2004 – 2008
Team of FBI Agents assigned to work obscenity cases. In January 2004, MIM’s president and general counsel were invited to meet in Washington with FBI Director Robert Mueller to present MIM’s concerns about the FBI’s obscenity law enforcement policy. The invitation came in response to a letter that MIM had sent to Mr. Mueller expressing concern about statements made by FBI spokespersons indicating that the FBI didn’t investigate obscenity crimes. At the meeting, Mr. Mueller said he was assigning a team of agents to investigate obscenity crimes. This is important because U.S. Attorneys cannot initiate Internet obscenity prosecutions without investigations first being done by FBI agents.