2015 Pre-Publication Review Policy Guide
The FBI’s Pre-Publication Review policy went into effect on June 04, 2015.
The October 24, 2002 arrest of John Allen Mohammed and Lee Boyd Malvo brought an end to series of sniper murders that terrorized the Washington, DC, metropolitan area for two weeks. The joint investigation by the FBI, state, regional and local law enforcement was called SNIPEMUR in the FBI. This release consists of material from the FBI’s file on this matter.
Armando Florez Ibarra
Armando Florez Ibarra served as a Cuban diplomat in the United States and Czechoslovakia before defecting to Spain in 1968. This release consists of material from FBI files dated between 1960 and 1986.
Virginius Frank Coe
Virginius Frank Coe (1908 to 1980) was a former Treasury Department Official identified as a member of the Silvermaster espionage group in the late 1940s. This release consists of FBI material dated between 1970 and 1975.
Ariel Sharon (1928 to 2014) was an Israeli politician. This release consists of material related to diplomatic security issues concerning Sharon’s visit to the United States in 1982 and 1991.
Judith Coplon (1921 to 2011) was a spy for the Soviet Union who worked in the U.S. Department of Justice. She was convicted of espionage and conspiracy in 1949, but both verdicts were overturned due to FBI errors in gathering evidence. This release consists of materials from the FBI case file on Coplon between 1948 and 1949.
Harold Glasser (1905 to 1992) was an economist employed by the US Department of Treasury and later worked for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. FBI investigation and subsequently identified Russian records identified Glasser as a spy.
Michael Whitney Straight
Michael Whitney Straight (1916 to 2004) was an American writer and publisher, scion of a wealthy family, and agent of the USSR. This release consists of material from FBI files between 1943 and 1969.
Ronald Wilson Reagan
Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911 to 2004) was the 40th president of the United States, governor of California, and well known actor. This release consists of material from FBI files related to Mr. Reagan dated between 1951 and 1980.
On April 19,1995, Timothy McVeigh parked an explosive laden truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The explosion killed 168 men, women and children; McVeigh was later executed for the murders. The FBI investigation was called OKBOMB. This release consists of the first one hundred pages of responsive material on that investigation.
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.
Huey Percy Newton
Huey Percy Newton (1942 to 1989) was co-founder of the Black Panther Party. This release consists of materials from FBI file 105-HQ-165429 and several shorter files, dated between 1967 and 1969.
Thomas Michael Menino
Thomas Michael Menino (1942-2014) served as the Mayor of Boston from 1993 to 2014. This release consists of material from a 2002 corruption investigation that did not lead to prosecution.
Joan Alexandra Rivers
Joan Alexandra Rivers, ne Molinsky, (1933-2014) was a well known entertainment figure. This release consists of several FBI investigations of violent threats made against Ms. Rivers.
On February 4, 1974, Patricia Hearst, the daughter of a well-known newspaper owner, was kidnapped by members of the domestic terrorist group called the Symbionese Liberation Army. The FBI’s investigation of this kidnapping and Hearst’s actions while with the group was called HEARNAP. This release is a new processing of the FBI’s HEARNAP file, which was previously released.
Richard Matsui Aoki
Richard Matsui Aoki (1938-2009) was involved in a number of radical groups on the West Coast including the Socialist Workers Party and the Black Panther Party. At the same time Aoki served as an informant for the FBI (symbol source number SF-2496-R). This release consists of material from the period 1962 to 1970 and a record of the FBI file search for material on Aoki in 2009.
Alger Hiss (1904-1996) was a lawyer and former government official who spied for the Soviet Union; he was convicted of perjury in 1950. This release is a reprocessed version of previously released material from the FBI’s main file related to the investigation of perjury charges against Hiss. The material spans October and November of 1949.
Jay David Whittaker Chambers
Jay David Whittaker Chambers (1901-1961) was an author, reporter and Soviet spy. This release is a reprocessed version of previously released material from the FBI’s main file on Chambers. It spans the years 1949 to 1977.
Shirley Temple Black
Shirley Temple Black (1928-2014) was a well known actress and political appointee in several administrations. This release consists of a 1969 background investigation made when Ms. Black was under consideration for executive appointment. Also included are two small files regarding threats made against Ms. Black.
Irwin Allen Ginsberg
Irwin Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) was a well known poet. This release consists mostly of an FBI file opened in 1964 when Ginsberg planned to travel to Cuba for a poetry competition. There are also some later references to Ginsberg’s political activism and earlier criminal arrests.