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Crowdsource the Court Jester Marcus Conte: Too Lazy to Sue Dave Sweigert, He Attempts to Intervene in a Lawsuit Unrelated to Him!

Marcus Conte declaring that he is intervening in the Sweigert vs. Goodman lawsuit with his letter and an Evidence Video!

The other day someone thought it was suspicious that I knew about Marcus Conte, and put forth the odd theory that I could not have  known about him apart from Dave Sweigert.  Uhhh, I found out about Marcus because Jason Goodman promoted him on a Crowdsource the Court Jester show.

Timeline explained

On June 16, 2017, I became interested in a breaking story headlined How a Conspiracy Theory Closed Part of a Major U. S. Seaport.  Subsequently, I wrote several articles on guests who were featured on Jason Goodman’s Crowdsource the Truth broadcasts.

After two months, on September 1, 2017,  one of those guests, Robert David Steele and his nonprofit corporation Earth Intelligence Network filed a federal civil court defamation complaint in the Eastern District of Virginia against Jason Goodman, Patricia Negron and Queen Tut.  That lawsuit is scheduled for trial in March of 2020.

About two weeks after that, on September 17, 2017, Jason Goodman featured Marcus Conte on CSTT as a “whistle blower” because Conte had sued his former employer,  the New York Department of Sanitation. (see Tracking the Leopard Meroz July 4, 2019, article “Marcus Conte Clueless in New Yuck City“.)

Sweigert vs. Goodman

One year after the Port of Charleston dirty bomb hoax incident, a second but separate federal civil lawsuit was filed June 14, 2018 as D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman.  This lawsuit was formatted as a RICO complaint and was originally filed in the Charleston, South Carolina federal court, but was later reassigned to the Southern District of New York, where  defendant Jason Goodman resides.  

On August 20, 2019, United States District Judge Valerie Caproni of the SDNY court filed a Memorandum Order which severely critiqued the legal arguments of both the plaintiff and the defendant. One of the complexities of this case involved the fact that RICO can be treated as either a civil or a criminal complaint.  However, only government prosecutors are permitted to charge an individual with a criminal act; whereas a private citizen may file a RICO lawsuit that is exclusively a civil complaint. (see sweigert v goodman doc 87 August 20 2019).

In response to this critique, Plaintiff D. George Sweigert submitted Plaintiff’s Verified Second Amended Complaint (2AC) to the court on September 10, 2019. This amended complaint has eliminated anything to do with criminal actions, and is now focused on defamation. (see sweigert v goodman doc 88 september 10 2019)

Marcus Conte Attempts to Intervene in Sweigert vs. Goodman

The day after Document 88 became public,  YouTube broadcaster, Marcus Conte created a video titled Dave Acton Sweigert Charged With Cyber Bullying, Harassment & Perjury Before SDNY Judge Valerie E. Caproni 1:18-cv-08653-VEC.  In addition he provided a link to a letter dated September 12, 2019 to U. S. District Judge Valerie Caproni offering to come to court and give sworn testimony.  see( Sweigert v. Goodman CONTE LETTER).

What is in that letter?

The first thing to observe about this attempted intervention is that no one seems to be able to locate Marcus Conte’s name in the Second Amended Complaint, either as a defendant or as a named non-party.  Even Marcus Conte does not identify in his letter how he fits into the four corners of the lawsuit complaint.  It would appear that his “intervening” into this lawsuit via a letter and an hour long video of his “evidence” is a fantasy which he has concocted, which stands outside the boundaries of  the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures. 

An inappropriate informality

A brief survey of Marcus Conte’s two page letter reveals an overall tone of informality in addressing the Court. Although he does address the recipient in the address line as Hon. Valerie E. Caproni, he fails to extend this formality throughout, preferring the casual Dear Judge, to the commonly used Dear Judge Caproni or Your Honor.

In addition, the subject line is a quote from someone named “Judge” stating “This is a frivolous dispute between two litigants whose voluminous court filings rehash their incomprehensible and illogical online conspiracy theories.” Conte’s failure to identify the actual quoted document as the August 20, 2019, Memorandum Order of Judge Valerie Caproni, adds to the overall impression that he considers himself to be on a familiar footing with a United States District Judge.  Even seasoned attorneys dare not approach the bench with such casualness.

Normal protocol for writing a formal letter addressed to a Judge recommends that the first line introduce the writer’s name and residence, followed by a short description of the purpose of the letter.  Marcus Conte reverses this order and presumptuously begins, ” Dear Judge, It is hard to imagine a more frivolous dispute between 2-crackpot online conspiracy theorist’  than this one.  Not only is Plaintiff a documented conspiracy kook, he engages in routine online Cyber Bullying, Harassment & Perjury.”

In line three, the author of the letter then describes who he is, saying, “My name is Marcus Conte, an independent journalist, whistleblower and YouTube personality familiar with both party’s on & offline shenanigans.  I am also one of plaintiff’s many Cyber Bully victims.  I would like to place my personal experience on the record.  I live in Brooklyn NY and would like to come to court and give sworn testimony”.

