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  • Five Years Later, Anthrax Questions Swirl Anew at FBI

    10/13/2006 3:46:10 PM PDT · by Shermy · 242 replies · 5,329+ views
    Newhouse ^ | October 13, 2006 | Kevin Coughlin
    Nobody has been arrested for the anthrax mailings of 2001, but many people have paid for the crime. Five died and at least 17 others got sick. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been frustrated. Careers have crumbled. Taxpayers have gotten socked for billions of dollars to shore up bioterror defenses that some experts say still fall short. Now, an analysis from the FBI itself, buried in a microbiology journal, is raising more questions about the investigation. In the August issue of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, FBI scientist Douglas Beecher sought to set the record straight. Anthrax spores mailed to...
  • Follow up: Anthrax Investigation

    08/05/2005 9:14:03 AM PDT · by Gene Vidocq · 125 replies · 2,806+ views
    10nbc. ^ | 8/4/05
    I-Team 10 has a follow up to the anthrax investigation that led agents to the southern tier a year ago. On August 5, 2004 FBI agents raided the home of a doctor in the town of Wellsville. Since then, Doctor Kenneth Berry has neither been charged, nor formally cleared. The FBI never said, what, if anything they found from their search of Dr. Berry's home but the investigation apparently never yielded anything that implicated berry in any wrongdoing. Still, the publicity surrounding the raid has left him in legal limbo. Dr. Berry’s home sits quietly on a hill in the...
  • "Anthrax Bloodhounds & Justice Delayed:Justice To Quash Testimony of Bioweaponeer's Wife

    07/05/2005 9:23:45 AM PDT · by Gene Vidocq · 17 replies · 1,345+ views
    Internet Free Press ^ | July 5, 2005 | Investigative Reporter
    The US Justice Department filed a motion Friday to quash testimony by wife of bioweaponeer William Patrick III in the lawsuit: Steven J. Hatfill, M.D. v. Attorney General John Ashcroft, The Department of Justice; The Federal Bureau of Investigation (et al). Headed by former federal prosecutor Tom Connelly, pro bono attorney's for Dr. Steven J. Hatfill, the former person of interest in the anthrax letters case, have been quietly doing battle behind the scenes with attorney's for the US Justice Department, in the United States District Court for The District of Columbia. Dr. Steven Hatfill's life was publically dismantled, rendering...
  • FBI scours car of doctor (anthrax update)

    08/08/2004 12:05:56 AM PDT · by buzzyboop · 3 replies · 610+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | August 8, 2004 | Karen Roebuck
    More than a dozen FBI agents investigating the 2001 anthrax attacks descended on Connellsville (PA) Airport Saturday to comb through a UPMC-McKeesport doctor's car. Agents vacuumed Dr. Kenneth M. Berry's white Mercury Sable for evidence, said Frank Sero, an employee at Connellsville Airport, Fayette County. He did not know what the agents were seeking, or what they took from the car. Forensic investigators frequently use vacuums to collect fibers, hair samples and other trace evidence. "I can confirm that we did conduct a search of a vehicle at the Connellsville Airport," said Special Agent Jeff Killeen, of the Pittsburgh field...
  • Doctor in anthrax case is left with broken pieces of a life - The other Person of Interest

    04/18/2005 10:45:05 AM PDT · by Gene Vidocq · 10 replies · 1,016+ views
    Looking Back: The story after the story Dr. Kenneth Berry hasn't been linked to any crime. The former Wellsville physician whose homes were searched in connection with the anthrax killings has visited Wellsville recently, and is living on unemployment in New Jersey, according to a friend. "Who's going to hire him?" asked the friend, the Rev. Richard "Pastor Dick" Helms of Wellsville. Dr. Kenneth M. Berry lost his job as an emergency room doctor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in McKeesport, Pa., last year after his name surfaced in the anthrax investigation. His home on East Pearl Street...
  • FBI, Post Office Searching New York, New Jersey Locations In Anthrax Probe

