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Hatfill's Lawyer Demands That U.S. Find Him a Job

September 06, 2002|From Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A lawyer for Dr. Steven J. Hatfill, called a "person of interest" in the investigation of the anthrax attacks, demanded Thursday that Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft find the fired researcher a new job.

Attorney Victor Glasberg wrote in the letter that Hatfill was fired from his job as a researcher and probably will not be able find employment because of the Justice Department's "inappropriate actions" in naming him a person of interest.

"With all due respect, it is proper for you to take the lead in setting this right immediately," Glasberg wrote.

The letter also asked why Hatfill has been targeted by the Justice Department and FBI.

Louisiana State University fired Hatfill on Wednesday from his job with the university's National Center for Biomedical Research and Training after an e-mail from the Justice Department surfaced, ordering the university to stop him from working on federally funded projects.

LSU spokesman Gene Sands said Hatfill's firing was not related to the e-mail.

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