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Brooklyn의 Roberta's Pizza, 축출된 공동 소유주와 540만 달러 규모의 법정 다툼

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유명한 로베르타의 피자 브루클린에서 4위를 차지한 101 미국 최고의 피자 목록, 현재 소유주와 축출된 공동 설립자 Chris Parachini 사이의 복잡한 법적 싸움에 갇혔습니다. Parachini는 12월 확장 및 인수 협상 중에 해고되었다고 뉴욕 포스트가 보도했습니다. 낙진 이후 Parachini는 레스토랑에 나타나 자신이 여전히 공동 소유주인 것처럼 직원들에게 명령을 내리기 시작했다고 합니다. 경찰이 출동했지만 개입을 거부했다. 소유주 Brandon Hoy와 Carlo Mirarchi는 4월 9일 법원에서 Parachini를 만날 예정입니다.

다음은 뉴욕 최고의 피자 가게 중 한 곳을 데려온 전 동료 사이의 드라마에 대한 분석입니다. Roberta's는 12월에 확장 및 인수 계약에 대해 논의 중이었으나 Parachini는 회사 지분에 대한 2백만 달러 제안을 수락하기를 거부했습니다. 의심되는 바에 따르면, 그는 오리지널 Roberta's에 대해 290만 달러, 지적 재산권 및 다양한 파생 상품에 250만 달러를 요구했습니다.Rockaways의 레스토랑을 포함하여.

소송에 따르면 3사 모두 아시아 지역 식당과 로어 이스트사이드 오차드 스트리트에 위치한 아직 오픈하지 않은 에이스 호텔에 식당을 열기 위해 협상을 벌였다. Mirachi와 Hoy가 제기한 소송에 따르면 Parachini는 합의에 도달할 수 없었기 때문에 쫓겨났을 때 이미 레스토랑에 몇 달 동안 결석한 것으로 알려졌습니다.

소송은 "12월 5일...협상은 분명히 결렬되었고, Parachini는 12월 16일에 Mirarchi와 Hoy를 '토론을 재개하기 위한 노력으로' 썼다. 하루는 변호사 없이 이 문제를 논의하기를 원했고, 기업 지배구조 및 기타 문제를 해결하기 위해 주주총회를 소집할 의사가 있다고 밝혔습니다. ID. 다음날인 12월 17일, Helbraun Firm은 Parachini에게 회사를 대신하여 공식 서한을 보내 Parachini를 해고하고 더 이상 주주 또는 주주 계약에 따른 직원이 아님을 알렸습니다."

Hoy는 진술서에서 "2014년 12월 22일 Parachini가 레스토랑에 나타나 직원에게 자신이 '보스'이자 '주인'이라고 말하면서 우리의 최악의 두려움이 현실이 되었습니다. New York Post에 다시 게재되었습니다. "우리는 Parachini 씨와 그의 변덕스러운 행동에 대한 이전 기록과 그의 변덕스러운 행동에 기초하여 경찰이 조치를 취하기 전에 이것이 물리적 논쟁으로 끝날 것을 우려합니다." 사건 직후 판사는 긴급 법원 명령을 승인했습니다. Hoy와 Mirachi가 소송을 제기한 시간. 판사는 소송 당시 파라치니에게 급여를 지급할 것을 요구하기도 했다. Daily Meal은 자세한 정보를 위해 Hoy, Mirachi, Parachini 및 Roberta's Pizza의 출판사에 연락했지만 아직 응답을 받지 못했습니다.

“나는 폭력의 이력이 없으며 파트너나 직원을 위협한 적도 없습니다. 뉴욕포스트에 따르면 파라치니는 서면 성명을 통해 "이것은 완전히 날조된 것이다…

4월에는 소원해진 피자 재벌이 법정에서 만나 로베르타의 직원 15명이 파라치니에 대해 증언할 예정이다.


DC의 성범죄

이 페이지는 독자들에게 난잡한, 금지된, 당혹스러운, 정치적인 자본 합류의 예에 대한 액세스를 제공합니다. 이것은 새로운 것이 아닙니다. 예를 들어 남북 전쟁 중에 DC에는 450개의 매춘 업소가 있었습니다. 그러나 중요하지도 않습니다. 워싱턴 신화의 일부는 Jim Lehrer Illusion이라고 부를 수 있는 것입니다. 즉, 수도의 모든 사람들은 주변에 앉아서 정책 대안을 합리적으로 토론하는 것입니다. 사실, 워싱턴 정치는 비겁함, 협박, 기만, 두려움, 오랜 친구와 심지어 나이든 몸에 대한 충성, 동조, 부패, 섹스, 단순한 범죄에 의해 크게 좌우됩니다. 그렇지 않은 척하는 기자들은 무슨 일이 일어나고 있는지 이해하지 못하거나 누군가를 위해 취재하고 있습니다.

대중은 종종 워싱턴 스캔들의 중요성을 단순한 과시, 개인의 실패 또는 사적인 범죄로 가정하여 오해합니다. DC에서 성범죄와 범죄가 다른 점은 적어도 권력자들이 연루되어 있을 때 협박할 기회가 훨씬 더 많고 사건을 은폐하는 기술이 훨씬 더 많다는 것입니다.

공갈은 한 정부 부서의 구성원이 다른 부서 구성원에 대해, 로비스트가 의회 구성원에 대해, 경찰이 원하는 사람에 대해, 그리고 외국 세력에 의해 사용될 수 있습니다. 예를 들어, 의원을 계속 구매하게 하는 한 가지 방법은 로비스트가 그에게 고급 매춘부를 제공하는 것입니다. 그리고 이스라엘과 보리스 옐친 모두 미국 대중이 알기 전에 빌 클린턴과 모니카 르윈스키의 불륜에 대해 분명히 알고 있었다는 점은 주목할 만합니다. 도시의 생태학은 동성애자 섹스를 특히 중요시합니다. 대중의 반감이 커지면 협박범의 표적이 되기 쉬워지기 때문입니다. 몇 년 전 DC 경찰이 게이를 방문한 사람들을 대상으로 강탈 공갈을 벌인 것으로 밝혀진 사례를 목격하십시오. 바.

마지막으로, 참여 공무원이 종종 발견된 범죄에 대해 조사하거나 공개된 관행을 금지, 처벌 또는 억압하려고 시도하기 때문에 부적절함의 노출은 거의 필연적으로 위선의 문제를 제기합니다. 더 아이러니한 예 중 하나는 1960년대에 백인 남부 상원의원이 흑인 매춘부와 함께 붙잡혔을 때였습니다. 민권 운동가는 이렇게 말했습니다. “오, 그는 일몰에서 일몰까지의 인종차별주의자 중 하나일 뿐입니다.” 워싱턴은 일몰에서 일몰까지의 도덕주의자로 가득합니다.

스캔들이나 범죄를 은폐하는 능력도 워싱턴에서 훨씬 더 강력합니다. 이것은 연방 도시의 사교 클럽 규칙에 의존하거나, 묵인하는 언론인의 도움을 통해, 공식 스핀이나 검열을 통해, 또는 수도의 다양한 법 집행 기관에 의존함으로써 달성될 수 있습니다. 어떤 연방 부서에. 예를 들어, 법무장관과 모든 DC 범죄를 처리하는 미국 법무장관은 대통령이 임명합니다. FBI, DEA, ATF, 국립 공원 경찰, 비밀 경호국, 수로, 동물원, 지하철 경찰은 말할 것도 없고 모두 대통령을 위해 일합니다. 그리고 경시청은 예산을 승인하고 막후 권한을 행사하는 의회의 손아귀에 있습니다.

간단히 말해서, 워싱턴에는 일반적으로 보고되는 것보다 훨씬 더 정치적으로 관련된 성범죄가 있고 일반적으로 생각되는 것보다 덜 유능한 조사가 이루어지며 일반적으로 인식되는 것보다 훨씬 더 쉽게 은폐할 수 있습니다.

엘리엇 스피처

신뢰할 수 있는 출처, 세척 포스트 D.C.’의 섹스 스캔들 투어의 새로운 정류장: 메이플라워의 871호실. 83년 된 이 호텔은 뚱뚱한 고양이 파티와 기타 워싱턴의 과잉에 대한 오랜 역사를 가지고 있지만 “Client 9”까지 수평적인 하이 징크에 대한 헤드라인을 장식한 적이 없습니다. . . 모니카 르윈스키(Monica Lewinsky)가 인파를 뚫고 (적절하게도) 청와대에 올라와 빌 클린턴과의 관계를 의회 탄핵 관리자들에게 이야기한 1999년 이후로 이렇게 큰 흥분을 느낀 적은 없었습니다. Mayflower는 또한 Judith Campbell Exner가 백악관에서 John F. Kennedy와 대화를 시도했을 때 집에서 멀리 떨어져 있었습니다. 그리고 예, 역사 애호가 여러분, FBI 국장 J. Edgar Hoover가 그의 동거 보좌관인 Clyde Tolson과 함께 20년 동안 매일 점심을 먹었던 호텔의 Town & Country 라운지였습니다.

