#DrLarryFord was, by most accounts, a mild-mannered #gynecologist in #IrvineCalifornia, a respected physician with an interest in #AIDS research. But after he hired a hitman to try to kill his business partner, and then committed suicide once police were closing in on him, Dr. Ford's double life was revealed.
As soon as the sensational story hit the local news in Southern #California, police began receiving warnings that Dr. Ford had guns and C-4 plastic explosives buried in his yard, and he kept dangerous #biowarfaregerms in his home.
Sure enough, police found the guns, ammunition and explosives when they dug up the yard, and they found #cholera, #botulinum, #salmonella and #typhoid in vials in his refrigerator.
Under a false floorboard in his house, police found files on 83 women, complete with photos, personal effects and medical records. Mike Wallace interviewed two of those women, Shane Gregory and Tami Tippit, who both have mysterious neurological symptoms. Police have evidence that Dr. Ford threatened to infect Ms. Gregory with something that would ruin her life after she called off her relationship with him.
In Dr. Ford's home and office, there was indication this gynecologist had some connections to both the army's #biowarfareprogram and to the CIA. The CIA would not confirm this connection.
Irvine police, however, did confirm that they found evidence that Dr. Ford was working with the apartheid government in #SouthAfrica in the 1980s, helping them develop chemical and #biologicalweapons to fight opponents of the white-ruled government. So Wallace traveled to South Africa to conduct the first-ever televised interview with the man who ran that apartheid-era program, #DrWouterBasson, whom the South African press has dubbed "#DrDeath." #ProjectCoast, as Dr. Basson's secret state program was called, was dismantled along with the white-ruled apartheid government. Wallace's report reveals some of the types of germs studied by Project Coast and the ways in which they could have been used against #blackenemies of apartheid in the 1980s.
The report also traces the mysterious connection between Dr. Basson and that California gynecologist. Dr. Basson #gmo