• "Spreading the ideas of freedom loving people on matters regarding high finance, politics, constructionist Constitution, and mental masturbation of all types"

PEDOPHILE & HUMAN TRAFFICKING - BUSTS - THREAD

Goldhedge

Moderator
Site Mgr
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 28, 2010
Messages
42,767
Likes
68,817
Location
Rocky Mountains
CORRUPTION | OPINION
| JUL 14, 2019 AT 12:07 AM.
Sexual Predators Within America’s Power Elite: What You’re Not Being Told
Power corrupts. Anyone who believes differently hasn’t been paying attention.

JOHN W. WHITEHEAD



“As political and economic freedom diminishes, sexual freedom tends compensating to increase. And the dictator (unless he needs cannon fodder and families with which to colonize empty or conquered territories) will do well to encourage that freedom.” — Aldous Huxley, Brave New World​
(RI Opinion) — Power corrupts. Anyone who believes differently hasn’t been paying attention.

Politics, religion, sports, government, entertainment, business, armed forces: it doesn’t matter what arena you’re talking about, they are all riddled with the kind of seedy, sleazy, decadent, dodgy, depraved, immoral, corrupt behavior that somehow gets a free pass when it involves the wealthy and powerful elite in America.

In this age of partisan politics and a deeply polarized populace, corruption — especially when it involves sexual debauchery, depravity and predatory behavior — has become the great equalizer.

Take Jeffrey Epstein, the hedge fund billionaire / convicted serial pedophile recently arrested on charges of molesting, raping and sex trafficking dozens of young girls.

It is believed that Epstein operated his own personal sex trafficking ring not only for his personal pleasure but also for the pleasure of his friends and business associates. According to The Washington Post, “several of the young women…say they were offered to the rich and famous as sex partners at Epstein’s parties.” At various times, Epstein ferried his friends about on his private plane, nicknamed the “Lolita Express.”

This is part of America’s seedy underbelly.

As I documented in the in-depth piece I wrote earlier this year, child sex trafficking — the buying and selling of women, young girls and boys for sex, some as young as 9 years old — has become big business in America. It is the fastest growing business in organized crime and the second most-lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns.

Adults purchase children for sex at least 2.5 million times a year in the United States.

It’s not just young girls who are vulnerable to these predators, either.

According to a 2016 investigative report, “boys make up about 36% of children caught up in the U.S. sex industry (about 60% are female and less than 5% are transgender males and females).”

Who buys a child for sex?

Otherwise ordinary men from all walks of life. “They could be your co-worker, doctor, pastor or spouse,” writes journalist Tim Swarens, who spent more than a year investigating the sex trade in America.

Ordinary men, yes.

But then there are the extra-ordinary men, such as Jeffrey Epstein, who belong to a powerful, wealthy, elite segment of society that operates according to their own rules or, rather, who are allowed to sidestep the rules that are used like a bludgeon on the rest of us.

These men skate free of accountability by taking advantage of a criminal justice system that panders to the powerful, the wealthy and the elite.

Over a decade ago, when Epstein was first charged with raping and molesting young girls, he was gifted a secret plea deal with then-U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta, President Trump’s former Labor Secretary, that allowed him to evade federal charges and be given the equivalent of a slap on the wrist: allowed to “work” at home six days a week before returning to jail to sleep. That secret plea deal has since been ruled illegal by a federal judge.

Yet here’s the thing: Epstein did not act alone.

I refer not only to Epstein’s accomplices, who recruited and groomed the young girls he is accused of raping and molesting, many of them homeless or vulnerable, but his circle of influential friends and colleagues that at one time included Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. Both Clinton and Trump, renowned womanizers who have also been accused of sexual impropriety by a significant number of women, were at one time passengers on the Lolita Express.

As the Associated Press points out, “The arrest of the billionaire financier on child sex trafficking charges is raising questions about how much his high-powered associates knew about the hedge fund manager’s interactions with underage girls, and whether they turned a blind eye to potentially illegal conduct.”

In fact, a recent decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals allowing a 2,000-page document linked to the Epstein case to be unsealed references allegations of sexual abuse involving “numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known Prime Minister, and other world leaders.”

This is not a minor incident involving minor players.

This is the heart of darkness.

Sex slaves. Sex trafficking. Secret societies. Powerful elites. Government corruption. Judicial cover-ups.

Once again, fact and fiction mirror each other.

Twenty years ago, Stanley Kubrick’s final film Eyes Wide Shut provided viewing audiences with a sordid glimpse into a secret sex society that indulged the basest urges of its affluent members while preying on vulnerable young women. It is not so different from the real world, where powerful men, insulated from accountability, indulge their base urges.

These secret societies flourish, implied Kubrick, because the rest of us are content to navigate life with our eyes wide shut, in denial about the ugly, obvious truths in our midst.

In so doing, we become accomplices to abusive behavior in our midst.

This is how corruption by the power elite flourishes.

For every Epstein who is — finally — called to account for his illegal sexual exploits after years of being given a free pass by those in power, there are hundreds (perhaps thousands) more in the halls of power and wealth whose predation of those most vulnerable among us continues unabated.

While Epstein’s alleged crimes are heinous enough on their own, he is part of a larger narrative of how a culture of entitlement becomes a cesspool and a breeding ground for despots and predators.

Remember the “DC Madam” who was charged with operating a phone-order sex business? Her clients included thousands of White House officials, lobbyists, and Pentagon, FBI, and IRS employees, as well as prominent lawyers, none of whom were ever exposed or held accountable.

Power corrupts.

Worse, as 19th-century historian Lord Acton concluded, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about a politician, an entertainment mogul, a corporate CEO or a police officer: give any one person (or government agency) too much power and allow him or her or it to believe that they are entitled, untouchable and will not be held accountable for their actions, and those powers will eventually be abused.

We’re seeing this dynamic play out every day in communities across America.

A cop shoots an unarmed citizen for no credible reason and gets away with it. A president employs executive orders to sidestep the Constitution and gets away with it. A government agency spies on its citizens’ communications and gets away with it. An entertainment mogul sexually harasses aspiring actresses and gets away with it. The U.S. military bombs a civilian hospital and gets away with it.

Abuse of power — and the ambition-fueled hypocrisy and deliberate disregard for misconduct that make those abuses possible — works the same whether you’re talking about sex crimes, government corruption, or the rule of law.

It’s the same old story all over again: man rises to power, man abuses power abominably, man intimidates and threatens anyone who challenges him with retaliation or worse, and man gets away with it because of a culture of compliance in which no one speaks up because they don’t want to lose their job or their money or their place among the elite.

It’s not just sexual predators that we have to worry about.

For every Jeffrey Epstein (or Bill Clinton or Harvey Weinstein or Roger Ailes or Bill Cosby or Donald Trump) who eventually gets called out for his sexual misbehavior, there are hundreds — thousands — of others in the American police state who are getting away with murder — in many cases, literally — simply because they can.

The cop who shoots the unarmed citizen first and asks questions later might get put on paid leave for a while or take a job with another police department, but that’s just a slap on the wrist. The shootings and SWAT team raids and excessive use of force will continue, because the police unions and the politicians and the courts won’t do a thing to stop it.

The war hawks who are making a profit by waging endless wars abroad, killing innocent civilians in hospitals and schools, and turning the American homeland into a domestic battlefield will continue to do so because neither the president nor the politicians will dare to challenge the military industrial complex.

The National Security Agency that carries out warrantless surveillance on Americans’ internet and phone communications will continue to do so, because the government doesn’t want to relinquish any of its ill-gotten powers and its total control of the populace.

Unless something changes in the way we deal with these ongoing, egregious abuses of power, the predators of the police state will continue to wreak havoc on our freedoms, our communities, and our lives.

Police officers will continue to shoot and kill unarmed citizens. Government agents — including local police — will continue to dress and act like soldiers on a battlefield. Bloated government agencies will continue to fleece taxpayers while eroding our liberties. Government technicians will continue to spy on our emails and phone calls. Government contractors will continue to make a killing by waging endless wars abroad.

And powerful men (and women) will continue to abuse the powers of their office by treating those around them as underlings and second-class citizens who are unworthy of dignity and respect and undeserving of the legal rights and protections that should be afforded to all Americans.

As Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology at the at the University of California, Berkeley, observed in the Harvard Business Review, “While people usually gain power through traits and actions that advance the interests of others, such as empathy, collaboration, openness, fairness, and sharing; when they start to feel powerful or enjoy a position of privilege, those qualities begin to fade. The powerful are more likely than other people to engage in rude, selfish, and unethical behavior.”

After conducting a series of experiments into the phenomenon of how power corrupts, Keltner concluded: “Just the random assignment of power, and all kinds of mischief ensues, and people will become impulsive. They eat more resources than is their fair share. They take more money. People become more unethical.They think unethical behavior is okay if they engage in it. People are more likely to stereotype. They’re more likely to stop attending to other people carefully.”

Power corrupts.

And absolute power corrupts absolutely.

However, it takes a culture of entitlement and a nation of compliant, willfully ignorant, politically divided citizens to provide the foundations of tyranny.

As researchers Joris Lammers and Adam Galinsky found, those in power not only tend to abuse that power but they also feel entitled to abuse it: “People with power that they think is justified break rules not only because they can get away with it, but also because they feel at some intuitive level that they are entitled to take what they want.”

As I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, for too long now, Americans have tolerated an oligarchy in which a powerful, elite group of wealthy donors is calling the shots. They have paid homage to patriotism while allowing the military industrial complex to spread death and destruction abroad. And they have turned a blind eye to all manner of wrongdoing when it was politically expedient.

We need to restore the rule of law for all people, no exceptions.

Here’s what the rule of law means in a nutshell: it means that everyone is treated the same under the law, everyone is held equally accountable to abiding by the law, and no one is given a free pass based on their politics, their connections, their wealth, their status or any other bright line test used to confer special treatment on the elite.

This culture of compliance must stop.

The empowerment of petty tyrants and political gods must end.

The state of denial must cease.

Let’s not allow this Epstein sex scandal to become just another blip in the news cycle that goes away all too soon, only to be forgotten when another titillating news headline takes its place.

Sex trafficking, like so many of the evils in our midst, is a cultural disease that is rooted in the American police state’s heart of darkness. It speaks to a far-reaching corruption that stretches from the highest seats of power down to the most hidden corners and relies on our silence and our complicity to turn a blind eye to wrongdoing.

If we want to put an end to these wrongs, we must keep our eyes wide open.

By John W. Whitehead | The Rutherford Institute
The views in this article may not reflect editorial policy of The Mind Unleashed.

 

Goldhedge

Moderator
Site Mgr
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 28, 2010
Messages
42,767
Likes
68,817
Location
Rocky Mountains
Army recruiter accused of soliciting sex from girls as young as 10
Ken Hardcastle, 31, was arrested on charges of internet luring of a child and internet sex exploitation.

Author: Janet Oravetz
Published: 12:39 PM MDT July 16, 2019
Updated: 12:39 PM MDT July 16, 2019

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — An active duty U.S. Army recruiter has been arrested and is accused of soliciting girls as young as 10 for sex, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office.

Ken Hardcastle, 31, was arrested on charges of internet luring of a child and internet sex exploitation of a child.

He was using the photos below on social media to solicit the girls, the sheriff's office said.

Ken Hardcastle
Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office
Hardcastle appeared in court Tuesday morning, where his bond was set at $10,000
 

Goldhedge

Moderator
Site Mgr
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 28, 2010
Messages
42,767
Likes
68,817
Location
Rocky Mountains
R Kelly is DENIED bond and enters not guilty plea to child porn charges after prosecutors reveal they have THREE tapes that show singer raping girl, 14, who then endures 'sadomasochistic abuse'
  • R Kelly was denied bond on Tuesday at a bail hearing and entered a not guilty plea to charges in Illinois after being arraigned in federal court
  • Three tapes show the singer raping a girl, 14, and then subjecting her to 'sadomasochistic abuse' prosecutors revealed in court
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney Angel Krull then made a point of stating: 'There is no question that it is the defendant on these videos'
  • The minor who refused to testify against Kelly at his 2008 trial has said under oath that it is her on the singer's rape tape, and has five corroborating witnesses
  • Kelly's lawyer Steve Greenberg tried to persuade the judge by claiming his client was a broke, family man and confirming the singer is in fact illiterate
  • The singer, 52, will now be arraigned in a New York federal court sometime between now and September 4 on the five charges he faces there
By CHRIS SPARGO FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 15:17 EDT, 16 July 2019 | UPDATED: 17:06 EDT, 16 July 2019

R Kelly will not be released from prison ahead of his federal court trials a judge ruled on Tuesday.

This comes after federal prosecutors revealed that they are in possession of three tapes which show the singer raping a girl, 14, and then subjecting her to 'sadomasochistic abuse.'

Assistant U.S. Attorney Angel Krull then made a point of stating: 'There is no question that it is the defendant on these videos.'
Kelly is seen in close-up and two of the tapes were filmed in rooms that are distinctly similar to ones in the singer's former home.

Prosecutors also said that the victim's age is said fifteen times on one of the rape tapes.

The singer's lawyer Steve Greenberg responded by presenting his client as a broke family man with an aversion to flying, and even confirmed that the singer is in fact 'illiterate' in his failed bid to convince the court that Kelly was not a flight risk.

'Unlike his most famous song - I Believe I Can Fly - Mr. Kelly doesn't like to fly,' declared Greenberg at one point in the proceedings,

That dated, and arguably false, statement failed to convince Judge Leinenweber however, who denied the singer's request for bond and then arraigned him on the indictment filed in Illinois last week.

Kelly entered a plea of not guilty. He faces 195 years in prison if convicted on the Illinois charges.
Scroll down for video


Do not pass go: R Kelly (above in a sketch from court on Friday) was denied bond on Tuesday at a bail hearing and entered a not guilty plea to charges in Illinois after being arraigned in federal court



In court: Joycelyn Savage (second from left) and Azriel Clary (second from right) arrived in court on Tuesday to support Kelly (the attorney for the women Gloria Schmidt on left)

R Kelly's lawyer is 'disappointed' for being held without bond

Things got off to a difficult start for Kelly on Tuesday, as prosecutors from the Northern District of Illinois confirmed that the minor female who was believed to be on the rape tape that resulted in Kelly's 2008 Cook County trial is now cooperating with authorities.

That young woman has now gone on the record prosecutors said on Tuesday, and there are five witnesses to corroborate her story.

She did not testify at that 2008 trial, and the refusal of both her and her family to speak with authorities was viewed as the reason for Kelly's acquittal on child porn charges.

The tape from that trial is not one of the three that prosecutors have in their possession.
A lawyer for that victim did not respond to a request for comment.

'He is an extreme danger to the community, especially to minor girls,' argued Krull on Tuesday.

She was also prepared with an argument against an electronic monitor as well, stating that this would not restrict the singer from continuing to commit the crimes he stands accused of in that state.

'The defendant can entice girls to his own doorstep,' Krull told the judge.

'He doesn’t have to leave his home to do that.'

Greenberg dismissed this later, stating: 'There’s no evidence that he’s a risk to minors at all at this point.'

Kelly was not arraigned on the charges brought against him by federal prosecutors on New York on Tuesday, but that will happen some time before September 4.

It will likely be a video arraignment, or done by an Illinois judge.


The embattled singer, 52, was indicted by a federal grand jury in New York on Wednesday, and on Thursday officers with the New York Police Department along with Homeland Security agents detained him outside his Trump Tower apartment building in Chicago.

Kelly was therefore taken to the Metropolitan Correction Center in Chicago after his arrest, and he will now spend the weekend at that facility ahead of his bail hearing on Tuesday in the 13-count Illinois indictment.

That complaint alleges that Kelly made four videos of himself raping an underage girl and later provided her family with money and gifts in order to buy their silence ahead of his 2008 trial in Cook County.

He is also accused of aggravated criminal abuse and sexual exploitation of a child in the indictment, with all charges stemming from his alleged assaults of five minor females.

A federal grand jury in Brooklyn indicted the singer on five counts, including racketeering and violating the Mann Act, which prohibits the transportation of individuals across state lines for prostitution or any other illegal sexual activity.

Kelly first appeared before the judge on Friday alongside his defense attorney and federal prosecutors for early talks regarding how the singer would spend the time between his bail hearing next Tuesday and his yet-to-be-scheduled bail hearing in a Brooklyn federal court.