Marcus Conte’s personal experiences are irrelevant to the actual complaint in this particular lawsuit, so one wonders at what stage of this lawsuit does Conte think that his “evidence” and sworn testimony would intersect with the actual legal argument and facts of Sweigert vs. Goodman?

United States District Judge Caproni is not swayed by YouTube speculations as a replacement for concise argumentation

It may have been unwise for Marcus Conte to boast that he is a YouTube personality.  Did he not observe what Judge Caproni remarked on page 5 of Document 88,  which is a general indicator of her low opinion of YouTube?  She stated, “Such conspiratorial speculation, applying a standard that could lead to the disqualification of virtually every judge in the district, may be fit for YouTube’s comment section, but it is not sufficient to cause the recusal of the undersigned.” (bold added).

While Judge Caproni’s statement applies to a particular legal issue brought forth by the Plaintiff, it is obvious from those words that Judge Caproni holds in high regard federal civil court rules which have been honed over time to ensure that a plaintiff clearly states how his legal arguments uphold his complaint.  Obviously, speculative reasoning such as is regularly seen in YouTube comment sections does not belong in a courtroom.  Yet, despite this, Marcus Conte’s entire letter is nothing but speculation and conclusions such as befitting an ill mannered YouTube personality.  So how about his video evidence?

Are you kidding?

In a further affront to the American judiciary, Marcus Conte has made a video which he refers to at the 1.10 mark as “an evidence video”.  To expect a federal judge, who is managing several cases, including jury trials, to reserve an hour of her valuable time to view a non-party’s one hour YouTube video is preposterous.

Marc Conte has filed a  pro se lawsuit before, so why does he not just file his own case against Sweigert? Perhaps he fears being showed up for what he is, or perhaps for what he is not.  An example of his lazy thinking style is found in his letter to Judge Caproni where he declares in this statement that, “Plaintiff Dave Sweigert is a YouTube video celebrity with a subscriber base of 17,000 viewers.  However, Sweigert falsely claims he is a ‘private citizen’.  He is not.”

Two weaknesses can be noted in those assertions.  First, most of Dave Acton’s YouTube subscribers were added around 2017 after the Port of Charleston incident. But if we look at present day views of his videos, the range of views averages far below the subscriber base,  about 200-800 per video.  Those low numbers are an indicator that Sweigert aka Acton is neither a celebrity, nor a public figure.

Secondly, Marcus Conte displays ignorance of the legal definition of what constitutes a public, limited public, or private figure in defamation law.

Overall, Marcus Conte’s letter to the Court does not fit within the four corners of Sweigert’s defamation complaint against Jason Goodman.  And in addition,  he fails to identify in his letter any particular statement made by Sweigert in the Second Amended Complaint that represents an example of perjury.

On Public Menaces

Conte concludes his argument by saying, “Plaintiff is no “knight in shining armor.”  He is an online menace and should be barred by the court from online discourse and from further discussing this case in public.  Plaintiff should also be severely fined for filing one frivolous motion after another at the expense of the People, and for making a mockery of this court- and this country.”

Those allegations of being an online menace could easily be leveled at Marcus Conte.

I am growing weary of the ever increasing slander, cruel humor and threats being made by various YouTubers, which is considered a form of vengeance entertainment.  And for Marcus Conte to make a mockery of the court by starring as a Court Jester in a YouTube video which is then submitted to a United States District Judge, should be condemned.  If a YouTuber has a valid complaint against another party, why not document it with sound evidence in a blog?  Or file a  civil lawsuit as a pro se plaintiff against your opponent, and show us all just how smart you are in pleading your case in accordance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  Anything less is just a cheap publicity stunt.  And by the way, that suggestion is for all of you YouTubers, without exception.

 

 

 

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D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman Document 88: Plaintiff’s Verified Second Amended Complaint

On September 10, 2019, Document 88 was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in the D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman lawsuit.

Document 88 (74 pages) Plaintiff’s Verified Second Amended Complaint (2AC)

sweigert v goodman doc 88 september 10 2019

How Much Does A Phantom Bomb Sniffing Dog Handler Get Paid for a Fake Cover Story? Maybe Psychic Marcus Knows.

Marcus Conte advertising what he is willing to do for $3,000/month

On August 21, 2019, Marcus Conte published a YouTube video, Frivolous LARP Lawsuit Implodes on Dave Acton; Goodman, Webb, Steele, Outrim, Schoenberger, Quinn.

The first thing to note in this title,  aside from the misspelling of Steve Outtrim’s name, is that Conte seems to think that Dave Acton had filed a lawsuit against Jason Goodman.

Not true.  If Conte had read the court document, he ought to know that the plaintiff of this lawsuit is D.(Dave) George Sweigert.

After all, when Marcus Conte filed his lawsuit against the NY Department of Sanitation, he filed it under his legal name Marc Conte, and not his favorite Psychic fake name, Marcus Goodwin.  This was explained in my July 4, 2019, article Marcus Conte:  Clueless in New Yuck City.

At the 1.52 mark of this August 21st video, Marcus Conte explains in his usual stuttering, round about manner, what his going price is for telling custom made lies.   He explains his lack of conscience about the work which a professional liar agrees to do,  saying, “Here’s the deal, I don’t, I don’t, I don’t, I want to talk about Dave Acton who lost his case, a fake, a frivolous lawsuit against Jason Goodman.  I wanna talk about that, but I don’t, I don’t, uhh, criticize or hold against anybody for what they do to make a living.”

