What ever happened to Chandra Levy? Did her disappearance and presumed death result from information she could have uncovered from the Bureau of
Prison's records as part of her official duties there.
If I remember rightly Chandra was peripherally involved in the Oklahoma City bombing story as she worked with journalists and TV personalities
arranging coverage of Timothy McVeigh's execution. It all seems to have went quiet about her a few months after Mc Veigh's death.
I found the following article on my hard drive, I must have saved it to read at a later date but forgot all about it until now. Reading though it has
sparked of my curiosity again, this is why I'm looking in to it all again to see if any new information has surfaced. I don't know the website that
I found this article on so I can't go back to it or provide a link. I've typed in the name of Chandra Levy in nearly all the major search engines
but the websites that come up all seem to have old news about Chandra.
CHANDRAíS DANGEROUS KNOWLEDGE
Tue Jul 31 11:39:38 2001
By Jim Rarey
This writer has been challenged by several subscribers to provide more
Information on which the scenario was based in the Medium Rare article of July
26th (Conditís Rock and a Hard Place). In that article it was postulated that
Chandra Levi may have come into possession of information that made her
Dangerous to powerful people, not necessarily Gary Condit, that required her
Consequently, please bear with us while we "build the case."
It appears obvious that Chandra is (was) a bright inquisitive girl and young
Woman with a penchant for intrigue.
In high school Chandra joined the Explorer Scouts police program where she
Sometimes worked undercover to catch retailers selling alcohol to minors. She
was also a writer for the school newspaper.
After her 1995 high school graduation she spent four years at San Francisco
State University majoring in journalism with a minor in criminal justice. She
entered the graduate program at the University of Southern California (USC)
working toward, and earning, a masters degree in public administration.
The USC program required a number of internships in lieu of a dissertation,
which Chandra fulfilled with a vengeance.
An in depth article by Washington Times writer Frank J. Murray, entitled "Who
is Chandra Levy," outlines an extensive and curious convergence with the
>From August 1998 to August 1999 she was an editorial assistant in the sports
department of the Modesto Bee newspaper, a part of a newspaper chain including
the Sacramento Bee which is a left leaning partisan supporter of California
Overlapping that internship was a stint at the Modesto police department where
she worked as a clerk. Conditís older brother is a Modesto police officer who
was demoted in rank stemming from unauthorised purchases and disposal of
firearms from the police inventory of confiscated weapons.
During the period she was with the police department, Chandra, then 22, had a
year-long affair with another police officer Mark Steele, ten years her senior.
Steele, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, said Chandra took it hard
when he broke off the relationship and continued to pursue him. Steel is no
longer with the department.
For three months in 1999, ending in December, Chandra interned in the lobbying
office of Republican Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan.
>From February to June 2000 she interned on the legal staff of Democrat Governor
Gray Davis. Two of Gary Conditís offspring were also on Davisí staff at that
time. Son Chad was the governorís liaison to the Central Valley at a starting
salary of $95,234 a year. Daughter Cadee made $30,000 a year as a Davis press
aide. It is not known if Chandra knew or even met Conditís daughter and son.
In October of 2000 Chandra started her intern job at the Bureau of Prisons in
Washington, D.C. According to Murrayís article, "Her job at the Bureau of
Prisons information office required her to do Internet searches and scan
newspapers to prepare daily news summaries, answer telephone calls and mail, and
help with special projects. In one, she co-ordinated media attendance at planning
sessions for the execution of Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh." (Emphasis
According to a Washington Post story, Chandraís duties also included researching
Bureau of Prison records.
In an earlier article, this writer had speculated that Chandra, during her
research, may have come across evidence supporting allegations made on the
Internet that Dr. Louis Jolyn (Jolly) West had visited McVeigh in prison a
number of times. One such article asserted the number of visits was seventeen.
Dr. West (since conveniently deceased) was deeply involved in mind control
experiments with ties to the CIA. At one time West had tried to set up a
department at UCLA, where he was a professor, involving melting of brain
synapses to control the subjectsí minds. These rumours had fostered the belief in
some that McVeigh was indeed a "Manchurian Candidate" programmed for the
Oklahoma bombing. McVeigh at one time claimed that a microchip had been
implanted in him while in the service.
It is entirely reasonable to suggest that Chandra may have uncovered such
evidence during her search of bureau records. If she let the wrong person,
including Condit, know she had that evidence, she may have signed her own death
In the writerís last article, it was also suggested that the intelligence
community might be trying to divert attention from Condit to relieve pressure on
him from some damaging disclosure he could make.
Supporting that suspicion is one fact of which knowledgeable readers will
immediately grasp the significance. The FBIís lead investigator on the Levy case
is one Bradley J. Garrett. According to author and investigative reporter Todd
Fahey, who specialises in intelligence affairs, Garrett was the FBIís lead
investigator in the murder of intern Mary Caitlan Mahoney at a Georgetown
Starbucks coffeeshop as well as the "suicide" of White House Counsel Vince
If there is a diversion or cover-up in progress, this writer does not believe it
is to save Gary Condit. It most surely would be to hide a much larger issue with
national security implications.
Permission is granted to reproduce this article in its entirety.
(The author is a free lance writer based in Romulus, Michigan. He is a former
newspaper editor and investigative reporter, a retired customs administrator and
accountant, and a student of history and the U.S. Constitution).
[Edited on 19-4-2003 by clive]