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Big White Lie: The CIA and the Cocaine/Crack Epidemic

NCJ Number
M Levine; L Kavanau-Levine
Date Published
480 pages
This book, written by a former undercover agent working for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), charges that the Central Intelligence Agency and other U.S. Federal agencies are perpetuating the scourge of drugs on American streets while they profess to be fighting the war on drugs.
The author contends that this account is based on real incidents, conversations, and events reconstructed from tapes, personal diaries, court transcripts, and interviews. His principal arguments are that the CIA has perverted the American criminal justice system by protecting drug dealers and murderers from prosecution; that Federal judges and prosecutors alleged to have broken narcotics laws have been protected from investigation; that the government of Bolivia and South American drug cartel leaders have been assisted and even paid by the CIA. Finally, the author maintains that without CIA support, South American cartels and the epidemic of cocaine and crack use in the U.S. would never have occurred.