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D.C. Madam Dead

May 2, 2008 Comments off

Observers: Suicide Or Foul Play?

In a case that has left many online speculating if there was foul play, a controversial DC madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, that threatened to expose a lot of well-known politicians, died today, two months before she was set to be sentenced for crimes she was convicted of in the sex trade.

Her lifeless body was found in her trailer park home in Tarpon Springs, Florida. How did a madam that ran a high earning prostitution ring end up living in a trailer park, you ask? My guess is legal fees. Those criminal cases spawn massive legal fees.

Deborah Jeane Palfrey proclaimed before her death that she believed she would be the victim of a staged suicide or other foul play with the goal of silencing her.

She further stated that she would not commit suicide.

DC Madam Predicted She Would Be Suicided

“Rape, beating, maiming, disfigurement and more than likely murder disguised in the form of just another jailhouse accident or suicide would await me,” Palfrey wrote – Time Magazine curiously quick to re-affirm suicide story

Click here to listen to Palfrey clearly state that she would not commit suicide.

DC Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey predicted she would be “suicided” on several occasions both recently and as far back as 17 years ago – comments that now appear ominous in light of the announcement that the former head of a Washington escort service allegedly killed herself today.

DC Madam Commits Suicide in Florida

Authorities were called today to the Sun Valley Estates Mobile Home Park in Tarpon Springs, Fla., by 76-year-old Blanche Palfrey, who found her daughter’s body hanging by a nylon rope shortly before 11 a.m., Tarpon Springs police Capt. Jeffrey P. Young said at a news conference. He said Deborah Palfrey left at least two suicide notes, but he declined to discuss their content

Palfrey ran her business, Pamela Martin & Associates, by telephone from her California home, and authorities said she grossed about $2 million from 1993 to 2006, splitting the money about evenly with her escorts. They said she employed at least 132 women over the years, dispatching them nightly to clients in homes and hotel rooms in the Washington area.

The recent conviction was not Palfrey’s first dust-up with the law. She was convicted of running a prostitution ring in California 17 years ago and spent 18 months in jail.

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FEMA: Fake Every Maneuver Available

October 27, 2007 Comments off

FEMA Fakes Fire Press Conference

October 27. 2007

FEMA’s Harvey Johnson: where’s Brownie when you need him

FEMA launched a preemptive strike during the California fires and it pretty much backfired. When word got around that the error prone agency faked a press conference, they became the butt of many a joke on newscasts and the internet.

FEMA employee 1: Are you happy with the job FEMA is doing?
FEMA employee reporter 2: why yes, I think you guys deserve a raise.
FEMA employee 1: Anymore questions? No? Okay, cut the camera.
FEMA employee reporter 2: you were a natural, sir.
FEMA employee 1: you weren’t bad yourself. Ok, that’s a wrap guys. Let’s go get some vodka shooters.

Just kidding. That’s not what they said, but the actual press conference is pretty funny in light of recent revelations of it being a fake.

FEMA fakes news conference for better image

FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Administration, used its own staff as fake news reporters at a news conference Tuesday to make give the troubled organization a better image.

FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Administration, used its own staff as fake news reporters at a news conference Tuesday to make give the troubled organization a better image.

No real reporters were able to attend FEMA’s televised briefing on the fires in California on Tuesday because they were only given 15 minutes notice.

Instead, FEMA press officers asked easy and flattering questions. Six questions were posed by the Fema officials and Johnson even used the typical practice of calling for a “last question”.

“I’m very happy with Fema’s response,” Johnson said in reply to one query from an employee.

Story found here