Justice Department: FBI ‘lost track’ of requests

Friday, 9 March 2007, 4:49 PM EST

The FBI underreported how often it used the USA Patriot Act to force businesses to turn over customer information in suspected terrorism cases, according to a Justice Department audit.

One government official familiar with the report said shoddy bookkeeping and records management led to the problems. The FBI agents appeared to be overwhelmed by the volume of demands for information over a two-year period, the official said.

At MSNBC.

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