AKA Steven Jay Hatfill
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US biowarfare researcher
Military service: US Army (1975-76)
Researcher at USAMRIID. According to the New York Times, the FBI designated Hatfill as a "person of interest" in its anthrax letters probe. During their investigation, feds tailed him 24 hours a day, leaked his name to the media, and an FBI automobile accidentally ran over his foot. Hatfill later filed a lawsuit against John Ashcroft and the New York Times. The suit against the Times was dismissed, and the federal government settled with Hatfill by paying him $5.8 million in June 2008.
"I love my country," Hatfill said in 2010, adding, "but I learned a couple things. The government can do to you whatever they want. They can break the laws, federal laws, as they see fit Ö You canít turn laws on and off as you deem fit. And the Privacy Act laws were put in place specifically to stop what happened to me. Whether weíre at war or have been attacked, the foundation of society is that you hold to the laws in place. I used to be somebody that trusted the government. Now I really donít trust anything."
Wife: Caroline Rush Eschtruth (m. 1976, div. 1978, one daughter)
Daughter: Kamin (b. 1978)
High School: Mattoon Senior High School, Mattoon, IL (1971)
University: BA, Southwestern College, Winfield, KS (1975)
Medical School: Godfrey Huggins School of Medicine, Salisbury, Rhodesia (1984)
University: Oxford University
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