FBI releases documents on former NYC Mayor Koch
FILE - In this March 23, 2010 file photo, former New York Mayor Ed Koch speaks during a publicity event in New York. The FBI has for the first time released materials from its files on the former New York Mayor, who died earlier this year at age 88. The papers posted Tuesday, July 9, 2013 focus mostly on an investigation of an alleged plot in 1977 to circulate fake letters that tried to paint then-Congressman Koch as a racist. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) - Documents released for the first time Tuesday from the FBI file on former New York City Mayor Edward Koch detail one of the more obscure chapters of his storied political career: an unsolved plot to paint the then-congressman as a racist by circulating a forged letter, warning the city would become a "ghost town" if voters elected a black mayor.
The documents were posted on an FBI website in response to multiple Freedom of Information Act requests made since Koch died earlier this year at 88.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:00 am.