Mayflower는 이제 Washington’s 최고의 B&B 목록에 합류했습니다. The Jefferson은 클린턴의 절친한 딕 모리스가 시급 200달러 콜걸인 Sherry Rowlands의 발가락을 빨았던 곳입니다. 여자 친구인 Rasheeda Moore와 Marv Albert가 여성 동료의 등을 물어뜯는 Ritz-Carlton, Linda Tripp이 그녀의 불륜에 대해 이야기하는 Lewinsky, Deborah Jeane Palfrey(일명 DC 부인 ) 그녀가 합법적이고 성적이 아닌 데이트라고 부르는 것을 위해 에스코트를 보냈습니다.”

뉴욕 타임즈 – “생물학자들은 이것이 자연 선택과 관련이 있다고 말할 수 있다고 생각합니다– 권력을 얻은 사람이 알파 남성이 됩니다” 하버드에서 언론과 정치를 가르치는 Tom Fiedler가 말했습니다&# 8217s 케네디 학교. 그는 1987년 Gary Hart의 악명 높은 Donna Rice와의 불륜으로 인해 상원의원의 대선 출마가 종료된 것을 보고하는 데 관여했습니다. . .

Temple University의 심리학자인 Frank Farley 박사는 많은 정치인들이 T형 성격이라고 부르며 T는 스릴을 추구한다는 뜻이라고 말했습니다. “정치는 불확실한 사업입니다.” 그는 말했습니다. 유권자의 변덕에 휘둘리고 있습니다. 임기가 없습니다. 성공의 기준이 무엇인지 알기 어려운 경우가 많습니다. 이기거나 지는 것은 전부 아니면 전무입니다. 그래서 위험을 감수하는 사람이 그 일에 참여하도록 영감을 줍니다. 하지만 공적인 면에서는 안정감과 책임감을 보여야 하기 때문에 이런 위험한 성격은 사적인 면에서 더 많이 드러날 수 있다. . .

Columbia University’s Teachers College의 임상 심리학 겸임 교수인 Dr. Judy Kuriansky는 "성과 권력은 근본적으로 이 사람들이 가지고 있는 이 거대한 에너지의 표현이기 때문에 극도로 연결되어 있습니다."라고 말했습니다. 그녀는 드물게 정치인들이 스피처 주지사의 경우처럼 그들이 탐닉하는 바로 그 행동에 대해 격렬하게 반대한다고 말했습니다. “당신은 당신 자신의 행동의 징후인 다른 사람들에게 잘못된 것을 투사하고 있습니다.” 그녀는 말했습니다. 방어기제라고 합니다. 기본적으로는 무의식적이다. 게다가 그녀는 "스피처가 변호사인데도 권력을 잡으면 법 위에 있다고 생각한다"고 덧붙였다.

언덕 위의 술꾼

앨버트 아이젤과 제프 뒤포, 힐 뉴스 Fritz Hollings 상원의원(DS.C.)은 11월 16일 상원에서 38년 임기의 마지막을 장식하면서 현직 동료들에게 아낌없는 경의를 표했지만 그가 봉사한 첫 번째 상원 의원 그룹에 대해 몇 가지 의구심을 제기했습니다. 1966년에. 그는 고별 연설에서 상원의원이 인사의 의미에서 예전 같지 않다는 생각을 떠나지 않는다고 말했습니다. 우리는 훨씬 더 나은 상원 의원 그룹이 있습니다. 내가 여기에 왔을 때 우리는 술에 취한 사람이 5명 또는 6명이었습니다. [오늘] 미국 상원에는 술 취한 사람이 없습니다.”

Hollings’의 발언은 당시 상원을 취재했던 전 상원의원과 상원 보좌관 및 언론인들로 하여금 그가 누구를 지칭하는 것인지 추측하게 했습니다. 상원 비서실 비서실을 포함해 상원의원들이 무료 음료를 마시기 위해 갈 수 있는 곳이 두세 군데 있었다고 유진 매카시(Eugene McCarthy) 전 상원의원(민주당)이 회상했다.

1959년 하원에서 상원으로 온 McCarthy는 Russell Long(D-La.), Thurston Morton(R-Ky.), Warren Magnuson(D-Wash.), James Eastland(D-Miss.), Harrison Williams(DN.J.)와 Everett Dirksen(R-Ill.)은 Hollings가 염두에 두었을 수도 있습니다.

'목마름'이라는 별명을 얻은 롱과 모튼은 종종 함께 술을 마셨고, 매그너슨은 가끔 바닥에 올라와 자신이 어디에 있는지 애매모호했다. 메모리.'”

마피아

뉴욕 마피아는 DC에서 강력했던 적이 없습니다. 이에 대한 몇 가지 설명이 있습니다. 하나는 DC가 귀찮게 하기에는 너무 작은 마을이라는 것입니다. J Edgar Hoover가 마피아를 막기 위해 일종의 계약을 체결했다는 확인되지 않은 보고서도 있습니다. 여러 지역 범죄 인물을 대변한 변호사인 William Garber는 1980년대에 Washington Post 기자에게 조직 범죄가 [워싱턴으로] 이사하는 것이 FBI를 너무 멀리 밀어붙이는 것이라고 생각했다고 말했습니다.

한편, 1970년대 자신의 삶에 대해 폭도들과의 계약을 알고 워싱턴으로 이주한 조사 기자는 다른 이야기를 들려준다. 그는 연방 요원들이 그에게 폭도들 중 어느 누구도 지배적이지 않은 영역을 공유하는 중립적인 도시로 이사할 것을 제안했다고 말했습니다. 그들은 라스베가스, 마이애미, 워싱턴을 제안했습니다.

JOE NESLINE 및 NATHAN LANDOW

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT, 1998년 3월 30일: Kathleen Willey가 2월에 Paula Jones 사건에 대한 수정된 진술서에 Nathan Landow’s 이름을 삭제했을 때, 전율은 Willey 때문이 아니라 Al Gore’s 부통령 캠프 –를 통과했습니다. 그는 집무실에서 난리를 부리는 호르몬에 대한 믿을 만한 설명을 제시했습니다. 10년 이상 동안 65세의 백만장자 메릴랜드 개발자 Landow는 Gore’의 가장 열성적인 기금 마련자였습니다. . . Willey’의 1월 11일 Jones 사건의 최초 진술서에서 그녀는 아무도 그녀의 진술에 영향을 주려고 시도하지 않았다고 부인했으며 Landow’s의 이름은 나오지 않았습니다. 그러나 한 달 후, 서면 수정에서 Willey는 자신이 Landow와 자신의 진술을 “토론”했다고 밝혔습니다. Starr’의 대배심 이전의 후속 증언에서 Willey는 Landow가 클린턴 대통령의 성희롱 이야기를 철회하도록 압력을 가했다고 주장했습니다. 그의 변호사를 통해 Landow는 Willey’의 증언에 영향을 미치려는 어떠한 시도도 하지 않았다고 강력하게 부인했습니다. 그러나 Landow와 가까운 소식통은 Willey가 Jones 사건에서 소환장을 받은 지 몇 주 후인 10월에 Landow가 개인 전세 회사에 지불하여 그녀의 요청에 따라 그의 해안가 메릴랜드 사유지로 그녀를 비행하게 했다고 인정합니다. Landow’s 변호사 Joe Caldwell Jr.에 따르면, “Landow씨와 Willey씨 사이의 접촉은 지난 가을 Ms. Willey에 의해 시작되었습니다.”. . . 지난 20년 동안 Landow는 자신의 몫 이상의 것을 받았습니다. 1977년 지미 카터(Jimmy Carter)의 기금 마련을 위해 Landow는 네덜란드 대사직을 고려하고 있었습니다. 그러나 1978년 1월 Washington Post는 Landow와 조직 범죄 인물의 알려진 동료인 Joe Nesline을 연결하는 기사를 게재했습니다. 이 공개는 Landow’의 대사로서의 열망을 방해하는 것처럼 보이지만 그의 정당 영향력은 아닙니다.

