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October 20, 2009 |
Congressman Ken Calvert said Monday that published reports indicating that he is under investigation by the FBI for his involvement in a disputed land deal were untrue. "I have never been contacted by the FBI, and they have not contacted any of our partners," said Calvert, a Republican from Carona. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said she could neither confirm nor deny whether the agency was investigating Calvert. The Associated Press, which had reported that Calvert was under investigation, said Monday that its published story was erroneous.
May 7, 2009 |
The FBI has retained almost 24,000 names on the nation's terrorist watch list without current or proper justification, while failing to include people who are subjects of terrorist investigations, according to a Justice Department report issued Wednesday. The FBI's lapses "create a risk to national security," Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine said in the report.
November 26, 2008 |
Investigative documents unsealed Tuesday revealed provocative details behind early suspicions that led the FBI to target the wrong man in the 2001 anthrax mailings that killed five people. The misguided investigation continued for years into the original suspect, Dr. Steven J. Hatfill, who in June won a $5.8-million settlement from the FBI and the Justice Department for violating his privacy rights. On Aug. 8, the U.S.
September 18, 2008 |
Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday vigorously challenged FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III for the bureau's handling of the anthrax mailings investigation, signaling that they were not convinced the case had been solved. Both the panel's Democratic chairman and its most senior Republican said that, based on what evidence they had seen, the FBI had not proved that the mailings were perpetrated solely by Bruce E.
August 8, 2008 |
After seven long years, the FBI and the Justice Department say they are closing the books on the anthrax investigation. But the investigation into the investigation is only beginning, and it will focus on what Congress members described Thursday as apparent missteps by authorities that dramatically prolonged the probe, unfairly maligned an innocent government scientist, and raised questions about whether federal agents had conclusively ruled out other suspects besides microbiologist Bruce E.
June 12, 2008 |
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has ordered more than two dozen of its field offices to stop probing some financial crimes to focus on a surge in sub-prime mortgage fraud. Kenneth Kaiser, chief of the bureau's criminal investigative division, issued the directive late last week in a video conference call with the heads of 26 offices in areas where mortgage crime is rampant, said Bill Carter, an FBI spokesman in Washington.