From: Otis Willie
Subject: FBI Agents Search Hatfill's Ex-Home, by CHRISTOPHER NEWTON, Associated Press Wr
Organization: The American War Library
NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 23:02:34 EDT
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 03:02:34 GMT
FBI Agents Search Hatfill's Ex-Home, by CHRISTOPHER NEWTON, Associated
(EXCERPT) WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI ( news - web sites) agents searched
the former home of Dr. Steven Hatfill, a focus of attention in the
anthrax case, for the third time on Wednesday, according to a source
close to the case.
The search was carried out under the authority of a warrant, said the
source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Hatfill's spokesman, Pat Clawson, said Hatfill was not informed of the
search and has not lived in the apartment in Frederick, Md., since
Aug. 12. Hatfill's apartment has been searched twice before, the
second time under warrant.
"He doesn't know anything about it if they did search the house,"
Clawson said. "If they are looking for something, how come they didn't
find it during the first two searches?"
Chris Murray, spokesman for the FBI's Washington field office had no
comment on the matter.
Five people were killed by anthrax-tainted letters sent through the
mail last fall. The FBI has identified Hatfill as a "person of
interest" in its investigation but says he is no more or less
important than about 30 fellow scientists and researchers with the
expertise and opportunity to conduct the attacks.
Hatfill has repeatedly denied any involvement in the attacks and says
the Justice Department ( news - web sites) is ruining his life by
linking him to the crimes.
He was fired Sept. 3 from a job at Louisiana State University after
the Justice Departmen...
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