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More than 7 Months Later, FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List Still 2 Short

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

It’s been more than seven months since the FBI’s two most notorious Ten Most Wanted criminals — Osama bin Laden and Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger — were eliminated as fugitives. One was killed. The other was captured.

Whitey Bulger

Still, to date, the FBI has yet to replace them. So for all practical purposes, its a Top 8 list for now. Their photos remain on the FBI page. Bulger’s photo has word “Captured” draped across the bottom. Bin Laden’s photo has the word “Deceased” on it.

Paul Bresson, an FBI spokesman at headquarters, said Tuesday that “replacements are still under consideration.” Stay tuned.

 

Justice Dept. Probes Allegations Boston FBI Lied About Mob Informant

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

This can’t be good publicity for the FBI.

The station Newscenter 5 reports that the Justice Department is probing allegations by Massachusetts law enforcement officials that the Boston FBI lied about using Mafia capo Mark Rossetti, 54, as an informant.

The station quoted FBI spokesman Paul Bresson as saying: “Regarding the Rosetti matter, an inspection team from FBI headquarters in Washington D.C., is currently reviewing.’’

Previously, the Boston FBI got in big trouble for using mobster James “Whitey” Bulger as an informant while he committed numerous murders and other crimes.

In fact, comparisons to Bulger and this case were not lost. The headline on the station’s website read: “Another Bulger? Feds Probe FBI Mob Informant Use.”

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FBI Will Once Again Give Test on Domestic Operations

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com
The FBI soon plans to give its employees a test on bureau policies for conducting surveillance on Americans. The test, if you recall, is called the Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide. (DIOG)

Last time the test was given for the DIOG, things didn’t go so well. In fact, a scandal developed. The Justice Department’s Inspector General last year found that a number of employees cheated on the open-book test on the DIOG. Some agents passed around the answers. Some finished in such short time it was obvious they cheated. Some folks got in trouble.

This time agents, analysts and other employees are going to take a test focusing just the revisions made on the DIOG. It will be much shorter.

Paul Bresson, spokesman for the FBI, said he expects the test to be introduced in the coming weeks.

“Prior to implementation of the revised Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide (DIOG), all FBI special agents and appropriate professional staff will be required to successfully complete a training course and assessment,” Bresson said in a statement to the ticklethewire.com

“This requirement, to include the assessment, is designed to review important concepts (including items focusing on respect for civil rights and privacy concerns) and to ensure that FBI employees understand the changes that are being made in the revised DIOG.”

“Much like other web-based training regularly provided by the FBI, the DIOG assessment will be part of the educational program.”

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