WASHINGTON POST, 1978년 1월 26일: Carter 행정부와 관련이 있는 두 명의 저명한 워싱턴 투자자[Nathan Landow 및 Smith Bagley]는 워싱턴 도박의 왕인 Joe Nesline을 컨설턴트로 두고 Atlantic City에 호텔과 도박 카지노를 건설하자는 제안에 참여했습니다. . Nesline’이 카지노 벤처에 연루되었다는 사실은 1월 14일 연방 및 지역 경찰이 Nesline’의 Bethesda 아파트를 급습하면서 알려졌습니다. . . FBI 요원은 Bagley와 Landow…가 관련된 제안된 8,500만 달러 거래가 포함된 메모와 메모를 압수했습니다. 조직범죄수사자인 Meyer Lansky의 전 동료인 Dino Cellini의 형제인 Edward Cellini…… 11월…[t]Landow의 자택에서 열린 파티가 Montgomery County의 사복복을 입은 사람들에 의해 관찰되어 손님의 번호판 번호를 적었습니다.… #8217 자동차. 카운티 조직범죄과의 경찰관들은 거의 1년 동안 Landow를 감시했습니다. 그들은 플로리다 경찰로부터 Landow가 Carlo Gambino Mafia “ family의 확인된 구성원을 포함하는 숨겨진 소유주를 가진 지금은 없어진 기업에 관심이 있다는 것을 알게 되었습니다. , Landow에 대한 관심을 설명한 Montgomery County 사복 남성에게 질문했습니다.

워싱턴 포스트, 1978년 1월 28일: 카터 행정부와 관련이 있는 저명한 워싱턴 투자자인 스미스 배글리는 배글리가 참여한 애틀랜틱 시티 호텔 카지노 제안에 대해 워싱턴 포스트가 편견과 비윤리적 행위를 했다고 비난했습니다. . . “Maxine Cheshire가 나에게 25,000달러의 개인 대출을 요청했고 나는 그녀를 거절한 이후로 ” Bagley는 “ “나는 내 가족을 느꼈고 “워싱턴 포스트의 눈으로 그것을 들여다보는 돋보기 아래에 있었습니다.&# 8221 체셔는 그런 대출이 논의된 적이 없다고 부인했습니다. . . . Bradlee, Cheshire 및 Cheshire’s 이야기를 편집한 편집장 Harry M. Rosenfeld는 모두 어제 Bagley’s 주장에 대해 이의를 제기했습니다. . . Reynolds 담배 상속인인 Bagley는 Nesline을 만나본 적이 없거나 들어본 적이 없다고 부인했습니다. 백만장자 건축업자인 Landow는 Nesline을 안다고 인정했습니다. Bagley는 어제 더 이상의 논평을 할 수 없었습니다. 그의 변호사 중 한 명인 Irvin B. Nathan은 논평을 거부했습니다. Post’s 계정의 정확성은 논란의 여지가 없습니다.

워싱턴 포스트, 1998년 4월 6일: 1978년 워싱턴 포스트는 Landow가 애틀랜틱 시티에 카지노를 건설하려는 실패한 노력의 컨설턴트로 워싱턴 불법 도박의 두목인 Joe Nesline을 고용했음을 보여주는 1면 기사를 인쇄했습니다. 당시 Landow는 Nesline이 친구라고 인정했지만 친구의 범죄 과거에 대해 알지 못했다고 부인했습니다. 이제 Landow는 “그 기사에는 많은 부정확한 내용이 있었습니다.”

레이건 부시 시대의 남성 매춘

PAUL M. RODRIGUEZ와 GEORGE ARCHIBALD WASHINGTON TIMES, 1989: 동성애 매춘 조직이 연방 및 지역 당국의 조사를 받고 있으며 고객 중에는 레이건 및 부시 행정부의 주요 관리, 군 장교, 의회 보좌관, 긴밀한 관계에 있는 미국 및 외국 사업가가 포함됩니다. 워싱턴의 정치 엘리트와의 사회적 유대, 워싱턴 타임즈가 입수한 문서 공개. Ring’의 유명 고객 중 한 명은 실제로 매우 잘 연결되어 있어 작년 7월 3일 일요일에 친구들을 위해 백악관 심야 투어를 주선할 수 있었습니다. 오전 1시 특별순회에 참가한 6명 중에는 매춘부 2명이 포함됐다. . . 이 신문의 기자들은 기업 카드와 개인 카드 모두에 사용된 수백 장의 신용 카드 상품권을 조사했으며 동성애 조직이 운영하는 에스코트 서비스에 지불할 수 있었습니다. . . 바우처에 포함되어 있고 매춘부와 에스코트 운영자가 식별한 고객 이름 중에는 정부 관리, 현지에 기반을 둔 미군 장교, 사업가, 변호사, 은행가, 의회 보좌관 및 기타 전문가가 있습니다. . .

KARLYN BARKER, 워싱턴 포스트, 1990년 7월 24일: 당국이 워싱턴 지역에서 가장 큰 남성 매춘 조직이라고 부르는 조직의 지도자로 의심되는 사람이 어제 연방 요원에게 항복하고 자신과 세 명의 공범 혐의에 대해 제기된 공갈 혐의에 대해 무죄를 주장했습니다. . W.V.주 윌리엄슨의 헨리 W. 빈슨(29)은 동성애자 에스코트 서비스를 설치한 혐의로 기소된 탄광의 아들이자 비밀경호국 요원에게 자수한 후 어제 오후 미국 지방법원에서 기소되었습니다. . . 기소 후 기자 회견에서 [U.S. 제이] 스티븐스 변호사는 성매매 알선 혐의에 대한 조사가 마무리되고 어제 공개된 공소장에 대해 성매매 알선을 한 고객이 아니라 이를 알선한 자들에 초점을 맞추고 있다고 말했다. 그 고객 중 일부에 레이건과 부시 행정부의 고위 관리가 포함되어 있다는 이전 보고에 대해 스티븐스는 조사 결과 다른 사람을 대신하여 범죄 행위를 암시하는 추가 행위가 밝혀지지 않았다고 말했습니다. . . Vinson 사건은 지난 여름 Washington Times가 성매매 조직이 정부 관리들의 후원을 받았다는 보고서를 발표한 후 추가 통지를 불러일으켰습니다. The Times는 몇 명의 하급 공무원과 워싱턴의 로비스트이자 파티 제공자인 Craig J. Spence를 고객으로 지목했으며 이들은 백악관을 심야 투어로 친구와 매춘부를 데려갔다고 합니다. 스펜스는 지난 가을 보스턴의 한 호텔 방에서 숨진 채 발견됐으며 당국은 그의 죽음을 자살로 결론지었다.

TIMOTHY MAIER, INSIGHT, 1997년 10월 20일: 협박, 거짓말, 기만은 17개국의 고위 인사들이 전자 감시 대상이 된 것으로 보고된 1993년 시애틀 아시아 태평양 경제 협력체(APEC) 정상 회담에 대한 유일한 적절한 설명일 수 있습니다. 미국 에이전트에 의해. 지난 달 인사이트가 처음 보도한 바와 같이 정보 및 보안 전문가들은 클린턴 행정부가 콘클라베를 도청한 다음 기밀 비밀을 민주당 전국위원회에 제공했다고 밝혔습니다. 이것은 차례로 민주당 금고에 대한 큰 기부를 위해 잠재적인 거액 기부자와 물물교환하기 위한 미끼로 사용되었다고 합니다. 이번 주 스토리는 새로운 우여곡절과 함께 계속 발전했습니다. 국가안전보장회의(NSC)의 전 관리들과 고위급 경제 고문들은 기밀 정보가 정치적 목적으로 유출되었을 수 있다는 점에 대해 여전히 깊은 우려를 표명하고 있습니다. “그것은 협박이 될 것입니다” 클린턴 행정부와의 지속적인 사업 관계로 인해 신원을 밝히지 않을 것을 요청한 전 부시 고위 임명직이 말했습니다. 나는 그 이야기가 완전히 신뢰할 수 있다고 생각합니다. 나는 이 행정부를 지나치지 않을 것입니다. 통찰력은 또한 수천 달러의 리베이트를 수락하는 FBI 요원과 외교관과의 성행위에 가담하도록 소년을 조달하는 것을 포함하여 일련의 범죄 행위 혐의에 대해 이전 보고서에서 자세히 설명했습니다. 심각한 범죄, 백악관은 DNC의 장부를 처리하는 두 개의 서부 해안 법률 회사에 일급 비밀 무역 정보를 제공합니다. . . FBI는 10,000~15,000건의 대화를 모니터링하는 데 사용되는 전자 오디오 및 비디오 감시 장치를 사용하여 300개 이상의 위치를 ​​도청한 것으로 여겨집니다. 이 중 대부분은 위성에서 NSA로 전송된 실시간 데이터입니다. 모니터링 스테이션은 일반적으로 비밀 경호원 주변이나 해군 정보 시설 근처에 배치되었습니다. 그리고 많은 목표가 베트남과의 대규모 계약과 관련이 있다고 소식통은 말합니다. . . 소년들은 15세에서 17세 사이로 추정된다. 이것이 충격적일 수 있지만 어떤 사람들은 그것이 일상적이라고 말합니다. 부시 전 경제보좌관은 "섹스? 항상 하는 일입니다. 외교관이 동반자를 원하면 국무부가 제공합니다. 그것이 남자인지 여자인지는 중요하지 않습니다. 그들은 그것을 위해 특별 기금을 마련했습니다.” 익명을 요구한 또 다른 전직 NSC 관계자는 다른 나라들도 그렇게 한다고 말했습니다. 나는 당신이 상상할 수 있는 모든 성적인 호의를 제안받았다. 나는 항상 그것을 거절했다. 잠시 후 그들은 나를 내버려두고 더 이상 제안하지 않았습니다.”

