A London computer expert, Dennis Montgomery, fooled the CIA for $21 million after he said he developed software to stop Al Qaeda attacks. Officials we’re so convinced that in 2003 president George Bush acting on tips from Montgomery ordered passenger planes flying from London to turn around because it was feared that hijackers would crash them into US targets.
French officials we’re upset with the lapse in security and did their own testing and found that the software was a hoax. Remember this was 2003. As of 2008 he was still giving tips to the CIA and Air Force, claiming that his software was able to decode messages being sent between terrorist and that he could identify leaders from aerial drone photographs.
The New York Times did their own investigation and came up with the same results as the French government did, that it was hoax software. They also claim that there is court documents that proves the software a hoax are being kept secret by the Justice Department to prevent embarrassment.
Yay! Our tax dollars hard at work!
Where is Montgomery now? He’s awaiting trial in Nevada, but not for this, no he is on trial for passing almost $2 million worth of bad checks!