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ID:

324

Date:

2008-07-08

Headline:

Letters spelled out possible FBI role for original Patriots owner Sullivan

Reporter's name:

Bob Hohler

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Boston Globe

City:

Boston, MA

Summary:

According to correspondence obtained via FOIA by the Boston Globe between J. Edgar Hoover and the Boston FBI office, Hoover expressed interest in recruiting Billy Sullivan, the original owner of the New England Patriots, as an informant after Sullivan and his family received a tour of the Washington, D.C. FBI headquarters and Sullivan expressed support for Hoover's anti-Communist efforts. Hoover kept a list of prominent contacts, including Walt Disney, NASCAR founder Bill France, and Joseph P. Kennedy.

Keywords:

FBI, Hoover, contact, sports

URL:

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2008/07/08/letters_spelled_out_possible_fbi_role_for_original_patriots_owner_sullivan/


Agencies:

FBI

States:

MA

Categories:

FBI
sports


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