted to dedicate a special section of Tomorrowland to highlighting the Bureau of tomorrow -- which ended up being a step too far for America's head investigative agency."

Giving the Bureau a coveted spot in the “science of tomorrow” wasn’t the only way Walt Disney planned to catapult the FBI into the imaginations of American children. Between January 1956 and December 1957 Disney repeatedly approached the Los Angeles office about devoting an episode of the beloved children’s show “Mickey Mouse Club” to the FBI.

Although the objective was to, “acquaint American children with various employment opportunities in numerous fields of American endeavor,” the initial pitch was declined, but after years of negotiation, the episodes eventually aired in January 1958. The Orwellian script has been immortalized within Walt Disney’s declassified FBI file. The script follows the precocious Dirk Metzger, a 13-year-old Mickey Mouse Club reporter and the son of a Marine Corps Colonel, as he meets J. Edgar Hoover, watches agents shoot at a fake Baby Face Nelson, and gets his fingerprints taken.

He also gives salient advice to kids like, “take my advice. Never throw a haymaker at a G-man.” The comfort this kid exhibits while learning about FBI investigation tactics and seeing agents shoot at targets with a name and a face is terrifying and exactly to the point. If Dirk Metzger is comfortable with trench-coated agents, why shouldn’t we?

Before the show could be made however, the FBI sent Disney three pages of script revisions including taking the gun out of Dirk’s all-American hands. “The handling of a supposedly loaded weapon by a boy of Dirk’s age is not considered appropriate,” a memo from October 22, 1957 reads.

"He has been quite helpful." Walt Disney's FBI file [Matthew Guariglia/Muckrock]


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Mark Blackburn Named President of Associa's Premier Luxury Property Management Portfolio in Florida

/EIN News/ -- MIAMI, Oct. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSI Management Services, an Associa company, is proud to announce the promotion of Mark Blackburn to president. Most recently, Blackburn served as chief operations officer and principal of CSI Management Services. In his new role, he will provide strategic leadership for planning, developing, implementing and achieving long-range goals and policies for continued strong market-segment growth.

Blackburn co-founded CSI Management Services in 2004 and the firm has grown to become recognized as the leader in luxury condominium property management in South Florida. Additionally, he is the co-founder and co-publisher of South Florida Opulence Magazine, the award-winning luxury condominium lifestyle publication. Previous to CSI Management Services, Blackburn served as partner in an advertising agency which focused on real estate and finance.

Blackburn attended Rhode Island College to study political science and marketing. He has been a guest lecturer at the Lynn University School of Marketing in Boca Raton, Florida.

In addition to his corporate duties, Blackburn is a strong supporter of community endeavors. He serves on the executive board of directors of Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, as well as on the board of directors for the Steven C. Bagdan Charitable Foundation. A proponent of law enforcement, Blackburn is a graduate of The FBI Citizens Academy.

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Scott and Jill Kelley's legal case persists long after the Gen. David Petraeus scandal

