FBI Releases Files on 2002 Winter Olympics; Someone Raised Red Flag About $103,597 Overseas Phone Bill
By Nate CarlisleThe Salt Lake Tribune
Twenty-four days before the Opening Ceremony of the 2002 Winter
Olympics, the FBI’s counterterrorism unit sent a memo to its agents in
The FBI had received a tip from an employee at a cell service
provider that a customer had racked up a $103,597 phone bill by making
calls to Egypt, Yemen, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia, as well as calls to and
from Salt Lake City. The employee was worried the calls could be part
of terrorist activities.
The employee sent her tip by email, and the text was included in the FBI memo.
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