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1865        Jul 5, The US Secret Service began operating under the Treasury Department. The Secret Service Division began in Washington, D.C., to suppress counterfeit currency. Chief William P. Wood was sworn in by Secretary of the Treasury Hugh McCulloch.
    (MC, 7/5/02)(http://www.ustreas.gov/usss/history.shtml)

1867         US Secret Service responsibilities were broadened to include "detecting persons perpetrating frauds against the government." This appropriation resulted in investigations into the Ku Klux Klan, non-conforming distillers, smugglers, mail robbers, land frauds, and a number of other infractions against the federal laws.

1870         US Secret Service headquarters relocated to New York City.

1874         Secret Service headquarters returned to Washington, D.C. after 4 years in NYC.

1875         The first commission book and a new badge were issued to operatives of the US Secret Service.

1877         Congress passed an Act prohibiting the counterfeiting of any coin, gold or silver bar.

1883         The US Secret Service was officially acknowledged as a distinct organization within the Treasury Department.

1893        Apr 7, Allan W. Dulles, US diplomat, CIA head (1953-61), (Germany's Underground), was born.
    (MC, 4/7/02)

1894         The Secret Service began informal part-time protection of President Cleveland.

1895         US Congress passed corrective legislation for the counterfeiting or possession of counterfeit stamps.

1901         Congress informally requested Secret Service Presidential protection following the assassination of President William McKinley.

1902         The Secret Service assumed full-time responsibility for protection of the President. Two operatives were assigned full time to the White House Detail.

1908        Jul 26, US Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte issued an order creating an investigative agency that was a forerunner of the FBI. Until this time Pinkerton had served as the America’s unofficial national law enforcement agency.
    (AP, 7/26/97)(ON, 7/06, p.12)

1913        Mar 13, William J. Casey, headed CIA during Iran Contra scandal (1981-87), was born.
    (MC, 3/13/02)

1917        Jul 26, J. Edgar Hoover got job with the Justice Department.
    (MC, 7/26/02)

1919        Nov, Attorney Gen'l. A. Mitchell Palmer ordered anti-Communist raids supported by his assistant J. Edgar Hoover. The Palmer raids led to the arrest of over 450 members of the Union of Russian Workers. [see Jan. 1920]
    (SSFC, 1/11/04, p.M6)

1919        The US FBI released “Radicalism and Sedition Among the Negroes as Reflected in Their Publications." This was the bureau’s “first major work of book-talk" and an early survey of the Harlem Renaissance.
    (SSFC, 2/8/15, p.N4)

1920        Nov, The US Palmer raids led to the arrest of some 10,000 members of radical clubs. [see Nov. 1919]
    (SSFC, 1/11/04, p.M6)

1921        Aug 22, J. Edgar Hoover became asst. director of FBI.
    (MC, 8/22/02)

1924        Mar 6, William H. Webster, US judge, head FBI and CIA, was born.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1924        May 10, J. Edgar Hoover was appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation at age 29.
    (TMC, 1994, p.1924)(AP, 5/10/97)(HN, 5/10/98)

1924        Jun 15, J. Edgar Hoover assumed leadership of the FBI. [see May 10]
    (MC, 6/15/02)

1933-1935    The US Justice Department’s War on Crime took place. In 2004 Bryan Burrough authored “Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-1934" a reconstruction of this period based on FBI files.
    (WSJ, 7/15/04, p.D8)(SSFC, 7/25/04, p.M3)

1934        May 15, US Dept. of Justice offered $25,000 reward for John Dillinger, dead or alive.
    (MC, 5/15/02)

1934        Jul 22, A man identified as bank robber John Dillinger (33) was shot to death by federal agents outside Chicago's Biograph Theater. FBI agent Murray Faulkner, brother of William Faulkner, helped in the killing.  In 1924 Dillinger was sent to the Indiana State Reformatory for holding up a grocer, and was later transferred to the Michigan City, Indiana, State Prison, where he hatched a plan for a mass breakout with a group of other infamous convicts. When Dillinger was paroled in 1933, he robbed several banks to provide money for his friends’ escape. He was caught in Ohio, but by then his friends had escaped and they helped him break out. Dillinger was famous for the size of his penis, which was "reportedly" severed and shown at exclusive viewings. Dillinger’s supposed death remains mysterious. Anna Sage, the "Lady in Red," had agreed to deliver Dillinger to the FBI if they would stop deportation proceedings against her. The setup went as planned, and the FBI shot the man with Anna Sage. By some accounts, the man was not John Dillinger.
    (AP, 7/22/97)(SFC, 12/26/97, p.C22)(HNPD, 7/22/98)(HN, 7/22/99)

1935        Jan 16, US federal agents killed gangsters Ma Barker and Freddy, one of her 4 sons, at Lake Weir, Florida.
    (AH, 2/05, p.16)

1936        May 1, FBI's J Edgar Hoover arrests Alvin Karpis.
    (MC, 5/1/02)

1936        Aug 24, FDR gave the FBI authority to pursuit fascists and communists.
    (MC, 8/24/02)

1939        Edwin Sutherland, sociology prof. at Indiana Univ., coined the term white-collar crime.
    (WSJ, 10/15/03, p.B1)

1942        Jun 27, The FBI announced the capture of eight Nazi saboteurs who had been put ashore from 2 submarines, one off New York’s Long Island and the other off of Florida. The men were tried by a military court and 6 were secretly executed in a DC jail. Ernest Burger and George Dasch were sentenced to 30 years in prison for their help in revealing the plot. They were pardoned in 1948 by Pres. Truman.
    (AP, 6/27/97)(SFC, 11/30/01, p.A18)

1944        Jun 20, The US Congress chartered the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
    (MC, 6/20/02)

1945        Nov 9, FBI agents staked out a house in Berkeley, Ca., to watch George Eltenton, a suspected Soviet spy. In 1946 Eltenton admitted that he had tried to obtain secret data on Berkeley’s radiation lab. Eltenton moved to Britain in 1947.
    (SSFC, 6/9/02, p.F2)

1945        Russian code clerk Igor Gouzenko defected to Canada and Elizabeth Bentley changed her role from Soviet courier to FBI informant. They helped the West gain an understanding of Soviet spy rings in North America. In 2003 Lauren Kessler authored "Clever Girl: Elizabeth Bentley, the Spy Who Ushered in the McCarthy Era." Bentley provided the FBI with the names of 150 spies.
    (WSJ, 9/22/99, p.A22)(SSFC, 8/17/03, p.M2)(SSFC, 1/11/04, p.M6)

1945        John S. Service (d.1999 at 89), one of the US "China hands" experts, participated in the "Dixie Mission" as a US Foreign Service officer, and visited Mao Zedong at Yanan. He reported that Chiang Kai-shek was vulnerable due to corruption and that the Communists would win the war. The US ambassador to China, Army Gen'l. Patrick Hurley, ordered him back to the US and later accused him of handing secret US documents to the Chinese. In the US Service was arrested by the FBI in the Amerasia affair and became a target of Joseph McCarthy. He was dismissed from the State Dept. in 1951 but later vindicated.
    (SFC, 2/5/99, p.D4)

1946        Jan 22, President Truman set up the Central Intelligence Group. In late 1945 he had coordinated various intelligence reform plans considered in the drafting of the directive that created the CIG. In 1947 it was re-named the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

1946        Mar 2, Kingman Douglass became deputy director of CIA.
    (SC, 3/2/02)

1946        Jul 25, In Monroe, Georgia, 2 black couples were killed by Ku Klux Klansmen near Moore’s Ford Bridge in Walton County. Roger Malcom had just been given bail after stabbing a white farmer 11 days earlier. Pres. Truman ordered an FBI investigation and 55 suspects were named in the lynching of Roger and Dorothy Malcom and George and Mae Murray Dorsey, but no one was ever charged. Dorothy Malcom was pregnant. In 2019 a US appeals court considered whether federal judges can order the unsealing of grand jury records in cases with historical significance.
    (SFC, 7/26/05, p.A5)(Econ., 2/21/15, p.32)(SSFC, 12/31/17, p.A21)(AP, 10/22/19)

1947        Jul 26, President Truman signed the National Security Act, creating the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, FBI, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The act forbade the CIA from operating within the US. The CIA was transformed from the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), founded by Gen. William Donovan (1941), and was led by Adm. Walter Chilcott Ford (d.1999 at 96) until 1949.
    (SFC, 11/23/96, p.A2)(AP, 7/26/97)(SFC, 11/25/99, p.D9)(WSJ, 1/14/07, p.P8)

1947        Frank Wisner was recruited by Dean Acheson to join the US State Department's Office of Occupied Territories. In 1948, the CIA created a covert action wing, innocuously called the Office of Policy Coordination (OPC). Frank Wisner was put in charge of the operation and recruited many of his old friends from the NYC Carter Ledyard law firm. Wisner later coined the term “mighty Wurlitzer" to describe the orchestration of the agency’s activities.

1949        The National Council for a Free Europe was set up, seemingly the initiative of American philanthropists, to help refugees. It was later revealed to be a CIA front group.
    (WSJ, 1/23/08, p.D8)

1950        Mar 14, The FBI began its "10 Most Wanted" list after a reporter asked for the names and descriptions of the "toughest guys" the FBI would like to capture.
    (SFEC, 4/30/00, Par p.4)

1950         Mar 22, A one-page memo was addressed to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover from Guy Hottel, then head of the FBI's Washington, D.C., field office. It relayed some information from an informant. The subject: FLYING SAUCERS INFORMATION CONCERNING: "An investigator for the Air Force stated that three so-called flying saucers had been recovered in New Mexico. They were described as being circular in shape with raised centers, approximately 50 feet in diameter. Each one was occupied by three bodies of human shape but only 3 feet tall, dressed in metallic cloth of a very fine texture. Each body was bandaged in a manner similar to the blackout suits used by speed fliers and test pilots." The file was released in April 2011 under the Freedom of Information Act. The memo is dated nearly three years after the infamous events in Roswell in July 1947.

1951        Mar 10, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover declined the post of baseball commissioner.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1952        Nov 29, A plane carrying CIA paramilitary officers on their first overseas assignment, John T. Downey (22) of New Britain, Conn., and Richard G. Fecteau (25), of Lynn, Mass., was shot down over Jilin province. Pilots, Robert C. Snoddy (31), a native of Roseburg, Ore., and Norman A. Schwartz (29) of Louisville, Ky., did not survive. Downey and Fecteau were captured. They had been assigned to a covert program called "Third Force," intended to create a resistance network. Fecteau was released by China in December 1971 and Downey in March 1973, shortly after President Richard Nixon publicly acknowledged Downey's CIA connection.
    (SFC, 7/3/98, p.A11)(SFC, 7/10/02, p.A12)(AP, 6/19/10)

1953        Feb 9, General Walter Bedell Smith, USA, ended term as 4th director of CIA. Allen W. Dulles, became acting director of CIA and served to 1961.
    (MC, 2/9/02)(SFC, 5/29/97, p.A4)

1953        Feb 26, Allen W. Dulles was promoted from deputy to 5th director of CIA.
    (SC, 2/26/02)

1953        Mar, The US CIA’s Tehran station reported that an Iranian general had approached the US embassy for support in an army-led coup. Based on this information Allen Dulles, director of the CIA, approved $1 million to be used to help bring about the fall of Prime Minister Mossadegh. Pres. Eisenhower gave the CIA the ok to overthrow the elected government of PM Mohammad Mossadegh. Mossadegh had nationalized the Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. after Britain refused to compromise and split profits 50-50. In 2003 Stephen Kinzer authored "All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of the Middle East Terror."
    (SFEC, 4/16/00, p.A18)(SSFC, 8/24/03, p.M6)

1953        Aug 15, In Iran a CIA plot to unseat PM Mossadeq failed. It was masterminded by Kermit Roosevelt. A 2nd attempt succeeded on August 19. In preparation for the coup the CIA “stockpiled enough arms and demolition material to support a 10,000-man guerrilla organization for six months," and paid out $5.3 million for bribes and other costs. An initial US State Dept. 1989 release, outlining the years surrounding the coup, whitewashed the US role.
    (Econ, 5/15/10, p.92)(AP, 6/12/20)

1953        Aug 21, US CIA officials funneled $5 million to Iran to help the coup leaders consolidate power.
    (SFEC, 4/16/00, p.A18)

1953        Aug 19, Gen'l. Zahedi ousted PM Mossadegh and became the Premier of Iran in a bloody coup that left 300 dead. Britain and the US CIA under Allen Dulles planned a secret mission to overthrow the government. PM Mossadeq had sought to nationalize the Anglo-Persian Oil Co. The US government made a formal apology for the coup in 2000. A 1954 CIA description of the coup was made public in 2000. In 1979 Kermit Roosevelt (d.2000) published “Countercoup: The Struggle for the Control of Iran," an account of his role in the coup. In 2010 Darioush Bayandor authored “Iran and the CIA: The Fall of Mossadeq Revisited."
    (SFC, 11/20/53, p.A1)(SFC, 11/15/99, p.E6)(SFC, 5/29/97, p.A4)(WSJ, 3/20/00, p.A1)(SFEC, 4/16/00, p.A18)(SFEC, 6/11/00, p.D6)(WSJ, 4/2/07, p.A6)(Econ, 5/15/10, p.91)

1953        Dec 30, Ramon Magsaysay (1907-1957) began serving as the seventh President of the Philippines. American CIA operative Edward Lansdale almost single-handedly steered Magsaysay into the presidency of the Philippines.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramon_Magsaysay)(Econ., 10/3/20, p.72)

1953        Pres. Eisenhower gave the CIA the ok to overthrow the elected government of PM Mohammad Mossadegh. Mossadegh had nationalized the Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. after Britain refused to compromise and split profits 50-50. In 2003 Stephen Kinzer authored "All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of the Middle East Terror."
    (SSFC, 8/24/03, p.M6)
1953        The first issue of the US CIA sponsored British magazine "Encounter" was published under Irving Kristol and Stephen Spender. It became the West's most important vehicle for highbrow anti-Marxist commentary. The funding source did not become known until 1966/7.
    (WSJ, 3/27/00, p.A46)(Econ, 6/19/04, p.81)
1953        Thomas Guinzburg, Donald Hall, Harold Humes, Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014) and George Plimpton founded the Paris Review. William Styron (1925-2006) helped establish the Paris Review. Matthiessen later admitted that he was a CIA recruit and used his work with the Review as a cover.
    (SFC, 9/27/03, p.A2)(Econ, 11/11/06, p.95)(SSFC, 4/6/14, p.A18)
1953        Project MKUltra, sometimes referred to as the CIA's mind control program, was officially sanctioned. The code name given to an illegal program of experiments on human subjects, designed and undertaken by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), had begun in the early 1950s. Project MKUltra was first brought to public attention in 1975 by the Church Committee of the US Congress, and a Gerald Ford commission to investigate CIA activities within the United States. Investigative efforts were hampered by the fact that CIA Director Richard Helms ordered all MKUltra files destroyed in 1973. South Boston gangster James Bulgar was among prison inmates who had time shaved off their sentences in exchange for LSD injections in MKUltra.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_MKUltra)(Boston Globe, 2/26/16, p.A12)
1953        Frank Olson, US Army chemist, jumped to his death from a hotel window while under the influence of LSD. He was an unwitting subject in the CIA MKULTRA mind-control project. In 1976 Congress approved a $760,000 payment to his widow.
    (SSFC, 7/14/02, p.A4)

1954        May 19, Postmaster General Summerfield approved a CIA mail-opening project.
    (MC, 5/19/02)

1954        Jun 2, Senator Joseph McCarthy charged that there are communists working in the CIA and atomic weapons plants.
    (HN, 6/2/98)

1954        Jun 27, CIA-sponsored rebels overthrew the elected government of Guatemala. A US supported force of Guatemalan mercenaries invaded from Honduras. Sam Zemurray, head of United Fruit, helped fund the rebels. Pres. Arbenz was toppled and replaced by 30 years of military rule. He spent much of his exile in Cuba. Arbenz died in 1971 in Mexico City. It was disclosed in 1997 to have been motivated by US economic interests with 58 Guatemalan politicians put on a list of potential targets for political killing. In 1982 “Bitter Fruit: The Untold Story of the American Coup in Guatemala" by Stephen Schlesinger and Stephen Kinzer, was published by Doubleday. In 2011 Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom acknowledged the state's responsibility in overthrowing Arbenz and apologized to his family.
    (NG, 6/1988, p.783)(SFC, 5/24/97, p.A1)(WSJ, 3/3/99, p.A18)(AP, 10/21/11)(SSFC, 7/8/12, p.F5)

1955        Apr 18, Albert Einstein (76), physicist, died in Princeton New Jersey. Dr. Thomas Harvey, chief pathologist at Princeton Hospital, performed Albert Einstein’s autopsy. He removed the brain and took it home. In 2000 Michael Paterniti authored "Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein’s Brain." In 1999 it was reported that Einstein’s inferior parietal lobe was larger than normal. In 2000 Amir D. Aczel published "God's Equation: Einstein, Relativity, and the Expanding Universe." [see Apr 15] In 1983 Abraham Pais (d.2000 at 81) authored "Subtle Is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein." In 2000 Dennis Overbye authored "Einstein In Love," on Einstein’s 1st marriage with Mileva Maric. In 2002 Fred Jerome authored "The Einstein File: J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret War Against the World’s Most Famous Scientist."
    (EnRoute, 11/’95, p.111)(AP, 4/18/97)(SFC, 6/18/99, p.A18)(SFEC, 1/9/00, BR p.4)(SFC, 8/1/00, p.B2)(WSJ, 10/20/00, p.W10)(SSFC, 3/18/01, BR p.6)(SFC, 9/15/02, p.M5)

1955        Aug 4, Eisenhower authorized $46 million for the construction of CIA headquarters.
    (MC, 8/4/02)

1955-1965    In San Francisco the house at 225 Chestnut St. was used by the CIA as part of a top secret mind-control program. In “Operation Midnight Climax" CIA agents used hookers to lure johns from North Beach bars to the house and then dosed them with LSD and observed the proceedings through a two-way mirror.
    (SFC, 4/2/16, p.C1)   

1956        John Kerry King (d.2003 at 86), CIA official and consultant (1956-1979), authored "Southeast Asia in Perspective."
    (SFC, 4/12/03, p.A18)

1956        The FBI created its “Reserve Index," a list of people who did not meet standards for another detention list approved by the Justice Department. By 1959 the reserve index totaled 12,784 names.
    (SFCM, 10/10/04, p.20)

1956        Winston Scott (1909-1971) was appointed as the American CIA station chief in Mexico.

1957        Mar 13, The FBI arrested Jimmy Hoffa on bribery charges.
    (HN, 3/13/98)

1957        Jul 22, In El Segundo, Ca., 2 police officers were shot and killed after pulling over a car for running a red light. Gerald Mason (68) was arrested in 2003 following fingerprint ID from a new FBI database.
    (SFC, 1/30/03, p.A5)

1957        The FBI closed its investigation on Jay Lovestone (d.1999), a former Communist turned CIA informer, after 6 years of wiretaps. Lovestone worked as an executive secretary for the AFL's Free Trade Union Committee which was primarily supported by CIA funds.
    (WSJ, 5/19/99, p.A20)

1957        The first team of 6 Tibetans trained at a Saipan US CIA base and then airdropped back into Tibet with modern weapons and radios.
    (WSJ, 8/30/08, p.A8)

1958        A secret war in Indonesia ended abruptly when Allen Pope, a CIA contract pilot, was downed in a dogfight. Pope was carrying a trove of documents that revealed the extent of US involvement. The CIA had been sending weapons and advisers to anti-government rebels on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island as mercenaries mounted combat sorties in a fleet of unmarked B-26 bombers. Indonesia later received a batch of 10 C-130 transport planes from the US in exchange for Pope’s release.
    (AP, 4/24/05)(AP, 5/20/09)

1958        The US CIA began airdropping weapons over Tibet.
    (WSJ, 8/30/08, p.A8)

1960        May 9, US sent a U-2 over USSR.
    (MC, 5/9/02)

1960        Following the independence of Congo DRC the US CIA lingered for decades to keep uranium, and, later, other minerals out of Russian hands. In 2016 2016 Susan Williams authored “Spies in the Congo: America’s Atomic Mission in World War II."
    (Econ, 8/27/16, p.64)

1960-1979    The US CIA launched a secret domestic spying program dubbed MHCHAOS aimed at the US anti-war underground press. The events were later described in the 1997 book by Angus McKenzie (d.1997): "Secrets: The CIA’s War at Home."

1961        Apr 17, About 1,500 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in a failed attempt to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro. The US clandestinely invaded Cuba in the Bay of Pigs operation and the operation failed completely without any of the promised air support from the United States. Cuban forces killed 200 rebels and captured 1,197 in less than 72 hours. 26 survivors were rescued after 3 days of fighting. A single copy of a CIA report written by inspector general Lyman Kirkpatrick was made public in 1998. The operation, which had been devised during the Eisenhower Administration, was nonetheless endorsed by the new president, John F. Kennedy. In 1979 Peter Wyden wrote “Bay of Pigs: The Untold Story." Portion of the 1961 Taylor Report was made public in 1977 and 1986. Most of the report was made public in 2000 and it showed that the CIA knew that the Soviets knew the exact date of the attack. In 2009 Guadeloupe apologized to Cuba for allowing the CIA to train Cuban exiles on its soil.
    (AP, 4/17/97)(TMC, 1994, p.1961)(SFEC, 2/22/98, p.A19)(HNQ, 4/11/00)(SFC, 4/29/00, p.A7)
    (AP, 2/18/09)

1961        Jun, Congo DRC authorities accused Frank Carlucci (1930-2018), 2nd secretary of the US Embassy and a covert CIA agent,, of subversive activities and expelled him from the country.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Carlucci)(SFC, 6/6/18, p.D3)

1961        Richard Masato Aoki (1938-2009), a Japanese-American, began working as an FBI informant (1961-1977) in the SF Bay Area. He became an early member of the Black Panthers (1967) gave the Panthers some of their first guns.
    (SFC, 8/20/12, p.A1)(http://tinyurl.com/9g5u4zn)(SFC, 9/8/12, p.C2)

1961-1973    The CIA backed a secret army in Laos to help fight the communist Pathet Lao and North Vietnamese. An estimated 50,000 Hmong civilians died over this period. CIA director William Colby acknowledged the US and Hmong alliance in 1994.
    (SFC, 6/14/04, p.A1)

1962        May, A memo from the CIA briefing for Attorney Gen’l. Robert Kennedy revealed that $150,000 was offered to the US mob for the assassination of Fidel Castro. The mob insisted on doing the job at no charge.
    (SFC, 7/2/97, p.A5)

1962        Jun 1, The Conference of African Writers of English Expression opened at Makerere, Uganda. The CIA was the original funder of the Makerere conference in an effort to influence the eventual decolonization of east Africa.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Writers_Conference)(Econ, 10/22/16, p.75)

1963        Feb 11, A CIA Domestic Operations Division was created.
    (MC, 2/11/02)

1963        George Joannides, a CIA agent, was in charge of the Revolutionary Students Directorate (DRE), one of the most powerful Cuban anti-Castro organizations in Miami. A few months before the assassination of JFK the DRE had significant contacts with Lee Harvey Oswald and Oswald tried to infiltrate the New Orleans branch of the DRE.
    (SSFC, 5/13/07, p.M5)

1963        Winston Scott served as American CIA station chief in Mexico during the time that Lee Harvey Oswald visited the Cuban Embassy there. In 2008 Jefferson Morley authored “Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA." Morley proposed that Scott later covered up CIA operations that involved Oswald.
    (www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKscottW.htm)(WSJ, 3/20/08, p.D7)

1963-1973    The 1975 US Church committee report on CIA activity in Chile included a chronology that covered this period.

1964            Jan 16, Pres. Johnson approved OPLAN 34A-64, calling for stepped up infiltration and covert operations against North Vietnam to be transferred from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to the military."

1964        Feb, Yuri Nosenko (1927-2008), Soviet KGB officer, defected under CIA guidance in Geneva. He had begun passing information in June, 1962. He was incarcerated for his first 3 years in the US and settled there under a new name in 1969.
    (Econ, 9/6/08, p.101)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Nosenko)

1964        Nov 18, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover described civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. as "the most notorious liar in the country" for accusing FBI agents in Georgia of failing to act on complaints filed by blacks.
    (AP, 11/18/04)

1964        Nov, The US HONETOL committee was formed to look into the question of a mole in the CIA, based on information from Soviet defector Anatoly Golitsin. It was in existence to April 1965, and consisted of James Jesus Angleton, Newton S. Miler and Bruce Solie from the CIA's Office of Security, FBI domestic intelligence chief William C. Sullivan, FBI CIA liaison Sam Papich and two others. The investigations damaged many careers including that of case officer Richard Kovich (1926-2006). In 1992 David Wise authored “Molehunt: The Secret Search for Traitors that Shattered the CIA."
    (http://tinyurl.com/lqo6j)(SFC, 2/27/06, p.B5)

1964        Fred J. Cook (1911-2003) authored "The FBI Nobody Knows."
    (SFC, 5/5/03, p.B4)

1964-1987    FBI agents in Boston used hit men and mob leaders as informants and shielded them from prosecution in exchange for information on the Mafia. This allowed the Winter Hill Gang to rise in power as the prosecutors brought down the Patriarcha crime family.
    (SSFC, 7/28/02, p.A5)

1965        Mar 12, The SF FBI sent bureau headquarters a secret 33-page report on Mario Savio, leader of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement.
    (SFCM, 10/10/04, p.18)
1965        Mar 12, Edward "Teddy" Deegan was found dead in an alley in Chelsea, Mass. A week later an FBI memo named 6 men, including Vincent J. Flemmi and Joseph "The Animal" Barboza, as the killers. Barboza became a star witness and provided false testimony to convict 4 innocent men. The New England Mafia shotgunned Barboza in SF in 1976. Over the next 3 decades FBI informants in Boston murdered over 20 people.
    (SSFC, 7/28/02, p.A5)(SFC, 11/21/03, p.A3)

1967        Feb 14, Ramparts Magazine published an ad in the NY Times and Washington Post saying “In its March issue, Ramparts magazine will document how the CIA has infiltrated and subverted the world of American student leaders over the past fifteen years."
    (WSJ, 1/23/08, p.D8)(www.nytimes.com/books/first/m/mackenzie-secrets.html)

1967        Sidney Gottlieb (1918-1999) rose to the top of the technical services division of the CIA. For 22 years he experimented with LSD and participated in the MKULTRA program of secret experiments with mind-altering drugs.

