CASE CLOSED … what really happened in the 2001 anthrax attacks?

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* Additional FBI documents related to Amerithrax Investigation

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 19, 2010

CASE CLOSED by Lew Weinstein

is a novel which answers the question

… why did the FBI fail to solve the 2001 anthrax case?

Here’s what readers say about CASE CLOSED …

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“Lew Weinstein is a meticulous researcher and a determined storyteller.”

“This scary scenario is as close to truth as fiction can come.”

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http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/amerithrax.htm

Soon after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, letters laced with anthrax began appearing in the U.S. mail. Five Americans were killed and 17 were sickened in what became the worst biological attacks in U.S. history.

The ensuing investigation by the FBI and its partners—code-named “Amerithrax”—has been one of the largest and most complex in the history of law enforcement.

In August 2008, Department of Justice and FBI officials announced a breakthrough in the case and released documents and information showing that charges were about to be brought against Dr. Bruce Ivins, who took his own life before those charges could be filed. On February 19, 2010, the Justice Department, the FBI, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service formally concluded the investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks.

The Amerithrax Task Force—which consisted of roughly 25 to 30 full-time investigators from the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and other law enforcement agencies, as well as federal prosecutors from the District of Columbia and the Justice Department’s Counterterrorism Section—expended hundreds of thousands of investigator work hours on this case. Their efforts involved more than 10,000 witness interviews on six different continents, the execution of 80 searches, and the recovery of more than 6,000 items of potential evidence during the course of the investigation. The case involved the issuance of more than 5,750 grand jury subpoenas and the collection of 5,730 environmental samples from 60 site locations. In addition, new scientific methods were developed that ultimately led to the break in the case—methods that could have a far-reaching impact on future investigations.

This interim release of FBI files concerning the investigation consists of a total of 2,728 pages and 30 separate files. Additional releases will be made when the files have been processed under the guidelines of the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy.

As a supplement to this release, the U.S. Department of Justice has posted an Investigative Summary on its website atwww.usdoj.gov.

279A-WF-222936- BEI (Bruce E. Ivins) Sections (1,282 pages)

The seven sections identified as BEI (Dr. Bruce E. Ivins) are directly related to the investigative efforts and interviews involving Dr. Ivins. The sections include a review of Dr. Ivins’ personnel file, e-mails, police reports, and analysis of samples.

BEI Section 1 (2/2007 ) – (123 pages)
BEI Section 2 (4/2005) – (179 pages)
BEI Section 3 (8/2007) – (189 pages)
BEI Section 4 (11/2007) – (234 pages)
BEI Section 5 (2/2008)– (193 pages)
BEI Section 6 (4/2008) – (180 pages)
BEI Section 7 (8/2008) – (184 pages)

279A-WF-222936-USAMRIID Sections (1,446 pages)

There are 22 sections listed as USAMRIID (United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases), which pertain to investigative efforts and interviews related to USAMRIID and its personnel.

USAMRIID Section 1 (2/2005) – Interviews (75 pages)
USAMRIID Section 2 (6/2008) – Interviews (26 pages)
USAMRIID Section 3 (9/2006) – Biosurety Plan by DOD (1 page)
USAMRIID Section 3b (2/2006) – Interviews (102 pages)
USAMRIID Section 4 (3/2007) – Interviews and (7/2007) – Law Enforcement Operation Order of Environmental Survey (117 pages)
USAMRIID Section 5 (9/2006) – Interviews and Periodic case updates (75 pages)
USAMRIID Section 6 (4/2005) – Maryland DMV Records related to Dr. Ivins and additional interviews (46 pages)
USAMRIID Section 7 (5/2005) – Summary of Unauthorized Environmental Surveys by Dr. Ivins (108 pages)
USAMRIID Section 8 – (8/2005) – Interviews (151 pages)
USAMRIID Section 9 – (4/2003) – Interviews (41 pages)
USAMRIID Section 10 – (3/2003) – Interviews (44 pages)
USAMRIID Section 11 – (7/2003) – Interviews (33 pages)
USAMRIID Section 12 – (10/2003) – Interviews (52 pages)
USAMRIID Section 13 – (12/2003) – Interviews (53 pages)
USAMRIID Section 14 – (1/2004) – Interviews (66 pages)
USAMRIID Section 15 – (3/2004) – Interviews (49 pages)
USAMRIID Section 16 – (3/2004) – Interviews (107 pages)
USAMRIID Section 17 – (6/2004) – Interviews (63 pages)
USAMRIID Section 18 – (8/2004) – Interviews and Request for Documents from USAMRIID (10 pages)
USAMRIID Section 19 – (9/2004) – Interviews (40 pages)
USAMRIID Section 20 – (11/2004) – Interviews (127 pages)
USAMRIID Section 21 – (1/2007) – Interviews (51 pages)
USAMRIID Section 22 – (9/2004) – Interviews (9 pages)

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* FBI Amerithrax documents made public on 2/29/10 and previously

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 19, 2010


CASE CLOSED by Lew Weinstein

is a novel which answers the question

… why did the FBI fail to solve the 2001 anthrax case?

