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ID:

185

Date:

2007-05-09

Headline:

"Poppy quarter" behind spy coin alert

Reporter's name:

Ted Bridis

Delay/denial:

Yes

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

AP's story resolving the mystery regarding the U.S. Defense Department's warning in early 2007 about Canadian "spy coins" containing radio frequency transmitters was based largely on internal documents the news service obtained under FOIA and under Canada's Access to Information Act, reporter Ted Bridis wrote in an e-mail. AP received the U.S. and Canadian documents roughly 3.5 months after it requested them. In both cases, the documents were heavily redacted. Canada charged $5; the U.S. waived all fees.

Keywords:

Canada, espionage, coin, Canadian quarter, radio frequency transmitters, poppy quarter,


Agencies:

DOD

States:

US

Categories:

general government


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