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Digital Evidence Policy Guide

The FBI’s 1/3/2014 “Digital Evidence Policy Implementation Guide” was created to establish and consolidate FBI policy and procedures with regards to the proper handling, reviewing and processing of digital evidence collected in the course of FBI investigations. Redactions were made to protect personal privacy and law enforcement techniques.

Thomas Hale Boggs

Thomas Hale Boggs (1914 to 1972/3) was a U.S. politician who disappeared in a 1972 plane crash and was declared dead the next year. This release consists of several FBI files previously released to the public. The files span the years 1949 to 1972; redactions were made primarily to protect personal privacy and grand jury secrecy.

Cartha DeLoach

Cartha Dekle “Deke” DeLoach (1920 to 2013) was a long-serving FBI employee, agent, and executive between 1942 and 1970. At his retirement, he held the position of deputy associate director, the third-ranking official in the FBI at the time. This release consists of four volumes of material from his personnel file ranging from 1942 to 1959.

FBI Use of Global Positioning System (GPS) Tracking

This release consists of FBI materials related to our use of global positioning system (GPS) technology. The material consists of several documents redacted to protect privacy, law enforcement techniques and procedures, and properly classified materials.

Pentagon Spy Case

This release covers the FBI investigation into a leak of classified material to reporter Jack Anderson. At the White House’s request, the FBI investigated a naval yeoman, Charles E. Radford, II, who worked with the National Security Council. The release covers the years 1972 to 1974.

Jack Anderson

Jack N. Anderson (1922-2005) was an influential journalist. The material posted here consists of old and newly released material about Anderson, his writings on the FBI, and his use of leaked material of national security concern.

2011 Tucson Shooting

On January 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner shot U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and a number of other people who were present at a public appearance by Giffords in Tucson, Arizona. U.S. Judge John Roll and five others were killed. Many others were severely wounded, including Giffords. The FBI investigated the attack under a number of statutes. This release consists of FBI files concerning the early stages of that investigation.

Sikh Temple Shooting

On August 5, 2012, white supremacist Wade Michael Phillips shot and killed six people and himself at the Sikh Temple in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Several others were injured.

Andrew Phillip Cunanan

Andrew Phillip Cunanan (1969-1997) was a serial murderer placed on the FBI Ten Most Wanted List. These materials consists of a previously released FBI Minneapolis Field Office file concerning the hunt for Cunanan between May and July of 1997.

Irving Resnick

Irving “Ash” Resnick (1916-1989) was a Las Vegas casino executive and sports promoter. This release consists of FBI investigative files covering the years 1961 to 1975. Over this period, the Bureau investigated Resnick on a number of allegations concerning potential illegal gambling and racketeering violations; it also investigated a 1974 attempt to kill Resnick.

Sun Myung Moon

Sun Myung Moon (1920-2012) was the founder of the Unification Church. This release consists of FBI records concerning Moon and his church. The files show that the FBI investigated Moon briefly for possible violations of U.S. bribery laws, but no charges were made. The Bureau also received a large number of public complaints about the Unification Church's activities, which constitute the bulk of this release.

Eugene “Gene” Curran Kelly

Eugene “Gene” Curran Kelly (1912-1996) was a well known dancer, actor, and film executive. This release of the main FBI file on Kelly spans the years 1947 through 1975; the active part of the investigation spanned the years 1947 to 1951. The investigation concerned Kelly’s ties to various left-wing groups.

Michael Hastings

Michael M. Hastings (1980-2013), was a journalist and author. This release of a 6/11/2012 FBI document and its attachments (21 pages total) consists of the only material found in FBI records mentioning Hastings. No FBI records indicate an investigative interest in Hastings.

Daniel Inouye

Daniel K. Inouye (1924-2012) was a long serving U.S. Senator from the state of Hawaii. This newly released material consists of FBI files ranging from 1959 to 2006. The bulk of the material concerns investigations of threats made against Senator Inouye and others, but also includes FBI correspondence/contacts with the Senator and several other investigations related to him.

Spiro Agnew

Spiro Theodore Agnew (1918-1996) was a Maryland politician and U.S. vice president from 1968 to 1973. He resigned as vice president and later pleaded no contest to tax evasion charges pursued by the IRS; the FBI investigated him for bribery, but he was not prosecuted on that charge. This release consists of FBI records concerning the bribery investigation as well as threats made against Agnew. It ranges between 1969 and 1986 (mostly between 1969 and 1973). This more comprehensive release replaces the more limited one made in the 1990s that had been previously posted here on the Vault.
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