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Justice Dept.: FBI Agents Tried to Illegally Cover Up Mistakes in Terror Case

Officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation mishandled a Florida terror nvestigation, falsified documents in the case in an effort to cover repeated missteps and retaliated against an agent who first complained about the problems, Justice Department investigators have concluded. The agent who first alerted the F.B.I. to problems in the case, a veteran undercover operative named Mike German, was "retaliated against" by his boss, who was angered by the agent's complaints and stopped using him for prestigious assignments in training new undercover agents, the draft report concluded.

Report Finds Cover-Up in an F.B.I. Terror Case, New York Times, December 4, 2005.