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FBI Agent on Synagogue Case Has Questionable Record
Fuller was involved in the earlier Canadian case as the man who interrogated a wounded Afghani teenager named Omar Khadr. (We've written extensively about Khadr's bizarre case here.) Under Fuller's interrogation, Khadr dubiously identified a Canadian citizen named Maher Arar as someone he had seen in Afghanistan. Arar was then shipped to Syria where he was imprisoned and tortured for a year. It's now been proven that Arar could not have been in Afghanistan when Khadr, under intense pressure from Fuller, said he saw him there.
This is also interesting:
And in November, 2004, an informant Fuller was working with named Mohamed Alanssi made his way to the sidewalk in front of the White House and set himself on fire. Alanssi's suicide letter was addressed to Fuller, who, at the time, had been his chief case agent for three years, according to a court affidavit he filed. Alanssi, 52, emotionally unbalanced and distraught, said in the rambling letter that he wanted to go home to Yemen to see his wife before he testified in open court. Alanssi also complained that his case agents broke their promises to pay him, to get him citizenship and to protect his identity, the Washington Post wrote at the time. "Why you don't care about my life and my family's life," he wrote. " Once I testify my family will be killed in Yemen, me too I will be dead man." Alanssi told the Post that the FBI paid him $100,000 in 2003. "It is my big mistake that I have cooperated with FBI. The FBI have already destroyed my life and my family's life and made us in a very danger position . . . I am not crazy to destroy my life and my family's life to get $100,000," he said.
... and disgusting.