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.
February 29, 2008 |
WASHINGTON -- The FBI opened an investigation Thursday into whether Roger Clemens lied before Congress, the first step toward a possible perjury trial in which the government would face the burden of proving Clemens not only failed to tell the truth under oath but did so intentionally. The announcement came one day after Congress asked the Justice Department to examine whether the seven-time Cy Young Award winner lied when he testified he had never used steroids or human growth hormone.
January 11, 2008 |
The FBI has hit a major hang-up in its wiretapping surveillance program: failing to pay its phone bills on time. Facing tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid bills, telephone companies have cut off FBI wiretaps used to eavesdrop on suspected criminals, a Justice Department audit released Thursday shows. In one office, unpaid costs for wiretaps from one phone company totaled $66,000.