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FBI Sued In Madonna Case

September 1, 2009 Comments off

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FBI Director Robert S. Mueller

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, the FBI and DOJ, have been sued in the Madonna human rights abuse case, under the Freedom of Information Act and the Civil Rights Act. To read the lawsuit click here.

Be sure to read the parts about her famous producers, friends, associates, staff members and Kabbalah members, contacting and approaching me on her behalf and the part about Kabbalah member Russell Davies’ sick misconduct in conjunction with her (press ctrl F and then type in his name Russell Davies). I will post a summary of the lawsuit shortly.

During the George W. Bush administration, I filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the FBI. First they lied in writing and stated there were no files. Then, when I pressed the issue some more with a written “appeal” of their decision, they stated in writing there are files and they are withholding them and I’d have to sue them to get it, so I did today.

The FBI has been withholding thousands of pages in files relating to the case and other items concerning me, in violation of the Freedom of Information Act.


When Obama ran for President, he promised “Change” in America. He also promised “transparency” in government, something that was sorely lacking during the Bush years.

Therefore, it is in this vein that I filed the lawsuit. A rough draft of the lawsuit, along with a polite, respectful letter was sent to Obama on July 15. 2009, which the U.S. Postal Service confirms the White House has received.

It was a last resort, as Madonna’s conduct is endangering my very life, as the lawsuit details and the FBI’s criminal negligence and cover-up thereof, has caused me extensive damage as well. Madonna, through her staff, famous producers, associates and friends, keeps contacting me and harassing me.

Marcia G. Cook (center)

As many of you know, I sued Madonna/Sony in 2005 and the case was corrupted by her. It was thrown out without being read, by Miami Judge and George W. Bush appointee, Marcia G. Cook (the magistrate judge was Stephen Brown).

She is the same judge that violated the Constitution to aid Bush, who for the first time in U.S. history, held a man in prison for years, without charging him for a crime. 400 years of painstaking law was thrown out the window, marking a profound low in the Judiciary’s history.

Cook further stated the case, which involved assault and death threats against me was, “Amusing.” Yes, really. That’s the word she inexcusably used in her ruling, while stating pop stars could not have broken the law. She reminds me of verbally abusive, Judge Kent, who was recently impeached.

She threw it out, clearly without reading it, the same day she received it, according to the court’s case transfer sheet. My case was not the only one she had that day, as she had dozens. Therefore, she could not have possibly read the 60 pages of the lawsuit, 200 pages of evidence exhibits and Gigabytes of comparative data illustrating infringements.

In short, she committed fraud. People do not pay their taxes and court filing fees, for their cases not to be read and reviewed correctly. That spits in the taxpayers faces, who pay judges salaries and is a violation of the judicial canons.

She also stated something in her ruling, that was riddled with misspellings and misapplied law, that I was instructed to cut the case down to 50 pages, when I was told to cut it down to “60 pages” by her colleague, who was the judge that had the case first, Cecilia Altonaga.

Cecilia Altonaga

Madonna and her cohorts kept stealing items from my preexisting Copyrighted Catalog and Altonaga ignored the motion for an injunction to bar her from stealing anything else, which I thought was strange.

Then, she and the Defendants called me into court for a hearing in December 2005, where she basically treated me the victim, like a criminal and the lawbreaking Defendants’ lawyers, like royalty.

She even sarcastically told me to “Try state court” which is absolutely the wrong venue for a copyright case, as copyrights pertain to federal law and federal court. I’ve seen other copyright cases dismissed from state court with the court stating it is the wrong venue. I can’t imagine as a judge, Altonaga did not know this. I politely requested in a motion that she recuse herself.

She was acting in the Defendants’ best financial interest, not in the interest of justice and truth. Turns out, Altonaga’s child had been given stock in the Defendants’ company (Sony) and her husband works for the law firm, Holland and Knight as a partner and Sony is one of their biggest clients. That’s a multi-million dollar account. So they put food on her table and as such, she ruled in their favor.

