Scientist Hatfill cleared in anthrax scare

Scientist Hatfill cleared in anthrax scare

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department said Friday that Steven Hatfill was not involved in anthrax mailings for which he was listed six years ago as a person of interest.

Anthrax settlement leaves media issue open

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. government's settlement with a man named a "person of interest" in the 2001 anthrax attacks still leaves open his suit seeking a reporter's source.

U.S. government settles 2001 anthrax case

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- A deal was reached Friday with the U.S. Army doctor who sued the government for casting suspicion on him in the 2001 anthrax attacks, federal officials said.

Reporter faces $5K/day fines

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- A former USA Today reporter is waiting for a U.S. appellate court to decide whether she should pay $5,000 a day for refusing to name sources.

Ex-reporter to appeal contempt fine

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Attorneys for a former reporter said they'll appeal a fine levied for not naming sources who identified an alleged suspect in the 2001 U.S. anthrax attacks.

Reporter held in contempt in anthrax case

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Washington held a newspaper reporter in contempt of court for not identifying sources who named a suspect in the 2001 anthrax attack.

BIOWAR: Anthrax raid focuses on NY doctor

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- New York state physician Kenneth M. Berry has replaced "person of interest" Steven Hatfill at the center of the search for the murderer who killed five people three years ago by sending anthrax-laden letters through the U.S. postal system.
DEE ANN DIVIS, Senior Science and Technology Editor

Anthrax suspect sues U.S. over probe

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A former researcher at an Army lab has sued the United States for casting suspicion on him for the 2001 anthrax attacks.

Living Terror 2: Spreading danger

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- The Bush administration's $2.5 billion plan to build bioterrorism defense laboratories around the country to study high-risk diseases will mean deadly pathogens

One person may be behind anthrax attacks

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- One person, operating alone, could have placed anthrax in envelopes through tiny slits by using a hypodermic needle and a "glove box" or "glove bag" to protect himself or herself from contamination, United Press International has been told by a source kno

FBI may be searching for anthrax clues

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The FBI said Thursday that it is searching land in Frederick, Md., in relation to an ongoing criminal investigation that may be related to the anthrax attack th

LSU to review biomedical program

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Louisiana State University officials said Thursday that they plan a management review of the university's biomedical research and training center.

LSU to review biomedical program

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Louisiana State University officials said Thursday they plan a "top-to-bottom management review" of the university's biomedical research and training center. Th

Hatfill files complaint against Ashcroft

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) --
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Steven Jay Hatfill (born October 24, 1953) is an American physician, virologist and bio-weapons expert. The US Department of Justice identified the former government scientist as a "person of interest" in its investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks. FBI raids on his home were well-attended by journalists and, consequently, several news outlets speculated that Hatfill was at one time the likely suspect for the attacks. He later sued the government for ruining his reputation, a case which the government settled for US$5.8 million. Investigators later announced that the anthrax attacks had been carried out by another government scientist, Bruce Edwards Ivins, who they concluded had acted alone.

Hatfill was born in Saint Louis, Missouri, and graduated from Mattoon Senior High School, Mattoon, Illinois (1971), and Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas (1975), where he studied biology. During college he took a year off and worked with a Methodist medical missionary in Kapanga, Zaire. (His mentor was Dr. Glenn Eschtruth, whose daughter Caroline he later married and divorced.)

Hatfill served as an enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army in the late 1970s. (In 1999, he would tell a journalist during an interview that he had been a "captain in the U.S. Special Forces", but in a subsequent investigation the Army stated that he had never served with the Special Forces.)

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