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Report: FBI’s Investigation of 2001 Anthrax Attacks Was Flawed, Inaccurate

An Anthrax letter from 2001

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Anthrax Suspect Bruce Ivins

An investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people and sickened 17 more was flawed and cannot link the germs to the scientist that many thought was responsible, according to a government report, CBS Baltimore reports.

The 77-page GOA report took issue with evidence collected from the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) where Army biodefense expert Bruce Ivins worked and was the lead suspect. Ivins killed himself days before he was to be indicted.

Now researchers are questioning whether there is a firm link between the evidence collected in his lab and the Anthrax that was mailed.

“From day one when they announced it and the way they announced it, I did not believe they had the right person,” University of Maryland law professor Michael Greenberger said. “You could not conclude from the scientific evidence that Ivins was really the person who perpetrated the anthrax attacks.”