Bibiana Valenzuela 11/11/18 CRJ 419 Assignment 6: 2001 Anthrax Attacks On August 8th, 2008 U.S officials let the world know that the seven year old case involving anthrax attacks had been solved (Judicial Watch, 2008), stating that the case “will remain open for now to wrap up legal and investigative loose ends”. The accused was Army biowarfare scientist, Bruce Ivins. But, before the FBI honed in Ivins, another Army scientist was the focal point of the search. Steven Hatfill ended up being marked as a “person of interest” and later on went on to sue and receive a 5.8 million dollar settlement after being falsely and wrongly targeted for a crime he didn't commit. Bruce Ivins was an instrumental top government scientist that greatly assisted the FBI specialists on the anthrax case. He later was the prime suspect in the attacks he so willingly provided his expertise on. Ivins had a prolific background with the field he was in love with, and gained self esteem as well as social skills and reputation with his work at the Army research center.
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- 2001 anthrax attacks, Dr. Bruce Ivins