1967        Luis Posada Carriles, Cuban-born CIA agent since 1965, moved to Venezuela and rose to become head of a government counterintelligence security agency.
    (SFC, 5/18/05, p.A9)

1967        Feb 14, Ramparts Magazine published an ad in the NY Times and Washington Post saying: “In its March issue, Ramparts magazine will document how the CIA has infiltrated and subverted the world of American student leaders over the past fifteen years."
    (WSJ, 1/23/08, p.D8)(www.nytimes.com/books/first/m/mackenzie-secrets.html)

1967        The US CIA put Manuel Antonio Noriega on its payroll and continued paying him to 1988. During Ronald Reagan’s presidency (1981-1989) Noriega was an invaluable conduit of cash and weapons to the Nicaragua contras.
    (Econ 6/3/17, p.82)

1968        May 10, FBI director Hoover sent all field offices an urgent memo escalating the FBI’s attack on dissent. It authorized an operation called “Counterintelligence Program – New Left."
    (SFCM, 10/10/04, p.23)

1968        Mar 8, The Russian K-129, a Golf-II class, diesel-electric submarine armed with nuclear missiles and 98 seamen aboard, sank in 16,000 feet of water northwest of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Russian officials suspected that the K-129 was struck by an American submarine, the USS Swordfish. The US Navy said the vessel suffered a catastrophic internal explosion. A US sub, the Halibut, found the Soviet vessel 6 months later and recovered 3 missiles with nuclear warheads, Soviet code books and an encryption machine. In August 1974 the CIA recovered part of the sub. A 100 foot section was pulled in by the Glomar Explorer with 2 nuclear tipped torpedoes and the bodies of 6 Russian sailors.
    (SFC, 7/15/96, p.A6)(SFC, 7/5/96, p.A19,21)(AP, 9/11/07)(AP, 2/13/10)

1968        Jul 31, In Boston 4 men were convicted for shooting Edward "Teddy" Deegan in a Chelsea, Mass., alley in 1965. In 2007 a federal judge in Boston ordered the government to pay a record nearly $102 million for the FBI's role in the wrongful murder convictions of the 4 men. Two of the men convicted, Louis Greco and Henry Tameleo, died behind bars. The others, Peter Limone (73) and Joseph Salvati (74) spent three decades in prison.

1968        The A-12 Blackbird spy plane was retired. Lockheed Martin had built 15 such planes, a forerunner to the SR-71 Blackbird.  It had originated as part of the CIA’s “Oxcart" program.
    (WSJ, 1/26/06, p.A1)

1969        Jan 29, Allan Welsh Dulles (b.1893), US diplomat, director (CIA 1953-61), died.

1969        Jul 16, Vu Ngoc Nha (d.2002), top aide to presidents Ngo Dinh Diem and Nguyen Van Thieu, was arrested in Saigon. The CIA uncovered him as the head of a Communist espionage ring. He and 2 others were convicted of treason and sentenced to life in prison.
    (SFC, 8/13/02, p.A20)

1969        Jul 17, An FBI memo titled "New Left and Extremist Movements" revealed Gov. Reagan’s plans for the destruction of disruptive elements on California college campuses through "psychological warfare" and other methods.
    (SSFC, 6/9/02, p.F8)

1970        Sep 22, President Richard M. Nixon signed a bill giving the District of Columbia representation in the U.S. Congress. Pres Nixon requested 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses.
    (HN, 9/22/98)(http://tinyurl.com/5qrct8)

1971        Mar 8, Catholic radicals in Media, Pa., broke into the local FBI offices and stole documents that revealed the agency’s illegal activities against radical groups and leaked them to the media. In 2014 Betty Medsger authored “The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI." Prof. John Raines (1933-2017) and his wife Bonnie were among the eight antiwar activists who took part in the burglary.
    (SSFC, 1/12/14, p.F1)(SSFC, 11/19/17, p.C9)(SSFC, 3/7/21, p.A1)

1971        Mar 24, The Washington Post, after affirming the veracity of files sent by the Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI, ran a front-page story, at which points other media organizations followed suit. The files had been obtained on March 8 by anti-war activists in Media, Pa. The documents revealed the COINTELPRO operation, and led to the 1975 Church Committee and the cessation of this operation by the FBI.

1971        Aug 20, FBI began a covert investigation of CBS journalist Daniel Schorr.

1971        Nov 24, On Thanksgiving eve DB Cooper boarded Flight 305 in Portland, Or., and demanded $200,000 with the threat of a bomb. He parachuted from a Northwest Airlines 727 with the money over the Cascade Mountains near Ariel, Wash., and was never seen again. FBI agent  Ralph Himmelsbach wrote the book NORJAK that described the case. A packet containing $5,880 of the ransom money was found in 1980 on the north shore of the Columbia River, just west of the Washington city of Vancouver. In 2011 evidence was presented that Lynn Doyle Cooper (d.1999) of Oregon, a Korean war veteran, was the hijacker. On July 13, 2016, the FBI said it is no longer investigating the case.
    (SFEC, 11/17/96, Z1 p.5)(AP, 11/24/97)(SFC, 8/4/11, p.A8)(SFC, 7/13/16, p.A6)

1971        US CIA funding for Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty was disclosed. In 2000 Arch Puddington, deputy director of RFE/RL’s new York bureau from 1985 to 1993, authored "Broadcasting Freedom." The Munich headquarters were closed in 1994 and the organization moved to an afterlife in Prague.
    (WSJ, 6/5/00, p.A30)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Free_Europe)

1971-1972    The US FBI reported more than 2,500 bombings over an eighteen month period.
    (SSFC, 4/12/15, p.N1)

1972        May 2, J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI (1924-72), died in Washington at age 77. Hoover had come to the forefront of federal law enforcement during the "Red Scare" of 1919 to 1920. The Watergate affair subsequently revealed that the FBI had illegally protected President Richard Nixon from investigation. Ronald Kessler later published "The FBI: Inside the World's Most Powerful Law Enforcement Agency."
    (AP, 5/2/97)(SFEC, 6/6/99, p.A19)(MC, 5/2/02)

1972        Jun 17, Chile president Allende formed a new government and the CIA prepared to oust him.
    (MC, 6/17/02)

1972        Jun 19, Two days after the botched Watergate break-in, FBI official W. Mark Felt secretly assured Bob Woodward that The Washington Post could safely make a connection between the burglars and a former CIA agent linked to the White House, E. Howard Hunt. Woodward’s secret source for information became known as Deep Throat, and Felt’s name was not made public until 2005. In 2006 Mark Felt and John O’Connor authored “A G-Man’s Life: The FBI, Being “Deep Throat," and the Struggle for Honor in Washington."
    (http://tinyurl.com/cva26)(SSFC, 5/21/06, p.M3)

1972        Jul 17, The first women since the 1920s were officially hired as special FBI agents.   

1973        Mar 4, Khalid Duhham Al-Jawary (b.1947), and possibly others readied cars with bombs in anticipation of Israeli PM Golda Meir's visit to NYC. The bombs failed to detonate and were discovered after two cars on Fifth Avenue were towed. The FBI learned about a third car at JFK and notified police. In 1979 Border police stopped Al-Jawary's car as he and another man tried to cross into Germany from Austria. In the trunk of the car, police found 88 pounds of high explosives, electronic timing-delay devices and detonators hidden in a suitcase. They also unearthed cash and nine passports inside a portable radio that could be used to monitor transmissions from ships, airplanes or the police. Germany released Al-Jawary long before the FBI knew that he had been taken into custody. In 1991 he was detained in Rome and picked up by the FBI. In 1993 a jury convict Al-Jawary, just days after the first attack on the World Trade Center, based on evidence that included his fingerprints on one of the NYC bombs. In 2009 Al-Jawary was deported to Sudan after completing only about half his term, including time served prior to his sentencing and credit for good behavior.
    (AP, 1/25/09)(SFC, 2/27/09, p.A5)(WSJ, 3/5/09, p.A6)

1973        Mar 11, An FBI agent was shot at Wounded Knee in South Dakota.
    (HN, 3/11/98)

1973        Apr 2, ITT pleaded guilty to asking CIA to "influence" Chilean presidential elections.
    (MC, 4/2/02)

1973        Apr 27, Acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray resigned after it was revealed that he had handed over bureau files on the Watergate burglary to the Nixon White House.
    (AP, 4/27/08)

1973        May, CIA director James R. Schlesinger (b.1929), in response to the unfolding Watergate scandal, ordered employees to report activities which might be construed to be outside the legislative charter of the agency.
    (AH, 10/07, p.16)

1973        Jun 7, Pres. Nixon nominated Clarence M. Kelley (1911-1997), chief of police in Kansas City, to succeed J. Edgar Hoover as director of the FBI. Kelley retired in 1978 when Pres. Carter selected William Webster to serve as the director.
    (SFC, 8/6/97, p.A14)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_M._Kelley)

1973        Jul 2, CIA director James R. Schlesinger (b.1929), nominated on May 10 by Pres. Nixon, became the 12th US Sec. of Defense.

1973        Jul 13, In Chile a strike began that lasted until the September 11 coup. More than a million workers were on strike demanding that Allende go. American CIA funding was involved.
    (WSJ, 10/30/98, p.A19)(http://foia.state.gov/reports/churchreport.asp)

1973        Sep 4, William E Colby (1920-1996), became the 10th director of the CIA.

1973        Oct 24, John Lennon sued the US government to admit FBI was tapping his phone.

1974        Columnist Jack Anderson blew the cover of CIA agent James Lilley, attached to the US representative office in Beijing. In 2004 James and Jeffrey Lilley authored “China Hands: Nine Decades of Adventure, Espionage and Diplomacy in Asia."
    (WSJ, 5/6/04, p.D10)

1974        Aug, The CIA in Project Azorian recovered part of a Soviet submarine that had sunk in the Pacific on March 8, 1968. A 100 foot section of K-129 was pulled in by the Hughes Glomar Explorer with 2 nuclear tipped torpedoes and the bodies of 6 Russian sailors.  The US Navy’s fully submersible dry dock, called the Hughes Mining Barge, was used under the Glomar Explorer to position a claw to recover the submarine. Claude Barnes Capehart worked on the Howard Hughes’ deep-sea research vessel, Glomar Explorer, that under CIA sponsorship raised part of the Soviet submarine. Later in Chowchilla, Ca., he told his girlfriend that he was in Texas when Kennedy was assassinated, and that "Oswald wasn’t the only one involved." Just before a scheduled interview in 1989, Capehart dropped dead of a heart attack. In 1996 the Glomar Explorer began under going remodeling for work as a deep-sea drilling ship. The barge was later used to house the Navy’s $195 million Sea Shadow, an experimental stealth ship made public in 1993. In 2006 the barge and Sea Shadow were put to rest in Suisun Bay, near San Francisco.
    (SFC, 7/15/96, p.A6)(WSJ, 2/24/09, p.A6)(AP, 2/13/10)

1975        Jan 4, Pres. Ford’s signed Executive Order No. 11828 on CIA Activities within the US. He directed the Commission, chaired by VP Nelson A. Rockefeller, to determine whether or not any domestic CIA activities exceeded the Agency's statutory authority and to make appropriate recommendations.

1975        Jan 27, The US Senate voted to establish a special 11-member investigating body to examine FBI and CIA activities. Under the chairmanship of Idaho Senator Frank Church, with Texas Senator John Tower as vice-chairman, the select committee was given nine months and 150 staffers to complete its work. On November 20 the committee released a report, charging both US government agencies with illegal activities.

1975        Jun 2, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller said his commission had found no widespread pattern of illegal activities at the Central Intelligence Agency.
    (AP, 6/2/97)

1975        Jun 10, The Rockefeller panel reported on illegal CIA files on Americans.

1975        Sep 22, President Gerald R. Ford dodged a second assassination in less than three weeks. Sara Jane Moore, an FBI informer and self-proclaimed revolutionary, attempted to shoot President Ford outside a San Francisco hotel, but missed. Oliver Sipple (1941-1989), a disabled former Marine, knocked Moore’s arm aside. A bullet she fired slightly wounded a man in the crowd. Moore was sentenced to life in prison, but was paroled at the end of 2007 after serving over 30 years without getting into trouble.
    (AP, 9/22/97)(SFC, 1/1/08, p.A1)(SSFC, 2/2/14, DB p.42)

1975        Oct 5, Democratic Senator Frank Church of Idaho charged that the CIA tried to kill Cuban President Fidel Castro during the administrations of three US presidents. The 1975 Church Committee hearings revealed the FBI’s worst secrets of surveillance and intimidation.
    (MC, 10/5/01)(WSJ, 10/27/04, p.D12)

1975        Nov 20, An interim report by the US Senate’s Church Committee said that the CIA failed to assassinate Fidel Castro at least 8 times. The report also covered CIA activity in Chile, the Congo, the Dominican Republic and elsewhere.
    (WSJ, 8/5/06, p.A9)(http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Church_Committee)

1975        Dec 23, Richard S. Welch, the Central Intelligence Agency station chief in Athens, was shot and killed outside his home. The left-wing November 17 urban guerrilla group was responsible. In 2002 Pavlos Serifis was arrested in connection with the murder.
    (AP, 12/23/00)(SFC, 7/5/02, p.A9)

1976        Jan 30, George Bush became the 11th director of the CIA replacing William E. Colby. Bush revived the reputation of the organization and left it Jan 20, 1977.
    (SFEC, 1/16/00, Par p.2)(http://tinyurl.com/2mm8r9)

1976        May 19, The US Senate established congressional oversight over the CIA with the permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI).
    (SFC, 9/17/97, p.A3)(http://tinyurl.com/3cc2yh)

1976        Aug 8, John Roselli, hired by CIA to kill Castro, was found murdered.
    (MC, 8/8/02)

1977        Mar 9, Admiral Stansfield Turner took office as head of the CIA under Pres. Carter.

1977        Jul 14, US House established a permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
    (MC, 7/14/02)

1977        Christopher Boyce was convicted of espionage. He had gained access to CIA communications during his job at TRW and sold classified documents to the Russian Embassy in Mexico City. His story was told in the 1985 film "The Falcon and the Snowman." Boyce was paroled in 2003.
    (SFC, 3/15/03, p.A2)

1978        Jan 7, Michael Josselson (b.1908), Estonia-born director of the Congress for Cultural Freedom, died. The organization was a CIA front to gain the support of the non-Communist left for the US. In 2000 Frances Stonor Saunders authored "The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters."
    (SFEC, 7/16/00, BR p.4)

1978        Aug 18, Bechtel Corp. hired Richard Helms, former director of the CIA, as a consultant. Former government officials George Shultz and Caspar Weinberger were also recently hired.
    (SFC, 8/15/03, p.E9)

1978-1979    The US FBI conducted a sting operation using phony Arab sheikhs, a yacht in Florida and suitcases of money to snare a senator, six congressman and other public officials for influence peddling. The FBI hired convicted swindler Mel Weinberg (1924-2018) to orchestrate the operation. This led to the 2013 film "American Hustle" based on 1981 biography of Weinberg by Robert W. Greene.
    (SFC, 6/8/18, p.D2)

1979        Nov 4, In Iran, as Islamist students stormed the US Embassy in Tehran, six American diplomats escaped and found sanctuary at the home of Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor (d.2015 at 81) and his first secretary, John Sheardown. Taylor then worked with the Canadian government and the CIA to obtain Canadian passports and forged visas allowing the diplomats to fly to Switzerland.
    (SFC, 10/17/15, p.C3)

1980        Feb 2, Reports surfaced that the FBI had conducted a sting operation targeting members of Congress using phony Arab businessmen in what became known as "Abscam," a codename protested by Arab-Americans.
    (AP, 2/2/00)

1980        Oct 24, David H. Barnett, former CIA agent, was indicted. He pleaded guilty to spying for the Soviet Union from 1976-1979 while based in Indonesia. He admitted to exposing the identities of 30 US agents.
    (SFC, 11/19/96, p.A17)(www.agentsnotes.com/spycases.html)

1981        Jan 28, William J. Casey (1913-1987) became the 13th director of CIA replacing Adm. Stansfield Turner.

1981        May 1, Harrison Williams (Sen-D-NJ) was convicted on FBI Abscam charges.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abscam)(AP, 5/1/01)

1981        Dec 4, President Reagan broadened the power of the CIA by allowing spying in the U.S. This was Executive Order on Intelligence No 12,333. The order also barred assassinations.
    (HN, 12/4/98)(Econ, 2/20/10, p.57)(www.tscm.com/EO12333.html)

1981        Barry Seal (1939-1986), gunrunner, drug trafficker, and covert CIA operative, began his operations at the Intermountain Regional Airport in Mena, Arkansas. Seal was murdered by Colombian assassins in Feb, 1986, after he had testified in federal court in Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami for the US government against leaders of the Medellin drug cartel. According to a 1986 letter from the Louisiana attorney general to then US attorney general Edwin Meese, Seal had "smuggled between $3 billion and $5 billion of drugs into the US." Among the aircraft flown in and out of Mena was Seal's C-123K cargo plane, christened Fat Lady. Records show that Fat Lady, serial number 54-0679, was sold by Seal months before his death. On Oct 5, 1986, Fat Lady was shot down over Nicaragua with a load of arms destined for the Contras.

1981        Roger Wheeler, chairman of Telex Corp. and owner of World Jai Alai, was shot execution style at a Tulsa country club. In 2001 2 reputed Boston mobsters, James Bulger and Stephen Flemmi, were charged. Jai Alai executive John B. Callahan was murdered in Aug 1982 in Miami. In 2001 hitman John Vincent Martorano (60) pleaded guilty to wheeler’s murder and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. In 2003 former FBI agent H. Paul Rico (78) was arrested and charged with murder for helping to setup the hit.
    (SFC, 3/15/01, p.A8)(SFC, 5/4/01, p.D5)(SFC, 10/10/03, p.A3)

1982        Jun, "Farewell," a C.I.A. campaign of computer sabotage, stayed secret because the blast, estimated at three kilotons, took place in the Siberian wilderness, with no casualties known. "The pipeline software that was to run the pumps, turbines and valves was programmed to go haywire," writes Reed, "to reset pump speeds and valve settings to produce pressures far beyond those acceptable to the pipeline joints and welds. The result was the most monumental non-nuclear explosion and fire ever seen from space." "At the Abyss," by Thomas C. Reed, was published by Random House in 2004.

1982        Jul 31, Jai Alai executive John B. Callahan (45) was fatally shot in Miami by mob hit man John Martorano. Callahan’s body was found Aug 2 in the trunk of his Cadillac. In 2008 former FBI agent John Connolly was convicted of 2nd degree murder for leaking information to mobsters that led to the shooting death of Callahan. In Jan, 2009, Connolly was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
    (SFC, 11/6/08, p.A9)(http://mafiatoday.com/?p=442)(SFC, 1/16/09, p.A2)

1983        Jul 19, In Honduras Reyes Mata, a Cuban-trained doctor and guerrilla leader, led a unit of 96 Nicaraguan-trained rebels and Rev. James F. Carney into the Olancho. They were routed by the Honduran army. American CIA records, disclosed in 1998, reported that Mata was tortured and executed by the Honduran army.
    (SFC, 11/5/98, p.C4)(www.fas.org/sgp/congress/hr051198/valladares.html)

1983        Edwin Wilson was convicted of running arms to Libya. In 2003 the conviction was thrown out because prosecutors knew he worked for the CIA and misled the court.
    (WSJ, 10/29/03, p.A1)

1984        Apr 13, Christopher Wilder, FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally killed himself.
    (MC, 4/13/02)

1984        May, Marta Healy, a Nicaraguan exile, contacted George Morales, a champion power boat racer and big-league drug trafficker under indictment in the US, to arrange a meeting with contra rebels at her Miami home. Her aim was to broker a deal to help the rebels financially. The rebels got an ok from the CIA to accept airplanes and cash from the drug dealer while still receiving CIA money under the table.
    (SFC, 10/31/96, p.A7)(www.usdoj.gov/oig/special/9712/ch11p1.htm)

1984        Oct 2, Richard W. Miller became the first FBI agent to be arrested and charged with espionage. Miller was tried three times; he was sentenced to 20 years in prison, but was released after nine years.
    (AP, 10/2/04)

1984        Oct 15, The Central Intelligence Agency's Freedom of Information Act was signed into law by Pres. Reagan.

1984        Nov, The CIA told the US Congress in 1987 that it had concluded in Nov., 1984, that it could not resume aid to the Costa Rican-based Contras because "everybody around Pastora was involved in cocaine."
    (SFC, 10/31/96, p.A7)

1985        Mar 6, Mexican authorities found the body of US drug agent Enrique C. Salazar.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1985        May 20, FBI arrested John A. Walker. US Navy Chief Petty Officer Walker began spying for the Soviet Union in 1968 for $1,000 per week. Walker’s ex-wife turned him into the FBI.

1985        Jun 3, Jerry A. Whitworth was arrested by the FBI, accused of being part of a spy ring headed by John A. Walker Jr. Whitworth was later sentenced to 365 years in prison.
    (AP, 6/3/05)

1985        Mar 8, In Lebanon a massive car bomb killed 80 people. It targeted Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah, but he escaped injury. Reporter Bob Woodward later wrote that CIA director William Casey, while lying on his deathbed, admitted personal culpability in the attack, which he suggests was carried out with funding from Saudi Arabia.
    (Econ, 7/10/10, p.48)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1985_Beirut_car_bombing)

1985        Aug 9, A federal judge in Norfolk, Va., found retired Navy officer Arthur J. Walker, brother of John A. Walker Jr., guilty of 7 counts of spying for the Soviet Union.
    (AP, 8/9/97)

1985        Sep 6, Tscherim Soobzokov (b.1924), a former Waffen SS soldier, was killed by a bomb at his home in Patterson, NJ. In 2006, declassified documents of the Central Intelligence Agency confirmed that Soobzokov had been a CIA agent in Jordan and that the agency had misled the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service on Soobzokov's Nazi past.
    (SSFC, 11/14/10, p.A18)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tscherim_Soobzokov)

1985        Oct 28, The leader of the so-called "Walker family spy ring," John A. Walker Jr., pleaded guilty to giving U-S Navy secrets to the Soviet Union.
    (MC, 10/28/01)

1985        Sep, Edward Lee Howard, CIA officer, vanished from Santa Fe, NM. He fled the US to Russia while under FBI investigation for spying for the Soviet Union. He was accused of disclosing CIA agents in Moscow. Howard died in 2002 of a broken neck from an accident at his residence outside Moscow. In 1995 Howard’s memoir "Safe House" was ghost written by Richard Cote.
    (SFC, 11/19/96, p.A17)(SFC, 7/22/02, p.A6)

1985        Oct 7, The United States announced it would no longer automatically comply with World Court decisions. This was in response to a June 25, 1985, World Court ruling that U.S. involvement in Nicaragua violated international law. The ruling stemmed from a suit brought in April 1984 after revelations that the CIA had directed the mining of Nicaraguan ports. The U.S. later vetoed two U.N. resolutions calling for compliance to the World Court ruling.
    (HNQ, 6/9/99)

1985        Nov 23, Retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin was arrested and accused of spying for China. He committed suicide a year after his conviction.
    (AP, 11/23/97)

1985        Four off-duty US Marines and 9 others were killed at sidewalk restaurants in the Zona Rosa section of San Salvador. Pedro Antonio Andrade Martinez (aka Mario Gonzalez), a Marxist guerrilla, was one of the reputed masterminds of the massacre. Andrade later became an informant for the CIA and sought US asylum. Andrade was deported from the US in 1997.
    (SFC, 11/22/96, p.A21)(SFC, 11/6/97, p.C3)

1985        American CIA clerk in Ghana Sharon Scranage pleaded guilty to disclosing the names of US agents to her Ghanaian boyfriend. She was prosecuted under a 1982 federal law called the Intelligence Identities Protection Act.
    (SFC, 11/19/96, p.A17)(LAT, 7/15/05)

1985        The American CIA rewrote its 1983 training manual for security forces after public uproar over another manual that taught Nicaraguan contra rebels about neutralizing enemies and holding demonstrations that could provoke violence.
    (SFC, 1/28/97, p.A3)

1985-1986    Celerino Castillo III, a US agent for the DEA, reported Contra drug flights from Nicaragua to the US to US Embassy officials. His testimony in 1996 followed reports that the CIA was involved in smuggling drugs to southern California with the proceeds going to support Contra forces at war with the Sandinista government.   
    (SFC, 9/24/96, p.A7)

1985-1994    Aldrich H. Ames, a CIA counterintelligence official, passed over this time information to the Soviet Union that included the names of US agents. The deaths of at least 9 agents were blamed on his disclosures. In 1994 Ames and his wife, Rosario, pleaded guilty to spying for the Soviet Union.
    (SFC, 11/19/96, p.A17)

1986        Feb 19, Barry Seal (b.1939), gunrunner, drug trafficker, and covert CIA operative extraordinaire, was murdered in a hail of bullets by Medellin cartel hit men outside a Salvation Army shelter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He had testified in federal court in Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami for the US government against leaders of the Medellin drug cartel.