Saturday, October 10, 2015 11:04am

Scott and Jill Kelley sued the federal government in June 2013. A judge dismissed all but one of the couple's 14 allegations: that government officials violated the couple's privacy rights by leaking Jill Kelley's name and hostile emails the couple received from an anonymous sender, later revealed to be Paula Broadwell, who was having an affair with Gen. David Petraeus. [Times (2009)]
Natalie Khawam, left, Gen. David Petraeus, Scott and Jill Kelley and Holly Petraeus watch the Gasparilla parade from the Kelleys' Bayshore Boulevard lawn. The Kelleys became friends of the general and his wife. [Times (2010)]
Gen. Davis Petraeus, left, shakes hands with Paula Broadwell, co-author of "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus." Angered by Jill Kelley's rapport with Petraeus and other top military brass at MacDill Air Force Base, Broadwell in 2012 sent anonymous emails to Marine Gen. John Allen and others that disparaged Kelley. She also sent emails to Scott Kelley accusing his wife of having an affair. [Associated Press (2011)]
FBI Special Agent Frederick Humphries II said in a deposition obtained by CNN that his bosses displayed animosity toward Jill Kelley, marginalized her as a victim and regarded her as a "femme fatale."
Scott and Jill Kelley sued the federal government in June 2013. A judge dismissed all but one of the couple's 14 allegations: that government officials violated the couple's privacy rights by leaking Jill Kelley's name and hostile emails the couple received from an anonymous sender, later revealed to be Paula Broadwell, who was having an affair with Gen. David Petraeus. [Times (2009)]
Natalie Khawam, left, Gen. David Petraeus, Scott and Jill Kelley and Holly Petraeus watch the Gasparilla parade from the Kelleys' Bayshore Boulevard lawn. The Kelleys became friends of the general and his wife. [Times (2010)]
Gen. Davis Petraeus, left, shakes hands with Paula Broadwell, co-author of "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus." Angered by Jill Kelley's rapport with Petraeus and other top military brass at MacDill Air Force Base, Broadwell in 2012 sent anonymous emails to Marine Gen. John Allen and others that disparaged Kelley. She also sent emails to Scott Kelley accusing his wife of having an affair. [Associated Press (2011)]
FBI Special Agent Frederick Humphries II said in a deposition obtained by CNN that his bosses displayed animosity toward Jill Kelley, marginalized her as a victim and regarded her as a "femme fatale."
Scott and Jill Kelley sued the federal government in June 2013. A judge dismissed all but one of the couple's 14 allegations: that government officials violated the couple's privacy rights by leaking Jill Kelley's name and hostile emails the couple received from an anonymous sender, later revealed to be Paula Broadwell, who was having an affair with Gen. David Petraeus. [Times (2009)]

A federal judge has called Jill and Scott Kelley's lawsuit against the federal government "thin on facts." A top legal expert calls the complaint "sloppy" and far from conclusive.
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Scott and Jill Kelley to seek reporters' testimony in Petraeus-related lawsuit

Yet two years after it was filed, the lawsuit steadily advances for the South Tampa socialite and her physician husband who played supporting roles in a saga that exposed then-CIA director David Petraeus' affair with biographer Paula Broadwell.

The paparazzi has long since moved on to other scandals, but the Kelleys' suit persists, fueled by the testimony of several current and former high ranking officials — such as U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta — and an FBI agent who vouched for Jill Kelley.

The case is proceeding on a single allegation against that FBI and Department of Defense: that government officials violated the couple's privacy rights by leaking Jill Kelley's name and hostile emails the couple received from an anonymous sender, later revealed to be Broadwell.

That means the lawsuit hinges on who in the government said what and to whom. Attorneys for both sides are interviewing witnesses and preparing for a possible trial. At least some kind of victory for the Kelleys appears plausible, experts say.

"They may not be the most attractive plaintiffs in the world, but there's a certain moral appeal to the argument that this kind of humiliation just shouldn't happen," said Bob Weisberg, a Stanford University professor and expert in privacy law. "Unless some files accidentally fell out of a drawer when the wind blew, somebody did something wrong at some point."

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Filed in June 2013, the Kelleys' lawsuit claims the couple was victimized twice: once by Broadwell and again by government officials who leaked inaccurate and derogatory information about the couple.

A judge dismissed all but one of the Kelleys' 14 allegations. The remaining claim cites the U.S. Privacy Act, which requires federal officials to protect the identity and personal information of witnesses.

"The dissemination of private information to the media presents considerable risk of negative consequences for the individuals involved," said Mary Anne Franks, a University of Miami School of Law professor who specializes in privacy law. "The Kelleys do seem to have suffered significantly due to the government's handling of their information."

Angered by Jill Kelley's rapport with Petraeus and other top military brass at MacDill Air Force Base, Broadwell in 2012 sent anonymous emails to Marine Gen. John Allen and others that disparaged Kelley. She also sent emails to Scott Kelley accusing his wife of having an affair.

The suit claims the Kelleys gave the FBI permission to access one of Scott Kelley's emails, but the FBI accessed others anyway.

After Petraeus' resignation, stories by the Associated Press and other outlets quoted unnamed government officials who identified Jill Kelley. A Washington Post editor contacted Kelley and said he had seen some of the harassing emails.

News reports also cited anonymous government sources saying Jill Kelley engaged in suggestive communications with Allen and that officials were investigating possible adultery between the two. Kelley denied an inappropriate relationship with Allen, who was cleared of wrongdoing.

Petraeus later pleaded guilty to mishandling classified information. Broadwell was not charged.

