FBI Unveils Evidence - At least 10 people had access to Ivins' anthrax
Anthrax Investigators Unveil Some Evidence Against Ivins
August 6, 2008
Bruce E. Ivins, the bioweapons researcher who became the prime suspect in the 2001 anthrax killings before his death by suicide last week, came under suspicion in part because he allegedly tried to mislead investigators by giving the FBI false samples of anthrax from his laboratory, according to federal documents released today.
Sources have said that the genetic trail eventually led agents to Ivins, who prepared formulations for anthrax vaccine tests at USAMRIID and other Army labs. But as elaborate and painstaking as it was, they said, the science leaves open the possibility that someone else had access to a flask of bacteria Ivins prepared.
Sources have said that as many as 10 people worked with Ivins and could have handled his material.
The FBI are trying and convicting Ivins via the M$M and in their version of events, there is no doubt he is the only killer. They refuse to acknowledge the giant holes in their case. They have no hard evidence, they've got no motive and the suspect is conveniently dead, so he can't defend or explain himself.
One reporter at the press conference today asked about the Dr Ayaad Assaad case and the FBI were quick to brush off the question, with a nothing to see here, move along answer.
The FBI apparently have no interest in looking at what is really going on in Fort Detrick and the people who already tried to frame two other scientists before they found their latest convenient scapegoat. They would much rather declare case closed and pretend it all never happened.
I think Ivins should be added to the list of dead scientists...
Sorry, I can't go with the notion that he committed suicide. This Stinks!!
Witness in Ivins Investigation Has Police Record - WSJ
By ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON and LOUISE RADNOFSKY
August 6, 2008
WASHINGTON -- Jean Duley, the social worker whose testimony has been a focus of the case against anthrax suspect Bruce Ivins, has a police record that includes a guilty plea for driving under the influence, for which she is still on probation, and dismissed charges for drug-paraphernalia possession and battery, according to court records.
Her record details multiple citations. Some of the charges were dismissed; in others she pleaded guilty.
In testimony offered in a Maryland district court, Ms. Duley said Dr. Ivins, a Fort Detrick, Md., scientist, had a years-long history of "homicidal threats, actions, plans," among other assertions. Her testimony was an important element in early coverage of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's probe of Dr. Ivins, whom the FBI was considering charging with five murders in the 2001 anthrax case.
Lawyer Mary Drawbaugh of Frederick, Md., who represents Ms. Duley, said that under Maryland law "you can't use a prior violation such as driving under the influence to impeach somebody or attack their ability to tell the truth." She added: "I'm sure somebody will try to make it seem something that it's not."
Ms. Duley has been in hiding in an "undisclosed location" after Dr. Ivins's arrest, according to a statement given by her fiancÚ to the Frederick News-Post. She couldn't be reached for comment.
Ms. Drawbaugh said she couldn't discuss the Ivins case or Ms. Duley's assertions in her testimony, except to say that "she did have evidence that supported that."
Ms. Duley's police record dates back to 1992. That year, her husband filed battery charges against her, and she filed the same charges against him. Both sets of charges were dropped, and the couple began divorce proceedings shortly thereafter.
The following year, Ms. Duley was cited for possible possession of drug paraphernalia in a case that was dismissed. In 1995, she was charged with speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. She pleaded guilty to the speeding charge; the DUI charge was dismissed.
In 1999, she was cited for driving on the wrong side of the road in a case that was dismissed. In 2003, she pleaded guilty and was fined $110 for speeding that caused an accident.
In April 2006, she was stopped by state police for reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol. She pleaded guilty to the reckless-driving charge in October of that year, and was fined $580. The DUI charge was dismissed. Shortly before Christmas in 2007, she was detained by Frederick city police for driving under the influence. She pleaded guilty in traffic court in April of this year and was put on two years' supervised probation, with a suspended fine of $500.
Ms. Duley's work with prescription-drug abusers at Comprehensive Counseling Associates in Frederick was detailed in the local paper in June. Friday, as details of her involvement in the Ivins case emerged, a receptionist at the center would say only that Ms. Duley was no longer working there.
Seems the FBI's star witness might have some credibility problems?
crime family justice at it's best!
Don't believe it for a minute.