오데사 마드레

슈퍼맨의 망토를 잡아당기지 마세요. 바람에 침을 뱉지 마십시오. 당신은 Lone Ranger에서 가면을 벗기지 않고, 자기야, 당신은 Odessa를 엉망으로 만들지 않아요, 알겠죠? 나는 늙고 못생겼을 수도 있지만 바보는 아니다. 그것이 내가 '여왕'이 된 이유입니다.'” – 오데사 마드레

Courtland Milloy는 1980년 Washington Post의 멋진 기사에서 Odessa Madre를 다음과 같이 설명합니다. . 1975년 여기 미국 지방 법원에 제출된 한 경찰 진술서에 따르면 ‘지난 40년 동안 불법 활동에서 살아남고 번성할 수 있었던 재치 있고 예리한 형태의 신중함을 실천합니다.’ 그녀의 활동을 모니터링한 후 법원에서 명령한 두 번의 도청과 함께 한 경찰 소식통은 Madre가 집에서 자주 파티를 열었고 / 당연히 Madre 양은 그녀를 위해 코카인, 헤로인, 마리화나를 여러 그릇 준비했다고 법정 기록에 인용했습니다. 손님’ 기쁨.’ 그러나 그녀는 최근 인터뷰에서 그 설명에 항의했습니다.

1980년까지 Madre는 48년 동안 57건의 혐의로 30번이나 잡혔고 그 중 7건은 연방 교도소에 수감되었습니다. 그녀는 나가서 링컨 콘티넨탈을 샀고 3년 형을 마치고 캐딜락 세비야를 샀습니다.

Madre는 흑인과 아일랜드인이 혼재된 지역에서 자랐으며, 아일랜드인은 DC 경찰이 많이 거주하며 결국에는 종종 어린 시절 친구를 찾곤 했습니다. “흑인과 아일랜드인은 정말 잘 어울렸다” Madre는 Milloy에게 말했습니다. 그들은 그들끼리 싸울 것이지만 우리는 서로 싸우지 않을 것입니다. 카우타운 밖에 있는 누군가가 아일랜드인과 싸우러 온다면 흑인들은 벽돌을 덩어리로 던질 것입니다. 우리는 대가족 같았습니다.” Milloy 씁니다: “이렇게 해서 경찰청 직원들과 길고 풍요로운 관계가 시작되었습니다. Madre’의 소꿉친구는 자라면서 아버지처럼 경찰서의 대위, 중위, 심지어 경감이 되었습니다. 해가 지나고 Madre가 악명 높은 ‘Queen’’, 많은 어린 시절 친구는 그녀가 한때 이탈리아와 독일 아이들과의 ‘Great Rock Chunkin’ Wars’에서 그들의 동포였다는 것을 잊을 수 없었습니다. .”

1940년대 전성기에 Madre는 연간 약 100,000달러를 벌었고 적어도 6개의 외설적인 집, 책 제작 작업 및 Club Madre로 알려진 2204 14번가에 본사를 두고 있었습니다. 공연자 중에는 Moms Mabley, Count Basie 및 Nat King Cole이 있습니다.

오랜 시간 거주자들은 Madre가 그녀의 클럽으로 걸어 들어가고 그녀의 소녀들을 따라 갔고 12개의 긴 줄기가 있는 장미가 있는 테이블에 앉아 있었던 것을 기억합니다. 그들은 또한 소녀들이 일요일에 쉬고 Madre’s 장소의 베란다에서 휴식을 취하는 모습을 볼 수 있었다고 회상합니다.

1952년 D.C.의 조직 범죄를 표적으로 한 Kefauver 위원회는 지역 마피아들이 경찰에 대한 보상 패턴을 발견했으며, 주로 Madre를 통해 유입되었습니다. Milloy는 두 명의 상사가 Madre의 보수를 거부하고 그녀를 포함한 노련한 도박꾼의 체포에 참여했기 때문에 강등되고 학교 횡단 임무에 배정되었다고 증언했습니다. 그들을 강등시킨 상관은 존 머피였다고 증언했다. ‘그래, 나는 그를 알고 있었다’ Mandre가 말했다. "카우타운에서 그와 함께 자랐습니다." 다른 경찰관들로부터 Madre가 거의 1년 동안 ‘ice’ 급여로 한 달에 2,000달러를 경찰경감인 James Barrett에게 지불했다는 증언도 있었습니다. ‘누군가 돈을 주어야 했습니다.'”

Madre’ 모든 것에 대한 자신의 평가: “그만한 가치가 있었다고? 꼬마야, 범죄로 돈이 되는지 궁금해? 네, 네. 엄청나게 많은 돈을 지불합니다. 그리고 돈은 무언가입니다. 나는 당신이 누구인지 상관하지 않습니다. 당신이 돈을 벌면 당신의 말을 잘 들어줄 음탕한 마음이 있기 때문에 당신은 많은 문을 열 수 있습니다. 그리고 그 돈을 보여주면 . . . 당신이 뭉치를 가지고 있다면, 그들은 당신이 Tootsie Roll인 것처럼 당신에게 빨려 들어갈 것입니다.”

다른 이야기

제프 개논

갑작스럽고 다소 지연된 움직임으로 리뷰는 마침내 Jeff Gannon의 이야기에 주목하기 시작했습니다. 우리는 원래 어떤 사람이 백악관 기자 회견에서 소프트볼 질문을 하기 위해 돈을 받는 경우라고 생각했는데, 훨씬 더 일반적인 기자들이 무료로 질문하는 것보다 비열한 일이 아닙니다. 그러나 섹스 앵글과 워싱턴에서 공직을 해고할 수 있는 유일한 사유는 불법 유모 또는 게이 섹스라는 사실을 깨달았습니다.

DC에는 크고 행복한 게이 커뮤니티가 있기 때문에 게이 남자를 똑바로 쳐다보는 것이 그런 문제에 빠지는 것이 약간 이상하게 보일 수 있지만 이러한 행위에는 때때로 정부 호의를 위한 뇌물 또는 협박과 같은 덜 유쾌한 활동이 수반됩니다. 또한 Wayne Madsen이 쓴 것처럼 GOP 소아성애자와 남성 매춘 조직에 대한 지속적인 보고가 있었습니다.

DC의 섹스와 부패 정치는 새로운 것이 아닙니다. 예를 들어 남북 전쟁 중에 수도에는 450개의 매춘 업소가 있었습니다. 그러나 워싱턴 신화의 일부는 Jim Lehrer Illusion이라고 부를 수 있는 것입니다. 즉, DC의 모든 사람들은 둘러앉아 정책 대안에 대해 합리적으로 토론하는 것입니다. 사실 워싱턴 정치는 비겁함, 뇌물 수수, 공갈, 속임수, 두려움, 오랜 친구와 심지어 나이든 몸에 대한 충성, 동거, 섹스, 단순한 범죄에 의해 크게 좌우됩니다. 그렇지 않은 척하는 기자들은 무슨 일이 일어나고 있는지 이해하지 못하거나 누군가를 위해 취재하고 있습니다.

대중은 종종 워싱턴 스캔들의 중요성을 단순한 장난, 개인의 실패 또는 사적인 범죄로 가정하여 오해합니다. DC에서 성범죄와 범죄가 다른 점은 적어도 권력자들이 관련되어 있을 때 협박할 기회가 훨씬 더 많고 사건을 은폐하는 기술이 훨씬 더 많다는 것입니다.

공갈은 한 정부 부서의 구성원이 다른 부서 구성원에 대해, 로비스트가 의회 구성원에 대해, 경찰이 원하는 사람에 대해, 그리고 외국 세력에 의해 사용될 수 있습니다. 예를 들어, 국회의원을 계속 구매하게 하는 한 가지 방법은 로비스트가 그에게 고급 매춘부를 제공하는 것입니다. 그리고 이스라엘과 보리스 옐친 모두 미국 대중이 알기 전에 빌 클린턴과 모니카 르윈스키의 불륜에 대해 분명히 알고 있었다는 점은 주목할 만합니다.