In the end, that was not an issue.

His lawyer also argued on Tuesday that one of Kelly's co-defendants in the Illinois case, the singer's former manager Derrell McDavid, made his first appearance on Friday and was able to walk out of court after the judge agreed to release him on $500,000 bond.


Blue it: Kelly's defense attorney Steve Greenberg (right) arrives at court on Tuesday



Devoted: Savage and Clary did not speak to reporters after exiting the courthouse on Tuesday



False pretense: Clary carried a bag that shared some similarities with the famed Hermes Birkin, an ostrich leather version of which would cost over $50,000

Detention Letter From Feder... by ChrisSpargo on Scribd
Scribd Privacy Policy

He was indicted by the grand jury on one count of conspiracy to receive child pornography, two counts of receiving child pornography and one count of conspiracy to receive child pornography.

Milton Brown, the other defendant in the Illinois case, was indicted on a single count of conspiracy to receive child pornography.
Kelly has yet to comment on these 18 federal charges, but his lawyer said in a brief statement: 'The conduct alleged appears to largely be the same as the conduct previously alleged against Mr. Kelly in his current state indictment and his former state charges that he was acquitted of.'

It was Homeland Security agents and officers with the New York Police Department who made the arrest, despite the fact that Kelly was in Chicago at the time.

R KELLY SEX CRIME ALLEGATIONS
1994 - R Kelly, then 27, marries Aaliyah, who is 15 at the time​
1996 - Kelly marries 22-year-old Andrea Lee, a dancer from his touring troupe. The couple goes on to have three children: Joanne, Jaya and Robert Jr.​
1997 - Tiffany Hawkins files a complaint against Kelly alleging intentional sexual battery and sexual harassment while she was a minor​
1998 - In January, Hawkins' lawsuit is reportedly settled for $250,000 after she suits down for a seven-hour deposition. The following month, Kelly wins three Grammy Awards for his single 'I Believe I Can Fly'​
2001 - Kelly was sued by a former intern, Tracy Sampson, who accused him of inducing her into 'an indecent sexual relationship' when she was 17. The case was settled out of court.​
2002 - The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a video arrived at their office showing R Kelly and a female who would later be identified as an underage teen, 14, by her aunt, Stephanie 'Sparkle' Edwards. The paper reveals tat law enforcement was notified and are investigating the tape. That same day, Kelly performs at the opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.​
The R&B artist is also sued by two more women. Patrice Jones claims he got her pregnant when she was 16 and Montina Woods accused him of filming them having sex without her consent. Kelly also settles the suit filed by Sampson one year prior.​
The years ends with Kelly being charged with making child pornography.​
2003 - Kelly is arrested at a Miami Dade hotel in Florida on additional child pornography charges after investigators said they found photos of him raping an underage girl. Kelly is released from jail on $12,000 bond. Charges are later dropped after the judge rules police didn't have a warrant to search Kelly's house.​
2004 - Cook County prosecutors drop seven of the 21 child pornography charges against Kelly. The singer also files a $90 million lawsuit against Jay-Z and a promoter, claiming breach of contract and sabotage after being kicked off a 40-city tour for 'unpredictable behavior.'​
2005 - Andrea requests an order of protection from her estranged husband after accusing the singer of hitting her when she asked for a divorce. The couple reconciles, but later reveal that they live in different homes.​
2007 - Judge Vincent Gaughan rules that jurors and the public will see the rape tape in open court, despite objections from both defense lawyers and prosecutors arguing that it should not be shown.​
2008 - Kelly's child pornography trial begins. One month later, he is acquitted on all counts after less than a day of deliberations. The alleged victim in the tape does not testify.​
2017 - Buzzfeed releases a lengthy expose that accuses Kelly of holding six women against their will at his properties in Chicago and Atlanta. The women are said to be brainwashed by their families, and activists launch the #MuteRKelly movement in response, calling for a boycott of his music.​
2018 - Spotify cuts Kelly's music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct. Faith Rodgers sues the singer in New York Suopreme Court, alleging he knowingly infected her with herpes.​
January 2019 - Lifetime airs the documentary Surviving R. Kelly. Days later, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx holds press conference after her office is inundated with calls about the allegations in the documentary.​
February 2019 - Attorney Michael Avenatti said he gave Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of Kelly having sex with an underage girl, and that it is not the same evidence used in Kelly's 2008 trial, when he was acquitted on child pornography charges. Kelly is later charged with 10 counts of aggravated sex abuse. He is released on $1 million bond.​
March 2019 - CBS This Morning airs Gayle King's now famous interview with Kelly. He vehemently denies the sexual abuse charges against him and two of his female acolytes state that they are not being held captive. He is also taken into custody after he tells a judge he couldn't pay $161,000 in back child support he owes his children's mother.​
May 2019 - Cook County files 11 new sex-related counts aganst Kelly, including four charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison​

The singer was out on bail at the time, having put up a $1 million bond after Cook County prosecutors indicted him on 21 charges related to sex crimes he allegedly committed against four women - three of whom were minors the time.

'Today’s indictment by our federal law enforcement partners demonstrates the collaborative efforts of our criminal justice system. My office was pleased to work together to secure these charges and will continue to work with our colleagues in the pursuit of justice for all victims,' said Cook County State's Attorney Kimberly Foxx in a statement on Friday,

'And let us be clear: this is not just about surviving R. Kelly. For most victims, it’s about surviving a less famous abuser, a trusted adult, or a total stranger.'

These indictments come months after several victims spoke out against the singer on the Lifetime docu-series Surviving R Kelly, including: Kelly's ex-wife Andrea, Asante McGee, Lisa Van Allen, Jerhonda Pace, Kitti Jones and Lizette Martinez.

Also featured in that series was Stephanie 'Sparkle' Edwards, a one-time Kelly protegee who told authorities in 2002 that that the girl the singer was allegedly seen raping on the charging tapes was her underage niece.

Edwards career never recovered after she made the decision to accuse Kelly and the testify against him at trial, and she remains estranged from most of her family.

But 17 years later, her sacrifice became federal prosecutors' gain as all 13 charges in the Illinois indictment stem from that initial interview with law enforcement back in 2002.

The indictment also supports he claim that her family had been paid off by the singer.

Members of law enforcement and prosecutors have admitted that it was the docuseries that revived the long-dormant investigation into the singer's alleged sex crimes.

Kelly and his former manager Derrel McDavid paid 'hundreds of thousands of dollars' to buy back the tapes that allegedly showed him raping minor victims.

McDavid is also named as a defendant in the Illinois indictment, as is another former employee, Milton Brown.

Minor 2, who appeared in one of the videos with Kelly and Minor 1, was paid $350,000 to return the tapes according to the indictment.

She was also required to submit to a polygraph test to confirm she had no tapes in her possession claims the indictment.

The total amount of money paid out to Minor 1 is not given in the indictment, which only states that she received payments over a 15 years period beginning in 2000, and that they were made on a monthly basis during the final two years.

Many of those payments would include the word 'SETTLEMENT' written in the subject line according to the indictment.

Kelly is also accused of sending the parents of Minor 1 on a trip abroad so that they could not cooperate with investigators after they began to first look into the case and purchasing a Yukon Denali for the minor victim.

In exchange for these gifts, the minor victim and her father agreed to lie to investigators according to the court filing.

The indictment unsealed on Friday in New York meanwhile lists 11 acts of racketeering in total, for offenses including kidnapping, forced labor, the sexual exploitation of a child and violations of the Mann Act.

Five Jane Does are referenced in the New York charging incidents.

The indictment accuses Kelly of using his fame and massive world tours to recruit women into his sex ring, with the help of some members of his staff.

The members of that 'enterprise' are alleged to have 'traveled throughout the United States and abroad to perform at concert venues, to promote the R. Kelly brand and to recruit women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity.'

None of the victims in the New York indictment are named, but the allegations are remarkably similar to those made by Faith Rodgers in her lawsuit against the singer, which has been filed in New York Supreme Court.

Rodgers said in her complaint, filed in May of last year, that she met Kelly backstage at a show in 2017, and a few months later his assistant flew her to New York for a concert.

'Following his performance, Defendant, R. Kelly, bombarded Plaintiff's hotel room and initiated unwanted sexual contact with Plaintiff,' states the complaint.

'Defendant disregarded specific statements made by Plaintiff that she was "not ready to have sex" with Defendant and initiated non-consensual oral and vaginal intercourse.'

Rodgers said that 'after initiating non-permissive, painful and abusive sex,' Kelly 'immediately insulted and criticized plaintiff concerning her "lack of participation" and physical inadequacies.'

That encounter also left Rodgers with an STD she claims, stating in the suit that she had been tested prior to the encounter and was found to be negative.

'Prior to initiating sexual contact, Defendant, R. Kelly, failed to advise Plaintiff that he had herpes an incurable sexually transmitted disease,' reads the filing.

Rodgers stayed with Kelly for almost a year after that first encounter according to the complaint, and was allegedly forced to endure more abuse.

'During the course of their, approximately one-year relationship, Defendant, R. Kelly, routinely engaged in intimidation, mental, verbal and sexual abuse, during and after sexual contact,' claims the complaint.

'Defendant's conduct was designed to humiliate, embarrass, intimidate and shame Plaintiff.'

It goes on to say: 'Defendant, R. Kelly, routinely recorded Plaintiff without her consent submitting to deviant and compromising sexual contact. Defendant, R. Kelly's, sexual contact was, at times, forceful and initiated without consent and despite noted objections by Plaintiff.'

She also revealed in a press conference back in January that Kelly wrote a letter threatening to reveal intimate details of her sexual history if she did not drop her lawsuit against the singer.

DailyMail.com obtained the letter, which is signed by Kelly and states: 'Please advise Ms. Rodgers, your client to abandon this heartless effort to try to destroy my musical legacy for selfish, personal enrichment. If she persists in court action she will be subjected to public opinion during the discovery process.'

That is when Kelly lists of the ways in which he plans to respond to the allegations.

'For example, my law team is prepared to request the production of the medical test results proving the origin of her STD claim, as well as 10 personal male witnesses testifying under oath about her sex life in support of her claim and complete records of her text/face time message exchanges, which will be reviewed to match and be authenticated by the recipient to insure there are no omissions or deletions,' states Kelly in the letter.

'If Ms. Rodgers really cares about her own reputation she should cease her participation and association with the organizers of this negative campaign. Counter actions are in the developmental stages and due to be released soon.'

She claims the letter said Kelly would demand medical documentation of her claim that he gave her herpes, force her to turn over texts and social media posts, and have '10 personal male witnesses testifying under oath about her sex life'.

The letter, which was not filed in court at that time, stated: 'If Ms Rodgers really cares about her own reputation she should cease her participation and association with the organizers of this negative campaign.'

It has now been filed in court, offering proof of Rodgers' claims at the press conference.

There is no other name on the document so it is unclear who might have assisted the singer in drafting the note, given the fact that he is reportedly illiterate.

Kelly, 52, was apprehended on Thursday night while outside his Chicago apartment.
 
Last edited:

Goldhedge

Moderator
Site Mgr
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 28, 2010
Messages
42,767
Likes
68,817
Location
Rocky Mountains
HANDRAHAN: Executive branch porn problem
Bureaucrats risk national security breaches

By Lori Handrahan -
Friday, August 10, 2012
ANALYSIS/OPINION:
Allen W. Dulles, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) wrote in “The Craft of Intelligence,” “sex and hard-headed intelligence operations rarely mix well.” Perhaps the boys at the Pentagon need a refresher course.
This past week, the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency warned its staff not to view porn on U.S. government computers. The Pentagon also released a report on April’s Secret Service Colombian scandal. The two are connected.

more; https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/...Ve0NjIKOv2VRY9TxDFofVvHRC_rznWT1qXzJc9sqmRrFQ
 

Goldhedge

Moderator
Site Mgr
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 28, 2010
Messages
42,767
Likes
68,817
Location
Rocky Mountains
Secret Agent Schmuck
by CHRIS THOMPSON

OCTOBER 16, 2007

174DCE60-488D-41C6-B355-9CD4623004EF.jpeg

Juval Aviv on Fox, Your Turn 12-4-06

PHOTO: STACI SCHWARTZ

It was a morning a little more than a year ago: A dapper, gray-haired gentleman was discussing his recently published novel with the two hosts of Fox & Friends, the morning show on the Fox News Channel. Anchors Tiki Barber and Kiran Chetry appeared enthralled by the author, Juval Aviv, who said that his book was actually a barely disguised account of the life and alleged 1991 murder of millionaire media tycoon Robert Maxwell.

Aviv provided his bona fides: He runs a Madison Avenue corporate-espionage firm named Interfor and had been hired to investigate some aspects of Maxwell’s complex finances. But during his investigation, Aviv had discovered explosive truths. Maxwell, Aviv said, had actually been a spy for the Russian, British, and Israeli intelligence agencies, and had paid with his life when his spymasters discovered that he’d double-crossed them. Aviv claimed to his Fox News hosts that the revelations in his book were so stunning that he’d had to novelize the tale to protect himself. If he’d told the actual truth, he hinted, he’d have been killed.

“I couldn’t write it as a nonfiction,” said the Israeli man in his accented English. “It had to be fiction. I don’t think I would have survived the nonfiction version of it.”

Barber and his co-anchor looked duly impressed. And why not? Here was the real deal, a former Israeli spy who had reportedly spent the 1970s hunting Palestinian radicals around Europe and the Middle East, whose life story was so terrible that he could only allude to it. “You were a top assassin for Mossad, which is Israel’s secret service,” said Chetry. “In your book, the main character has a situation where he’s supposed to knock off 12 leading terrorists and kill them.”

“Yes,” Aviv said.

“How realistic is that?”

“It’s very realistic.” Laughing modestly, he added: “I can’t talk about it.”

It was just another day in the life of Juval Aviv, an “international security expert” and post-9/11 media celebrity who has parlayed his mysterious past into countless appearances on local and national television. Most famously, Aviv has promoted the idea that he was the lead Mossad assassin tasked with avenging the 1972 massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes in a secret operation that was portrayed in Steven Spielberg’s 2005 film Munich. It was Aviv that actor Eric Bana was supposedly playing, though his name in the movie was “Avner.”

At least that’s what Aviv wants people to believe.

Aviv has chatted on air with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and CNN’s Mary Snow. Bill O’Reilly has consulted Aviv on preparedness and homeland security. Fox business anchor Neil Cavuto has often invited him onto his show Your World with Neil Cavuto to discuss everything from Middle Eastern politics to the latest dispatch from Osama bin Laden.

Thanks in part to Aviv’s high TV profile, his company Interfor has won some of the most lucrative corporate-espionage contracts in the business. Earlier this summer, for example, Hollinger hired Aviv to trace assets allegedly hidden by the disgraced media tycoon Conrad Black. Life as a former spook is apparently very lucrative.

But throughout Aviv’s rise as one of New York’s biggest corporate spies and as a terrorism expert on television, there have been nagging questions about his legitimacy. Is this guy really who he says he is? Officially, the Israeli government says that Aviv is full of it. According to a 1990 letter from Yigal Carmon, then the Israeli prime minister’s counterterrorism adviser, Aviv was never an assassin, let alone the person chosen by Golda Meir to avenge the Munich massacre. “Aviv does not work and has never worked for the Intelligence Community of the State of Israel,” Carmon wrote in response to an inquiry from the U.S. government.

In fact, Carmon added, the closest that Aviv ever came to intelligence work was as a security official for an El Al office in New York. “His work in that capacity was terminated at the initiative of the employer because of unsuitability resulting from negative character traits,” Carmon wrote. “During the course of his work Yuval [sic] Aviv was found to be unreliable and dishonest.”

Nonetheless, Aviv has built a remarkable career for himself. In 1989, following the Pan Am 103 bombing that killed 270 people in Lockerbie, Scotland, airline officials hired Aviv to investigate the incident. His report—alleging that the bombing was a CIA gun- and drug-smuggling operation gone terribly wrong—was leaked to the press, reportedly by Aviv himself. News outlets like Time, NBC, ABC, and Barron’s picked up the story. But as more skeptical journalists began to examine Aviv’s report, Pan Am officials suddenly dropped their plans to use it as a defense, and the media outlets that had run Aviv’s allegations squirmed under the scrutiny. A Brooklyn federal magistrate later found Aviv’s report to be utterly without merit.

