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Short Study File #72

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The Jeffrey MacDonald Information Site: Short Study File #72

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The part marked above is bold in the translated copy

Subject  United States v. Jeffrey R.                                     Date July 5, 1989
MacDonald, Criminal Case
No.  75-26  CR -3


Mr. Kenneth Nimmich
Chief, Scientific Analysis
Section Laboratory Federal Bureau of Investigation


Brian M. Murtagh
Special Assistant
United States Attorney
For the Eastern District
of North Carolina




This is in reference to the allegations of "Fiber Misidentification and Cover-Up" contained in the material  provided by MacDonald's Private Investigator Ted Gunderson to Executive Assistant Director Oliver S. Revell. I received a copy of these materials from the Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility. Gunderson maintains that the same threads found on the club, which the FBI Examiner Paul Stombaugh identified in 1974 as matching the cotton seam threads of MacDonald's pajama top, were subsequently identified in 1979 by FBI Examiner ___________ as being composed of black wool. Gunderson further contends that these results suppressed at my behest.

I anticipate, based upon numerous statements coming from the MacDonald public relations apparatus, that this allegation will form the basis for a motion to set aside the conviction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2255. As a special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina for the purpose of the MacDonald litigation, I will have primary responsibility, as I have had for the past five years, for replying to such a motion on behalf of the United States. In order to resolve the issues raised by Gunderson it will be necessary to determine whether Paul Stombaugh and __________ were looking at the same fibers, or different fibers which came from the same evidence collection vial. Ultimately, I will be asking the FBI Laboratory to make this determination.

In order to facilitate the identification of materials examined by Paul Stombaugh and ___________, which are to be believed to be in custody of the FBI's Charlotte Field Office, I request copies of any notes prepared by Paul Stombaugh, __________ or Shirley Green, which I have not previously been furnished. The only such material covered by this request, that I am aware of, would be the summary notes of Shirley Green which are in ___________ custody. Therefore, please furnish me with a copy of



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