1986        Jul 11, President Ronald Reagan placed the Contras, who were fighting the government of Nicaragua, under CIA jurisdiction.
    (HN, 7/11/98)

1986        Jul 14, Richard W. Miller became the 1st FBI agent convicted of espionage.
    (MC, 7/14/02)

1986        Dec, Sergeant Clayton Lonetree informed his CIA station chief in Austria that he had been spying for the Soviets. He was later sentenced to 30 years, but the sentence was reduced and he was released in 2/96. "Dancing With The Devil, Sex, Espionage and the US Marines: The Clayton Lonetree Story" (1996) by Rodney Barker tells the tale.
    (SFC, 8/29/96, p.B4)

1986        Peter Mass authored “Manhunt," the story of Edwin Wilson (1928-2012). Wilson had worked for the CIA but was arrested in 1982 for selling 20 tons of explosives to Libya. He was sentenced to 52 years in prison for smuggling arms and plotting to murder his wife.
    (SSFC, 9/23/12, p.C10)
1986        Osama bin Laden began building a tunnel complex under mountains in Afghanistan near Pakistan as part of a CIA-funded project.
    (SSFC, 5/9/04, p.M6)

1987        Apr 15, A jury in Northampton, Mass., found Amy Carter, Abbie Hoffman and 13 other protesters innocent of charges stemming from a demonstration against CIA recruiters at the University of Massachusetts.
    (AP, 4/15/97)

1989        May 5, A federal judge ordered sweeping changes in the FBI's promotion system, months after the judge found that the bureau had systematically discriminated against its Hispanic employees in advancements and assignments.
    (AP, 5/5/99)

1987        May 6, William J. Casey, CIA Director (1981-1987), died at age 74.
    (AP, 5/6/97)

1987        Jul 10, Lt. Col. Oliver North told the Iran-Contra committees that the late CIA director William J. Casey had embraced a fund created by arms sales to Iran because it could be used for secret operations other than supplying the Contras.
    (AP, 7/10/97)

1990        Jan 18, In an FBI sting, Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry was arrested for drug possession. Barry was arrested while smoking crack cocaine and fondling a woman who was not his wife. He was later convicted of a misdemeanor.
    (AP, 1/18/00)(SFC, 11/24/14, p.A6)

1990        May 24, Darryl Cherney and Judi Bari (11/7/49-3/2/97), environmental activists in the Earth First! movement, were injured after a pipe bomb exploded in their car as they drove through Oakland, Ca. They were arrested while in the hospital on charges of transporting a bomb but the charges were never filed. They later filed a suit against the FBI and Oakland police for false arrest, illegal search and seizure and conspiracy to violate free-speech rights. Bari died of liver cancer in 1997. In 2002 a jury awarded $2.9 million to Bari’s estate and $1.5 million to Cherney saying the FBI had framed them as eco-terrorists. In 2004 the government settled civil suits for $2 million.
    (SFC, 3/1/97, p.C2)(SFC, 10/21/97, p.A20)(SFC, 6/12/02, p.A1)(SFC, 4/23/04, p.B1)

1990        Nov 3, The Kryptos sculpture, created by sculptor Jim Sanborn, was dedicated in the courtyard of the CIA headquarters in Virginia.
    (SSFC, 11/21/10, p.A16)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kryptos)

1991        May 8, CIA Director William H. Webster announced his retirement; he was eventually succeeded by Robert Gates.
    (AP, 5/8/01)

1991        The president of Rochester Inst. of Technology (RIT) resigned following a scandal over CIA influence on research and curriculum, and his own work for the agency.
    (WSJ, 10/4/02, p.A1)

1993        Jan 23, FBI Director William S. Sessions dismissed a Justice Department report accusing him of ethical abuses, accusing former Attorney General William P. Barr of a "crassly calculated attack."
    (AP, 1/23/98)

1993        Jul 18, FBI Director William Sessions continued to resist White House suggestions he step down, saying he would resign only if President Clinton asked him to. Sessions was fired by Clinton the next day.
    (AP, 7/18/03)

1993        Aug 6, Louis Freeh won US Senate confirmation to be director of the FBI.
    (AP, 8/6/98)

1993        Aug 8, Freddie Woodruff (b.1947), CIA agent chief in Tbilisi, Georgia, was shot and killed during an outing with friends. Georgian authorities charged Anzor Sharmaidze (20), a volunteer soldier, with the murder. Sharmaidze confessed under torture and later said he was framed for the murder. In 2008 Sharmaidze was granted parole from prison.
    (WSJ, 10/18/08, p.A1)(http://public.cq.com/docs/hs/hsnews110-000002604568.html)(WSJ, 10/27/08, p.a12)

1993        Sep 1, Louis Freeh was sworn in as director of the FBI.
    (AP, 9/1/99)

1994        Jun 4, Gregory Scarpa, nicknamed The Grim Reaper, died in a Minnesota prison. He was a soldier for the Colombo crime family and an informant for the FBI.

1994        Sep 11, Anthony Marceca visited Craig Livingstone at the White House and secretly perused his own personal FBI file. He obtained the names of 2 women, Lanny Stephenson and Joyce L. Montag, who had provided the FBI background information and sued them for slander.
    (WSJ, 6/28/96, p.A9)(www.judicialwatch.org/archive/ois/cases/filegate/SubCertBrief.htm)

1994        Dec 23, John Connolly, FBI agent, came to the Winter Hill gang’s headquarters in a Boston liquor store and warned Kevin Weeks of pending FBI arrests for mobsters James Bulger, Stephen Flemmi and Francis Salemme. Connolly was convicted for corruption in 2002 and sentenced to 121 months.
    (SFC, 5/29/02, p.A3)(SFC, 9/17/02, p.A5)

1994        David Corn authored “Blond Ghost," a biography of former CIA chief Theodore Shackley.
    (SSFC, 9/23/12, p.C10)

1995        Jan 5, A warrant was issued for the arrest of James “Whitey" Bulger (b.1929), top mobster of Boston’s Winter Hill Gang. He had disappeared with his girlfriend just days before the warrant was issued. Bulger was linked to 21 murders and in 2000 became a fixture on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted" list. In 2007 Kevin Weeks authored “Brutal: The Untold Story Of My Life Inside Whitey Bulger's Irish Mob."
    (http://tinyurl.com/2c8u37f)(SSFC, 1/30/05, p.A13)(http://tinyurl.com/29unfq4)

1995        Mar 11, President Clinton nominated Deputy Defense Secretary John Deutch to be CIA director.
    (AP, 3/11/00)

1995        Apr 20, In the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing, the FBI announced it was looking for two men suspected of renting the truck used to carry the explosive; rescue teams suspended the search for survivors so that the remaining structure of the Alfred P. Murrah Building could be shored up.
    (AP, 4/20/00)

1995        Jul 14, Under pressure from Congress, FBI Director Louis Freeh removed his friend Larry Potts as the bureau’s deputy director because of controversy over Potts’ role in a deadly 1992 FBI siege in Idaho.
    (AP, 7/14/00)

1995        Aug 22, FBI agent Lon Horiuchi shot at Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho.
    (MC, 8/22/02)

1995        Sep 13, The FBI made at least a dozen arrests, capping a nationwide two-year investigation of pedophiles and pornographers using the America Online computer network.
    (AP, 9/13/00)

1996        Feb 23, FBI agents arrested Robert Lipka, a former army clerk at the National Security Agency, for espionage in the late 1960s.
    (WSJ, 11/21/96, p.A1)

1996        Apr 3, FBI agents arrested a suspect thought to be the Unabomber. Theodore John Kaczynski was arrested near Lincoln, Montana on a tip from his brother. His mail bombs had killed 3 and injured 23 over the last 17 years. An original draft of his manifesto "Industrial Society and Its Future" was found some days later.
    (WSJ, 4/4/96, A-1)(SFC, 4/13/96, p.A-1)(AP, 4/3/97)

1996        Apr 27, William Egan Colby (76), CIA Director, died. In 2003 John Prados authored "Lost Crusador," a biography of Colby.
    (MC, 4/27/02)(WSJ, 6/5/03, p.D8)

1996        May 5, The FBI released preliminary figures showing that serious crimes reported to police fell for the fourth straight year in 1995.
    (AP, 5/5/97)

1996        May 6, The body of former CIA director William E. Colby was found on a riverbank near his southern Maryland vacation home, eight days after he'd disappeared.
    (AP, 5/6/97)

1996        May 24, The Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Lumberton, N.C., burned down. Arson was suspected and investigations by the FBI and ATF were later begun.
    (SFC, 6/11/96, p.A16)

1996        Robert Gates (b.1943), former director of the CIA (1991-1993), authored his autobiography “From the Shadows."
    (Econ, 8/8/09, p.29)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gates)

1996        The CIA obtained an al-Qaida training manual that suggested a 10-position leadership structure for members held in prison. In 2006 a report was made public that said prisoners at Guantanamo followed this structure.
    (SFC, 7/20/06, p.A12)

1997        Mar 10, The White House and the FBI clashed in a rare public quarrel after President Clinton said he should have been alerted when the bureau told national security officials that the Chinese government might be trying to influence U.S. elections.
    (AP, 3/10/98)

1997        Apr 9, The CIA announced that its own errors may have led to demolition of an Iraqi ammunition bunker filled with chemical weapons at Kamisiyah in 1991. The CIA apologized to Gulf War veterans for failing to do a better job in supplying information to U.S. troops who blew up an Iraqi bunker later found to contain chemical weapons.
    (SFC, 4/10/97, p.A1)(AP, 4/9/98)

1997        Jun 5, Harold J. Nicholson, the highest-ranking CIA officer ever caught spying against his own country, was sentenced to 23 1/2 years in prison for selling defense secrets to Russia after the Cold War. Officials later claimed that he and his son continued to make contact with Russian operatives. In 2009 Nicholson and his son were arraigned on charges of money laundering and acting as agents of a foreign government.
    (AP, 6/5/98)(WSJ, 1/30/08, p.A3)

1997        Jul 16, Hundreds of FBI agents, some handing out photos in gay bars and hotels, blanketed south Florida in the continuing hunt for alleged prostitute-turned-serial killer Andrew Phillip Cunanan, who was suspected of killing designer Gianni Versace. 
    (AP, 7/16/98)

1997        Aug 15, The Justice Department decided not to prosecute senior FBI officials in connection with an alleged cover-up that followed the deadly 1992 Ruby Ridge siege in Idaho.
    (AP, 8/15/98)

1997        Aug 27, A secret CIA report acknowledged that the CIA knew of human rights abuses by the Honduran military in the 1980s. It was declassified in 1998.
    (SFC, 10/24/98, p.A3)

1997        The FBI began Operation Black Widow to infiltrate the Nuestra Familia gang. This led to indictments of 22 members in 2001.
    (SFC, 11/29/03, p.A15)

1998        Jan 23, A judge in Fairfax, Va., sentenced Mir Aimal Kasi to death for an assault rifle attack outside CIA headquarters in 1993 that killed two men and wounded three other people. Kasi was executed November 2002.
    (AP, 1/23/03)

1998        Feb 27, FBI arrested suspected serial killer Tony Ray Amati, their 10th most wanted.
    (MC, 2/27/02)

1998        Mar 20, George Tenet, director of the CIA, disclosed that $26.7 billion was the 1998 budget secret intelligence activities, one-tenth the overall US military budget.
    (SFC, 3/21/98, p.A4)

1998        Apr 3, Douglas Fred Groat, a disgruntled spy fired by the CIA, was charged with espionage and extortion. Groat later pleaded guilty to extortion, and was sentenced to five years in prison.
    (AP, 4/3/03)

1998        Felix Sater, a Russian-American businessman, began cooperating with the US government after pleading guilty to participating in a $40 million stock-fraud case involving New York mafia figures. After entering his plea, Sater spent years working hand-in-hand with the CIA and the FBI to target New York organized crime families and Al Qaeda.
    (The Daily Beast, 8/23/19)

1999        Feb 15, Abdullah Ocalan was captured in Kenya while being transferred from the Greek embassy to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, in an operation by the Turkey’s Milli İstihbarat Teskilatı reportedly with the help of CIA. George Costoulas, the Greek consul who protected him, said that his life was in danger after the operation. By 2015 Ocalan authored some 40 books including “To Kill a Man," which became something of a feminist bible.
    {Kenya, Kurds, Turkey, USA, CIA}
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullah_%D6calan)(Econ., 3/7/15, p.53)

1999        May 16, The Justice Department said preliminary figures from the FBI indicated a decline in serious crime in 1998 for the seventh consecutive year.
    (AP, 5/16/00)

1999        Aug 20, In a highly unusual move, the CIA pulled the security clearances for former Director John Deutch for keeping secret files on an unsecured home computer.
    (AP, 8/20/00)

1999        Aug 25, The FBI, reversing itself after six years, admitted that its agents might have fired some potentially flammable tear gas canisters on the final day of the 1993 standoff with the Branch Davidians near Waco, Texas, but said it continued to believe law enforcement agents did not start the fire which engulfed the cult’s compound.
    (AP, 8/25/00)

1999        Aug 26, Attorney General Janet Reno pledged that a new investigation of the 1993 Waco, Texas, siege would "get to the bottom" of how the FBI used potentially flammable tear gas grenades against her wishes and then took six years to admit it.
    (AP, 8/26/00)

1999        Sep 1, Attorney General Janet Reno ordered US marshals to FBI headquarters to seize an infrared videotape containing a recording of FBI communications made during the 1993 FBI assault of the Branch Davidian sect in Waco, Texas. FBI officials had stated that no tape of that stage of the operation existed.
    (SFC, 9/2/99, p.A3)(SFC, 9/3/99, p.A3)

1999        Gary Webb (1955-2004), San Jose news reported, authored “Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion."
    (SFC, 12/13/04, p.B3)

1999        The FBI helped launch the 1st Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (RCFL) to support federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies. By 2005 there were 6 such labs.
    (Econ, 3/12/05, TQ p.32)

2000        Apr 8, The Central Intelligence Agency confirmed that personnel action had been taken following the mistaken bombing of the Chinese embassy during the NATO war against Yugoslavia; one employee was reportedly fired.
    (AP, 4/8/01)

2000        Apr, The FBI issued an alert to American agencies warning of a possible al Qaeda attack. It was based on allegations by Niaz Khan, a Briton of Pakistani descent who turned himself in to US authorities.
    (WSJ, 6/7/04, p.A8)

2003        The US CIA paid $15 million to Polish intelligence or use of a secret prison site, handing over the cash in two cardboard boxes. This only became public in 2014 when the Washington Post cited former CIA officers regarding the ‘black site."
    (AP, 1/24/14)

2001        Jan 5, In 2007 it was reported that a French intelligence document dated to this day warned that al-Qaida was at work on a hijacking plot. The information was passed on to the CIA. Documents on Osama bin Laden's terror network were drawn up by the French spy service, the DGSE, between July 2000 and October 2001.
    (AP, 4/16/07)

2001        Feb 18, Robert Philip Hanssen (56), senior FBI agent, was arrested for spying. He had allegedly passed information to the Russians for 15 years. It was believed that he had betrayed the construction of a tunnel under the Soviet Embassy in Washington. He pleaded guilty July 3 to avoid execution. His disclosures were later reported to have played a role in the execution or jailing of at least 3 Russians and threatened the identity of another 50 people. In 2002 David A. Wise authored: "The Bureau and the Mole." Hanssen was sentenced to life in prison on May 10, 2002.
    (SFC, 2/21/01, p.A1)(SSFC, 3/4/01, p.A6)(SFC, 7/4/01, p.A3)(WSJ, 1/8/02, p.A16)(AP, 2/18/02)(SSFC, 4/7/02, p.A14)(SFC, 5/11/02, p.A3)

2001        Mar 23, It was reported that the Bush administration had removed the CIA as a broker between Israeli and Palestinian security services.
    (SFC, 3/23/01, p.D4)

2001        Apr, Mr. Behrooz Sarshar, in his position as FBI interpreter/translator, attended a meeting between a long-term, reliable FBI asset and two additional FBI agents from the Washington Field Office. That FBI asset told the two FBI agents that his sources in Afghanistan had information of an al-Qaeda plot to attack America in a suicide mission involving planes.

2001        May 14, The FBI found in Baltimore another batch of undisclosed records on Timothy McVeigh.
    (SFC, 5/15/01, p.A1)

2001        May 16, Former FBI agent Robert Hanssen was indicted on charges of spying for Moscow. Hanssen later pleaded guilty to 15 counts of espionage and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
    (AP, 5/16/02)

2001        Jul 5, Kenneth Williams, an FBI agent in Phoenix, Arizona, wrote to bureau headquarters that al Qaeda could be sending terrorists to train as student pilots. He urged the investigation of Middle Eastern men enrolled in American flight schools. [see Jul 10]
    (SFC, 5/17/02, p.A19)(SFC, 5/22/02, p.A18)

2001        Jul 10, George Tenet, director of the CIA, allegedly met with Condoleeza Rice and warned her of an imminent al-Qaida attack. News of the meeting was only made public in 2006.
    (SFC, 10/2/06, p.A4)

2001        Jul 17, John Ashcroft, US Attorney Gen’l. reported that 184 FBI laptops and nearly 450 guns were stolen or lost over the last decade.
    (SFC, 7/18/01, p.A1)

2001        Aug 16, Zacarias Moussaoui (33), a French citizen of Moroccan descent, was arrested in Eagan, Minnesota, on immigration charges. He was taking lessons on flying Boeing jets with no interest in taking off or landing. He was later suspected as a 5th member of one of the Sep 11 WTC attack teams. In Nov the FBI reported that Moussaoui wanted to learn how to take off and land but not to fly. Mueller also said Ramzi Omar of Yemen, aka Ramsi Binalshibh, may have been the 20th hijacker. The local FBI contacted the CIA for action on Moussaoui when FBI managers failed to take action. Agent Coleen Rowley later charged that senior officials fumbled an opportunity to possibly prevent the Sep 11 terrorist attacks.
    (SFC, 11/8/01, p.A7)(SFC, 11/15/01, p.A12)(WSJ, 2/4/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 5/24/02, p.A1)(SFC, 5/25/02, p.A1)(SFC, 6/6/02, p.A14)

2001        Aug 22, The FBI arrested eight major suspects in a fraud scheme involving McDonald’s Monopoly game pieces and charged Jerry Jacobson with conspiracy to commit mail fraud. Jacobson had swindled more than $24 million out of a major fast food promotion over 12 years. Jacobson served 37 months behind bars and agreed to pay $12.5 million in restitution.
    (NY Times, 2/4/20)

2001        Aug 23, Brian Regan (38), retired US Air Force master sergeant and cryptanalyst, was arrested by the FBI at Dulles Int’l. Airport on charges of spying. In 2002 Regan was accused of trying to spy for Iraq, Libya and China. On February 20, 2003, Regan was found guilty of three charges of attempted espionage including two counts of attempted espionage related to attempts to sell information to Iraq and China, and one count of gathering national defense information. He was acquitted of attempting to provide US secrets to Libya. On March 20, 2003, Regan was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
    (http://cicentre.com/Documents/DOC_Regan_1.htm)(SFC, 8/29/01, p.A6)(WSJ, 2/15/02, p.A1)

2001        Sep 10, Attorney General John Ashcroft rejected a proposed $58 million increase in FBI financing for counter-terrorism programs.
    (SFC, 6/1/02, p.A1)

2001        Oct 26, Pres. Bush signed a sweeping anti-terrorism bill into law. It gave police and intelligence agencies vast new powers to fight terrorism. The USA Patriot Act included Section 215 that gave the FBI authority to obtain library and bookstore records without evidence of wrongdoing.
    (SFC, 10/27/01, p.A3,6)(SSFC, 6/23/02, p.A5)

2001        The FBI tracked 8,322 US bank robberies this year, up 17% from 2000.
    (WSJ, 10/8/02, p.A1)

2001-2002    The US Navy Engineering Logistics Office issued at least 10 classified contracts to US aviation companies to fly terror suspects to countries known to practice torture. The CIA also played a role in the operations.
    (SSFC, 9/25/05, A4)

2002        Feb, Joseph C. Wilson IV, former US diplomat and veteran of the diplomatic wars of Iraq and Africa, was sent on a secret mission to Niger to determine if Iraqis had tried to purchase yellowcake uranium from Africa to build nuclear weapons. Wilson spent a week in Niger chatting with locals about the allegation, coming to the conclusion that the yellowcake charges were probably unfounded. His wife, Valerie Plame, was a CIA operative.
    (WP, 7/17/05)(WSJ, 7/18/05, p.A4)

2002        Mar 18, The FBI "Operation Candyman" snared over 90 people following a 14-month investigation of child pornography over the Internet.
    (SFC, 3/19/02, p.A3)

2002        Mar, In Cuba Anthony Boadle began working as Reuters' bureau chief and continued through 2008. He published reports favoring local counterrevolutionaries and the interests of the United States and the European Union. In 2011 Cuban state-television accused Boadle of working as a CIA operative.
    (AP, 4/5/11)

2002        May 29, FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged that the bureau did not pursue "red flags" in the weeks before Sep 11, and suggested for the first time that investigators might have uncovered the plot if they had been more diligent about pursuing leads. A reorganization plan for the bureau was announced with a focus on terrorist attacks.
    (SFC, 5/30/02, p.A1)(AP, 5/29/03)

2002        Jun 4, Pres. Bush said the CIA and FBI had failed to communicate adequately before the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks; Congress began extraordinary closed-door hearings into intelligence lapses.
    (AP, 6/4/03)

2002        Jun 17, A converted C-130 air tanker crashed over a flaming ridge near Walker in Mono County, Ca., and 3 crew members were killed. It was later reported that the 1956 plane had been used by the CIA and lacked maintenance records.
    (SFC, 6/17/02, p.A1)(SFC, 1/7/03, p.A3)

2002        Sep 3, Louisiana State Univ. fired Dr. Steven J. Hatfill after the Justice Dept. said the school could not use him on grants funded by the agency. The firing came following FBI investigations of Hatfill and naming him as a "person of interest."
    (SFC, 9/5/02, p.A6)(WSJ, 9/4/02, p.A1)

2002        Oct 22, Richards Helms (89), CIA director who was fired by Richard Nixon, died. In 2003 his autobiography "A Look Over My Shoulder," co-written with William Hood, was published.
    (WSJ, 10/24/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 6/5/03, p.D8)

2002        Oct 29, Gul Rahman, suspected of links to al-Qaida, was picked up from a home in Islamabad and taken with four other people to a CIA black site called the Salt Pit near the Kabul Airport. He was stripped naked, doused in cold water and then left to die in the CIA-run prison. Rahman died Nov. 20, 2002, but his identity was not known until revealed by an Associated Press investigation in March 2010.
    (AP, 1/5/11)

2002        Nov 12, Former FBI Director William Webster resigned under pressure as head of a special accounting oversight board created by Congress to rebuild public confidence shaken by a cascade of business scandals.
    (AP, 11/12/03)

2002        Nov 21, Al-Qaida leader Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the network's chief of operations in the Persian Gulf, was reported to have been captured earlier in the month. The Saudi of Yemeni descent was captured in Dubai and flown to a CIA prison in Afghanistan and then onto Thailand where he was waterboarded and interrogated. He had allegedly planned the Oct 12, 2000, attack on the US Navy destroyer Cole.
    (AP, 11/21/02)(SFC, 9/29/11, p.A2)

2003        Jan 17, In Kenya FBI informer William Mwaura Munuhe (27) was found dead at his home in the affluent Nairobi suburb of Karen, two days after the US Embassy and Kenyan police tried to trap Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga. Munuhe's body was partially dissolved in acid.
    (AP, 1/21/03)(Econ., 5/23/20, p.37)

2003        Feb 17, American CIA operatives snatched Egyptian cleric Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr (Abu Omar) from his house in Milan and took him to Egypt, where he was jailed, tortured and released. In 2005 an Italian judge ordered the arrest of 13 American suspects on charges of kidnapping. In 2009 Nasr asked for euro10 million (nearly $15 million) in damages from the American and Italian defendants charged in his abduction.
    (Econ, 7/2/05, p.48)(AP, 10/7/09)(SFC, 10/8/09, p.A2)