Today, American intelligence officials who were charged with investigating the Pan Am 103 bombing are still furious with Aviv—and they fume over the fact that national television outlets treat him as anything but a fraud. “This crud, this piece of dirt, went around inventing stories about how this plane got destroyed, because he was paid money to do so,” says Vincent Cannistraro, the former chief of operations and analysis at the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center. “The man is not worth being in human company, frankly.”

“This guy’s full of shit,” says Larry Johnson, who served in the CIA and as a deputy director in the State Department’s Office of Counterterrorism. “What’s true is, yes, he has a security and corporate-intelligence firm, and he’s big at playing up the Israeli mystique. If you say it with a foreign accent, you’re good to go.”

Aviv, these senior counterterrorism officials insist, is no terrorism expert; instead, he’s a liar who’s been spreading falsehoods about his résumé and his prowess as an investigator.

But even Aviv’s most virulent critics express astonishment at what he’s been accused of doing lately.

Court documents allege that in 2003, Aviv signed an intelligence contract with the NXIVM Corporation, an Albany-based company that offers seminars in achieving personal and business goals, and whose devotees include heirs to some of the richest fortunes in America and Mexico. In the last few years, former members of NXIVM have come forward to claim that the company is in fact a predatory personal-growth cult that subjects its members to intensive brainwashing and requires them to swear their lives to its leader, an accused pyramid-scheme operator and self-styled genius named Keith Raniere. According to court papers, NXIVM hired Aviv to dig up dirt on someone that Raniere considered an enemy: New Jersey–based cult expert Rick Ross, a controversial figure himself who is also a frequent guest on television news programs.

Ross had been working with people who wanted his help to get family members out of NXIVM, and had been posting damaging news stories about Raniere on his website.

Ross is now suing NXIVM and Aviv, claiming that over the course of several months, Aviv and Interfor compiled an extensive report on him that included private financial and telephone records—information that Ross says was illegally obtained. Ross complains that he was even the target of an elaborate sting operation orchestrated by Aviv on behalf of NXIVM, which involved trying to lure him onto a ship in the Caribbean.

NXIVM and Raniere have denied the allegations and are suing Ross as well, charging him with copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and product disparagement. But the Voice has learned that Aviv has done other work for Raniere, an odd figure who requires his followers to refer to him as “Vanguard.” The Voice has obtained evidence that Aviv agreed to investigate Raniere’s ex-girlfriend, a woman who says she has been systematically harassed, intimidated, and terrorized by members of NXIVM.

Juval Aviv: trusted Fox News terrorism expert, or a fraudulent tale teller willing to hire himself out to a thuggish cult leader? It’s a question that is at the heart of three lawsuits in two jurisdictions, with as many twists and turns as an espionage potboiler.

Much about Aviv’s life remains a mystery, but here’s what he’s claimed. Born in Israel in 1949, Aviv supposedly became a major in the Israeli Defense Force and joined the Mossad in the late 1960s. After spending a few years doing spook work for Israel, a disillusioned Aviv left the Mossad and was banned from re-entering Israel for a time. So he stayed in New York and drove a cab while he figured out how to put his life back together. In 1979, Aviv founded Interfor, which today says it has 500 employees and 23 offices worldwide.

The notion that Aviv was the leader of a Mossad assassination squad that murdered the terrorists responsible for the Munich massacre dates back to the mid-1980s, when Canadian journalist George Jonas wrote Vengeance, a nonfiction account of the killings that later became the template for Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner. Jonas gave the name “Avner” to the person he said he relied on for his account, the person he claimed was the lead assassin of the group. After the book’s publication, Aviv claimed that he was in fact the “Avner” character. But Jonas later denied that he and Aviv ever collaborated at all.

These days, Aviv is more coy about his Munich claims. Last year, when Aviv was hawking his Robert Maxwell novel, correspondent Andrew Billen of The Times of London asked him if he’d led the Mossad team. “I can’t tell you that,” Aviv replied. “Let me just tell you one thing. There is no statute of limitation to the events in the book Vengeance and in the movie. It has become a popular thing lately for families of those who were killed to sue Israeli officials and ex-Mossad agents.”

Indeed—and if Aviv really were the “Avner” figure portrayed in the movie, one would expect the Mossad to deny that he had been an assassin on its payroll. But investigative reporters and CIA officials have strenuously challenged Aviv’s claims since as early as 1992. Producers for the CBS show 60 Minutes, for example, initially considered Aviv a treasure trove of intelligence, and planned to put him on retainer as a consultant for their stories about Pan Am 103 and international terrorism. But after vetting his background, they dropped him as fast as they could. “He comes across as very believable and can cite all kinds of people that he knows,” says the 60 Minutes producer who worked with Aviv (and who refused to be identified). “But when you start checking, you find out it’s not there.”

According to Larry Johnson, who worked on counterterrorism for the CIA and the State Department, all it takes to disprove Aviv’s claims is to consider that he supposedly worked for the Mossad in the late 1960s and early ’70s. But Aviv was born in 1947. In 1972, he was only 25 years old. “Right—they’re gonna put somebody that young and inexperienced to be the lead Mossad assassin? It’s bullshit,” Johnson tells the Voice.

Yossi Melman, an Israeli journalist who specializes in intelligence issues, has written in Haaretz and The Guardian that Aviv was not only never in the Mossad, but he even failed basic training as an Israeli Defense Force commando. When asked to comment, Aviv told the British newspaper The Independent that Melman is angry because Aviv refused to cooperate with him on a book project. Melman promptly called Aviv a liar—again.


According to Interfor’s public-relations director, Stephen Braswell, Aviv has been “traveling” and is unavailable for comment. However, Braswell added, Aviv stands by his claim to have been an Israeli intelligence agent, just as he stands by his investigation of the Pan Am 103 bombing. But it’s his work on the Lockerbie affair that has led so many intelligence officials and investigative reporters to denounce him as an unscrupulous fraud.

On December 21, 1988, Pan Am 103 was directly over Lockerbie en route to New York when roughly one pound of Semtex explosive detonated in the forward cargo hold. The explosion punched a hole in the fuselage, and shock waves tore the plane apart, killing 259 passengers and crew, including at least four CIA agents.

Law-enforcement agencies scrambled to investigate. Meanwhile, families of the victims sued the airline, claiming that Pan Am officials had ignored key security procedures and let the unaccompanied suitcase containing the bomb onto the plane. As Pan Am’s lawyers began preparing their defense, they hired Juval Aviv to investigate the bombing.

Aviv submitted his report a few months later. It was a masterpiece of boilerplate spy stuff, with unnamed intelligence sources, a secret drugs-for-hostages swap overseen by rogue CIA elements, and a multilateral terrorist network that Aviv dubbed the “Interterror Group.” According to Aviv’s report, a Frankfurt-based CIA group had cut a deal with the Syrian arms and drug smuggler Monzer al-Kassar (for more on Kassar, see the recent Voice story “Busting the Merchant of War,” July 24), in which the rogue CIA group would let Kassar ship drugs to America on Frankfurt Pan Am flights in return for his help securing the release of American hostages in Beirut. Kassar also allegedly used his drug profits to finance the shipment of arms to the Nicaraguan contras. Meanwhile, Aviv wrote, Kassar’s terrorist friends decided to exploit his access to Pan Am cargo holds to smuggle a bomb on board one of the planes.

As the terrorists carried out their operation, West German intelligence agents allegedly warned the rogue CIA group that a bomb was about to be placed on a Pan Am flight. But the group did nothing to stop it. Why? Aviv suggested that a second CIA unit had gotten wise to the drugs-for-hostages deal and was flying back to Washington—on that very flight—to rat out their colleagues and even go to the press, if necessary. The implication was clear: An outlaw group of CIA spooks let the plane be destroyed in order to cover up a vestigial limb of the Iran-contra scandal.

Despite the outlandish claims and the lack of named sources, Aviv suggested that his story could play very well in the national media. “From the perspective of journalists,” he wrote, “it is publishable speculation.” Sure enough, Time magazine published a version of this very story a few months later, headlined “The Untold Story of Pan Am 103.” But after a little digging, reporters with the English Sunday paper The Observer claimed that almost all of Aviv’s “inside” information about Kassar had been cribbed from a recently published German book about the arms dealer. Aviv, they concluded, “had pieced together known events and facts in a wild conspiracy.” (Interfor representatives defended the Pan Am report in an e-mail message to the Voice but didn’t go into detail.)

Pan Am eventually dropped the Aviv defense and was found liable in federal court for willful misconduct. According to plaintiffs’ attorney Jim Kreindler, the Interfor report seriously damaged Pan Am and Aviv personally. “He made up all this nonsense and then leaked it to the press,” Kreindler says.

Pan Am wasn’t the only one embarrassed by Aviv’s work. In 1992, Steven Emerson, a former CNN correspondent who specializes in security and terrorism, wrote a detailed Washington Journalism Review account of just how Time, NBC, and ABC had bought into Aviv’s story. When told that Aviv now regularly appears on national television as a credible terrorism expert, Emerson was flabbergasted. “It’s amazing to see how many times he fooled people,” he says. On the other hand, Emerson adds, television news bookers have neither the time nor the procedures to vet the “experts” who show up at their studios: “It’s so easy to go on the air and pretend you’re something you’re not. . . . The trick in television is just to fill up the time.”

As the former head of the CIA’s Pan Am 103 investigation, Vincent Cannistraro still feels bitter about Aviv’s involvement. “I knew people killed on the flight,” he says. “And [Aviv] comes around and points the finger at everyone except the people responsible for it. . . . He’ll invent anything, create any kind of scenario always referring back to intelligence, because it’s murky and no one can check his credentials. That’s the kind of person he is. He’s an awful person—a despicable person.”

The government apparently agreed: In 1995, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan charged Aviv with wire and mail fraud.

The U.S. Attorney’s office charged that, in 1991, General Electric had hired Aviv to submit a report on the security of Caribbean vacation sites that G.E. employees planned to visit, and that Aviv falsely claimed to have interviewed five government officials and one FBI agent for his report.

However, it was a weak accusation: Aviv was paid only $20,683 for the job, G.E. officials had never complained about his work earlier, and, during the trial, Aviv was able to produce telephone records to refute the main charge. His attorney, Gerald Shargel, argued in court (rather convincingly) that the case was really about the government’s lingering anger over Aviv’s involvement in the Pan Am matter.

“It is an obvious vendetta,” Shargel wrote in response to the indictment, “with agents and prosecutors determined to dig and dig into Mr. Aviv’s past at whatever expense, and to manipulate and contrive until they can formulate a theory of criminal liability that can be used to discredit Mr. Aviv here and abroad. It is by discrediting him that the government hopes to stamp out the vexatious and powerful public concern over its distasteful involvement in the Lockerbie affair.” The jury agreed and acquitted Aviv of all charges.

And so Aviv was free to rebuild his reputation—a surprisingly easy task, thanks to 9/11, his reputed Mossad history, and the short attention span of television producers. To be fair, Aviv’s reputation as an expert in asset recovery and researching overseas accounts has never been disputed. In addition to his novel about Robert Maxwell, he has also written two books on how to protect one’s home, family, and business against terrorist attacks and “minimize your exposure to the next catastrophe.” But given his taste for the clandestine, it was perhaps inevitable that controversial, even allegedly sinister figures would crave his services. In October 2003, the leaders of NXIVM Corporation sought him out.

It had been a tough month for NXIVM. The Albany Times-Union had been running stories all year detailing the company’s compulsive secrecy, its members’ dazed expressions, the exorbitant fees for its 10-hour-long self-help “seminars,” and the demand that initiates bow whenever leader Keith Raniere walked into the room. A lengthy Forbes article depicting NXIVM as a strange, manipulative cult was about to go to press. And the family of Kristin Snyder, who had allegedly committed suicide after fleeing one of NXIVM’s 16-day “intensive” courses, was starting to raise a fuss. According to Joseph O’Hara, a local attorney who worked as a liaison between NXIVM and Aviv, Interfor was initially hired to investigate the circumstances surrounding Snyder’s death.

The Times-Union account of Snyder’s last few weeks described a vivacious, confident farm girl whose personality quickly disintegrated after she attended her first 16-day NXIVM session. Her family claimed that she had become an angry, moody insomniac. Snyder told her family that she’d recently learned she had been sexually abused as a child, and that she was morally responsible for the destruction of the Columbia space shuttle. In February 2003, while attending another NXIVM seminar in Alaska, Snyder vanished without a trace; authorities concluded that she paddled a kayak into the middle of a freezing lake and then capsized it.

When police discovered Snyder’s truck, they found a notebook inside. “I attended a course called Executive Success Programs (a.k.a. Nexium),” Snyder wrote. “I was brainwashed and my emotional center of the brain was killed/turned off. I still have feeling in my external skin, but my internal organs are rotting.”

According to the accounts by Forbes and newspapers around Albany, NXIVM was founded by Keith Raniere, a self-proclaimed genius who, at 12, allegedly took less than a day to teach himself high-school math. While working as a computer programmer in the late 1980s, Raniere became a devotee of Ayn Rand and soon was convinced that self-interest was the apogee of ethical behavior. Setting up a company called Consumer Buyline, he allegedly hawked memberships in a nonexistent discount-consumer-goods club, wowed crowds with his extraordinary charisma, and promised lucrative commissions for members who recruited more customers into the group. But in 1993, as the company’s bills began to stack up, the New York attorney general filed suit, charging that Consumer Byline was just another pyramid scheme designed to sucker membership fees out of unwitting customers. As 24 other attorneys general began investigating the company, Raniere shut it down and agreed to pay $40,000 to make the lawsuit disappear.

Asked about the attorney general’s charges, NXIVM spokesman Phil Robertson noted that Raniere had never admitted any wrongdoing, and also that he suspected the whole investigation was a conspiracy engineered by Wal-Mart, which felt threatened by Consumer Buyline’s low discount prices. “It’s just a brilliant idea to save people money, and I think the pinch was felt in Arkansas, and Wal-Mart felt the pinch, and they said, ‘Let’s collapse this guy.’ ”

Raniere has done considerably better with NXIVM. Originally dubbed Executive Success Programs, the company offers Ayn Rand–ian seminars on personal growth and achieving business goals. But critics say that the exhaustive, 10-hour sessions are designed to break down students’ personalities and isolate them from family and friends, until they’re dependent on NXIVM for their self-esteem and willing to pay good money to get it. NXIVM devotees include some of the richest people in America and Mexico, such as two heirs to the Bronfman/Seagram’s fortune, Black Entertainment Television co-founder Sheila Johnson, and the children of former Mexican presidents Carlos Salinas and Vicente Fox.

No one has complained about NXIVM more tirelessly than Rick Ross, a New Jersey–based “cult deprogrammer” who has spent years compiling information on predatory cults around the country. Ross says he first heard of NXIVM in late 2002, when a family called to complain that their son had gotten involved with a strange new group and had recruited their daughters for the seminars as well. A private eye dug up the pyramid-scheme accusations against Raniere’s earlier venture, and one of the daughters gave notes from her NXIVM seminars to Ross, who forwarded them to a few psychiatrists. John Hochman, a UCLA behavioral-psychiatry professor, concluded that NXIVM’s curriculum employed classic group mind-control techniques: long seminar hours, isolation from friends and family, redefining English words to fit the ambitions of group leaders, paramilitary rituals (Raniere’s followers are forced to wear sashes displaying their rank and to address him as “Vanguard”), and daily contact with group leaders “framed as personal growth.”

“They claimed that they had a ‘breakthrough technology,’ ” Ross says. “What they really have, in my opinion, is just another large group-awareness training program, very similar to [the personal-growth cult] Landmark Education, with certain aspects that are almost verbatim from the teachings of Scientology.”

NXIVM’s Robertson replies that Ross merely paid Hochman a fee to write the analysis he wanted. “Hochman was paid by Ross or others to create a report,” he said. “So he’s compromised. It’s not a scholarly report; he was paid to come up with a certain production.” As for Ross, Robertson claims that he’s just a “thug” who incites fear of cults in innocent people to make a buck. “Ross is paid to create cults. That is to say, the more cults, the more opportunities he has to make money deprogramming people. . . . The man’s a criminal—in my opinion, anyway.”

