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  • Critic of Polygraph Tests Accused of Teaching People to Lie to Government

    11/17/2014 4:08:52 PM PST · by rednesss · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/17/2014 | Jacob Gershman
    For at least the second time since 2012, the federal government has brought criminal charges, accusing someone of training people on how to beat a polygraph test. On Friday, prosecutors announced an indictment against Douglas G. Williams, a 69-year-old man from Norman, Okla., who’s accused of coaching people “how to lie and conceal crimes” during federally administered lie-detector tests. Mr. Williams, who operates a company called, says the mail fraud and obstruction of justice charges leveled against him are an “attack on his First Amendment rights.” The indictment follows the federal prosecution of an Indiana man who received eight...
  • Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack

    08/01/2013 2:16:11 PM PDT · by sunmars · 212 replies
    CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack. Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya. Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret. CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency's Benghazi...
  • (1984 - Thought Crimes) Tennessee Police Chief Using Lie Detector to Sniff Out Racists on His Force

    03/08/2013 9:38:18 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    NYDN ^ | Friday, March 8, 2013, | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Tennessee police chief using lie detector to sniff out racists on his force The police department in Coopertown, Tenn. has been rocked by scandals for more than a decade. Their newest police chief, Shane Sullivan, is using a polygraph test to clean up the town’s image and keep bigots off his force. COOPERTOWN, Tenn. — A police chief hired to rebuild a tiny Tennessee department dismantled by scandal is using a lie-detector test to keep racists off his force. Coopertown Police Chief Shane Sullivan took over the department in November, becoming the 11th chief in as many years. He was...
  • White House threatens polygraphs for leakers

    06/26/2012 6:24:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/25/12 | Jeremy Herb
    White House threatens polygraphs for leakersBy Jeremy Herb - 06/25/12 08:20 PM ET Officials at the CIA, FBI and other intelligence agencies will be given expanded polygraph tests under a new Obama administration directive aimed at stamping out national-security leaks. James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, on Monday announced a series of steps intended to stop the leaks after a furious backlash from Congress over news reports that revealed closely guarded secrets. The most significant measure is the addition of a new question to the polygraph tests that are used by intelligence agencies. Officials will be asked during the...
  • Cain Accusers Demand Polygraph Test

    11/09/2011 3:21:42 PM PST · by eeevil conservative · 28 replies
    Rush caller/Freeper | 11/9/11 | n/a
    Cain Accusers Demand Polygraph Test Where are they? Where are all the accusers? Shouldn't they be standing at a presser with attorneys and demanding Herman Cain follow up on his offer to take a polygraph? If this were truly about truth and abuse by powerful men, or women, for that matter, wouldn't that be exactly what they would demand? Fellow FREEPer indylindy pinged me with this thought that she had heard voiced by a Rush caller today. Honestly, I think a polygraph would just make a circus out of the....well, the circus. But if I were a woman abuse by...
  • Ga. inmate wants polygraph test before execution

    09/20/2011 9:17:53 PM PDT · by americanophile · 61 replies
    AP via Google News ^ | September 20, 2011 | GREG BLUESTEIN
    ATLANTA (AP) — Yet another appeal denied, Troy Davis was left with little to do Tuesday but wait to be executed for a murder he insists he did not commit. He lost his most realistic chance to avoid lethal injection on Tuesday, when Georgia's pardons board rejected his appeal for clemency. As his scheduled 7 p.m. Wednesday execution neared, his backers resorted to far-fetched measures. They asked prisons officials to let him to take a polygraph test; urged prison workers to strike or call in sick; asked prosecutors to block the execution and they even considered a desperate appeal for...
  • Sleeping With The ... (Words fail me)

    08/20/2010 5:56:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 20, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Politics: President Obama hit a new low in using a recess appointment to name Maria del Carmen Aponte as U.S. envoy to El Salvador. The radical has consorted with Cuban spies but will be taking no questions. Dismissing three congressional holds on Aponte's ambassadorial confirmation as "playing politics," Obama used his vacation to slip Aponte through to represent the U.S. to the strategic Central American country, without a vote in Congress. That gives Aponte, a campaign contributor aligned to the immigration lobby, access to top-secret information as a political reward. But Aponte's past is one big red flag. From 1982...
  • Brain regulates cholesterol in blood, study suggests

