Tag «FBI»

“Father of Idaho Kids Fails Lie Detector”

Associated Press correspondent Nicholas K. Geranios reports. Excerpt: COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — The father of two children missing from a home where three people were killed failed parts of a lie detector test, but is not a suspect in the case, authorities said. Steve Groene said in a television interview that he lacked an alibi …

FBI Reliance on Polygraph Delayed Finding of Nichols’ Explosives Cache

The Associated Press reports in a story published by MSNBC.com under the title, “FBI at first dismissed tip on Nichols explosives.” Excerpt: WASHINGTON – The FBI initially dismissed a tip that convicted bomber Terry Nichols had hidden explosives and they might be used for an attack this month coinciding with the anniversary of the Oklahoma …

Polygraph Dragnet in Idaho Industrial Sabotage Investigation

KPVI News Channel 6 reports in an article titled, “Wastewater Investigation” regarding an investigation into sabotage at a water treatment facility in the city of Blackfoot, Idaho. This short item is cited here in full: The Federal Bureau of Investigation is still searching for any information on those responsible for tampering with Blackfoot’s wastewater treatment …

Justice Department Inspector General Reviews Polygraph Policy

Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists’ Project on Government Secrecy reports in the Project’s Secrecy News e-mail publication: JUSTICE DEPT INSPECTOR GENERAL REVIEWS POLYGRAPH POLICY The Department of Justice Inspector General is undertaking a review of the use of polygraph testing throughout the Department. “Polygraph examinations are used in criminal investigations and counterintelligence …

“Polygraphing Rumors”

Joel Mowbray writes for the Washington Times. Excerpt: To a number of civilian employees at the Pentagon, a New York Times story on June 3 came as quite a jolt: Some of them apparently already had been polygraphed as part of an investigation into Iraqi Governing Council member Ahmed Chalabi. But it never happened. Nearly …

“Who’s Lying?”

In their “Inside the Ring” column, Washington Times reporters Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough question a recent New York Times report that the FBI has begun polygraphing DoD civilians regarding an alleged leak of classified information: Who’s lying? The breathless headline in a major daily newspaper read yesterday, “Polygraph Testing Starts at Pentagon in Chalabi …

“Polygraph Testing Starts at Pentagon in Chalabi Inquiry”

David Johnston and James Risen report for the New York Times. Excerpt: WASHINGTON, June 2 — Federal investigators have begun administering polygraph examinations to civilian employees at the Pentagon to determine who may have disclosed highly classified intelligence to Ahmad Chalabi, the Iraqi who authorities suspect turned the information over to Iran, government officials said …

“FBI Test Detects Colombia ‘Liars'”

This short BBC News article is cited here in full: A lie detector test carried out on employees at Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s office has produced an embarrassing 20% failure rate. The FBI-administered test was designed to root out corruption, including involvement in drugs trafficking or guerrilla and paramilitary groups. Employees have complained that the test …

“After Ricin Scare, FBI Polygraphs Postal Workers”

Tim Smith reports for the Greenville Times. Excerpt: The FBI has begun polygraphing Greenville postal workers and truck drivers as the investigation into who delivered a package containing the deadly poison ricin to a Greenville mail facility moves into the third week, the president of the local postal workers union said Thursday. Dennis Zimmerman, president …