Claiming emotional trauma, damaged reputations and financial harm, the Kelleys seek unspecified monetary damages and a formal apology, among other demands.

The FBI has denied the allegations. A spokeswoman for the Justice Department declined to comment. The Kelleys' Washington attorney, Alan C. Raul, did not return messages.

U.S. Judge District Judge Amy Jackson Berman called the complaint "thin on facts" but cited media accounts as enough evidence to allow the case to proceed to the discovery phase.

That's a low legal bar to clear, said Weisberg, the Stanford professor who called the complaint a sloppy, "kitchen sink" approach.

"There are some facts offered to suggest someone in the government leaked stuff and there was no good reason for it," he said. "The question is, do (the Kelleys) have enough evidence to prove there were illegal disclosures."

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As they depose witnesses, some with big names and titles, the Kelleys' attorneys hope to gather that evidence.

At least one witness — the FBI agent Jill Kelley first contacted about the emails — has given their case a boost.

Special Agent Frederick Humphries II said in a deposition obtained by CNN that his bosses displayed animosity toward Jill Kelley, marginalized her as a victim and regarded her as a "femme fatale." Humphries said he believed someone at FBI headquarters leaked Kelley's name in what "seemed to be a purposeful attempt to discredit both Mrs. Kelley and myself."

"(The Kelleys') lawyers have to prove intentional and willful conduct on the part of the government, and certainly (Humphries) helps show intent on the part of the FBI, " said Bruce Jacob, dean emeritus and professor at Stetson University College of Law.

Franks, the Miami law professor, said the evidence paints a particularly troubling picture of Jill Kelley's "plight."

"She was a victim of threats and harassment who was turned into the object of lurid speculation and ridicule after she reported h

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Did FBI agent Hugh Clegg help assassinate Martin Luther King?

Author offers ‘accessible portrait’ of FBI’s Hugh Clegg

Posted on October 11, 2015
TroutmouthBy Allen D. Boyer


Hugh Clegg saw hard service in troubled times – at the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover and at Ole Miss under Ross Barnett. In this engaging biography, Ron Borne offers a remarkably full portrait of a man who worked best behind the scenes.

Born in Mathiston, educated at Millsaps College, Clegg came to the FBI in 1926, at the start of the Hoover era. During the Depression, he hunted kidnappers and bank robbers (although John Dillinger slipped through his fingers). Cold War espionage sent him to London, to investigate the theft of atomic secrets.

In 1954, Clegg came home to Mississippi, and two posts at Ole Miss: development director and executive assistant to Chancellor J.D. Williams – “the university’s chief trouble-shooter,” he was called. The move dropped him squarely in the path of the civil rights movement. Clegg claimed (with some justice) to have kept the Mississippi legislature and university trustees from firing liberal professors. At the same time, he helped keep Ole Miss lily white. In 1958, when black activist Clennon King applied for admission, Clegg masterminded a defense in depth – coordinating with the governor’s office, Oxford police, Ole Miss football squad, and 50 officers of the Highway Patrol. It ended with King being arrested in the registrar’s waiting room and hustled off for a lunacy hearing.

In 1962, the federal government sent marshals and airborne troops to enforce James Meredith’s right to enroll at Ole Miss. Clegg’s loyalties were divided, and he ended by defending the indefensible. He scoffed at Gov. Ross Barnett’s inflammatory speeches and desperate attempts to save face, but he himself tried to strike back-room deals to keep federal troops off the campus – last-minute delays that would only have perpetuated segregation. Clegg later fumed that “two groups of idiots met on our campus and defamed our sacred soil,” blaming the marshals for starting the riot.

Nonetheless, Clegg was adept at protecting Ole Miss. James Meredith himself believed Clegg “ran the university” during the crisis. Clegg tirelessly raised funds for education, Borne writes, selling education to the people of Mississippi. Starting from scratch, he got an airport built at Oxford, which still bears the name Clegg Field. He helped

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Joe Magill retires as Ruidoso police chief


Joe Magill was presented with a coin case at his reception after retiring as Ruidoso police chief.

The Ruidoso Village Council chambers were packed Tuesday for a reception honoring Joe Magill, who retired as police chief.

Courtesy/Tania Proctor

Joe Magill, right, shakes the hand of Mayor Tom before cutting the cake baked for a reception marking his retirement as police chief.

