So I've been looking into what MK-ULTRA is, and recently a scary question has came to mind. That question being, has anyone been punished for the events of MK-ULTRA? By punished, I don't mean a slap on the wrist or the loss of a job. I mean more on the sense of legal ramifications. If not, was there any real reason they weren't?
From Wiki with references there:
The program engaged in many illegal activities; in particular it used unwitting U.S. and Canadian citizens as its test subjects, which led to controversy regarding its legitimacy.
Some of the methods:
administration of drugs (especially LSD) and other chemicals, hypnosis, sensory deprivation, isolation, verbal and sexual abuse, as well as various forms of torture.
No one was charged.
The closest thing I could find to any kind of restitution is mentioned in the Wikipedia article:
Although the government aggressively, and sometimes successfully, sought to avoid legal liability, several plaintiffs did receive compensation through court order, out-of-court settlement, or acts of Congress. Frank Olson's family received $750,000 by a special act of Congress, and both President Ford and CIA director William Colby met with Olson's family to apologize publicly.
Not all such lawsuits were successful, and I can find no evidence so far of any criminal charges being pursued.