February 25th, 2009
09:30 AM ET

Corruption touched CIA’s covert operations

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/01/09/transition.wrap/art.obama.gi.jpg caption="President Obama selected Leon Panetta to direct the CIA. He will inherit issues in the agency such as this fraud conspiracy."]

Marcus Stern

Paramilitary agents for the CIA's super-secret Special Activities Division, or SAD, perform raids, ambushes, abductions and other difficult chores overseas, including infiltrating countries to "light up" targets from the ground for air-to-ground missile strikes. This week the government acknowledged for the first time that some of SAD's sensitive air operations were swept up in a fraud conspiracy that reached the highest levels of the CIA and cost the government $40 million.

That information was contained in a series of court filings released in advance of the long-awaited sentencing of Kyle Dustin "Dusty" Foggo, the disgraced former No. 3 official at the CIA.

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  1. byron klingel

    Anderson what would really throw a wrench in the Obama plan,is the American working people all claim exempt on their federal and state tax withholdings right now. This would really blow the lid on the Oboma plan. There wouldn't be any PORK TO SPEND!

    February 25, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  2. Lindsay

    Hey Michael,
    The US government can't just disavow any US citizens, nor does it. This story is about a highly clandestine level of CIA operatives. These CIA special agents work hard for years to reach the status to carry out these special ops. They choose to take these risks for their country, and they fully understand them when they make that choice. Now why they make the choice to become part of this elite level special ops agents and the risks it entails, well that is a whole other discussion. But don't twist this article to fit your views of the US government.

    February 25, 2009 at 5:56 pm |
  3. Jimmie m Gresham jr

    My name is Jimmie m Gresham Jr I recently have tried to contact aclu pertaining to a matter that in my opinion is of a serious nature. In the state of Massachusetts and up and down the east coast experiments with electromagnetic wave technology is being used against innocent civilians to extract confidential information from their minds by hacking into brain waves. The state federal beuro of investigation has been contacted about this matter. The problem with contacting the local authorities they are so limited that you have to have been shot at in order for anybody to take the claim serious.
    With behavior-altering microwave beams, such that an individual in a room might be affected by an outside beam while another person elsewhere in the room is unaffected.
    The Christic Institute, a public interest law firm in the U.S., has many files from state, Senate and Congressional representatives who claim to be victims of clandestine bombardment with non-ionizing radiation or microwaves. What are they doing about this scandal that everyday tax payers are paying for ?

    February 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm |
  4. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    When carrying out their operations in other countries, the agents typically do not wear uniforms or carry items that connect them to the U.S. government. If they are caught, the government may disavow any connection to them-this is what your government can do to you-and they can deny it--–home of the free-–land of the brave--doesn't get any better than this---does it?

    February 25, 2009 at 12:25 pm |