A former agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Magill took over as chief after the retirement of Wolfgang Born in 2010.

"First of all, I want to thank Joe Magill and Carol for their service and for everything they have done," Village Manager Debi Lee said. "He has become a great friend."

"Like it or not, you always will be chief to me," Mayor Tom Battin told Magill.

One councilor quipped that Magill will be looking for another job just as soon as he sees the list of chores his wife has been saving up for him.

Councilor Joe Eby and several others said they were delighted the Magills were staying in Ruidoso.

The outgoing chief said he will be

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Jill Kelley says FBI first targeted her in email leaks
According to court documents filed late Thursday, the woman who inadvertently set off a chain of events leading to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus was the subject of salacious comments by FBI agents in Tampa who were fishing for evidence Jill Kelley was having an affair with military l to halt the source of potentia
Published: October 23, 2015 | Updated: October 23, 2015 at 11:38 AM

Lawyers for Jill Kelley say there are very good reasons they should be allowed to continue questioning an FBI agent in connection with their lawsuit accusing the federal government of violating her privacy.

According to court documents filed late Thursday, the woman who inadvertently set off a chain of events leading to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus was the subject of salacious comments by FBI agents in Tampa — agents who were fishing for evidence Kelley was having an affair with military leaders instead of seeking to halt the source of potentially threatening emails.

These allegations, according to Kelley’s lawyers, will help them prove there was a deliberate decision to expose Kelley to the public — a requirement if they are to prevail in their Privacy Act claim against the FBI and Defense Department.

The claim is the one element that has survived from a much broader suit filed in June 2013.

No response was immediately available from the Justice Department to the latest filing by Kelley’s attorneys.

On Sept. 2, a deposition by FBI Supervisory Special Agent Adam Malone was halted by an attorney for Jill Kelley and her husband Scott after a number of objections were raised by an attorney for the Justice Department, who refused to let Malone answer questions about when he first learned that emails sent to Scott Kelley’s account were from Paula Broadwell.

Broadwell’s affair with Petraeus, which led to his resignation just days after the Nov. 6, 2012 re-election of President Barack Obama, was uncovered during the FBI cyberstalking investigation of Broadwell, who was cleared of charges in that case.

Earlier this month, the government filed a motion to limit Malone’s testimony, arguing that during that Sept. 2 deposition, Malone was subjected to queries designed to “annoy, harass and embarrass” him and the agency.

The government — citing leaks to the media about depositions in a case that is based on media leaks — is also arguing that some questions being asked have been “designed to promote an ulterior purpose of advancing plaintiff’s public relations goals.” The government insinuated it was the Kelleys or their representatives who provided documents to the media.

In his response to the government’s motion, Alan Raul, the Kelley’s lead attorney, argued that Malone’s actions make it imperative that he be questioned to prove that Jill Kelley’s name was purposely leaked.

“The FBI accessed the victims’ emails in their ‘yahoo.com’ account even though Plaintiffs expressly told the FBI they did not want to grant such access because of their explicit concern about preserving their privacy rights,” according to the motion. “Plaintiffs’ inquiry into SSA Malone’s motivations and actions leading up to the collections of all of the victims’ emails is directly relevant to how these voluminous, personal emails with General Allen ended up in the hands of SSA Malone and other senior officials who willfully mischaracterized and leaked them to members of the press.”

Allen is retired Marine Gen. John Allen, who temporarily lead U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base before being placed in charge of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Malone was assigned to lead a cyberstalking investigator into an individual who turned out to be Broadwell after Allen, a Kelley family friend, received an email in June of 2012. “from the address kelleypatrol@gmail.com,” that “disparaged Mrs. Kelley and made reference to an upcoming dinner they were having with several senior foreign intelligence, defense, and diplomatic officials.”

Allen “was troubled by the email,” according to the Kelley’s lawsuit, “in particular that somebody knew about the dinner, which had not been publicly announced, thereby presenting a potential security concern. 27. The troubling email also frightened the Kelleys, as it indicated that Mrs. Kelley was being followed or stalked, and raised serious concerns about her own safety and wellbeing, particularly given the number of terrorist risks faced by CENTCOM leaders.”

