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Archive for June 20th, 2009

FBI May Have Been a Little Too Deep Into Investigating the Real Deep Throat

It’s hard to believe in 1972 the FBI had nothing better to do. Then again, this must havedeep-throat been a coveted assignment.

By MATT SEDENSKY
Associated Press
MIAMI — Newly released FBI files show agents across the country and at the highest level of the agency investigated “Deep Throat” — the 1972 porn movie, not the shadowy Watergate figure — in a vain attempt to roll back a shift toward a more permissive culture.

The documents released to The Associated Press show the extent of agents’ investigation into the film: seizing copies of the movie, having negatives analyzed in labs and interviewing everyone from actors and producers to messengers who delivered reels to theaters.

All of it was a failed attempt to stop the spread of a movie that some saw as the victory of a cultural and sexual revolution and others saw as simply decadent.

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Richard C. Powers to Head FBI’s Houston Division

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com
WASHINGTON — Richard C. Powers, a 19-year veteran of the FBI, and a former state prosecutor, will head up the bureau’s Houston Division

Powers, who last served as assistant director of the Office of Congressional Affairs at FBI headquarters, replaces Andrew Bland, who retired, the FBI announced on Wednesday.
Powers entered the FBI in 1991 and worked in different offices including headquarters in 1996 where he was assigned to the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime/Drug Section.

From 1998 to 2004, he was assigned to the Houston office where he held jobs that included being detailed to the DEA to supervise a multi-agency major case squad; supervise a FBI-sponsored violent crime task force and work as a supervisory senior resident agent of the Texas City Resident Agency.

He eventually became a assistant special agent in charge in Houston in 2002. He returned to headquarters and later became special agent in charge of the Denver office. He then returned again to headquarters, the FBI said.

Before joining the FBI, he was a Chicago area cop, a state prosecutor and a civil litigation attorney, the FBI said.