R. Allen Stanford was arrested a few months ago for running a ponzi scheme

It’s this same sort of thing that allowed R. Allen Stanford to win a case in Miami he should not have. It’s a shame, as had integrity prevailed in the case years ago, when a man formally sued and accused him in court, of running a ponzi scheme, providing proof thereof, investors in America, Britain and the Caribbean, would have saved billions of their hardearned life savings.

This year it was revealed, the FBI also knew since 1998, what Stanford was doing in running a ponzi scheme, but kept silent, allowing it to continue, instead of arresting him and stopping the financial damages a decade ago, which grew to terrible proportions over the last 10 years.

The case against Stanford was dismissed and the innocent, truth telling Plaintiff, was ordered to pay that crook Stanford $300,000 in court costs and damages. Talk about corrupt. Read about it by clicking here. Stanford’s chief financial officer has now pled guilty, disclosing their criminal misconduct.

As stated above, Obama promised “change” and “transparency” in government. So, let’s see if things have changed regarding the government, court system and corporate America or if my rights will be corruptly violated again in court.

It will also be a bellwether to you, the business owner and the domestic/global investor, as to the true state of things in the corporate and court sector.

I filed the case in the appropriate jurisdiction, under the appropriate laws, it is formatted according to the rules of federal procedure and I have successful proved access and misconduct that are a proximate cause of the clear cut damages I sustained.

The case has been assigned to judge Jose Martinez. However, the magistrate judge providing oversight, is the same one from the 2005 Madonna case, judge Stephen Brown (18 magistrate judges and I get the same one again). However, once again, I’m going to act in good faith.

I will post all the details of the case as it transpires, every single aspect, on the Judiciary Report and its affiliated sites. I’m also asking you to forward the lawsuit link to as many people as possible, to create awareness about the case.

The more people that know about it, the less inclined those Hollywood Kabbalah loons should be, in continuing to harass and terrorize me.


Obama Creates Cyber Security Branch (Hollywood Pedophiles)

June 7, 2009 Comments off

Obama Creates Cyber Security Branch

Hollywood Pedophiles

President Barack Obama

Today, President Barack Obama announced the creation of a Cyber Security department of the U.S. government to combat hacks into the national internet infrastructure.

Presently, the FBI has a computer intrusion department named “CIP” that goes by other names as well, but their performance has been very poor in stopping major hacks into domestic government and private sector computer networks.

Just last week, I read a feedback column link that led to an article featuring a U.S. general stating America may begin to respond to cyber attacks with military force.

During the press conference today, President Obama spoke of people breaking the law by “hacking” into computers and “stealing intellectual property” (copyrights, trademarks and patents).

Note to Madonna: he’s talking about you, witch!

President Obama even referred to a company that lost $400,000,000 via this criminal practice. It appears Madonna and her associates in Hollywood have set the new standard for dirty business dealings in this regard among criminals, creating a nasty template for others to follow. Hollywood private investigator, Anthony Pellicano, had hackers on staff that specialized in this deceitful, illegal practice. Madonna was one of his clients.

As many of you have also witnessed, when I write something on the site that is unflattering about Madonna, my websites (and computers) get hacked, sabotaged and delayed.

Intellectual property theft is vile, cowardly, lazy and disgraceful. It says to the country and the world, one is too dumb and untalented to author creative works, therefore one will take the dishonorable route of stealing from others’ federally registered intellectual property.

In my case, the thefts of my copyrights became very malicious and sick. For example, Madonna’s cohorts at Lions Gate, a defendant in the 2005 Aisha v. Madonna case, which the latter bought out in violation of criminal statues, went so far, as to arrogantly and criminally steal more copyrights from me two years later in 2007.

The commercial and critical flop “Good Luck Chuck” was stolen from my copyrights. To be nasty, this is what they did with my preexisting copyright they butchered with their stupidity and vileness.

My preexisting copyright was a wonderful, romantic, fictitious movie treatment I wrote about an affluent man on a dating site and women finding out about it and flocking to him. The later released Lions Gate film “Good Luck Chuck” is about an affluent man, whose profile is posted on a dating site and women flocking to him.

