07-06-17  Tribune Editorial: Lawsuit should get to the truth about NSA spying in Utah (PDF here) – The Salt Lake Tribune

06-05-17  NSA Did Massive Surveillance during the Utah Olympics (PDF here) – Latest Hacking News

06-03-17  Former NSA executive: Agency used ‘blanket’ surveillance during 2002 Olympics (PDF here) – Francais Express

06-03-17  Former Spy: U.S. Used Olympics to ‘Fine Tune’ Mass Surveillance (PDF here) – The Daily Beast

06-03-17  NSA Whistleblower Accuses Agency Of “Mass Electronic Surveillance” (PDF here) – Zero Hedge

06-03-17  Ex-spy says NSA did mass surveillance during Utah Olympics (PDF here) – Chache Valley Daily

06-02-17  Former NSA executive: Agency used ‘blanket’ surveillance during 2002 Olympics (PDF here) (Declaration here) – The Washington Post

06-01-17  NSA conducted blanket surveillance of Salt Lakers during 2002 Games, former official says (PDF here) – The Salt Lake Tribune

03-20-17  National Security Agency not vouching for details about its Utah spy center (PDF here) – Deseret News

03-18-17  Top NSA officials deny ‘blanket’ surveillance during Salt Lake City Olympics (PDF here) – The Salt Lake Tribune

01-11-17  NSA fail to get alleged surveillance at 2002 Winter Olympics case thrown out of court (PDF here) – inside the games

10-20-16  NSA whistleblower William Binney joins Courage’s Advisory Board (PDF here) – Courage

07-18-16  Rocky Anderson says there are enough facts for NSA lawsuit to proceed (PDF here) – The Salt Lake Tribune

07-18-16  Rocky Anderson asks judge not to toss NSA lawsuit (PDF here)The Salt Lake Tribune

07-15-16  Rocky Anderson, former Salt Lake City mayor, asks judge to allow class action suit against NSA (PDF here) – Washington Times

08-26-15  Former mayor of SLC suing NSA for warrantless Olympic surveillance – NEWSJS

08-26-15  Prominent Salt Lake City Residents Sue The NSA Over Mass Warrantless Surveillance During The 2002 Olympics – techdirt

08-21-15  Former Salt Lake City mayor sues Bush administration, NSA for spying (PDF here) – RT

08-20-15  Utahns sue feds over alleged spying during 2002 Winter Olympics (PDF here) – Deseret News

08-19-15  Ex- Salt Lake City mayor sues NSA over Olympics surveillance (PDF here) – NewsOK

08-19-15  Utahns sue over government spying during 2002 Olympics (PDF here) – The Salt Lake Tribune

08-19-15  Former SLC mayor sues NSA, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney over 2002 Olympic spying (PDF here) – Fox13

08-15-15  The NSA Surveillance thread…… (PDF here) – VWVortex

08-12-15  Rocky Anderson to file suit against NSA for ‘criminal’ surveillance during Olympics (PDF here) – KSL

08-11-15  Rocky Anderson threatens suit over alleged spying during 2002 Olympics (PDF here) – The Salt Lake Tribune



The following was posted to alert potential claimants of their right
to file a claim for illegal surveillance by the NSA and FBI.

The most massive, indiscriminate, illegal spying on the contents of communications in United States history apparently occurred in Salt Lake City and near other Olympic venues before and during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.


Let us join together in taking a meaningful stand for disclosure of the truth and legal accountability.

The Wall Street Journal reported on August 20, 2013 as follows:

“For the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, officials say, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and NSA arranged with Qwest Communications International Inc. to use intercept equipment for a period of less than six months around the time of the event.  It monitored the content of all email and text communications in the Salt Lake City area.”


That article disclosed unprecedented wholesale, illegal spying on the contents of communications in the U.S. by our government.  That was shocking enough, but what was perhaps a more dangerous omen was the complacency with which the disclosures were met in our community, from political “leaders,” to much of the news media, to the public in general. See:

An NSA insider recently disclosed that the NSA and FBI saw the Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games as a “golden opportunity” to experiment and conduct wholesale surveillance on every person within certain geographical areas, without probable cause and without a warrant.  That surveillance was in violation of the Constitution and federal statutes.

