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  • Able Danger Blog: FBI Agent Walks on Mob Murders
    with us about the FBI agent she sounded unconcerned I was friendly with Lin she said at one point She even put him in lesser crimes claiming that Scarpa had sometimes passed cash to DeVecchio and on one occasion gave the agent a couple of baubles from a jewelry heist Last week at the DeVecchio trial a prosecution witness named Rey Aviles who was present at the Halloween shooting testified that it was Porco himself who told Joey Schiro and his old man about his encounter with the cops But Linda Schiro told us in 1997 and testified on the stand this week that the information came from DeVecchio Lin called he said the kid was going to tell the detectives what happened Schiro told us She remembered that the agent was unusually secretive Usually she said DeVecchio was willing to chat on the home phone with his informant This time Schiro said he insisted that Scarpa call him back from an outside line I drove him to the pay phone Schiro said They used what she said was a special untraceable number to call DeVecchio Greg got back in the car and told me that this kid Patrick was going to rat on Joey said Schiro UPDATE In response to a reader question yes all charges were dismissed and because DeVecchio asked for a bench trial instead of a jury trial he can never be retried Personally I suspect he knew about the tapes before the trial and specifically requested a bench trial for that reason DeVecchio is close to one of the two reporters Capeci who he leaked stories to all the time It would not have taken much for Capeci to give DeVecchio and his lawyers word of the tapes before the trial even started In fact

    Original URL path: http://www.abledangerblog.com/2007/11/fbi-agent-walks-on-mob-murders.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Able Danger Blog: Former Rep. Weldon Aide Pleads Guilty
    the proposals that Caso s wife Sherrill Caso had worked on court records show One proposal sought to facilitate cooperation for joint missile activities and the other sought to reduce the risk of proliferation of biological and chemical weapons from Russia to rogue nations records show Court records indicate that Caso s wife did little work for 17 500 she received from the company but that she received 1 500 for editing documents for the firm that were part of the proposals presented to the officials Caso who was Weldon s top aide in 2005 and 2006 could face up to five years in prison His next court date is May 23 He was named a vice president this year at Avineon Inc a technology company that has contracts with the government Caso s lawyer Kelly Kramer declined comment after the hearing Weldon spent 20 years in Congress before losing to Rep Joe Sestak D Pa Weldon was vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee at the time of his loss Three weeks before Election Day last year the FBI raided the homes of Weldon s daughter Karen Weldon and her business partner Charles P Sexton Jr as well as other locations Winning Weldon s attorney declined to discuss details spelled out in the court documents I can assure you that we re confident that the congressman did not do anything wrong and at the end of the day here his name will be cleared and his reputation will be cleared and this cloud of suspicion that has been circling around him will be lifted Winning said UPDATE Here is the press release from the Justice Department posted by Supporter 11 18 PM View our Able Danger timeline Read Tony Shaffer s testimony Listen to audio of the hearing

    Original URL path: http://www.abledangerblog.com/2007/12/former-rep-weldon-aide-pleads-guilty.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Able Danger Blog: 198 criminals in the House?
    at least 198 previously unreported special interest trips by House members and their aides including eight years of travel by the second ranking Democrat a review has found At least 43 House members and dozens of aides had failed to meet the one month deadline in ethics rules for disclosing trips financed by organizations outside the U S government The review of thousands of pages of records covered pre 2005 travel that was disclosed since early March That s when news stories began scrutinizing DeLay s travel prompting lawmakers to comb through their files to make sure they had disclosed their travel While most of the previously undisclosed trips occurred in 2004 some date back to the late 1990s House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer recently disclosed 12 trips the oldest dating back to 1997 posted by Supporter 4 48 PM View our Able Danger timeline Read Tony Shaffer s testimony Listen to audio of the hearing Browse the hearing transcript Demand more news coverage Support a new investigation Add a banner to your site Disclaimer WWW Able Danger Blog About Us Vi is QT Monster Mike is TopDog08 Voxott is Voice of the Taciturn Email Us Contact at AbleDangerBlog Com Links Able Danger Overview Able Danger Twenty Questions Latest Able Danger Video Clips Able Danger Press Conference Able Danger Hearing Testimony Whistleblower Hearing Video Able Danger Timeline Able Danger on Google News Able Danger on Technorati Able Danger on Google Blogs Able Danger at Wikipedia Able Danger on CNN Congressman Curt Weldon Journalist Peter Lance Radiohost Dirk Thompson Intelligence Summit News Able Danger Video Links Able Danger Bloggers Related Books Related Blogs Armies of Liberation Gary Swenchonis Sr Haft of the Spear Tom Maguire Mac Ranger Left Coaster Mudville Gazette Daily Pundit Myopic Zeal Political Teen Michelle Malkin INTEL DUMP

