Bloomberg Businessweek Profiles Doug Williams

This week’s issue of Bloomberg Businessweek includes an in-depth feature article by investigative reporter Drake Bennett profiling Doug Williams‘ decades-long efforts against the pseudoscience of polygraphy and the federal government’s efforts to silence him. We won’t summarize the article here: it’s well worth reading in full. See “Man vs. Machine: The True Story of an Ex-Cop’s War …

Continue reading ‘Bloomberg Businessweek Profiles Doug Williams’ »

Doug Williams Shows How to Beat a Lie Detector Test

Bloomberg Business has published a video report on how to beat a polygraph test featuring Doug Williams of Norman, Oklahoma, who was targeted for entrapment in the federal government’s Operation Lie Busters investigation. Williams, himself a former police polygraph examiner, has been a vocal critic of polygraphy for some 35 years and is the author of How …

Continue reading ‘Doug Williams Shows How to Beat a Lie Detector Test’ »

American Polygraph Association Seeks to Limit Electoral Challenges, Foreign Influence

On 4 July 2015, in a message board post titled “APA Board Conpires [sic] to Limit Eligibility for Elections and International Influence,” a pseudonymous user posting as “Dedicated to Truth”1 attached a Microsoft Word document purporting to be a working draft (141 kb .doc file) of the American Polygraph Association’s bylaws. AntiPolygraph.org has reason to …

Continue reading ‘American Polygraph Association Seeks to Limit Electoral Challenges, Foreign Influence’ »

Florida Congressman Dennis Ross Seeks Radical Amendment to Employee Polygraph Protection Act

On Monday, 8 June 2015, U.S. Representative Dennis A. Ross (R-FL) held a press conference with Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd to promote a proposed amendment of the 1988 Employee Polygraph Protection Act “to provide an exemption from the protections of that Act with regard to certain prospective employees whose job would include caring for …

Continue reading ‘Florida Congressman Dennis Ross Seeks Radical Amendment to Employee Polygraph Protection Act’ »

Business Insider on How to Pass a Polygraph Test

On Wednesday, 3 June 2015, Business Insider published a story by reporter Christina Sterbenz titled “The one thing you need to know to pass a polygraph test.”1 AntiPolygraph.org co-founder George Maschke and American Polygraph Association president Raymond Nelson were interviewed for this report. A few points in the article merit special note. Sterbenz writes: Most …

Continue reading ‘Business Insider on How to Pass a Polygraph Test’ »

George Maschke on the Peter B. Collins Show

On Monday, 1 June 2015, AntiPolygraph.org co-founder George Maschke was a guest on the Peter B. Collins Show to discuss developments in the trial of Doug Williams, whom Collins interviewed before the trial. A free preview clip of the interview is available online, and the entire interview (along with any archived interviews, including that of …

Continue reading ‘George Maschke on the Peter B. Collins Show’ »

George Maschke on the Scott Horton Show

On Wednesday, 27 May 2015, AntiPolygraph.org co-founder George Maschke was interviewed on the Scott Horton Show about the recent trial of Doug Williams, who was targeted in a federal undercover operation dubbed Operation Lie Busters. The entire interview is available online, as is Scott Horton’s earlier interview with Doug Williams himself.

Book Review: A Life of Lies and Spies by Alan B. Trabue

Alan B. Trabue retired from the Central Intelligence Agency in 2011 after a 40-year career, 38 years of which he spent in the polygraph division. AntiPolygraph.org has received a review copy of his memoir, A Life of Lies and Spies: Tales of a CIA Ops Polygraph Interrogator (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2015). The book …

Continue reading ‘Book Review: A Life of Lies and Spies by Alan B. Trabue’ »

U.S. v. Doug Williams Recap

AntiPolygraph.org has followed the case of U.S. v. Doug Williams with interest, from the raid on his office and home on 21 February 2013, to the indictment handed down on 13 November 2014, to the trial held 12-13 May 2015 (see our on-location reporting on day one and day two of the proceedings). On the …

Continue reading ‘U.S. v. Doug Williams Recap’ »

U.S. v. Doug Williams Day 2: Doug Williams Pleads Guilty

Summary: On the afternoon of Wednesday, 13 May 2015, Doug Williams changed his plea from not guilty to guilty with respect to all charges. The jury was dismissed and proceedings were suspended pending a sentencing date to be determined. Williams remains free on bond. Proceedings began at 09:15. The jury entered the court room and …

Continue reading ‘U.S. v. Doug Williams Day 2: Doug Williams Pleads Guilty’ »