Armed with this report, Ross lured his clients’ son to a Florida vacation resort and tried to talk him into leaving NXIVM; however, the son refused and later moved to Raniere’s Albany headquarters. But the rest of the family got out, and Ross published Hochman’s report, along with everything else he could find on NXIVM, on his website. NXIVM’s leaders promptly sued him for copyright infringement; the lawsuits and countersuits are stuck in federal court to this day. As part of NXIVM’s legal strategy, Juval Aviv was allegedly given a new assignment in 2004: take on Ross as a special project.

Around November 2004, according to a lawsuit that Ross filed against NXIVM, an Interfor representative called and asked him if he wouldn’t mind speaking to a gentleman named Juval Aviv. “He told me that a very old friend of his, an old and dear friend—not just a client, but someone that was a personal friend—had a daughter in NXIVM and wanted to do an intervention to deprogram her,” Ross said in a later interview. “And he repeatedly said that the mother was very wealthy, the family was very wealthy—as if to impress me, I suppose, or get my interest.”

Ross agreed to meet the mother and Aviv at Interfor’s office on Madison Avenue. Later that month, Ross walked into the lobby and met Aviv for the first time. “I couldn’t help but notice that his hand was sweaty when he shook my hand,” Ross recalled. “And I thought that he was very nervous. And he seemed—how do I put it?—an oily creature.” The two men allegedly sat in a conference room with Interfor attorney Anna Moody and a distraught woman who called herself Susan Zuckerman, but who, Ross claims he would later discover, was really a professional actress.

“She tells me she’s very worried about her daughter,” Ross says. “That her daughter is brainwashed, that she’s in NXIVM, that she’s sold family heirlooms to pay for courses. That her husband is sick over it, that he had to go to pawnshops in Manhattan and find these things and buy them back. That they’ve had terrible arguments over this, that she’s very worried and doesn’t know what to do.” According to Ross’s lawsuit, Moody asked him what he knew about NXIVM. As a tape machine recorded the conversation, Ross spent at least an hour explaining what he’d discovered about the group, Raniere, and the psychological effects of the “seminars.”

After speaking with Zuckerman, the allegedly grieving mother, Ross agreed to conduct an intervention, but added that he wouldn’t have anything to do with physical restraint. The daughter, he insisted, would be free to leave at any time. “Aviv walks me to the elevator, even rides the elevator down to the lobby with me,” Ross later recounted. “And then he gushed to me that there would be other cases that we could work on, and that there would be other cults that he would like to go after, and so on. I thought, ‘Man, this guy is really nervous.’ And he just seemed to go overboard, and he was really solicitous.”

In April 2005, according to the lawsuit, Ross returned for a second meeting. In a discussion about how such an intervention would work, Ross advised the people assembled that because NXIVM leaders had a habit of constantly interrupting the deprogramming with phone calls and e-mails, it was best to have it take place somewhere isolated. Someone at the meeting suggested a cruise ship in the Caribbean. Ross would later recall that the more the cruise-ship notion was floated, the more excited Aviv and Moody became. They even paid him a $2,500 retainer. But then Ross warned Moody that, as an ethical principle, he would never be alone in the room with the daughter; someone she trusted—her mother, or family friend Aviv—would always have to be present. Ross claims that Moody appeared crestfallen at the news. A few weeks later, an Interfor representative telephoned Ross and called the whole thing off.

Meanwhile, NXIVM’s consultant, Joseph O’Hara, was growing more and more disturbed at what Aviv and Raniere were planning for Ross. O’Hara ultimately stopped working for NXIVM, and now the company is suing him as well. According to records found in this lawsuit, Interfor faxed O’Hara a “confidential document” on November 23, 2004. The report was, in fact, a dossier that Aviv and Interfor had prepared on Rick Ross, detailing every piece of dirt they could find on him. “Ross’ past criminal record, psychiatric history, and financial bankruptcy leaves him extremely vulnerable if all the source information so far indicated checks out,” the report read.

Interfor tallied every damaging item its investigators could find: Ross saw a shrink as a teenager and was once diagnosed as “hyperkinetic child”; he was arrested for vandalism when he was 10; after a deprogramming incident went bad, he was sued for kidnapping and declared bankruptcy. (Ross had tried to help a woman get her son out of a church that Ross considered a Bible-based cult, but the son, who was over 18, claimed that he’d been held against his will. Oddly, it was the Church of Scientology—which had no relation to the son’s church—that encouraged him to file the suit against Ross and paid all of his legal costs. That famous case had bizarre repercussions: Eventually, the Church of Scientology won control of the Cult Awareness Network, its longtime enemy, through this case.) But the Ross dossier went much deeper than that. Interfor had also accessed Ross’s personal checking account, recorded his financial assets, and even listed all the checks he had written in October 2004—right down to the check number and the amount. In addition, Interfor had obtained Ross’s telephone records and listed phone calls that he had made from 2002 to 2004. “Some of the material in the report appeared to me to be illegally obtained,” O’Hara said in a later interview. (Interfor representative Stephen Braswell refused to discuss this report or anything related to Rick Ross and NXIVM.)

The very next day, an alarmed O’Hara penned a note and hand-delivered it to Keith Raniere. “At least some of the information that is contained therein could not have been obtained legally,” O’Hara wrote, according to court records. “I was not aware that this review would involve any illegal and potentially criminal activities. . . . It is imperative that you . . . immediately direct Interfor to cease and desist any such activities. . . . This specifically includes, but is not limited to, the ‘Sting Operation’ that Keith has proposed having Interfor undertake with respect to Mr. Ross.” In January 2005, O’Hara quit his job with NXIVM and took boxes of documents with him. A few months later, he gave Interfor’s report on Ross to Chet Hardin, a reporter for the Albany alternative newsweekly Metroland. Mere months after his bizarre encounter with Aviv, Ross got a phone call from Hardin, who told him that Interfor had compiled a secret profile of him, complete with his private financial information and phone records. “I thought Chet was nuts,” Ross says. “Hardin said to me, ‘Well, would you just go pull a statement? Just pull your statement. . . . I went through it with him, and [he] had all kinds of information that was detailed down to the penny—deposits, check numbers, everything.’ ”

When Ross later called O’Hara, he realized that Interfor had been working for NXIVM all along. Suddenly, it all started to make sense. There was never any Susan Zuckerman, never any daughter she wanted freed from NXIVM’s clutches. Aviv, Ross would later claim in a $1 million lawsuit, was just setting him up for something. Those hour-long recorded conversations with Interfor’s lawyer were just fishing expeditions to find out what Ross had on the company. The whole time that Aviv was pretending to be a kindly old man looking out for his friend’s daughter, he was allegedly snooping through Ross’s private life, looking for anything that could hurt him.

But what was that cruise all about? Why were they so excited to get him alone in the middle of the Caribbean? According to O’Hara, a young, female NXIVM leader named Kristin Keeffe was supposed to play the role of the daughter. When O’Hara asked what Keeffe planned to do with Ross out on that big boat, she allegedly replied, “We’re going to convert him.” In the end, no one will probably ever know how Raniere’s alleged “sting operation” would end.

According to NXIVM spokesman Robertson, company leaders were appalled to learn what Aviv was up to. Robertson also claimed that O’Hara is a corrupt lawyer who is sure to be eventually disbarred and accused him of embezzling $250,000 in NXIVM funds. O’Hara cryptically replied that the matter is the subject of litigation, and that the lawsuit is on the eve of being settled amicably.

Robertson says that NXIVM was barely in contact with Aviv, whom O’Hara hired on its behalf for entirely legal investigations. “We knew nothing here about a sting,” he said. “We had no participation in any sting. We found out about it afterward. What we saw was, a corrupt attorney hires a corrupt private investigator. . . . We certainly didn’t—and would not—authorize illegal activities. That was his doing, and I understand that’s his nature. He’s pretty much a loose cannon.”

When asked if he regretted hiring Aviv, Robertson replied: “How can you not regret hiring the guy who would pad his hours, he’d fabricate, he’d create stories that he couldn’t document, and behind your back he creates fantastic programs like, uh, we later found out he was going to do some kind of insane sting kind of deal. . . . We’re certainly not responsible, nor do we condone this type of activity. Aviv did it, there seems to be no doubt. How he did, I don’t know. I heard that he was rummaging through garbage.”

Ross’s battle with NXIVM has received publicity elsewhere, but in the course of researching Aviv’s past and his involvement with Raniere, the Voice learned that this wasn’t the only time the corporate spy was asked to pursue one of Raniere’s detractors.

Toni Natalie was just a mom with a 10th-grade education, and all she wanted to do was leave Raniere behind her. But according to her and O’Hara, Aviv was hired to go after her as well.

Natalie first met Raniere when he was running Consumers Buyline. She and her husband had sold a bumper crop of commissions, and Raniere allegedly invited them up to Albany for an awards ceremony. According to Natalie, Raniere became attracted to her, offered her intensive counseling to help her quit smoking, and promptly manipulated her into breaking up her marriage. “Before I knew it, he had me convinced that my husband was cheating on me and was having an affair with my nanny,” Natalie recalls. “It was all a lie . . . the next thing I knew, I was divorced and living in Albany.”

Natalie claims that she secretly dated Raniere for a while, but she became unnerved by all the women he kept around him, as well as his odd promises that she would bear his child and that this child would save the world. “So I tried to break it off with him,” she says. That’s when the stalking started. Raniere’s followers, Natalie says, “broke into my house; they would come and ring the doorbell at all hours of the day or night. They would tell me that I had to come with them, that he was dying, that if I didn’t stay with him, he was going to die. . . . They tortured me—I got down to, I don’t know, a hundred pounds.”

After six months of this, Natalie says she returned to Raniere and dated him until 1999, when she tried to leave him again and open a restaurant in Rochester. And once again, she claims, the torment resumed. “When I finally did leave, they would break into my house and flip pictures upside down, they’d unmake my bed, steal clothes out of my closet. . . . They stole my mail, they shut off my phone, they shut off my electricity. They called me up and asked me if I knew where my son was. . . . They used to stand in front of the restaurant for hours, telling my waitresses, ‘You don’t understand, she has to come back—she’s the chosen one!’ ”

Eventually, Natalie says, the hounding faded away, and she set out to rebuild her life. But last summer, Joseph O’Hara contacted Natalie and faxed her a document that might, he said, be of interest to her. The document, which Natalie provided to the Voice, was a January 14, 2005, invoice from Interfor to O’Hara, in which Aviv and his associates agreed to follow Natalie, spy on her in her house, and dig into her financial records. “Interfor will conduct a discreet, confidential investigation on Toni Natalie,” the invoice read. “Interfor will monitor the current activities of Ms. Natalie at her house and certain other residences as discussed. . . . Interfor will conduct an asset investigation of Toni Natalie focusing on current holdings as well as possible fraudulent activity (i.e., using her dead aunt’s credit cards).” O’Hara confirms that he sent the invoice to Natalie.

Only now, Natalie says, has she been able to discuss this ordeal in detail. “They’re scary, scary people,” she says of NXIVM. “I can talk about it now, but up until three years ago, I was a babbling idiot. . . . You have no idea. If a door slammed, I’d be stuck on the top of the ceiling.”

Asked about Natalie’s allegations, NXIVM spokesman Robertson says that Aviv was merely retained to investigate whether Natalie committed fraud when she filed for bankruptcy in 1999. “I couldn’t tell you what Aviv did with this Natalie woman, except that he was certainly not authorized by us to do anything other than to find out if she’s committing fraud,” he says. As for her claims that Raniere and his associates stalked and terrorized her, Robertson replies that Natalie is a deranged felon who embezzled a fortune and defrauded numerous banks.

“She is a habitual thief, and she’s a criminal,” Robertson says. (The Voice, however, could turn up no evidence that Natalie has ever been charged with a crime.) “She’s psychologically damaged. The woman is—she’s a classic kind of person who likes to pretend fear where she’s really the victimizer. . . . It’s ridiculous to suggest, as Toni has, that she was harassed.”

Then, after denying that Natalie had been the subject of harassment, Robertson e-mailed the Voice an obsessively detailed 25-page report on her compiled by NXIVM associate Kristin Keeffe (the same woman who was supposed to be on the ship in the Caribbean with Ross), which was the result of an investigation into every aspect of her life—including her family, her husband, and the restaurant chain they operate—with 47 endnotes, including references to credit-card statements and lease invoices. Keeffe’s report accuses Natalie of no fewer than 260 counts of bank fraud, racketeering, and money laundering. Somehow, Robertson expected that this report—almost frightening in its level of detail—would prove that Raniere has put his involvement with Natalie behind him.

In 2003, when Raniere levelled these same charges against Natalie at her bankruptcy hearing, Judge Robert Littlefield found the claims to be utterly unsubstantiated. He dismissed the report, saying: “This matter smacks of a jilted fellow’s attempt at revenge or retaliation against his former girlfriend.”

O’Hara, Ross, Aviv, and NXIVM are all still suing each other, and the cases don’t seem likely to be resolved any time soon. Natalie fought Raniere over a bankruptcy proceeding for years; now, she said, she just wants it all to go away.

In the years since his adventures with NXIVM, Aviv has done very well for himself, snagging contracts with Hollinger and other Fortune 500 companies. Fox News, CNN, and other national news outlets still call and ask his counsel on the latest turn in international affairs. None of them seem to have done much to vet his credentials. Audrey Pass, a booker on Fox 5 News (which regularly interviews Aviv on the air), insists that the station has a proper procedure for researching the backgrounds of their expert guests—however, she adds, “I’m not going to discuss what those procedures are.” CNN spokeswoman Edie Emery also promised that the network’s background checks are thorough. “Based on the information that he provided at the time,” she says, “we vetted him.”

Meanwhile, people like investigative reporter Steven Emerson and former CIA official Vincent Cannistraro shake their heads in disbelief. Despite all the accusations of fraud, manipulation, plagiarism, and invasion of privacy over all these years, the gravy train just keeps rolling for Juval Aviv.



https://www.villagevoice.com/2007/10/16/secret-agent-schmuck/
 
Last edited:

Goldhedge

Moderator
Site Mgr
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 28, 2010
Messages
42,767
Likes
68,817
Location
Rocky Mountains
EXCLUSIVE: Married Israeli politician Ehud Barak is seen hiding his face entering Jeffrey Epstein's NYC townhouse as bevy of young beauties were also spotted going into mansion - despite his claim he NEVER socialized with the pedophile and his girls

FB126DCD-795E-4AB7-8016-7A04D62840C4.jpeg


By Martin Gould For Dailymail.com
15:19 16 Jul 2019, updated 20:48 16 Jul 2019

In photos obtained by DailyMail.com, Ehud Barak is seen hiding his face as he entered Jeffrey Epstein's Manhattan mansion in January 2016

The 77-year-old, Israel's former prime minister, has long had business ties to Epstein, which current PM Benjamin Netanyahu's team is now trying to exploit
Barak was wearing a camo-style neck gaiter which he pulled high over his face almost to his glasses and later, he was wearing it as a hat

Barak admitted the photos are of him, blaming his bizarre attire on being cold, but claims he has 'never met Epstein in the company of women or young girls'
However, a bevy of young women were also seen going into the multi-millionaire's lavish home on the same day that married Barak was snapped

Epstein, 66, was arrested last week and charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy to traffic minors for sex

The ever-expanding probe into Jeffrey Epstein’s pedophile ring is now threatening to derail the Israeli election as DailyMail.com has obtained exclusive pictures of one of Benjamin Netanyahu’s main challengers hiding his face as he entered the convicted sex offender’s Manhattan townhouse.

A bevy of young women were also seen going into the multi-millionaire’s lavish seven-story home on the same day that Ehud Barak was snapped.

Pics and more at link

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...steins-mansion.html?__twitter_impression=true
 

Goldhedge

Moderator
Site Mgr
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 28, 2010
Messages
42,767
Likes
68,817
Location
Rocky Mountains
Pedophilia Lawsuit: Slave Children Forced to Have Sex With 'Royalty, Politicians, Academicians' — Bill Clinton Also Visited the Villa

A new lawsuit has revealed even more shocking details about the secret lives of the all-powerful "elites."

Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted pedophile — and good friend of former US President Bill Clinton and US President Donald Trump, — kept children as sex slaves on his private island, Little St James, in the early 2000s.

If you are already shocked and disgusted, please bare with me a little longer, because you haven't heard the worst yet.

According to flight logs, between the years 2002 and 2005, the former President Bill Clinton made multiple trips to Epstein's private island.


