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Posted at 11:50 PM ET, 04/27/2010

Ex-CIA station chief held in Norfolk jail

By Jeff Stein

A former CIA station chief accused of sexual assault in Algeria showed up in a Norfolk court Tuesday in a wheelchair and bathrobe.

Andrew Warren, 42, was granted a continuance and told to return Friday for a bond hearing, a local television station reported. There was no explanation given for why he was in hospital garb.

Warren, a former CIA station chief in Algeria, was arrested Monday afternoon at a Ramada Inn by Norfolk police fugitive investigators, Diplomatic Security Service agents and U.S. marshals, who also confiscated a gun. On Tuesday, Warren was arraigned in federal court in Norfolk, where he waived extradition. He faces trial in June.

"A friend who showed up in court Tuesday could not explain what had happened to Warren," The Virginian-Pilot reported.

Judge Ellen S. Huvelle of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the former spy, Andrew Warren, after he failed to check in with pretrial services within two days of his April 21 hearing on his bond status, a Justice Department spokesman said.

According to Norfolk's WVEC-TV, authorities were able to find Warren because his neighbors had called police a few weeks ago to report that he had been acting strangely and, on one occasion, exposed himself during a house visit.

The Norfolk commonwealth's attorney's office said Warren, 42, was not facing state charges in connection with lewd behavior.

Warren faces accusations from two women in Algiers that he doped their drinks at his CIA residence in 2008 and then sexually assaulted them. The CIA fired him in March 2009 after the accusations were aired in the media.

Warren's Florida-based attorney, Mark David Hunter, said in March that his client was innocent and was prepared to defend himself.

Hunter did not respond to a telephone call and e-mails seeking comment on the latest developments.

By Jeff Stein  | April 27, 2010; 11:50 PM ET
Categories:  Intelligence  
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Comments

This guy clearly has real problems aside from what he did in Algeria. Not being able to figure out that he has them seems to be one of them.

Posted by: Nymous | April 28, 2010 2:18 AM | Report abuse

so what exactly does an ex CIA station chief do after being fired by the CIA for a living? How does the CIA even begin to control the damage someone like this can do to their "image" doping people without them being aware of has been something the CIA has been doing since the 50s and the "safe houses" where they slipped people LSD in drinks and or other drugs by agents of the old Bureau of Narcotics (predecessor to the DEA) George White comes to mind, it's obvious the man has some "issues" I don't see how or why the CIA would allow this man to go to Algeria to be tried and put into their prison system, isn't that one of the places they sent the rendition prisoners to for enhanced interrogations? Seems like the CIA would arrange for him to be locked up in one of their psychiatric facilties they use, here in the US.

Posted by: mikey30919 | April 28, 2010 6:39 AM | Report abuse

Mikey30919,

The difference is between the dreadful policies of the past and the dreadful actions of one man in present times. The alleged actions of this man (it would seem) had nothing to do with achieving some policy goal of the CIA, but simply to pleasure himself at the expense of raping women.

This guy ought to be put away for a long time. Maybe he is mentally ill or maybe he is preparing a defense to claim mental illness. Either way, this guy is a danger to society.

Posted by: cyberfool | April 28, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse


Yeah mikey30319, the CIA has a vast network of psychiatric prisons here in the USA for its former agents. It actually served as the working model for the renditions and secret jails used during the Bush administration for high-value al Qaeda terrorists.

Posted by: blasmaic | April 28, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

I guess this former agent is taking a page out of the former mob boss Vincent (the Chin) Gigante's book. Act and play the psycho part. Go to a psych hospital for a quick siesta and back on the streets.

Posted by: jamespmarion | April 28, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

We'll never know the extent of this situation. It's the CIA DUH!! , they will cover there @#$@#, It's like the FBI in the 50's and 60'S, using minorities as test subjects for syphilis and other SDT physical and mental effect evaluations.
Seems like when local law enforcment was alerted, they had to wait for the FEDS. Couldn't touch the guy.

Maybe I can get that Job? It's a lawless way of life and the Ops. know it.

Posted by: Nav_Vet | April 28, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Mikey30919,

The difference is between the dreadful policies of the past and the dreadful actions of one man in present times. The alleged actions of this man (it would seem) had nothing to do with achieving some policy goal of the CIA, but simply to pleasure himself at the expense of raping women.

This guy ought to be put away for a long time. Maybe he is mentally ill or maybe he is preparing a defense to claim mental illness. Either way, this guy is a danger to society.

Posted by: cyberfool | April 28, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

blaismac they don't need a "vast network" just one or 2 places where they can committ people read H.P. Albarelli Jr


http://www.aterriblemistake.com/

The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments.

you will be surprised at what lengths your own govt will go to in order to keep their secrets tossing one man out of a hotel window is just one small act that took place in Nov 1953 the program he worked on continued until at least 1975 when human experimentation was stopped but work at Fort Detrick still continues where Dr Olson worked when he was killed

Posted by: mikey30919 | April 28, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

What a stud.

Posted by: fleeciewool | April 28, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

The alleged actions of this man (it would seem) had nothing to do with achieving some policy goal of the CIA, but simply to pleasure himself at the expense of raping women.
...

The guy, in a fit of what appears to be a driven psychosis, hung his (admittedly) small nuts over a fence.

Symbolism, people, symbolism !!!

ROTFLMAO

Posted by: thegreatpotatospamof2003 | April 28, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

The journalism that has arisen from this agent's story, local and in the Post, looks like the disinformation that was put out on the internet surrounding late CIA agent Roland Carnaby who was murdered by the Houston Police Department. The reason that this mysterious behavior was never detected earlier is because THERE WAS NONE. Period. The Agency is not hurting so bad for people that they would put someone like that in the position of Station Chief. No way. All of this so-called evidence that has been found so far is all evidence than can be planted. I do not believe these women were raped. If anything, they were honeytraps. Also, I don't know how many muslim women like to get drunk at embassy parties and drink whiskey and coke. I still have not seen proof that these women are even muslim except for the first report by Brian Ross. This man was obviously good at his job. The problem is...he was muslim. There is no telling what information he came across about our so-called GWOT and 9-11 that the government doesn't want his talking about. Lastly, I cannot understand why journalists write about his taking informants to strip clubs. Do they not know that that IS his job? That is tradecraft 101 stupid. Sexual favors and blackmail. What....the agency cannot or doesn't do that? Please.

Posted by: AFvet1 | April 29, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

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