Stinging Rebuke

The FBI is scolded for its scams

The Federal Bureau of Investigation code-named it Operation Corkscrew: a four-year, $750,000 Government scam designed to ensnare what were believed to be corrupt judges in the Cleveland Municipal Court. An undercover agent, posing as a car thief, hired Court Bailiff Marvin Bray to offer bribes to judges in exchange for fixing cases. It seemed an effective "sting" when in 1981 six judges were about to be indicted. But it was the FBI that was getting stung. Some of the judges brought to meetings with the undercover agent were impostors, and Bray himself was pocketing the...

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