Here’s what readers say about CASE CLOSED …

“CASE CLOSED takes headline events and weaves a credible scenario around the anthrax scare.”

“Lew Weinstein is a meticulous researcher and a determined storyteller.”

“This scary scenario is as close to truth as fiction can come.”

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon *

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Amerithrax Documents
Documents Made Public Under FOIA on Feb. 19, 2010

Documents Unsealed September 24, 2008
Group 1

Group 2

Documents Unsealed August 6, 2008

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* FBI press release re conclusion of anthrax investigation

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 19, 2010

Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, February 19, 2010

Justice Department and FBI Announce Formal Conclusion of Investigation into 2001 Anthrax Attacks

The Justice Department, FBI and U.S. Postal Inspection Service today announced that the investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks, which killed five individuals and sickened 17 others, has formally concluded.

Earlier today, representatives of the FBI and Justice Department provided a 92-page investigative summary along with attachments to victims of the attacks, relatives of the victims and appropriate committees of Congress. This document sets forth a summary of the evidence developed in the “Amerithrax” investigation, the largest investigation into a bio-weapons attack in U.S. history. As disclosed previously, the Amerithrax investigation found that the late Dr. Bruce Ivins acted alone in planning and executing these attacks.

The investigative summary and the attachments are now accessible to the public and have been posted to the Justice Department Web site at www.usdoj.gov/amerithrax under the Freedom of Information Act. In addition, roughly 2,700 pages of FBI documents related to the Amerithrax case are now accessible to the public and have been posted to the FBI website athttp://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/amerithrax.htm under the Freedom of Information Act.

The Amerithrax Task Force, which was comprised of roughly 25 to 30 full-time investigators from the FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and other law enforcement agencies, as well as federal prosecutors from the District of Columbia and the Justice Department’s Counterterrorism Section, expended hundreds of thousands of investigator work hours on this case. Their investigative efforts involved more than 10,000 witness interviews on six different continents, the execution of 80 searches and the recovery of more than 6,000 items of potential evidence during the course of the investigation. The case involved the issuance of more than 5,750 grand jury subpoenas and the collection of 5,730 environmental samples from 60 site locations.

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2010/February/10-nsd-166.html

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CASE CLOSED by Lew Weinstein

is a novel which answers the question

… why did the FBI fail to solve the 2001 anthrax case?

Here’s what readers say about CASE CLOSED …

“CASE CLOSED takes headline events and weaves a credible scenario around the anthrax scare.”

“Lew Weinstein is a meticulous researcher and a determined storyteller.”

“This scary scenario is as close to truth as fiction can come.”

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon *

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* 2001 Anthrax case to be closed today … will we learn anything to convince us the FBI has actually solved the case?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 19, 2010

Dr. Bruce ivins

Adam Behsudi, Frederick News-Post, writes (2-19-10) …

  • The FBI is expected to issue a final report today on its six-year investigation of the 2001 anthrax letter attacks, according to the attorney representing former Frederick resident Bruce Ivins.
  • “The U.S. Attorney called me and said they would close the case today,” said Rockville attorney Paul Kemp.

read the entire article at … http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/displayBreaking.htm?StoryID=101535

LMW COMMENT …

We can only hope that the FBI provides more information to support their assertion that Dr. Ivins was the sole perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax attacks, or presents some other theory of the case which involves other people.

If so, we can evaluate what the FBI says with an open mind.

But … if the FBI offers no more than they have to date, this will continue to have all the appearances of a travesty of justice and a cover-up of the worst bio-terrorism event in the history of the U.S.

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CASE CLOSED by Lew Weinstein

is a novel which answers the question

… why did the FBI fail to solve the 2001 anthrax case?

Here’s what readers say about CASE CLOSED …

“CASE CLOSED takes headline events and weaves a credible scenario around the anthrax scare.”

“Lew Weinstein is a meticulous researcher and a determined storyteller.”

“This scary scenario is as close to truth as fiction can come.”

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon *

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