A former Secret Service agent says a plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy in Chicago was interrupted three weeks before he was assasinated in Dallas, according to WLS-TV and Fox News.
Former Secret Service agent Abraham Bolden maintains that President Kennedy was due to arrive in Chicago on November 2, 1963 to attend an Army-Air Force football game at Soldier Field and to ride in a parade.
Howeever, Secret Service agents in Chicago pressed that the White House cancel the trip after two alleged threats against the president.
According to news reports at the time, Kennedy didn't come to Chicago that day because he was ill or because of a diplomatic crisis, Forx and WLS-TV report.
Bolden said that when the Warren Commission began investigating JFK's assassination, he attempted to inform members about the Chicago plots and alleged misconduct by his fellow agents.
His information feel by the wayside, he says, after he was arrested and prosecuted for soliciting a bribe from a counterfeiter. For that offense he served a six-year sentence.
Bolden claims it was a ruse to silence him. The main witness has recanted his accusations, and Bolden hopes now to clear his name, say the reports.