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AP Story On DEA Corruption Scandal Doubted

Conroy: Doubt on AP story's claim of "No Wrongdoing" in DEA corruption scandal

January 18, 2006
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Bill Conroy has posted two new updates to his report last week on allegations of massive corruption in the Bogotá office of the DEA - a story now making headlines across our América.

Among the commercial media outlets to report on Conroy's findings was the Associated Press, which sent out a wire last Friday bearing the headline "Probe of DEA Agents Finds No Wrongdoing." The AP article featured an unidentified source claiming a Justice Department investigation had disproved all the charges in the leaked memo that formed the basis for Conroy's story.

But Conroy compared the AP story to the information he already had and spoke to several of his sources within the federal law enforcement community. The available information puts the AP story very much in doubt and raises new questions about how exactly Kent's allegations were investigated and/or covered up.

Read that full report, here, in the Narcosphere:

Also, Conroy revisits a claim in the leaked memo from U.S. Attorney Thomas M. Kent, in which Kent says a drug trafficker "passed" a lie- detector test on whether he had received classified information from corrupt DEA agents. The test results were then buried and the man who administered the results told to keep quiet.

Conroy has now confirmed exactly what Kent meant when he said that narco "passed the test," wording which had caused confusion:

"Sources have since come forward to Narco News clarifying what actually happened with the lie-detector test. Rather than claiming that he had not been passed internal documents by DEA agents, the sources say the narco-trafficker actually admitted that he had received such documents.

"In other words, the narco-trafficker 'passed the test' because he did not 'lie' about receiving confidential DEA documents.

"That is why the polygrapher was told by a high-level OPR official not to report on the test, to say "that the test never took place."

However, the polygrapher refused to follow that order, and as a result there is a copy of his test - with the narco's admission that he was being helped by dirty U.S. agents - somewhere on file in the annuls of the Justice Department.

Read the full report, here:

From somewhere in a country called América,

Dan Feder
Managing Editor
The Narco News Bulletin

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