Producer of 9/11 Conspiracy Film 'Loose Change' Arrested for Deserting the Army
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Posted: July 27th, 2007
One of the young filmmakers behind a controversial 9/11 conspiracy documentary was arrested this week on charges that he deserted the Army, even though ... he received an honorable discharge. Korey Rowe, 24, who served with the 101st Airborne in Afghanistan and Iraq, told FOXNews.com that he was honorably discharged from the military 18 months ago which he said he explained to sheriffs when they pounded on his door late Monday night. When they came to my house, I showed them my paperwork, Rowe said. The cops said, 'Youre still in the system.' Rowe is one of the producers of "Loose Change," a cult hit on the Internet espousing the theory that the U.S. government and specifically the Bush administration orchestrated the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The movie is set to be released in about 40 British theaters in late August, according to Rowe and fellow filmmakers Jason Bermas and Dylan Avery. Police arrested Rowe at his house in Oneonta, N.Y., about 10:45 p.m. on Monday and took him to the Otsego County jail, where he spent a day-and-a-half before he was released, he said. Rowe was turned over to officials at Fort Drum the closest military base who then booked him on a flight to Fort Campbell, Ky., where his unit is based, to try to straighten out why the military issued a warrant for his arrest. A warrant for my arrest came down and showed up on the sheriffs desk, Rowe said. Where it came from and why it showed up all of a sudden is a mystery to me. There were at least five sheriffs on hand for his arrest, Rowe said. They pulled a whole operation. They cut my phone lines. They came from the woods. It was crazy it was ridiculous, he said.