Archive/File: orgs/american/liberty.lobby/spotlight spotlight.0593 From oneb!nntp.cs.ubc.ca!utcsri!utnut!cs.utexas.edu!uunet!techbook.com!techbook.com!not-for-mail Wed Aug 25 00:41:59 PDT 1993 NEW ADMISSIONS BY TOP ADL SPY Exclusive to The SPOTLIGHT, May 3, 1993 issue by Michael Collins Piper ___________________________________________________________________________ Declassified San Francisco Police Department documents reveal that The SPOTLIGHT and its publisher, Liberty Lobby, played the key role in unmasking the illegal espionage and dirty tricks network of the ADL that is now the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation. ___________________________________________________________________________ Roy Bullock, veteran undercover operative for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of B'nai B'rith, informed the FBI while being interrogated that it was The SPOTLIGHT (in its June 30, 1986 issue) that first exposed Bullock as an agent of the ADL's criminal spy apparatus. The SPOTLIGHT's expose set in motion the process which not only began unraveling the ADL's spy network, but which also led to what Bullock described as his current "imbroglio." (It was in its June 30, 1986 issue that The SPOTLIGHT revealed how self-styled "California statesman" William K. Shearer allowed Bullock to infiltrate the Populist Party's national convention even though Shearer had been warned Bullock was an ADL agent provocateur. Bullock, who has been an operative of the ADL for nearly 40 years, is a central figure in the growing scandal that is almost certain to result in the criminal indictments of top ADL officials. Under questioning by the FBI, Bullock also confessed it was one of the ADL's attempts to sabotage Liberty Lobby that forged the chain of events that led Bullock and his partner in crime, fugitive former San Francisco police officer Tom Gerard, into selling stolen police intelligence files to agents of South Africa. SOUTH AFRICAN LINK Bullock revealed under interrogation that when he learned a South African diplomat was speaking at a meeting he believed to have been organized by Liberty Lobby, he arranged for his police contact, Gerard, to warn away the diplomat. The diplomat, in fact, canceled his scheduled appearance. Ironically, however, Bullock was wrong: Liberty Lobby had nothing to do with arranging the event. Instead, the event was sponsored by Robert White of Duck Book fame. It was some months after Gerard initiated this contact with the South Africans that they, in turn, asked him to arrange a direct link to Bullock. >From this emerged a lucrative and ongoing payoff deal involving the ADL informant, the policeman and the South Africans. It was the contact between Bullock and the South Africans that ulti- mately led to the two-year-long FBI investigation, including a wiretap on Bullock's phone. BACKFIRE So it was that the ADL's campaign against Liberty Lobby backfired and led to the events that ensnared the ADL in a crisis that could send its top officials to jail. The sale of this information by the ADL, Bullock, and Gerard to agents of Israel and South Africa is yet another aspect of the scandal. South African intelligence is long known to have maintained an intimate working relationship with Israel's secret police, the Mossad. The SPOTLIGHT has obtained some 700 pages of declassified San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) and FBI investigative files relating to the activities of Bullock, Gerard and Bullock's superiors at the ADL--Irwin Suall, a former labor racketeer who heads the ADL's so-called fact finding (i.e., dirty tricks) division; and Mira Lansky Boland, the ADL's Washington spy chief. CHILLING What emerges from the most cursory review of the SFPD documents on the ADL is a chilling portrait of a massive national, and international, racketeering enterprise organized for the purpose of secretly and illegally obtaining classified data from a wide-ranging array of official government archives: criminal records, department of motor vehicle registrations, police intelligence files etc. Although Bullock's own computerized files and those of the ADL, seized in two consecutive police and FBI raids, have not yet been publicly released, a complete list of the titles of the various files Bullock kept indicates Liberty Lobby was very much a target of the ADL's illegal spy operations. According to the SFPD documents, The SPOTLIGHT has been able to determine that Bullock kept more than 20 different files on Liberty Lobby and affiliated organizations such as the Populist Action Committee under the special classification "RIGHT." There are also several Populist Party files listed. On February 15 The SPOTLIGHT reported that a Bullock conduit had infiltrated the Ford City, Pennsylvania-based operation led by promoter Don Wassall who had been warned in advance of the ADL linkage. LAST-MINUTE COVER-UP BID Meanwhile, as the ADL is reeling in embarrassment at the exposure of its criminal activities, the highly aggressive in-house ADL damage control team led by Barbara Wahl, a Washington attorney, has rushed to the West Coast in a desperate last-minute cover-up attempt. Miss Wahl has publicly denounced the San Francisco law enforcement officials, rightly infuriating the police who have been doing their job investigating criminal activity. The ADL attorney, however, charges that the real issue is police misconduct--not ADL misconduct. Although district attorney and SFPD investigators initially viewed the case as strictly local in nature, they now realize--and have publicly stated--that the case is national in scope. The authorities also realize the ADL is the prime mover behind the entire operation, not Bullock or Gerard. 'BIGGER EVERY DAY' San Francisco Assistant District Attorney John Dwyer said recently: "People have been calling this the Gerard case. Now it's the ADL case. Gerard was just their guy in San Francisco. The ADL is doing the same thing all over the country. "This case just gets bigger every day. The more we look, the more people we find are involved." Miss Wahl has also tried to distance the ADL from its loyal, thorough, capable and highly regarded 40-year informant, Bullock, saying he was "the classic independent contractor"--this despite the fact that the authorities have an in-house ADL document in which Bullock is proudly described by ADL spymastcr Suall as "our No. 1 investigator." The ADL bosses know Bullock has information that could send them to jail, and Bullock, unlike the ADL, has been cooperating with the police. Although the ADL repeatedly claimed that it, too, was "cooperating" with the investigation and falsely announced it was not a target of the inquiry, San Francisco police official Ron Roth stated in an affidavit that "ADL employees were apparently less than truthful" in their dealings with the police. In short, the ADL lied. -=End To subscribe to The SPOTLIGHT, call (toll-free) 1-800-522-6292. Published weekly. $36 for one year, $66 for two years. Newsstand price: 80 cents. Address: The SPOTLIGHT, 300 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. Copies of the same issue in bulk: 1-4 copies, 80 cents ea.; 5-24, 75 cents ea.; 25-99, 70 cents ea.; 100 or more, 65 cents ea. ---------- -Dan Gannon -- dgannon@techbook.COM Public Access User --- Not affiliated with TECHbooks Public Access UNIX and Internet at (503) 220-0636 (1200/2400, N81)
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