Former Lexington FBI chief advising on movie about slaying

PARIS, Ky. (AP) – More than a quarter-century ago, Jim Huggins led the investigation into the death of an FBI informant that ended with an agent pleading guilty to manslaughter. Now he’s helping filmmakers tell the story in a movie being shot in Kentucky.

Earlier this month, Huggins was in Paris, Kentucky, where a crew was shooting inside the Bourbon County Courthouse for the film about FBI agent Mark Putnam and the death of Susan Daniels Smith in June 1989 in Pike County.

The Lexington Herald-Leader ( ) reports Huggins, the former head of the Lexington FBI office, was brought in to coach actors playing FBI agents on the right look, language and attitude.

Huggins says he’s enjoyed his involvement with Hollywood, but at 77, he doesn’t expect to start a career in show business.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,


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