ADL in Middle of
A Spy Scandal
Too Big to Bury
On January 15, eight days after the publica-
tion of the first edition of this book, The San Francisco
Chronicle shocked the public with the revelation that
the office of the ADL in San Francisco was at the center
of a scandal involving a San Francisco police officer and
a Bay Area art dealer/self-described private eye who were
suspected of selling illegally obtained information to
agents of the South African government.
The two men, Sgt. Tom Gerard of the San Francisco
Police Department, and Roy Bullock, a longtime paid
undercover operative for the local office of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai B'rith (ADL), had been undo:
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) scrutiny since
SINCE THE FIRST PRINTING
1990, when federal agents discovered that secret Bureau
records on American black Muslims had been obtained
by South African spies.
The trail pointed to Bullock, who, in addition to his
fulltime paid work for the ADL, had been "moonlighting"
as an undercover snitch for the Bureau. On at least one
occasion, Bullock received a 1500 cash payment from
the FBI for infiltrating meetings of two Bay Area groups.
Bullock had access to confidential Bureau files, and
became a suspect when FBI files stowed up in the hands
of the South African government at the same time he
was regularly meeting with two South African spies and
passing confidential data to them. Bullock received cash
payments that eventually totaled over $16,000.
The early meetings between Bullock and the two
South African agents,
identified as Humphries" and
included policeman Gerard. Later, Bullock
would meet with the South Africans alone. According to
one version of the Bullock-South Africa story, it was ADL
officials who put him in touch with the foreign agents.
Nearly three years later, that FBI probe of South
African spying has mushroomed into one of the biggest
espionage scandals in years. And the center of the s