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    Tuesday, May 06, 2008

    FBI says men in ferry photo were innocent sightseers or Racial Profiling and Your Tax dollars

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    Special Agent in Charge Laura Laughlin said the men took a couple of days off in the middle of the July visit and decided to ride a car ferry. They took photos to show relatives back home, she said.

    FBI agents have seen the photos and found them to be innocuous, as were the pair's business activities, Laughlin said.

    The consultants came forward to clear their names, stating that they feared getting arrested if they returned to the United States. They gave U.S. Embassy officials documentation of their identities, jobs and the reason for their trip to the U.S. last summer.

    The men, described as residents of a European Union country, were not identified.

    Photos of the pair, taken by Washington State Ferries employees, were released to the news media in August in an effort to identify and locate them, after an investigation found that they "showed an inordinate interest in the operation of the shipboard systems," the FBI said at the time.


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