    Original URL path: http://www.abledangerblog.com/2007/12/198-criminals-in-house.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Able Danger Blog: Sklamberg files charges against Caso
    s permission It indicates that a plea agreement has been reached A federal judge has scheduled a hearing Friday on the charges against Caso Federal prosecutors make no accusations of wrongdoing against Weldon a former 10 term Republican from Pennsylvania A grand jury last year investigated whether he had acted improperly to help clients of his daughter s consulting firm The firm named in the court papers filed yesterday is not affiliated with Weldon s daughter I obtained a copy of the document from District Court web site and sure enough the prosecuting attorney is none other than Assistant U S Attorney Howard R Sklamberg Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States or to defraud the United States or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years or both If however the offense the commission of which is the object of the conspiracy is a misdemeanor only the punishment for such conspiracy shall not exceed the maximum punishment provided for such misdemeanor posted by Supporter 11 08 AM View our Able Danger timeline Read Tony Shaffer s testimony Listen to audio of the hearing Browse the hearing transcript Demand more news coverage Support a new investigation Add a banner to your site Disclaimer WWW Able Danger Blog About Us Vi is QT Monster Mike is TopDog08 Voxott is Voice of the Taciturn Email Us Contact at AbleDangerBlog Com Links Able Danger Overview Able Danger Twenty Questions Latest Able Danger Video Clips Able Danger Press Conference Able Danger Hearing Testimony Whistleblower

    Original URL path: http://www.abledangerblog.com/2007/12/sklamberg-files-charges-against-caso.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Able Danger Blog: Zelikow denies explosive charges in new book
    into the administration I worked there for a total of one month I had interviewed Sandy Berger Dick Clarke and most of the NSC staff He noted he recused himself from working on the section of the panel s report addressing the NSC transition and that other staffers had held conflicting positions in the Clinton administration In his book Shenon also says that while working for the panel Zelikow appears to have had private conversations with former White House political director Karl Rove despite a ban on such communication according to Holland Shenon reports that Zelikow later ordered his assistant to stop keeping a log of his calls although the commission s general counsel overruled him Holland wrote Zelikow told ABC News he was under no prohibition that barred his conversations with Rove and did not recall asking his assistant to stop logging his calls although he did speak to her about leaving phone messages in a publicly visible place Two other people took my calls as well and neither have a recollection of Zelikow asking for calls not to be logged he said Further Zelikow said 9 11 Commission general counsel Daniel Marcus did not raise the matter with Zelikow at the time Reached by phone Wednesday afternoon Marcus declined to confirm or deny the events Zelikow flatly denied discussing the commission s work with Rove I never discussed the 9 11 Commission with him not at all Period What s more the idea of Zelikow and Rove conspiring over the commission s work was unrealistic the ex director indicated I was not a very popular person in the Bush White House when this was going on There s a lot of carryover of that to this day Holland reports that Shenon discovered some panel staffers believed Zelikow stopped them from submitting a report depicting Rice s performance as amount ing to incompetence or something not far from it I don t think that staffers will bear that out Zelikow said Out of 85 staffers half a dozen were disgruntled Zelikow told ABC News Under the circumstances that was a pretty low fraction he said But they all talked to Shenon Halfway into the panel s operation Zelikow told his bosses under oath of the once hidden ties Holland s blog says Shenon s book reports Upon hearing the details Shenon writes Marcus concluded Zelikow never should have been hired according to Holland That s not right Marcus said when told of the account That s certainly not true Shenon directed calls to his publisher Twelve Books a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group Cary Goldstein a spokesman for Hachette confirmed the blog s characterization of the book s contents but said he could not confirm direct quotes It s not a surprise Goldstein said when asked his reaction to the leak of the book s details before its Feb 5 publication date I think people are really curious to see what the report had looked like if it hadn

