A triple homicide, the alleged involvement of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect, and those caught up in the FBI’s ongoing investigation.
On then-agent, now-congressman Michael Grimm and what happens when an F.B.I. informant turns out to be a con man.
In 1980 a convicted con-man named Melvin Weinberg was sent by the FBI to offers bribes to U.S. Congressmen on behalf of a phony Arab sheik. The Abscam, short for ‘Abdul Scam’, sting brought down for several representatives, but longtime politician John Murtha narrowly avoided offering a bribe on camera.
Israel Keyes confessed to multiple murders, but committed suicide before revealing all the details.
The story of William Morgan: American, wanderer, Cuban revolutionary.
How the media and law enforcement fingered the wrong man for the 1996 Olympic Park bombing.
On the FBI’s program to infiltrate Muslim communities in America.
A first-person account of an arrest:
I stared at the yellow walls and listened to a few officers talk about the overtime they were racking up, and I decided that I hated country music. I hated speedboats and shitty beer in coozies and fat bellies and rednecks. I thought about Abu Ghraib and the horror to which those prisoners were exposed. I thought about my dad and his prescience. I was glad he wasn’t alive to know about what was happening to me. I thought about my kids, and what would have happened if they had been there when I got taken away. I contemplated never flying again. I thought about the incredible waste of taxpayer dollars in conducting an operation like this. I wondered what my rights were, if I had any at all. Mostly, I could not believe I was sitting in some jail cell in some cold, undisclosed building surrounded by “the authorities.”
An ex-spook takes on the Warren Commission.
The questionable close relationship between a mobster/informant and an F.B.I. agent during a bloody Colombo crime family battle.