    06/27/2010 10:19:52 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 66 replies
    BBC ^ | June 06, 2010 | Emma Wilkinson
    The amount of cholesterol circulating in the bloodstream is partly regulated by the brain, a study in mice suggests. It counters assumptions that levels are solely controlled by what we eat and by cholesterol production in the liver. The US study in Nature Neuroscience found that a hunger hormone in the brain acts as the "remote control" for cholesterol travelling round the body.Too much cholesterol causes hardened fatty arteries, raising the risk of a heart attack. The research carried out by a US team at the University of Cincinnati found that increased levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin in mice...
  • Proposed Law Would Keep Best Tools Out of the Hands of Law Enforcement During War on Terror

    02/11/2010 7:26:15 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 8 replies · 294+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 2-11-10 | Bob McCarty
    Like many Americans, you might deem the information below "yawnworthy." If, however, you're interested in ensuring that our nation's Departments of Defense and Homeland Security are equipped with the best possible tools to fight the War on Terror, you'll be interested in what happens in states like Washington where a push is being waged to keep the best tools out of the hands of the state's law enforcement professionals.
  • No Need for Research, Interrogation Tool Exists

    02/04/2010 12:41:06 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 181+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 2-4-10 | Bob McCarty
    So why wasn't I surprised to read in an article that Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair told members of the House Intelligence Committee yesterday he is tasking an elite U.S. interrogation unit -- an interagency group of top interrogators dubbed the "High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group" -- with conducting "scientific research" to find better ways of questioning top suspected terrorists when one already exists? Because Director Blair is either being kept in the dark about the existence of this non-polygraph technology or he's part of what appears to be a coordinated effort by individuals within the federal government to prevent...
  • CIA Deaths, Terrorism Could Have Been Prevented

    01/11/2010 10:02:18 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 5 replies · 348+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 1-11-10 | Bob McCarty
    James Chapman was as distraught as any patriotic American about seven CIA operatives in Afghanistan being killed in an explosion set off by a double-agent Dec. 31. The 67-year-old Marine Corps veteran made it clear that he hated to see our nation's security compromised the way it was Christmas Day when a 23-year-old Nigerian man, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, attempted to take down Northwest Airlines Flight 253 with a bomb as it approached Detroit. While many would find it difficult to recognize anything positive in those two recent security breakdowns that prompted a presidential news conference Thursday, Chapman sees opportunity. He...
  • Coming Soon: Interview with Expert Who Has Counterterrorism Technology Ready for Use

    01/08/2010 12:30:24 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 1 replies · 182+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 1-08-10 | Bob McCarty
    This afternoon, I will interview James Chapman, a man who believes that, if President Obama is serious about improving the nation's counterterrorism capabilities, civilian and military, he will make sure that, going forward, those capabilities include Computer Voice Stress Analysis® technology.
  • 'Brain fingerprinting' could be breakthrough in law enforcement

    10/12/2008 9:56:02 AM PDT · by BGHater · 18 replies · 675+ views
    KOMO ^ | 10 Oct 2008 | Komo Staff
    SEATTLE -- Science is becoming a more important part of catching a killer or terrorist and keeping the innocent out of jail. A Seattle neuroscientist is leading the way with technology based on a simple fact: your brain can't lie. An odd looking headband, flashing words on a computer screen, and a couple clicks of a mouse could be the secret to putting a murderer behind bars. "It's a game changer in the field of global security," said Dr. Larry Farwell, Chairman of Brain Fingerprinting Labs who developed "brain fingerprinting" - a lie detector test for the 21st century. While...
  • In Anthrax Case, Hindsight Shifts View of Ivins

