As readers may remember, Peter Gleick is the hydroclimatologist who suckered the Heartland Institute out of some of their budget documents, which act has, directly or indirectly, resulted in HI's losing $100,000s in funding from its corporate sponsors. After Mr. Gleick's identity was revealed, rumors swirled re lawsuits and possible charges laid against him. Well, this morning, responding to an inquiry of mine, I received a short email from Ross Rice of the Chicago FBI, which I have excerpted below:
While we do ask for the public's assistance with many cases, we generally do NOT detail what we might be investigating unless or until an arrest is made or charges are filed. As such, I can tell you that no arrests have been made nor have any criminal charges been filed in the Northern District of Illinois against Peter Gleick.
SA Ross Rice
Hard to imagine anything coming of this now. Presumably the police don't believe the nonsense HI is trying to pass off as evidence of wrongdoing.