Federal Law Enforcement Authorities "Expunge" Arrest Records of Eight Men Taken into Custody after Sept. 11

June 12, 2003

Source: Chicago Tribune


On June 12, 2003 the Chicago Tribune reported that "federal law-enforcement authorities in Chicago, at the request of the FBI, asked to expunge the arrest records of the eight men from Evansville [IL]. U.S. District Judge James Holderman signed the order Wednesday... The action comes almost two months after the head of the FBI in Indianapolis publicly apologized at an Evansville mosque for the men's ordeal after their detention and promised to clear their records. The eight had been arrested in October 2001, the result of a bogus tip of a terrorist attack on Chicago. They were held seven days in a federal Loop jail before the FBI determined the terrorist plot to be phony."