    Original URL path: http://www.abledangerblog.com/2008/02/zelikow-denies-explosive-charges-in-new.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Able Danger Blog: Dieter Snell back in the news
    misused state troopers to investigate his chief political rival protecting his ex boss and mentor with a separation of powers defense worthy of Dick Cheney Lance s column also references an article by Larisa Alexandrovna on the new book by Phil Shenon Ms Alexandrovna writes Bayoumi moved to London in 2001 and lived there until his arrest immediately after the Sept 11 attacks Following his release Bayoumi returned to Saudi Arabia where he was interviewed in October 2003 by the Executive Director of the 9 11 Commission Philip Zelikow and Senior Counsel Dieter Snell Snell did not respond to requests for comment Zeilkow could not be reached According to Shenon several staff members working under Snell felt strongly that they had demonstrated a close Saudi government connection based on explosive material on al Bayoumi and Fahad al Thumairy a shadowy Saudi diplomat in Los Angeles Shenon recounts how Snell in preparing his team s account of the plot purged almost all of the most serious allegations against the Saudi government and moved the explosive supporting evidence to the small print of the report s footnotes The Commission pp 398 399 Two commission investigators who were working on documenting the 9 11 plot Michael Jacobsen and Raj De argued that it was crazy to insist on 100 percent proof when it came to al Qaeda or the Saudi regime In the end however and with a publishing deadline looming Snell s caution and Zelikow s direction buried apparently promising leads posted by Supporter 10 11 PM View our Able Danger timeline Read Tony Shaffer s testimony Listen to audio of the hearing Browse the hearing transcript Demand more news coverage Support a new investigation Add a banner to your site Disclaimer WWW Able Danger Blog About Us Vi is QT Monster

    Original URL path: http://www.abledangerblog.com/2008/03/dieter-snell-back-in-news.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Able Danger Blog: Probe of USS Cole Bombing Unravels
    as it refueled in this Yemeni port on Oct 12 2000 has broken out of prison twice He was recaptured both times but then secretly released by the government last fall Yemeni authorities jailed him again after receiving complaints from Washington But U S officials have so little faith that he s still in his cell that they have demanded the right to perform random inspections Two suspects described as the key organizers were captured outside Yemen and are being held at Guantanamo Bay Cuba beyond the jurisdiction of U S courts Many details of their alleged involvement remain classified It is unclear when or if they will be tried by the military The collapse of the Cole investigation offers a revealing case study of the U S government s failure to bring al Qaeda operatives and their leaders to justice for some of the most devastating attacks on American targets over the past decade posted by Supporter 12 38 PM View our Able Danger timeline Read Tony Shaffer s testimony Listen to audio of the hearing Browse the hearing transcript Demand more news coverage Support a new investigation Add a banner to your site Disclaimer WWW Able Danger Blog About Us Vi is QT Monster Mike is TopDog08 Voxott is Voice of the Taciturn Email Us Contact at AbleDangerBlog Com Links Able Danger Overview Able Danger Twenty Questions Latest Able Danger Video Clips Able Danger Press Conference Able Danger Hearing Testimony Whistleblower Hearing Video Able Danger Timeline Able Danger on Google News Able Danger on Technorati Able Danger on Google Blogs Able Danger at Wikipedia Able Danger on CNN Congressman Curt Weldon Journalist Peter Lance Radiohost Dirk Thompson Intelligence Summit News Able Danger Video Links Able Danger Bloggers Related Books Related Blogs Armies of Liberation Gary Swenchonis Sr Haft

    Original URL path: http://www.abledangerblog.com/2008/05/probe-of-uss-cole-bombing-unravels.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Able Danger Blog: Pentagon announces charges in Cole bombing
    still must be approved by a Defense Department official who oversees military tribunals set up for terrorism suspects Hartmann said the allegations include conspiracy to violate laws of war murder treachery terrorism destruction of property and intentionally causing serious bodily injury posted by Supporter 2 21 PM View our Able Danger timeline Read Tony Shaffer s testimony Listen to audio of the hearing Browse the hearing transcript Demand more news coverage Support a new investigation Add a banner to your site Disclaimer WWW Able Danger Blog About Us Vi is QT Monster Mike is TopDog08 Voxott is Voice of the Taciturn Email Us Contact at AbleDangerBlog Com Links Able Danger Overview Able Danger Twenty Questions Latest Able Danger Video Clips Able Danger Press Conference Able Danger Hearing Testimony Whistleblower Hearing Video Able Danger Timeline Able Danger on Google News Able Danger on Technorati Able Danger on Google Blogs Able Danger at Wikipedia Able Danger on CNN Congressman Curt Weldon Journalist Peter Lance Radiohost Dirk Thompson Intelligence Summit News Able Danger Video Links Able Danger Bloggers Related Books Related Blogs Armies of Liberation Gary Swenchonis Sr Haft of the Spear Tom Maguire Mac Ranger Left Coaster Mudville Gazette Daily Pundit Myopic

    Original URL path: http://www.abledangerblog.com/2008/06/pentagon-announces-charges-in-uss-cole.html (2016-02-13)
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