2003        Mar 2, Iraq crushed another six Al Samoud II missiles, as ordered by UN weapons inspectors. Iraqi scientist Mahmud Faraj Bilal al-Samarrai, implicated in Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction (WMD), surrendered to the CIA. He was freed in 2012.
    (AP, 3/2/08)(AFP, 4/15/12)

2003        May 8, A federal grand jury indicted Chinese-born California socialite Katrina Leung on charges that she'd illegally taken, copied and kept secret documents obtained from an FBI agent. A federal judge later dismissed the case against Leung, rebuking prosecutors for misconduct.
    (AP, 5/8/08)

2003        Mar 19, EU officials found electronic bugs in a building in Brussels where a summit was set to open the next day. Belgian police suspected the US.
    (WSJ, 1/20/02, p.A1)

2003        Apr 9, James Smith (59), a senior FBI counterintelligence agent, was arrested in LA along with Katrina Leung (49), prominent venture capitalist, for the alleged theft and transfer of a classified defense document to the Chinese government. In 2004 Smith pleaded guilty failing to disclose his 2-year sexual relationship with Leung.
    (SFC, 4/10/03, p.A9)(NW, 4/21/03, p.6)(SFC, 5/13/04, p.A3)

2003        Jun 23, Judith Miller, reporter for the NY Times, met with Lewis “Scooter" Libby, chief of staff for VP Dick Cheney, who gave her information about CIA operative Valery Plame. Reporter Bob Woodward also spoke with Libby on this day and on June 27 and in 2005 testified that Libby made no mention of Plame. Woodward did say another senior government official told him about Plame and her role in the CIA in mid-June.
    (SFC, 10/22/05, p.A3)(SFC, 11/17/05, p.A3)(WSJ, 11/17/05, p.A5)

2003        Jul 6, Joseph Wilson, former American ambassador, alleged that Pres. Bush had falsely accused Iraq of trying to buy uranium from Niger. Two White House officials soon called at least 6 Washington journalists and told them that Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame, was an undercover CIA agent who had worked in Niger. [see Jul 14]
    (Econ, 8/21/04, p.28)(SFC, 7/16/05, p.A4)

2003        Jul 9, Karl Rove, senior advisor to Pres. Bush, spoke with syndicated columnist Robert Novak about diplomat Joseph Wilson and his wife Valerie Plame. About this same time Rove also spoke with Matthew Cooper, Time’s White House correspondent, and mentioned Wilson and Plame. In 2006 Novak acknowledged that 3 administration sources, including Rove and CIA spokesman Bill Harlow, had provided him information.
    (SFC, 7/16/05, p.A4)(SFC, 12/12/05, p.A3)(SFC, 7/12/06, p.A3)

2003        Jul 11, CIA Director George Tenet took blame for Pres. Bush's State of the Union discredited claim that uranium from Africa had been shipped to Iraq.
    (SFC, 7/18/03, p.A14)

2003        Jul 14, Columnist Robert Novak identified Valerie Plame as a CIA officer. Joseph Wilson, former American ambassador, had earlier alleged (July 6) that Pres. Bush had falsely accused Iraq of trying to buy uranium from Niger. Two White House officials soon called at least 6 Washington journalists and told them that Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame, was an undercover CIA agent who had worked in Niger. In 2006 Richard Armitage, former Deputy Sec. of State, said he had confessed to the FBI on Oct 1, 2003, that he told Robert Novak about Valerie Plame during a July 8, 2003, meeting.
    (Econ, 8/21/04, p.28)(SFC, 10/14/04, p.A4)(SFC, 7/16/05, p.A4)(SFC, 8/29/06, p.A2)

2003        Aug 12, The FBI arrested Hemant Lakhani, an Indian-born British arms dealer, in a sting operation in New Jersey and foiled a contrived plot aimed at smuggling a shoulder-fired missile for some $80,000 to US-based terrorists. It involved cooperation between the intelligence services of the US and Russia.
    (AP, 8/13/03)(WSJ, 8/13/03, p.A1)(SFC, 8/14/03, p.A3)

2003        Sep 29, US The Justice Department launched a full-blown criminal investigation into who leaked the name of CIA officer Valerie Plame, the wife of ex-Ambassador Joseph Wilson, and President Bush the next day directed his White House staff to cooperate fully.
    (AP, 9/30/03)(WSJ, 10/1/03, p.A1)(SFC, 10/4/03, p.A3)

2003        Sep 30, The FBI began a full-scale criminal investigation into whether White House officials had illegally leaked the identity of undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame.
    (AP, 9/30/08)

2003        Sep, Abd al-Rahim Al Nashiri, a Saudi national later sent to Guantanamo Bay, was detained and abused in Romania at a secret US prison. His detention continued to Oct. 2005. Romania later denied hosting such CIA facilities.
    (AP, 5/31/18)

2003        Oct 25, In Afghanistan CIA operatives William Carlson, 43, of Southern Pines, N.C., and Christopher Glenn Mueller, 32, of San Diego were ambushed and killed near the village in Shkin in Paktika province while "tracking terrorists."
    (AP, 10/29/03)

2003        Oct, Donald Rumsfeld approved a CIA request to hold a suspected Iraqi terrorist in secret and shield his detention from the Red Cross.
    (WSJ, 6/17/04, p.A1)

2003        Dec 31, Security forces boarded a bus in Macedonia and snatched a German citizen named Khaled el-Masri (b.1963). For the next five months, el-Masri was a ghost. Only a select group of CIA officers knew he had been whisked to a secret prison for interrogation in Afghanistan. He was the wrong guy. El-Masri was dumped in Albania in a remote hillside on May 28, 2004, without explanation or apology. Five months later Germany withdrew warrants for the arrest of 13 CIA agents. In 2012 el-Masri took his case to Europe’s human rights court.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalid_El-Masri)(AP, 2/9/11)(SSFC, 3/6/11, p.F6)(SFC, 5/17/12, p.A4)

2003        Dec, Dennis Montgomery, a California computer programmer, reported that hidden in the crawl bars broadcast by Al Jazeera, someone had planted information about specific American-bound flights from Britain, France and Mexico that were hijacking targets. CIA officials rushed the information to Pres. Bush, who ordered those flights to be turned around or grounded before they could enter American airspace. Montgomery had patented computer codes that he claimed could find terrorist plots hidden in broadcasts of Al Jazeera. His codes were later believed to be fake. In 2011 Montgomery faced charges of trying to pass $1.8 million in bad checks at Las Vegas casinos.
    (SSFC, 2/20/11, p.A8)(http://tinyurl.com/5rur55y)

2004        Jan 28, David Kay, former head of the CIA's weapons search team in Iraq, told Congress no weapons of mass destruction had been found and that prewar intelligence was "almost all wrong." In 2007 Bob Drogin authored “Curveball: Spies, Lies, and the Con Man Who Caused a War." Curveball was the code name for an Iraqi chemical engineer who turned up in Germany in 1999 and served as the source for Iraq’s chemical and biological weapons pro-grams. In 2011 Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, identified as the informer called "Curveball," said he is proud that he lied about his country developing mobile biological warfare labs.
    (SSFC, 4/11/04, p.A22)(WSJ, 10/13/07, p.W8)(Econ, 11/3/07, p.100)(AP, 2/16/11)

2004        Feb 12, Behrooz Sarshar, an Iranian emigre in his mid-sixties and former FBI translator, stated he was forced to retire from the FBI (in November 2002) after a two-and-a-half year OPR investigation in which he was accused of talking about FBI matters with non-FBI people.

2004        Mar 12, An FBI proposal was made public to require all broadband Internet providers to support easy wiretapping.
    (SFC, 3/13/04, p.C2)

2004        May 6, The US FBI, using fingerprint evidence, arrested Oregon lawyer Brandon Mayfield as part of the investigation into the Madrid, Spain, train bombings. The bureau later said Mayfield's arrest had been a mistake, and apologized. In 2006 the US government agreed to pay Mayfield $2 million to settle a lawsuit.
    (AP, 5/6/05)(SFC, 11/30/06, p.A7)

2004        May 26, The FBI issued an alert warning of a possible major terrorist attack in the US this summer. Photos of 7 suspects were released.
    (SFC, 5/26/04, p.A1)(SFC, 5/27/04, p.A1)

2004        Mar, The US CIA worked closely with Moammar Gadhafi's intelligence services in the rendition of terror suspects to Libya for interrogation as revealed by documents uncovered in 2011. The documents appear to be American correspondence to Libyan officials to arrange for the rendition of Abdel-Hakim Belhaj (nom de guerre, Abdullah al-Sadiq), a leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) with links to al-Qaida. Belhadj later claimed to have been tortured by CIA agents at a secret prison, then returned to Libya. Belhaj was detained in Thailand and transferred to Tripoli, where he spent years in prison. In 2013 he sued the British government over its alleged role in his detention and rendition offered to settle for 3 pounds ($4.50) and an apology.
    (AP, 9/3/11)(Econ, 9/10/11, p.62)(AP, 3/4/13)

2004        Jun 3, Pres. Bush said CIA Director George Tenet, has resigned for personal reasons.
    (AP, 6/3/04)

2004        Jun 3, FBI Director Robert Mueller proposed the creation of an intelligence service within the FBI with clear authority over all FBI activities.
    (SFC, 6/4/04, A5)

2004        Aug 10, Pres. Bush nominated Porter J. Goss, Florida Republican congressman, to head the CIA. Goss spent most of his career as a clandestine operative in Latin America.
    (AP, 8/11/04)(WSJ, 8/11/04, p.A1)

2004         Nov 4, John H. Waller (b.1923), CIA official and historian, died. His books included “Beyond the Khyber Pass: The Road to British Disaster in the First Afghan War" (1990).
    (SSFC, 11/7/04, p.A23)

2004        Nov 12, John McLaughlin, deputy director of the CIA, resigned after a series of confrontations over the past week between senior operations officials and Patrick Murray, the CIA Director Porter J. Goss's new chief of staff. The riff left the agency in turmoil.
    (SFC, 11/13/04, p.A6)

2004        Nov 15, Top CIA officials, Stephen Kappes and Michael Sulick announced their resignations after reported disputes with new Director Peter J. Goss.
    (SFC, 11/16/04, p.A1)

2004        Dec 8, The US Senate approved an intelligence restructure bill. The legislation called for a new director of national intelligence.
    (SFC, 12/9/04, p.A3)

2004        Victor Cherkashin, former KGB chief at the Soviet embassy in Washington, authored “Spy Handler: The True Story of the Man Who Recruited Robert Hanssen and Aldrich Ames."
    (WSJ, 12/30/04, p.D8)

2004        Richard Gid Powers authored “Broken: The Troubled Past and Uncertain Future of the FBI."
    (WSJ, 10/27/04, p.A1)

2004        The CIA hired Blackwater USA as part of a secret program to locate and assassinate top operatives of Al-Qaida. Blackwater of North Carolina, later renamed Xe Services, helped with planning, training and surveillance until the unsuccessful program was cancelled.
    (SFC, 8/20/09, p.A2)

2005        Jan 14, The US Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General released an unclassified summary of its investigation into the March, 2002, termination of Sibel Edmonds. She had discovered and reported several problems inside the FBI, including shoddy translation work, a large backlog of untranslated documents and employees with questionable alliances. The report concluded that Edmonds was fired for reporting serious security breaches and misconduct in the agency's translation program, and that many of her allegations were supported.

2005        Jan 19, It was reported that the FBI had shelved its surveillance technology, once know as Carnivore and later renamed DCS-1000, and switched to unspecified commercial software to eavesdrop on computer traffic.
    (SFC, 1/19/05, p.A3)

2005        Jan 24, Jeffrey Royer, former FBI agent, and Anthony Elgindy, Internet penny stock advisor, were convicted for mining government computers for confidential information to manipulate stocks.
    (SFC, 1/25/05, p.E3)

2005        Jan, Lindsay Moran authored “Blowing My Cover: My Life As a CIA Spy."
    (WSJ, 2/4/05, p.W12)

2005        Feb, Lithuania began hosting a secret CIA detention facility and continued to March 2006, where Abu Zubaydah, a Palestinian suspected of being a planner for the Sept. 11 attacks, was detained. Romania later denied hosting such CIA facilities. A 2009 investigation in Lithuania concluded that the country's intelligence agency helped the CIA set up two small detention centers there, but did not determine whether the facilities were actually used in the interrogation of terrorism suspects.
    (AP, 5/31/18)

2005        Jun 30, Time editor Norman Pearlstein agreed to hand over notes relating to the CIA-leak probe. The next day Lawrence O’Donnell broke the story that the e-mails that Time turned over to the prosecutor that day reveal that Karl Rove is the source Matt Cooper is protecting.  [see Jul 14, 2003, Sep 29, 2003]
    (WSJ, 7/1/05, p.A1)(http://tinyurl.com/83v7r)(SSFC, 7/3/05, p.A8)

2005        Jul 6, NY Times reporter Judith Miller was jailed for refusing to name her CIA-leak source (2003) for a never-written article on CIA officer Valerie Plame.
    (WSJ, 7/6/05, p.A1)

2005        Jul 20, A Milan prosecutor sought arrest warrants for six more purported CIA operatives, accusing them of helping plan the kidnapping of an Egyptian radical Muslim cleric.
    (AP, 7/20/05)

2005        Jul, Carlos Enrique Perez-Melara, a student from El Salvador, was indicted for selling spyware. He had created and sold an $89 program called Loverspy for users to help catch cheating lovers. In 2013 Perez-Melara (33) was added to the FBI’s most wanted cybercriminals list.
    (SFC, 11/8/13, p.A16)

2005        Admiral Stansfield Turner, former CIA chief (1977-1980) authored “Burn Before Reading," an examination of how American presidents have interacted with their intelligence chiefs.
    (WSJ, 10/11/05, p.D8)

2005        The US CIA destroyed at least 2 videotapes documenting the interrogation of 2 al-Qaida operatives, including Abu Zubaydah, dating back to 2002. CIA lawyers had told federal prosecutors in 2003 and 2005 that the CIA did not possess recordings of interrogations. The tapes were destroyed at the order of Jose Rodriquez Jr., head of the CIA’s clandestine service. In 2010 it was made public that Porter J. Goss, director of the CIA at the time, approved the Rodriguez decision shortly after the tapes were destroyed.
    (SFC, 12/7/07, p.A6)(SFC, 4/16/10, p.A12)

2006        Apr 20, The CIA fired Mary McCarthy, a top intelligence analyst, who admitted leaking classified information about a network of secret CIA prisons. She had provided information that contributed to a Washington Post story last year disclosing secret US prisons in Eastern Europe.
    (AP, 4/22/06)

2006        Apr 26, EU Parliament investigators said the CIA has conducted more than 1,000 undeclared flights over European territory since 2001, a clear violation of an international treaty.
    (AP, 4/26/06)

2006        May 8, The White House said it will nominate General Michael Hayden to run the CIA and defended the move to name a top military officer to run the civilian intelligence agency.
    (AFP, 5/8/06)

2006        May 26, US Air Force General Michael Hayden won confirmation to be the 20th CIA director in a 78-15 Senate vote.
    (AP, 5/26/07)

2006        May 30, US Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden was sworn in as CIA director. He had directed US National Security Agency (NSA) from 1999-2005. Hayden continued as CIA director to early 2009.
    (AP, 5/30/07)(SSFC, 11/25/18, p.A13)

2006        Jun 7, Swiss senator Dick Marty, the head of an investigation into alleged CIA clandestine prisons, said 14 European nations colluded with US intelligence in a "spider's web" of secret flights and detention centers that violated international human rights law.
    (AP, 6/7/06)

2006        Jun 22, In Florida FBI agents arrested 7 people in the Liberty City area of Miami in connection with a nascent plot to attack the Sears Tower and federal buildings in south Florida. Narseal Batiste (32), the alleged ringleader, called the group “Seas of David." In 2009 five Miami men were convicted of plotting to start an anti-government insurrection by destroying Chicago's Sears Tower and bombing FBI offices. One man was acquitted.
    (SFC, 6/23/06, p.A10)(Econ, 7/1/06, p.26)(AP, 5/12/09)

2006        Dec, The US Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba opened the secret Camp 7 for prisoners previously held in a network of clandestine CIA detention facilities, where they were subjected to brutal interrogation techniques. Camp 7 was closed in 2021.
    (SFC, 4/6/21, p.A6)

2006        James Risen authored “State of War." One chapter recounted botched efforts by the CIA during the Clinton administration to to trick Iranian scientists. In 2010 former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling was accused of being Risen’s source. Sterling was indicted on Espionage Act charges.
    (SFC, 7/20/13, p.A6)

2007        Feb 13, Brent Wilkes, a former CIA official, was indicted on corruption charges related to ex-Congressman Randy Cunningham and defense contractors.
    (SFC, 2/14/07, p.A3)
2007        Feb 13, David Passaro, a former CIA contract employee, was sentenced to 8 ½ years in prison for beating Afghan detainee Abdul Wali in July, 2003. Wali died 48 hours after interrogation.
    (SFC, 2/14/07, p.A3)

2007        Feb 16, An Italian judge indicted 26 Americans and five Italians in the abduction of an Egyptian terror suspect on a Milan street in what would be the first criminal trial stemming from the CIA's extraordinary rendition program.
    (AP, 2/16/07)

2007        Mar 9, In Iran Robert Levinson, a retired FBI agent, disappeared from the island of Kish, a free trade zone. Levinson retired from the FBI in 1998 and became a private investigator. He was investigating cigarette smuggling in early 2007, and his family has said that effort took him to Iran. In 2010 the AP confirmed Levinson’s ties to the CIA. In late 2010 his family received proof that the father of seven was alive. In 2015 the US offered a $5 million reward to find Levinson. Levinson's family received a $2.5 million annuity from the CIA in order to stop a lawsuit revealing details of his work, while the agency forced out three veteran analysts and disciplined seven others. In 2019 Iran acknowledged for the first time it has an open case before its Revolutionary Court over the disappearance Levinson.
    (AP, 3/4/11)(AFP, 3/4/11)(SFC, 12/14/13, p.A5)(Reuters, 3/9/15)(AP, 11/9/19)

2007        Mar 9, The top two US law enforcement officials acknowledged the FBI broke the law to secretly pry out personal information about Americans. They apologized and vowed to prevent further illegal intrusions.
    (AP, 3/10/07)

2007        Apr 3, An AP investigation said CIA and FBI agents hunting for al-Qaida militants in the Horn of Africa have been interrogating terrorism suspects from 19 countries held at secret prisons in Ethiopia, which is notorious for torture and abuse.
    (AP, 4/3/07)

2007        Jun 8, A European investigator issued a report saying the CIA ran secret prisons in Poland and Romania from 2003 to 2005 to interrogate detainees in the war on terror.
    (AP, 6/8/07)
2007        Jun 8, In Italy the first trial involving the CIA's extraordinary rendition program opened in the absence of all 26 American defendants accused of kidnapping an Egyptian terrorist suspect.
    (AP, 6/8/07)

2007        Jun 27, A Swiss investigator said European governments have built a "wall of silence" surrounding their complicity with a CIA program that included holding terrorist suspects in secret jails.
    (AP, 6/27/07)

2007        Jul 19, A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by former CIA operative Valerie Plame, who was demanding money from Bush administration officials she blamed for leaking her agency identity.
    (AP, 7/19/08)

2007        Jul 24, Chinese officials said the FBI and Chinese police have busted two software piracy gangs and seized programs worth an estimated $500 million in a joint campaign that began in 2005.
    (AP, 7/24/07)

2007        Sep 6, FBI agents arrested 12 people, including 11 public officials, in New Jersey on charges of taking bribes in exchange for influencing the awarding of public contracts. Mims Hackett Jr., mayor of Orange, was among those arrested.
    (SFC, 9/7/07, p.A3)(WSJ, 5/27/08, p.A2)

2007        Oct 15, Ernest Withers (b.1922), African American freelance photographer, died. In 2012 the FBI admitted that had served as an informant, revealing a 14-year history between the noted civil rights photographer and the agency.
    (SFC, 7/5/12, p.A6)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Withers)

2007        Nov 19, The FBI reported hate crime incidents rose nearly 8 percent in 2006.
    (AP, 11/19/08)

2007        Dec 7, US Congressional Democrats demanded a full Justice Department investigation into whether the CIA had obstructed justice by destroying videotapes documenting the harsh 2002 interrogations of two alleged terrorists.
    (AP, 12/7/08)

2007        Dec 11, The US Senate Intelligence Committee took closed-door testimony from CIA Director Michael Hayden on how videotapes of terror suspect interrogations were made, then destroyed.
    (AP, 12/11/08)

2007        Joseph Dominick Pistone (b.1939), alias Donnie Brasco, authored “Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business." Pistone, a former FBI agent, worked undercover for six years infiltrating the Bonanno family and to a lesser extent the Colombo Family, branches of the Mafia in NYC.

2007        Tim Weiner authored “Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA."
    (WSJ, 1/14/07, p.P8)

2008        Jan 16, CIA analyst Tom Donahue disclosed that criminals have been able to hack into computer systems via the Internet and cut power to several cities outside the US. He offered few specifics on what actually went wrong.

2008        Feb 12, In Syria Imad Mughniyeh (45), the suspected mastermind of dramatic attacks on the US Embassy and US Marine barracks that killed hundreds of Americans in Lebanon in the 1980s, died in a car bombing. Hezbollah and its Iranian backers blamed Israel for the killing. Israel denied involvement and said it was looking into the death. Mughniyeh, a Lebanese Shia, was recruited by Ali Hassan Salameh (d.1979), the chief of operations officer of Black September. In 2015 the Washington Post reported that the CIA and Israel's spy agency Mossad were behind the plot.
    (AP, 2/13/08)(Econ, 6/7/14, p.88)(AFP, 1/31/15)

2008        May 18, A Yemeni-American on the FBI's Most Wanted list of terror suspects was jailed in Yemen after an appeals court upheld his 10-year prison sentence. Jaber Elbaneh has been accused of belonging to al-Qaida, convicted of plots to attack oil installations in Yemen and of involvement in a 2002 attack on the French tanker Limburg off Yemen's coast that killed one person. On November 8 Elbaneh’s sentence was cut to 5 years after winning an appeal.
    (AP, 5/19/08)(AP, 11/8/08)

2008        May 30, In Florida 2 veteran police officers were charged with providing protection for purported shipments of cocaine and stolen goods in what was actually an undercover FBI operation.
    (AP, 5/30/08)

2008        Aug, In Puerto Rico FBI agents and police officers launched the late-night raid in the city of Carolina to free a Dominican man. Police say kidnappers were holding him in the trunk of a car and demanding $650,000 in ransom. A Puerto Rican policeman was killed by “friendly fire" during the gunbattle with kidnappers. In 2009 authorities charged FBI agent Jared Hewitt with negligent homicide for shooting 12-year police veteran Orlando Gonzalez Ortiz.
    (AP, 8/7/09)

2008        Sep 17, A CIA missile strike in South Waziristan killed 6 people as US Adm. Mike Mullen assured Pakistan’s leaders that the US respects Pakistan’s sovereignty.
    (SFC, 9/19/08, p.A6)

2008        Sep 29, Kyle Dustin Foggo (53), former executive director of the CIA, pleaded guilty to defrauding the government. His guilty plea to a single charge wiped out 27 additional counts. The case was linked to the corruption scandal involving Randy Cunningham, former Republican congressman from San Diego. In 2009 Foggo was sentenced to 37 months in prison.
    (SFC, 9/30/08, p.A3)(SFC, 2/27/09, p.A5)

2008        Sep, From Algeria Andrew Warren, a CIA station chief and a convert to Islam, was sent back to the United States after two women came forward with charges of rape after lacing their drinks with a drug.
    (AP, 1/29/09)(SFC, 7/1/09, p.A4)

2008        Oct 2, The US FBI arrested Puerto Rico Sen. Jorge de Castro Font (45) for providing political favors in exchange for cash and services totaling roughly half a million dollars. He was indicted by a federal grand jury on 31 criminal counts including bribery, wire fraud and money laundering.
    (AP, 10/2/08)

2008        Oct 27, An FBI spokesman said 642 arrests in 29 cities were made last week during a 3-day sting operation, Operation Cross Country II, focusing on people who forced teens into prostitution. 100 adults were arrested in the SF Bay Area.
    (SFC, 10/28/08, p.B1)

2008        Nov 19, An FBI agent was shot and killed while serving a warrant at a home near Pittsburgh. A roundup of drug suspects was happening in the greater Pittsburgh area.
    (AP, 11/19/08)

2008        Dec 18, W. Mark Felt (95), former FBI second-in-command, died. He revealed himself as "Deep Throat" in 2005, 30 years after he tipped off reporters to the Watergate scandal that toppled Pres. Nixon.
    (AP, 12/19/08)

2008        John Diamond authored “The CIA and the Culture of Failure: US Intelligence From the end of the Cold War to the Invasion of Iraq."
    (SFC, 9/7/08, Books p.1)
2008        Hugh Wilford authored “The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America," an account of the CIA’s post war front groups.
    (WSJ, 1/23/08, p.D8)

2009        Jan 5, Pres. Elect Obama named William Panetta (70) to head the CIA.
    (SFC, 1/6/09, p.A1)

2009        Feb 23, The FBI said it has rescued more than 45 suspected teenage prostitutes, some as young as 13, in a nationwide 3-night sweep, Operation Cross Country, to remove kids from the illegal sex trade and punish their accused pimps.
    (AP, 2/23/09)

