Tag «American Polygraph Association»

Once Secret CIA Report Reveals Derogatory Information on Polygraph Luminaries Gugas, Barefoot, and Harrelson

A formerly secret CIA report (PDF) provides derogatory information about three prominent polygraph operators of the mid-20th century. The report was declassified and publicly released pursuant to the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. The subject of the two-page report, dated 14 August 1968, is Chris Gugas (1921-2007), a former CIA …

American Polygraph Association Declines Comment as More Racist Text Messages by Member Daniel Ribacoff Surface

Dirty Cops & PIs blog founder and editor Jeffrey Augustine reports on newly discovered racist text messages attributed to disgraced polygraph operator Daniel Ribacoff in an article titled, “Trouble for Polygraph Expert Dan Ribacoff as More Racist Texts Surface.” Both AntiPolygraph.org and Dirty Cops & PIs previously reported on a different set of racist text …

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 …

Discredited Lawyer Promotes Discredited Lie Test

Disbarred criminal defense lawyer F. Lee Bailey will be the keynote speaker at a seminar jointly presented by the American Polygraph Association and the Maine Polygraph Association next Wednesday to Friday, 24-26 April 2013 in Saco, Maine. The stated purpose of the seminar is “to educate lawyers, investigators, therapists, probation and governmental officers and members …

Iowa Polygraph Association Lawsuit Withdrawn

In February 2007, AntiPolygraph.org News cited a Des Moines Register article about a defamation lawsuit filed by former Iowa Polygraph Association (IPA) president James E. Reistroffer against three members of the Association’s ethics committee: Mike McDermott, Dennis Wilbur, and Jan Caylor Martins. The matter is now settled, with Reistroffer having withdrawn his lawsuit, and each …

American Polygraph Association Disapproves Fox’s Moment of Truth Lie Detector Show

Scott Michels reports for ABC News in “Is the Truth Worth $500,000?”: Is the Truth Worth $500,000? ‘Truth’ or Fiction? Polygraph Association Questions New Reality Show By SCOTT MICHELS Dec. 13, 2007— Hook someone up to a lie detector. Ask personal questions. Watch the person squirm. That’s the premise of the new Fox TV reality …

Iowa Polygraph Association Past President James Reistroffer Sues Ethics Committee Members

In “City paying legal fees of officer being sued,” Clark Kauffman reports for the Des Moines Register on a defamation lawsuit brought by former Iowa Polygraph Association president James Reistroffer against three members of the association’s ethics committee: Des Moines taxpayers are paying the legal fees of a police officer accused of abusing his position …

American Polygraph Association Considers Polygraph “Testing” of Airport Personnel

Issue #58 of PolygraphPlace.com’s biweekly e-zine, The Polygraph Chronicles, includes mention that the American Polygraph Assoction may seek an amendment rolling back the 1988 Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA), which restricts private sector use of polygraphy in the workplace. Excerpt: The American Polygraph Association (APA) Newsletter of Sept/Oct 2001 contains several comments from members of …

“The Truth About the Polygraph”

Veteran polygrapher Theodore Paul Ponticelli writes in Justice: Denied — The Magazine for the Wrongly Convicted. Although a supporter of polygraphic interrogation, Ponticelli offers pointed criticism of the polygraph community. Excerpt: The American Polygraph Association (APA) in all appearance should be the watchdog of the industry, but it is no more than a trade association …