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Retired Defense Intelligence Agency Investigator Accuses DoD Polygraph Veteran of Violating Espionage Act of 1917

The folks at Anti-Polygraph.org published a startling claim today related to Dr. Donald Krapohl, a longtime polygraph loyalist whose name appears three times in my book, The Clapper Memo:

TRUE BELIEVER by Scott W Carmichael

TRUE BELIEVER by Scott W Carmichael

Scott W. Carmichael, a recently retired counterintelligence investigator with the Defense Intelligence Agency, has accused Donald Krapohl, Special Assistant to the Chief, National Center for Credibility Assessment (NCCA) and longtime editor of the American Polygraph Association quarterly, Polygraph, of violating the Espionage Act of 1917. In an e-mail message to retired FBI polygraph examiner Robert Drdak dated 3 September 2014, a copy of which was received by AntiPolygraph.org, Carmichael alleges that Krapohl manipulated Drdak in an elaborate scheme to funnel classified information about polygraph countermeasures to the government of Singapore.

Carmichael played a key role in the investigation of Cuban spy Ana Belen Montes, according to the A-P.org, and authored a 2009 book about her case, TRUE BELIEVER: Inside the Investigation and Capture of Ana Montes, Cuba’s Master Spy. The claim, in turn, is said to stem from an e-mail exchanged between Carmichael and Robert Drdak, a retired FBI polygraph examiner.

To the non-lawyer in me, who spent four years investigating the federal government’s use of credibility assessment technologies — including the polygraph — and cases like the one involving Montes, this allegation of espionage appears serious no matter which way one looks at it! Does it surprise me? Not one bit.

To understand the seriousness of this allegation and why I’m not surprised by it, read the A-P article, then order a copy of my second nonfiction book, The Clapper Memo. Only after you read my book will you understand the this scandal and who, in addition to Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr., is involved.

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John Oliver Video Should Be Required Viewing for Americans

Familiar with the fact my book, The National Bet, went on sale last week, a friend in New York sent a link to this video segment about the lottery from the HBO program, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Aside from the occasional use of coarse language, this 15-minute video should be required viewing for all Americans.

What does the content of this video have to do with my first crime-fiction novel, The National Bet? Plenty, but I’m not going to spoil it for you. Instead, I’ll share the synopsis below:

Simply put, Leonard County Sheriff’s Office Detective “Joe-L” Wilson solved cases others could not. After being invited to leave Missouri and bring his investigative talents to the FBI, he proved himself worthy at the federal level as well. Eighteen months into his new job, Americans begin dying mysteriously, by the thousands, during the Fourth of July weekend, and he’s put in charge of the investigation into their deaths. The biggest challenge of his law enforcement career, the investigation becomes personal after he realizes he shares one thing in common with those who died: The National Bet.

To discover the link between John Oliver’s message and the book, get yourself a copy of The National Bet and read it.

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