    08/08/2008 11:48:09 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 18 replies · 281+ views
    Wall Street Journal (public) ^ | August 9, 2008 | Elizabeth Williamson and Siobhan Gorman
    Actions to Aid Probe Appear Now As Cover-UpWASHINGTON -- One night in autumn 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the worst act of bioterrorism in its history, Bruce Ivins was alone in his cluttered Fort Detrick, Md., office, scrubbing phones, walls and furniture. ...... Dr. Ivins, his colleagues said, argued that al Qaeda was responsible. "He was very passionate about this," former boss Jeffrey Adamovicz said. "He was very agitated." In these conversations, Dr. Ivins dwelled at one point on a purported link between Florida victim Robert Stevens, a photographer for American Media, and an apartment rented to 9/11 ringleader...
  • Deception Indicated in Both of Larry Sinclair's Polygraph Tests by First Polygraph Expert

    02/24/2008 11:11:13 AM PST · by NoWayMcCain · 82 replies · 757+ views ^ | 2/24/2008
    Dr. Ed Gelb, Former President of the American Polygraph Association was the Polygraph expert selected by He has done over 30,000 polygraph examinations over his long career. There were two polygraph tests administered by Dr. Gelb on Friday. the first polygraph asked Mr. Sinclair on his sex claims. The second polygraph test asked Mr. Sinclair on the drug use claims. There was deception indicated in both tests. As mentioned yesterday Mr. Sinclair did pass his drug screen so there were no drugs in his system which could have interfered with the test. We have asked Mr. Sinclair on several...
  • Larry Sinclair Claims He Passed Polygraph Test

    02/24/2008 7:18:59 AM PST · by freespirited · 49 replies · 174+ views
    The Way It Is ^ | 2/23/08 | Mr. Sircy
    Accoring to a comment he made on his Youtube page Mr. Sinclair has passed the polygraph test. He was attacked by some people who left disrespectful comments and Mr. Sinclair lashed out and told some of the details of the polygraph test. He posted some comments on the page and names the Limo Driver as is P. Multani from the 5 Star Limo Service as the driver of the limo that he used with Senator Obama. He is also donating some of the money from to charity.
  • Larry Sinclair Completed 4 Hour Polygraph Test Today

    02/22/2008 8:25:38 PM PST · by freespirited · 240 replies · 505+ views
    Due to security concerns, we had to move the Larry Sinclair Polygraph up a few days. We conducted it in secret today and the picture to the left is from from one of the two arduous polygraphs Sinclair underwent today. The process took four grueling hours, testing Sinclair's claims of sex and drug use separately and also including a drug screening to ensure that Sinclair didn't enlist any chemical assistance. The results are being confirmed by a second expert and we'll have conclusive word, along with video of the whole thing, Monday or Tuesday. Check back then for more, including...
  • Larry Sinclair agrees to reduced payout with $10,000 going to Charity

    02/22/2008 8:30:34 PM PST · by freespirited · 26 replies · 410+ views
    Larry Sinclair wants to change the payout of our polygraph challenge and we've agreed. When he passes the test, he wants only enough money to pay off some outstanding debt of his mother's for to get the exclusive rights to the video and the results of the Polygraph. He also wants $10,000 paid out to a couple of Minnesota charities: the Duluth Salvation Army Housing Loan Program and the Girls and Boys Club of Duluth. That seems perfectly reasonable to us the most penny-pinching of free spenders, and so we've agreed. We'd like to note at this point that...
  • Update to $100,000 Larry Sinclair Polygraph Challenge

    02/16/2008 2:43:47 PM PST · by HD1200 · 53 replies · 152+ views ^ | 2/16/08 | Dan Parisi
    We have been in contact with Mr. Sinclair and he has asked Dan Parisi, the President of Inc. to publicly make the following statement showing that he has no affilation with any of the candidates which Dan Parisi does as follows: "We are not affiliated in any way with any of the candidates or any of the parties. I have never met or communicated with David Axelrod or Barack Obama. Obviously since I never have met either of them I do not have a friendship with either of them”. Here is a copy of the offer letter sent to...
  • GOP urges Berger lie test