Just one small paradise for the world's "elite" pedophiles
One unidentified woman testified in the lawsuit:

"I remember asking Jeffrey what's Bill Clinton doing here, and he laughed it off and said 'well he owes me a favor.'"

According to The Enquirer, the lawsuit also claims that Bill Clinton was friends with an unnamed woman who:

"kept images of naked underage children on her computer, helped to recruit underage children for Epstein... and photographed underage females in sexually explicit poses."

One of the sexually abused slave-children was identified as "Jane Doe 102," and her testimony sheds light into the dark lives of the world's "elites."

According to her testimony, she "was forced to live as one of Epstein's underage sex slaves for years and was forced to have sex with... politicians, businessmen, royalty, academicians, etc." — The Enquirer, via Daily Mail

More than 40 women testified against Jeffrey Epstein and identified him as a pedophile and sexual predator, which was enough to convict him to — wait for it — a "whooping" 18 months in jail, of which he only served 13 behind bars.

Are you outraged yet? You should be!

Only months after Epstein was released, Prince Andrew reportedly stayed at Epstein's mansion in New York.

Testimony: How teen runaway Virginia Roberts became one of Jeffrey Epstein's victims and, later, recruiters


Final Note

The main stream media barely touches pedophilia-related subjects and whenever they do, the stories are carefully scripted, so that the horrifying stories can be easily digested and eventually discarded by the common people.

Examples of carefully chosen words:

1. "Underage women": the "women" were younger than 14, hence they were CHILDREN.

2. "Sex slaves": no, these cases are not about sexual domination games that can be identified as "sex slaves / masters," but the main stream media uses this expression in order to confuse its readers / viewers.

In this case, the sex slaves expression refers to children who had been kept prisoners and forced to have sex with influential people.

Quick Recap

Jeffrey Epstein kept children prisoners on his private island, which had been repeatedly raped by top politicians, businessmen, academicians and royalty.

Now let it all sink in.


http://humansarefree.com/2014/03/pe...kofUHoMkcM0Yzlrbum9DPFPWoJA1hs4olr3TdD1eXkFvo
 

ABC123

Silver Member
Silver Miner
Site Supporter
Joined
Apr 10, 2010
Messages
3,294
Likes
5,949
From Qresearch....


POTUS CONFIRMS IT'S HABBENING AND THIS DEMONIC CHILD KILLING CULT IS THOUSANDS OF YEARS OLD

So a couple days ago (July 15th) POTUS held an event at the White House celebrating American made businesses and in his speech about buying American he went "off script" which anons now know means he was talking to us. ==Here's the link:==
youtu.be/VW3Z_a3-uBw?t=2245

(sidenote, Q2245 is the Vegas picture of the MGM Grand. MGM's symbol is the Lion, like POTUS/MAGA, along with a wall of light and water. Sure is easy to WATCH THE WATER when it's lit up)

37:25 "Lot of things are happening.We're building a wall as we speak."
37:35 "We're doing well on the border. Mexico's been a great help."
37:42 "2,000 mile walk. Horrible things happen during that walk to people, especially to women and ==children==."
37:55 "So many the percentage of rape, they say, is over 30%. Think of it."
38:00 "Remember when I mentioned that in my opening speech and everybody said 'oh that's such a terrible thing to mention' ? Well, what I said is very small compared to the actual fact. Over 30%. ==The crime, human trafficking, mostly of children== and women. Human trafficking… sounds like an ==ancient term==. You wouldn't think it's possible, human trafficking, but ==the Internet has made human trafficking a much bigger business than it was ever hundreds or even thousands of years ago.== The Internet. Lot of ==good things happened with the Internet==, but a lot of bad things happened also. So now our federal agencies are spending an additional $24 billion on buying your product. We're buying your product. And I said specifically 'Let's buy American.'"

Safe to say that last "good things happened with the Internet" was about us whilst POTUS confirmed the Deep State/Swamp is just the latest generation of the ancient Caananite/Phoenician/Babylonian demon worship like Moloch/Molek, Ba'al, Asherah, Adonis, and Dagon.

Thank you POTUS for letting us know it's HABBENING even in a time when you're supporting American industry. Oh, and acknowledging the "closer we get/conspiracy label" truth stuff like demon worship at the highest levels of power. PURE EVIL.
 

silver solution

Gold Member
Gold Chaser
Joined
Apr 7, 2010
Messages
1,755
Likes
483
This guy George Webb is talking so fast not sure I understand all this. Cool planes drug running all that kind of fun stuff. One must guess it is not just about the hot young girls!!
 

Goldhedge

Moderator
Site Mgr
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 28, 2010
Messages
42,767
Likes
68,817
Location
Rocky Mountains
Musta pissed somebody off...



David Smith, a town councilor in Middlesbrough.

NEWSGENDER, POLITICS - WORLDFri Jul 19, 2019 - 7:01 pm EST
UK politician who lobbied for gender-neutral toilets charged with child sex abuse

Dorothy Cummings McLean Follow Dorothy

MIDDLESBROUGH, North Yorkshire, England (LifeSiteNews) ― An English town councillor who hopes to make government-owned facilities gender-neutral has been charged with nine counts of sexually touching a child.
David Smith, 30, represents Coulby Newham, a suburb of Middlesbrough, in the Yorkshire town’s local government, or council. Since his arrest, he has resigned from membership in the Conservative Party, but not from his position.
According to the BBC, Smith is due in court on August 7. He denies the charges.

“I completely reject these spurious allegations and removing myself from the party will ensure I can focus all my efforts on fighting to clear my name,” he said.

Smith also called the accusations “damaging lies.”\

According to the local news website Teesside Live, last month Smith asked the mayor of Middlesbrough to introduce gender-neutral washrooms in the Middlesbrough Council buildings. Last month he produced a statement announcing his meeting with the mayor and reminding readers that the issue of “gender neutral toilets” was part of his campaign.

“On Tuesday June 18, I am meeting Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston and one of the issues I will be bringing up is one that I included in my local election campaign — gender neutral toilets,” he stated.

Smith explained that his interest in toilets stemmed from interactions with “transgender and non-binary people” in the area.

“Through my time interacting with local transgender and non-binary people, I’ve seen firsthand the difficulties faced by these individuals when accessing public toilets and changing rooms,” he said.

“The feeling of humiliation is an experience that most of us don’t go through when visiting a public toilet and, in 2019, that is simply unacceptable.”

Smith stated that throughout England, pubs, shopping centres, universities, and schools are “becoming gender neutral” so that “our transgender and non-binary family and friends feel safe when using the facilities.”

He hoped the Middlesbrough Council would become a trailblazer for other local governments and make all of its facilities gender-neutral. The councillor acknowledged that some people might have “concerns” but that the “risk does not increase once public toilets become gender neutral.”

Smith did not specify what was at risk when women-only spaces are frequented by males. He hinted, however, that if a man wanted to hurt a woman or girl in a public washroom, he would do so whether it was a woman-only space or not, saying, “In fact, if anyone has any intention in committing a crime at present, they will do so.”

“This is about creating a much more safer [sic] environment for transgender and non-binary people,” he emphasized.

After charges of child sex assault were laid against him, Smith released a statement describing the work he had done as a Middlesbrough councillor, making special mention of his LGBT advocacy.

“I have worked hard to ensure I serve the people of Coulby Newham to the best of my ability,” he wrote.

“From tackling the issue of potholes, ordering bollards to be installed to ensure the public stop parking on a resident’s property, highlighting the ever increasing issue of drug use and being a very proud advocate of the local LGBTQ community,” he continued.

“This is who I am as a person and a community activist.”

Smith was elected in May this year. Councillors are considered volunteers, not salaried employees, therefore they receive an allowance instead of a salary. According to Teesside Live, the basic allowance given to all councillors in Middlesbrough is £6,378 ($7,978).
 

silver solution

Gold Member
Gold Chaser
Joined
Apr 7, 2010
Messages
1,755
Likes
483
Musta pissed somebody off...



David Smith, a town councilor in Middlesbrough.

NEWSGENDER, POLITICS - WORLDFri Jul 19, 2019 - 7:01 pm EST
UK politician who lobbied for gender-neutral toilets charged with child sex abuse

Dorothy Cummings McLean Follow Dorothy

MIDDLESBROUGH, North Yorkshire, England (LifeSiteNews) ― An English town councillor who hopes to make government-owned facilities gender-neutral has been charged with nine counts of sexually touching a child.
David Smith, 30, represents Coulby Newham, a suburb of Middlesbrough, in the Yorkshire town’s local government, or council. Since his arrest, he has resigned from membership in the Conservative Party, but not from his position.
According to the BBC, Smith is due in court on August 7. He denies the charges.

“I completely reject these spurious allegations and removing myself from the party will ensure I can focus all my efforts on fighting to clear my name,” he said.

Smith also called the accusations “damaging lies.”\

According to the local news website Teesside Live, last month Smith asked the mayor of Middlesbrough to introduce gender-neutral washrooms in the Middlesbrough Council buildings. Last month he produced a statement announcing his meeting with the mayor and reminding readers that the issue of “gender neutral toilets” was part of his campaign.

“On Tuesday June 18, I am meeting Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston and one of the issues I will be bringing up is one that I included in my local election campaign — gender neutral toilets,” he stated.

Smith explained that his interest in toilets stemmed from interactions with “transgender and non-binary people” in the area.

“Through my time interacting with local transgender and non-binary people, I’ve seen firsthand the difficulties faced by these individuals when accessing public toilets and changing rooms,” he said.

“The feeling of humiliation is an experience that most of us don’t go through when visiting a public toilet and, in 2019, that is simply unacceptable.”

Smith stated that throughout England, pubs, shopping centres, universities, and schools are “becoming gender neutral” so that “our transgender and non-binary family and friends feel safe when using the facilities.”

He hoped the Middlesbrough Council would become a trailblazer for other local governments and make all of its facilities gender-neutral. The councillor acknowledged that some people might have “concerns” but that the “risk does not increase once public toilets become gender neutral.”

Smith did not specify what was at risk when women-only spaces are frequented by males. He hinted, however, that if a man wanted to hurt a woman or girl in a public washroom, he would do so whether it was a woman-only space or not, saying, “In fact, if anyone has any intention in committing a crime at present, they will do so.”

“This is about creating a much more safer [sic] environment for transgender and non-binary people,” he emphasized.

After charges of child sex assault were laid against him, Smith released a statement describing the work he had done as a Middlesbrough councillor, making special mention of his LGBT advocacy.

“I have worked hard to ensure I serve the people of Coulby Newham to the best of my ability,” he wrote.

“From tackling the issue of potholes, ordering bollards to be installed to ensure the public stop parking on a resident’s property, highlighting the ever increasing issue of drug use and being a very proud advocate of the local LGBTQ community,” he continued.

“This is who I am as a person and a community activist.”

Smith was elected in May this year. Councillors are considered volunteers, not salaried employees, therefore they receive an allowance instead of a salary. According to Teesside Live, the basic allowance given to all councillors in Middlesbrough is £6,378 ($7,978).
Yes he looks like nice fellow:-)
 

ABC123

Silver Member
Silver Miner
Site Supporter
Joined
Apr 10, 2010
Messages
3,294
Likes
5,949
Priest who said he urinated in communion wine, was attracted to satanism gets 25 years for child porn

Over several months, Brumbaugh said verified chats and emails showed Faucher was “actively seeking interests with gay men, satanic interests” as well as the rape and killing of minors.

The detective described the contents of the images police found on Faucher’s cellphone, computer and Dropbox account containing more than 2,500 files displaying child pornography described as violent, disturbing, torturous and included children crying.

“The volume of [images] was something I haven’t come across,” Brumbaugh said.
1564163518886.png
 

Alton

Gold Member
Gold Chaser
Joined
Apr 1, 2010
Messages
4,943
Likes
9,355
Location
Michiana
DEEP background on Bronfman/Seagrams/Nexium/Mob/GOVERNMENT pedos from 1920's forward. Long but worth read...

How 1920s prohibition gave rise to the likes of Jeffrey Epstein



Whitney Webb
MintPress News
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:10 UTC






© Emma Fiala
A composite image shows from left to right, Lewis Rosenstiel, Jeffrey Epstein, and Roy Cohn.
Despite his "sweetheart" deal and having seemingly evaded justice, billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested earlier this month on federal charges for sex trafficking minors. Epstein's arrest has again brought increased media attention to many of his famous friends, the current president among them.

Many questions have since been asked about how much Epstein's famous friends knew of his activities and exactly what Epstein was up to. The latter arguably received the most attention after it was reported that Alex Acosta — who arranged Epstein's "sweetheart" deal in 2008 and who recently resigned as Donald Trump's Labor Secretary following Epstein's arrest — claimed that the mysterious billionaire had worked for "intelligence."

Other investigations have made it increasingly clear that Epstein was running a blackmail operation, as he had bugged the venues — whether at his New York mansion or Caribbean island getaway — with microphones and cameras to record the salacious interactions that transpired between his guests and the underage girls that Epstein exploited. Epstein appeared to have stored much of that blackmail in a safe on his private island.

Claims of Epstein's links and his involvement in a sophisticated, well-funded sexual blackmail operation have, surprisingly, spurred few media outlets to examine the history of intelligence agencies both in the U.S. and abroad conducting similar sexual blackmail operations, many of which also involved underage prostitutes.

In the U.S. alone, the CIA operated numerous sexual blackmail operations throughout the country, employing prostitutes to target foreign diplomats in what the Washington Post once nicknamed the CIA's "love traps." If one goes even farther back into the U.S. historical record it becomes apparent that these tactics and their use against powerful political and influential figures significantly predate the CIA and even its precursor, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). In fact, they were pioneered years earlier by none other than the American Mafia.

In the course of this investigation, MintPress discovered that a handful of figures who were influential in American organized crime during and after Prohibition were directly engaged in sexual blackmail operations that they used for their own, often dark, purposes.

In Part I of this exclusive investigation, MintPress will examine how a mob-linked businessman with deep ties to notorious gangster Meyer Lansky developed close ties with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) while also running a sexual blackmail operation for decades, which later became a covert part of the anti-communist crusade of the 1950s led by Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI), himself known throughout Washington for having a habit of drunkenly groping underage teenaged girls.

Yet, it would be one of McCarthy's closest aides who would take over the ring in later years, trafficking minors and expanding this sexual blackmail operation at the same time he expanded his own political influence, putting him in close contact with prominent figures including former President Ronald Reagan and a man who would later become president, Donald Trump.

As will be revealed in Part II, after this figure's death, the blackmail operation continued under various successors in different cities and there is strong evidence that Jeffrey Epstein became one of them.

Samuel Bronfman and the Mob

The Prohibition Era in the United States is often used as an example of how banning recreational substances not only increases their popularity but also causes a boom in criminal activity. Indeed, it was Prohibition that greatly increased the strength of the American Mafia, as the top crime lords of the day grew rich through the clandestine trade and sale of alcohol in addition to gambling and other activities.

It is through the bootlegging trade of the 1920s and the early 1930s that this story begins, as it brought together key figures whose successors and affiliates would eventually create a series of blackmail and sex trafficking rings that would give rise to the likes of Jeffrey Epstein, the "Lolita Express" and "Orgy Island."

Samuel Bronfman never planned to become a major producer of liquor but true to his family's last name, which means "brandy man" in Yiddish, he eventually began distributing alcohol as an extension of his family's hotel business. During Canada's Prohibition period, which was briefer than and preceded that of its southern neighbor, the Bronfman family business used loopholes to skirt the law and find technically legal ways to sell alcohol in the hotels and stores the family owned. The family relied on its connections with members of the American Mafia to illegally smuggle alcohol from the United States.

Soon after Prohibition ended in Canada, it began in the United States and, by the time the flow of illegal alcohol had turned the other way, the Bronfmans - whose business ventures were then being led by Sam Bronfman and his brothers — were relatively late to an already flourishing bootlegging trade.

"We were late starters in the two most lucrative markets - on the high seas and across the Detroit River. What came out of the border trade in Saskatchewan was insignificant by comparison," Bronfman once told Canadian journalist Terence Robertson, who was then writing a biography of Bronfman. Nonetheless, "this was when we started to make our real money," Bronfman recounted. Robertson's biography on Bronfman was never published, as he died under mysterious circumstances soon after warning his colleagues that he had uncovered unsavory information about the Bronfman family.



