Ex-Army scientist to get $5.8M in anthrax lawsuit


Ex-Army scientist to get $5.8M in anthrax lawsuit

"Our government failed us, not only by failing to catch the anthrax mailers but by seeking to conceal that failure," Hatfill's lawyers said in a statement. "Our government did this by leaking gossip, speculation, and misinformation to a handful of credulous reporters."

By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - A former Army scientist who was named as a person of interest in the 2001 anthrax attacks will receive $5.8 million to settle his lawsuit against the Justice Department. Steven Hatfill claimed the Justice Department violated his privacy rights by speaking with reporters about the case.

Settlement documents were filed in federal court Friday. Both sides have agreed to the deal, according to the documents, and as soon as they are signed, the case will be dismissed.

The deal requires the Justice Department to pay $2.825 million up front and buy Hatfill a $3 million annuity that will pay him $150,000 each year for 20 years.

"Our government failed us, not only by failing to catch the anthrax mailers but by seeking to conceal that failure," Hatfill's lawyers said in a statement. "Our government did this by leaking gossip, speculation, and misinformation to a handful of credulous reporters."

The statement also blamed journalists for not questioning the motives of the government's statements or its tactics.

"As an innocent man, and as our fellow citizen, Steven Hatfill deserved far better," they said.

The Justice Department said the settlement was in the best interest of the nation.

"The United States does not admit to any violation of the Privacy Act and continues to deny all liability in connection with Dr. Hatfill's claims," Justice Department spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said in response to the settlement.

Five people were killed and 17 sickened by anthrax that was mailed to lawmakers on Capitol Hill and members of the news media in New York and Florida just weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

After the attacks, Attorney General John Ashcroft called Hatfill "a person of interest" in the investigation and stories by various reporters followed. Hatfill had worked at the Army's infectious diseases laboratory from 1997 to 1999. The anthrax attacks remain unsolved.

The settlement likely also means that former USA Today reporter Toni Locy will no longer face up to $5,000-a-day in fines in the case. A federal judge ordered her to identify the officials who discussed Hatfill. When she said she couldn't remember, the judge ordered her to identify all her sources on the anthrax case.

She challenged that order, but a federal appeals court has yet to rule in the case. Because Hatfill's lawsuit is being settled, Locy's case will probably be dismissed as moot, though that will be up to the appeals court. Hatfill's lawyers told the court Friday that they no longer need her testimony.

"I hope this means that this ordeal is over and that I can get on with my life," Locy said. "I am pleased that Dr. Hatfill's lawyers are now saying they no longer need my testimony, but I don't know if my appeal is moot or if the contempt order against me will be lifted because I don't have anything at this point from the Court of Appeals or Judge Walton that says I'm in the clear."

Attorneys for Locy said she had no money to pay the fines imposed by U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton. Locy, a former reporter with The Associated Press and other news organizations, now teaches journalism at West Virginia University.


The real issue is was it done by domestic or foreign perps? The level of fineness means it was made here.
If we can move this issue forward, we show that the public should be more worried about terror from our own government than from foreigners. I have it second hand from a respected ex law enforcement professional through a respected truther that anthrax is a weak spot for the Bushies. People who could break this open are skittish.
Knowledgeable and concerned truthers should be in touch with me.

i agree, hence the signature :D

9/18 was an inside job! So maybe 9/11 was too...

Stephen Hatfill and Richard Jewell

Stephen Hatfill and Richard Jewell were convenient goats for high crimes!

...don't believe them!

Some additional anthrax links

nice getting this out

Wearechange LA Sen Tom Dacshle Anthrax Attack Revisited

Leahy on NSL/Patriot Act questioning Alberto Gonzales

Philly911truth.org Senator Arlen Specter Agrees Able Danger Cover-up and Confirms Anthrax Not Work of al Qaeda

Congress demands anthrax probe answers


not to forget History Commons on anthrax

and history channel anthrax is an inside job

Daschle video link

here it is:


interesting coincidence (?) in all this is that the high grade anthrax sent to Daschle and Leahy was postmarked the day before the apparently interrupted not-so-covert Israeli false-flag attempt on the Mexican parliament:
Medved hypocritically blind to Israeli false-flag terrorism: Says 10-10-01 terror attempt is "bogus story," "never happened"

“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehoods school. And the one man that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.” –Plato

"We must speak the truth about terror." --George W. Bush

Hatfill was deliberate diversion

No mention of the guy caught on videotape entering the anthrax storage facility after he was fired from the lab?

Dr. (colonel) Phillip Zack is the prime suspect in the anthrax case.

Zack is a zionist.

His racial attacks against an Egyptian colleague are what got him fired from the lab.


Apparenlty, the "justice" department (sic) is a subsidiary of Israel.

70 Disturbing Facts About 9/11

John Doraemi publishes Crimes of the State Blog

johndoraemi --at-- yahoo.com.

Daschle agreed to meet with anthrax USPS survivors and welched

Here is my recount of Daschle claiming no one died from Anthrax

Toni Locy

couldn't remember the officials who discussed Hatfill?

How very convenient... I'll bet she's in fear for her life.


Anthrax attacks


The fact that the US Military actually has a program that makes "weaponized anthrax" tells us that they are not above using it as a means to an end. Why else would they have the program?