CIA Scientist Frank Olson In 1953, Frank Olson, a CIA scientist involved in biological and mind-control experiments, died under mysterious circumstances. In 1975, Preisdent Ford apologized to the Olson family and paid them $750,000 after admitting that days before Olson's death, the CIA fed him LSD without his knowledge as a part of an experiment. NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says that White House documents from 1975 suggest that the government settled the case to prevent the disclosure of very sensitive information concerning Frank Olson's work at the CIA. Fifty years later, the Olson family is still searching for the truth.

CIA Scientist Frank Olson

CIA Scientist Frank Olson

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In 1953, Frank Olson, a CIA scientist involved in biological and mind-control experiments, died under mysterious circumstances. In 1975, Preisdent Ford apologized to the Olson family and paid them $750,000 after admitting that days before Olson's death, the CIA fed him LSD without his knowledge as a part of an experiment. NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says that White House documents from 1975 suggest that the government settled the case to prevent the disclosure of very sensitive information concerning Frank Olson's work at the CIA. Fifty years later, the Olson family is still searching for the truth.