Scotbom: Evidence and the Lockerbie Investigation

Scotbom: Evidence and the Lockerbie Investigation

Scotbom: Evidence and the Lockerbie Investigation

Scotbom: Evidence and the Lockerbie Investigation

Synopsis

Pan Am Flight 103 was blown out of the sky over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988, killing 270 people and changing the way the world looked at terrorism. FBI Special Agent Richard A. Marquise led the U.S. Task Force which included the FBI, Department of Justice and the Central Intelligence Agency. He managed all aspects of the investigation, Examining first the broad question of motive, the book sets the bombing in the context of world events. Then it looks at the original suspects, a Palestinian terrorist group which had been based in Germany, along with various popular theories regarding who was behind the sinister plot, from the view of the man who lived Lockerbie for over 12 years. The author analyzes the findings of the Scottish court and shows what it took to bring two Libyans to trial at a Scottish court sitting in the Netherlands over 12 years later. This first hand account gives the reader a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a major international criminal investigation and outlines the organizational structure the United States and Scotland put in place to address this international crime, now a model for international interagency cooperation on questions of terrorism. • Richard A. Marquise was involved with the investigation from its inception and, after being named to lead the task force, led the investigation through the return of indictments in 1991. He played an active role through the trial. In August 2001 he received the Attorney General''s Award for Distinguished Service following the successful resolution of the trial. Mr. Marquise is an expert in the fields of counter terrorism and crisis management, both as an investigator and as a manager. His 31-year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) included the role of Special Agent in Charge of the Oklahoma City Division of the FBI 1999-2002; during the late 1980s, he was the Chief of the Terrorist Research and Analytical Center (TRAC) at FBI Headquarters. A veteran of numerous crises including terror attacks, kidnappings, prison takeovers and other significant events, he is now a Senior Research Associate with the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR), Tallahassee, Florida. He has appeared on television and radio talk shows and has given hundreds of speeches all over the world on the topic of terrorism. He has provided training to law enforcement officials all over the United States and internationally. Mr. Marquise holds a Masters degree from the George Washington University. He has been a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Terrorism Committee and is a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.
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