도시의 생태학은 대중의 반감이 커지면 협박범의 표적이 되기 쉬워지기 때문에 게이 섹스에 특히 중요성을 부여합니다. 몇 년 전 DC 경찰이 게이를 방문한 사람들을 대상으로 강탈 공갈을 벌인 것으로 밝혀진 사례를 목격하십시오. 바.

마지막으로, 참여 공무원이 종종 발견된 범죄에 대해 조사하거나 공개된 관행을 금지, 처벌 또는 억압하려고 시도했기 때문에 부적절함의 노출은 거의 필연적으로 위선의 문제를 제기합니다. 더 아이러니한 예 중 하나는 1960년대에 백인 남부 상원의원이 흑인 매춘부와 함께 잡혔을 때였습니다. 민권 운동가는 이렇게 말했습니다. “오, 그는 일몰에서 일몰까지의 인종차별주의자 중 하나일 뿐입니다.” 워싱턴은 일몰에서 일몰까지의 도덕주의자로 가득합니다.

부시 기자 회견에서 동성애 식물에 관한 이야기에는 이러한 특성이 있습니다. 예를 들어, 개넌 문제 이후 조지 부시가 기자 회견에서 헌법에 대한 수정안의 신성함을 지지하게 될지 궁금합니다.

또한, Gannon’s 사이트의 군사 서브텍스트는 유사한 반추를 암시합니다. One might even speculate on the homoerotic themes of military service and behavior or even on war as the ultimate closeted gay sado-masochistic affair. If so, what a price the world has paid for its homophobia.

The ability to cover up scandal or crime is also much greater in Washington. This may be accomplished by relying on the social club rules of the federal city, through the aid of acquiescent journalists, by official spin or censorship, or by resort to the capital’s various law enforcement agencies, each one beholden for budget and top appointments to some federal department.

For example, both the Attorney General and the U.S. Attorney (who handles all DC crimes) are appointed by the president. The FBI, DEA, National Park police and the Secret Service, not to mention the Aqueduct police, all work for the president. And the Metropolitan Police Department and the Capitol Police are under the thumb of Congress, which approves their budgets and exercises behind-the-scenes authority. There is not a single police agency within the boundaries of Washington that does not report to the politicians of Congress or the White House.

WAYNE MADSEN, ONLINE JOURNAL – Details are emerging that threaten to immerse the Bush administration in a major scandal. “Gannongate,” which is only now being mentioned by the mainstream news media, threatens to expose a potentially damaging GOP pedophile and male prostitution ring dating back to the 1980s and the administration of George H. W. Bush. James D. Guckert, using the name Jeff Gannon and possibly other aliases, was also running gay porn sites, one with a U.S. Marine Corps theme that solicited males for prostitution. . .

Gannon bypassed established Secret Service security controls, including a background check requiring a social security number, to obtain a White House press pass that identified him by an alias, an action seen by many seasoned Washington journalists as only being possible if he had favorable treatment from White House staff. . . One White House reporter expressed revulsion over the fact that it was [Ari] Fleischer who took away press credential from the late long-time White House correspondent Sarah McClendon and handed them to Gannon. .

Gannongate is reminiscent of a huge political scandal that surfaced in Nebraska in 1989 when it was learned that Lawrence King, the head of Franklin Community Credit Union in Omaha and a rising African American star in the GOP (he sang the national anthem at George H. W. Bush’s 1988 nominating convention in New Orleans), was a kingpin, along with top Republicans in Nebraska and Washington, DC, including George H. W. Bush, in a child prostitution and pedophilia scandal. King was later convicted and jailed for fraud but pedophile and prostitution charges were never brought against him and other Nebraska Republican businessmen and politicians.

The scandal, investigated by Nebraska State Senator Loran Schmit, his assistant John DeCamp (a former GOP State Senator), State Senate Committee investigator Gary Caradori, and former CIA Director William Colby, reached the very top echelons of the George H. W. Bush administration and GOP. Child prostitutes from Boys Town and other orphanages in Nebraska as well as children procured from China were reportedly flown to Washington for sexcapades with Republican politicians. GOP lobbyist Craig Spence and a number of GOP officials in the administration and Congress were implicated in the scandal, including Labor Secretary Elizabeth Dole’s liaison to the White House. Young male members of the military in Washington, DC were particularly sought after by the prostitution ring. During the early 1980s, a number of naval officers were implicated in a child pornography ring that extended from Oregon to the San Francisco Bay area and to Chicago and Washington, DC. The story about that ring was covered up by then-Secretary of the Navy John Lehman.

The Nebraska pedophile scandal was similarly covered up on orders from the highest levels of power in the Bush White House. Caradori and his young son were killed in a suspicious plane crash in Illinois in 1990. Colby was found floating dead in the Chesapeake Bay, near his home, in 1996. Craig Spence allegedly committed suicide in 1989. Witnesses, many of whom were abused themselves, were intimidated and subsequently jailed in Nebraska and the investigation of the pedophile scandal eventually collapsed. . .

JOHN ARAVOISIS, AMERICA BLOG – A news producer for a major network just told me that Gannon told the producer the US was going to attack Iraq four hours before President Bush announced it to the nation. According to the producer, Gannon specifically told them that in four hours the president was going to be making a speech to the nation announcing that the US was bombing Iraq. The producer told me they were surprised that Gannon, working with such a small news outfit, could have access to such information, but “what did you know, he was right,” the producer said today. The producer went on to say that Gannon often had correct scoops on major stories. .

DC MADAM

REPORT: DC MADAM WAS A CIA FAVORITE

WAYNE MADSEN REPORT There was no mistake that when Deborah Jeane Palfrey’s phone records were made public by order of US Judge Gladys Kessler, shortly before she asked to be reassigned from the case, that Palfrey’s Pamela Martin & Associates escort agency had some very intriguing clientele. If one were to have mapped the phone numbers on Palfrey’s list, McLean, Virginia would have looked like the epicenter of an earthquake. McLean is the home to the CIA, Washington’s top politicians, and assorted foreign and domestic business movers and shakers who travel in and out of the CIA’s shadow. . .

As she left her Orlando condo for her mother’s home [shortly before her alleged suicide], Palfrey was noticed taking a few suitcases with a white paper file box. Palfrey told the [building] manager the box contained some important papers, possibly having to do with her escort business. . .

In fact, it is a certainty that one of the actual “corporate clients” of the PMA agency was the CIA itself. Palfrey’s escorts included college professors, a naval officer, a legal secretary for one of Washington’s top international law firms, essentially those who would be reliable to pick up needed intelligence from a designated target. PMA’s clients included as many foreign political and business leaders as American ones. It was the potential for blackmail and seeking favors that made PMA, in business for over 13 years, a favorite for the CIA. No other escort agency in the Washington area provided the top-level credentials possessed by PMA. For that reason, PMA was the agency of choice for the CIA. . .

On September 1, 2007, WMR reported: “WMR has learned that on August 31, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the indicted Pamela Martin & Associates proprietor, filed a ‘Motion for Pretrial Conference to Consider Matters Relating to classified information’ under the ‘Classified Information Procedures Act’ with the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC. The purpose of the filing alerts the government that Palfrey’s defense will likely involved the disclosure of evidence and identities presently deemed ‘classified” by the U.S. government.'”

The CIPA is only invoked in cases when classified national security information must be revealed. It is now clear that Palfrey, who never admitted to this editor any links between her agency and the CIA, was a contractor for the spy agency. Palfrey’s citing of CIPA is an indication that she signed a non-disclosure agreement with the CIA stating that she would never reveal classified information as a result of her special relationship with the agency unless authorized to do so. Palfrey’s non-disclosure agreement would have resulted in her making no comment to the press about any relationship. However, it must be stated that Palfrey always insisted to this editor that it was quite possible that some of her employees may have had a relationship with U.S. intelligence but that she would not necessarily know that to be the case.

Palfrey was never comfortable with her court-appointed attorney Preston Burton. Burton once was a partner in the law office of Plato Cacheris in Washington. Cacheris’ name is synonymous in DC circles with CIA scandals, particularly those dealing in espionage. Burton’s resume of clients is a “Who’s Who” of the past two decades of spy scandals: the CIA’s Soviet spy Aldrich Ames, the FBI’s Soviet spy Robert Hanssen, Oliver North’s secretary Fawn Hall, Watergate convicted Attorney General John Mitchell, and Monica Lewinsky. Burton, himself, was involved in the defense of Ames, Hanssen, Lewinsky, as well as Ana Belen Montes, a former Defense Intelligence Agency analyst convicted of spying for Cuba.