“If someone wants to promote fake news, if someone says, here is $3,000 a month, promote my stupid stories, and you say OK to that, I have no problem with that because that’s the essence of news right now.  That’s what CNN, they pay you $6 million to read off the teleprompter.  It’s no different right.  There’s no higher conspiracy on this one’s working with that one and it’s a, it’s a criminal ring of espionage.  It’s all bullshit.  It’s just people.  It’s opportunists, people that set out to tell the truth, and then are faced with a financial hardship and then they dive into the ugly side of lying for a living.”

That last sentence justifying his own kind, shows his ignorance of genuine honest persons. People that set out to tell the truth don’t sell their soul just because  financial hardship hits.  In my previous article, which focused on Kristina Borjesson’s investigation of  the TWA 800 disaster for CBS, we saw that there were those who sold  their souls to provide a false alibi, while others lost their jobs to preserve the integrity of their investigations.

David E. Hendrix, Journalist for The Press-Enterprise

Today I am going to mention another article that was printed in Into the Buzzsaw:  Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press. Reporter and editor, David E. Hendrix wrote a chapter titled Coal Mine Canaries.  At the time of the publication of this book in 2002 by Prometheus books, (edited by Kristina Borjesson), Hendrix had already 35 years of experience in print journalism.

David Hendrix

In 2002, Hendrix was an award winning journalist and assistant metro editor for The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, California, covering investigative stories of national and international importance.  He also had appeared as “an expert witness in county superior court and before the U. S. Senate and provided evidence to U. S. Congressional sources.”

On page 151, Hendrix begins his article, Coal Mine Canaries, complaining, “Used.  That’s exactly how I felt:  used…my rush trip from California to Washington D. C., was supposed to be about the TWA flight 800 disaster and investigation…”

He then relates how “We of The Press-Enterprise uncovered unimpeachable government evidence in late August that, contrary to public statements, U. S. military training zones were active when Flight 800 went down.  On October 4, we printed the information and a graphic disclosing which zones were activated, including one a few miles from the disaster.  We weren’t reporting that U. S. military or other agencies did shoot down the jetliner, but we were disclosing the lies we had discovered.”

On page 160 he continues, “We ran our story Friday, October 4, complete with a map-graphic and the responses Knut [ i. e. Knut Royce of Newsday] got for us.  Our lead:  On the night TWA 800 Flight 800 exploded in midair, nearby military training areas covering thousands of square miles were assigned to exercises deemed potentially dangerous to civilian aircraft, Navy and federal aviation records reveal.  Solid clues as to what caused the July 17 disaster continue to elude investigators.  Officials say a missile, bomb, or mechanical failure caused the crash.  And unsubstantiated rumors persist that the plane was brought down by ‘friendly fire’. ”

“Details of what was happening in the active military training areas remain an official secret more than two months after the nation’s second worst air crash killed 230 people.  But government records contradict weeks of official denials that any significant amount of military activity was scheduled the night of July 17.”

On page 162, Hendrix writes, “In early 1997, I got another call from Jim Sanders.  A major source within the investigation had supplied him with documents showing how Flight 800 debris landed in the ocean.  Jim used a computer spreadsheet to collate the information and found the plane had unraveled right to left behind the wing front.  An NTSB metallurgy study suggested that the plane was falling apart before the center fuel tank exploded.  Critical pieces inside the tank seemed to be burned after the plane began disintegrating, not before.”

“I sent a copy of the metallurgy study, with its graphics, to a longtime source who is an aviation expert and crash investigator.  I asked him to read the report and tell me what he thought.  He said that the information told him that the plane was falling apart before the fuel tank exploded….The FAA had told the White House hours after the explosion that radar seemed to indicate a high-speed object was closing on Flight 800 seconds before the disaster;  NTSB officials wanted the FAA to recant but FAA officials refused.”

The Bomb-Detection Exercise Alibi that defied common sense

On page 167, David Hendrix mentions that “The chapter I wrote for Jim’s book (i.e.Jim Sanders) dealt with the bomb-detection exercise the St. Louis Airport Police and the FAA said was conducted June 10, 1996, aboard Boeing 747 No. 17119, which a few weeks later became the ill-fated TWA Flight 800 aircraft.”

“Early in the crash investigation, the FBI used that alleged June 10 exercise to explain away the trace amounts of PETN and RDX that crash field tests found inside and outside 17119’s debris.  PETN and RDX are compounds found within explosives.  PETN is more common, while RDX, at the time of the crash, was manufactured only for the U. S. military.”

“The FBI, in a letter to Rep. James Traficant (D-Ohio), gave its account of the police officer’s bomb-detection exercise, with his dog, aboard 17119.  The officer hid several types of explosives aboard the airplane and asked his dog to find the samples, which it did.  The exercise aboard the empty plane ended at noon, the FBI said.  The police officer did not follow usual protocol by having a training officer observe and didn’t log the tail number of the airplane because he wasn’t required to, the FBI said.”

“That story had more holes than Swiss cheese.”