    01/24/2007 12:42:24 AM PST · by George Maschke · 30 replies · 892+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Jan. 24, 2007 | Jerry Seper
    Eighteen House Republicans have urged the Justice Department to proceed with a polygraph test for Samuel R. Berger, the former national security adviser who agreed to take the test as part of a plea of guilty of stealing documents from the National Archives.
  • U.S. Denies Entry to Teen, Father

    08/30/2006 2:16:58 AM PDT · by George Maschke · 36 replies · 1,209+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 30, 2006 | Shaun Waterman
    A California teenager suspected of attending a terrorist training camp and his father are being denied re-entry to the United States after spending four years in Pakistan unless they submit to interviews and lie-detector tests, their attorney says.     Julia Mass says the rights of her clients, Muhammad Ismail, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, and his 18-year-old son, Jaber Ismail, to return to the United States are being violated because they are on the "no fly" list.     Miss Mass said an official at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad told Jaber Ismail that he and his father would be allowed...
  • Greensboro Leaders To Take Polygraph Exam (Someone leaked confidential police department report)

    05/02/2006 3:27:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies · 689+ views
    WXII12 ^ | 5/02/06
    Greensboro Leaders To Take Polygraph ExamLeaked Report Is Subject Of Investigation UPDATED: 5:15 pm EDT May 2, 2006 GREENSBORO, N.C. -- City leaders are looking for the truth through the use of a polygraph exam. Some members of the City Council are taking the exam to prove they didn't release to the media a confidential report about the police department. Council members voted 8-1 to submit to the exam. Dianne Bellamy Small gave the dissenting vote and has said in the past that she's not responsible for the leak. Another member of the council, Yvonne Johnson, said she didn't like...
  • Is CIA Leak Probe a 'Witch Hunt'?

    02/07/2006 6:34:17 AM PST · by digger48 · 86 replies · 3,220+ views
    ABC ^ | 2-7-06 | Brian Ross and Richard Esposito
    Director Launches Investigation Into Who Gave Sensitive Information To The Media. Feb 7, 2006 — The director of the CIA has launched a major internal probe into media leaks about covert operations. In an agencywide e-mail, Porter Goss blamed "a very small number of people" for leaks about secret CIA operations that, in his words, "do damage to the credibility of the agency." According to people familiar with the Goss e-mail, sent in late January and classified secret, the CIA director warned that any CIA officer deemed suspect by the agency's Office of Security and its Counter Intelligence Center (which...
  • Nothing But The Truth (Why has the Pentagon dropped a a potentially more effective lie detector)

    12/14/2005 10:10:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 706+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 12/15/2005 | David Holman
    Not only has the Pentagon dropped a new, popular, and potentially more effective lie detector technology vital to the War on Terror -- it won't explain why. There is a little known device used in interrogations in police departments throughout the country. The examiner attaches to the subject a microphone, which is connected to a laptop computer with special software. During the interrogation, the examiner charts on the computer the voice pattern of each answer. By the analyzing the patterns, the examiner can learn on which answers the subject was likely deceptive. Seeking greater versatility in the field than the...
  • Former Mayor Campbell passes polygraph test

    08/14/2004 8:53:01 AM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 10 replies · 525+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Published on: 08/13/04 | By BILL RANKIN
    Facing the prospect of a federal corruption indictment, former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell took the offensive Friday with the announcement he had passed a polygraph examination. The examination, which cost Campbell $600, was administered Friday by a former director of the FBI's polygraph unit who is now a private examiner in Knoxville. Kendall Shull, who retired from the FBI in 2001, said he asked Campbell questions about whether he took bribes as mayor and engaged in illegal fund-raising activities. "He passed," Shull said. This summer, federal investigators have interviewed witnesses and lawyers representing witnesses who are cooperating in the corruption...
  • A Citizen Soldier's Encounter With the Polygraph

    02/18/2004 10:05:09 PM PST · by ScuzzyTerminator · 3 replies · 587+ views ^ | 2 February 2004 | George W. Maschke
    Too Hot of a Potato: A Citizen Soldier's Encounter With the PolygraphGeorge W. Maschke2 February 2004On Monday, 15 May1995, FBI polygrapher Jack Trimarco met me for the first time in his life and within three hours concluded that I am a spy, drug dealer, and drug abuser.The FBI rejected my application to become an FBI special agent and entered my polygraph examiner's false accusations of deception into my permanent FBI Headquarters file. The FBI's accusations have had life-changing consequences for me, and I am telling my story to help hasten the day that our government ends its misplaced reliance on...

