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04.03.14

2011 Tucson Shooting

On January 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner shot US Representative Gabriell Giffords and a number of other people who were present at a public appearance by Giffords in Tuscon, 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.
03.19.14

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. This interim release covers two days of the FBI’s investigation.
03.14.14

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.
02.27.14

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.
01.23.14

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.
11.05.13

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.
09.24.13

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.
09.12.13

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.
09.05.13

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.
06.27.13

Edward Irving "Ed" Koch

Edward Irving "Ed" Koch (1924-2013) was a former congressman and mayor of New York City. This release consists of several files related to Koch. The bulk of the release consists of a 1977 investigation into extortion threats made against Koch that included the forgery of a letter using the then congressman’s letterhead and signature. There are parts of two other files also. The first concerns a 1973 extortion matter and the second a foreign counterintelligence matter that mentions Uruguayan military officials’ “irritation” with Koch; part of this file has been referred to another agency for release as it contains that agency’s information.
06.27.13

Rodney King

Rodney Glen King (1965-2012) was the victim of an abusive arrest by Los Angeles police officers on March 3, 1991. Two officers involved in the arrest were found guilty of depriving King of his civil rights.
06.19.13

Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes Macias (1928-2012), aka Carlos Fuentes, was a noted Mexican writer. The material in this file concerns his proposed travel and subsequent visa issues with the U.S. State Department between 1962 and 1983.
05.07.13

Muammar Qadhafi

Muammar Qadhafi* (1942-2011) was the dictatorial ruler of Libya from 1969 to 2011. This release consists of FBI material related to Qadhafi ranging from 1976 to 1989. Investigations include security matters related to Qadhafi’s travel to the United States in 1987, threats by Libyan dissidents against Qadhafi, and Qadhafi’s possible involvement in threats to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. Material has been withheld to protect personal privacy, the identities of FBI sources, and classified material. * Name variations include Khadafi, Khaddafy, Gaddafi, and Qadhafi.
03.20.13

Art Modell

Arthur Bertram Modell (1925-2012) was a businessman best known for his ownership of the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens football teams. This release consists of a 1975 investigation of an extortion threat against Modell and a 2000 investigation of a threatening letter sent to him. Neither case resulted in a prosecution.
03.13.13

Neil Armstrong

Neil Alden Armstrong (1930-2012) was a naval aviator and U.S. astronaut. This release consists of 18 pages of FBI file references to Armstrong ranging from 1969 to 1985 relating primarily to requests for FBI name checks in consideration of executive appointment; no derogatory personnel information was found. Redactions were made primarily to protect the privacy of living persons
03.01.13

Whitney Houston

Whitney Elizabeth Houston (1963-2012) was a well-known American recording artist and actress. This release consists of several FBI investigations into threats made against Houston between 1988 and 1999.
01.04.13

Myron Leon "Mike" Wallace

Myron Leon "Mike" Wallace (1918-2012) was a well-known American journalist. This release consists of two parts. The first concerns a foreign counterintelligence file opened about Wallace’s 1970 trip to Cuba (pp.1-5) and the second an investigation into a threatening letter sent to Wallace (pp.6-50).
10.22.12

Richard Wagstaff "Dick" Clark

Richard “Dick” W. Clark (1929-2012) was an entertainer and businessman best known for his long tenure as host of American Bandstand. These materials consist of investigations made in 1962 and 1985 into threats of violence against Clark and others
10.19.12

Charles "Chuck" Wendell Colson

Charles “Chuck” W. Colson (1931-2012) served as an official in the Nixon Administration and later was a well known Christian speaker and founder of a non-profit organization called the Prison Fellowship. He pled guilty to Watergate related charges in 1974 and served a brief federal prison sentence. This FOIA release covers the FBI’s background investigation into Colson’s appointment for a position in the White House. There is no connection in this material to Watergate or Colson’s later career.
10.18.12
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