That’s an illegal duplication of my copyright, which Madonna criminally gained an unlawfully made copy of, along with my voluminous Copyrighted Catalog, via criminal hacking, performed by Digilink, the company that began hosting her website several years ago.

Here’s where it gets really sick. In the infringing film “Good Luck Chuck” they added items not in my copyright, such as crass, pornographic sex scenes and a character named ANISHA which is one letter away from my real, legal name AISHA. Not to mention, the lead female character in the film, played by Jessica Alba, is named “CAM” and one of my private nicknames I use is “KAM” short for my middle name KAMILAH. They are both pronounced the same as well.

It was a stupid and criminally incriminating thing to do. The infringing film “Good Luck Chuck” constitutes major violations of the law and is more than enough to obtain a devastating indictment and convictions, for all involved, for criminal copyright infringement, computer intrusion and violations of various human rights laws.

Hollywood Pedophiles

Here’s where the infringement “Good Luck Chuck” gets even sicker. The character ANISHA starts off as an 8-year-old girl (which coincidentally is the age I immigrated to America from Jamaica).

To be nasty, they made this character a goth 8-year-old virgin wearing a leather bra, trying to lose her virginity in a closet with an 8-year-old boy (never happened to me by the way, as I took a Christian vow of chastity until marriage, which I wrote about on my site a few years ago in the Q&A section).

However, Lions Gate turned my wholesome, romantic, copyright about a grown, affluent man on a dating site and grown women finding out about it and flocking to him, into a nasty, depraved, promiscuous piece of pornographic garbage.

The nasty PEDOPHILES at Lions Gate should be locked up for not only criminal copyright infringement and hacking, but for filming and broadcasting that piece of nastiness featuring the character ANISHA, an 8-year-old, underage, preteen girl in a black leather bra, skimpy skirt, black lipstick and goth hairstyle, trying to have sex in a closet with an 8-year-old boy. The scene is disgusting and PEDOPHILIC. You’re nasty PEDOPHILES for thinking that is filmable entertainment.

It reveals the sick levels of mental illness present in Hollywood that they could do something so deplorable. This is the terrible level of mental illness the FBI has running loose around the streets of Los Angeles.

Hollywood is disgusting and severely mentally ill. You need serious counseling with a side order of institutionalization.

Imagine that. I have been quietly working on copyrights and patents to improve people’s health and you animals are criminally robbing and defaming me with my own copyrighted work, in criminal violation of the law. What nasty message do you think that sends to the public about you.

But, it is the same sick pattern of mental illness rearing its ugly head throughout the case I reported to the FBI that they claim they are investigating.

As mentioned the other day, Madonna recently, criminally stole another of my preexisting copyrights, that has been sitting in the Library of Congress in D.C. from 2006, that is my life story and ripped it off in a sick, obsessive manner, for her so-called directorial debut “Filth And Wisdom.”

The lead character in Madonna’s rip off “Filth And Wisdom” is an immigrant named A.K. aspiring to be a singer, writer and poet. In my 2006 preexisting copyrighted movie script, I star in the biopic as myself, an immigrant aspiring to be a singer, writer and poet, whose initials are A.K. (short for “Aisha Kamilah”).

What kind of sickos criminally steal copyrights from a writer, then include the defrauded writer’s name in the script as a character. That screams severe mental illness and sends the nation and the world a horrific message about Hollywood.

Madonna and co. even stole one of my copyrights about my homeland Jamaica, where I lived for years and Miami, where I’ve lived for two and a half decades, adding slurs to the script, sure to offend Jamaica and even started making arrangements to fly to Jamaica to begin filming it.

I’ve quietly been living in Miami for 25 years. I have no criminal record or history of strange conduct. I have a genius level IQ and spend my time at home, on my computers, doing research work and authoring patents and copyrights. I spend a lot of time authoring items for science and medical patents, to improve people’s health and quality of life.