Hendrix compares the FBI story with the TWA pilots’ version of that day

“Company records reveal that the plane backed away from the terminal at 12:35 P. M., late on its trip to Hawaii with more than four hundred passengers.  With the help of Kay Pennington, an invaluable researcher for many of my stories, I traced the pilot and copilot of 17119 plane on June 10.  I talked to them.  They said there’s no way the plane could have been empty and available at least an hour before takeoff, if not earlier.  Passengers begin boarding at least forty-five minutes before scheduled take-off, which was 11:45 A.M.  Never, in their twenty-plus year careers, did a bomb-detection exercise ever delay the pilot or copilot of plane 17119, and they had never interrupted such an exercise in progress, the two told me.”

So based on a report about an impossible inspection, the FBI explained away evidence of explosive residue found inside and outside Flight 800.

David Hendrix’s 20 page report of his investigation into the TWA 800 Flight disaster not only documents some of his important findings, but also his reflection on official sources that disseminate false information.  Of interest to us here is the problem when government authorities override the checks and balances which serve to restrain  corrupt actions.  So what Hendrix says towards the end of his article is disquieting.

Hendrix states, “In the American system, when judges like the NTSB or FBI are granted the authority to also serve as jurors, they decide whether some type of evidence is insufficient or not.  It therefore becomes officially insufficient, no matter how much information is generated to the contrary.  An official pronouncement of insufficiency does not mean it actually is so, but the edict remains official and is repeated as gospel for decades, maybe forever.”

Marcus Conte had stated at one time that he thought the Port of Charleston dirty bomb hoax was comedy.  And now, as he addresses the status of the civil RICO lawsuit, D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman, he declares his approval of those who make a living from disseminating fake news.  I have to assume he mentions this because that is what his line of work is.

But as we have seen, there are many examples of journalists and investigators who have been willing to stand for what is right, despite the consequences.  And their actions have served to restrain evil for a time, and are an example of what it means to be an honorable person.

Behind Many A Conspiracy Theory Is A Failure to Prosecute A Criminal Act

U. S. District Judge Valerie Caproni

On August 20, 2019, the Honorable Judge Valerie Caproni filed a Memorandum Order in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York as Document 87 in the case of D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman.  This Order referenced conspiracy theories and conspiratorial speculation as being a contributing factor to the many legal defects in this civil RICO lawsuit.

Our topic today pursues the idea that often a conspiracy theory is the result of a perceived failure of both law enforcement and the judiciary to prosecute criminal acts because of partiality.

The Port of Charleston dirty bomb incident: did the FBI display partiality towards the primary originator of the hoax, who appears to be a former FBI informant?

This lawsuit was originally filed June 14, 2018, in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina as a Complaint Pursuant to Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, but later was moved to New York where the defendant resides.  [see sweigert rico doc 1 614 2018].  As a result of this lawsuit sitting idle for several months, the plaintiff, D. George Sweigert filed a motion recently, asking for the Judge to recuse herself since one of the elements of his Complaint involved the FBI’s investigation into the Port of Charleston dirty bomb hoax in 2017, and Valerie Caproni had once held the position of General Counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

As someone who has followed the backstory of this RICO lawsuit, there are two elements of the Plaintiff’s Complaint that are interesting to me as a matter of public interest.  The first element deals with the Port of Charleston dirty bomb hoax incident which originated when broadcast journalist George Webb relied on information provided by his hidden source, Deep Uranium, who is alleged to be a former FBI informant who had betrayed his West Virginia militia in 1995.  That unverified information from the hidden source became the basis of a publicity stunt on Jason Goodman’s You Tube channel, Crowdsource the Truth that resulted in the shutting down of the Port of Charleston for eight hours on June 14, 2017.  The cost of investigating this incident and of shutting down commercial operations ran into several millions of dollars.

As a result of the failure of the FBI to charge those involved in the hoax incident in accordance with applicable criminal laws, the plaintiff, a private citizen certified in Homeland Security infrastructure protection, attempted to bring this matter to the forefront through the use of a RICO lawsuit.

The second element of this RICO lawsuit concerns the documented history of the unrelenting  defamation by Goodman on CSTT against the plaintiff, Dave Sweigert.  Although this latter complaint could have been dealt with in a federal civil defamation lawsuit, these activities were included as examples of the type of activities taking place on a regular basis in Goodman’s business enterprise known as Crowdsource the Truth.  

U. S. District Judge Valerie Caproni has been involved in high profile, controversial issues, but overall, she has had a long and respected career as a lawyer and prosecutor which includes, in part, holding the position of Assistant U. S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York, 1985-1989, 1992-1998; chief, Special Prosecutions Unit, 1993; chief, Organized Crime and Racketeering Unit, 1993-1994; and chief, Criminal Division, 1994-1998.  She was also General Counsel of the FBI from 2003-2011; followed by Vice President and Deputy Counsel for Northrup Grumman Corporation from 2011-2013.

The Legal Weaknesses of this RICO lawsuit

The August 20, 2019,  Memorandum Order filed by Judge Caproni in the Sweigert vs. Goodman RICO lawsuit begins by stating, “This is a frivolous dispute between two litigants whose voluminous court filings rehash their incomprehensible and illogical online conspiracy theories.”

