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D.E.A. Agents Claim "American Gangster" Libeled Them

January 17, 2008

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Three former Drug Enforcement Administration agents filed a defamation lawsuit in Federal Court in lower Manhattan, accusing NBC Universal Studios of including an incorrect postscript at the end of its film "American Gangster", indicating three-quarters of the agents that served with the New York D.E.A. were convicted with the help of Frank Lucas, the film's main character. The plaintiffs also took issue with how Mr. Lucas' arrest was depicted in the movie.
<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/17/nyregion/17dea.html?ref=todayspaper">http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/17/nyregion/17dea.html?ref=todayspaper</a>

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