    12/20/2003 1:57:44 AM PST · by George Maschke · 45 replies · 446+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 20, 2003 | Niles Lathem
    <p>WASHINGTON - Army counterintelligence agents are forcing many Iraqi employees of the U.S.-led civilian authority in Baghdad to submit to polygraph tests after a list of Saddam Hussein's spies was discovered in his briefcase, The Post has learned.</p> <p>Military officials said yesterday "several" Iraqis working as translators and low-level functionaries for the Coalition Provisional Authority and some who have been hired for the police are being given lie-detector tests this week on suspicion they are giving inside information to Ba'athist terrorist cells.</p>
  • 'Body powder' found at post office; truckers postal workers forced to take lie detector tests

    11/14/2003 8:20:59 AM PST · by Vanilla Witha 9 · 192+ views
    -- The Trucker Staff | Nov 14 2003
    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Greenville, S.C., postal workers and truckers are being forced to take lie detector tests after the poison ricin was found in an envelope in a Greenville post office in October and last week a mysterious powder was found in a mail bin at a nearby postal facility. The Gaffney, S.C., post office was evacuated Nov. 7 after workers found an unidentified powder in a mail bin but it turned out to be "body powder." In October, an anonymous letter threatening to take hostage the new Hours of Service rules was found in addition to a vial of...
  • After ricin scare, FBI polygraphs postal workers

    11/06/2003 10:42:34 PM PST · by George Maschke · 10 replies · 202+ views
    The Greenville Times ^ | November 7, 2003 | Tim Smith
    <p>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.</p>
  • Terrorism lends urgency to hunt for better lie detector

    11/05/2003 2:05:09 AM PST · by George Maschke · 2 replies · 178+ views
    USA Today ^ | November 5, 2003 | Richard Willing
    <p>PHILADELPHIA — In a quiet corner of the University of Pennsylvania campus, professor Britton Chance is using near-infrared light to peek at lies as they form in the brains of student volunteers.</p> <p>Eventually, Chance hopes to see something else: a day when a device like his replaces the old, often inaccurate polygraph as the best way for the U.S. government to detect lies told by spies, saboteurs and terrorists.</p>

    10/02/2003 2:21:58 AM PDT · by George Maschke · 112 replies · 540+ views
    New York Post ^ | Oct. 2, 2003 | Deborah Orin
    <p>WASHINGTON - The White House yesterday hinted it would allow lie-detector tests for President Bush's staff in the investigation into the CIA leak.</p> <p>Probers began poring through records and phone logs to hunt for anything related to the leak that has sparked a political furor.</p>
  • White House won't rule out polygraphs in leak probe

    10/01/2003 2:25:14 PM PDT · by kattracks · 19 replies · 183+ views ^ | 10/01/03
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The White House pledged full cooperation Wednesday with a Justice Department probe into the leak of a CIA operative's name, and a spokesman did not rule out the possibility that Bush administration employees could face lie-detector tests.</p>
  • The Lie Behind the Lie Detector

    08/18/2003 8:07:43 AM PDT · by George Maschke · 49 replies · 896+ views ^ | August 18, 2003 | George W. Maschke and Gino J. Scalabrini
    The 3rd edition of's free e-book, The Lie Behind the Lie Detector, is now on-line and may be downloaded as a 1 mb PDF file here: new, revised and expanded edition includes updated chapters on polygraph validity, policy, and procedure, as well as detailed information on how to pass (or beat) a polygraph test. It will be of interest to anyone who may some day face a polygraph examination, whether in the context of a criminal investigation, or as a requirement for employment with a government agency or contractor.
  • Polygraph tests as good as tea leaves