Samuel Bronfman pictured in 1937 with his sons Edgar and Charles
Key to Bronfman's success during American Prohibition were the ties his family had cultivated with organized crime during Canada's Prohibition, ties that led many prominent members of the mob in the United States to favor Bronfman as a business partner. Bronfman liquor was purchased in massive quantities by many crime lords who still live on in American legend, including Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Moe Dalitz, Abner "Longy" Zwillman and Meyer Lansky.

Most of Bronfman's mob associates during Prohibition were members of what became known as the National Crime Syndicate, which a 1950s Senate investigative body known as the Kefauver Committee described as a confederation dominated by Italian-American and Jewish-American mobs. During that investigation, some of the biggest names in the American Mafia named Bronfman as a central figure in their bootlegging operations. The widow of notorious American mob boss Meyer Lansky even recounted how Bronfman had thrown lavish dinner parties for her husband.

Years later, Samuel Bronfman's children and grandchildren, their family's ties to the criminal underworld intact, would go on to associate closely with Leslie Wexner, allegedly the source of much of Epstein's mysterious wealth, and other mob-linked "philanthropists," and some would even manage their own sexual blackmail operations, including the recently busted blackmail-based "sex cult" NXIVM. The later generations of the Bronfman family, particularly Samuel Bronfman's sons Edgar and Charles, will be discussed in greater detail in Part II of this report.

Lewis Rosenstiel's dark secret

Crucial to Bronfman's Prohibition-era bootlegging operations were two middlemen, one of whom was Lewis "Lew" Rosenstiel. Rosenstiel got his start working at his uncle's distillery in Kentucky before Prohibition. Once the law banning alcohol was in force, Rosenstiel created the Schenley Products Company, which would later become one of the largest liquor companies in North America.

Though he was a high school drop-out and not particularly well-connected socially at the time, Rosenstiel happened to have a "chance" meeting with Winston Churchill in 1922 while on vacation in the French Riviera. According to the New York Times, Churchill "advised him [Rosenstiel] to prepare for the return of liquor sales in the United States." Rosenstiel somehow managed to secure the funding of the elite and respected Wall Street firm Lehman Brothers to finance his purchase of shuttered distilleries.

Officially, Rosenstiel is said to have built his company and wealth after Prohibition, by following Churchill's advice to prepare for Repeal. However, he was clearly involved in bootlegging operations and was even indicted for bootlegging in 1929, though he evaded conviction. Like Bronfman, Rosenstiel was close to organized crime, particularly members of the mostly Jewish-American and Italian-American mob alliance known as the National Crime Syndicate.

Subsequent New York state legislative investigations would allege that Rosenstiel "was part of a 'consortium' with underworld figures that bought liquor in Canada [from Samuel Bronfman]", whose other members were "Meyer Lansky, the reputed organized crime leader; Joseph Fusco, an associate of late Chicago gangster Al Capone and Joseph Linsey, a Boston man Mr. Kelly [the congressional investigator testifying] identified as a convicted bootlegger." Rosenstiel's relationship with these men, particularly Lansky, would continue long after Prohibition and Samuel Bronfman, for his part, would also maintain his mob ties.

In addition to his friends in the mob, Rosenstiel also cultivated close ties with the FBI, developing a close relationship with longtime FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and making Hoover's right-hand man and longtime assistant at the FBI, Louis Nichols, the Vice President of his Schenley empire in 1957.

Despite their similar backgrounds as bootlegger barons turned "respectable" businessmen, Bronfman's and Rosenstiel's personalities were drastically different and their relationship was complicated, at best. One example of the dissimilarities between North America's top liquor barons was how they treated their staff. Bronfman was not necessarily known for being a cruel boss, whereas Rosenstiel was known for his erratic and "monstrous" behavior towards employees as well as his unusual practice of bugging his offices in order to hear what employees said about him when he wasn't present.



Rosenstiel was connected to both the FBI and to organized crime
Such differences between Bronfman and Rosenstiel were also reflected in their personal lives. While Bronfman married only once and was loyal to his wife, Rosenstiel was married five times and was known for his relatively closeted bisexual antics, a part of his life that was well-known to many of his close associates and employees.

Though for years there were only hints to this other side of the controversial businessman, details emerged years later during a divorce proceeding brought by Rosenstiel's fourth wife, Susan Kaufman, that would back the claims. Kaufman alleged that Rosenstiel hosted extravagant parties that included "boy prostitutes" that her husband had hired "for the enjoyment" of certain guests, which included important government officials and prominent figures in America's criminal underworld. Kaufman would later make the same claims under oath during the hearing of the New York's State Joint Legislative Committee on Crime in the early 1970s.

Not only did Rosenstiel organize these parties, but he also made sure that their venues were bugged with microphones that recorded the antics of his high-profile guests. Those audio recordings, Kaufman alleged, were then kept for the purpose of blackmail. Though Kaufman's claims are shocking, her testimony was deemed credible and held in high regard by the former chief counsel of the Crime Committee, New York Judge Edward McLaughlin, and committee investigator William Gallinaro and aspects of her testimony were later corroborated by two separate witnesses who were unknown to Kaufman.

These "blackmail parties" offer a window into an operation that would later become more sophisticated and grow dramatically in the 1950s under Rosenstiel's "field commander" (a nickname given by Rosenstiel to an individual to be named shortly in this report). Many of the people connected to Rosenstiel's "field commander" during the 70s and 80s have again found their names in the press following the recent arrest of Jeffrey Epstein.

The "Untouchable" Mobster

Bronfman and Rosenstiel became legendary in the North American liquor business, in part due to their fight for supremacy in the industry, which the New York Times described as often erupting "into bitter personal and corporate battles." Despite their dueling in the corporate world, the one thing that united the two businessmen more than anything else was their close connection to American organized crime, particularly renowned mobster Meyer Lansky.

Lansky is one of the most notorious gangsters in the history of American organized crime and is notable for being the only famous mobster rising to notoriety in the 1920s who managed to die an old man and never serve a day in jail.

Lansky's long life and ability to avoid prison time was largely the result of his close relationships to powerful businessmen like Bronfman and Rosenstiel (among many others), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. intelligence community, as well as his role in establishing several blackmail and extortion rings that helped him keep the law at arm's length. Indeed, when Lansky was finally charged with a crime in the 1970s, it was the Internal Revenue Service that brought the charges, not the FBI, and he was charged with and acquitted of tax evasion.

Lansky was remarkably close to both Bronfman and Rosenstiel. Bronfman regularly threw "lavish dinner parties" in Lansky's honor both during and after Prohibition. These parties were remembered fondly by Lansky's wife, and Lansky in turn did favors for Bronfman, ranging from exclusive protection of his shipments during Prohibition to getting him tickets to coveted "fight of the century" boxing matches.

Rosenstiel also threw regular dinner parties honoring Lansky. Susan Kaufman, Rosenstiel's ex-wife, claimed to have taken numerous pictures of her ex-husband and Lansky socializing and partying together, photos that were also seen by Mary Nichols of The Philadelphia Inquirer. In addition, Lansky, per Kaufman's recollection, was one of the individuals that Rosenstiel sought to protect from legal scrutiny as part of his child prostitution and blackmail ring targeting high-ranking officials, and he was overheard saying that if the government "ever brings pressure against Lansky or any of us, we'll use this [a specific recording taken at one of the 'parties'] as blackmail."

Lansky was known to address Rosenstiel as "Supreme Commander," a title that would later be used to refer to Rosenstiel by another individual deeply connected to the mob and sexual blackmail operations, previously referred to in this report as Rosenstiel's "Field Commander."

Lansky also had close ties to the CIA and U.S. military intelligence. During World War II, Lansky — along with his associate Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel — worked with Naval intelligence in what was codenamed "Operation Underworld," an operation the existence of which the government denied for over 40 years.

Journalist and noted chronicler of CIA covert activities, Douglas Valentine, noted in his book The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World that the government's cooperation with the Mafia during World War II led to its expansion after the war and set the stage for its future collaboration with U.S. intelligence.

According to Valentine:
Top government officials were also aware that the government's Faustian pact with the Mafia during World War II had allowed the hoods to insinuate themselves into mainstream America. In return for services rendered during the war, Mafia bosses were protected from prosecution for dozens of unsolved murders. [...]

The Mafia was a huge problem in 1951 [when the Kefauver Committee was convened], equivalent to terrorism today. But it was also a protected branch of the CIA, which was co-opting criminal organizations around the world and using them in its secret war against the Soviets and Red Chinese. The Mafia had collaborated with Uncle Sam and had emerged from World War II energized and empowered. They controlled cities across the country."​
Indeed, not long after its creation, the CIA forged ties with Lansky at the behest of CIA counterintelligence chief James J. Angleton. The CIA would later turn to the Lansky-linked mob in the early 1960s as part of its consistently fruitless quest to assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro, showing that the CIA maintained its contacts with Lansky-controlled elements of the Mafia long after the initial meeting with Lansky took place.

The CIA also had close connections to associates of Lansky, such as Edward Moss, who did public relations work for Lansky and was said to be of "interest" to the CIA by the agency's then-inspector general J.S. Earman. Harry "Happy" Meltzer was also another Lansky associate that was a CIA asset and the CIA asked Meltzer to join an assassination team in December 1960.

In addition to the CIA, Lansky was also connected to a foreign intelligence agency through Tibor Rosenbaum, an arms procurer and high-ranking official in Israel's Mossad, whose bank - the International Credit Bank of Geneva - laundered much of Lansky's ill-gotten gains and recycled them into legitimate American businesses.


© AP
Lansky outside the High Court of Israel where he sought permission to emigrate in 1972.
Journalist Ed Reid, author of the Virginia Hill biography The Mistress and the Mafia, wrote that Lansky was attempting to entrap powerful people through sexual blackmail as far back as 1939. Reid contends that Lansky sent Ms. Hill to Mexico, where his West Coast connections had established a drug ring that later involved the OSS, the forerunner to the CIA, to seduce numerous "top politicians, army officers, diplomats and police officials."

Eventually, Lansky was credited with obtaining compromising photos of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover sometime in the 1940s, which showed "Hoover in some kind of gay situation", according to a former Lansky associate, who also said that Lansky had often claimed, "I fixed that sonofabitch." The photos showed Hoover engaged in sexual activity with his long-time friend, FBI Deputy Director Clyde Tolson.

At some point, these photos fell into the hands of CIA counterintelligence chief James J. Angleton, who later showed the photos to several other CIA officials, including John Weitz and Gordon Novel. Angleton was in charge of the CIA's relationship with the FBI and Israel's Mossad until he left the agency in 1972 and, as was recently mentioned, he was also in contact with Lansky.

Anthony Summers, former BBC journalist and author of Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover, has argued that it was not Lansky, but William Donovan, the director of the OSS, who obtained the original photos of Hoover and later shared them with Lansky.

Summers also stated that "To [gangster Frank] Costello and Lansky, the ability to corrupt politicians, policemen and judges was fundamental to Mafia operations. The way they found to deal with Hoover, according to several mob sources, involved his homosexuality." This anecdote shows that Lanksy and the CIA maintained a covert relationship, which included, among other things, the sharing of blackmail material (i.e., "intelligence").

It is also possible that Hoover was ensnared by the mob during one of Rosenstiel's "blackmail parties," at which Hoover sometimes found himself in attendance with prominent figures of the Mafia. Hoover was said to have worn women's clothing at the some of the events and Meyer Lansky's wife later said that her husband had photos of the former FBI director in drag. Furthermore, Hoover is on record showing an unusual concern in the FBI's handling of Rosenstiel's criminal links as early as 1939, the same year that his close associate Lansky was actively orchestrating the sexual blackmail of powerful political figures.

The blackmail acquired on Hoover and the mob's possession of the evidence has been cited as a major factor in Hoover's decades-long denial that nationwide networks of organized crime were a serious issue. Hoover asserted that it was a decentralized, local issue and therefore outside of the bureau's jurisdiction. By the time Hoover finally acknowledged the existence of national organized crime networks in 1963, they were so entrenched in the U.S. establishment that they were untouchable.

Congressional crime consultant Ralph Salerno told Summers in 1993 that Hoover's willful ignorance of organized crime for most of his career as FBI director "allowed organized crime to grow very strong in economic and political terms, so that it became a much bigger threat to the wellbeing of this country than it would have been if it had been addressed much sooner."

J. Edgar Hoover: Blackmail Victim?

Most records place the beginning of Hoover's relationship with Rosenstiel in the 1950s, the same decade when Susan Kaufman reported that Hoover was attending Rosenstiel's blackmail parties. Rosenstiel's FBI file, obtained by Anthony Summers, cites the first Rosenstiel meeting as taking place in 1956, though Summers notes that there is evidence that they had met much earlier. After requesting the meeting, Rosenstiel was granted a personal face-to-face with the director in a matter of hours. The FBI file on Rosenstiel also reveals that the liquor baron heavily lobbied Hoover to aid his business interests.

During that time, the salacious details of Hoover's sex life were already known to the U.S. intelligence community and to the mob, and Hoover was aware that they knew of his closeted sexuality and penchant for women's clothing. Yet, Hoover apparently seemed to embrace the very type of sexual blackmail operation that had compromised his private life, given that he was seen at many of Rosenstiel's "blackmail parties" in the 1950s and 1960s, including at venues such as Rosenstiel's personal home and later at Manhattan's Plaza Hotel. Hoover's penchant for dressing in drag was also described by two witnesses who were not connected to Susan Kaufman.



Hoover with Dorothy Lamour on the set of The Greatest Show on Earth in 1951
Soon after their first "official" meeting, the public relationship between the two men quickly flourished, with Hoover even sending Rosenstiel flowers when he fell ill. Summers reported that, in 1957, Rosenstiel was heard telling Hoover during a meeting, "your wish is my command." Their relationship remained close and intimate throughout the 1960s and beyond.

Like Rosenstiel, Hoover was well-known for amassing blackmail on friend and foe alike. Hoover's office contained "secret files" on numerous powerful people in Washington and beyond, files he used to gain favors and protect his status as FBI director for as long as he wished.

Hoover's own propensity for blackmail suggests that he may have associated with Rosenstiel's sexual blackmail operation more directly, given he already knew he was compromised and his involvement in the operation would have served as a means of procuring the blackmail he coveted for his own purposes. Indeed, if Hoover was merely being blackmailed and extorted by the Lansky-Rosenstiel connected mob, it is unlikely that he would have been so friendly to Rosenstiel, Lansky and the other mobsters at these gatherings and participated in them with such regularity.

According to journalist and author Burton Hersh, Hoover was also tied to Sherman Kaminsky, who ran a sexual blackmail operation in New York involving young male prostitutes. That operation was busted and investigated in a 1966 extortion probe led by Manhattan District Attorney Frank Hogan, though the FBI quickly took over the investigation and photos of Hoover and Kaminsky together soon disappeared from the case file.

Hoover and Rosenstiel's deep ties would continue to develop over the years, an example of which can be seen in Rosenstiel's hiring of long-time Hoover aide Louis Nichols as the vice president of his Schenley liquor empire and Rosenstiel's donation of over $1 million to the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation, which Nichols also ran at the time.

There is also more than one documented occasion wherein Hoover attempted to use blackmail to protect Rosenstiel and his "field commander," none other than the infamous Roy Cohn, the other key figure in Rosenstiel's sexual blackmail operation involving minors.

The Making of a Monster

Decades after his death, Roy Cohn remains a controversial figure in large part because of his close, personal relationship with current U.S. President Donald Trump. Yet reports on Cohn, both in recent and in past years, often miss the mark in their characterization of the man who became closely associated with the Reagan White House, the CIA, the FBI, organized crime and, incidentally, many of the figures who would later surround Jeffrey Epstein.

To understand the true nature of the man, it is essential to examine his rise to power in the early 1950s when, at just 23 years of age, he became a key figure in the high-profile trial of Soviet spies Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and later as the right-hand man of Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI).

Cohn's dedication to anti-communist activities in the 1950s is allegedly what first endeared him to J. Edgar Hoover, whom he first met in 1952. During that meeting, as described by Hersh in Bobby and J. Edgar: The Historic Face-Off Between the Kennedys and J. Edgar Hoover That Transformed America, Hoover expressed admiration for Cohn's aggressive and manipulative tactics and told Cohn to "call me directly" whenever he had information worth sharing. From that point on, Cohn and Hoover "traded favors, effusive compliments, gifts and elaborate private dinners. It quickly became 'Roy' and 'Edgar.'" Hersh also describes Hoover as Cohn's soon to be "consigliere."

