Skip to comments.The Chandra Levy Chronology (Rev. #10)
Posted on 05/25/2002 8:58:54 PM PDT by NetValue
This updated chronology (#10) is based on news reports, television interviews, and helpful FReeper inputs. Feel free to use this chronology for your own research. All suggested corrections will be considered. No matter how compelling the information may seem, Gary Condit is legally innocent until convicted in a court of law. The public however may draw its own conclusions from news reports and interviews. This information is for research and education purposes only.
Aug. 2000: Anne-Marie Smith first dates Condit. (She later explained that there were dating "rules" with the Congressman: The lady was not allowed to carry identification, driver's license, money or cell phone when with the congressman. Secrecy was of paramount importance. They were never allowed to be in a taxi together. He sometimes drove a little red car perhaps owned by one of his staff but not registered to him and without Congressional license plates (Plate was Washington DC AJ4901))
Oct. 23, 2000: Chandra Levy begins her internship at the U.S. Bureau of Prisons as part of her work to complete her master's degree from the University of Southern California.
(We do not know the exact date that the affair began between Condit and Chandra Levy.)
Nov. 2000: Condit talks to Anne Marie Smith about a Palm Springs get-away vacation.
Nov. 23, 2000 Chandra spent Thanksgiving with her aunt, Linda Zamsky, on the Maryland Eastern Shore. There she revealed the affair with Condit, the rules of the game, her hopes for marriage to him someday. She also talked of moving in with Condit. She believed it could work. Chandra also mentioned the possibility that she might get away for a Palm Springs vacation with her man.
Dec 13, 2000: Video of Chandra with family. The Levy's knew Chandra had a Congressman-boyfriend but they did not yet know who it was.
Dec. 23, 2000: Levy sends an e-mail to a friend that says, "My man will be coming back here when Congress starts up again, I'm looking forward to seeing him." She doesn't identify the man.
Dec. 2000: Condit gave gold bracelets to Anne Marie Smith and Chandra Levy. Vincent Flammini, Condit's driver, reported he was present when Condit bought the jewelry. (In his August 23, 2001 interview with Connie Chung, Condit refused to discuss this matter.)
Jan. 2001: Levy asks her landlord about breaking her lease to move in with her boyfriend.
Jan. 20, 2001: Chandra had a VIP seat at the inauguration ceremony and later attended the inaugural ball.
Early April, 2001 Aunt Linda Zamsky hosted Passover for the Levy family, including Chandra.
April 9, 2001: Levy family in Hershey PA.
April 14, 2001: Chandra Levy's birthday.
April 20, 2001: Chandra's supervisor (Traci Billingsly) told Levy that her internship at the Bureau of Prisons was over and that she would not be hired. The decision was described as bureaucratic and not personal.
April 21, 2001: Gary Condit's birthday.
April 23, 2001: Bureau of Prisons terminated Chandra's six-month internship early because it was limited by regulations to 120 days following the completion of course work. She was told she would not be hired.
Levy went to Condit's apartment to explain that her internship had abruptly ended and to seek his assistance. She was upset.
April 24, 2001: Condit said he last spoke to Chandra on this date. He could not recall whether they had sex.
April 25, 2001: Levy attended her going-away luncheon at the Hyatt Hotel in Washington.
April 27, 2001: Levy phoned her parents. It was the last time they talked with her.
Condit called Anne Marie Smith. She described his behavior on the phone as "normal and not unusual".
April 28, 2001: Condit's wife, Carolyn, flew into Washington and was met by Gary and a staff member at 7:30 PM. They all then went to a coffee shop together.
The alleged purpose of Carolyn Condit's trip to Washington was to attend a luncheon with the First Lady, Laura Bush.
According to her Aunt Linda Zamsky, Chandra Levy had been staying at the Condit apartment a lot recently.
Levy's landlord received two phone messages from Chandra Levy, as well as an e-mail at 8:14 p.m. It said, "It looks like my plans have suddenly changed. ... I was just informed this week that my job appointment is up, so I am out of work now. ... I would like to vacate the apartment on May 5 or 6 if possible."
Condit had a phone conversation with Anne Marie Smith.
April 29, 2001: A security tape in a Seven -Eleven Store in Arlington VA recorded Chandra buying juice and chatting with the clerk.
Linda Zamsky, Chandra Levy's aunt, found a recorded phone message from Chandra. Chandra said: My internship is over. I am packing my bags over the next ten days. I do not know what I am going to do this summer but I have some big news. Zamsky, to her regret, did not return the call.
Condit says he ended the affair. Chandra was obsessed. Condit said he last spoke with Chandra Levy on this date. (In his August 23 interview, Condit recalled a one-minute conversation in which Chandra was upbeat about returning to California.)
Condit had a phone conversation with Anne Marie Smith. There was nothing unusual about it.
April 30, 2001: Levy was last seen canceling her membership at the Washington Sports Club on Connecticut Avenue NW. She entered the gym at 7:26 p.m. and left about 8:30 p.m. The manager reports that she was "the same as always. Very upbeat, very friendly, always smiling." Chandra worked out faithfully but she was not a jogger.
Condit says Chandra called him several times but he did not answer or reply.
May 1, 2001: (At 4:15 a.m., a neighbor heard screams outside Levy's apartment building and called 911 at 4:37 a.m. Police responded but found nothing. There is no reason to believe this is related to the case since police seem pretty certain Chandra was in her apartment using her computer later that morning.)
Levy, in the morning, may have ordered copies of keys at a hardware store across the street from the health club. If so, she picked them up in the afternoon. Police discount this report.
From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Levy's computer was connected to the Internet from her third floor studio apartment above 21st Street, surfing the Web for information on Klingle Mansion at Rock Creek Park, as well as the sites of several newspapers; she also e-mailed her friends and her mother.
