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Retired Agent Honors Late Det. Steven Carter

John Moore retired last year after 33 years as a Special Agent with the U. S. Secret Service. Prior to that, he spent 10 years as a member of the Arlington County Virginia Police Department.
It’s been a little over two years since his dear friend, Arlington detective, Steven Carter, died of cancer. In memory of Carter’s passing, he wanted to run a story he had previously written, detailing how Carter and an FBI agent cracked a cold case involving multiple murders across the country.

By John Moore
In October of 1972, during the bungled armed robbery of the Arlington Trust Bank in the Crystal City area of Arlington, Arlington County police officer Israel Gonzales and the bank’s branch manager, Harry J. Candee were shot and killed.
After the aborted robbery and murders, the killers, later to be known as the “Tuller Gang” fled to Houston where they murdered an Eastern Airlines ticket agent, Stanley Hubbard, and then hi-jacked a plane to Cuba.
The gang was headed by Charles A. Tuller, 48, and included his sons Jonathan 17, and Bryce 19. Their fourth accomplice was William White Graham, 17,. Charles Tuller was a mid-level federal executive at the Commerce Department. The two Tuller sons and William White Graham were students at T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Confessions Of A Big-Time FBI Snitch In New Orleans

Stan Barre, a former undercover cop and confidant to some New Orleans mayors, was good at conning the city out of money and schmoozing with the best of them. That all helped make him a pretty good FBI snitch.

Stan Barre/WWL-TV

Stan Barre/WWL-TV

By Gordon Russell and Frank Donze
New Orleans Times-Picayune
NEW ORLEANS – On a hot day in the summer of 2007, a sweaty-palmed Stan “Pampy” Barre fidgeted as he watched FBI agents cut crude holes in his $1,500 tailored Italian suit, planting a bug that would shortly be used to record a conversation with New Orleans City Council President Oliver Thomas.
The hasty alterations took place in a small building at Houston’s Hobby Airport, where Thomas was expected en route to New Orleans and Barre was going to pretend to run into him by chance.
Facing a potential 11-year jail term after skimming more than $1 million from a City Hall energy contract, Barre had told the feds about bribing Thomas in a separate scheme five years earlier — and then agreed to fly to Houston, “wire up” and buttonhole the popular councilman. He did it in hopes of landing a shorter sentence.
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FBI Files Show Hoover Detested Jack Anderson

J. Edgar Hoover was apparently never short of disparaging words when it came to investigative columnist Jack Anderson. Can you say ” lower than the regurgitated filth of vultures?” Hoover apparently could.

J. Edgar Hoover/fbi photo

J. Edgar Hoover/fbi photo

By Pete Yost and Lara Jacks Jordan
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — In caustic comments on internal FBI memos, bureau director J. Edgar Hoover referred to prominent columnist Jack Anderson with undisguised contempt, calling him “a jackal” as agents combed his articles for errors and hints about possible sources.
“This fellow Anderson and his ilk have minds that are lower than the regurgitated filth of vultures,” Hoover typed on a memo dated April 30, 1951. It is one of hundreds from FBI files on Anderson.
Anderson was a Hoover critic. He once wrote that the aging director, running the bureau well into his 80s, should have resigned a decade before. Other journalists suggested the same, but Anderson delivered that and a long career’s worth of critical assessments of the bureau in a blunt style that enraged FBI officials.

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