A Conversation on Polygraph Policy with U.S. Senate Candidate David C. Graham

On Thursday, 20 October 2022, AntiPolygraph.org co-founder George Maschke spoke with David C. Graham, the 2022 Libertarian Party candidate for the United States Senate from the state of Kansas. Topics addressed include the 2015 trial of the late Douglas Gene Williams, who was sentenced to 2 years in prison for teaching undercover federal agents how …

Benjamin Lawrence Petty Files Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

On 19 January 2018, in a case that garnered international attention, Benjamin Lawrence Petty of Spencer, Oklahoma pleaded guilty to raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, a church-run summer camp, and in accordance with a negotiated plea agreement was sentenced to 15 years on probation. Petty is legally …

Police Polygraph Operator Jason DiPrima Arrested for Soliciting a Prostitute

On Thursday, 1 September 2022, the Polk County, Florida Sheriff’s Office arrested Jason Matthew DiPrima, 49, of Kingston, Georgia in a sting operation for soliciting a prostitute. DiPrima is a deputy chief of the Cartersville, Georgia Police Department and had been in Florida to attend the 56th annual seminar of the American Polygraph Association, which …

Lafayette Instrument Co. Acquires Limestone Technologies

The Lafayette Instrument Company of Lafayette, Indiana, the U.S. government’s main supplier of polygraph instruments, has acquired Canadian polygraph manufacturer Limestone Technologies of Kingston, Ontario. Lafayette announced the acquisition in a 22 August 2022 post on its website: Lafayette Instrument Co. is pleased to announce its acquisition of Limestone Technologies on August 12, 2022. Both …

Senate Bill Would Mandate Polygraph Screening of Chinese, Russian, and other Foreign Nationals at the Department of Energy

On Wednesday, 27 July 2022, U.S. senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Roger Marshall (R-KS) introduced Senate Bill 4634, “A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to administer polygraph examinations to certain foreign nationals with access to nonpublic areas or information of the National Laboratories.” The full text of the bill is available here (PDF). …

Polygraph Screening Failed to Deter Convicted Sex Offender Luke Michael Churchill from Raping Daughter

On 14 June 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice in a press release announced that Luke Michael Churchill of Wilmington, North Carolina, had been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to a single count of production of child pornography. The press release notes that Churchill “photographed his sexual abuse of a four-year …

Arizona Bans Polygraphs in Law Enforcement Internal Investigations

According to an official news release, Arizona governor Doug Ducey on 25 April 2022 signed into law H.B 2159, a bill introduced by Representative John Kavanaugh that withdraws authorization for the use of polygraphs in law enforcement internal investigations. Kavanaugh, a Republican representing Arizona’s 23rd district, previously worked as a police officer with the Port …

Confession of White Perpetrator in Brittanee Drexel Missing Person Investigation Clears Black Suspect Who Failed FBI Polygraph

On 25 April 2009, 17-year-old Brittanee Drexel of Chili, New York went missing while on holiday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The investigation of the case dragged on for years and garnered nationwide attention. In 2016, Tequan L. Brown, a jailhouse informant, implicated Timothy Da’Shaun Taylor in Brittanee Drexel’s disappearance, claiming that Drexel “was gang …

Long Shot Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate Craig Greiwe Touts Lie Detector Results

Craig Greiwe, currently favored to lose the 7 June 2022 Los Angeles mayoral primary election by a wide margin, has submitted to a polygraph “test” and is challenging other candidates to also do so, as Travis Schlepp reports for KTLA. Excerpt: It’s no secret that many voters are skeptical about trusting the word of their …

Polygraph Operator Lisa Ribacoff Dodges Questions at Crime Conference

Polygraph operator and American Polygraph Association board of directors member Lisa Ribacoff, who is in business with her father, fraud-tainted celebrity polygrapher and private investigator Dan Ribacoff, was a speaker at the Oxygen Network’s recently concluded CrimeCon 2022 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her talk was styled as an “AMA” (“Ask Me Anything”) affair, but …