Caproni notes that, “All told, the parties have filed over twenty frivolous motions in short order, most of which were submitted before the undersigned was even assigned to the case, prompting the Court to order the parties to file no more motions (Dkt. 65) pending resolution of the Court’s order to show cause why the case should not be dismissed.  That order preventing further motions was not obeyed.”

Caproni also observed that the “Plaintiff appears to regard himself as a roving knight in shining armor, intent on vindicating, through this lawsuit, the rights of anyone harmed by Defendant’s nonsensical ranting.  Unfortunately for Plaintiff, that is not the function of the civil RICO statute.”

So the question arises:  As a matter of public concern, is there a remedy in American law for addressing a public safety matter in a situation where it would appear that  prosecutors have declined to apply criminal laws against the instigators of a bomb hoax, possibly because it involved one of their former informants?

The matter of the Plaintiff’s Standing 

Judge Caproni observes on page 6 of her Memorandum Order, “A private citizen may not prosecute a criminal action in federal court. See Leeke v. Timmerman, 454 U. S. 83, 86 (1981) (per curiam) (reaffirming that “a private citizen lacks a judicially cognizable interest in the prosecution or non prosecution of another”).  Federal prosecutors have discretion to determine whether to bring a criminal action, and private individuals cannot displace the Attorney General by bringing civil actions to enforce the criminal laws of the United States….The Court therefore dismisses, for lack of standing, all claims in the amended complaint that assert violations of federal criminal law.”

Judge Caproni addresses numerous other legal defects of the Sweigert vs. Goodman lawsuit, which can be read in their entirety in this Memorandum Order PDF:  sweigert v goodman doc 87 August 20 2019.

Judge Valerie Caproni is no stranger to “conspiracy theories”

According to a 2004 Corporate Legal Times resume of Valerie Caproni, who presently serves as a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, Caproni is no stranger to conspiracy theories as a result of her prior involvement with the investigation of the TWA 800 flight disaster. [see caproni corporate legal times]

The Corporate Legal Times interview related that, “On July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800 bound for Paris crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island after taking off from JFK at 8:31 p.m.  All 230 people aboard died.  Because officials at first believed it was a criminal act (some witnesses said they saw a missile hit the plane), the FBI and Caproni were brought in to investigate and ensure the site was treated as a crime scene.  That meant that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which normally investigates plane crashes, was pushed to the sidelines.  That fueled rumors that the feds were covering something up.”

“Caught up in these rumors was Caproni, who conspiracy theorists accused of running roughshod over the NTSB during the first few days after the accident.  Apparently, she is quite clear that the FBI was in charge and that the FBI would conduct all interviews with witnesses.  In addition, Caproni ruffled some feathers when she charged James Sanders, a freelance journalist, for removing a piece of the wreck in order to test it in a lab for explosive residue.  To this day, some people still believe terrorists blew up the plane or that a wayward Navy missile struck it, and that Caproni tried to silence witnesses and journalists.”

The Corporate Legal Times adds, “Caproni laughs at the accusations.”

“Conspiracy theorists came out of the woodwork before the last piece of the plane hit the Atlantic,” she says.  “This was the most thorough investigation that had ever been done.  We followed every lead and there was no doubt the plane exploded.  It was not brought down by a rocket or a bomb.  It exploded because of the center fuel tank.  Anyone who believes otherwise is not listening to the facts.”

“The FBI stepped up to the plate because we believed we were investigating a criminal case,” she says.  “We indicated that we were in charge.”

Into the Buzzsaw

Kristina Borjesson, journalist and independent producer.  In 1996, she worked for CBS and investigated the TWA 800 disaster and related her findings for the CBS evening news and 60 Minutes.

In 2002 Prometheus Books published Into the Buzzsaw:  Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press, edited by Kristina Borjesson.

On page 102, Borjesson relates in her 47 page article, Into the Buzzsaw, her personal experiences with covering the TWA 800 crash story when she worked for CBS.

Jim Kallstrom, head of the FBI Task Force, was later employed as a CBS consultant

Under the subtitle, The Assignment from Hell, Borjesson says that right after the TWA 800 flight disaster, Jim Kallstrom, “the man in charge of the FBI task force” boasted, “We have a very, very active investigation.  We’re still getting very good information, so when the day comes, and I think it will be soon…whether it’s going to be three or four days or a week..that we decide collectively and based on science and based on good forensic investigation, we will be able to move swiftly, aggressively, and professionally”.

Yet later on, NTSB investigator Hank Hughes “would provide shocking details to a senate judiciary committee about just how ‘swiftly, aggressively, and professionally’  Kallstrom and his men moved for sixteen months after Kallstrom made that statement.”

On page 127 of Borjesson’s story, she relates how she lost her job at CBS a few weeks after the FBI paid a visit to her employer.  Also, CBS’s law enforcement consultant Paul Ragonese eventually “got his walking papers, too.”  Ragonese was a “no-bullshit cop from Brooklyn, and was on the NYPD’s bomb squad and counter-terrorism team for six years.” (page 106).  As Kristina Borjesson relates, “Bill Felling’s farewell comment to Ragonese was, “You and Kristina were wrong about TWA 800.”  Ragonese was replaced by none other than the FBI’s TWA 800 task force chief, James Kallstrom.” [bolding mine].