The date and circumstances around Cohn's introduction to Rosenstiel are harder to come by. It is possible that the connection was made through Roy Cohn's father, Albert Cohn, a prominent judge and an influential figure in the New York City Democratic Party apparatus then run by Edward Flynn. It was later revealed that the Democratic organization dominated by Flynn and based in the Bronx had long-standing connections to organized crime, including associates of Meyer Lansky.

Regardless of how or when it began, the relationship between Cohn and Rosenstiel was close and was often likened to that of a father and son. They were said to frequently salute each other in public and remained close until Rosenstiel was near death, at which point Cohn attempted to trick his then-barely conscious and senile "friend" and client into naming him the executor and trustee of the liquor magnate's estate, valued at $75 million (more than $334 million in today's dollars).

LIFE magazine reported in 1969 that Cohn and Rosenstiel had for years referred to one another as "Field Commander" and "Supreme Commander," respectively. Media references to these nicknames appear in other articles from the period.

Though LIFE and other outlets had interpreted this as merely an anecdote about the nicknames shared in jest between close friends, the fact that notorious crime lord Meyer Lansky also called Rosenstiel "Supreme Commander" and the fact that Cohn and Rosenstiel would later become intimately involved in the same pedophile sex ring suggests that there may have been more to these "nicknames." After all, the mob to which Rosenstiel was connected often used military-themed titles like "soldier" and "lieutenant" to differentiate the rank and importance of its members.

Once he had made his connection with Hoover, Cohn's star began to rise even higher in Washington. Hoover's recommendation of Cohn would become the deciding factor in his appointment as Sen. McCarthy's general counsel over Robert Kennedy, a rival and bitter enemy of Cohn's.


© AP
McCarthy covers the mic while having a whispered discussion with Cohn during a 1954 committee hearing.
Though Cohn was ruthless and seemingly untouchable as McCarthy's counsel and helped the senator destroy many careers during both the red and lavender scares, his antics in relation to his work on the committee would eventually lead to his downfall after he attempted to blackmail the Army in return for preferential treatment for committee consultant and Cohn's rumored lover, David Schine.

After he was forced to leave McCarthy's side due to the scandal, Cohn returned to New York to live with his mother and practice law. A few years later New York Judge David Peck, a long-time associate of former CIA Director Alan Dulles, orchestrated Cohn's hire to the New York law firm Saxe, Bacon and O'Shea — which would later become Saxe, Bacon and Bolan after Tom Bolan, a friend of Cohn's, became a partner in the firm. Upon his hire, Cohn brought the firm a slew of Mafia-linked clients, including high-ranking members of the Gambino crime family, the Genovese crime family and, of course, Lewis Rosenstiel.

What happened in Suite 233?

The connections Roy Cohn built during the 1950s made him a well-known public figure and translated into great political influence that peaked during the presidency of Ronald Reagan. Yet, as Cohn built his public image, he was also developing a dark private life, which would come to be dominated by the same blackmail pedophile racket that appears to have first begun with Lewis Rosenstiel.

One of the "blackmail parties" Susan Kaufman attended with her then-husband Lewis Rosenstiel was hosted by Cohn in 1958 at Manhattan's Plaza Hotel, suite 233. Kaufman described Cohn's suite as a "beautiful suite...all done in light blue." She described being introduced to Hoover, who was in drag, by Cohn, who told her that Hoover's name was "Mary" in a fit of barely concealed laughter. Kaufman testified that young boys were present and Kaufman claimed that Cohn, Hoover and her ex-husband engaged in sexual activity with these minors.

New York attorney John Klotz, tasked with investigating Cohn for a case well after Kaufman's testimony, also found evidence of the "blue suite" at the Plaza Hotel and its role in a sex extortion ring after combing through local government documents and information gathered by private detectives. Klotz later told journalist and author Burton Hersh what he had learned:
Roy Cohn was providing protection. There were a bunch of pedophiles involved. That's where Cohn got his power from — blackmail."​
Perhaps the most damning confirmation of Cohn's activities in Suite 233 comes from statements made by Cohn himself to former NYPD detective and ex-head of the department's Human-Trafficking and Vice-Related Crimes Division, James Rothstein. Rothstein later told John DeCamp — a former Nebraska state senator who investigated a government-connected child sex ring based in Omaha — among other investigators, that Cohn had admitted to being part of a sexual blackmail operation targeting politicians with child prostitutes during a sit-down interview with the former detective.


© Suzanne Vlamis | AP
Flags fly over the main entrance of the Plaza Hotel in New York City in 1982.
Rothstein told DeCamp the following about Cohn:
Cohn's job was to run the little boys. Say you had an admiral, a general, a congressman, who did not want to go along with the program. Cohn's job was to set them up, then they would go along. Cohn told me that himself."​
Rothstein later told Paul David Collins, a former journalist turned researcher, that Cohn had also identified this sexual blackmail operation as being part of the anti-communist crusade of the time.

The fact that Cohn, per Rothstein's recollection, stated that the child sex blackmail ring was part of the government-sponsored anti-communist crusade suggests that elements of the government, including Hoover's FBI, may have been connected at a much broader level than Hoover's own personal involvement, as the FBI closely coordinated with McCarthy and Cohn for much of the red scare.

It is also worth noting that among Hoover's many "secret" blackmail files was a sizeable dossier on Senator McCarthy, the contents of which strongly suggested that the senator himself was interested in underage girls. According to journalist and author David Talbot, Hoover's file on McCarthy was "filled with disturbing stories about McCarthy's habit of drunkenly groping young girls' breasts and buttocks. The stories were so widespread that they became 'common knowledge' in the capital, according to one FBI chronicler."

Talbot, in his book The Devil's Chessboard, also cites Walter Trohan, Washington Bureau Chief of the Chicago Tribune, as having personally witnessed McCarthy's habit of molesting young women. "He just couldn't keep his hands off young girls," Trohan would later say. "Why the Communist opposition didn't plant a minor on him and raise the cry of statutory rape, I don't know." Perhaps the answer lies in the fact that those "planting" minors on their political foes were McCarthy's allies and close associates, not his enemies.

The question that necessarily arises from revelations regarding Cohn's activities in Suite 233 is who else was Cohn "protecting" and servicing with underage prostitutes? One of them could very well have been one of Cohn's close friends and clients, Cardinal Francis Spellman of the Archdiocese of New York, who was said to have been present at some of these parties Cohn hosted at the Plaza Hotel.

Spellman — one of the most powerful figures in the Catholic Church in North America, who was sometimes referred to as "America's Pope" — was accused of not only condoning pedophilia in the Catholic church and ordaining known pedophiles including Cardinal Theodore "Uncle Teddy" McCarrick, but also engaging in it himself to such an extent that many New York area priests widely referred to him as "Mary." Furthermore, J. Edgar Hoover was said to have a file detailing the cardinal's sex life, suggesting Spellman's involvement in the ring and pedophile protection racket in which Cohn and Hoover were personally involved.


© Museum of the City of New York
Cardinal Francis ‘Franny’ Spellman.
People close to Cohn often remarked that he was frequently surrounded by groups of young boys, but seemed to think nothing of it. Similar off-handed comments about Epstein's penchant for minors were made by those close to him prior to his arrest.

Controversial Republican political operative and "dirty trickster" Roger Stone — who, like Donald Trump, was also a protégé of Cohn — said the following about Cohn's sex life during an interview with The New Yorker in 2008:
Roy was not gay. He was a man who liked having sex with men. Gays were weak, effeminate. He always seemed to have these young blond boys around. It just wasn't discussed. He was interested in power and access." (emphasis added)​
Compare this quote from Stone to what Donald Trump, who was also close to Cohn, would later say about Jeffrey Epstein, with whom he was also closely associated:
I've known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy. He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life." (emphasis added)​
Though it is unknown how long the sex ring at the Plaza Hotel continued, and whether it continued after Cohn's death from AIDS in 1986, it is worth noting that Donald Trump purchased the Plaza Hotel in 1988. It would later be reported and confirmed by then-attendees that Trump "used to host parties in suites at the Plaza Hotel when he owned it, where young women and girls were introduced to older, richer men" and "illegal drugs and young women were passed around and used."

Andy Lucchesi, a male model who had helped organize some of these Plaza Hotel parties for Trump, said the following when asked about the age of the women present: "A lot of girls, 14, look 24. That's as juicy as I can get. I never asked how old they were; I just partook. I did partake in activities that would be controversial, too."

The Roy Cohn Machine

Roy Cohn was only at the beginning of his career when he waded his way into the underground sexual blackmail ring apparently led by Lewis Rosenstiel. Indeed, when Cohn first met Hoover, he was only 23 years old. Over the next three decades or so, before his death from AIDS-related complications in 1986 at the age of 56, Cohn built a well-oiled machine, largely through his close friendships with some of the country's most influential figures.

Among Cohn's friends were top media personalities like Barbara Walters, former CIA directors, Ronald Reagan and wife Nancy, media moguls Rupert Murdoch and Mort Zuckerman, numerous celebrities, prominent lawyers like Alan Dershowitz, top figures in the Catholic Church and leading Jewish organizations like B'nai B'rith and the World Jewish Congress. Many of the same names that surrounded Cohn until death in the late 1980s would later come to surround Jeffrey Epstein, with their names later appearing in Epstein's now-infamous "little black book".


© Reagan presidential library
Reagan meets with Rupert Murdoch, U.S. Information Agency Director Charles Wick, and Roy Cohn in the Oval Office in 1983.
While President Trump is clearly connected to both Epstein and Cohn, Cohn's network also extends to former President Bill Clinton, whose friend and longtime political advisor, Richard "Dirty Dick" Morris, was Cohn's cousin and close associate. Morris was also close to Clinton's former communications director, George Stephanopoulos, who is also associated with Jeffrey Epstein.

Yet, these were only Cohn's connections to respectable members of the establishment. He was also known for his deep connections to the mob and gained prominence largely for his ability to connect key figures in the criminal underworld to respected influential figures acceptable to the public sphere. Ultimately, as New York attorney John Klotz stated, Cohn's most powerful tool was blackmail, which he used against friend and foe, gangster or public official alike. How much of that blackmail he acquired through his sexual blackmail operation will likely never be known.

As Part II of this exclusive investigation will reveal, Cohn and Epstein, and the sexual blackmail operations they ran share many things in common, including not only many of the same famous friends and patrons, but also connections to intelligence agencies and consortiums of mob-linked businessmen, the modern-day equivalents of Samuel Bronfman and Lewis Rosenstiel who have since rebranded as "philanthropists."

Part II will also reveal that Cohn's operation was known to have successors, as revealed by a series of scandals in the early 1990s that have since been swept under the rug. The significant amount of overlap between Epstein's and Cohn's covert activities in sexual blackmail and their ties to many of the same powerful individuals and circles of influence strongly suggest that Epstein was one of Cohn's successors.

As will be shown in the final installment of this report, Epstein is only the latest incarnation of a much older, more extensive and sophisticated operation that offers a frightening window into how deeply tied the U.S. government is to the modern-day equivalents of organized crime, making it a racket truly too big to fail.

Whitney Webb is a MintPress News journalist based in Chile. She has contributed to several independent media outlets including Global Research, EcoWatch, the Ron Paul Institute and 21st Century Wire, among others. She has made several radio and television appearances and is the 2019 winner of the Serena Shim Award for Uncompromised Integrity in Journalism.
 

Goldhedge

Moderator
Site Mgr
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 28, 2010
Messages
42,767
Likes
68,817
Location
Rocky Mountains
Nine men indicted on federal charges in child sex trafficking sting

Internet task force targeted adults seeking contact with children

BRUNSWICK, GA: Nine men snared in a child sex trafficking sting have been indicted on federal charges.

Operation Do You Know Your Neighbor, coordinated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in late March, targeted adults who were seeking children for indecent purposes, said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.

“It’s always troubling that there are adults who seek to prey on underage children for their own gratification,” Christine said. “Anyone with such disturbing proclivities should be reminded that our law enforcement agencies are diligent in their efforts to find them and prevent the exploitation of innocent children.”​

Those indicted on federal charges in the sting include:

Daven Jones, 29, of Jacksonville, is charged with Attempted Coercion and Enticement; Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Activity; and Attempted Transfer of Obscene Matter to a Minor;

John Torrance, 35, of Naples, Fla., is charged with Attempted Coercion and Enticement; Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Activity; and Attempted Transfer of Obscene Matter to a Minor;

Joshua Weaver, 34, of St. Marys, Ga., is charged with Attempted Coercion and Enticement, and Attempted Transfer of Obscene Matter to a Minor;

Dylan Wescott, 27, of Orange Park, Fla., is charged with Attempted Coercion and Enticement, and Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Activity;

Charles Barreras, 48, of Kingsland, Ga., charged with Attempted Coercion and Enticement;

Matthew Coffey, 37, of Brunswick, Ga., is charged with Attempted Coercion and Enticement;

Alvaro Hernandez, 35, of Bristol, Ga., is charged with Attempted Coercion and Enticement;

Marquise Little, 22, of Kingsland, Ga., is charged with Attempted Coercion and Enticement; and,

Trevor Rountree, 28, of Orange Park, Fla., is charged with Attempted Coercion and Enticement.

Charges in the indictments carry possible penalties of 10 years to life in prison.

“The success of this operation comes from the strong partnership NCIS shares with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Camden County Sheriff’s Office,” said NCIS Southeast Field Office Special Agent in Charge Matt Lascell. “We are dedicated to combating child sexual crimes that endanger Department of the Navy families and the citizens of Georgia.”

Camden County Sheriff Jim Proctor said, “The investigation conducted by federal, state and local agencies is an example of how a cooperative effort by law enforcement protects the youth from those who attempt to prey upon the children of our communities.“

Indictments contain only charges. All defendants are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty in court.

The sting was set up by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the GBI’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for the purpose of identifying adults who were seeking out children for indecent purposes. Other agencies participating in the investigation included the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, the Kingsland Police Department, the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office and the Savannah Police Department.

The cases are being prosecuted for the United States by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcela Mateo and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Katelyn Semales.


https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdga/pr/nine-men-indicted-federal-charges-child-sex-trafficking-sting
 

ABC123

Silver Member
Silver Miner
Site Supporter
Joined
Apr 10, 2010
Messages
3,294
Likes
5,949
1564580366736.png
Florida pastor arrested on 500 counts of child pornography


A Florida minister has been charged with 500 counts of child pornography, reports CBS News.

According to Sarasota County Sheriff’s officials, Charles Andrews, 66, had the pornographic material on his personal computer.

He was also accused of failing to register as a sex offender after a 2006 incident, when he was accused of sexual abuse. His bond is set at more than $5 million.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/florida-pastor-accused-of-500-counts-of-child-pornography/
 

ABC123

Silver Member
Silver Miner
Site Supporter
Joined
Apr 10, 2010
Messages
3,294
Likes
5,949
https://www.npr.org/2018/07/17/629681931/late-mother-teresas-order-investigated-for-child-trafficking-in-india

Late Mother Teresa's Order Investigated For Child Trafficking In India

India has ordered its state governments to inspect child care facilities run by the Missionaries of Charity — the Roman Catholic order founded by Mother Teresa — after arrests of a nun and a worker accused of baby trafficking.

Earlier this month, Indian authorities shut down a shelter home for pregnant, unmarried women run by the order in Ranchi, a city in the eastern state of Jharkhand, after discovering that four infants had been sold, including a 6-month-old boy who changed hands for 50,000 rupees ($730).

A nun, identified as Sister Koncilia, and a staff member, Anima Indwar, were arrested in connection with trafficking. According to The Times of India, Indwar confessed to selling the children.

At the time of the arrests, a dozen pregnant women were living at the shelter, according to Catholic News Agency.

CNA reports that one couple reportedly paid Indwar 120,000 rupees ($1,760) in exchange for a child, but that she later took the child back without returning the money. The couple then tipped off police, according to CNA.

India's NDTV cites an unnamed police source as saying all four babies were sold within the past year.

The Times reported on Monday that the last of the four, the 6-month-old boy, had been located and recovered. The newspaper said he was bought by a couple living near Ranchi.

"We are getting many leads, but we cannot divulge them as of now," Ranchi Superintendent of Police Anish Gupta was quoted by the Times as saying.

