SACRAMENTO, CA - A federal judge has ruled the Central Intelligence Agency acted properly in responding to a retired California state worker's search for information regarding an interrogation he claims took place nearly 50 years ago.
Phillip Mosier, 70, said CIA and other government agents questioned him about his supposed psychic abilities in 1966.
Mosier sued under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), claiming the agency later stonewalled his efforts to prove the incident took place.
Sacramento man: CIA interrogated me because of "psychic abilities"
In court documents the CIA acknowledged that it did at one time open a file on Mosier, but said the file was destroyed in 1996 and the contents were unknown.
The CIA responded to Mosier's complaints that the record search was inadequate by claiming it is exempt from certain aspects of FOIA as a matter of national security.
The chief judge of the US District Court in Sacramento, Morrison J. England, Jr., sided with the CIA and ordered the case closed.
Mosier, who said he has spent nearly $150,000 on his pursuit for information, indicated in an email message that he would explore options for a possible appeal.
by George Warren, GWarren@news10.net