On page 107, some of Ragonese’s notes from his investigation of the TWA 800 disaster, included this quote:  “NYPD:  ‘From day one, there were military guys everywhere on the scene…thinks military is involved.  Finding absolutely of bomb or missile.  He says that the military was doing something twelve miles off the coast of Moriches.  The whole thing is screwed up.  Just a mess.  People running around, touching stuff.'”

Borjesson also describes an October 18, 1996 memo, which Paul Ragonese lists “unanswered questions that no one else at CBS was asking, among them,

What was a sub hunter doing in the area?

Why was a missile cruise ship on patrol in the area?

Why did the Pentagon deny military presence in the area that night?

Why was the FBI involved from day one when normal procedure is to have the NTSB determine cause?

How do you write off the findings of missiles experts who stated what the witnesses saw was consistent with a missile?

How is it that no military personnel that were in the area (P-3 Orion, USS Normandy) saw anything when civilians saw a lot?

Shouldn’t we question the effectiveness of our defense if two high-tech military units missed something that was in the sky that night?”

An insider source called Hangerman smuggled out a copy of the downed plane’s debris field that undercut assertions that the center wing tank was the site of the ‘initiating event’ that caused the plane to explode.  On page 109, Borjesson quotes from a letter  which includes this statement:  “during the first few hours after the accident, some FAA personnel made a preliminary assessment that recorded ATC [air traffic control] radar data showed primary radar hits that indicated the track of a high-speed target that approached and merged with TWA 800…”.

As noted in Valerie Caproni’s interview by Corporate Legal Times, the reason that Caproni exerted her authority to enable the FBI to usurp the NTSB investigation of the TWA 800 crash, was because they regarded it as a crime scene, rather than as an unfortunate accident. So it is unsettling to observe Caproni’s offhand dismissal of the serious concerns of journalists and the over six hundred witnesses which had given their testimony to the FBI, as being mere conspiracy theorists because they believed that a missile had been the cause of the plane’s disintegration.

Investigative reporter John Kelly gave Kristina Borjesson a document dated October 28, 1996 from the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General  which discussed the ‘hysteria’ at Calverton, where the recovered parts of TWA 800 were being reassembled.  Apparently FBI Examiner Bill Tobin wrote a memo to the NTSB as he “questioned the behavior of [the FBI’s] Explosives Unit Examiner Tom Thurman, because they felt some of his behavior was unscientific and that he had acted inappropriately during parts of the investigation.”  Tobin described Thurman as “exhibiting storm trooper behavior.”  Apparently evidence was being tainted and “FBI agent Kallstrom had a posse of agents (including Tom Thurman) picking up evidence, and mishandling it, which was to be used to support Kallstrom’s bomb scenario.”

On page 126, Borjession remarks, “I couldn’t help thinking about how the American public had not only paid for the investigation of TWA 800, but for the cover-up, too.”

The CIA is commissioned to undermine the testimony of 600 witnesses to the TWA 800 disaster 

“Perhaps the most startling effort the FBI made in this regard”, Borjesson notes (page 137) “was to commission the CIA to create an animated sequence that would convince the public that what the eyewitnesses said they saw was actually an optical illusion.”

In concluding her article, Borjession remarks, “But what’s interesting about TWA 800 is the number of independent investigators who are, even to this day, working hard to get to the bottom of this disaster.  This has angered government investigators…”.

At the heart of the Sweigert RICO lawsuit is a serious concern of public interest

To return to the RICO lawsuit, D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman, it is apparent that United States District Judge Valerie Caproni has rightly noted the many legal weaknesses in this lawsuit.  Yet the heart of the underlying matters presented in this lawsuit are not of a frivolous nature.

The Memorandum Order concludes that “the Plaintiff may be able to plead a civil copyright claim”…and she grants Sweigert the “leave to re-file, within twenty-one days of the date of this order, a second amended complaint that complies with the requirements set forth herein”.  Caproni adds, “The Court cautions Plaintiff that his second amended complaint can be dismissed as frivolous and he may be subject to sanction if he re-files a complaint in substantially the same form as the amended complaint or the proposed second amended complaint.  If no second amended complaint is filed by September 10, 2019, this case will be immediately dismissed.”

Although I consider U. S. District Judge Valerie Caproni’s Memorandum Order to be fair and reasonable in describing the defects of this lawsuit, the underlying issues remain untouched.  Not all conspiracy theories are mere speculations; some are based on observable facts.

I understand that the plaintiff, Dave Sweigert intends to refile his complaint within the short three week period allowed.

I sincerely hope that we do not see another hoax event arising from a YouTube channel that wants to tests the limits of restraint.  But as Ecclesiastes 8:11 warns, Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.  

D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman Document 87: U. S. District Judge Valerie Caproni’s Memorandum Order

On August 20, 2019, Document 87 was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in the D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman RICO lawsuit.

