It’s not easy to read here, so here’s what it says:
YOUR RECENT ARTICLE IN THE GLOBE’S REPORT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE ON GCI AND FRANK MOORES WAS A GOOD ONE BUT YOU MISSED THE BEST PART. FRANK AND HIS FRIENDS ARE ABOUT TO STRIKE IT REALLY RICH AND YOU AND I ARE GOING TO HELP HIM. SOUNDS GOOD, EH? READ ON.
FRANK HAS ARRANGED FOR AIR CANADA TO BUY $2 BILLION WORTH OF FRENCH AIRPLANES, AND HE GETS A COOL 5% OR $100 MILLION. OF COURSE, THE FRENCH WILL PAY THE COMMISSION, BUT $300 MILLION WILL COME FROM OTTAWA, AND YOU KNOW YOU AND I PAY FOR THAT. CHECK IT OUT.
The note arrived after the newspaper’s February, 1988 Report on Business Magazine published a story I’d written called “Like Magic,” about Frank Moores’ lobbying firm, Government Consultants International. In this, I listed several of the company’s clients including Messerschmidt-Bolkow-Blohm.
And about this company I noted:
Soon after the ROB story appeared, the anonymous letter arrived at the paper.
Unlike most anonymous letters I received, this one felt like the real thing.
I chased the tip for a long time but it was impossible to prove until 1999 and impossible – for legal reasons – to publish until 2001.
Someday I hope the person who wrote this note will get in touch again.