But instead of strictly pursuing the source of the emails, Malone treated Kelley as a “femme fatale,” according to Raul’s response to the government request to narrow Malone’s testimony.

According to a deposition of FBI agent Fred Humphries, the Kelleys “have a strong basis for ... considering SSA Malone the source of at least one disclosure and ...demonstrating a pattern of the FBI’s flagrant disregard for Plaintiffs’ privacy rights. This is not speculation. Plaintiffs have discovered that the FBI viewed the investigation through a prurient lens.”

As an example, Raul cites Humphries’ testimony that “the FBI had the preposterous view that ‘Jill Kelley had sort

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Surprise testimony during Fattah Jr.'s trial: FBI agent admits sharing information with


The lead investigator in the federal bank and tax fraud case against Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr. testified in federal court Wednesday that he was a source for an Inquirer reporter and tipped her off to a 2012 raid by the FBI at Fattah´s Ritz-Carlton condo.

Last updated: Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 7:11 PM
Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 2:58 PM

In a surprise turn, the lead investigator in the federal case against Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr. testified Wednesday that he tipped off an Inquirer reporter in 2012 to FBI raids at his Ritz-Carlton condo and offices at Logan Square.

Under questioning from prosecutors, FBI Special Agent Richard Haag said he contacted reporter Martha Woodall during the investigation to learn more about Fattah's work at a for-profit education firm. In exchange, he said, he provided Woodall limited information about the federal probe. He said he did not share any grand jury material.
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Haag's revelation kicked off a chaotic day in court and prompted Fattah to call for a mistrial.

It also marked the first time federal authorities have confirmed there is at least some truth behind one of his longest standing complaints.

In a lawsuit he filed last year against the FBI, IRS and the U.S. Justice Department, Fattah contended that agents gave the press advanced notice of the

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Local Cops Get Training From FBI on Intelligence Analysis
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There was a closing ceremony for Basic Intelligence Analysis Training at the Biltmore Plaza for a group of policemen and women of the Belize Police Department. The week long training was provided by the United States Embassy, with training from the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States. Derrick Stivers, an Intelligence Analysis of the FBI spoke on the types of training that the police officers were engaged in.


“We’ve covered a wide range of topics this week. Intelligence analysis is all about trying to predict what threat might be coming next so we try to take a look at historical data and what is currently going on and try to predict the next threat so that we can prevent it from happening in the first place. One of the key parts of being an intelligence analyst is to think critically. Like you said, thinking like a criminal would to try to anticipate what they do is key but as people we tend to rely a lot on our assumptions and so we want to make sure that we are sup


Tainting Evidence
Inside the Scandals at the FBI Crime Lab
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Prologue: Examining the Examiners

The tall, graying legislator strode past the American flag onto the platform of Committee Room 226. With a quick adjustment of his black-and-white spotted tie, he seated himself at the center of a semicircular dais under the carved eagle on the hardwood-paneled wall. As the lights of six television cameras were switched on and photographers and cameramen began to jostle for position, Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa began to read slowly from three sheets of paper. It was his opening statement as chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight into the Courts at hearings entitled, "A Review of the FBI Laboratory: Beyond the Inspector General's Report."

His purpose, he explained, was to help restore public confidence in federal law enforcement in general and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in particular. But the facts the senator went on to outline hardly seemed likely to do that. The hearings had had to be postponed twice, he stated, because of the FBI's refusal to cooperate by supplying requested documentation and by making FBI employees available to testify without the bureau's lawyers present. This, Senator Grassley said, was despite FBI director Louis Freeh's appeal for more oversight to another congressional subcommittee just four months earlier, when he had stated that the FBI could be the most dangerous agency in the country if "not scrutinized carefully."

Senator Grassley said the FBI was being hypocritical. "It is not the message that rings true. It's the actions. The Bureau's actions contradict the director's assertion that it is inviting oversight. And until the actions match the words, the ghosts of FBI past are still very much in the present." He went on to say that he expected the requested documentation to arrive the moment the hearings finished. In fact, within an hour, Senator Grassley had to apologize to the packed committee room for being "so cynical." The documents had arrived but were so heavily redacted as to be virtually useless, he said, holding up page after page of blacked-out FBI memos.

