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FBI formally closes protracted anthrax case
AP News ^ | 02/19/2010 | AP News

Posted on 02/19/2010 3:11:29 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour

WASHINGTON – The FBI sought to close the book on its long, frustrating hunt for the killer behind the 2001 anthrax letters Friday, formally ending its investigation and concluding a mentally unhinged scientist was responsible for killing five people and unnerving Americans nationwide. After years of false leads, no arrests and public criticism, the FBI and Justice Department said Dr. Bruce Ivins, a government researcher, acted alone.

Ivins killed himself in 2008 as prosecutors prepared to indict him for the attacks. He had denied involvement, and his family and some friends have continued to insist he was innocent. Investigators had tried earlier to build a case against biowarfare expert Steven Hatfill, who had worked for a time in the same military lab as Ivins, but ultimately turned away from that theory and had to pay him a multimillion-dollar settlement.

Many details of the case have already been disclosed, but newly released FBI documents paint a fuller portrait of Ivins as a troubled doctor whose life's work was teetering toward failure at the time the letters laced with anthrax were sent. As the U.S. responded to the mailings, that work was given new importance by the government, and he was even honored for his efforts on anthrax.

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TOPICS: Anthrax Scare; Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: anthrax; bhodoj; bruceivins; fbi; ivins

1 posted on 02/19/2010 3:11:29 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour
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Still no word on the reward money. I and another individual sent in a couple of "clues" which if they'd been looked at even briefly by the FBI analysts on the case would have led to Dr. Ivins INSTANTLY. Our material went to both the USPS Inspection Service and the FBI.

In both cases the "clues" were reported so early in the game there'd been no one to beat us to the point.

The fact we haven't gotten our rewards means the FBI still has no confidence in their conclusion.

Do not believe the FBI in this case.

2 posted on 02/19/2010 3:15:09 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Why don’t they get a few more suspects to commit suicide before the close it?


3 posted on 02/19/2010 3:17:02 PM PST by nickcarraway
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Sounds like they've got every connection to Iraq erased and "knowing" folks have died.

But there's always someone alive that knows the truth...

4 posted on 02/19/2010 3:40:49 PM PST by Sacajaweau (What)
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