FBI Must Release Secret
The following article appeared in the Bangor Daily News on October 1, 2004.
LOS ANGELES - The FBI must turn over the remaining secret files on Beatle John Lennon to the professor who has waged a more then 20-year legal battle to get the documents, a judge ruled.
U.S. district Judge Robert Takasugi rejected government arguments Tuesday that releasing the last 10 pages would pose a national security risk because a foreign government secretly provided the information. The government was not identified.
Jonathan Wiener, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, sued the U.S. government for the documents in 1983 under the Freedom of Information Act. He received 248 pages in 1997 as part of a settlement.
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