2009        Mar 2, The Obama administration threw open the curtain on years of Bush-era secrets, revealing anti-terror memos that claimed exceptional search-and-seizure powers and divulging that the CIA destroyed nearly 100 videotapes of interrogations and other treatment of terror suspects.
    (AP, 3/2/09)

2009        Mar 6, The CIA destroyed a dozen videotapes of harsh interrogations of terror suspects, according to documents filed in a lawsuit over the government's treatment of detainees. The 12 tapes were part of a larger collection of 92 videotapes of terror suspects that the CIA destroyed. The extent of the tape destruction was disclosed through a suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union against the government.
    (AP, 3/7/09)

2009        Mar 11, Italy's highest court sided with the government and threw out key evidence in an alleged CIA kidnapping of an Egyptian terrorism suspect in Italy, dealing a blow to the trial of 26 Americans charged in the case.
    (AP, 3/11/09)

2009        Mar 15, Richard Masato Aoki (b.1938), former Japanese-American FBI informant (1961-1977) and early member of the Black Panthers (1967), died in Oakland, Ca., from complications relating to diabetes. He had given the Panthers some of their first guns.
    (SFC, 8/20/12, p.A1)(http://tinyurl.com/9g5u4zn)(SFC, 9/8/12, p.C2)

2009        Apr 2, In Puerto Rico FBI agents and police arrested at least 35 suspects in an alleged drug trafficking ring blamed for seven murders.
    (AP, 4/2/09)

2009        Apr 9, FBI hostage negotiators joined US Navy efforts to free an American ship captain held captive on a lifeboat by Somali pirates. A US destroyer and a spy plane kept close watch in the high-seas standoff near the Horn of Africa.
    (AP, 4/9/09)

2009        Apr 15, In Washington, DC, the FBI arrested Walter Kendall Myers (72) and his wife, Gwendolyn (71), for spying. For three decades, Myers and his wife had shuffled secrets to their Cuban contacts. Kendall Myers first worked for the State Department as a lecturer at the Foreign Service Institute and later as a European analyst in the department's intelligence arm, the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, from 2000 until his retirement in October 2007. On Nov 20 Myers and his wife pleaded guilty to serving as covert agents since 1979. Myers agreed to serve life in prison and his wife agreed to serve 6-7½ years.
    (AP, 6/6/09)(SFC, 11/21/09, p.A4)

2009        Apr 16, President Barack Obama announced his decision not to prosecute CIA operatives who used interrogation practices described by many as torture. He condemned the aggressive techniques, including waterboarding, shackling and stripping, used on terror suspects while promising not to legally pursue the perpetrators.
    (AP, 4/17/09)

2009        Jun 23, CIA director Leon Panetta, learned of a nascent CIA counterterrorism program within the CIA, terminated it and the next day called an emergency meeting with the House and Senate Intelligence committees to inform them of the program and that it was canceled. Former Vice President Dick Cheney had directed the CIA in 2001 not to inform Congress about the nascent counterterrorism program, which developed plans to dispatch small teams to kill senior Al-Qaida terrorists.
    (AP, 7/12/09)(SFC, 7/14/09, p.A4)

2009        Sep 23, In Illinois Michael Finton (29) was arrested in Springfield after federal officials said he attempted to detonate what he believed to be explosives in a van in Springfield. The FBI had provided the decoy devices.
    (SFC, 9/26/09, p.A6)

2009        Oct 13, It was reported that the FBI has begun using facial-recognition technology on millions of motorists comparing driver’s license photos with pictures of convicts. The project in North Carolina had already helped nab at least one suspect.
    (SFC, 10/13/09, p.A6)

2009        Oct 19, American scientists Stewart D. Nozette (52) of Chevy Chase, Md., was arrested for attempted espionage after passing classified information to an undercover FBI agent posing as an Israeli intelligence operative. In 2011 Nozette pleaded guilty to espionage and agreed to a 13-year prison term.
    (SFC, 10/21/09, p.A5)(SFC, 9/8/11, p.A8)

2009        Oct 21, Lithuanian lawmakers demanded an investigation into allegations that the CIA had established a prison there for al-Qaida suspects. Leaders have denied that Lithuania had hosted clandestine detention centers.
    (SFC, 10/22/09, p.A2)

2009        Oct 27, The NY Times reported that the brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been getting regular payments from the Central Intelligence Agency. The paper said Ahmed Wali Karzai is a suspected player in Afghanistan's opium trade and has been paid by the CIA over the past eight years for services that included helping to recruit an Afghan paramilitary force that operates at the CIA's direction in and around the southern city of Kandahar. Ahmed Wali Karzai denied reports that he has received regular payments from the CIA for much of the past eight years.
    (Reuters, 10/28/09)(AP, 10/28/09)

2009        Oct 31, In Canada 2 men sought by the FBI and linked to a Detroit Muslim leader killed by US authorities were arrested in Windsor, Ontario. Mohammad Al-Sahli (33) and Yassir Ali Kahn (30) were wanted by the FBI for conspiracy to commit federal crimes.
    (Reuters, 10/31/09)

2009        Nov 4, An Italian judge found 23 Americans and two Italians guilty in the kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect, delivering the first legal convictions anywhere in the world against people involved in the CIA's extraordinary renditions program. The Americans and Italian agents were accused of kidnapping Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, on Feb. 17, 2003, in Milan, then transferring him to U.S. bases in Italy and Germany.
    (AP, 11/5/09)

2009        Nov 5, Lithuania's parliament voted to investigate allegations that the Baltic state hosted a secret CIA prison for al Qaeda suspects.
    (Reuters, 11/5/09)

2009        Dec 4, The New York Times reported that the White House has authorized the CIA to expand the use of unmanned aerial drones in Pakistan to track down and strike suspected Taliban and Al-Qaeda members.
    (AFP, 12/4/09)

2009        Dec 22, Lithuania said it may have hosted two 'war on terror' lock-ups used by American agents to interrogate suspected Al-Qaeda members. Arvydas Anusauskas, the head of an inquiry commission, said the first project was developed from 2002 and that a 2nd site was created in 2004. The probe found that five CIA-linked aircraft landed on Lithuanian soil from 2003 to 2006. Two touched down in Vilnius on February 3, 2003, and October 6, 2005. In the second case, border guards were barred from checking the plane. Three other aircraft landed at Palanga, on the Baltic coast, around 330 km from Vilnius, on January 2 and February 18, 2005, and March 25, 2006.
    (AFP, 12/22/09)

2009        Dec 30, In Afghanistan bombings killed 14 people, including 8 Americans and an Afghan in a suicide attack at a CIA base at the edge of eastern Khost city, and 4 Canadian soldiers and a journalist by a roadside bomb in the southern Kandahar province. CIA employees were believed to be among the victims. An airstrike by international forces killed and wounded civilians in Helmand province. Suspected Taliban militants kidnapped two French journalists working for France's public television broadcaster and three Afghan companions in eastern Kapisa province.
    (AP, 12/31/09)(AFP, 12/31/09)

2009        Dec 31, In northwest Pakistan a suspected US missile strike near Mir Ali hit a house and killed 3 people. In 2010 a Pakistani tribesman sought 500 million dollars in compensation from the CIA after his son and brother were killed in the drone attack. In 2015 a judge ordered criminal charges to be filed against former acting general counsel John Rizzo and ex-station chief Jonathan Bank.
    (AP, 1/1/10)(AFP, 11/29/10)(SFC, 4/8/15, p.A3)

2009         The US shut down a $24 million off the books intelligence-gathering program to track down suspected insurgent leaders in Afghanistan. The CIA and some military officials had complained that Michael Furlong, a senior Defense Dept. official, had hired contractors to run the program.
    (SFC, 3/24/10, p.A7)

2009        Juanita Castro 76 authored "Fidel and Raul, My Brothers, the Secret History." It was co-written with Mexican journalist Maria Antonieta Collins. From 1961-1964 she collaborated with the US CIA against her brothers' rule before going into exile in Miami.
    (Reuters, 10/26/09)

2010        Feb 16, Pakistani intelligence officials said the Taliban's top military commander has been arrested in a joint CIA-Pakistani operation. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the group's No. 2 leader behind Afghan Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar and a close associate of Osama bin Laden, was captured 10 days ago in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi.
    (AP, 2/16/10)

2010        Mar 28, US federal agents in Ohio arrested 2 members of Hutaree, a Christian militia group “preparing for end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive." A 3rd person was arrested the next day in Indiana as part of an investigation led by the FBI in Michigan.
    (SFC, 3/29/10, p.A6)

2010        May, US undercover FBI agent 4599, portraying himself as a La Cosa Nostra member, was introduced to Raymond “Shrimp Boy" Chow, a SF Chinatown gangster who had claimed to have gone straight. This led to indictments of gun trafficking and bribery in 2014 against Chow, California state Sen. Leland Yee and 24 others.
    (SFC, 3/28/14, p.A8)

2010        Jun 10, In Puerto Rico Jose Claudio Montes, also known as "Chiki Bazooka," was captured by the FBI inside a housing project where he allegedly controlled the trade of heroin, cocaine and marijuana. 532 pounds (241kg) of cocaine was seized hidden on a pleasure craft named "La Burla" — Spanish for "Mockery." It was intercepted off Puerto Rico's west coast. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested the two Puerto Rican men and one Dominican man aboard.
    (AP, 6/11/10)

2010        Jun 23, An industry source said the CIA has hired Xe Services, formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, to guard facilities in Afghanistan and elsewhere. The contract was said to be worth about $100 million.
    (SFC, 6/24/10, p.A6)

2010        Jun 28, The FBI announced the arrests of 10 alleged deep cover Russian agents after tracking the suspects for years. They were accused of attempting to infiltrate US policymaking circles while posing as ordinary citizens. All 10 were charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government without notifying the US attorney general. The offense carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison. An 11th person allegedly involved in the Russian spy ring  was arrested the next day in Cyprus. A Russian spy couple lived in Canada and were models for the TV show "The Americans." In 2019 their son, Alexander Vavilov, was allowed to keep his Canadian citizenship.
    (AP, 6/29/10)(SFC, 12/21/19, p.A2)

2010        Jul 13, A US law enforcement official said the FBI's investigation into a Russian spy ring that operated in the United States has resulted in another Russian being detained, and he soon will be deported.
    (Reuters, 7/13/10)

2010        Jul 18, In Slovenia a cyber mastermind, suspected of creating a malicious software code that infected 12 million computers worldwide and orchestrating other huge cyber scams, was arrested and questioned. His arrest came about five months after Spanish police broke up the massive cyber scam, arresting three of the alleged ringleaders who operated the Mariposa botnet, which stole credit cards and online banking credentials. On July 28 the FBI later said that a 23-year old Slovene known as Iserdo was picked up in Maribor, after lengthy investigation by Slovenian police, FBI and Spanish authorities. The FBI also identified, for the first time, the three individuals arrested in connection with the case in Spain: Florencio Carro Ruiz, known as "Netkairo;" Jonathan Pazos Rivera, known as "Jonyloleante;" and Juan Jose Bellido Rios, known as "Ostiator.
    (AP, 7/28/10)

2010        Aug 18, CIA Director Leon Panetta said the CIA is opening a counterproliferation center to combat the spread of dangerous weapons and technology, a move that comes as Iran is on the verge of fueling up a new nuclear power plant.
    (AP, 8/18/10)

2010        Aug 21, Roland Haas (58), a Georgia-based former Army Reserve intelligence officer, was found dead from a gunshot wound that pierced his femoral artery. In 2007 Haas had authored “Enter the Past Tense: My Secret Life as a CIA Assassin." Several former CIA officials denounced the book as a hoax.
    (SFC, 8/26/10, p.A10)

2010        Aug 27, The Washington Post reported that the CIA is making payments to a significant number of officials in Afghan President Hamid Karzai's administration. The Post also cited a former CIA official as saying that the CIA payments to Afghan officials were necessary because "the head of state is not going to tell you everything" and because Karzai often seems unaware of moves that members of his own government make.
    (Reuters, 8/27/10)

2010        Sep 17, In New Mexico scientist Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni (75) and his wife Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni (67), who both once worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory, were arrested after an FBI sting operation. They were charged with offering to help develop a nuclear weapon for Venezuela.
    (AP, 9/18/10)

2010        Sep 20, Libya's daily Oea newspaper reported that Douglas O'Reilly, a Canadian man, was detained after meeting a US diplomat suspected of being a CIA agent. He was detained on suspicion of spying on a planned BP offshore drilling project. O'Reilly claimed to be an archaeologist seeking to warn of the BP project's potential impact on archaeological sites. O'Reilly was given freedom to leave Libya on Sep 22.
    (AP, 9/21/10)(AP, 9/22/10)

2010        Sep 22, A US official in Washington confirmed reports that the CIA is running an all-Afghan paramilitary group in Afghanistan that has been hunting al-Qaida, Taliban, and other militant targets for the agency. A security professional in Kabul familiar with the operation said the 3,000-strong force was set up in 2002 to capture targets for CIA interrogation.
    (AP, 9/22/10)

2010        Sep, The FBI and its counterparts in Ukraine, the Netherlands and Britain took down a cyber-theft ring they first got wind of in May 2009 when a financial services firm tipped the bureau's Omaha, Neb., office to suspicious transactions. Since then, the FBI's Operation Trident Breach has uncovered losses of $14 million and counting.
    (AP, 11/22/10)

2010        Oct 6, In Puerto Rico FBI agents began arresting police officers accused of corruption. Local newspaper El Nuevo Dia reported that police and corrections officers were among 133 people named in the federal indictments, yet to be opened.
    (AP, 10/6/10)

2010        Oct 21, In Oregon a former Bend police captain and his wife, who have been under investigation by the FBI and IRS over their real estate dealings in Oregon and Indiana, were indicted on fraud charges. Kevin (56) and Tamara (47) "Tami" Sawyer were charged with 21 counts of various crimes that include conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering. Prosecutors claim the fraud cost investors more than $4.4 million.
    (AP, 10/23/10)

2010        Oct 22, In Virginia Glenn Shriver (28) of Detroit pleaded guilty to trying to get a job with the Central Intelligence Agency in order to spy for China and to hiding contacts and money he got from Chinese intelligence agents. Shriver acknowledged that he met with Chinese officials about 20 times beginning in 2004 and that he received a total of about $70,000 from Chinese intelligence officers. His plea agreement called for a sentence of 48 months in prison.
    (Reuters, 10/22/10)

2010        Oct 27, Farooque Ahmed, a Pakistani-born Virginia man, was arrested and charged with trying to help people posing as Al-Qaida operatives to bomb Washington-area subway stations. The plot was a bombing ruse by the FBI who monitored his activities the whole time.
    (SFC, 10/28/10, p.A8)

2010        Nov 22, The FBI raided three hedge funds in NYC as part of a sweeping investigation into insider trading.
    (Econ, 11/27/10, p.82)

2010        Dec 3, A US federal court search warrant said Navy Reserve Intelligence Officer Minkyu Martin (22) was under investigation for passing classified information to an FBI agent he thought was a foreign intelligence agent.
    {USA, Espionage, FBI}
    (http://cicentre.net/wordpress/index.php/tag/bryan-minkyu-martin/)(SFC, 12/7/10, p.A8)
2010        Dec 3, In Kenya two attacks in Nairobi killed three police officers. Police asked the US FBI for help and hoped that advanced forensics would determine whether the attacks were linked and if they were carried out by terrorists.
    (AP, 12/4/10)

2010        Dec 8, In Maryland federal authorities arrested Antonio Martinez (21) for attempting to blow up a military recruitment center in Catonsville, with what he thought was a vehicle bomb.
    (SFC, 12/9/10, p.A22)

2010        Dec 18, Pakistan's top spy agency denied that it helped unmask the CIA's station chief in Islamabad, dismissing speculation it was retaliating for a US lawsuit linking the Pakistani intelligence chief to the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India. The station chief in Islamabad has operated as a virtual military commander in the US war against al-Qaida and other militant groups hidden along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. His recall was made public a day earlier.
    (AP, 12/18/10)

2010        Bob Woodward authored “Obama’s Wars." In it he alleged that some 3,000 CIA operatives are active in the tribal regions of Pakistan.
    (Econ, 9/25/10, p.44)(Econ, 10/9/10, p.58)
2010        The US had 13.1 million arrests this year. Drug violations accounted for just over 1.6 million of the arrests according to FBI data released in 2011.
    (Econ, 9/24/11, p.40)
2010        In 2017 the New York Times reported that Chinese government "systematically dismantled" CIA spying operations in China starting late this year and killed or imprisoned at least a dozen CIA sources over the next two years.
    (AP, 5/21/17)

2011        Jan 20, US FBI agents dealt another major blow to New York's five Mafia crime families by arresting some 127 suspected mobsters throughout the Northeast on charges including murder, extortion and narcotics trafficking.
    (AP, 1/20/11)(Econ, 1/29/11, p.29)

2011        Feb 14, Iran’s security forces cut phone lines and blockaded the home of an Iranian opposition leader in attempts to stop him attending a planned rally in support of Egypt's uprising. Eyewitnesses reported sporadic clashes in central Tehran's Enghelab or Revolution square between security forces and opposition protesters. Turkish President Abdullah Gul, who is on a visit to Iran, urged governments in the Middle East to listen to the demands of their people. Student Sanee Zhaleh (26) was shot dead during the opposition rally. Authorities later announced the arrest today of an Iranian man allegedly working for the CIA.
    (AP, 2/14/11)(AP, 2/16/11)(AP, 2/24/11)

2011        Mar 16, Pakistan freed CIA contractor Raymond Allen Davis, who had shot and killed two Pakistani men, after the US paid $2.34 million in "blood money" to the victims' families. Davis, who was acquitted in court, claimed he acted in self-defense when he killed the two men on the street in the eastern city of Lahore.
    (AP, 3/16/11)

2011        Mar 30, US officials revealed that the CIA has sent small teams of operatives into rebel-held eastern Libya while the White House debates whether to arm the opposition. The British government said Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa had arrived in Britain from Tunisia and resigned.
    (AP, 3/31/11)

2011        Apr 8, In Texas Luis Posada Carriles (83), a Cuban native and former CIA agent, was acquitted of allegations that he lied during US immigration hearings. He had worked for decades to destabilize communist governments throughout Latin America and was often supported by Washington.
    (AP, 4/9/11)

2011        Apr 13, The US Justice Dept. and FBI said they have seized computers and filed a civil complaint in a bid to disable a malicious botnet system called Coreflood, which has operated for nearly a decade stealing personal passwords and private financial information. The civil complaint was against 13 John Doe defendants related to the Coreflood botnet.
    (SFC, 4/14/11, p.D6)

2011        Apr 19, Sony Corp. in the US noticed unauthorized activity on its network, and discovered that data had been transferred off the network the next day. The company's general counsel gave the FBI information about the breach on April 22.
    (AP, 5/4/11)

2011        Apr, Richmond, Ca., police officers Danny Harris (31) and Ray Thomas (34) quit following the report of an FBI probe regarding a security company they ran on the side. They had tried to frame their supervisor by having him lured into an extramarital affair and paid private investigator Christopher Butler $1,800 to create a video using a decoy. On March 7, 2012, Thomas admitted to his role in trying to thwart a federal grand jury’s inquiry into their business. On March 9 Harris pleaded guilty to buying firearms for young men at his security firm. On Aug 21 Harris was sentenced to 6 months in a half-way house. Thomas was sentenced to 6 months of home detention.
    (SFC, 2/29/12, p.C1)(SFC, 3/10/12, p.C2)(SFC, 8/22/12, p.C2)

2011        May 9, Pakistan met US demands for an inquiry into how Osama bin Laden lived for years under the noses of its military but refused to be blamed alone for Al-Qaeda or its mastermind. Pakistan’s spy agency gave the name of the CIA station chief to the Nation, a conservative daily newspaper.
    (AFP, 5/9/11)(SFC, 5/10/11, p.A3)

2011        May 21, Iran's Intelligence Ministry claimed that it has arrested at least 30 people allegedly linked to a CIA-run spy network in accusations that also could spill over into the country's deepening political power struggles.
    (AP, 5/21/11)

2011        May, Pakistani Dr. Shakeel Afridi, who helped the CIA track Osama bin Laden, was arrested by the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate three weeks after the May 2 Abbotabad raid. In October a government inquiry recommended that Afridi be charged with treason.
    (SFC, 10/7/11, p.A4)

2011        Jun 15, In another hacker attack, a group known as Lulz Security (LulzSec) was able to take down the public website of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The group announced the attack at 6pm by sending out a message on Twitter. Service was restored on the CIA site later in the evening, and sources at the agency said no sensitive files were breached.
            (Reuters, 6/15/11)

2011        Jun 20, British police arrested a man (19) suspected of hacking attacks on int’l. businesses and intelligence agencies. The arrest took place following a joint operation by its Internet crimes unit and the FBI. Police would not say whether the man is believed to be linked to either the Anonymous or Lulz Security (LulzSec) hacking collectives, which have called for "war" on governments that control the Internet and claimed responsibility for a string of high-profile attacks on targets such as Sony, the CIA web page and the US Senate computer system.
    (AP, 6/21/11)(SFC, 6/23/11, p.A2)

2011        Jun 22, Mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger (81) was captured near Los Angeles, along with longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig, after 16 years on the run that embarrassed the FBI and exposed the bureau's corrupt relationship with its underworld informants.
    (AP, 6/23/11)

2011        Jun, The FBI and Interpol conducted "Operation Hive," which resulted in the arrests of two Metulji operators in Bosnia and Slovenia. The world's biggest criminal botnet, that has enslaved tens of millions of computers across 172 countries, was named “Metulji," Slovenian for "butterfly."