Senator Grassley's hearings took place in the wake of the release five months earlier of a damning 517-page report by the Inspector General's Office of the Department of Justice, the result of an eighteen-month investigation into the FBI laboratory. The investigators had included a panel of five internationally renowned forensic scientists, the first time in its sixty-five-year history that the FBI lab, considered by many -- not least, by itself -- the best in the world, had been subject to any form of external scientific scrutiny. The findings were alarming. FBI examiners had given scientifically flawed, inaccurate, and overstated testimony under oath in court; had altered the lab reports of examiners to give them a pro-prosecutorial slant, and had failed to document tests and examinations from which they drew incriminating conclusions, thus ensuring that their work could never be properly checked.

FBI lab management, meanwhile, had failed to check examinations and lab reports; had overseen a woefully inadequate record retention system; and had not only failed to investigate serious and credible allegations of incompetence but had covered them up. Management had also resisted any form of external scrutiny of the lab and had failed to establish and enforce its own validated scientific procedures and protocols -- the same ones that had been issued by managers themselves in an effort to combat the lab's known shortcomings in the first place.

But the IG's report, shocking as its conclusions were, was severely limited. It had looked at just three of seven units in the FBI lab's Scientific Analysis Section, a fraction of the lab's total of twenty-seven units.* The IG had been mandated to look into the specific allegations of just one man, Dr. Frederic Whitehurst, a Ph.D. chemist and FBI supervisory special agent who for eight years, until 1994, had worked solely on explosives-residue analysis -- trace detection, and identification of the residue left behind by explosions in the lab's Materials Analysis Unit.

For nearly ten years, until he was suspended and put on "administrative leave" just weeks before the IG's report was published in April 1997, Whitehurst had reported his own observations and what others had told him. Underpinning his complaints and their persistence were three things: the unscientific nature of so much of what was being passed off as science in the FBI lab; the culture of pro-prosecution bias rather than scientific truth that pervaded the lab, including the possibly illegal withholding of exculpatory information; and the complete inability of the FBI lab or its management to investigate itself and correct these problems.

Not only had the IG report confined itself to Whitehurst's admittedly limited sphere of knowledge within the FBI lab, it had no mandate to look into the evidentiary matters raised, to ask how pa

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Phil Sutton, Technical College System of Georgia Board. Sutton is the chief administrative officer for Kubota Manufacturing and Kubota Industrial Equipment. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Sutton earned a bachelor’s degree from Wayland Baptist University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Troy University.

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Rauner appoints new tollway executive


Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed a new inspector general for the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, officials said.

TJ Hengesbach of Chicago has nearly 15 years of experience in both the state and city of Chicago's inspector general offices; he's also been a practicing attorney since 1991, according a news release from the tollway. He served as Chicago's deputy inspector general from 2005 to 2015; before that, he worked as general counsel in the state office.

In each of those roles, Hengesbach's duties included providing legal counsel and policy guidance on personnel decisions, investigations and audits.

Hengesbach's predecessor, James Wagner, retired in June after five years at the tollway, according to a spokeswoman. Wagner, a former FBI agent, was selected for the board by Gov. Pat Quinn after the Gov. Rod Blagojevich scandal to ensure independent agency oversight.

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Kroll Appoints Eric Zimmerman Senior Director, Cyber Security and Investigations Practice

Former Special Agent with the FBI Brings Significant Experience in the Cyber Realm
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Bernard F. 'Bernie' Norton Sr., retired FBI agent who later headed Internal Investigation Division for city police, dies
Bernard Norton, Sr.

Bernard F. "Bernie" Norton Sr. was a retired career FBI agent from Lutherville. (handout / Baltimore Sun)
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Bernard F. "Bernie" Norton Sr. served with the FBI, Navy and Baltimore Police Department.

Bernard F. "Bernie" Norton Sr., a retired career FBI agent who later served as head of the Internal Investigation Division of the Baltimore Police Department, died Friday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at HeartHomes in Lutherville. He was 97.

Bernard Francis Norton Sr.


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The figure of 200,000 unsolved murders is actually much,much higher.
The police do not declare a missing person a murder until the body is found.
Over 90,000 persons go missing each year.
Is that another 90,000 murders?


Open Cases: Why One-Third Of Murders In America Go Unresolved
March 30, 2015 5:04 AM ET

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Detective Mark Williams (right) speaks with an officer in Richmond, Va. A decade ago, amid a surge in violent crime, Richmond police were identifying relatively few murder suspects. So the police department refocused its efforts to bring up its "clearance rate."

