FBI Admits Using Dummy Companies For Surveillance Over U.S. Cities
Well well well, look who got caught on record, after an Associate Press investigation FBI admitted that they intelligence service uses more than 13 fake companies to spy over U.S.
According to the reports, it uses Cessnas for slow and low aerial surveillance. This is not the first time that the bureau has been caught, it has made headlines before as well. The air-crafts were caught hovering over Baltimore during a recent turbulence.
Reportedly the services were assisting in catching the alleged Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad. However, AP proposes another story in which it explicitly states that the federales are much more blatant as thought.
“The planes’ surveillance equipment is generally used without a judge’s approval, and the FBI said the flights are used for specific, ongoing investigations. The FBI said it uses front companies to protect the safety of the pilots and aircraft. It also shields the identity of the aircraft so that suspects on the ground don’t know they’re being watched by the FBI.
In a recent 30-day period, the agency flew above more than 30 cities in 11 states across the country, an AP review found… Details confirmed by the FBI track closely with published reports since at least 2003 that a government surveillance program might be behind suspicious-looking planes slowly circling neighborhoods.”
What exactly do they need to do this, well not much. They need a couple of Cessnas and flight procedures. AP said that most of the air-crafts are registered in the name of Robert Lindley who is apparently the Chief Executive.
The intelligence services asked AP not to disclose the name of the dummy companies as it will cost more taxation money when registering again and it may also make them vulnerable to threat. There are plenty of online sites where you read the full detail of the names.