I don’t bother people. I don’t go to clubs, industry parties, none of that. Yet, the aforementioned animals in Hollywood have been viciously targeting, robbing and attacking me, unprovoked and invading my privacy in very sick ways.

Who could be happy or pleased with that kind of criminal interference in their life. It’s disgraceful. The human rights abuses and civil rights violations I have been subjected to are so sick.

Her conduct and that of her cronies in Hollywood has been ugly and unjustifiable. There is no excuse for it.


Sony’s Madness

Obama’s Remarks On Cybersecurity

Friday, May 29, 2009 – President Obama’s remarks on his administration’s cybersecurity review on Friday in the East Room of the White House:

I know how it feels to have privacy violated because it has happened to me and the people around me. It’s no secret that my presidential campaign harnessed the Internet and technology to transform our politics. What isn’t widely known is that during the general election hackers managed to penetrate our computer systems. To all of you who donated to our campaign, I want you to all rest assured, our fundraising website was untouched. (Laughter.) So your confidential personal and financial information was protected.

But between August and October, hackers gained access to emails and a range of campaign files, from policy position papers to travel plans. And we worked closely with the CIA — with the FBI and the Secret Service and hired security consultants to restore the security of our systems. It was a powerful reminder: In this Information Age, one of your greatest strengths — in our case, our ability to communicate to a wide range of supporters through the Internet — could also be one of your greatest vulnerabilities…

But every day we see waves of cyber thieves trolling for sensitive information — the disgruntled employee on the inside, the lone hacker a thousand miles away, organized crime, the industrial spy and, increasingly, foreign intelligence services. In one brazen act last year, thieves used stolen credit card information to steal millions of dollars from 130 ATM machines in 49 cities around the world — and they did it in just 30 minutes. A single employee of an American company was convicted of stealing intellectual property reportedly worth $400 million. It’s been estimated that last year alone cyber criminals stole intellectual property from businesses worldwide worth up to $1 trillion.

In short, America’s economic prosperity in the 21st century will depend on cybersecurity…

This new approach starts at the top, with this commitment from me: From now on, our digital infrastructure — the networks and computers we depend on every day — will be treated as they should be: as a strategic national asset. Protecting this infrastructure will be a national security priority. We will ensure that these networks are secure, trustworthy and resilient. We will deter, prevent, detect, and defend against attacks and recover quickly from any disruptions or damage.

To give these efforts the high-level focus and attention they deserve — and as part of the new, single National Security Staff announced this week — I’m creating a new office here at the White House that will be led by the Cybersecurity Coordinator. Because of the critical importance of this work, I will personally select this official. I’ll depend on this official in all matters relating to cybersecurity, and this official will have my full support and regular access to me as we confront these challenges…

House Of Representatives To Apologize For Slavery

September 24, 2008 Comments off

It was announced today that the U.S. House Of Representatives is to apologize for slavery. To draw on what I wrote about slavery yesterday, if you want to apologize for it, stop practicing it.

Not to mention under Bush’s FBI, America has the worst human rights record in the world (click here for FBI Patriot Act abuse story I broke in 2006). Throw in Guantanamo and its pretty much written in stone.

Then there is nasty, foul, degenerate Hollywood, wiretapping, burglarizing and terrorizing innocent people, through PI’s like Anthony Pellicano, for no reason other that arrogance, greed and extreme perversion.

When you actually clean all that illegal nastiness up in Hollywood and stop the additional human rights abuses coming out of Washington, then and only then, can you actually say you’ve changed.

Until then, people will continue to go by cases like Jena Six, Sean Bell, and others, for reference as to the iniquitous way blacks are treated in America by the government and Hollywood.

You know what else would be good, if you could get the FBI to apologize for murdering the greatest American that ever lived, Martin Luther King jr (read below where former FBI agents are saying this).

For the life of me I don’t understand how that alleged law enforcement entity in Washington didn’t get shutdown long ago. But give it time, and you will find out that FBI headquarters did something so bad, it will leave you little choice.

House poised to apologize for slavery, Jim Crow

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The House of Representatives was poised Tuesday to pass a resolution apologizing to African-Americans for slavery and the era of Jim Crow.