"We are working on verifying them," Gupta said.

In a statement on Monday, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said she had instructed states "to get child care homes run by Missionaries of Charity all over the country inspected immediately."

Gandhi's ministry said that under India's Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, shelters dealing with adoption must register with the Central Adoption Resource Authority. However, it said some 4,000 institutions have yet to comply more than two years after the law went into effect.
 

Goldhedge

Moderator
Site Mgr
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 28, 2010
Messages
42,767
Likes
68,817
Location
Rocky Mountains
Trump takes action against child trafficking foster care system, dealing huge blow to left-wing deep state pedophilia

BY ME ON JULY 25, 2019



Back in February, President Trump quietly signed into law the “Family First Prevention Services Act” which, when it finally comes into effect on October 1, will greatly curtail abuses within the foster care system that facilitate the child sex trafficking and pedophilia rings operated undercover by the evil, left-wing deep state.

Family First will basically prioritize federal funding for orphan children to be able to stay with their families, close relatives, or family friends, if at all possible, as opposed to having them be sent to lucrative group homes with strangers, where they’re sometimes abused or even sold into sex slavery.

“With the Family First Prevention Services Act states, territories, and tribes with an approved Title IV-E plan have the option to use these funds for prevention services that would allow ‘candidates for foster care’ to stay with their parents or relatives,” reads a notice about the legislation and what it will entail that was recently published by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

“States will be reimbursed for prevention services for up to 12 months,” it adds. “A written, trauma-informed prevention plan must be created, and services will need to be evidence-based. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expects to release guidance on service eligibility before Oct. 1, 2018.”

Family First comes at a critical point in time when families and activists are really starting to speak out about the horrors they’ve observed or endured at the hands of Child Protective Services (CPS). As we’ve reported, some parents have had their children forcibly kidnapped and removed from their care by CPS agents on bogus charges, only to have those children end up being trafficked.

According to a guidance that was issued by Iowa’s Department of Human Services, Family First “will prevent the need for removal” of children by CPS “through evidence-based family preservation services,” which include mental health assessments, substance abuse treatment programs, and “in-home, parent skill-based programs that include parent education, and individual and family counseling.”

Why don’t liberals care that CPS is separating children from their families? And why aren’t they appreciative that President Trump is trying to do something about it?

One recent example of this involves Cynthia Abcug, whose autistic son Michael was reportedly abducted by CPS recently on accusations that his mother had somehow “misdiagnosed” him with autism.

Cynthia hasn’t seen her son Michael in two months, and she says she has no idea where he is or even who’s taking care of him. She was told by a tipster that CPS intentionally gave her the wrong case number for her son, and after obtaining the correct one, she learned that a judge had given authorization for Michael to be taken to Disney World in Orlando, Florida, from August 3-10.

“Abcug is concerned that Michael could be human-trafficked, or suffer seizures in the Florida heat,” Big League Politics reports about this dire situation.

“Abcug’s lawyer has fired off a response to the travel motion to Douglas County District Court in Colorado contesting the child’s authorization to travel out of state.”

You can keep up with the latest developments in Cynthia’s horrific saga of trying to get her son back from the CPS police state at her Twitter account.

There are many more similar such cases, none of which are being protested by the angry liberals who pretend to care about children being “separated” from their families, that you can read about at BigLeaguePolitics.com.

For related news, be sure to check out Trump.news.
 

Goldhedge

Moderator
Site Mgr
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 28, 2010
Messages
42,767
Likes
68,817
Location
Rocky Mountains
Director at Cedars-Sinai Hospital Charged With Distributing, Possessing Child Porn: DA
POSTED 2:20 PM, JULY 31, 2019, BY KTLA 5, UPDATED AT 03:22PM, JULY 31, 2019

A director for a division at Cedars-Sinai hospital has been accused of distributing and possessing child pornography, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.


Guido Germano is seen in a photo on Cedars-Sinai hospital’s website.

Guido Germano, 59, was charged with one felony count of distribution of obscene matter and possession of child pornography, according to a DA’s news release.

Germano was arrested on June 19 after allegedly distributing child porn videos through peer-to-peer software and downloading them to his personal computer at his home in Santa Monica, prosecutors said.

He was released on bond and is due to be arraigned Thursday.

Germano is the director of the Division of Artificial Intelligence Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the Beverly Grove area.

He’s currently an editorial board member of three medical journals, according to a since-removed biography on the hospital’s website.

Germano previously served on the board of directors for the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology in 2012 and was a fellow at the American Heart Associated in 2001, among other activities listed on the biography.

He faces up to three years, eight months in prison if convicted on the charges.
 

silver solution

Gold Member
Gold Chaser
Joined
Apr 7, 2010
Messages
1,755
Likes
483
This rabbit hole will not end. It is a spider web that seems to be catching everyone in science, politics, finance all the spy stuff. It is crazy.

You have to go like 3 quarters of the way in to hear the interesting stuff. The big odd thing on the ranch is like Atlantis. They did not know that. Other wise totally interesting.
 

Goldhedge

Moderator
Site Mgr
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 28, 2010
Messages
42,767
Likes
68,817
Location
Rocky Mountains
Dead by hanging...


JUL10,2019

Another #PedoGate Researcher Suddenly Dies: RIP Tracy Twyman
Tracy Twyman was a researcher into the occult who lived near Portland, Oregon. I went on the RX Only Picture show with her in March this year, and called into the show again on May 22 when they did a special after Isaac Kappy’s death on May 13, 2019. Tracy had been in touch with Kappy and was investigating some of the same things, including Voodoo Donuts and their neighbor Dante’s – which both make extensive use of Satanic imagery and themes.
Tracy shared some of her research with me after that, but asked me not to publish it at the time because she was quitting Twitter and YouTube after receiving death threats.

The circumstances of her death are presently unknown, but it has been confirmed by S B Alger from the RX Only Picture show:


S.B. Alger
@sewneo


I'm not prepared to make any kind of statement but I can tell you that people contacted me and confirmed it was true.

My heart is broken. I've just been crying. I don't know what else to say.

19

9:00 PM - Jul 10, 2019
Twitter Ads info and privacy

See S.B. Alger
's other Tweets


…and also Clyde Lewis from Ground Zero.



That makes this video that she created for me and one other person a kind of “Dead Mans Switch”.

Tracy Twyman, Isaac Kappy and the Creepy Campground

 

silver solution

Gold Member
Gold Chaser
Joined
Apr 7, 2010
Messages
1,755
Likes
483
I
Dead by hanging...


JUL10,2019

Another #PedoGate Researcher Suddenly Dies: RIP Tracy Twyman
Tracy Twyman was a researcher into the occult who lived near Portland, Oregon. I went on the RX Only Picture show with her in March this year, and called into the show again on May 22 when they did a special after Isaac Kappy’s death on May 13, 2019. Tracy had been in touch with Kappy and was investigating some of the same things, including Voodoo Donuts and their neighbor Dante’s – which both make extensive use of Satanic imagery and themes.
Tracy shared some of her research with me after that, but asked me not to publish it at the time because she was quitting Twitter and YouTube after receiving death threats.

The circumstances of her death are presently unknown, but it has been confirmed by S B Alger from the RX Only Picture show:

Wow why did she fear for her life?​
I'm not prepared to make any kind of statement but I can tell you that people contacted me and confirmed it was true.​
My heart is broken. I've just been crying. I don't know what else to say.​
19
See S.B. Alger
's other Tweets


…and also Clyde Lewis from Ground Zero.



That makes this video that she created for me and one other person a kind of “Dead Mans Switch”.

Tracy Twyman, Isaac Kappy and the Creepy Campground

I didn't even listen to it all.
 

the_shootist

Midas Member
Midas Member
Midas Supporter
Joined
May 31, 2015
Messages
35,032
Likes
47,365
When are enough brave men going to band together and take on these murdering bastards?
 

Goldhedge

Moderator
Site Mgr
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 28, 2010
Messages
42,767
Likes
68,817
Location
Rocky Mountains
Pedophile beaten and drowned in prison cell toilet bowl
By Lee Brown
August 4, 2019

A pedophile was allegedly drowned in his Florida prison cell toilet after being beaten by a cellmate, according to a report.

Convicted child molester David Oseas Ramirez, 56, was found dead in his cell in Jacksonville’s Duval County Jail last Tuesday allegedly after being beaten and drowned in the toilet bowl, according to First Coast News.

He was serving life for lewd and lascivious molestation of an 11-year-old girl — with his 2013 jury taking less than 15 minutes to find him guilty, according to Newsweek.

The attack was witnessed by a third inmate and also captured on surveillance camera footage, which has not been released, the station said. A medical examiner will determine the official cause of death.

Cellmate Paul Dixon, 43, was arrested on suspicion of Ramirez’s murder, authorities announced. He was already serving life for a murder committed when he was 17.
 

TRYNEIN

Gold Member
Gold Chaser
Site Supporter ++
Joined
Sep 16, 2012
Messages
8,116
Likes
37,544
Location
third cove on the right
It looks like Lynn de Rothschild has been pulled into the Epstein Maelstrom. A blind today at CDAN:

“A woman with that famous last name that has been around for hundreds of years was interviewed by the FBI because there are photos of her with underage female teens found in the files of the pedophile.”

https://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2019/08/blind-item-8_8.html
 

Goldhedge

Moderator
Site Mgr
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 28, 2010
Messages
42,767
Likes
68,817
Location
Rocky Mountains

Heather Steele (L) and John Michael Ewing (R) sitting during the press conference hosted by The Zalkin Law Firm, P.C., on Aug. 12, in New York, New York. (Shenghua Sung/NTD News)

US NEWS
Jehovah’s Witnesses Organization Faces Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits
BY MIGUEL MORENO, THE EPOCH TIMES
August 12, 2019

NEW YORK—Alleged victims announced on Aug. 12 that they would file lawsuits against the leading organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses once the Child Victims Act is in effect.


Under the new law, which will come into effect on Aug. 14, people under the age of 55 will be able to file lawsuits if they were victims of sexual abuse as children. Before the act was passed, the age cap for filing cases was 23 years of age.


Old printed photographs of Heather Steele (L) and John Michael Ewing (R) displayed at the press conference in New York hosted by The Zalkin Law Firm, P.C. on Aug. 12, 2019. (Shenghua Sung/NTD News)

Michael Ewing and Heather Steele, both in their 40s, were joined by attorneys six floors above Manhattan.

“I’m here to make sure this doesn’t happen anymore,” Ewing said. “I’m here to make sure that if there’s any other voice out there that sees me at my age, recognizing that even if they’re older, there’s time for them to come forward.”

Ewing alleges he was sexually abused at the age of 14—for six consecutive months—after he was baptized. He said that Mike Rust, a ministerial servant appointed by the Jehovah’s Witness organization, was the perpetrator.

At 21, he reported the abuse to his parents. But Ewing said his father insisted on telling the religion’s elders rather than contacting law enforcement. Thereafter, the elders “disfellowshipped” (excommunicated) Ewing and Rust for practicing homosexuality, according to the lawsuit.

Print of old photograph of John Michael Ewing displayed at the press conference hosted by The Zalkin Law Firm, P.C., on Aug. 12, in New York, New York. (Shenghua Sung/NTD News)

“The last few years, I’ve been in therapy, and it took that therapy to get me to this point where I can have legal representation,” Ewing said.

Ewing said he still considers himself a Jehovah’s Witness, but he added that it is “scary how much of this is going on in this organization.”

Not an Easy Story to Tell
Steele also came forward to report that she had been a victim of sexual abuse since she was a toddler. She said that religious elder Donald Nicholson allegedly abused her.

“He would use Jehovah when I would question things,” she said. “And it would be about obeying my elders and respecting parents.”

Steele eventually told her mother about the abuse—by accident—after which the elders allegedly tried very hard to keep it a secret. But after others intervened, law enforcement got involved, resulting in the imprisonment of Nicholson for three and a half years.

She now wants compensation for the “punitive damages and costs,” reads the press release.

“The reason I’m bringing the lawsuit is because I’ve had no justice in the situation,” Steele said. “Yes, he did go to prison, but it was for such a short time.”

Both plaintiffs were represented by the Zalkin Law Firm, which has “represented hundreds of survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault,” according to the press release. Many of the cases taken on by the firm have involved the organizations of the Catholic Church, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Boy Scouts, among others.

Irwin Zalkin, founder of The Zalkin Law Firm, speaks at his press conference on Aug. 12, in New York, New York. (Shenghua Sung/NTD News)

The lawsuits are being filed against the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses—an organization headquartered in New York—which oversees all activity within the religion. It is made up of eight leaders.

“While public attention has focused on clergy abuse within the Catholic Church, a serious problem of child sexual abuse within the Jehovah’s Witness has emerged over the last decade,” Zalkin said.

Jehovah’s Witnesses Investigated in Australia
In 2016, Australia appointed the Government Royal Commission to investigate allegations of sex abuse in the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization.

The Commission found that at least 1,800 allegations related to child sexual abuse had been made to the organization. Among the over 68,000 Witnesses, about 1,000 members faced allegations of child sexual abuse, according to the report.

Of these, 108 members help elder or ministerial positions at the time of the alleged abuse. Following the allegations, 579 members confessed to committing child sexual abuse.
 

Goldhedge

Moderator
Site Mgr
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 28, 2010
Messages
42,767
Likes
68,817
Location
Rocky Mountains
Broadway producer Ben Sprecher arrested on child porn charges
By Stephanie Pagones, Lorena Mongelli and Emily Saul

August 13, 2019 | 8:07am


Ben Sprecher is led out of the 28th Precinct.Robert Mecea
The Broadway producer behind the failed musical “Rebecca” was busted Tuesday on child porn charges — as disgusted neighbors said he once went around collecting signatures to get faster internet.

“For nine years, he was not even able to say hello, and suddenly he was quite friendly. … He needed to have his internet,’’ a female resident said of accused kiddie-perv neighbor Ben Sprecher, 65, of Manhattan, who famously had his Broadhurst Theatre play “Rebecca: The Musical’’ torpedoed by a con man.

Sprecher — who has produced everything from Broadway’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs’’ to “American Buffalo,’’ as well as a national tour of “Little House on the Prairie’’ — is accused of downloading more than 100 videos and photos containing child pornography, according to court documents.

The sick stash included a nearly 46-minute video of a preteen girl, described as between 10 and 12 years old, “engaging in various sex acts with an adult male,” the papers allege.

Sprecher shared at least four of the twisted files with an undercover agent over three days in June, the documents claim.

He has admitted to his crimes, court papers allege.

Sprecher was picked up by Homeland Security and the NYPD around 6 a.m. at his tony townhome on West 122nd Street in Morningside Heights, authorities said. His family was home at the time, according to law enforcement sources.
.
“The police officers went inside the building, and they then brought him out. [Sprecher] had a smile on his face — probably nervous and embarrassed about what was going on,’’ said D.B. Shark, a web-based radio host and local. “Two [officers] had him, there was no struggle or nothing.

“He is a pleasant guy,” Shark said. “This is so shocking. But you never know who’s next door.’’

Sprecher allegedly amassed the online kiddie porn at least between October 2018 and this month, authorities said.

Neighbors recalled how important the suspect’s internet connection was to him a few years ago.

Over the summer and into the fall of 2014, “He came out and rang my bell. He wanted me to sign this petition so we could get FIOS and faster internet,” the unidentified resident said.

Another neighbor, Jenny Raymond, 48, recalled, “He made an effort to send out notifications to all the neighbors. Several years ago, he tried to get faster internet for the entire block.

“But in terms of any impropriety, I don’t know,” she said. “He was very neighborly.”

“That’s creepy,” she added of Sprecher’s arrest. “It’s disturbing.”

In 2012, Sprecher and “Rebecca” co-producer, Louise Forlenza, were scammed by a former Long Island stockbroker, Mark Hotton, who netted $60,000 in fees from them with promises of lining up $4.5 million in investments for their psychological thriller. Hotton then claimed one of his big investors died suddenly of malaria while on safari and that killed the money stream. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 34 months behind bars.

Then in 2017, Sprecher cried on the stand in Manhattan court while testifying against his former press agent, whom he and Forlenza sued for $10 million, claiming the rep later scared away real investors who might have been able to save the production. The veteran publicist, Marc Thibodeau, was eventually ordered to pay the pair $90,000.