According to the NSA insider, the goal of the NSA and the FBI in conducting surveillance during the Olympic Games in Utah was to capture the contents of every incoming and outgoing text message and email of every person in the Salt Lake City area, as well as areas around other Olympic venues.  The source also said the NSA obtained metadata, which disclosed the times and lengths of phone calls and the telephone numbers on each end of every conversation.  In addition, telephone conversations of “targeted” individuals were recorded.

Each instance of that surveillance was blantantly illegal – a federal felony and a violation of numerous state and federal statutes, as well as the Utah and United States Constitutions.

If, during the period of approximately Oct. 1, 2001 to February 28, 2002, you sent or received emails or text messages or engaged in telephone calls while you or the other person to the communication was in Salt Lake City or an area near another Olympic venue, your communications were likely illegally and unconstitutionally surveilled, intercepted, and analyzed by the FBI and/or NSA.  If that is the case, then you are likely entitled to the recovery of money damages.

The statute of limitations for claims relating to the surveillance is two years.  Because of the publication of the Wall Street Journal article on August 20, 2013, the deadline for filing claims may well be August 20, 2015. Rocky Anderson, of counsel with Winder & Counsel, with the enormous help of Walter Mason, is preparing to file (1) claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), and statutory claims utilizing the FTCA procedure (pursuant to which the minimum recoverable damages for willful violations of certain federal statutes is $10,000); and (2) a class action complaint against individuals responsible for the unlawful surveillance.

If you desire to have Rocky file the FTCA claims (and federal statutory claims utilizing the FTCA process) on your behalf, please sign and deliver to Rocky Anderson (460 South 400 East; Salt Lake City, Utah 84111) (a) the Retainer Agreement, (b) the completed and signed “Claim for Damage, Injury, or Death” (Form 95) (National Security Agency), (c) the completed and signed “Claim for Damage, Injury, or Death” (Form 95) (Federal Bureau of Investigation), (d) the completed and signed “Claim for Damage, Injury, or Death” (Form 95) (Executive Office of the President), and (e) the completed and signed “Claim for Damage, Injury, or Death” (Form 95) (Department of Justice).

All five documents must be received no later than Monday, August 17, 2015 at 10:00am.  To be safe, please deliver the documents by Friday, August 14.  Documents received later than August 17 will not be used and you likely will lose your right to file a claim (unless you make other arrangements to file a claim with appropriate agencies by August 20).

No assurance of recovery can be made, but vigorous efforts will be made to obtain accountability and justice for the illegal surveillance of your communications.


b) CLAIM FOR DAMAGE, INJURY, OR DEATH (Form 95) (National Security Agency)

c) CLAIM FOR DAMAGE, INJURY, OR DEATH (Form 95) (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

d) CLAIM FOR DAMAGE, INJURY, OR DEATH (Form 95) (Executive Office of the President)

e) CLAIM FOR DAMAGE, INJURY, OR DEATH (Form 95) (Department of Justice)

Please read the Retainer Agreement in its entirety. If you are over the age of 18 and agree to its terms:


  • Enter all information requested at the beginning and end of the agreement. This information must be completed entirely, or we will not submit your claim.
  • Print and staple the entire agreement. Sign your name and enter the date where indicated.


Please read the four Forms 95 in their entirety. If they are accurate:


  • Enter all information specified in boxes 2, 3, 4, 5, 13b, and 14. Each of these boxes must be completed in their entirety, or we will not be able to submit your claim. Note that box 2 requires your full name and your full address, but it is not usual that you would have a personal representative.
  • Print and staple each of the four completed Forms 95 separately, and sign your name in each box 13a.


All pages of the four Forms 95 and the Retainer Agreement must be received AS SOON AS POSSIBLE by the office of Winder & Counsel at the address below, and absolutely no later than Monday, August 17 at 10:00am. Please paperclip all pages together. The four Forms 95 and Retainer Agreement may be hand-delivered or mailed, but will not be accepted after Monday, August 17 at 10:00am.


Winder & Counsel
460 South 400 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111


If you have any questions about the form, or if any of the default entries are untrue as they apply to you, please contact Walter Mason at 801-834-2239 or or Rocky Anderson at 801-557-9007 or

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