TV News LIES

Wednesday, Aug 20th

Last update05:24:55 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) FBI to review thousands of old cases for contaminated evidence

FBI to review thousands of old cases for contaminated evidence

E-mail Print PDF

Frederic WhitehurstAfter the first World Trade Center bombing, Whitehurst testified that supervisors pressured him to concoct misleading scientific reports.


 

Months after the Washington Post revealed that lab technicians at the FBI mishandled evidence, resulting in at least three wrongful convictions, the Department of Justice has announced it will review of thousands of old cases.

A reporter at the Post had been working on a story about Donald Gates, a D.C. man released after DNA evidence proved his innocence, when he learned about Frederic Whitehurst (pictured), an FBI lab chemist who blew the whistle on the FBI Laboratory in the mid-1990s. Whitehurst said he watched colleagues contaminate evidence and, in court, overstate the significance of their matches.

After the first World Trade Center bombing, Whitehurst testified that supervisors pressured him to concoct misleading scientific reports. When he refused to testify that a urea nitrate bomb had been the source of the explosion, the FBI found another lab technician to testify.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Wrongfully convicted NYC man settles suit for $10M

Jabbar CollinsThe city has reached a $10 million settlement with a Brooklyn man who spent more than...

Police come under gunfire, arrest 31 in Missouri racial unrest

Police arrest 31 in FergusonU.S. police said early on Tuesday they came under heavy gunfire and arrested 31 people during...

Don Pardo, 'Saturday Night Live' announcer, dies at 96

Don PardoLongtime Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo died Monday night in his Tucson, Arizona home. He...

Michael Baden: Michael Brown 'shot multiple times'

Michael Brown shot 6 timesThe unarmed black teenager killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on 9 August was...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!