The nonbinding resolution, which is expected to pass, was introduced by Rep. Steve Cohen, a white lawmaker who represents a majority black district in Memphis, Tennessee.

While many states have apologized for slavery, it will be first time a branch of the federal government will apologize for slavery if the resolution passes, an aide to Cohen said.

By passing the resolution, the House would also acknowledge the “injustice, cruelty, brutality and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow.”

African-Americans continue to suffer from the consequences of slavery and Jim Crow — long after both systems were formally abolished — through enormous damage and loss, both tangible and intangible, including the loss of human dignity and liberty, the frustration of careers and professional lives, and the long-term loss of income and opportunity,” the resolution states.

The House would also commit itself to stopping “the occurrence of human rights violations in the future,” if it passes the resolution.

Covering Up the MLK Murder

“I saw how the agents in the Atlanta bureau laughed and were so happy when King was killed.” …

“I knew that the FBI would go to any lengths to accomplish its ends: assassination, murder, anything. But after I saw Coretta King on television talking so passionately about finding the truth, I decided to step forward.”

On how the investigation of the King case will proceed under Reno, Wilson said, “The Justice Department has a track record of deception and lies. I have no confidence in the outcome of this inquiry. I know my information has been tampered with and will be discounted.”


FBI agents did assassinate Martin Luther King, a 1999 Memphis jury determined. Read ACT OF STATE by Attorney William pepper for an account of the trial. There is a long history of FBI agents using explosives to assassinate Civil Rights workers, environmentalists and Political activists.

For starters read the book EYES TO MY SOUL and the accounts of former FBI agent Tyronne Powers where he describes how other agents blew up his FBI issued vehicle with him in it when he was writing his expose of FBI Death Squad activities.

Sick Surveillance

August 12, 2008 Comments off

Hidden Camera Case Results In Indictment

NOTE 6-26-08: Madonna’s hackers from this case (that also discusses hidden cams) who work at Digilink which is the company that hosted her site for years have been hacking the site and deleting photos from this article. I am working to fix the problem.

In an age where technology is so much apart of our lives, some sick, insidious people have taken to abusing it in ways that sends a terrible message as to how depraved and disgusting they are.

I am referring to the abuse of hidden cameras. The perpetrators in these case are sick people that particularly prey on women who are being stalked and separately children in schools.

Recently, the FBI and DOJ indicted an Atlantic City Council president, Craig Callaway, for illegally filming a rival in a motel room using a hidden camera in a Sony clock radio (see photo below). Craig then used the illegally made footage in an attempt to blackmail and taunt his victim. He is currently serving 40 months on a bribery charge and is now being tried on the hidden camera and blackmail charge:

The (FBI) agent also testified in detail about the plot to lure Robinson to the Bayview Motel in neighboring Absecon. Callaway, his brothers David and Ronald, and a friend, Floyd Tally, approached the motel owner and said they wanted to rent adjacent rooms so they could secretly videotape someone, the agent said. The Callaways, Tally and City Councilman John Schultz are all charged in the case.

They got rooms 101 and 102, and Tally placed a camera hidden in a clock radio inside one of the rooms, Eckel said. The camera sent a video stream to a recorder in the adjacent room, he said.

The agent said the Callaways paid a woman, whom he did not identify, between $150 and $200 to lure Robinson to the motel and perform a sex act on him.

Idle Hands Are The Devil’s Workshop

Some in Hollywood and Washington political circles have taken to hiring expensive private investigators. These individuals are unscrupulous, and very similar to recently convicted and jailed private eye, Anthony Pellicano, in their practice of using illegal methods to spy on innocent people their rich clients wish to target.

Said private investigators are now resorting to the unsavory, nasty, perverse, illegal surveillance tactic of tampering with cable boxes, clock radios, DVD players, VCRs and Direct TV units to spy on innocent people in their own homes, via breaking into targets’ houses and installing hidden cameras in the aforementioned household electronic items. The Direct TV satellite is then used for illegal purposes.

