Daniel Klaidman

The End Of The Line

Twenty-two days after the FBI put him on its "10 Most Wanted" list, Angel Leoncio Reyes Maturino Resendez walked to the middle of the Ysleta Bridge over the Rio Grande and shook hands with Texas Ranger Andrew (Drew) Carter on the American side.

The Faces Of A Fugitive

About 3 a.m. on June 2, U.S. Border Patrol officers stopped a small Hispanic man walking along the railroad tracks near El Paso, Texas. Discovering he had no ID, they concluded he was an illegal alien and took him to a federal lockup in Santa Theresa, N.M.

Open Secret

It looked like a classic spy operation. Burrowed deep in Los Alamos, the mountaintop lab containing America's most sensitive nuclear secrets, a Taiwanese-born scientist, Wen Ho Lee, was suspected of passing classified-weapons specs to Beijing.The news sent a shudder through official Washington.

So You Think It's Over?

THE IMPEACHMENT trial will soon come to a close, but the scandal machinery grinds on: Ken Starr's office remains open for business. Here's a look at what's left on his plate.

A Star's Fall From Grace

IN THE SUMMER OF 1984 HENRY CISneros met secretly in a motel room at Chicago's O'Hare airport with two top advisers to Walter Mondale just before the former vice president was to become the Democratic nominee for president.

A Hermit Goes Into The Dock

EVER SINCE FBI AGENTS stormed his squalid Montana cabin 19 months ago, Theodore Kaczynski has been a model prisoner. The suspected Unabomber appears in court in a tweed blazer, his once wild hair tamed and his beard neatly clipped.

The Prosecutor Problem

IT WAS BEGINNING TO LOOK AS IF AL Gore would take all the heat. When Attorney General Janet Reno announced earlier this month that her staff was investigating the vice president's questionable campaign fund raising, Gore braced himself for the worst.

The Trouble With Al

FOR JANET RENO, THE NEWS ABOUT Al Gore was maddening. Reports that the Democratic National Committee had improperly used $120,000 of the money the vice president had raised from his White House telephone had caught her by surprise.

Reno's Dilemma

FOR MONTHS, REPUBLICANS IN Congress have hectored Attorney General Janet Reno to appoint an independent counsel to investigate the Democratic campaign-finance scandal.

In Search Of A Killer

SHORTLY AFTER 8 A.M. ON JAN. 25, 1993, a lone gunman calmly emptied his AK-47 into the windshields of several cars waiting in rush-hour traffic to turn into the main gate of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Va.

Bad Practices

FLORIDIANS EXPECT A HURRICANE now and then. But none ever hit the Sunshine State like Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. In four years, the Nashville, Tenn.-based hospital chain went from owning six hospitals to 67, or one of every three beds in Florida.

Cracking A Chinese Code

WHEN THE STORY FIRST BROKE last January, it had everything. U.S. intelligence had intercepted secret conversations suggesting that China was running a crisp covert op- eration to funnel money into American politics.

The Victim Of His Virtues

AS A FORMER ALTAR BOY, LOUIS Freeh was warned against the sin of pride; be humble, he was especially about your virtue. Freeh, who came to the FBI from the federal bench, wants to be called "Louie," not "Director" or "Judge." On his first visit to New York as director of the FBI, agents showed Freeh to the suite in the Waldorf Astoria reserved for the nation's top G-man since the days of J.

The Man In The Middle

BUT FOR HIS SIZE AND HIS BATtered briefcase, there was nothing remarkable about the big guy on the Washington Metro last week. Webster Hubbell, the Little Rock lawyer who became number three at the U.S. Justice Department on the strength of his long association with Bill and Hillary Clinton, was wearing khakis, a winter jacket and hiking boots-and like everyone else on the subway, he endured morning rush hour in stoic silence.

Under The Microscope

FOR THE BETTER PART of this century--its history can be traced back to 1908--the FBI crime lab has occupied a hallowed niche in the public mind. Thanks to J.

Weighing The Right To Die

IT'S BEEN 20 YEARS SINCE THE FAMILY of Karen Ann Quinlan fought a momentous legal battle for the right to take her off a respirator. The "right to die" movement touched off by her case gave rise to living wills, the right to refuse unwanted treatment, how-to suicide books and Dr.

Clinton V. Paula Jones

WHEN BILL CLINTON CONTEMPLATES THE scandals that could ruin his second term, what worries him most is not the vast machinery of the special prosecutor investigating Whitewater or the potential for endless congressional hearings over shady contributions to his presidential campaign.

The Feds Under Fire

WHEN THE RICHARD JEWELL CASE finally collapsed in a sad, ugly heap last week, FBI Director Louis Freeh announced two investigations into the mess. One probe will explore what role, if any, agents had in leaking Jewell's name after the July 27 pipe bombing.

A Starr-Crossed Term?

Even with a double-digit lead in the polls, this is not exactly what the Clintons want to hear: Ken Starr claims to be a happy man. The independent counsel investigating Whitewater announced this month that the grand jury has been making "'very substantial'' progress in its probe.

The 'Wanna-Be' Hunt

IN THE ANNALS OF CRIMINAL investigations, this has to be one of the strangest chapters: there was the suspect, Richard Jewell, dressed in a T shirt and shorts, sitting on the steps of his apartment complex, looking like he was waiting for a pizza delivery.

The Feds' Anguished Man In The Middle

THE NEWS WAS ONLY getting worse. FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom was rushing to the office to begin work on the TWA crash when his pager went off. As the head of the bureau's New York office, Kallstrom had been tapped to lead the FBI's investigation into the disaster--and his beeper was rarely silent in the middle of a crisis.

Inside A Nest Of Vipers

AS A BOY GROWING UP IN PHOENIX, Ariz., Dean Carl Pleasant was an enthusiastic member of an Explorer post sponsored by the local police department: he even won what was quaintly known as a ""stop-and-frisk competition.'' This fact, coupled with his lifelong fondness for guns, led his father to think the boy might someday be a cop.

Colliding Cultures

THEY MADE AN UNLIKELY pair -- a sandy-haired, straight-arrow FBI veteran and a brash young conservative journalist. But Gary Aldrich and David Brock had two things in common: both disdained Bill Clinton and his entourage, and both were writing books to expose the follies of the Clintonites in power.

Drip, Drip, Drip

AS USUAL WITH WHITEWATER, THE known facts could be looked at two different ways. There was the benign image of President Bill Clinton, Griever in Chief, sharing the pain of his friend Arkansas Gov.

There He Goes Again

THE STATEMENT, WRITTEN LARGELY by his wife and sent to reporters by fax, spoke of the danger of "spiritual relapse" and invoked the 12-step doctrine of the Narcotics Anonymous program.