    07/22/2003 4:20:08 AM PDT · by George Maschke · 9 replies · 536+ views
    I'm going on record right now. I will not submit voluntarily to a polygraph test at any time, for any reason. Even if I'm innocent - especially if I'm innocent. The use of the lie-detector test has not gone the way of reading bumps on the head and tea leaves as it should have, and people must stand up against it. Polygraphs are ostensibly used to indicate whether or not a person is lying. However, authorities are always careful to not call it a "lie-detector" because they know it isn't. They say it's a "tool" they use in investigations. Well,...
  • Saddam's loyalists thwart polygraph tests

    07/21/2003 2:46:58 AM PDT · by George Maschke · 26 replies · 327+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 21, 2003 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>Captured Saddam Hussein loyalists in Iraq are proving adept at beating lie-detector tests, frustrating attempts to find banned weapons and to learn what happened to Navy Capt. Michael Scott Speicher.</p> <p>U.S. officials and military officers say trained interrogators in Baghdad have caught Iraqi Ba'ath Party loyalists lying while hooked up to the machine, which showed they were not being deceptive.</p>

    11/09/2002 10:36:15 AM PST · by forest · 12 replies · 389+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #295 ^ | 11-10-02 | Doug Fiedor
    Most of us understand the common polygraph. All it amounts to is a device that crudely records physiological responses. The operator makes a big deal of wiring up the subject, asks a few questions and records the physical response of the body. So, let's say the subject under investigation is like Bill Clinton, an "exceptionally good liar." What would the polygraph operator see? Probably nothing. And, that is exactly why polygraph data are not allowed to be used in court. Clearly, the results are not dependable. In truth, the most important part of a polygraph test is the interview given...
  • Spies, Lies and Polygraphs

    10/16/2002 10:36:16 PM PDT · by George Maschke · 3 replies · 356+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct. 17, 2002 | Drew Richardson
    <p>Recently, the National Academy of Sciences issued a landmark report regarding the use of polygraphy by various federal agencies. Although many issues were explored and several conclusions were drawn, none was more important than the finding that polygraph screening is completely invalid as a diagnostic instrument for determining truth regarding counter-terrorism, counter-espionage, past activities of job applicants and other important issues currently so assessed by our various federal, state and local governments.</p>
  • Petition to President Bush to End Polygraph Screening

    10/15/2002 4:11:13 AM PDT · by George Maschke · 34 replies · 464+ views ^ | Oct. 13, 2002 |
      View Current Signatures   -   Sign the Petition To:  President George W. Bush President George W. Bush The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Bush: We, the undersigned, ask that you issue an executive order immediately stopping all polygraph screening in the Executive Branch. On October 8, 2002, the National Academy of Sciences issued a landmark report regarding the use of polygraphy by various federal agencies. Although many issues were explored and several conclusions were drawn, none was more important than the finding that polygraph screening is completely invalid as a diagnostic...
  • Polygraph flawed in Chandra Levy probe?

    09/29/2002 9:15:19 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 12 replies · 257+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/29/02
    <p>Police detectives in the Chandra Levy murder case are focusing on a suspect initially discounted after he passed a polygraph test investigators now believe was flawed, the Washington Post reported Sunday.</p> <p>Ingmar Guandique, 21, has been in prison since July 2001 -- two months after the 24-year-old intern disappeared. He was imprisoned after being convicted of assaults on two female joggers in Washington's Rock Creek Park, the paper reported.</p>
  • Lie Detector for Elizabeth's Uncle 'Inconclusive'

    06/16/2002 10:53:07 AM PDT · by callisto · 59 replies · 581+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 06.16.02 | PRNewswire
    Edward Smart, the father of missing Salt Lake City teen Elizabeth Smart, submitted to a polygraph test and came out clean, a well-placed law-enforcement source tells Newsweek. But polygraph results for other members of the prominent Mormon family -- including Elizabeth's uncle, Tom Smart -- were "inconclusive," Newsweek reports in the current issue. In an interview with Newsweek, Tom Smart pledged full cooperation with investigators probing the disappearance of his 14-year-old niece who was snatched from her bed in the middle of the night June 5. It's all right, "tear me apart," if you have to, as long as...
  • Parents can't believe children's deaths last year were homicides - Mourning without answers

