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The FBI Files on Elvis Presley
     

The FBI Files on Elvis Presley

by Thomas Fensch (Editor)
 

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Elvis Presley was never accused of a crime. But for decades the FBI kept a file on Elvis Presley because of the crimes that went on in the background of his world: death threats made against him; a major extortion attempt during his Army Service in Germany; complaints about his public performances; a mention of a paternity suit; the theft by larceny of an executive

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Elvis Presley was never accused of a crime. But for decades the FBI kept a file on Elvis Presley because of the crimes that went on in the background of his world: death threats made against him; a major extortion attempt during his Army Service in Germany; complaints about his public performances; a mention of a paternity suit; the theft by larceny of an executive jet he owned, which took the FBI years to prosecute, and the alleged fraud surrounding a 1955 Corvette which he owned.

These behind-the-scenes files show dramatically how the FBI had to react to others involved in Presley's world; how J. Edgar Hoover replied to citizen complaints and how the FBI in Washington, D.C. and field offices throughout the United States worked -- often with other government law enforcement agencies -- to prosecute individuals involved with crimes surrounding Presley.

These never-before-published files reflect one individual who became internationally known, who changed not only the culture of the United States, but affected the entire western world. The files, however, represent the dark side of international fame; a side little known to fans of Elvis Presley and his music, yet perfectly understandable to those in law enforcement and those behind the scenes in the entertainment world and in other areas of public life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780930751043
Publisher:
New Century Books
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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