    08/05/2004 11:30:49 AM PDT · by Shermy · 112 replies · 4,052+ views
    WNBC ^ | AUgust 5, 2004
    NEWARK, N.J. -- The FBI and Postal Inspection Service on Thursday searched locations in Newark and Wellsville, N.Y., in connection with the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks, the FBI said. The searches began and will probably be completed on Thursday, said Ed Cogswell, and FBI spokesman in Washington. He said he did not know what sort of locations were being searched, and said the supporting information for the search warrants was sealed. No arrests have been made, he said. He declined to provide further details about the searches. "It's part of the investigative effort. I can't go beyond that," Cogswell said....
  • Instead of waking U.S. to bioterror, he woke the FBI

    08/08/2004 6:12:13 AM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 3 replies · 555+ views
    Instead of waking U.S. to bioterror, he woke the FBI Sunday, August 08, 2004 BY KEVIN COUGHLIN AND JOE MALINCONICO Star-Ledger Staff For Kenneth M. Berry, 1999 was a very big year. The Teaneck native hosted a conference in Washington, D.C., in which he crusaded for better training against biological attacks. He filed for patents on two systems to shield buildings from biochemical agents. And he was charged in a forgery scheme -- a sordid episode that, an accomplice says, was meant to fund Berry's fight against bioterror. Five years later, these strange cross-currents have splashed more mystery onto the...

    08/07/2004 2:19:37 AM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 543+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/07/04 | DON MURRAY and PERRY CHIARAMONTE
    August 7, 2004 -- DOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The doctor at the center of the anthrax investigation told cops booking him on domestic-violence charges he was innocent of the biological attacks — as it emerged he tried to patent an anthrax detection system just after the attacks began. Records at the Patent and Trademark Office Web site indicate Dr. Kenneth Berry applied for a patent on a surveillance system to identify chemical and biological attacks on Sept. 28, 2001, 10 days after the first anthrax letters were postmarked in Trenton. Berry's computerized system uses weather data and the properties of...
  • Dr. Berry probed for alleged anthrax connection by FBI, charged on four counts of domestic violence

    08/06/2004 3:44:56 PM PDT · by Shermy · 33 replies · 1,497+ views
    Wellsville Daily Record ^ | August 6, 2004 | John Anderson
    WELLSVILLE -- Despite having three places he was involved in searched by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday, Dr. Kenneth M. Berry, 46, of Wellsville, was arrested, but on a domestic violence charge in New Jersey. Point Pleasant Beach (N.J.) Police charged Dr. Berry with four counts of assault and a temporary restraining order was issued by Judge James A. Ligouri. Agents from the FBI executed a search warrant at two homes in Wellsville Thursday as part of an investigation into "the origin of the anthrax-laced letters mailed in September and October of 2001 which resulted in the deaths...

    08/06/2004 12:25:28 AM PDT · by kattracks · 3 replies · 361+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/06/04 | DON MURRAY and ANDY GELLER
    August 6, 2004 -- Feds probing the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks raided two upstate homes and a Jersey Shore bungalow linked to a bioterrorism expert who advocates the mass distribution of the anthrax vaccine. Dr. Kenneth Berry, 48, returned from breakfast at the Sand Dollar diner yesterday to find 20 FBI agents and postal inspectors swarming over the Dover Township, N.J., bungalow owned by his father, William. Throughout the day, the agents carried out small items in clear plastic bags and bulky items in dark garbage bags. They also searched under a pier behind the home and towed away two...
  • Man From Anthrax Probe Charged in Fight (Suspect From 2001 Investigation)

    08/06/2004 4:07:25 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 89 replies · 2,478+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/6/04 | AP/Jeff linkous
    DOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A doctor whose homes were searched by FBI agents investigating the 2001 anthrax attacks was charged with assault for allegedly fighting with four family members at a motel just hours after the raids, authorities said. Dr. Kenneth M. Berry, who founded an organization in 1997 that trains medical professionals to respond to chemical and biological attacks, was arrested Thursday afternoon by police responding to domestic dispute at the White Sands Motel in the resort community of Point Pleasant Beach. His relationship to the four was not immediately known.