Skip to comments.Key witness in (presidential) passport fraud case fatally shot [old article]
Posted on 04/18/2009 9:26:11 PM PDT by rxsid
Key witness in passport fraud case fatally shot
A key witness in a federal probe into passport information stolen from the State Department was fatally shot in front of a District church, the Metropolitan Police Department said yesterday.
Lt. Quarles Harris Jr., 24, who had been cooperating with a federal investigators, was found late Thursday night slumped dead inside a car, in front of the Judah House Praise Baptist Church in Northeast, said Cmdr. Michael Anzallo, head of the department's Criminal Investigations Division.
Cmdr. Anzallo said a police officer was patrolling the neighborhood when gunshots were heard, then Lt. Harris was found dead inside the vehicle, which investigators would describe only as a blue car.
Emergency medics pronounced him dead at the scene.
City police said they do not know whether his death was a direct result of his cooperation with federal investigators.
"We don't have any information right now that connects his murder to that case," Cmdr. Anzallo said.
Police say a "shot spotter" device helped an officer locate Lt. Harris.
The Washington Times reported April 5 that contractors for the State Department had improperly accessed passport information for presidential candidates Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain, which resulted in a series of firings that reached into the agency's top ranks.
One agency employee, who was not identified in documents filed in U.S. District Court, was implicated in a credit-card fraud scheme after Lt. Harris told federal authorities he obtained "passport information from a co-conspirator who works for the U.S. Department of State."
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This article is not 4/19/09 as it is shown in the post.
It is from 4/19/08, one year ago.
This will mislead people unless corrected.
This gets Vince Fosters attention..
Is this guy in the army or something. What’s a shot spotter?
Quarles? And he’s a junior, so there’s two of them?
Yeah...I don’t recall this story either from a year ago.
Someone alert Alex Jones and George Noory
I think it’s a network of acoustic sensors that can be used to locate the source of gunfire.
I’m thinking something like this would have been pretty big. Something doesn’t seem right..
but then that could never be considered. now move along.
Me either...surely, in all the discussion of Certifigate, this would have come up...something smells funny here.
I would think it would have been major news. Perhaps it was, I just don’t recall this story and I like to think that I would have recalled something like this. Maybe it’s just the mojito :)
Thanks. I thought they were talking about some neighborhood kid.
2008 article about those who looked into the three Pres Candidates passport files.
The article says Saturday, April 19, 2008 on the byline.
Which is correct for last year.
But the rest of the Washington Times page content appears current.
Can you verify from another source(DC area) that this is current information?
I didn’t remember this story either, as it has clear Arkancide type tendencies.
The WT is usually conservative, if it was the Washington Post I would suspect deliberate date tampering to bury this news for future readers.
the trip back to the clinton years is now complete.
of the three passports obtained... which do you think would have motive to shoot any witnesses? i’d go 100% with a democrat... and 0bama is the only one with questionable/unknown passport info