Document 87 (14 pages)  Memorandum Order  

sweigert v goodman doc 87 August 20 2019

Loop Holes in Entrapment Laws form a New Entanglement as Privately Funded “Litigation Support” Tricksters manipulate the Scales of Justice

TEKEL;  Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.  Daniel 5:27

Three years ago one of my readers challenged me to read the position paper,  From PSYOP to MindWar:  The Psychology of Victory by Colonel Paul E. Vallely, Commander,  with Major Michael A. Aquino, PSYOP Research & Analysis Team Leader, of the Headquarters, 7th Psychological Operations Group, United States Army Reserve, Presidio of San Francisco, CA, 1980.

As a result, I wrote an article on June 4, 2016,  called The Strength of the Confidence of the City of the Mighty.  One of the points Vallely and Aquino argue is that “The advantage of MindWar is that it conducts wars in nonlethal, noninjurious, and nondestructive ways.  Essentially you overwhelm your enemy with argument.  You seize control of all of the means by which his government and populace process information to make up their minds, and you adjust it so that those minds are made up as you desire.  Everyone is happy, no one gets hurt or killed, and nothing is destroyed.  Ordinary warfare, on the other hand, is characterized by its lack of reason…The only loser in MindWar are the war profiteers…”.

There are a number of fallacies in the justification of MindWar as a non-destructive operation, as essentially a person is manipulated into the position of turning against their own best interests through the use of principles that they believe in.

This form of dictatorship is ruinous of the well being of the most valued members of a free society.

Techniques for Overturning Justice

Steve Outtrim’s #govLarp hypothesis is based on the very real observation that there are many former government employees connected with the Jason Goodman Crowdsource the Truth channel which had publicized and instigated the Port of Charleston incident.

Since the advent of the internet, we live side by side with a cyber-based world which is  utilized by many different interest-based agents to promote subtle mind warfare techniques that work for their own selfish interests, rather than the public good.  Although the presence of former government agents is notable in the Alternative Media, it does not necessarily indicate that a government sponsored operation is in play.  As we shall see below, there is another possibility.

I was interested recently in a footnote of a Washington and Lee Law Review article, (Volume 16-Issue 1) dated March 1, 1959, called   Entrapment Re-Examined By United States Supreme Court.

Foot note 2 states, “According to the federal courts, the entrapping person must be an agent or officer of the government; inducement by a private person does not make the defense available, Polski v. United States, 33 F.2d 686 (8th Cir. 1929), cert. denied 280 U. S. 591 (1929).  However, courts have considered paid informers and those promised immunity to be government agents.  Cratty v. United States, 163 F.2d 844 (D. C. Cir. 1947); Hayes v. United States, 112 F.2d 676 (10th Cir. 1940); Wall v. United States, 65 F.2d 993 (5th Cir.1933).  Cf. Mayer v. United States, 67 F 2d 223 (9th Cir. 1933).

Did you notice the loop hole?

Much ado has been made about the FBI informant activities of the hidden source of the false report that shut down the Port of Charleston on June 14, 2017. It was Susan Luztke aka Queen Tut, who led the way in researching the background of Jason Goodman’s Mr. Hudson, which also was George Webb’s Deep Uranium source.  Lutzke identified that source as being Okey Marshall Richards, the infamous paid informant for the FBI who betrayed his own militia group.  The backstory of Richards can be read in my May 28, 2018 article, The Unusual Telephone Calls of FBI Informant Okey Marshall Richards, Jr.

I am not aware that anyone has proved that Okey Marshall Richards had been employed by the FBI at the time of the Port of Charleston dirty bomb hoax. In other words, Richards could have been employed by a private interest group, and he was known to be a liar throughout his lifetime, who liked to profit monetarily from his lies.

Government versus Privately Funded Covert Operatives 

The loop hole in the law of entrapment, is that such activities are permissible if performed by a private person who is not funded by the government.

One of the distinguishing characteristics of this section of Alternative Media that I have been covering for the past two years, is the sheer bungling and incompetence of the host of characters who have garnered our attention.  From Robert David Steele’s attempts to maneuver a plastic wrapped #UNRIG tax exempt RV across America, to Jason Goodman’s on air rants and straight jacket styled legal imaginations, to Steven S. Biss, the attorney that Judge Lauck criticized for being “unintelligible”,  to Defango’s foul language and use of mind altering drugs to maintain his lifestyle as an unemployable cyber genius, to Queen Tut’s furnishing the court with false documents in lieu of a credible defense, to Jason Goodman hitting Marcus Conte with his pink umbrella…one has to wonder what in the world is going on.

And now what has surfaced is that grand piano player Thomas Schoenberger, who claims to have composed thousands of musical scores, when no one has ever witnessed him playing a piano.

We are not in the land of Gucci, but some kind of Alternative Media flea market where merchandisers peddle cheap plastic counterfeits.  And in the process, real America is being destroyed by these fakers.

The cheap Imitation of Black Cube’s reputation repair business became Shadowbox Strategies

It was Thomas Schoenberger, the persistent manipulator of all those he encounters,  that founded the reputation repair business known as Shadowbox Strategies.  Some of those company documents which revealed fee structures and marketing methods was displayed on Defango TV, as Manuel Chavez, III prepared to send documentation to the attorneys for the Aaron Rich defamation lawsuit.

