WASHINGTON (AP) -- FBI Director Louis Freeh acknowledged Wednesday a "serious error" in the bureau's failure to provide Timothy McVeigh's lawyers with evidence in the Oklahoma City bombing case.
He said FBI headquarters had repeatedly asked, but failed, to get field offices to furnish the material.
Speaking publicly for the first time since disclosure that more than 3,000 pages of documents were withheld from McVeigh's lawyers at the time of his trial, Freeh admitted that in addition to the 3,135 pages that have now been turned over, the FBI has located "a number of additional documents" as a result of a search ordered Friday.
The documents are being reviewed to see if they should be turned over.
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