Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Stunning New Article in About Arnon Milchan

The self-described libertarian-leaning website,, has just posted a stunning new article about Arnon Milchan, which links to an "anti-Israel-lobby corruption" site called "The Israel Lobby archives", where recently released FBI files on the MILCO case have now been posted. Interestingly, these recently released FBI files confirm many of the facts of the case as described in the book Confidential, the Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon, Arnon Milchan.... down to the smallest details. Example:
The FBI file reveals that after the illicit kryton exports were discovered, a U.S. attorney tried to flip MILCO President Richard Kelly Smyth to implicate Milchan during intense plea bargaining. The gambit failed, and in May 1984 Smyth was indicted on 30 counts of smuggling and making false statements. Smyth and his wife promptly fled... remained at large until captured in Malaga, Spain, in July 2001 after Richard Smyth applied for Social Security benefits.
The FBI records reveal ongoing interest in Milchan into the mid-1990s. In 1992, a confidential informant relayed details of Milchan’s ties to Smyth. The declassified but heavily redacted “secret” communications reveal the Bureau’s fascination with Milchan, from his 1996 entry in Who’s Who to A-list associates such as Robert De Niro and an unsavory Iran-Contra operative. 

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