2011        Jul 6, In Maryland the FBI arrested Mohammad Hassan Khalid (18), a high school honors student and legal immigrant from Pakistan, at his home near Baltimore for helping Colleen LaRose, aka “Jihad Jane," plot to kill Swedish artist Lars Vilks. LaRose (48) pleaded guilty this year to 4 federal charges. On May 4, 2012, Khalid pleaded guilty to helping LaRose. On April 17, 2014 Khalid was sentenced to five years in prison.
    (SFC, 10/21/11, p.A11)(SFC, 5/4/12, p.A5)(SFC, 4/18/14, p.A7)

2011        Sep 5, Pakistan military said intelligence officers working with the CIA in Quetta have arrested 3 members of al-Qaida including Younis al-Mauritani, a top operative believed to have been tasked by Osama bin Laden with targeting American economic interests around the world. It named the other two detainees as Abdul-Ghaffar al-Shami and Messara al-Shami.
    (AP, 9/5/11)

2011        Sep 6, Newly retired Gen. David Petraeus was sworn in as the 20th director of the CIA.
    (SFC, 9/7/11, p.A6)

2011        Sep 29, Amnesty Int’l. called on Lithuania to reopen its investigation into CIA prisons and the alleged torturing of terrorist suspects based on what they said was new evidence of a rendition flight to the Baltic state. A Boeing 727 allegedly carrying an al-Qaida suspect, Abu Zubaydah, landed in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius on Feb. 17, 2005, after taking off from Morocco and refueling in Jordan. Reprieve, a human rights organization, announced earlier this year that it had provided investigators with confidential information that Abu Zubaydah, a Palestinian repeatedly tortured by US investigators had been secretly imprisoned in Lithuania between 2004 and 2006.
    (AP, 9/29/11)

2011        Nov 21, US officials said Hezbollah has partially unraveled the CIA’s spy network in Lebanon. Several foreign spies working for the CIA were reported captured by Hezbollah in recent months.
    (SFC, 11/22/11, p.A4)

2011        Nov 24, Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported that Iran has arrested 12 agents of the American Central Intelligence Agency. Parviz Sorouri, a member of the powerful parliamentary committee on foreign policy and national security, said the alleged agents were operating in coordination with Israel's Mossad and other regional agencies, targeting the country's military and its nuclear program.
    (AP, 11/24/11)

2011        Dec 29, In Puerto Rico FBI agent Daniel Knapp (43) drowned after trying to rescue a swimmer in distress at Hidden Beach in the coastal city of Fajardo.
    (AP, 12/30/11)

2011        Glenn Carle, former CIA official, authored “Te Interrogator: An Education."
    (Econ, 7/9/11, p.82)

2012        Jan 9, Iran’s state radio reported that an Iranian court has convicted Amir Mirzaei Hekmati (28), an American man, of working for the CIA and sentenced him to death. The case added to the accelerating tension between the United States and Iran. In March the Supreme Court tossed out his death penalty and said a new trial would held. In 2014 the death sentence was overturned and reduced to 10 years in jail. In 2016 Hekmati was released as part of a US-Iran prisoner swap. In 2021 it was reported US compensation for his imprisonment was being held back due to FBI suspicions that Hekmati had traveled to Iran to sell classified secrets.
    (AP, 1/9/12)(SFC, 3/6/12, p.A3)(AFP, 4/13/14)(AP, 3/15/21)

2012        Jan 14, Iran’s Foreign Ministry sent a diplomatic letter to the US saying that it has "evidence and reliable information" that the CIA provided "guidance, support and planning" to assassins "directly involved" in the Jan 11 assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan. State media IRNA also reported that Iran delivered a letter to Britain accusing London of having an "obvious role" in the killing.
    (AP, 1/14/12)

2012        Jan 20, A US federal appeals court in Boston upheld multimillion-dollar judgments that found the federal government liable for the deaths of 3 people allegedly murdered by James “Whitey" Bulger. The FBI had used Bulger and associate Stephen Flemmi as informants and had shielded them from prosecution.
    (SSFC, 1/22/12, p.A7)
2012        Jan 20, The FBI announced that it had closed down one of the world's largest file sharing sites Megauploader.com. The site, which had over 180 million registered users, was accused of copyright violation and its founder Kim Dotcom (37), aka Kim Schmitz, was arrested in New Zealand. Shortly after, Anonymous launched an attack on several US based sites, including the FBI and Universal Music.
    (AFP, 1/20/12)

2012        Jan 24, In Connecticut 4 police officers, including the president of the local police union, were arrested by the FBI on charges that they assaulted illegal immigrants and covered up abuses in a New Haven suburb where a federal investigation found life was made miserable for Hispanics.
    (AP, 1/25/12)

2012        Feb 10, A Russian military court convicted Lt. Col. Vladimir Nesterets of providing the CIA with secret information on Russia's new intercontinental ballistic missiles and sentenced him to 13 years in prison. The Federal Security Service said Nesterets pleaded guilty to passing on that classified information in exchange for money.
    (AP, 2/10/12)

2012        Feb 17, The FBI arrested Amine El Khalifi (29) of Morocco in Washington DC. He was charged by criminal complaint with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against US property. He had a MAC-10 automatic weapon and wore a suicide-bomber vest given to him by FBI undercover agents posing as accomplices in the sting operation. If convicted, he could receive a maximum sentence of life in prison.
    (SFC, 2/18/12, p.A12)

2012        Mar 6, Five members of Anonymous and Lulz Security were charged in an indictment unsealed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. They included 2 men from Britain, 2 from Ireland and an American. Hector Xavier Monsegur (28), who pleaded guilty in August, served as an FBI informant leading to the new charges. Monsegur’s assistance led to the arrest of hacker Jeremy Hammond in 2013 and allowed authorities to disrupt at least 300 cyberattacks on the US government, US military as well as courts and private companies.      
    (AFP, 3/6/12)(SFC, 3/7/12, p.A7)(SSFC, 5/25/14, p.A8)

2012        Apr 26, US officials said the White House has given the CIA and the Pentagon broader authority to carry out drone strikes in Yemen against terrorists who imperil the US.
    (SFC, 4/27/12, p.A2)

2012        Apr 30, In Ohio 5 people, claiming to be anarchists, were arrested in Cleveland for trying to blow up a four-lane bridge across the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The explosive devices were inoperable and controlled by an undercover FBI agent. On Sep 5 three of the men admitted their roles in the bomb scheme in a move to avoid life in prison. A 4th had pleaded guilty earlier. On Oct 7, 2013, Joshua Stafford (25), the last of the five defendants, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
    (http://tinyurl.com/7p5kn2k)(SFC, 9/6/12, p.A5)(SFC, 10/8/12, p.A5)

2012        Sep 10, Edwin Wilson (b.1928), former US spy and tycoon, died in Seattle. He had worked for the CIA but was arrested in 1982 for selling 20 tons of explosives to Libya. He was sentenced to 52 years in prison for smuggling arms and plotting to murder his wife. He served 22 years. The 1986 book “Manhunt" by Peter Maas was about Mr. Wilson.
    (SSFC, 9/23/12, p.C10)(Economist, 9/29/12, p.98)

2012        Sep 14, Undercover FBI agents arrested Adel Daoud (18) for trying to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar. An undercover operation in which an agent pretending to be a terrorist had provided him with a phony car bomb and watched him press the trigger. Prosecutors the next day said Daoud was offered several chances to change his mind and walk away from the plot.
    (AP, 9/15/12)

2012        Oct 17, The FBI arrested 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, a banker’s son from Bangladesh, after he tried to detonate a fake 1,000-pound (454-kilogram) car bomb at the Federal Reserve Bank in NYC. On Feb 7, 2013, Nafis pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. On Aug 9, 2013, Nafis was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
    (AP, 10/18/12)(SFC, 2/8/13, p.A16)(SFC, 8/10/13, p.A4)

2012        Oct 24, FBI agents arrested NYC police Officer Gilberto Valle, a 6-year veteran, after they uncovered several of his plots to kidnap women, including one whom he threatened to cook and eat.
    (SFC, 10/26/12, p.A13)

2012        Nov 9, David Petraeus, the retired four-star general renowned for taking charge of the military campaigns in Iraq and then Afghanistan, abruptly resigned as director of the CIA, admitting to an extramarital affair. Petraeus carried on the affair with his biographer and reserve Army officer Paula Broadwell.
    (AP, 11/10/12)
2012        Nov 9, Mexican prosecutors charged 14 federal police officers with trying to kill two CIA agents and a Mexican navy captain in an August 24 ambush south of the capital.
    (AP, 11/9/12)

2012        Nov 22, In Mexico fugitive Jose Luis Saenz, one of the FBI’s 10 most wanted, was arrested in Guadalajara after a joint operation with the Mexican government. Saenz, suspected in 4 slayings, was returned to Los Angeles to face murder, kidnapping and rape charges.
    (SSFC, 11/25/12, p.A11)

2012        Nov 27, The Open Society Justice Initiative said four suspects in the Jul 11, 2010, bombings in Uganda claimed men who identified themselves as US FBI agents beat them up during questioning. Human rights groups have said Kenya and Tanzania circumvented their extradition laws to illegally deport suspects to Uganda where they could be interrogated at length by local and foreign agents without scrutiny.
    (AP, 11/27/12)

2012        Dec 10, Iran's Revolutionary Guard said it has decoded all of the data from a RQ-170 Sentinel craft, an advanced CIA spy drone captured in Dec 2011.
    (AP, 12/10/12)

2012        Dec 11, In Georgia Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair and Randy Wilson were charged with conspiring to kill persons or damage property outside the US. FBI agents arrested one at the Atlanta airport and the other at a bus station in Augusta.
    (SFC, 12/12/12, p.A5)

2012        Dec 13, The European Court of Human Rights ruled in favor of Khaled El-Masri, a German man, who says the CIA illegally kidnapped him and took him to a secret prison in Afghanistan in 2003. It said the government of Macedonia violated El-Masri's rights repeatedly and ordered it to pay €60,000 in damages.
    (AP, 12/13/12)

2012        Seth Rosenfeld authored “Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power."
    (SSFC, 8/19/12, p.G1)
2012        Tim Weiner authored “Enemies: A History of the FBI."
    (SSFC, 2/26/12, p.F3)
2012        The FBI found 5 Baltimore police officers involved in a corruption racket.
    (Econ., 5/2/15, p.23)
2012        Croatian arms bought by Saudi Arabia were flown to Jordan for distribution to Syrian rebels in a deal backed by the CIA.
    (Econ, 4/16/15, p.44)

2013        Jan 4, Omar Hammami, an Alabama native who moved to Somalia to wage jihad alongside al-Shabab militants, was given 15 days to surrender to militants or be killed. The FBI has named Hammami as one of its most-wanted terrorists.
    (AP, 1/18/13)

2013        Jan 7, President Obama nominated former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel for secretary of Defense and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to head the Central Intelligence Agency.
    (AP, 1/7/13)

2013        Jan 22, US officials said the Pentagon has found that Gen. John Allen did not engage in inappropriate communications with Jill Kelley, a civilian woman linked to the sex scandal that led retired Gen. David Petraeus to resign as CIA director.
    (SFC, 1/23/13, p.A6)

2013        Jan 25, CIA veteran John Kiriakou was sentenced to 30 months in prison for leaking a covert officer’s identity to a reporter.
    (SFC, 1/26/13, p.A6)

2013        Jan, Iran arrested Slovak national Matej Valuch (26) and accused him of spying for the US CIA. On Feb 8 Valuch was released and returned home.
    (AP, 2/8/13)

2013        Feb 1, In Italy a Milan appeals court vacated acquittals for a former CIA station chief and two other Americans, and instead convicted them in the 2003 abduction of an Egyptian terror suspect from a Milan street as part of the CIA's extraordinary rendition program. The court sentenced former CIA Rome station chief Jeffrey Castelli to seven years, and handed sentences of six years each to Americans Betnie Medero and Ralph Russomando. All three were tried in absentia at both levels.
    (AP, 2/1/13)

2013        Feb 12, A Milan appeals court convicted two former Italian spy chiefs for their role in the kidnapping of a terror suspect as part of the CIA's extraordinary rendition program. The court sentenced Nicolo Pollari, the former head of Italian military intelligence, to 10 years, and Marco Mancini, a former deputy and head of counterintelligence, to nine. Three other Italian agents also were convicted and handed six-year sentences. All the convictions can be appealed.
    (AP, 2/12/13)

2013        Feb 27, In Ireland Ali Charaf Damache (47) was arrested while leaving a courthouse in Waterford. He had just walked free from the court, after three years in prison when detectives acting on an American extradition warrant rearrested and escorted him, handcuffed, to an unmarked police car. The FBI and US Justice Department accuse Damache of being the ringleader behind an unrealized 2009 conspiracy to target artist Lars Vilks in Sweden over his series of drawings depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad as a dog.
    (AP, 2/27/13)

2013        Feb 28, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was captured by the FBI in Jordan as he was being deported to Kuwait from Turkey. On March 9 he pleaded not guilty in federal court in NY to conspiring to kill Americans.
    (SFC, 2/9/13, p.A5)

2013        Mar 27, Eric Harroun of Phoenix, Az., was arrested upon returning to the US from Turkey, where he had described to FBI agents his bizarre journey to the front lines of Syria's civil war with fighters from the al-Nusra Front, a designated terrorist organization also referred to as al Qaeda in Iraq. Harroun served in the US Army from 2000 to 2003.
    (AP, 3/29/13)

2013        Apr 5, Italy's Pres. Giorgio Napolitano pardoned Joseph Romano, a US Air Force colonel, convicted in absentia by Italian courts in the CIA-conducted abduction of an Egyptian terror suspect from a Milan street. He hoped the move would keep American-Italian relations strong, especially on security matters.
    (AP, 4/5/13)

2013        Apr 16, A letter was intercepted in Maryland, postmarked from Memphis and mailed to Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker's DC office. It contained the toxic substance ricin, forcing the temporary closure of a Senate post office and prompting a federal investigation. The next day FBI agents detained Paul Kevin Curtis at his home in Corinth, Miss.
    (The Ticket, 4/17/13)

2013        Apr 19, Federal agents swarmed Watertown, Mass., after local police were involved in a car chase and shootout with 2 men identified by the FBI as Suspect 1 and Suspect 2 in the April 15 Boston bombings. The shootout occurred after a gunfight erupted near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where MIT police officer, Sean Collier (26), was shot and later died. Suspect 1, identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev (26), was killed in the shootout. Suspect 2, identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev (19), a second-year student, was wounded but escaped. He was soon found hiding under a boat tarp in a neighborhood backyard. The brothers' family was originally from Chechnya.
    (AP, 4/19/13)(AP, 4/20/13)

2013        Apr 27, The FBI arrested Everett Dutschke (41) at his Tupelo, Miss., home in connection with poisoned letters sent to the president and others.
    (AP, 4/27/13)

2013        Apr 28, A New York Times report, citing current and former advisers to Afghan Pres. Karzai, said tens of millions of US dollars in cash were delivered by the CIA in suitcases, backpacks and plastic shopping bags to the office of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai for more than a decade.
    (Reuters, 4/28/13)

2013        May 14, Russia's security services said they have caught a US diplomat who they claim is a CIA agent in a red-handed attempt to recruit a Russian agent. Ryan Fogle, a third secretary at the US Embassy in Moscow, was carrying special technical equipment, disguises, written instructions and a large sum of money when he was detained overnight.
    (AP, 5/14/13)

2013        May 17, Two FBI agents were killed in a training accident off the coast of Virginia Beach, Va.
    (SFC, 5/20/13, p.A4)

2013        May 18, Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner was arrested in an FBI sting operation. She accused of taking at least $36,000 from a broker who later came to manage a large share of the state’s $3.3 billion stock and bond portfolio.
    (SFC, 5/21/13, p.A5)(SFC, 5/22/13, p.A5)

2013        May 22, In Florida Ibragim Todashev was shot dead by an FBI agent in Orlando early today as he was "about to sign a statement" admitting to a role, along with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, in an unsolved triple murder in Massachusetts on Sep 11, 2011. Todashev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev both fought mixed martial arts in the name of Boston's Wai Kru gym, where one of the 2011 triple murder victims, Brendan Mess, also trained.
    (ABCNews, 5/22/13)

2013        Jun 9, Britain’s Guardian newspaper said that Edward Snowden (29), a contractor who says he worked at the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency, is the source of leaks about a phone records monitoring program and an Internet scouring program called PRISM. Snowden was working in an NSA office in Hawaii until he left for Hong Kong on May 20.
    (AP, 6/10/13)(Econ, 6/15/13, p.11)

2013        Jul 13, In Florida Jermaine McBean (33), a computer engineer, was shot as he walked through his apartment complex in Broward County with an unloaded air rifle propped across his shoulders. A photo by a nurse on the scene showed he was wearing earbuds. Earbuds were later found at the hospital in his pocket. In 2015 the FBI opened investigations as the image indicated deputies may have tampered with evidence and lied under oath.
    (http://tinyurl.com/o9gyynn)(SFC, 7/9/15, p.A5)

2013        Jul 17, Robert Seldon Lady (59), a former CIA base chief convicted in the 2003 abduction of a terror suspect from an Italian street, was detained in Panama after Italy requested his arrest in one of the most notorious episodes of the US program known as extraordinary rendition. After barely a day in detention, he was put on a plane to the US by the Panamanian government.
    (AP, 7/18/13)(AP, 7/19/13)

2013        Jul 29, US officials said the FBI has arrested 150 people across the country on charges of holding children against their will for prostitution in a three-day weekend sweep. Officials called this the largest-ever operation against child sex-trafficking.
    (Reuters, 7/29/13)

2013        Aug 10, US FBI agents killed James Lee DiMaggio (40) in the Idaho wilderness. He was suspected of killing a California woman Christina Anderson (44) and her young son a week earlier before fleeing with her daughter, Hannah Anderson (16).
    (SSFC, 8/11/13, p.A10)

2013        Aug 15, A CIA history was released that referred to Area 51 in Nevada by name and described some of the activities that took place there.
    (SFC, 8/17/13, p.A5)

2013        Oct 2, FBI agents in San Francisco arrested Ross William Ulbricht (29) at the Glen Park library and accused him of being the “Dread Prince Roberts," the once-anonymous mastermind behind an online drug marketplace known as Silk Road. Ulbricht used Bitcoin virtual currency for transactions and was indicted in Manhattan on Feb 4, 2014.
    (SFC, 10/3/13, p.A1)(SFC, 2/5/14, p.A8)

2013        Oct 22, Amnesty International called on the US to investigate reports of civilians killed and wounded by CIA drone strikes in Pakistan in a report that provided new details about the alleged victims of the attacks, including a 68-year-old grandmother hit on Oct 24, 2012, while farming with her grandchildren.
    (AP, 10/22/13)

2013        Nov 14, Donald Sachtleben (55), a former FBI agent, was sentenced to more than three years in prison for disclosing confidential national security information about a foiled bomb plot to an Associated Press reporter. He had worked for the FBI from 1983 until 2008 as a bomb technician and, after his retirement, was hired as a security contractor.
    (AFP, 11/14/13)

2013        Mark Mazzetti authored “The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth.
    (SSFC, 4/14/13, p.F1)

2014        Jan 8, Seventeen people related to the San Diego street gang BMS were arrested in California and New Jersey by police and FBI agents for operating a prostitution ring that spanned 46 cities in 23 states.
    (SFC, 1/10/14, p.A5)

2014        Mar 11, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the CIA improperly searched a stand-alone computer network established for Congress in its investigation of allegations of CIA abuse in a Bush-era detention and interrogation program. She said the CIA's own inspector general has referred the matter to the Justice Department.
    (AP, 3/11/14)

2014        Mar 26, In California state Sen. Leland Yee was arrested in an FBI sting on charges that he conspired to traffic in firearms and traded favors in Sacramento for bribes. Yee represented half of San Francisco and most of San Mateo County. Yee was one of 26 people ensnared in a 5-year federal investigation that targeted Raymond “Shrimp Boy" Chow, a Chinatown gangster who had claimed to have gone straight.
    (SFC, 3/27/14, p.A1)

2014        Apr 3, Frank Janssen, the father of a North Carolina prosecutor, was kidnapped from his home in Wake Forest. He was held for five days in Atlanta before being rescued by the FBI. Seven people were soon arrested in the case. Janssen’s daughter had prosecuted a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang.
    (SFC, 4/22/14, p.A6)

2014        May 5, Pakistan detained an American as he was about to board a flight for Islamabad. The man had arrived in Karachi on May 1 and was detained when officials found him carrying ammunition and three knives, as well as electronic devices that were being examined. US authorities identified the man as an FBI agent on an anti-corruption taskforce. Agent Joel Cox was released on May 8.
    (AP, 5/7/14)(AP, 5/8/14)(SFC, 5/9/14, p.A2)

2014        May 19, European law enforcement officials announced that police worldwide, acting on an FBI tipoff, have arrested 97 people in 16 countries suspected of developing, distributing or using malicious software called BlackShades that allows criminals to gain surreptitious control of personal computers. French detectives said they arrested more than two dozen people during their May 13 raids.
    (AP, 5/19/14)

2014        May 22, In Puerto Rico the US FBI issued arrest warrants for 16 police officers on charges of corruption.
    (AP, 5/22/14)

2014        May 28, In a TV interview by NBC News Eric Snowden, described by the NSA as an information technology contractor, said he was a trained spy who had worked under assumed names overseas for the CIA and the National Security Agency.
    (SFC, 5/29/14, p.A6)

2014        May 29, FBI agents in Puerto Rico arrested judge Manuel Acevedo Hernandez.
    (AP, 5/29/14)

2014        May 31, San Francisco police raided an apartment at 1831 Polk Street, the home of Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II, and reportedly found explosives. The FBI launched a nationwide manhunt for Chamberlain, a self-described political junkie with a background in Bay Area public relations. Chamberlain was arrested in SF on June 2. On June 3 the FBI said bomb making materials were found in Chamberlain’s apartment. FBI court filings later said Chamberlain was seeking illegal toxins on a black market website.
    (SFC, 6/2/14, p.A1)(SFC, 6/3/14, p.A1)(SFC, 6/4/14, p.E1)(SFC, 6/7/14, p.C1)
2014        May 31, Isaac Patch (101), a CIA book-smuggler, civil rights campaigner and naturalist, died.
    (Econ, 6/28/14, p.82)

2014        Jun 2, The US Justice Dept. announced charges against Evgeniy Bogachev, a Russian man accused of masterminding a scheme whereby hackers implanted viruses on hundreds of thousands of computers around the world, seized customer bank information and stole more than $100 million. The FBI issued a Most Wanted poster for his arrest.
    (SFC, 6/3/14, p.D3)

2014        Jun 11, FBI director James Comey said the agency has opened a criminal investigation into the Dept. of Veteran Affairs.
    (SFC, 6/12/14, p.A9)

2014        Jul 10, Germany ask the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country in response to fresh allegations of US spying on Berlin.
    (Reuters, 7/11/14)

2014        Jul 24, The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil in 2002 and 2003 and facilitating conditions for torture. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Palestinian terror suspect, and Abu Zubaida, a Saudi national charged with orchestrating the 2000 attack on the USS Cole, were currently imprisoned at Guantanamo.
    (SFC, 7/25/14, p.A5)

2014        Aug 15, FBI agents arrested a New Mexico sheriff and his son after the lawman allegedly pistol-whipped a motorist following a March 11 high-speed car chase.
    (Reuters, 8/15/14)

2014        Sep 29, In Utah former FBI agent Robert Lustyik Jr. (52) pleaded guilty to charges that he derailed an investigation into military contract fraud by making a suspect appear to be a key counterintelligence source.
    (AFP, 9/30/14)

2014        Dec 9, The US Senate Intelligence Committee released its report on the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques at secret overseas facilities after the 9/11 terror attacks. President Barack Obama said the interrogation techniques "did significant damage to America's standing in the world and made it harder to pursue our interests with allies."
    (AP, 12/10/14)
2014        Dec 9, In Nevada a woman and two men from China pleaded guilty in federal court in Las Vegas to reduced charges in what prosecutors say amounted to a $13 million illegal Internet gambling operation broken up by an FBI raid at high-roller suites at Caesars Palace.
    (AP, 12/10/14)

2014        Dec 19, The US FBI formally accused North Korea of hacking of Sony Pictures. Sony Pictures said it is looking for alternatives to release "The Interview" after it scrapped the Christmas Day theatrical opening of the screwball comedy at the center of a cyber-attack on the studio blamed on North Korea.
    (AP, 12/19/14)(Reuters, 12/20/14)

2014        Three Palestinian security services set up a joint electronic surveillance unit and monitored the phone calls of thousands of Palestinians. The large-scale wire-tapping operation was backed by the US CIA. This only became public in an anonymous document that surfaced in January, 2018.
    (SFC, 2/7/18, p.A3)

2015        Jan 25, In the southern Philippines 44 police commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim insurgents. 17 rebels and 4 civilians also died in the deadly clash. Mayor Tahirudin Benzar Ampatuan of Mamasapano town said dozens of commandos had entered the village of Tukanalipao at dawn looking for a top terror suspect, but had a "misencounter" with members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. On Feb 4 the US FBI said DNA testing indicated that Zulkfli bin Hir (Zulkifli Abdhir, aka Marwan), a Malaysian member of the al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah militant group, likely killed in the raid. Six Americans were later confirmed present at the command center of the Special Action Force hours before the raid.
    (AP, 1/26/15)(Reuters, 2/4/15)(SSFC, 3/15/15, p.A6)(Econ., 3/21/15, p.34)(Reuters, 5/3/15)

2015        Jan 26, Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling (47) was convicted of leaking classified details of an operation to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions to NY Times reporter James Risen, who authored “State of War" (2006). On May 11 sterling was sentenced to 42 months in prison.
    (SFC, 1/27/15, p.A5)(SFC, 5/12/15, p.A7)

2015        Apr 23, In North Carolina former US military commander and CIA director David Petraeus was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay a$100,000 fine but was spared prison time after pleading guilty to mishandling classified information.
    (Reuters, 4/24/15)

2015        Apr 27, Former Romanian president Ion Iliescu (2000-2004) acknowledged approving the CIA's request for a site in Romania in 2002-2003, but said he would have refused had he known how it would be used.
    (AP, 4/27/15)

2015        May 15, The Polish Foreign Ministry said that it was processing payments, ordered last July by the European Court of Human Rights, of a quarter of a million dollars to two terror suspects allegedly tortured by the CIA in a secret facility in this country in 2002-2003.
    (AP, 5/15/15)

2015        Jul 1, Former California state Sen. Leland Yee admitted that he took bribes from undercover FBI agents in exchange for promises to vote on legislation, arrange meeting for his purported donors and illegally smuggle guns from the Philippines.
    (SFC, 7/2/15, p.A1)

2015        Jun 2, US law enforcement officials said the FBI is operating a small fleet of low flying planes, traced to at least 13 fake companies across the country, carrying surveillance technology for ongoing investigations without a judge’s approval.
    (SFC, 6/3/15, p.A7)
2015        Jun 2, The FBI and Boston police confronted Usaama Rahim (26) on a sidewalk and fatally shot him after he refused to drop a knife. Rahim was suspected of planning to randomly kill police officers. On June 12 Nicholas Rovinsky (24) of Rhode Island and David Wright (25) of Massachusetts were charged with conspiring with Rahim to kill US citizens.
    (SFC, 6/3/15, p.A7)(SFC, 6/13/15, p.A4)

2015        Jul 4, Alexander Ciccolo (23), the estranged son of a respected Boston police captain, was arrested by FBI agents as part of a counter-terrorism operation against alleged ISIS-inspired domestic terrorists.
    (http://tinyurl.com/y7o5nsnp)(ABCNews, 7/14/15)

2015        Sep 29, In Puerto Rico FBI agents arrested 10 police officers as the US territory struggled to crack down on corruption during a federally mandated police department reform.
    (AP, 9/29/15)

2015        Oct 5, In Portugal Sabrina De Sousa, a former CIA operative convicted of the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric as part of the extraordinary renditions program, was detained and awaited a decision on whether she will be turned over to Italy to serve a six-year sentence. De Sousa was among 26 Americans, mostly CIA agents, convicted in absentia over the of kidnapping of Milan cleric Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, known as Abu Omar, in broad daylight from a Milan street on Feb. 17, 2003.
    (AP, 10/8/15)   

2015        Oct 13, The American Civil Liberties Union sued two former Air Force psychologists who designed a CIA program that used harsh interrogation techniques to elicit intelligence from suspected terrorists, saying the pair endorsed and taught torture tactics under the guise of science. 10 months earlier the release of a damning Senate report said that the interrogation techniques had inflicted pain on al-Qaida prisoners far beyond the legal limits and did not yield lifesaving intelligence.
    (AP, 10/13/15)

