Susan Lindauer, 49, was the first woman and the second non-Arab American to be charged with violating the Patriot Act, was arrested on March 11, 2004, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and charged with "acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign government," accepting $10,000 from the Iraqi Intelligence Service, and accused of meeting with an FBI agent posing as a Libyan.
She was locked up for one year at United States prison Federal Medical Center, Carswell in Texas without trial or hearing, "and threatened with indefinite detention and forcible drugging to shut her up." "During her incarceration she won the right to refuse forced anti-psychotic medication which the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) claimed would render her competent to stand trial." On January 16, 2009, after nearly five years of being under indictment with no conviction or guilty plea, the DoJ dismissed all charges.
Ms. Lindauer discusses her early years, and touches on her memoir, EXTREME PREJUDICE: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover-Ups of 9/11 & Iraq, in this interesting interview (26:14).