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Resource ID: #13420
Subject: Federal Government
Source: Texas Monthly
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Texas Monthly investigates Operation Lightning Strike, an FBI sting designed to root out fraud and corruption among NASA employees and contractors. Under the code name, John Clifford, Special Agent Hal Francis propositioned struggling NASA contractors, entering into illegal deals with them designed to rip off NASA. The article catalogues the FBI's aggressive manipulation of NASA employees in a law enforcement operation which bordered on entrapment. (August 1996)

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