Detective Mark Williams (right) speaks with an officer in Richmond, Va. A decade ago, amid a surge in violent crime, Richmond police were identifying relatively few murder suspects. So the police department refocused its efforts to bring up its "clearance rate."
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If you're murdered in America, there's a 1 in 3 chance that the police won't identify your killer.
A Story In Two Parts

Martin Kaste reported this audio story in two parts on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Listen to Part 1 above. To hear Part 2, click the audio link below.
To Catch Up On Unsolved Murders, Detroit Detectives Mine Cold Cases


To use the FBI's terminology, the national "clearance rate" for homicide today is 64.1 percent. Fifty years ago, it was more than 90 percent.

And that's worse than it sounds, because "clearance" doesn't equal conviction: It's just the term that police use to describe cases that end with an arrest, or in which a culprit is otherwise identified without the possibility of arrest — if the suspect has died, for example.

Criminologists estimate that at least 200,000 murders have gone unsolved since the 1960s, leaving family and friends to wait and wonder.

"It's like the boogeyman," says Delicia Turner. Her husband, Anthony Glover, was found murdered — along with a friend — in Boston in 2009. Police never made an arrest. She says the open case preys on her mind. "You don't know if you're walki


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Best Coverage of France False Flag Op here



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November 14, 2015 Uncategorized ‘pitiless war’, borders, foreknowledge, Gladio, ISIS, kakistocracy, mandatory curfew, Paris, POGO on misconduct, protected species, Sandzak        

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Tweet (FrankfurtFinanz):

“Police in Paris are trying to determine if the terror attacks were committed by terrorists or “moderate” terrorists”

AT 11/13/2015 08:51:00 PM


Paris Attack Photos





A video posted by Le Monde on Saturday shows a glimpse at the horrifying scene of dozens fleeing gunfire outside a concert hall in central Paris.

The video [embedded], shot from an apartment balcony, shows a steam of people racing down a passageway in the building to a side street.








BREAKING: US Air Strike Hits ISIS in Libya Chief, Presumed Dead // Kevin Baron

The head of the Islamic State in Libya is presumed dead after a U.S. airstrike targeted him early Saturday.

A senior U.S. official told Defense One that the man who goes by the nom de guerre Abu Nidal was believed to have been killed by the operation, which the official stressed was underway before the Paris attacks began on Friday and was not linked to that event.

The strike would be a significant blow to the Islamic State’s ambitions as the organization, its influence and it’s supply of foreign fighters has spread across North Africa. Libya has been a major concern for French military officials who have lobbied Washington to give that country greater attention due to its proximity to Europe, growing pool of foreign fighters and their potential to cross into Europe.

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Perfect sense

Two things France wanted to do:

1shut the borders to refugees; and

2join the war against the Syrian government.

“Paris attack may be false flag operation: Analyst”

“Another Paris False Flag Attack?”

“A warning about the Paris terror attacks”

You can see immediately why ISIS would want to put a bomb in a Russian plane. Russia is at war with ISIS. What possible motive could ISIS have to open up a new front now involving France? Aren’t they busy enough? On the other hand, if ISIS is just an intelligence tool of the Zio-American Empire, giving the French a reason to pretend to increase the fight against ISIS as a cover for an operation against the Syrian government, while simultaneously increasing Islamophobia and anti-refugee sentiment in Europe . . . well, everything suddenly makes perfect sense!

AT 11/14/2015 09:52:00 AM

Wrong policies

“Assad Blames France Wrong Policies For Terror Expansion” Earlier: “Assad: ‘West uses terrorism as new instrument to subjugate Middle East’” and “Assad Blames Western Support of ‘Terrorists’ for Migrant Crisis” Added: “France suffers from savage terror as Syrian people have been: Assad”

“Barakat: Heinous crime in Paris is the responsibility of imperialism, colonialism and reactionary forces”

People have wisely been discussing false flag, but we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that ISIS is the creation and tool of Zio-American intelligence agencies, so everything it does or claims to do is by

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Bank hires FBI vet John Boles for cyber role


November 17 2015

Regions Bank on Tuesday announced that John Boles has joined the company and will serve as manager of International and Cyber Investigation.

