October 8, 2010 by esarsea
According to The Times of India, the FBI has siezed a police fingerprint card containing John Lennon’s fingerprints from a memorabilia shop in NY, where they had been slated for auction. Reportedly, the fingerprints were from May 8th, 1976 when Lennon was applying for US citizenship.
According to the article,
“…the card was being sold on behalf of a private collector, a former concert promoter who had bought it at a Beatles convention about two decades ago.
Lennon was under FBI surveillance in the early 1970s for anti-war activism, but that ended with the J. Edgar Hoover era in 1972.
James Margolin, a spokesman for the agency, said the FBI was investigating how the item came to be up for auction.”
The auction was scheduled to take place tomorrow, October 9th, which would have been Lennon’s 70th birthday. Yeah, I said 70th.
I would think the FBI had better things to do with their time and resources.