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DEA Agent Busts New Denzel Movie

11/26/2007 7:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

New York City Drug Enforcement agents are unhappy with the way they are depicted in Denzel Washington's new movie, "American Gangster," and now one of them is threatening legal action against Universal for what he claims are "false and defamatory statements."
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TMZ has obtained a cease and desist letter sent by Dominic Amorosa, attorney for Gregory Korniloff, to the General Counsel of NBC Universal, and cc'd to the President of the studio.

NBC Universal did not respond to requests for comment.

Korniloff is a retired NYC DEA agent, who is demanding a retraction of statements made in the movie. The letter claims that the movie, which portrays the life of Frank Lucas (Denzel), a Harlem heroin dealer in the '60s and '70s, incorrectly states that a third of NY DEA agents were convicted on charges related to Lucas. In addition, the letter alleges that several alleged facts in the movie are misleading, including heroin being smuggled in coffins, and the amount of money taken from Lucas' home during a raid.

Korniloff was the case agent for the DEA and "personally participated in the search of Lucas' house ... and the arrest of Lucas on that same day." Korniloff's lawyer says the way the movie portrays that search "destroys the reputation of honest and courageous public servants by deliberately misrepresenting the facts."
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myrna kaye    

u go straight to hell... talk to whom ever sold the story to them dumb bunny

2492 days ago
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FlBiker    

Boo Hoo, poor crooked DEA agents...........

2492 days ago
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anonymous    

Oh please there are bad cops out there, if it isn't about you why do you care. Did you go after the Sopranos and the Godfather, this is totally ridiculous. A HATER IN THE HOUSE...

2492 days ago
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anonymous    

They are talking about bad cops, if you are not a bad rogue cop why do you care? Get a life with your broke ass.

2492 days ago
5.

windy    

a pig is a pig. oink.

2492 days ago
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syracusefan03    

Sad loser ass guy............totally looking for a settlement......get a life buddy!

2492 days ago
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JENNIFER ANNISTON LITE    

HAVEN'T THOSE JERKS HEARD OF DRAMATIC LICENSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MOST OF THOSE AGENTS TAKE DRUGS, ROB DRUG DEALERS AND SELL THE STUFF ON THE SIDE AND POCKET A GREAT DEAL OF THE CASH THEY FIND STACKED IN DRUG DEALERS HOUSES.

UNIVERSAL TELL THE DEA IN NEW YORK TO KISS YOU WHERE THE SUN DON'T SHINE.

2492 days ago
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Elle    

Once again Hollywood smears the good guys to make heroes out of criminal sleeze balls who sell poison to their communities. Yes there are bad cops. Most are honest people doing a dirty, difficult, dangerous job while being constantly defamed by the liberal elite. It is these people who are the most despicable-gangsters in limos.

2492 days ago
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Barb    

Nobody trash talks Denzel, his acting, choice of roles or movies. Gotta problem? Go to the script writer. I could care less about fact/fiction of that guy. Deal with it like a man, idiot!

2492 days ago
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Marlb Man    

He should have those buck teeth fixed!

2492 days ago
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jersey    

Can Someone Say EMBARRASSED????? LOMA

2492 days ago
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lea8199    

hmm and why would this person wait over a MONTH to send this letter?? perhaps he wanted to see how well the movie did so he can get a piece of the pie.. how convenient... movie was great btw

2492 days ago
13.

jo    

oh please is that all people do nowadays sue others for absolutely nothing give it up already

2492 days ago
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HHHMMMM    

Funny thing is you call them a pig now until you need them. When someone breaks in your house, call someone who you think cares.

2492 days ago
15.

Manbearpig    

Its a movie....dont read to much into it

2492 days ago
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