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 May 15, 2005
Red Sox minority owner confirms jet used by CIA
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BOSTON (AP) -- The CIA has chartered a private jet owned by a minority partner of the Red Sox to overseas destinations that include Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

But the plane�s owner says he has no knowledge of the plane being used to transport suspected terrorists.

Red Sox vice president Phillip Morse told the Boston Globe that the jet is chartered often�and the C-I-A just happens to be one of their customers.

Morse says the team has used his jet twice. In 2003, it flew an injured Johnny Damon from Oakland to Boston. Last spring, the jet was used to fly manager Terry Francona to his son�s high school graduation.

But Morse says he�s �stunned� to learn of a published report suggesting the plane might be used to forcibly return arrested terror suspects to their native countries for interrogation.

The practice has been criticized by civil libertarians.


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