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* is the FBI’s Amerithrax case still open, and if so, why?

Posted by DXer on June 25, 2009

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is the FBI’s Amerithrax case still open, and if so, why?

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FBI-DOJ press conferenceThe FBI said on August 6, 2008, after they announced that Dr. Bruce Ivins was the sole perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax attacks, that they were going to complete some investigative matters and that they would then “close the case.”

The impression which was left was that the case would soon be closed. But it seems that the FBI has not closed the case.

… Perhaps we are still in the timeframe that the FBI had in mind when they said they had some things left to do.

… Perhaps the skepticism and outright challenges that greeted the FBI’s August 2008 announcement convinced them to keep looking at alternate possibilities.

… But others suggest that it is the FBI’s realization that once they formally close the case, they will be subject to what might be an unending flood of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for information about what they investigated and did not investigate, and how they eliminated suspects other than Dr. Ivins.

Accordingly, I have addressed the following email to the FBI’s Washington DC Field Office …

GENTLEMEN

On August 6, 2008, Mr. Jeffrey Taylor, the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, accompanied by Mr. Joseph Persichini, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, announced …

“We are now beginning the process of concluding this (Amerithrax) investigation. Once this process is complete, we will formally close the case.”

To the best of my knowledge, however, the case has not yet been closed.

If the Amerithrax case is in fact still open, I wonder if you could tell me the FBI’s reasons for keeping the case open, and also how many agents are currently assigned, compared to the number assigned before the August 2008 announcement.

Thank you very much for your help in this matter.

LEW WEINSTEIN

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