The top CIA cases involved the US Eastern District of Virginia court in Alexandria, where Plato Cacheris’ brother, James Cacheris, serves as a senior judge. Known as the “rocket docket,” Plato and James Cacheris have overseen a number of espionage cases, including Ames, that saw quick pleas and lifetime prison sentences. Mention the name Cacheris in Washington, DC and CIA comes instantly to mind among those who know the game. Palfrey was obviously aware of the CIA’s past use of “rocket dockets” in Alexandria and Washington and the “exchange” of emails between U.S. Judge James Robertson, federal prosecutors William Cowden and Daniel Butler, and Burton on the weekend before Burton agreed to not call any defense witnesses and allow the case to be sent directly to the jury was a sure indication of outside interference in the case. Robertson, who replaced Kessler after she requested to be reassigned, promised to reveal the emails to the public, indicating he was legally required to do so. To date, to our knowledge, they have not been released. . .

There is another interesting postscript to the Palfrey case. Palfrey, after deciding to close down PMA and move to Europe, chose to buy an apartment in the former East Berlin. This editor discussed this with Palfrey and the consensus was that, for European prices, there were some good deals on real estate in eastern Berlin as the former Soviet sector has lagged behind in improving infrastructure. However, it was intriguing that Palfrey, who spent her time mostly in California and Florida, would have known about a good deal in East Berlin. Or did one of her agency handlers recommend it as the perfect place to get away from the “game” in Washington?

PALFREY SUICIDE NOTES RELEASED

THE PALFREY SUICIDE

NSEW DEATHS could cause as much relief in Washington as did the alleged suicide of DC Madam Deborah Jean Palfrey. One need only consider the rapid demise of Governor Eliot Spitzer after it was discovered he had used a similar escort service to realize that Palfrey was not welcomed by many of the capital’s powerful men as a living repository of their sexual habits.

We are not speaking of a small number. Palfrey estimated her business involved some 10,000 clients – most in and around the most powerful city in America.

This is not to say that Palfrey did not commit suicide, only that her name may be reasonably added to those whose cause of death can not be – and may never be – firmly determined.

She will not be the first such death in recent American politics. At least nine persons involved in some way with the Clintons also committed suicide under less than certain circumstances, most notably Vincent Foster. Nearly 30 others also suffered from Arkansas sudden death syndrome, but clearly at someone else’s hand.

What we do know about Palfrey is that her operation had some 10,000 male clients, and not one has been subject to legal prosecution. Two of the women involved, Jean Palfrey and Brandy Britton, both allegedly committed suicide and both by hanging. Palfrey indicated she didn’t know whether Britton killed herself, saying, “There are many, many family members who say this was not the case.” When radio host Alex Jones said to Palfrey in 2007, “And you’re not planning to commit suicide,” Palfrey responded, “And I’m not planning to commit suicide.”

There is no apparent logic for the massive legal assault on Palfrey. In fact, prostitution isn’t even a federal crime she was charged under federal racketeering law. When her house was raided a year and a half ago, the swat squad went through everything but curiously ignored 46 boxes of information about her clients. Interestingly also, the attack began in earnest immediately after Palfrey had put her house on the market, closed her business, and transferred some money to Germany where she planned to retire. In fact, she was in Germany when US postal inspectors, pretending to be home buyers, illegally sought entrance into her house from a realtor without a warrant.

You add up the little pieces and it is clear that something much bigger than prostitution was involved. Was Palfrey being threatened because she had, in effect, decided to leave the mob taking along her many tales? Was she a bit player in some much larger blackmail operation? And did she end her life or did someone do it for her?

Our approach to such matters is to treat them as open cases. We do not presume a conspiracy, but neither do we accept the establishment’s approach of rushing to the conclusion most comfortable to itself. In this case, for example, there are some 10,000 members of the establishment with a vested interest in not examining the evidence too much.

We do know that the Palfrey case was one of the strangest prosecutions the capital has ever seen. Judges, prosecutors, the media and the political elite all seemed extraordinarily determined to put a cap on how much information the case revealed. So far, they have been quite successful.

AP The body of Deborah Jeane Palfrey was found in a shed near her mother’s home about 20 miles northwest of Tampa. Police said the 52-year-old Palfrey left at least two suicide notes and other writings to her family in a notebook, but they did not disclose their contents. Palfrey apparently hanged herself with nylon rope from the shed’s ceiling. Her mother discovered the body. . . Blanche Palfrey had no sign that her daughter was suicidal, and there was no immediate indication that alcohol or drugs were involved, police Capt. Jeffrey Young said. . .

“I am sure as heck am not going to be going to federal prison for one day, let alone, you know, four to eight years here, because I’m shy about bringing in the deputy secretary of whatever,” Palfrey told ABC last year when she released phone records that revealed some of her clients. “Not for a second. I’ll bring every last one of them in if necessary.”

Dan Moldea, a Washington writer who befriended Palfrey while considering writing a book about her, said she was cautiously optimistic about her trial, even when the case went before the jury. After the conviction, Moldea sent her an e-mail but didn’t hear back. A week later, he said, he sent another note entitled “A Concerned Friend” asking whether she was OK. Again, he didn’t hear back. After hearing of her death, he recalled a conversation over dinner last year when the subject of prison came up. “She said, ‘I am not going back to prison. I will commit suicide first,'” Moldea said.

TIME Palfrey contacted Moldea last year to provide her help writing a book. “She had done time once before [for prostitution],” Moldea recalls. “And it damn near killed her. She said there was enormous stress – it made her sick, she couldn’t take it, and she wasn’t going to let that happen to her again.” . . .

When a former employee of Palfrey’s, Brandy Britton, hanged herself before going to trial, Palfrey told the press, “I guess I’m made of something that Brandy Britton wasn’t made of.”

Palfrey’s trial, which concluded in mid-April with a conviction, is one of very few such cases prosecuted in the federal courts. Most prostitution violations are dealt with at the state or municipal level, and attract little publicity. In the Palfrey case, prosecutors obliged a string of obviously embarrassed clients and employees of the escort service to appear on the witness stand and testify under oath. Nearly all testified that they had engaged in sexual acts in exchange for money, a version of events that contradicted Palfrey’s claims that she had been running a high-end sexual fantasy service – and that any actual sexual activity was against the rules, and clearly stated when employees were hired. .

It was Palfrey’s phone records that led to problems for prominent Washington figures once her prosecution got under way. She had thousands of pages, including 10,000 to 15,000 numbers of clients calling in to her California residence. Besides Sen. Vitter, others whose names appeared on those records included Randall Tobias, a senior State Department official in charge of foreign aid – who had publicly inveighed against prostitution and who quickly resigned after his name was made public. Harlan Ullman, a well-known military specialist at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank, was also identified.

According to Moldea, who last year examined Palfrey’s phone records and discovered the name of Vitter, a Republican, as a client of Palfrey’s escort service – Pamela Martin & Associates – the last time he saw Palfrey in person was less than week before her conviction on prostitution charges on April 15. “A friend and I met with Jeanne and we had a sushi lunch near the courtroom,” he said. “She was upbeat and hopeful. She felt the prosecution had not made the case and that she was going to walk. She was hopeful to the end.” But, when the jury came in with her conviction, she reportedly was taken aback. “When I heard that I knew that, for her, it was all over. There is no question in my mind that she took her own life.”

HUGH SPRUNT, CAS BB – [Palfrey] undertook a number of actions prior to her death that were not consistent with a despondent/depressed person contemplating suicide. . . She tried to get her hands on at least one stock investment (that was declining in value like many stocks these days) so she could sell it and reinvest the proceeds (The feds had seized her investments as security for her being able to pay any fine associated with her eventual criminal penalties that likely would include a lot of jail time). Her attorneys and at least some of the reporters who covered her story have stated that she didn’t appear suicidal to them

PROGRESSIVE REVIEW, MARCH 2008 – One thing is clear about the so-called DC Madam aka Deborah Jeane Palfrey case: there is a stunning contrast between the lid being kept on the names of male clients in this matter and the interest of the media compared to the speed with which Eliot Spitzer name became notorious in a similar DC case. Admittedly the alleged charges for a prostitute in the DC Madam case were far less than in the Emperor operation, but both were sufficient to attract the police.

Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen reported a name in the DC Madam case that was even more famous than Spitzers’ but there has been no denial and no libel suit, not to mention a striking lack of curiosity by the Washington press. Our own best guess as to why the DC Madam client list is being handled so gingerly: the appearance on it of too many good news sources not to mention the possibility of a few well known. media types as well.

Madsen reported dozens of high profile clients as well as a gag by top executives on the ABC reporters who were allowed to see the telephone list, allegedly after pressure from the White House. The story, in any case, is bizarre to say the least:

DEBORAH JEANE PALFREY, JULY 2007 – During the period when the decision to take the records off the market was made, Senior Executive Producer Rhonda Schwartz for Brian Ross, of ABC News, in New York approached [attorney] Mr. Sibley and me about the records. Told ABC News “does not pay for information,” they nonetheless would incur in our circumstance the expense of culling the billing invoices for possible witnesses, leads and general information, which ultimately could be beneficial to my defense.