The client is given a password protected web site address, username and password to access the illegal feed streaming from the victim’s home. Yes, this is happening in America of all places, in criminal violation of the Constitution and the U.S. code. What kind of nasty animal does something like that.

Anyone that wants to illegally and surreptitiously be in another’s home that badly without permission is severely mentally ill, extremely perverted and a sick danger to the public, who needs to be locked away.

Websites Advertising Hidden Cameras

As you can see from the items in the above posted photo and the accompanying links, everyday household products are being altered by surveillance companies to include hidden cameras, that are being abused by nasty, perverted people to illegally spy on others. The whole thing is sick and getting out of control.

There are websites that advertise hidden camera products in everyday items. Hidden cameras that are not visible to the untrained eye, as they are as small as the tip of a pin, and when sold in items like DVD players, clock radios, pens, the victim does not realize they are being spied on.

One may say, that’s some advance government spy stuff, but sadly, these items are being bought by non-government people in the public that are severely abusing them…and being sent to prison for it.

It’s a new breed of nastiness that is utterly abominable.

Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution or U.S. Code are there any allowances for filming people without permission in places and situations where privacy is to be expected such as in their homes or apartments. That is thoroughly illegal and reprehensible.

Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution or U.S. Code are there any allowances for filming people without permission in places and situations where privacy is to be expected such as in hotel rooms, motel rooms, public bathrooms and or changing rooms.

However, this is happening and people have been going to prison for it.

The whole thing is nasty, sick and depraved. What message does it send to people about you as a person that you engage in such sick conduct, deeming it appropriate to spy on others in their homes, in such a terrible manner that is completely criminal. Only an animal or beast would do such a thing. The level of depravity some are steeped in is positively vile.

Billionaire Arrested Over Drug And Sex Lairs

June 6, 2008 Comments off

Henry T. Nicholas III

The next story is really out there. The billionaire CEO of Broadcom, Henry T. Nicholas III, has been indicted by the FBI (DOJ) on stupendous charges of trafficking in cocaine, Ecstasy and methamphetamine, spiking employees drinks with drugs, and running underground drug and sex lairs in his homes.

Are they sure he’s not a rapper (just kidding). Seriously, this dude must be taking some pure grade drugs to be doing this stuff. Here’s hoping he gets sober and gets his life together.

Billionaire Drug Bust

Broadcom’s co-founder charged in tawdry narcotics indictment. A technology billionaire was a drug fiend who trafficked in cocaine, Ecstasy, and methamphetamine, spiked the drinks of business associates and employees, hired prostitutes for himself and others, and maintained several narcotics dens, including one in an underground lair at his Los Angeles mansion, prosecutors charge.

In a remarkable federal indictment unsealed today in Los Angeles, Broadcom co-founder Henry T. Nicholas III is portrayed as an out-of-control wild man who scored drug caches for Super Bowl parties and rock festivals and had his dealer invoice him for these illicit purchases.

Story found here

NY Governor Eliot Spitzer Caught With His Pants Down…Literally

March 11, 2008 Comments off
Married New York Governor And Father Of Three Snared In Prostitution Ring

March 10. 2008

Wealthy New York governor Eliot Spitzer was exposed by the FBI as being a customer of a prostitution ring. He is refusing to step down. Does the public have to Alberto Gonzales you into retirement. People are calling for you to step down.

The Lord works in mysterious ways. As some of you who’ve been with the site for a few years know, I’m not Eliot Spitzer’s #1 fan.

In late 2005, during the start of the Aisha v. Madonna legal case, I sent a copy of it and a formal complaint to the FBI right before filing suit.

I also sent a separate copy of the lawsuit along with a formal complaint to Spitzer’s office, who was then the New York attorney general. Madonna’s label Warner Bros does business out of New York and broke multiple laws in the case, which fell under Spitzer’s jurisdiction.

Eliot Spitzer and wife Silda at swearing in

I received two conflicting letters from Spitzer’s office in response to the formal complaint I sent. One said if they needed me to testify I would be contacted and the other said Warner Bros’ criminal conduct was “a private legal matter.”

