May 13, 1989 |
An FBI wiretap - aimed at a drug network whose members mostly spoke Spanish - led yesterday to the arrest of 13 alleged cocaine dealers who used the phone line to discuss their trade. Five other defendants were being sought and a sixth, Michael Black, 27, of Washington Lane near Anderson Street, a reputed member of the Junior Black Mafia, already is in prison awaiting trial for murder. All 19 were charged in a 68-count indictment unsealed yesterday. According to the indictment, the 19 defendants discussed selling and buying cocaine from each other, the availablility and the price of the drug, and planned deliveries of large quantities of cocaine.
June 12, 1996 |
Alan I. "Rudy" Cohen, a marijuana dealer for more than 20 years, says he couldn't look the suspected drug dealer in the eyes, not after helping bust the man. So Cohen got out of the Mercedes-Benz before the FBI agent and the drug dealer pulled guns and shot each other at a hotel parking lot in Old City last March. After the smoke cleared, FBI agent Charles Reed, 45, and the drug dealer, 24-year old Jonathan Cramer, lay dead or dying. And Rudy Cohen's belated role as a snitch - which he hoped would help him avoid a long prison term for trafficking in a ton of marijuana - was suddenly blown.
March 28, 1996 |
Footsteps of the marchers echoed on the two-lane country road. State troopers, city and transit cops, even park rangers, marched solemnly down the hill to the front of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Schwenksville, Montgomery County, where the body of slain FBI agent Charles L. Reed waited. Beside them, police cruisers, more than 300 in all, drove past, their emergency lights silently flashing. Hundreds of FBI agents in trenchcoats and sunglasses, their badges covered with black tape, filled the church parking lot in tribute to their fallen comrade, who was killed Friday in a shootout with a drug dealer.
May 20, 1986 |
A 24-year-old Oak Lane man was arrested early today after he allegedly tried to rob an FBI agent who was walking his dog in the neighborhood, detectives said. The suspect, Anthony Bass, of Beverly Road near 74th Avenue, was charged with robbery, resisting arrest, weapons violations and related offenses. Detectives said Bass was riding a bicycle when he approached the FBI agent on 13th Street near Godfrey Avenue shortly after 5 a.m., pulled an automatic handgun and demanded the agent's wallet.
December 22, 1989 |
One FBI agent died yesterday and another was seriously injured after their bureau-owned car flipped over on the Race Track Circle in Cherry Hill late Wednesday night, officials said. Dennis Bozella, 31, of Kingston Lane in Mount Laurel, was pronounced dead of injuries at 5:27 a.m. yesterday at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center, Camden, a hospital nursing supervisor said. Bozella joined the FBI in October 1984 and was assigned to its Philadelphia bureau, according to FBI special agent John H. Kundts, an agency spokesman.
April 18, 1989 |
Federal authorities have found someone to blame in the May 13, 1985, bombing of MOVE headquarters that led to 11 deaths, including those of five children, and the destruction of 61 homes. FBI Special Agent Michael Macys, who gave plastic explosives to the Philadelphia police bomb squad more than four months before the squad used the explosives in the MOVE bombing, was suspended last week for 30 days without pay by high-level FBI officials in Washington, according to sources familiar with the suspension.
July 5, 1988 |
A 29-year-old FBI agent from Bucks County was arrested in Philadelphia yesterday in the shooting of his wife at a family gathering Sunday afternoon in suburban Pittsburgh. Bruno N. Bonanotte of Bensalem, assigned to the FBI's Newark, N.J., office, was arraigned last night on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person. He was held in lieu of $250,000 bail and imprisoned at the Allegheny County Jail. Following his arrest yesterday morning in Northeast Philadelphia, he was arraigned, then transported to Allegheny County.
April 28, 1986 |
A veteran FBI specialist in Soviet counterintelligence who worked in the bureau's computer center here is under investigation for selling government secrets, federal sources say. The agent, who had "access to everything," has been transferred from his sensitive high-clearance post inside headquarters to a desk job at the bureau's training facility in Quantico, Va., one source said. The investigation comes as former FBI agent Richard W. Miller is being tried in California on charges of selling secrets to convicted Soviet spy Svetlana Ogorodnikov.
July 27, 2010 |
For a 1986 story about changes in the Philadelphia mob, Inquirer reporter George Anastasia went to former FBI agent Gino Lazzari. "They're not as cautious as the older guys," Mr. Lazzari said of the newer generation. "They really don't give a damn. "They love to trade on that Godfather image. Hey, look at me. I'm a tough guy. " Mr. Lazzari spoke with authority, because for most of his years in the Philadelphia office of the FBI, he investigated organized crime.
March 30, 1990 |
Firebird by James Carroll (Signet, $5.95) is not a homage to the great work by Igor Stravinsky, one of the century's musical giants, but refers instead to a Cold War Soviet code book. Yep, we're still back in the spy biz even as the Soviet Union goes where they haven't gone since 1917. Firebird tells of an atypically introspective FBI agent, in the Washington of 1951, who is chosen to steal that code book just before Joseph McCarthy and Ethel and Julius Rosenberg embark on their respective psychodramas.