Having gotten estimates at the time for the cost to research and back-track telephone numbers, along with subsequent owner data (tens of thousands of dollars), we gladly accepted ABC’s offer of assistance. In return, ABC asked that they be given exclusivity regarding the first public interview with me and more importantly, all of the phone records for years 1993 to 2006.

While the laborious task of copying and transferring the enormous amount of data to ABC was ongoing, the government went to Judge Kessler and obtained the current restraining order prohibiting either my civil counsel, Mr. Sibley or me from further distribution of the records. The government’s justification for the temporary injunction was witness harassment and intimidation — having abandoned its prior rationalization, i.e. asset forfeiture. Consequently, ABC received only 80% of years 2002 thru 2006.

Contrary to popular belief, they never had a complete set of all 13 years. In the final analysis, it really didn’t matter whether ABC had 4 years or 13, their constant assurances and reassurances to Mr. Sibley and me that they could be trusted with my story — for the almost two months they researched 2002 to 2006 — fell flat on May 4, when the much hyped, sweep’s week 20/20 broadcast failed to deliver even one revelation this despite, a major ad campaign blitz on the part of the network to the contrary. Both Mr. Sibley and I can attest to the fact — having been an integral part of the 7 1/2 week vetting process — that there were and are noteworthy names to be named, in the four years. Why ABC chose to jump ship seemingly at the eleventh hour would be pure speculation, here. The bottom line is that they did and by doing so, they did a tremendous disservice to the American people..

WAYNE MADSEN REPORT MAY 2007 – The corporate media still does not get it about the so-called “Washington Madam” case. Beyond just another titillating DC sex scandal, this affair involves the U.S. Attorneys firings, massive bribery involving military and homeland security contracts, and potential blackmail of high government officials. WMR can report that Disney and ABC executives spiked the Washington Madam story at the very last . . . The decision by Disney and ABC to kill the 20/20 story resulted in a shocked news staff at ABC News’ DeSales Street bureau across the street from the Mayflower Hotel, one of the rendezvous points for some Pamela Martin clients. Our sources stated that Ross, Schwartz, Rood, and others at ABC tried their best to get the story out but were overruled by senior executives at ABC in New York and Disney headquarters in Burbank, California who, in turn, were under heavy pressure from the Bush White House.

The Washington Madam case also involves criminal conspiracy and malfeasance within the Justice Department, Internal Revenue Service, and Postal Inspection Service. Palfrey’s case file was not opened until June 2004 after she had been in business for over a decade without any pressure from the government. After Baltimore Police Commissioner and later Maryland State Police Superintendent Ed Norris was charged in May 2004 with three criminal counts by US Attorney Thomas DiBiagio, the IRS opened a file on Palfrey the following month. It is clear that with Norris, a 20 year veteran of the New York Police Department, facing up to 30 years in prison, he entered into a plea bargain with DiBiagio. In return for his cooperation, which included Norris naming Pamela Martin as one of the recipients of Baltimore Police supplemental accounts money, he got six months in prison and six months home detention. Norris now hosts a radio show in Baltimore.

DiBiagio’s assistant US Attorney Jonathan Luna, who once worked at the Brooklyn District Attorneys’ office when a probe was being conducted of both Norris and his friend, former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, was on to Norris’ corruption in Baltimore. Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley appointed Norris as police commissioner but soon became disenchanted with his performance. After his relection as Governor in 2002, Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich appointed Norris as Maryland State Police Superintendent. Luna was brutally murdered near the Pennsylvania Turnpike in December 2003.

DC CITY DESK, MAY 2007 The judge in the Jeanne Palfrey case has issued a temporary restraining order on Palfrey and her civil attorney to keep them from releasing more information about her clients to the news media. This strengthens suspicions that the judge and ABC News – which was given Palfrey’s records – may be trying to suppress some of these names, especially since one the names being circulated around town is an extremely high White House official. Basically, the problem is this: if Jean Palfrey committed a crime so did all her clients and they are not entitled to the protection they are being given. In the best of worlds, prostitution would not be a crime but under the circumstances there is only one honest choice in this matter: either drop the case or open the files. Otherwise it is fair to wonder whether there is a cover-up going on of criminal activity by prominent Washingtonians

NEWS 8, DC, MAY 2007 – A lawyer for alleged Washington madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey wants ABC News to disclose the identity of a federal prosecutor identified in a recent news report as a client of Palfrey’s escort service. In a letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Palfrey’s civil lawyer, Montgomery Blair Sibley, contends that the Justice Department should compel ABC to disclose the prosecutor’s identity and whether he had any role in the Palfrey investigation. . .

BALTIMORE EXAMINER, MAY 2007 – A woman accused of running a Washington-area prostitution ring says former University of Maryland professor Brandy Britton worked for her. Britton told The Examiner before her death that she previously worked for an escort service called East Coast Elites, but she never mentioned Deborah Jeane Palfrey or her firm, Pamela Martin & Associates, during a series of interviews with this newspaper. . . Britton committed suicide in January, days before she was scheduled to stand trial on prostitution charges and be evicted from her $600,000 Ellicott City home. She faced up to a year in prison on each count, but Howard County prosecutors said that if convicted, she likely wouldn’t have served any time. Britton’s Howard County police file makes no mention of Palfrey or her escort service. Police said Britton was working alone when arrested in January 2006, and they have not connected her case to Palfrey. . . Although Britton said her clients included “police, lawyers and judges,” her notes don’t appear to include the names of prominent people. They contain many partial names and code names, including notes for appointments with men identified only as “Robert,” “Bernard” and “David.” Next to their names, she sometimes wrote the callers’ purported occupations, such as “Dr.” or “Accountant.” Britton was a former assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She resigned in 1999. . . . “I thought I would hate the job, and I’d just have to do it,” she said. “But I really liked it, and I made some really good friends, and I like men more than I ever did before. It’s a long story, but as a feminist it made me see things differently. They love their families and their kids. They’re good guys that really love their wives.”

ABC NEWS BLOTTER – MAY 2007 Some of the most in-demand women working for the “D.C. Madam” were in their 50s, according to the woman at the center of the scandal. “There was never an age limit. I hired women well into their 50s,” Deborah Jeane Palfrey told ABC News. “They were some of the most popular women on staff.”. . . From career professionals to graduate students, most women who came to Palfrey to work did so because they needed money — to pay off credit card debt, cover school loans or pay tuition fees, according to Palfrey. . . “Many of these girls were a lot of talk and no action — as most people seem to be from time to time,” Palfrey said. Many applicants would initially be very willing, but when they went on their first appointment “they just freeze and they think, ‘I don’t know if I can do this.'”. . . “It was very boring, mostly,” Palfrey told ABC News. “Very ‘Groundhog Day,’ the same thing over and over and over and over, and over. For me, anyway.”. . . For their part, the clients were typically decent to Palfrey’s women, she said. “I had many gals tell me that their boyfriends treated them, oh, just purely awful. And they would go to many of these appointments, and the man would have roses waiting for them. And nobody had ever given them roses before.”. . . “I think I empowered a lot of women. I got a lot of women through graduate school. I think the people that used the service were by and large quite pleased.”

CHANNEL 9 – MAY 2007 – A legal secretary at one of Washington’s most prominent and well-connected law firms, Akin Gump Strauss Houer & Feld LLP, has been suspended after telling her bosses she secretly worked at night for the escort service run by the so-called D.C. Madam, Jeane Palfrey. The woman both serviced clients and, at times, helped to run the business, Palfrey told ABC News in an interview to be broadcast on 󈬄/20” Friday. The firm said it would not make her name public.

According to e-mails the woman sent to Palfrey on her Akin Gump account, she “enjoyed and even missed” the work she did at night for Palfrey, who has been charged by federal prosecutors with running a large scale prostitution ring. “Perhaps not the weekly grind, but was thinking that a day a week would be fun and spa money,” the legal secretary wrote to Palfrey last year, after Palfrey had closed her business and was considering whether to re-open it.

The Akin Gump secretary was described by Palfrey as an “absolutely lovely gal,” who was working as an escort “to go back to school and get her education, to finish her college degree.”

Considered one of the most powerful firms in Washington, Akin Gump partners make up a who’s who of Washington insiders, including Vernon Jordan, former Speaker of the House Tom Foley, former Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson, former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman and co-founder Robert Strauss, an adviser to numerous presidents.

