December 31, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - FBI files on Marilyn Monroe that could not be located earlier this year have been found and reissued, revealing the names of some of the movie star's communist-leaning friends who drew concern from government officials and her own entourage. The records, which previously had been heavily redacted, do not contain any new information about Monroe's death 50 years ago. Letters and news clippings included in the files show the bureau was aware of theories the actress had been killed, but they do not show that any effort was undertaken to investigate the claims.
April 25, 2009 |
The FBI memorandum describes a pattern of corruption among a group of Philadelphia narcotics officers: false information used to get search warrants, planted evidence and perjured testimony, thefts of drugs, cash, and valuables from dealers. It's called the Roberts report and, though it's nine years old, it deals with the same issues that a federal-city task force is now investigating. The report, written on Sept. 5, 2000, by FBI Agent John Roberts - now head of the FBI's public-corruption unit in Philadelphia - remains under seal by order of a federal judge and has never been made public.
April 15, 2008 |
Blanchett births her third boy Aussie actress Cate Blanchett has given birth to a 7-pound-9-ounce boy, announced a rep at the Sydney Theatre Company, where Blanchett and her husband, playwright Andrew Upton, are coartistic directors. Ignatius Martin Upton is the couple's third son, following Dashiell, 6, and Roman, 3. Kevin Rudd, Australia's prime minister, said in a statement that Blanchett will still cochair a panel on the arts this Saturday at the 2020 summit in Canberra, which is gathering more than 1,000 of Australia's best and brightest from many fields to propose ideas for the country's future.
March 3, 2008 |
Hard-partying Green Bay Packers receiver Max McGee, who scored the first touchdown in Super Bowl history, had a gambling habit that the FBI tracked after his career ended, newly released records show. Agents investigated McGee for about a year, from late 1972 through September 1973, before dropping the case for lack of evidence, according to records released to the Associated Press under the federal Freedom of Information Act. Information in the late player's file appears to show the FBI thought he was a bookmaker but determined he was not, said I. Nelson Rose, a professor at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, Calif.
April 25, 2004 |
As the FBI endures a bruising examination by the commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks, the bureau's director is drawing positive reviews from commissioners both Republican and Democratic. Robert S. Mueller III has undertaken an aggressive one-man public relations offensive, lunching with commissioners, preaching institutional reform, and opening up many classified FBI files to panel investigators. Mueller is fighting critics who doubt the FBI is up to the task of domestic counterterrorism, who criticize the bureau as intractable and changing too sluggishly, and who think that a new intelligence-gathering agency - in the mold of Britain's MI-5 - is needed.
July 20, 2003 |
The highest-ranking Arab American FBI agent has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the bureau alleging that he was excluded from the investigation into the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and denied promotion because of his ethnicity. The agent, Bassem Youssef, said in legal papers filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that the FBI's bias had created a "glass ceiling" for Arab American agents. His suit alleges that the agency's prejudices may be hindering terrorism investigations.
June 20, 2001 |
A federal judge ruled yesterday that Rabbi Fred J. Neulander is not entitled to have the FBI's complete file on Len Jenoff, a former private investigator and a key prosecution witness in the murder case against the rabbi. U.S. District Judge Joseph Irenas concluded that FBI officials had properly edited out a small part of Jenoff's 82-page file, compiled by the FBI in Philadelphia, that dealt with administrative matters considered classified information. "They acted strictly in accordance with the regulations," Irenas said.
June 1, 2001 |
Timothy McVeigh, who had said he was prepared to die for the murders of 168 people in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, yesterday sought to postpone his date with the executioner. Lawyers in Denver, the scene of his 1997 trial, filed a request for a stay of execution because they said the government had perpetrated "a fraud upon the court" and made a fair trial impossible by not turning over thousands of pages of FBI documents to his defense. U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch, who presided over the original trial, scheduled a hearing for Wednesday morning to determine whether to order a delay and ordered prosecutors to respond by Monday evening.
May 24, 2001 |
The attorneys for Rabbi Fred J. Neulander have gone to federal court to try to force the FBI to turn over all unedited documents relating to former private investigator Len Jenoff, the state's key witness in the murder case against their client. The attorneys, Dennis Wixted and Jeffrey C. Zucker, have been seeking to learn more about Jenoff's role as an FBI informant in Philadelphia and Baltimore, and the FBI has turned over documents - but with portions blacked out. In March, Judge Linda G. Baxter of Superior Court in Camden County refused to order the FBI to turn over unredacted copies.
April 14, 2001 |
FBI Director Louis J. Freeh has quietly established two new security practices that many experts believe could have exposed the activities of FBI spy suspect Robert Hanssen years before he was arrested. According to an internal memo obtained by The Inquirer's Washington Bureau, Freeh has ordered senior agents at headquarters and in the 56 field offices to tell the FBI's counterintelligence division if they are working on a case that might involve spying. Freeh also ordered the agents investigating those sensitive cases to begin checking who else is looking at the case files.