FBI's Alleged Crimes are Conference Topic

Several prominent speakers will highlight the ninth annual Maine Conference Investigating Crimes Committed by the FBI.

Sponsored by Maine Citizens to Defend the Bill of Rights, the conference will take place March 23 and 31 in Chase Hall Lounge at Bates College. The talks are open to the public at no charge.

Speaking at 1 p.m. March 23 will be Ed Tatro, who will present a four-hour lecture in which he will link the FBI to the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. Tatro was a consultant to director Oliver Stone during the filming of the motion picture “JFK.”

At 7 p.m. March 23, former FBI agent Wesley Swearingen will discuss his 25 years with the bureau and his involvement with alleged illegal break-ins and violence against the Black Panthers organization.

Lecturing at 1 p.m. March 31 will be former undercover agent Stetson Kennedy, who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s. He will speak on alleged FBI complicity in the deaths of Florida civil-rights activists Henry and Harriet Moore.

More information on the conference is available from organizer Joseph Baltar at 207-293-3479.

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