CAROL D. LEONNIG, WASHINGTON POST MAY 2007 – A former client of the woman accused of being the D.C. madam is trying to block his name from being aired on an ABC News program about her escort business and the men who patronized it, saying publicity would amount to witness intimidation, ABC said yesterday. In a letter to ABC, Steven Salky, the man’s attorney, wrote that he has “reason to believe” that his client could be named tomorrow in a 󈬄/20” report about an alleged prostitution ring run by Deborah Jeane Palfrey, ABC said. Salky would not identify the man. The client expects to be a prosecution witness in Palfrey’s federal trial on racketeering charges, Salky told ABC. Identifying him would violate a court order barring harassment of potential witnesses, he said. . .

CHANNEL FOUR, DC APRIL 2007 – A woman charged with running a D.C.-area prostitution ring on made good on her threat to identify high-profile clients, naming a military strategist who developed the combat theories known as “shock and awe” as a regular customer in court papers. Harlan K. Ullman, a senior associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, was named in court papers filed by Deborah Jeane Palfrey, who is acting as her own lawyer. Ullman, in a brief telephone interview, declined comment on the claim. “The allegations are beneath the dignity of a comment,” he said. . . Palfrey said in her motion that Ullman “is only one of dozens of such officials” who will be exposed as she prepares her defense.

HENRY K LEE, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, APRIL 2007 – Palfrey’s business records include 46 pounds of phone bills of some 15,000 clients of her business, Pamela Martin and Associates, Sibley said. Palfrey originally threatened to sell those records to pay for her defense, but a judge barred her from doing so. Authorities said Palfrey’s alleged prostitution ring involved 132 college-educated women and generated more than $2 million.

SMOKING GUN, MARCH 2007 – Federal prosecutors want to gag an indicted former Washington, D.C. madam who has recently threatened to go public with details about her former customers. In a motion filed Monday in U.S. District Court, investigators are seeking a protective order covering discovery material to be provided to Deborah Palfrey and her lawyers.

Palfrey, 50, was indicted last week on racketeering and money laundering charges stemming from her operation of the Pamela Martin & Associates escort service, which closed last summer after 13 years in business. In their motion, government lawyers claim that some discovery documents contain “personal information” about Palfrey’s former johns and prostitutes that is “sensitive.” . .

According to the prosecution motion, while Palfrey and her lawyers would be able to use the discovery material to help prepare a defense, they would not be allowed to disclose the documents to anyone else (nor use the material for any other purposes). Palfrey, whose assets were frozen late last year, has recently floated the idea of selling her escort business’s phone records. She has also “made statements that could be considered veiled threats to cause embarrassment to former customers and employees,” according to the motion. . . .

Before closing her business, Palfrey operated a web site touting Pamela Martin & Associates as “the best adult agency around,” claiming that it had an “ongoing repeat clientele rate of 65-75%.” Palfrey’s site also advertised for escorts. Prospective hookers, she noted, had to be at least 23 years old with two or more years of college. And her $275-an-appointment employees had to be “weight proportionate to height.”

WASHINGTON POST – Ms. Palfreys business, which operated from 1993 to 2006, had 15,000 customers and a pool of 130 or so escorts, ranging in age from 23 to 55, who worked as independent contractors, she said in one court filing. “Best selection and availability before 9 p.m. each evening,” one advertisement she ran said. Over the six years before the business shut down, she collected more than $750,000 from the escorts, with whom she split fees for each call, federal officials said in court filings.

AMY SCHATZ, WALL STREET JOURNAL – ABC News reported on one of its blogs that men on the list include “a Bush administration economist, the head of a conservative think tank, a prominent CEO, several lobbyists and a handful of military officials.”

ABC NEWS BLOTTER – Even call girls get performance reviews, at least the ones who worked for Jeane Palfrey’s Washington, D.C., escort service. “Without being overtly vulgar, a pair of tits and an ass, without accompanying brains, sophistication, LOOKS and carriage, just won’t cut it in this business or at least, not with this particular agency!!” wrote Palfrey in a monthly newsletter sent to the women who worked for her. . . In a January 1994 newsletter, she wrote, “Congress is back in session. This always helps to boost business.” In another edition, she complained, “That damn Monday night football…ruines [sic] business every single Monday night!”. . . “Organization and efficiency need to be, No, must be the bedrock from which the on-call escort service operates,” reads one passage from 1993. In that particular article, Palfrey encouraged her employees (“girls,” as she called them) to invest in cellular phones. “Searching for pay phones in strange places and driving in circles when lost are extraordinarily exasperating and frustrating experiences, which need not be,” Palfrey counseled. . . In one issue, Palfrey even gave a product endorsement. “Victoria’s Secret,” she wrote, “is the only place a Pamela Martin girl shops.”

FIVE WASHINGTON LAWYERS CONTACT ALLEGED MADAM TO SEE IF THEIR CLIENTS ARE ON HER LIST

WASHINGTON POST – [Alleged madam Deborah] Palfrey’s flamboyant attorney, Montgomery Blair Sibley, said Friday that he has been contacted by five lawyers recently, asking whether their clients’ names are on Palfrey’s list of 10,000 to 15,000 phone numbers. Some, Sibley said, have inquired about whether accommodations could be made to keep their identities private. ABC is expected to air a report on Palfrey and her clients on 󈬄/20” on May 4, during sweeps.

More revelations are in the offing. Ross said the list includes the names of some “very prominent people,” as well as a number of women with “important and serious jobs” who had worked as escorts for the firm.

The disclosures have been made sparely and artfully. Two weeks ago, in court documents about calling former clients to testify on her behalf, Palfrey named Harlan K. Ullman, an academic whose main claim to fame was a scholarly paper he wrote more than a decade ago on the military strategy known as “shock and awe.” Responded Ullman: “It doesn’t deserve the dignity of a response.”

Sibley also filed notice that he intends to depose political consultant Dick Morris in a separate civil proceeding. Morris would not comment.

US AID DIRECTOR WHO USED ESCORT SERVICE ALSO REQUIRED GROUPS SIGN ANTI-PROSTITUTION LOYALTY OATH

THINK PROGRESS – U.S. AID director Randall Tobias, who resigned yesterday upon admitting that he frequented a Washington escort service, oversaw a controversial policy advocated by the religious right that required any US-based group receiving anti-AIDS funds to take an anti-prostitution “loyalty oath.”

Aid groups bitterly opposed the policy, charging that it “was so broad – and applied even to their private funds – that it would obstruct their outreach to sex workers who are at high risk of transmitting the AIDS virus.” But President Bush wouldn’t budge. He signed a 2003 National Security Presidential Directive saying prostitution “and related activities” were “inherently harmful and dehumanizing.”

Several groups and countries had their funding cut due to the policy. Brazil lost $40 million for “one of its most successful anti-AIDS strategies, persuading sex workers to use condoms or other measures to stop spreading the disease.”

During an “Ask the White House” online chat in 2004, Tobias defended the policy, saying the U.S. was “partnering with communities” to begin “fighting sex trafficking and prostitution, while still serving victims of these activities.” Tobias added that he was overseeing several “highly successful” relationship programs “aimed at men and boys to help them develop healthy relationships with women.”

SMOKING GUN – In a TSG interview, Palfrey admitted operating an escort firm, but claimed that her workers did not engage in “illegal sexual activities.” There are “a lot of erotic activities that one can do without participating in things that are illegal,” she claimed. Investigators contend that after Palfrey hires a prostitute, she sends the woman to a “screening” appointment where she is required to have sex “without payment” so as to ensure that the prospective hooker is not a law enforcement officer. Palfrey, who spoke to TSG from Germany, said that agents raiding her home would have found nothing since she did not keep computerized records and regularly shredded documents. Asked about the nature of her clientele, Palfrey called the identity of her johns a “salacious detail” of which she was unaware. “I never kept records,” she claimed. “I protected the client’s confidentiality. . . they trusted me.” But Palfrey did speculate that she may have come to the attention of federal agents because her operation had somehow intersected with a more high profile case, like that of convicted ex-congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham. Investigators are reportedly examining charges that a defense contractor provided hookers to Cunningham as part of an influence-peddling scheme. Palfrey did not claim a nexis between her escort service and Cunningham, but invoked the disgraced pol’s name while saying that she would wager that the basis for the federal probe of her business “had solely to do with some Duke Cunningham-type bigwig client that got caught up in something and started to say, ‘Do you know this?’ and ‘Do you know that?’ And that he might have been able to lead them to somebody.” Palfrey, who said she started her service in D.C. because “it’s a very liberal, sophisticated, cosmopolitan area,” advertised her company as featuring women 󈬇 and older, with two or more years of college education, who either work and/or go to school in the daytime.” Palfrey told TSG that she shuttered her escort business in mid-August because her female employees were “driving me crazy. They were a pain in the ass to deal with.” She added, “It was just time to start a different life and do different things, move on.”


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