2015        Nov 11, German public radio station rbb-Inforadio reported that the country's foreign intelligence agency spied on the FBI and U.S. arms companies, adding to a growing list of targets among friendly nations the agency allegedly eavesdropped on. The station claimed that the BND also spied on the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the WHO, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and even a German diplomat who headed an EU observer mission to Georgia from 2008 to 2011.
    (AP, 11/11/15)

2015        Dec 2, In southern California Syed Rizwan Farook (28) and Tashfeen Malik (27) who had a 6-month-old daughter together, were killed in a shootout with police. They had just killed 14 people and wounding 17 at the Inland Regional Center in the city of San Bernardino, a social services agency where Farook worked as an inspector. The attack appeared to have been planned. After two days the FBI became involved saying Farook had "some kind" of contact with people from the Nusra Front and the radical Shabab group in Somalia.      
    (Reuters, 12/3/15)(Reuters, 12/5/15)

2015        Dec 3, In Puerto Rico the FBI arrested 10 government officials and businessmen charged with bribery and extortion.
    {Puerto Rico, USA, FBI}
    (AP, 12/3/15)

2015        Dec 17, In Los Angeles the FBI arrested Enrique Marquez (24) on charges of conspiring with Syed Rizwan Farook to commit terrorist attacks in 2011 and 2012. Marquez was also charged with illegally purchasing two assault rifles used by Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, to kill 14 people on Dec 2. On Feb 16, 2017, Marquez pleaded guilty and faced up to 25 years in prison.
    (SFC, 12/18/15, p.A9)(SFC, 2/17/17, p.A5)

2015        Robert Grenier, former CIA station chief in Pakistan, authored “88 Days to Kandahar."
    (Econ., 2/28/15, p.76)
2015        William J. Maxwell authored “F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature."
    (SSFC, 2/8/15, p.N4)

2016        Feb 2, A spokeswoman for the US Attorney's Office in Detroit said the FBI is joining a US investigation into Flint, Michigan's water contamination crisis.
    (Reuters, 2/2/16)

2016        Feb 11, The US FBI surrounded the last protesters holed up at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon amid reports they will surrender, suggesting the weeks-long armed siege is approaching a climax.
    (AFP, 2/11/16)

2016        Feb 25, US authorities said a group of people in Puerto Rico, who made more than $100,000 a year, received Medicaid coverage as part of a $10 million health care fraud scheme. FBI agents arrested eight people as part of the continuing fraud investigation, including three employees with Puerto Rico's Health Department. Five others were accused of recruiting Medicaid participants in exchange for bribes ranging from $10 to $30 a person.
    (AP, 2/25/16)

2016        Mar 17, Germany’s dpa news agency reported that Markus R., whose last name wasn't given in line with privacy laws, was found by the Munich state court to have sold some 200 highly classified documents to the CIA between 2008 and 2014 for 80,000 euros ($91,000).
    (AP, 3/17/16)

2016        Mar 19, US FBI agents arrested Reza Zarrab (33), a dual Turkish-Iranian national who has ties with high-ranking Turkish officials, in Miami on charges he helped Iran process millions of dollars of transactions when it faced US sanctions for its nuclear program. Prosecutors later alleged that Zarrab had paid tens of millions to three Turkish ministers and the head of Halkbank tens of millions in bribes.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reza_Zarrab)(Reuters, 9/25/16)(Econ, 6/11/16, p.55)

2016        Mar 28, US authorities said the FBI said it has unlocked the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terror attackers, ending a heated legal standoff with Apple that had pitted US authorities against Silicon Valley.
    (AFP, 3/29/16)

2016        Apr 11, CIA Director John Brennan, in an aired interview, promised that the US spy agency won't use so-called "enhanced interrogation" techniques, including waterboarding, against terror suspects, not even under a new president's orders to do so.
    (AFP, 4/11/16)

2016        Jun 8, In Portugal former CIA agent Sabrina de Sousa said she will be extradited to Italy to serve a prison sentence for her part in the US extraordinary renditions program after Portugal's Constitutional Court rejected her final appeal. De Sousa was among 26 Americans convicted for the kidnapping of terror suspect Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, from a Milan street on Feb. 17, 2003. She insists she wasn't involved in the abduction.
    (AP, 6/8/16)

2016        Jun 12, In Florida 49 people were killed and another 53 were injured when a gunman opened fire and seized hostages at the Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, making it the worst mass shooting in US history. The shooter was soon identified as Omar Mateen (29) of Afghan descent from Port Saint Lucie, Florida. Mateen was killed in a gunfight with police officers. In 2018 it was reported that Mateen's father had been an FBI informant at various points in time between January 2005 and June 2016.
    (AFP, 6/12/16)(AFP, 6/14/16)(SFC, 8/5/16, p.A5)(SFC, 3/26/18, p.A7)

2016        Jun 29, A rights lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights said Romania was paid millions of dollars by the CIA to host secret prisons from 2003-2005.
    (SFC, 6/30/16, p.A2)

2016        Jul 5, US FBI Director James Comey said the agency would not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of an unsecured home server to handle classified emails as secretary of state.
    (SFC, 7/6/16, p.A8)

2016        Jul 25, The FBI said it is investigating how thousands of Democratic National Committee emails were hacked, a breach that Hillary Clinton's campaign maintains was committed by Russia to benefit Donald Trump. It was later reported that two teams of Russian hackers were at work. One nick-named Fancy Bear was thought to be linked to military intelligence. The other, code-named Fancy Bear, was believed to be linked to another part of the Russian security apparatus.
    (AP, 7/25/16)(Econ, 9/24/16, p.29)

2016        Nov 22, In northern Puerto Rico dozens of FBI agents seized documents and electronic equipment at the city hall of the financially struggling town of Toa Baja.
    (AP, 11/22/16)

2016        Dec 2, The FBI arrested Jamaican fugitive Marlon Jones a day after he was added to the agency's top 10 most wanted list in the deaths of four people at a Los Angeles birthday party in October.
    (AP, 12/3/16)

2016        Dec 9, A senior US official said the CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the US electoral system. The next day Trump challenged the veracity of the CIA assessment.
    (Reuters, 12/10/16)(SSFC, 12/11/16, p.A10)

2016        FBI investigators seized a mosaic at the Palmdale, Ca., house of Mohamad Yassin Alcharihi that depicts Hercules and dates back to the Roman Empire. In 2020 he was charged with smuggling the mosaic that authorities believe was looted from war-torn Syria and falsely underestimating its value to avoid import duties.
    (AP, 7/25/20)

2017        Jan 14, Pres. Donald Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to shut down the federal investigation into former national security advisor Michael T. Flynn, the day after Flynn resigned.
    (SFC, 5/17/17, p.A6)

2017        Jan 24, FBI Director James Comey said the Pres. Trump has asked him to stay on as head of the law enforcement agency.
    (SFC, 1/25/17, p.A5)
2017        Jan 24, An unknown author wrote an FBI note about the bureau's investigation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, questioning whether the goal was "Truth/Admission" or "to get him to lie." This was the same day of Flynn's White House FBI interview. The note was only made public in late April, 2020.
    (CBS News, 4/30/20)

2017        Jan 31, Russia sources said Sergei Mikhailov and Dmitry Dokuchaev, who worked for the cyber wing of Russia's FSB domestic intelligence service until their arrests in December, are accused of cooperating with the CIA. Ruslan Stoyanov, head of the investigation unit at Moscow-based cybersecurity giant Kaspersky, was also reported detained.
    (AP, 1/31/17)(AFP, 2/1/17)

2017        Feb 1, San Francisco police announced a suspension of collaboration with FBI counterterrorism efforts. The city’s two-officer Joint Terrorism Task Force had been established in 2007.
    (SFC, 2/2/17, p.A12)

2017        Feb 14, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met secretly with the CIA chief in the West Bank, as they expressed concern over the Trump administration's suggestion that a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel is optional.
    (AP, 2/15/17)

2017        Feb 20, A Portuguese court ordered police to extradite former CIA agent Sabrina de Sousa to Italy, where she is due to serve a four-year prison sentence. De Sousa was among 26 Americans convicted for kidnapping suspect Osama Moustafa Hassan Nas, also known as Abu Omar, from a Milan street on Feb. 17, 2003.
    (AP, 2/21/17)

2017        Feb 26, In northwestern Syrian a Hellfire missile fired by a CIA drone killed senior al-Qaeda leader Abu al-Khayr al-Masri (59), a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, while he was riding in a car near Idlib.
    (Reuters, 2/3/17)(Econ, 3/18/17, p.24)

2017        Mar 1, In Portugal American ex-CIA agent Sabrina de Sousa won a last-minute reprieve from a Lisbon court and will no longer be extradited from Portugal to Italy, where a court convicted her of taking part in the kidnapping of a Muslim cleric. The court ruled that Sabrina de Sousa must be released immediately since Italy had cancelled its detention and extradition request for her
    (AP, 3/1/17)

2017        Mar 7, WikiLeaks published thousands of documents purportedly taken from the Central Intelligence Agency's Center for Cyber Intelligence, a dramatic release that appears to expose intimate details of America's cyberespionage toolkit.
    (AP, 3/7/17)

2017        Mar 9, Wikileaks said it will turn over all the details it has on the CIA’s alleged hacking arsenal so that tech companies can patch holes and fix vulnerabilities in their technology before the activist group makes the code publicly available online.
    (SFC, 3/10/17, p.C1)

2017        Mar 15, Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca (74) was convicted of obstructing an FBI investigation into corrupt and violent guards.
    (SFC, 3/16/17, p.A5)

2017        Mar 20, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the bureau is investigating possible links and coordination between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump as part of a broader probe of Russian interference in last year's presidential election.
    (AP, 3/20/17)
2017        Mar 20, US Pres. Donald Trump asked Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, and Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the national Security Agency, to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government. Coats and Rogers refused to comply.
    (SFC, 5/23/17, p.A8)

2017        Mar 21, The family of former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who went missing in Iran a decade ago on an unauthorized CIA assignment, filed a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic, accusing it of using "cold, cynical and false denials" to torture his loved ones.
    (AP, 3/26/17)

2017        Mar 23, Israeli police arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers and other institutions in the US, marking a potential breakthrough in the case after an international manhunt with the FBI.
    (AP, 3/23/17)

2017        Apr 30, Howard Hart, former CIA operative, died at his home in Dyke, Va. He helped plan the doomed 1980 Special Operations mission to rescue American hostages in Iran.
    (SSFC, 5/21/17, p.C12)

2017        May 5, North Korea accused the US Central Intelligence Agency and South Korea's intelligence service of a plot to attack its "supreme leadership" with a bio-chemical weapon and said such a "pipe-dream" could never succeed.
    (Reuters, 5/5/17)

2017        May 9, President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. The abrupt firing threw into question the future of the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign's possible connections to Russia and immediately raised suspicions of an underhanded effort to stymie a probe that has shadowed the administration from the outset.
    (AP, 5/10/17)

2017        May 11, Pres. Donald Trump said that he had planned to fire FBI Director James Comey regardless of whether top Justice Dept. officials recommended the decision.
    (SFC, 5/11/17, p.A6)
2017        May 11, Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, while under questioning at a Senate hearing, agreed to refrain from updating the White House about an investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election.
    (AP, 5/11/17)

2017        May 12, President Donald Trump shot a sharp warning at his ousted FBI director about possible "tapes" of their disputed private conversations, raising the provocative possibility that recording devices have been installed in the White House.
    (AP, 5/12/17)

2017        May 17, The US Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the investigation of allegations that the Trump campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election. Mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers.
    (AP, 5/18/17)

2017        May 19, James Comey, the former FBI chief fired by Pres. Donald Trump, agreed to testify publicly about Russian interference in the US elections.
    (AFP, 5/20/17)

2017        May 20, The New York Times reported that Chinese government "systematically dismantled" CIA spying operations in China starting in late 2010 and killed or imprisoned at least a dozen CIA sources over the next two years.
    (AP, 5/21/17)

2017        May 23, Former CIA Director John Brennan told the House intelligence committee that he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the US presidential campaign, telling the Russians that continued meddling would backfire and prevent any warming of relations after the election.
    (AP, 5/23/17)

2017        Jun 3, The FBI said Eric Conn, an eastern Kentucky disability lawyer, has disappeared. Conn had pleaded guilty in March for defrauding the government of nearly $600 million.
    (SFC, 6/5/17, p.A5)

2017        Jun 7, Pres. Donald Trump tweeted that he has tapped Christopher Wray, a white-collar defense lawyer, to head the FBI.
    (SFC, 6/8/17, p.A6)

2017        Jun 8, Former FBI Director James Comey began his much-anticipated congressional testimony under oath. Comey accused the White House of lies and defamation, beginning explosive testimony against Donald Trump that threatens the future of his young presidency.
    (AP, 6/8/17)(AFP, 6/8/17)

2017        Jun 9, In Chicago student Yingying Zhang (26), the daughter of a working-class factory driver from China, disappeared from the Urbana campus of the Univ. of Illinois. The FBI later offered up to $10,000 for information that would help locate her. Officials and the family of Zhang soon followed with an additional reward of $40,000 for information that would help locate her. Former graduate student Brendt Christensen (28) was charged in July with abduction and in October accused in a superseding indictment of kidnapping resulting in death "in an especially heinous, cruel or depraved manner, in that it involved torture or serious physical abuse to the victim." Zhang's body has not been found. Christensen was convicted of murder on June 24, 2019. On July 18 Christensen was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
    (SFC, 6/19/17, p.A5)(AP, 6/20/17)(AP, 7/2/17)(AP, 11/11/17)(SFC, 6/25/19, p.A5)(SFC, 7/19/19, p.A6)

2017        Jun 21, In Puerto Rico the FBI arrested Ramon Orta, the former secretary of sports and recreation, and six other people accused of misusing public funds.
    (AP, 6/21/17)

2017        Jun 22, Pres. Donald Trump ended a month-long guessing game by tweeting that he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.
    (AP, 6/23/17)

2017        Jul 26, The FBI searched the Virginia home of Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for Pres. Donald Trump, seeking tax documents and banking records. Manafort was reported to have owed pro-Russia Ukrainians $17 million shortly before he was hired by Donald Trump.
    (SFC, 8/10/17, p.A6)(Econ 7/29/17, p.26)

2017        Jun 28, Former CIA agent Sabrina de Sousa said she is returning to Italy this week to serve a three-year sentence for taking part in the kidnapping of a Muslim cleric in Milan 14 years ago.
    (AP, 6/28/17)

2017        Jul 7, In Virginia Kevin Mallory (60), a former covert CIA case officer, was ordered held without bond after being caught earlier this year with $16,500 in undeclared cash on a flight from Shanghai. He was charged with violating the Espionage Act.
    (SFC, 7/10/17, p.A4)

2017        Aug 1, The US Senate confirmed Christopher Wray as the next FBI director.
    (SFC, 8/2/17, p.A5)

2017        Sep 14, Harvard University named convicted US intelligence leaker and transgender activist Chelsea Manning a "visiting fellow", joining 11 others accorded the honor. Awardees attend a number of scholarly events at the university and share their knowledge and experience with students. CIA Director Mike Pompeo accused the university of honoring a "traitor" and cancelled a speaking appearance. Pompeo's move followed former CIA acting director Mike Morrell's announcement that he was stepping down as a senior fellow at The Belfer Center, part of the Kennedy School, for the same reason.
    (AFP, 9/15/17)

2017        Sep 15, Harvard University revoked convicted US intelligence leaker and transgender activist Chelsea Manning's visiting fellowship position after sharp criticism from the Central Intelligence Agency. Manning lashed out at Harvard's decision via Twitter, accusing the institution of repressing "marginalized voices."
    (AFP, 9/15/17)

2017        Oct 1, In Nevada Stephen Craig Paddock (64) opened fire from inside the 32-floor Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino unleashing a hail of bullets on the outdoor Route 91 Harvest Festival below. 58 people were killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Paddock had at least 23 guns in his hotel suite and investigators found at least 19 additional firearms at his home in Mesquite. Paddock had stockpiled 47 guns since 1982. His father Benjamin Hoskins Paddock (d.1998) had tried to run down an FBI agent in 1960 and escaped from federal prison in Texas in 1968. Investigators found him in 1978 after he attracted publicity for opening Oregon’s first licensed bingo parlor.
    (AP, 10/2/17)(SFC, 10/2/17, p.A6)(SFC, 10/3/17, p.A6)(SFC, 10/5/17, p.A9)

2017        Oct 3, Stephen Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley (62), who was in the Philippines at the time of the Oct 1 Las Vegas shooting, was met by FBI agents at the Los Angeles airport after a weekslong trip abroad. Investigators sought to question her for clues to what drove Paddock to slaughter 59 people from his high-rise hotel suite.
    (AP, 10/4/17)

2017        Oct 26, President Donald Trump blocked the release of hundreds of records on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, bending to CIA and FBI appeals, while the National Archives came out with a hefty cache of others. Trump placed the blocked files under a six-month review while letting 2,800 others come out.
    (AP, 10/27/17)

2017        Oct 30, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort (68), and a former Manafort business associate, Rick Gates, were indicted on felony charges of conspiracy against the United States, acting as an unregistered foreign agent, and several other financial counts involving tens of millions of dollars routed through offshore accounts. Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced that former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos had pleaded guilty on Oct. 5 to lying to FBI agents about the timing and detail of his attempts to line up meetings between Russian government officials and the Trump campaign.
    (AP, 10/30/17)

2017        Nov 1, The CIA released nearly 470,000 additional files seized during the 2011 raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. These included a 19-page al-Qaida report in Arabic that appears to bolster US claims that Iran supported the extremist network leading up to the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The released documents also included a 228-page journal apparently handwritten by one of Osama bin Laden’s daughters.
    (AP, 11/3/17)(SFC, 11/3/17, p.A2)

2017        Dec 1, Turkey’s Hurriyet daily said authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Graham Fuller, a former officer of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), over suspected links to last year's failed coup. Hurriyet also said prosecutors had also issued an arrest warrant for Henri Barkey, a prominent Turkey scholar based in the United States, on suspicion of involvement in planning the coup.
    (Reuters, 12/1/17)

2017        Dec 1, Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia in Robert Mueller's investigation into ties between President Donald Trump and Russia. The plea revealed a new layer of lies unearthed by the far-reaching probe and put heightened scrutiny on the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
    (AP, 12/2/17)

2017        Dec 20, FBI agents in Modesto, Ca., arrested Everitt Aaron Johnson (26) for attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Johnson had planned an attack over the holidays on San Francisco’s Pier 39. His would-be partners were undercover FBI agents. The former high school wrestler had converted to Islam after being discharged from the marines and losing custody of his two children.
    (SFC, 12/23/17, p.A1)

2017        The US Justice Department secretly curtailed an investigation of President Trump's personal and business ties with Russia, which the FBI had started in the days following Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. This was made public in 2020.
    (The Week, 8/31/20)
2017         The CIA plotted to kidnap or assassinate Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, who had taken refuge five years earlier in the Ecuador embassy in London. In 2021 a senior US counter-intelligence official said that plans for the forcible rendition of Assange to the US were discussed “at the highest levels" of the Trump administration.
    (The Independent, 10/1/21)

2018        Jan 25, In Texas FBI agents raided a Houston residence about a day after Ulises Valladores (47) was kidnapped for ranson by men claiming to be part of a Mexican cartel. Valladores was fatally shot during the rescue attempt. In September his family sued the FBI agent who killed him alleging illegal search and seizure and wrongful death.
    (SFC, 9/13/18, p.A5)

2018        Jan 29, Brushing aside opposition from the US Justice Department, Republicans on the House intelligence committee voted to release a classified memo that purports to show improper use of surveillance by the FBI and the Justice Department in the Russia investigation.
    (AP, 1/30/18)
2018        Jan 29, US FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe left his job after enduring attacks from Pres. Trump and other Republicans, pending the effective date of his retirement in March.
    (SFC, 1/30/18, p.A6)

2018        Feb 2, President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI and Justice Department as politically biased as he prepared to clear the release of a classified memo written by Republican lawmakers who say it reveals abusive FBI surveillance tactics. Morning news shows were dominated by reports that the FBI and DOJ had objected strenuously to the memo's release.
    (AP, 2/2/18)
2018        Feb 2, Donald Trump and his Republican allies unleashed a controversial memo accusing the FBI of bias and abuse of power. The four-page congressional document was released contending that the FBI, when it applied for a surveillance warrant on a onetime Trump campaign associate, relied excessively on an ex-British spy whose opposition research was funded by Democrats. At the same time, the memo confirms that the investigation into potential Trump links to Russia actually began several months earlier, and was "triggered" by information involving a different campaign aide.
    (AFP, 2/3/18)(AP, 2/3/18)

2018        Feb 3, President Donald Trump claimed complete vindication from a congressional memo that alleges the FBI abused its surveillance powers during the investigation into his campaign's possible Russia ties.
    (AP, 2/3/18)

2018        Feb 16, The FBI acknowledged that it had received a tip last month that Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz had a “desire to kill" and access to guns, but agents failed to investigate.
    (SFC, 2/17/18, p.A1)

2018        Feb 24, The US House Intelligence Committee published a partially blacked-out version of a classified Democratic memo aiming to counter a GOP narrative that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they investigated his ties to Russia. This came two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked its full release.
    (AP, 2/25/18)

2018        Mar 13, Donald Trump sacked his top diplomat Rex Tillerson and named current CIA chief Mike Pompeo to succeed him as secretary of state.
    (AFP, 3/13/18)

2018        Mar 16, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe two days before McCabe's scheduled retirement date.. Sessions said he acted on the recommendation of FBI disciplinary oficials who said McCabe had not been candid with a watchdog office investigation.
    (SSFC, 3/18/18, p.A10)

2018        Mar 28, FBI agents arrested Antoin Austin of Euclid, Ohio, after purchasing fentanyl on a hidden website that featured his ads. He was accused of acting as a sort-of middleman between Chinese suppliers of synthetic opioids and users in the US.
    (http://tinyurl.com/yaf8r8uy)(SFC, 4/4/18, p.A6)

2018        Apr 4, Macedonia confirmed that it has formally apologized to German citizen Khaled El-Masri, who was unlawfully seized, tortured, and handed to US authorities 14 years ago as part of the CIA's secret rendition program.
    (AP, 4/4/18)

2018        Apr 13, US Pres. Donald Trump issued a full pardon to I. Lewis Libby, who was convicted of lying to investigators and obstruction of justice following the 2003 leak of the covert identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame. Libby at the time was serving as the chief of staff to former Vice President Dick Cheney. Pres. G.W. Bush later commuted Libby's 30-month prison sentence, but did not issue a pardon.
    (SFC, 4/14/18, p.A6)

2018        Apr 17, Government sources said that CIA Director Mike Pompeo secretly met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over the Easter weekend.
    {North Korea, USA, CIA}
    (AP, 4/18/18)

2018        Apr 18, President Donald Trump denied having fired FBI director James Comey a year ago over the investigation into links between his election campaign and Russia. Officially, Comey was fired based on the recommendation of Trump-appointed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
    (AFP, 4/18/18)

2018        May 7, President Donald Trump defended Gina Haspel, his nominee to head the CIA, dismissing debate over her involvement in a harsh interrogation program. Haspel has offered to withdraw her nomination, amid concerns that a debate over a harsh interrogation program would tarnish her reputation and that of the CIA.
    (AP, 5/7/18)

2018        May 17, The US Senate voted 54-45 to confirm Gina Haspel as the first woman to lead the CIA.
    (SFC, 5/18/18, p.A6)

2018        May 23, In Florida former CIA operative and militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles (b.1928) died. He was accused of organizing a string of 1997 Havana hotel bombings and a 1976 Cuban airline bombing that killed 73 people.
    (AP, 5/23/18)

2018        May 30, Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Oversight Committee and a longtime Trump supporter, said there is no evidence that the FBI planted a "spy" on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.
    (AP, 5/30/18)

2018        May 31, The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Romania (2003-2005) and Lithuania (2005-2006) allowed the detention and abuse of a Saudi and a Palestinian at secret US prisons.
    (AP, 5/31/18)

2018        Jun 4, Shivam Patel (28) of Williamsburg, Va., was sentenced to five years in prison for passport fraud and making false statements in his application to join the US military. He had told an FBI undercover employee he wanted to commit jihad.
    (AP, 6/5/18)

2018        Jun 13, ABC News reported that Michael Cohen, Pres. Trump's former personal lawyer, is seeking a new legal team in an FBI investigation as his current legal team plans to stop handling his case.
    (SFC, 6/14/18, p.A5)

2018        Jun 14, A long-awaited report was released by the Justice Department's inspector general. It faulted the FBI and its former director James Comey over the handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe in 2016. The 568-page report found no bias in the investigation itself, or in the ultimate decision announced by Comey not to prosecute Clinton for mishandling classified materials.
    (AFP, 6/15/18)

2018        Jul 13, A US federal grand jury indicted 12 Russian military intelligence officers alleged to have hacked into Democratic party and campaign accounts in 2016. The charges were drawn up by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the former FBI director who is looking into Russian interference in the November 2016 vote. The indictment identified "Kate S. Milton" as an alias for military intelligence officer Ivan Yermakov, one of 12 Russian spies accused of breaking into the Democratic National Committee and publishing its emails in an attempt to influence the 2016 election.
    (AFP, 7/14/18)(AP, 8/1/18)