Black Cube’s main business is to provide litigation support and they make use of the resources of former Mossad and Israeli operatives, to provide quality services to their clients.  One of their clients was Harvey Weinstein who was arrested on May 25, 2018 on rape and sexual misconduct charges, and who was able to be released on one million dollars bail.

A Look at Black Cube’s Contract with Weinstein

Ronon Farrow, who won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for public service and authored War on Peace:  The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence, published an article November 6, 2017 with the New Yorker.  Farrow titled it, Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies:  The film executive hired private investigators, including ex-Mossad agents, to track actresses and journalists.

Farrow begins, “In the fall of 2016, Harvey Weinstein set out to suppress allegations that he had sexually harassed or assaulted numerous women.  He began to hire private security agencies to collect information on the women and the journalists trying to expose the allegations.”

One of those agencies was “Black Cube, an enterprise run largely by former officers of Mossad and other Israeli intelligence agencies.”  Farrow says, “Two private investigators from Black Cube, using false identities, met with the actress Rose McGowan, who eventually publicly accused Weinstein of rape, to extract information from her.  One of the investigator’s pretended to be a women’s-rights advocate and secretly recorded at least four meetings with McGowan.  The same operative, using a different false identity and implying that she had an allegation against Weinstein, met twice with a journalist to find out which women were talking to the press.”

According to this New Yorker article, “The explicit goal of the investigations, laid out in one contract with Black Cube, signed in July, was to stop the publication of the abuse allegations against Weinstein that eventually emerged in the New York Times and The New Yorker.”

Farrow adds, “Over the course of a year, Weinstein had the agencies “target,” or collect information on, dozens of individuals, and compile psychological profiles that sometimes focused on their personal or sexual histories…In some cases, the investigative effort was run through Weinstein’s lawyers, including David Boies…”

Where have we encountered the issue of Conflict of Interests before?

“Boies personally signed the contract directing Black Cube to attempt to uncover information that would stop the publication of a Times story about Weinstein’s abuses, while his firm was also representing the Times, including in a libel case”.

Further down in Farrow’s article, he writes, “Techniques like the one used by the agencies on Weinstein’s behalf are almost always kept secret, and, because such relationships are often run through law firms, the investigations are theoretically protected by attorney-client privilege, which could prevent them from being disclosed in court.  The documents and sources reveal the tools and tactics available to powerful individuals to suppress negative stories and, in some cases, forestall criminal investigations.”

Success Fees to obstruct the publication of facts

On page 6, Farrow comments on the July contract with Black Cube, noting that several “success fees” would allow the agency to receive “an additional $300,000 if the agency provides intelligence which will directly contribute to the efforts to completely stop the Article from being published at all in any shape or form.”

“The contracts also show some of the techniques that Black Cube employs”.  These included using a “project manager, intelligence analysts, linguists, and ‘Avatar Operators’ specifically hired to create fake identities on social media, as well as ‘operations experts with extensive experience in social engineering’.”  There are other interesting facts and observations which Farrow discusses, and I recommend reading the entire New Yorker article which is linked in a prior paragraph.

Distracting from the real story of underlying relationships  

So let’s get back to what was going on with Crowdsource the Truth around the time of the Port of Charleston dirty bomb incident which caused mainstream media and the general public to turn aside to find out how a YouTube journalist managed to shut down a major U. S. Port for eight hours, and gain new subscribers as a reward.

At that very same time, the Seth Rich story which had been headlined on CSTT, was winding down when Jason Goodman  started accusing Defango of spoofing the files.

Defango was a business associate in 2017 of Shadowbox Strategies, Thomas Schoenberger, Trevor Fitzgibbons and Ed Butowski, and others.  Those former associations are now being looked at in association with the Aaron Rich defamation lawsuit which resulted because of false allegation made in regard to his brother,Seth Rich’s death.

But what most YouTube viewers are seeing now is constant squabbling between Schoenberger and Defango about their past history together.  In the meantime, persons who were acquainted with Thomas Schoenberger and his online puzzles, are publicly discussing his methods of harassing people on the internet.

In the past few days, Abel Danger has featured several videos on Thomas Schoenberger.    Two of those includes the August 9, 2019 YouTube video published by Jethro and the August 11, 2019 video called Jesse’s Full Story Regarding Thomas Schoenberger-Case Study #4.

Both of the above videos are insightful.  Jesse also provides a link to some legal documents and court records on Schoenberger, in addition to his video explanation of what happened to his wife’s mental health after engaging with the online puzzle maker and his gang stalking associates.  It appears that Schoenberger is so manipulative that he impersonated a medical doctor in an attempt to interfere in the treatment of Jesse’s wife.

As usual, it helps to draw back once in awhile to gain a panoramic view of these bizarre interactions on the internet.  Please be cautious always with online strangers who want to inject themselves into your life.  Often it is only hindsight that reveals what the true motives were, and how some of these players are lining their pockets.

 

 

 

D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman Document 86: Affidavit for the Disqualification of Presiding Judge

On August 8, 2019, Document 86 was filed with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Foley Square, in the D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman RICO lawsuit.

Document 86 (39 pages)  Affidavit for the Disqualification of Presiding Judge

sweigert v goodman doc 86 august 8 2019