Condit met with Vice President Cheney at 12:30 p.m. for a private meeting lasting about 20 minutes. The meeting was over by 1:00 PM.
Condit returned to his office at 3:30 PM for meetings and phone conversations with constituents.
Condit left his office for a 5:00 PM doctor's appointment.
At 6:25 p.m. and 6:35 p.m., Condit participated in two roll call votes on Capitol Hill.
Newsweek reports that Condit was driven to his Adams Morgan apartment by a staff member about 7 p.m. There he spent the evening with his wife.
May 2, 2001: Condit voted five times between 11:39 AM and 4:02 PM.
The manager of Chandra's building called her apartment to check on her expected move-out date. There was no answer or reply.
Late in the afternoon, Condit had coffee with ABC News' Rebecca Cooper at the Tryst Coffee Shop in his Adams Morgan neighborhood.
May 3, 2001: Condit voted twice between 10:28 AM and 11:56AM. He was in congressional hearings and meetings for the rest of the day.
At 1 PM, a Condit staffer took Carolyn Condit to the airport and she flew back to California. Apparently, she flew back alone.
Susan Levy called Condit and asked him if he knew where Chandra was. He said he did not know where she was. He may have proposed offering a reward for anyone finding her.
Levy's parents called the apartment building manager and ask him to open Chandra's apartment, but he refused, telling them it would be against the law. The building manager phoned and e-mailed Chandra asking what day she intended to vacate her apartment. Neither the phone call nor the e-mail was answered.
May 4, 2001: Condit was present in congress to vote at 12:08AM (just after midnight of May 3).
May 5, 2001: After several days of leaving messages on Levy's answering machine, her parents called police to report her as a missing person.
Dr. Levy called the Condit home in California and spoke to Mrs. Condit asking to be put in touch with the Congressman. The Congressman returned the call possibly from home but probably from Washington. Dr Levy told Condit that Chandra was missing. The response was that he (Condit) is a good friend of Chandra and he would help to find her. Dr levy was not suspicious of Condit at this time.
May 5 or 6, 2001: Anne-Marie Smith says her affair with Condit ended on this date.
May 6, 2001: Mrs. Levy called Condit at home and asked for his help in the search for Chandra. He did not tell her that Chandra might be on the train coming across country. Instead he offered to put up $10,000 reward for finding her. Mrs. Levy asked him point blank, "Are you having an affair with my daughter?" He denied an affair. According to Mrs. Levy, he said, "I am only professionally involved with your daughter. I regard her highly. I respect her as a personal friend and I only have a professional relationship." Mrs. levy told him she had noticed from the phone bills that Chandra had called him late at night and often. He assured her that this was common practice in Washington due to the late hours Congress is in session and the long hours that Congressmen work.
May 6, 2001: As she searched for Chandra, Mrs. Levy called a number that had appeared on Chandra's phone bill. It was an odd number; there was no greeting message, just "romantic elevator music". She left a message asking to be called. Condit (!) returned the call. Mrs. Levy was surprised because this was not the Congressman's known number. In the discussion she asked him "point blank" and he denied a romantic relationship saying that it was "a professional relationship only". The denial was very matter-of-fact. At this time, Mrs. Levy knew that Condit was lying about the relationship. She reported this information to the police but it was not released to the public.
May7, 2001 Mrs. Levy called Condit's office number to see what the staff could do to help locate Chandra. She inquired about the other phone number and was told that was the Congressman's personal number. (At this point the Condits both concluded that the Congressman Chandra was involved with was Condit.himself and they first became suspicious that he could be involved with their not being able to locate her.) After talking with Chandra Levy's parents, Condit called the police to offer his help in the search. Condit says he made the call on behalf of Susan Levy, a constituent.
May 8, 2001: Condit voted at 6:24 PM and 7:32 PM.
May 9, 2001: Condit voted at 10:27 AM and 2:02 PM. He did not vote again until May 15.
May 10, 2001: Chandra Levy's disappearance became public for the first time.
Condit and the Levys announced a $25,000 reward fund for information. Condit's news release called Chandra "a great person and a good friend" and said Condit had asked the FBI to assist in the search.
Police enter Chandra Levy's apartment. The door was locked. There was no sign of a struggle. Everything (cosmetics, partly packed luggage, wallet, driver's license, credit cards, money, laptop computer, and cell phone) appeared to be there except her keys and a ring. There was a comforter on the floor near the apartment's entry door.
May 11, 2001: Chandra did not attend her graduation ceremony. Her parents saw this as very ominous because they believe she would not have deliberately missed her graduation - it was too important to her and all her friends were there. She had told her parents that she planned to return to California, graduate with her friends, find a job, and either take the LSAT for law school or get employed with the FBI and help others.
Condit on the phone told Anne Marie Smith "I'm going to have to disappear for a while. I think I might be in some trouble." He asked her not to call him for a few days. He said he would explain at the first opportunity. She was shocked and deeply concerned.
May 12, 2001: Police confirmed to the Levy family that Chandra was "missing". They told the Levys that they had found her packed luggage, purse, cell phone, drivers license, lap top computer, cash, and credit cards in the apartment.
May 13, 2001: Mothers Day. There was no greeting to Susan Levy from her daughter Chandra.
May 15, 2001: Condit voted five times starting at 6:25 PM into the night.
Condit met with the police. He "forgot" to tell the police during this first sit down interview that his wife was in town when Chandra vanished. He did not mention to the police the story that he related later, i.e. that Chandra had said on April 29th that she would be taking a four day train ride home.
May 16, 2001: Dr. and Mrs. Levy met with and told a