Boles comes to Regions after 20 years of service with the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he most recently served as assistant director of the Bureau’s International Operations Division based in Washington, D.C.

An information technology expert with a background in complex security environments, Boles’ experience includes overseeing FBI cyber operations and investigations. As part of his role with the FBI, he implemented strategies that focused investigative resources on high-priority global cyber risks while also working with the private sector to mitigate the effects of malware, crimeware and criminal botnet attacks.

Boles brings a vast network of international law enforcement, legal and financial services contacts to his new role at Regions. As manager of International and Cyber Investigation for the company, Boles will identify and monitor emerging trends or threats and help coordinate responses designed to protect Regions customers.

Boles will report to Bill Burch, head of Corporate Security for Regions.

“People and businesses who bank with Regions may never see John at their local branch, but they will benefit from his service and the depth of his experience,” Burch said. “In today’s environment, banks are consistently working to defend customers against various attempts at fraud, often initiated by criminals operating overseas. John’s background in investigations, and his relationships in the international community, make him ideally suited for his new role, and we are proud to welcome him to the Regions team.”

Boles’ experience also includes serving as Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Division. He joined the Bureau in 1995 and investigated a range of violations including fugitive cases, white-collar crimes, violent crimes, Ponzi schemes, narcotics cases and more. He held positions of increasing responsibility throughout his tenure, including international assignments in Ukraine and Belarus.

“What attracted me to Regions is the company’s commitment to staying at the forefront of protecting customers,” Boles said. “The way criminals operate continues to evolve, whether it’s how they initiate fraudulent wire transfers, how they carry out online schemes, or any number of other tactics. Regions has a team of Corporate Security and Information Security professionals whose primary focus is consumer protection in a changing world. I look forward to utilizing my experience to support the mission of this team and this company.”

Prior to his FBI experience, Boles served for five years as a Cryptologic Technician for the United States Navy where he operated radio intercepts aboard surface and subsurface combatants.

Boles is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

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November 18, 2015
Public safety chief: Pressure from donor on NC prison contracts, but no ‘quid pro quo’

Key legislative committee examines McCrory meeting, private prison maintenance

Lee Roberts: contract was handled “in a standard and ethical way”

Perry still skeptical that private maintenance is more effective
Co-Chairs Sen. Phil Berger, President Pro Tempore NC Senate, left, and and Rep. Tim Moore, Speaker of the NC House confer before the start of the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations meeting at the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh on Nov. 18, 2015.
Co-Chair Rep. Tim Moore, Speaker of the NC House, left, listens as Co-Chair Sen. Phil Berger, President Pro Tempore NC Senate poses a question of a speaker at the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations meeting at the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh, NC on Nov. 18, 2015.
Lee Roberts, Budget Director, Office of State Budget and Management, left, speaks during the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations meeting at the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh, NC on Nov. 18, 2015. Tim Moore, Speaker of the House, listens.
Co-Chair Rep. Tim Moore, Speaker of the NC House, left, Co-Chair Sen. Phil Berger, President Pro Tempore NC Senate center, and Rep. Larry Hall, NC House Minority Leader, confer before the start of the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations meeting at the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh on Nov. 18, 2015.
Co-Chairs Sen. Phil Berger, President Pro Tempore NC Senate, left, and and Rep. Tim Moore, Speaker of the NC House confer before the start of the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations meeting at the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh on Nov. 18, 2015.
Co-Chair Rep. Tim Moore, Speaker of the NC House, left, listens as Co-Chair Sen. Phil Berger, President Pro Tempore NC Senate poses a question of a speaker at the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations meeting at the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh, NC on Nov. 18, 2015.
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A top McCrory administration official told legislators Wednesday that he had heard Charlotte developer Graeme Keith Sr. say on four occasions that he wanted something in return for his political donations.

But Secretary of Public Safety Frank Perry said that Gov. Pat McCrory never directed him to extend or expand a private prison maintenance contract held by Keith’s company, and that there was no “quid pro quo” from the administration and therefore no reason to report the statements.

“It was inappropriate. It was uncomfortable,” said Perry, a former FBI agent. “But there has been no quid pro quo and therefore no crime.”

Perry said he never gave a detailed account of Keith’s political overtures to the governor.
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