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Arnold Palmer
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.
Arthur Flegenheimer (Dutch Schultz)
Arthur “Dutch Schultz” Flegenheimer (1902-1935) was a New York City racketeer known for bootlegging, income tax evasion, and a number of other crimes.
Arthur Kinoy
Arthur R. "Doc" Barker
Arthur R. “Doc” Barker (1899-1939) was an infamous criminal and member of the Barker/Karpis Gang in the 1930s. He was convicted for his participation in the kidnapping of Edward George Brewer in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1934 and sentenced to Alcatraz prison in San Francisco. He died while trying to escape in 1939.
Arthur Rudolph
Arthur Louis Hugo Rudolph (1906-1996) was a German-born rocket engineer and Nazi party member. He was brought to the United States to work for the U.S. Army and NASA after World War II. The attorney general asked the FBI to review internal security aspects of his immigration into the U.S. for permanent residence.
Aryan Brotherhood
The Aryan Brotherhood, a violent white supremacist gang, formed within the California state prison system in the late 1960s. On August 9, 1982, the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office opened a racketeering enterprise investigation into the gang. The case was closed in 1989.
Aryan Circle
Aryan Nation
Asian American Political Alliance
Asian American Political Alliance - The Asian American Political Alliance was a protest group formed at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1968. This release covers the FBI investigation of the group and its leaders from 1969 through 1972. The FBI was especially interested in the contact the group or its members had with Chinese communists abroad.
Atlanta Child Murders
Between 1979 and 1981, approximately 29 African-American children, teens, and young adults—mostly boys—were kidnapped and murdered. A majority of the killings shared common details. The FBI joined the multi-agency investigation in 1980. In our files, the major case is called ATKID, short for the Atlanta Child Murders. The investigation was closed following the conviction of Wayne Bertram Williams for two of the murders in 1982; after the trial, law enforcement linked Williams to 20 more of the 29 murders. This release was made prior to the creation of the FBI Vault; the files have since been renamed to enhance the clarity of the information, but the content remains the same.
Attempted Assassination of President Ronald Reagan
On March 30, 1981, John W. Hinckley, Jr., shot President Ronald Reagan and several others in a failed assassination attempt. The FBI conducted an extensive investigation, named REAGAT. This FOIA release consists of an extensive “Prosecutive Report” submitted by the FBI to the Department of Justice in May 1981 as Justice lawyers considered how to prosecute Hinckley for the attacks.
Barker Karpis
Barker-Karpis Gang Summary
Barker/Karpis Gang
Alvin Francis “Creepy” Karpis, born as Karpowicz (1907-1979), was a notorious gangster of the 1930s. He committed many of his crimes with a gang of criminals, including several Barker brothers; “Doc” and Fred Barker were two of the most active members. Their mother Kate “Ma” Barker was also involved, though not as the criminal mastermind later media legend made her out to be. The Barker/Karpis gang was responsible for two of the era’s most notorious kidnappings—the abduction of William Hamm in 1933 and Edward Bremer, Jr., in 1934. This release consists of the extensive Bureau file on the Barker/Karpis gang. The bulk of it covers from 1933 to 1936, but it extends well into the 1970s because Karpis lived to late in the decade.
Basque Intelligence Service
Bayard Rustin
Bayard Rustin (1912-1987) was a civil rights activist and counselor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mr. Rustin was investigated for his ties to the Communist Party of the USA. These files are primarily dated during the 1960s.
Ben Zuckerman
Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee
Benjamin “Ben” Crowninshield Bradlee (1921-2014) was a journalist who became the executive editor of the Washington Post from 1968 to 1991. This release consists of FBI material on Bradlee from 1951 to 1984.
Benjamin Hooks
Benjamin Lawson Hooks (1925-2010) was a civil rights leader who served as the director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for more than a decade. This release consists of a background investigation file with materials dated 1972-1980 and several investigative files concerning threats against Hooks or the NAACP between 1987 and 1990.
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