2018        Jul 20, A top CIA expert on Asia said China is waging a "quiet kind of cold war" against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world.
    (AP, 7/21/18)

2018        Aug 13, A US lawyer for Peter Strzok, a senior FBI counterintelligence agent, said Strzok has been fired for violating bureau policies. Strzok had disparaged Pres. Trump in inflammatory text messages and helped oversee the Hillary Clinton and Russia investigations.
    (SFC, 8/14/18, p.A5)

2018        Aug 15, Pres. Donald Trump revoked the security clearance of John Brennan, the former CIA director under pres. Obama, citing what he called Brennan's "erratic behavior".
    (SFC, 8/16/18, p.A4)

2018        Sep 7, US District Judge Randolph Moss sentenced George Papadopoulos, a former advisor to US President Donald Trump, to 14 days in prison for lying to the FBI.
    (AFP, 9/8/18)

2018        Sep 12, The FBI arrested Puerto Rico Sen. Abel Nazario, who has been indicted by a federal grand jury on corruption charges. The case is related to funds Nazario received when he was mayor of the southwest town of Yauco.
    (AP, 9/13/18)

2018        Sep 17, President Donald Trump declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and former FBI Director James Comey's text messages.
    (AP, 9/18/18)

2018        Sep 28, US President Donald Trump ordered a new FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against his Supreme Court pick, as the Senate delayed a vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to make way for the probe.
    (AFP, 9/29/18)

2018        Oct 26, The FBI said Democratic US Senator Cory Booker is the latest target in a spree of 11 suspicious packages sent to opponents of Donald Trump. US media said a 12th package addressed to former director of national intelligence James Clapper had been intercepted in Manhattan.
    (AP, 10/26/18)

2018        Nov 16, It was reported that the CIA believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, complicating President Donald Trump's efforts to preserve ties with a key US ally.
    (Reuters, 11/17/18)

2018        Nov 22, A Turkish newspaper reported that CIA director Gina Haspel signaled to Turkish officials last month that the agency had a recording of a call in which Saudi Arabia's crown prince gave instructions to "silence" Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
    (Reuters, 11/22/18)

2019        Jan 13, The FBI arrested Marzieh Hashemi (59), a prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television's English-language service, after she arrived at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. She had filmed a Black Lives Matter documentary after visiting relatives in the New Orleans area. She has worked at the Iranian state broadcaster service for 25 years. Her son, Reza Hashemi, was also arrested.
    (AP, 1/16/19)(AP, 1/17/19)

2019        Jan 25, President Donald Trump's confidant Roger Stone was arrested by the FBI in a raid before dawn at his Florida home. He charged with lying about his pursuit of Russian-hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's 2016 election bid.
    (AP, 1/26/19)

2019        Feb 5, The US FBI said 169 people have been arrested as a result of an 11-day effort targeting human trafficking in the lead-up to the Super Bowl in Atlanta. The agency said nine juvenile victims were recovered.
    (SFC, 2/6/19, p.A5)

2019        Feb 6, US FBI agents raided a bank in Puerto Rico amid allegations over violations of US sanctions imposed on those who do business with Venezuela's government.
    (AP, 2/6/19)

2019        Mar 18, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited the Central Intelligence Agency's headquarters, an unusual move for a foreign head of state that was not on the public agenda for his first official trip to Washington.
    (Reuters, 3/18/19)

2019        Apr 13, It was reported that a Ukraine-based hacker group has posted online the personal information of hundreds of US federal agents and police officers apparently stolen from websites affiliated with alumni of the FBI's National Academy.
    (AP, 4/13/19)

2019        Apr 20, The FBI arrested Larry Hopkins (69), a member of an armed group of US citizens who have been stopping migrants illegally crossing the US-Mexico border in New Mexico. Hopkins had represented himself as the commander of the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), a volunteer group camped out near Sunland Park since late February. Hopkins was soon indicted on charges of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.
    (Reuters, 4/20/19)(SSFC, 4/28/19, p.A5)

2019        May 16, Members of Florida's congressional delegation said it was unacceptable that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security will not publicly identify the two counties where Russian hackers gained access to voter databases before the 2016 election.
    (AP, 5/17/19)

2019        May 17, Former CIA officer Kevin Mallory (62) was sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges that he spied for China and allegations he sought to expose human assets who were once his responsibility. A jury in Virginia convicted Mallory last year under the Espionage Act for providing classified information to Chinese handlers in exchange for $25,000.
    (AP, 5/18/19)

2019        May, The FBI arrested the executive director of Puerto Rico's Senate Office of Government Affairs and two legislative advisers. They were accused of creating an alleged billing scheme for professional services never rendered.
    (AP, 6/25/19)

2019        Jun 17, Iran said it had exposed a large cyber espionage network it alleged was run by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and that several US spies had been arrested in different countries as the result of this action.
    (Reuters, 6/17/19)

2019        Jun 18, Iran said it has dismantled a new espionage network linked to the US Central Intelligence Agency and arrested a number of spies. Iranian state television gave details of a 2013 operation to dismantle another CIA network.
    (AFP, 6/18/19)

2019        Jul 17, New York’s notorious Gambino family and alleged mafia dons in Sicily were targeted in a series of raids carried out by more than 200 officers from the FBI and the Italian police.
    (The Telegraph, 7/17/19)

2019        Jul 26, In Arizona two Tucson residents from Somalia, who had received government documents to travel to Egypt, were arrested after they checked in for their flights and made their way through security at Tucson International Airport. Ahmed Mahad Mohamed (21) and Abdi Yemani Hussein (20) had told an undercover FBI employee that they wanted to travel to the Middle East to carry out violence and "achieve martyrdom".
    (AP, 7/29/19)

2019        Jul 28, In North Carolina Circe Baez (36) and Alexis Morales (38) were arrested at a Charlotte hotel. FBI investigators believed Baez robbed four banks and Morales was an accomplice in what's been dubbed the "Pink Lady Bandit" bank robberies along the East Coast.
    (AP, 7/29/19)

2019        Jul 29, The FBI raided the Seattle residence of Paige A. Thompson (33), a former employee of Amazon web Services, following notices of a data breach by Capital One. She had compromised the personal information of about 106 million people. Court documents later said Thompson had stolen 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 bank account numbers.
    (http://tinyurl.com/y2r7taht)(SFC, 7/31/19, p.D1)(SFC, 8/16/19, p.D4)

2019        Aug 12, FBI agents reportedly raided the private island of Jeffrey Epstein, the financier accused of sexual misconduct. Little Saint James is located between the islands of St. Thomas and St. John in the Virgin Islands.
    (Business Insider, 8/14/19)

2019        Sep 12, The US said that it will disclose the name of a Saudi citizen sought by lawyers for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks who want to link the kingdom to the terrorist plot. Justice Department lawyers said in a court filing that the FBI will make the name available to a limited circle of people that includes lawyers for survivors and victims' relatives as well as to attorneys for the Saudi government.
    (AP, 9/13/19)

2019        Sep 16, FBI agents in Alabama took Nayef Qashou into custody. He was apprehended as part of a yearslong terrorism probe in which the FBI says he told agents he would execute a US soldier if ordered to do so by the Islamic State group. Qashou arrived in the US through Atlanta's airport in 2015, planning to study nursing at an Opelika, Alabama, community college.
    (AP, 9/18/19)
2019        Sep 16, The FBI searched the New York home of Michael Mann, a payroll processing company CEO suspected of fraud. The FBI is investigating whether New York state-based MyPayrollHR allegedly from employee checks and accounts.
    (CBS News, 9/17/19)

2019        Oct 1, Iranian courts said they have sentenced one person to death for spying for the CIA and jailed two others, Ali Nefriyeh and Mohammad Ali Babapour, for 10 years for the same crime, as well as imprisoning a fourth person, Mohammad Amin-Nasab, for 10 years for spying for Britain.
    (Reuters, 10/1/19)

2019        Oct 7, The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said that Samuel Little (79), who has confessed to murdering more than 90 women, is the most prolific serial killer in US history. Little has been serving a triple life sentence since 2014 for three murders, and has since been accused and indicted with murdering multiple other women.
    (Insider, 10/8/19)

2019        Oct 27, It was confirmed that Sabrina de Sousa, a former US spy pardoned by Italy in connection with the CIA kidnapping of a terrorism suspect in Milan, has fled from Italy to the United States fearing for her safety. Sousa is one of 26 people convicted by Italy in absentia over the 2003 abduction of Egyptian cleric Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, but the only one to spend any time in prison for the operation, in which she denies involvement.
    (Reuters, 10/27/19)

2019        Nov 4, FBI officials said they have arrested a suspected white supremacist who was allegedly planning a bombing at a Colorado synagogue. Richard Holzer (27) was allegedly planning to target Temple Emanuel in Pueblo, the state's second-oldest synagogue.
    (ABC News, 11/4/19)

2019        Nov 12, Hate crime murders in the US reached a 27-year high in 2018, according to data released today by the FBI.
    (CBS News, 11/12/19)

2019        Nov 22, Former CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee (55) was sentenced to 19 years in prison for conspiring to deliver classified information to China in a case that touched on the mysterious unraveling of the agency’s informant network in China but did little to solve it.
    (AP, 11/23/19)

2019        Nov 27, Iran said it has arrested eight people it accused of CIA links and sending abroad information on recent urban unrest, days after the United States said it had received thousands of messages on a protest crackdown in the Islamic republic.
    (AFP, 11/28/19)

2019        Dec 9, The US Justice Department's internal watchdog declared that the FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia and did not act with political bias. The report rejected theories and criticism spread by Pres. Trump and his supporters, though it also found “serious performance failures" up the bureau’s chain of command.
    (AP, 12/10/19)

2019        Dec 14, Federal officials said two programmers in Las Vegas recently admitted to running two of the largest illegal television and movie streaming services in the country. An FBI investigation led officials to Darryl Polo (36) and Luis Villarino (40) who have pleaded guilty to copyright infringement charges for operating iStreamItAll, a subscription-based streaming site, and Jetflix, a large illegal TV streaming service.
    (USA Today, 12/16/19)

2019        Dec 17, The US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court issued a rare order to the FBI and Department of Justice, demanding they spell out a series of planned reforms following a damning report from the DOJ's inspector general that scrutinized surveillance of a former aide to President Donald Trump's campaign. The court gave the FBI a Jan. 10 deadline to come up with a proposal.
    (ABC News, 12/18/19)(SFC, 12/18/19, p.A6)

2019        Former US National Security contractor Edward Snowden (36), now living in Russia, authored "Permanent Record," a memoir detailing why he chose to become a whistle-blower following his six years of working for the NSA and CIA.
    (SFC, 9/14/19, p.A6)

2020        Jan 6, The US government launched a pilot program to collect DNA from people in immigration custody and submit it to the FBI, with plans to expand nationwide.
    (AP, 1/6/20)

2020        Jan 16, The FBI arrested three men suspected of being members of The Base, a neo-Nazi hate group, who had weapons and discussed traveling to a pro-gun rally in Richmond, Va., next week.
    (SFC, 1/17/20, p.A8)

2020        Jan 27, In California FBI and Yolo County officials announced the arrest of Paul Allen Perez (57), an inmate at Kern Valley State Prison, on suspicion of slaying five of his infant children between 1992 and 2001.
    (SFC, 1/28/20, p.C1)
2020        Jan 27, FBI agents in San Francisco arrested Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru and restaurateur Nick Bovis following a public corruption probe. A federal complaint for wire fraud was unsealed the next day.
    (SFC, 1/29/20, p.A1)

2020        Feb 5, FBI Director Chris Wray said that Russia is engaged in “information warfare" heading into the 2020 presidential election. He said law enforcement has not seen ongoing efforts by Russia to target America's election infrastructure. Wray also told the House Judiciary Committee that the threat of far-right domestic violent extremism has risen to a "national threat priority" for 2020, posing a "steady threat of violence and economic harm" to the US.
    (AP, 2/5/20)(The Independent, 2/7/20)

2020        Feb 6, The FBI identified China as the biggest law enforcement threat to the United States, and its director said Beijing was seeking to steal American technology by "any means necessary".
    (Reuters, 2/6/20)

2020        Feb 8, In San Francisco a shooting Haight-Ashbury neighborhood involved an off-duty FBI agent and an adult male, who was hospitalized. The agent was not hurt.
    (AP, 2/9/20)

2020        Feb 11, German and Swiss media reported that US and German intelligence services raked in the top secret communications of governments around the world for decades through their hidden control of a top encryption company Crypto AG, US. The Swiss company was secretly owned by the US Central Intelligence Agency together with Germany's BND Federal Intelligence Service, who rigged Crypto's equipment to be able to easily break the codes and read the government’s messages.
    (AFP, 2/11/20)

2020        Feb 14, Federal prosecutors declined to charge former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, closing an investigation into whether the longtime target of President Donald Trump's ire lied to federal officials about his involvement in a news media disclosure.
    (AP, 2/14/20)

2020        Feb 18, Massachusetts Rep. David Nangle, D-Lowell, was arrested by the FBI and the IRS on charges of bank fraud, wire fraud, filing false tax returns and lying to a bank. Nangle had reportedly frequented casinos throughout New England, accumulating so much gambling debt that he turned to campaign funds to keep himself financially afloat.
    (ABC News, 2/18/20)

2020        Mar 9, A US federal judge held Iran responsible for the kidnapping of former FBI agent Robert Levinson, entering a default judgement against the regime on the 13th anniversary of his disappearance.
    (AP, 3/9/20)
2020        Mar 9, A New York jury found former CIA employee Joshua Schulte, accused of giving classified data to WikiLeaks, guilty of making false statements to investigators and contempt of court, but failed to reach a verdict on the central accusations in the case, a significant setback for federal prosecutors.
    (Reuters, 3/9/20)

2020        Mar 19, In Minnesota Pakistani Dr. Muhammad Masood (28), a former Mayo Clinic research coordinator, was arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on a terrorism charge, after prosecutors say he told paid FBI informants that he had pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State group and wanted to carry out lone wolf attacks in the US.
    (AP, 3/20/20)

2020        Mar 23, In Oklahoma Jerry Drake Varnell (26) was sentenced to 25 years in prison after being convicted of trying to blow up an Oklahoma City bank in August 2017 with a massive vehicle bomb. The FBI had learned of Varnell's plan and an undercover agent posed as someone who could help construct the bomb, but instead provided inert materials.
    (AP, 3/23/20)

2020        Apr 30, President Donald Trump vented outrage over the FBI’s treatment of Michael Flynn following the release of government records and recent media reports regarding the bureau’s 2017 investigation into his former national security adviser.
    (Politico, 4/30/20)

2020        May 7, The US Justice Department said it is dropping the criminal case against President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, abandoning a prosecution that became a rallying cry for the president and his supporters in attacking the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation.
    (AP, 5/7/20)

2020        May 14, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee he chairs will launch hearings in June to look into the origins of the FBI's investigation into Russian election meddling and contacts with President Trump's 2016 campaign.
    (The Week, 5/15/20)

2020        May 27, George Esparza (33), an aide to a longtime Los Angeles City Councilman, agreed to plead guilty to a federal charge in an ongoing FBI "pay-to-play" investigation inside City Hall that includes alleged distribution of $1 million in bribes and inducements.
    (NBC News, 5/28/20)

2020        May 30, Federal agents arrested Stephen Parshall and Andrew Lynam, along with a third man, William Loomis, before they allegedly planned to disrupt a Black Lives Matter protest in Las Vegas. The men were arrested by an FBI SWAT team while preparing Molotov cocktails in a parking lot near the site of another protest. Various other explosives and firearms were found in their cars. All three, who are white and have US military experience, “self-identified as part of the ‘boogaloo’ movement," a disparate yet growing collection of extremists, including far-right militias, radical gun rights activists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis.
    (Yahoo News, 6/5/20)

2020        Jun 23, The US extradited former Haitian paramilitary leader Emmanuel Constant. He was immediately arrested as he landed in Haiti, where he faced murder and torture charges from the 1990s. constant has alleged that he was on the CIA payroll.
    (SFC, 6/24/20, p.A4)

2020        Jul 14, The FBI arrested an Indiana woman (19) they say was torturing and graphically killing cats and dogs. Private citizens helped identify Krystal Cherika Scott using social media and providing the information to law enforcement.
    (Insider, 7/17/20)

2020        Jul 29, US President Donald Trump defended his push to use a coronavirus relief package to fund a new FBI headquarters near his Washington hotel despite opposition from fellow Republicans, citing his background as a real estate developer.
    (Reuters, 7/29/20)

2020        Aug 14, Former CIA officer Alexander Yuk Ching Ma (67) was arrested for allegedly conspiring with a relative, also a former CIA officer, to provide classified information to Beijing. Both had top secret clearance while working for the US government and multiple Chinese intelligence officials. The co-conspirator, now 85, is also a naturalized US citizen who was born in Shanghai.
    (The Telegraph, 8/18/20)

2020        Aug 17, FBI agents arrested Puerto Rico Rep. María Milagros Charbonier, one of Puerto Rico's most conservative and religious legislators, and three other people. No further details were immediately available.
    (NBC News, 8/17/20)

2020        Aug 19, Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty to altering a document related to the 2017 secret surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
    (SFC, 8/120/20, p.A4)

2020        Sep 15, FBI data disclosed that a surge in people buying guns since the coronavirus pandemic began has flooded the FBI's background check system, causing a spike in the number of delayed checks and allowing gun sales to proceed without them.
    (AP, 9/15/20)

2020        Oct 1, The “Newsroom for American and European Based Citizens" (NAEBC) was exposed as a Russian front reportedly linked to the Internet Research Agency—the Kremlin-backed troll farm behind much of the interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Reuters news agency reported the FBI has been investigating the pretend pro-Trump media outlet. It’s only been a month since the FBI exposed the fake left-wing news organization, Peacedata, as another project run by Putin’s internet troll army.
    (The Daily Beast, 10/1/20)

2020        Nov 12, An FBI fugitive task force arrested Leonard Rayne Moses without incident at his home in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Moses was 16 when he was convicted in the 1968 killing of Mary Amplo during civil unrest in Pittsburgh following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Authorities said Moses and his friends fire-bombed Amplo’s house. Badly burned, Amplo (72) died a few months later. Moses had escaped from custody while attending his grandmother’s 1971 funeral in Pittsburgh.
    (AP, 11/14/20)

2020        Dec 10, The US Supreme Court let three American Muslim men sue several FBI agents who they accused of placing them on the government's "no-fly list" for refusing to become informants, rejecting a challenge to the lawsuit by President Donald Trump's administration.
    (Reuters, 12/10/20)

2020        Dec 27, The FBI identified the Nashville bombing suspect as Anthony Q. Warner (63) and said he died in the blast, which damaged more than 40 businesses in the downtown area.
    (AP, 12/28/20)

2021        Jan 15, It was reported that the FBI is investigating 37 people in the killing of Brian Sicknick, a police officer who died a day after physically engaging with a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump who stormed the US Capitol last week.
    (Reuters, 1/15/21)

2021        Jan 18, Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi, a political scientist and author, was arrested by FBI agents at his home in Watertown, Mass., for secretly working for the government of Iran while lobbying US officials on issues like nuclear policy.
    (AP, 1/19/21)

2021        Jan 22, The FBI said 33 children were rescued in a trafficking operation, including eight who were being sexually exploited at the time of recovery. "Operation Lost Angels" began on Jan. 11 during Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
    (NBC News, 1/23/21)

2021        Feb 2, Two FBI agents were fatally shot and three were wounded while serving a warrant in a "violent crimes against children" case in Sunrise, Florida. The alleged gunman was reported dead.
    (Reuters, 2/2/21)

2021        Feb 20, Members of Malcolm X's family made public what they described as a letter written by a deceased police officer stating that the New York Police Department and FBI were behind the 1965 killing of the famed Black activist and civil rights advocate.
    (Reuters, 2/21/21)

2021        Feb 28, It was reported that the CIA has set up a task force bringing together experts to advance the investigation into a series of mysterious attacks on American in Havana.
    (SSFC, 2/28/21, p.A6)

2021        Mar 18, The US Senate confirmed veteran diplomat William Burns as CIA director, giving him control of the nation's premier spy agency.
    (AP, 3/18/21)

2021        Jun 8, Law enforcement agencies said criminal gangs divulged plans for moving drug shipments and carrying out killings on a secure messaging system secretly run by the FBI, as they unveiled a global sting operation they said dealt an “unprecedented blow" to organized crime in countries around the world. The Trojan Shield operation led to police raids in 16 nations. More than 800 suspects were arrested and more than 32 tons of drugs were seized.
    (AP, 6/8/21)

2021        Jul 11, James Kallstrom (78), former head of the New York FBI, died at his home in Fairfield, Conn. Kallstrom had spent 16 months investigating the TWA Flight 800 that exploded 12 minutes after taking off from Kennedy Int'l. on July 17, 1996.
    (SFC, 7/12/21, p.B4)

2021        Jul 22, US Senate Democrats raised new concerns about the thoroughness of the FBI's background investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the FBI revealed that it had received thousands of tips and had provided “all relevant" ones to the White House counsel's office.
    (AP, 7/22/21)

2021        Aug 6, John Rizzo, the reflective but resolute Central Intelligence Agency lawyer, died at his home in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington DC. He sanctioned the secret detention and torture of suspected Islamic militants after the attacks on New York and Washington on Sept. 11, 2001, and approved drone strikes that targeted terrorists abroad.
    (AP, 8/13/21)

2021        Aug 20, It was reported that the FBI has found scant evidence that the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol was the result of an organized plot to overturn the presidential election result, according to four current and former law enforcement officials.
    (Reuters, 8/20/21)

2021        Sep 2, It was reported that the FBI has warned that the Chinese government is using both in-person and digital techniques to intimidate, silence and harass US-based Uyghur Muslims.
    (Tech Crunch, 9/2/21)

2021        Sep 3, US President Joe Biden ordered the Department of Justice to review documents from the FBI's probe into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks for declassification and release.
    (Reuters, 9/3/21)

2021        Sep 11, The FBI released a newly declassified document related to its investigation of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and allegations of Saudi government support for the hijackers, following an executive order by President Joe Biden.
    (Reuters, 9/12/21)

2021        Sep 14, The US Justice Department said it was curtailing the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies from using chokeholds to restrain suspects or executing no-knock warrants at peoples' homes before entering.
    (Reuters, 9/14/21)

2021        Sep 17, In Connecticut Robert Gentile (85), the mobster accused of the largest art heist in US history died from a stroke at Hartford Hospital. The FBI suspected that Gentile knew where valuable paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum robbery of 1990 were, but now Gentile’s alleged secrets will never be told.
    (The Independent, 9/23/21)

2021        Oct 1, Texas man Seth Aaron Pendley (28), who wanted to blow up an Amazon data center in Virginia to disrupt the internet and upset "the oligarchy," was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Pendley had communicated with an undercover FBI agent instead of an explosives supplier.
    (NBC News, 10/1/21)

2021        Oct 5, The FBI raided the office of one of New York City’s main police unions, prompting union president Edward D. Mullins to resign.
    (NY Times, 10/6/21)

2021        Oct 6, Three US Supreme Court justices proposed that Abu Zubaydah, the first detainee the CIA subjected to brutal interrogation after 9/11, be allowed to testify about his treatment.
    (NY Times, 10/6/21)

2021        Oct 7, The Central Intelligence Agency said it has created a new group to focus solely on China and the national security challenges it poses, calling it the most important threat the United States faces.
    (Reuters, 10/7/21)

2021        Oct 14, The US Justice Department reversed the 2018 firing of Andrew McCabe (53), the FBI’s deputy director, settling a lawsuit he filed asserting that he was dismissed for political reasons. President Donald J. Trump had been hounding him over his role in the Russia investigation.
    (NY Times, 10/14/21)

2021        Oct 19, It was reported that the FBI is conducting "law enforcement activity" at US-blacklisted Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's home in Washington, DC. Deripaska (53) has been subject to the US sanctions since 2018. Washington blacklisted him along with several other influential Russians because of their ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin following alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
    (Reuters, 10/19/21)

2021        Oct 28, Majid Khan (41), a suburban Baltimore high school graduate turned Al Qaeda courier, spoke to a US military jury for the first time and gave a detailed account of the brutal forced feedings, crude waterboarding and other physical and sexual abuse he endured during his 2003 to 2006 detention in the C.I.A.’s overseas prison network. Following the testimony a US military jury condemned torture by the CIA after 9/11, calling it “a stain on the moral fiber of America."
    (AP, 10/28/21)(NY Times, 10/31/21)

2021        Nov 3, The FBI released hundreds of pages of newly declassified documents about its long effort to explore connections between the Saudi government and the Sept. 11 attacks, revealing the scope of a strenuous but ultimately fruitless investigation whose outcome many question to this day.
    (AP, 11/3/21)

2021        Nov 13, The FBI and security specialists said hackers compromised a Federal Bureau of Investigation email system and sent tens of thousands of messages warning of a possible cyberattack.
    (Reuters, 11/13/21)

2021        Nov 22, It was reported that the US Justice Department will pay $130 million to survivors and families of victims of the 2018 massacre in Parkland, Fla., settling a lawsuit that accused the FBI of failing to properly investigate two tips.
    (NY Times, 11/22/21)

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