Friday, August 12, 2011
FBI RELEASES FILES ON MILK, MOSCONE, AND WHITE
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released a new batch of files detailing its various investigations into corruption accusations against former San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, gay former Supervisor Harvey Milk, and former Supervisor Dan White, who assassinated the two progressive politicians inside City Hall on November 27, 1978.
The nearly 1,800 pages of documents provide a glimpse into the activities of the federal investigators and the lengths they went to trying to find evidence to back up claims of political misdeeds at both City Hall and in Sacramento during the 1970s. Among the files are reports from agents in New Haven, Connecticut; Atlanta; and Houston who were involved in tracking down potential witnesses in the various investigations.
The inquires included if Moscone had received $10,000 for helping a McDonald’s restaurant on Geary Street at Van Ness obtain permits. Another allegation claimed that Milk, with Moscone’s assistance, had formed his own Pride committee in order to use federal funds for his own purposes.