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Las Vcgm Field ~ f f i c e (LASFO) based personnel believe Fcderal. Air Marshal PAM)
Robert J. MacLeaii to be the hooded FAM "Mike" who appeared on NBC Nightly News
on 9/9/04. The F& complained of FAMS policies, implying that terrorists can easily
identify and cut FAM's throats if dress code policies were not changed. If substantiated,
his appearance wduld be in violation o f internal directives.
SAC David Ra Rriowlton was on annual leave the week of 916-9/10/04 and did not view
the NBC broadcast. On Saturday 911 1/04, LASFO ATSAC John Plunkett advised SAC
Knowlton that PAM MacLean's former supervisor, ATSAC Michael bh~~i gl kt l 0, had
watched NBC Nightly news on 9/9/04 and believed the voice of t i l e hooded FAM to be
that of Mackan Based on his extensive contact with the E M .
ON 9/13/04, SAC Knowlton requested FAM Headquarters forward avideo copy of the
news broadcast. &so on 9/13/04 a LASF0 FAM 011 TDY assignment, Michael
Kopanski, telephonically advised he viewed the broadcast and believed the hooded FAM
to be MacLean, bpsed on voice recognition, SAC Knowlton was on emergency leave the
afternoon of 9/13/04 and 9/14/04 due to a death in thc family. The video was received at
the LASFO on 9/15/04.
On 9/15/04, ATS$C Marzigliano confumed what he had told ATSAC Plunkett, stating to
SAC Knowlton t at, based on voice and mannerisms, he unequivocally believed the
t, hooded FAM on BC news to be MacLean, whom he had supeyised. He also advised
that subsequent to the broadcast, other PANS who served with M:acLean came to hnn and
opined it was MacLean. Also on 9/15/04, LASFO Operations 0;,3cer, Muriel Blackburn,
advised she had Viewed the. video and opined it was Macl-em, She further related that
her staff had hedl from other LASFO FAMs who viewed the broadcast and complained
it was Madean an NBC news. She also advised her staff had allegedly been informed
that MacLcan w& upset that his voice had not been disguised, prompting him to request
it not be further televised.
Finally, on 9/15/44, the video was shown to MacLean's current supervisor, ATSAC
Charles Maurer. ATSAC Maurer opined that the voice of "Mike" was probably
MacLean based dn his personal contact with him.
FAM MacLcan has been in TDY status l o Los Angeles pending ihe birth of a child,
which occurred this week. He is currently on Family Medical Leave:. FAM MacLiian
has previously announced to this office that he is t he "FAM vice president" ofthe Federal
Law Enforcernenft Officers Association (FLEOA). He has not been interviewed
concerning this matter.
FAM MacLeaa has 110previous CIR's!