    05/30/2002 5:21:17 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 6 replies · 304+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 30, 2002 | By ROBERT THARP / The Dallas Morning News
    Parents can't believe children's deaths last year were homicides Mourning without answers 05/30/2002 By ROBERT THARP / The Dallas Morning News The brightly painted house on North Cliff Street still looks like a home where children might play. Holiday decorations hang from the green walls and the yard overflows with flower gardens and lawn art. German Tovar and his wife, Martha Avitia, leave for work every day and return to their east Oak Cliff home. But for a year, they have been coming home to an empty house after the couple's two children were found slain a year ago...
  • FBI Chief Pledges More Polygraphs

    04/03/2002 12:43:16 PM PST · by George Maschke · 18 replies · 203+ views
    Associated Press, via Yahoo ^ | April 3, 2002 | Ted Bridis
    FBI Chief Pledges More Polygraphs Wed Apr 3,12:36 PM ETBy TED BRIDIS, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - FBI (news - web sites) Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday promised broader use of lie detectors and a closer check of employee financial records to help deter or catch spies within America's elite law enforcement agency. Mueller acknowledged delicate issues of privacy and trust. But he said FBI employees must realize that security needs to be improved after last year's arrest of FBI agent Robert Hanssen (news - web sites), who has pleaded guilty to selling secrets to Moscow for nearly two decades....
  • FBI Investigates Employees Who Fail Polygraph Test

    04/03/2002 12:23:29 PM PST · by George Maschke · 7 replies · 494+ views
    Reuters, via Yahoo ^ | April 3, 2002 | James Vicini
    FBI Investigates Employees Who Fail Polygraph TestWed Apr 3, 2:14 PM ETBy James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As many as seven FBI (news - web sites) employees with access to highly classified information face more investigation after taking polygraph tests given to tighten security following the discovery (news - web sites) of a Russian spy within the FBI, officials said on Wednesday. "We have identified up to 700 persons who were responsible for looking at highly classified information and have run a polygraph program that I believe has been successful in that we have some assurance on all but one...
  • Polgraph Declined in Lesbian Beating/Mutilation Allegation

    03/30/2002 7:36:13 AM PST · by codebreaker · 52 replies · 2,190+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | March 30, 2002 SGT | Brian D. Crecente
    The Denver woman who reported that a group of men beat her and carved derogatory words in her flesh declined a police request Thursday to take a polygraph test.Police would say that they are actively investigating the incident.April Mora, 17, was unavailable for comment Thursday.
  • Cuban spy passed polygraph at least once

    03/27/2002 10:16:42 PM PST · by George Maschke · 20 replies · 641+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | March 28, 2002 | Tim Johnson
    BY TIM WASHINGTON - Even though confessed Cuban spy Ana Belen Montes already outwitted a lie-detector test, the government plans to rely on polygraph exams to check her honesty as they debrief her about her 16-year spying career while working for U.S. military intelligence.Montes took a polygraph examination at least once during her career as an analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency, her attorney says.''At the time she was polygraphed, she passed it,'' said prominent Washington attorney Plato Cacheris, who added that he did not know when the exam was given.Critics of polygraph exams, which are designed to snare...
  • Cuban Spy Montes Reportedly Passed Polygraph

    03/21/2002 1:36:37 PM PST · by George Maschke · 3 replies · 279+ views Message Board ^ | March 21, 2002 | "beech trees"
    A long-time participant in the message board has received confirmation from an informed source close to the Ana Belen Montes espionage case that Montes took and passed at least one counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination during her 16-year career at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). See the following message thread and scroll down to the 13th reply: to a document filed in support of her plea agreement, Montes had been recruited by Cuban intelligence even before she began working for the DIA. This indicates that Montes, like CIA spy Aldrich Hazen Ames, beat the polygraph. To learn how anyone can...