Upon receiving the responses, I’m staring at both letters from his office thinking they have Tourrettes. Me being the understanding, caring negro I am, didn’t bother to argue and put the incident in the United Nations Human Rights complaint I later filed, deeming his office’s response inexcusable and corrupt.

Someone is committing crimes out of the state of New York on your watch and your office deems it a “private legal matter”? I guess prostitution is a “private legal matter” as well.

It is clear you are not seeing things as crimes that are actually crimes according to the law of the land. Your moral compass is off – Titanic kind of off.

How can you say you won’t resign when you’ve broken laws you swore to uphold. It’s not like you were busted using the n-word, as that would appalling, but legal as it is protected by free speech laws. Prostitution is not legal.

Eliot Spitzer and wife Silda

Let me start this segment by noting, as a Christian, I believe adultery is a sin and morally wrong. I don’t condone or encourage it. God says He forgives it though, so don’t feel hopeless over your bad choices. Having written that, my question is, why would you as a high profile lawman think it safe to go to a prostitute, as opposed to the bimbo secretary. I don’t get that.

Furthermore, you’re rich and in an influential job, there are bimbos that would have dated you on the side for free or at least for the price of dinner. Why pick a prostitute.

You need to ask your wife for forgiveness, thank God she didn’t punch you at that televised news conference, go home and try to rebuild your family.

In closing, you of all people should have known better than to trust the FBI.

“The federal investigation of a New York prostitution ring was triggered by Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s suspicious money transfers, initially leading agents to believe Spitzer was hiding bribes, according to federal officials.

It was only months later that the IRS and the FBI determined that Spitzer wasn’t hiding bribes but payments to a company called QAT, what prosecutors say is a prostitution operation operating under the name of the Emperors Club.

As recently as this past Valentine’s Day, Feb. 13, Spitzer, who officials say is identified in a federal complaint as “Client 9,” arranged for a prostitute “Kristen” to meet him in Washington, D.C.

The woman met Client 9 at the Mayflower Hotel, room 871, “for her tryst,” according to the complaint. Client 9 also is alleged to have paid for the woman’s train tickets, cab fare, mini bar and room service, travel time and hotel.

The suspicious financial activity was initially reported by a bank to the IRS which, under direction from the Justice Department, brought kin the FBI’s Public Corruption Squad.

“We had no interest at all in the prostitution ring until the thing with Spitzer led us to learn about it,” said one Justice Department official.”

Spitzer, who made his name by bringing high-profile cases against many of New York’s financial giants, is likely to be prosecuted under a relatively obscure statute called “structuring,” according to a Justice Department official…”

Story found here

Warner Music In More Trouble

February 9, 2008 Comments off
The Department Of Justice Launches Anti-Trust Probe Into “Total Music”

February 8. 2008

Warner Bros is not having a good month. Not only is its CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. under formal investigation in France for insider trading and a massive stock buyback, the Department Of Justice in America has launched a probe into Total Music, a web site that the company is apart of along with Sony BMG and Universal. Bronfman also has ties to Universal.

Total Music was supposed to be the rival of Apple’s iTunes, which launched the iPod media player and 99 cent song download site.

“Warner Music chief accused of insider trading”

Warner Music Group CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. faces preliminary charges of insider trading as part of a probe into alleged wrongdoing at French media and telecom group Vivendi Universal, French judicial officials said Thursday. He is a former vice chairman of Vivendi.

In another development, Universal Music Group, the world’s largest record company, has been asked by the U.S. Justice Department about its proposal to form a digital music service with competitors, a person familiar with the matter said. Universal is a unit of Vivendi.

When an entire industry colludes to set terms and pricing, the Department of Justice tends to get interested for antitrust reasons.

Apparently, that is what is happening. According to the Music Ally newsletter, the DoJ has served Universal and Sony/BMG with notices to find out more about Total Music, and has also requested information from Warner Music Group and EMI (see update below).

Story found here