Sunday, July 30, 2006

Connecticut, A Liar's Paradise for Judges and Cops

Full of Crap

The Connecticut Judiciary might be guilty of everything except raping alter boys behind the pew. They came up with an email where you can complain to them, about them.

Alert the media, they might actually do something to fix their BS. The Judiciary runs everything in Connecticut. The type of toilet paper sold in the state might also be a pick of their iron hand written with metal fingers.

The Police are Armed Revenue Collectors, and the elected officials are puppets that have butts that really hurt from where they get stuck by the police and the Black Robed Mafia, the Judges.
An email I have received from the “Lie Their Faces off, Blacked Robed Mafia” below the fold.

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RE: Improper Jury Instructions Video Tape Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 08:22:20 -0400

From: “Public Access” Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert

To: “Steven Erickson”

CC: “Public Access”

Good morning, Mr. Erickson - we do appreciate your taking the time to forward comments and suggestions. Your concerns have been noted. The Public Access Task Force is conducting a study, however, and is not charged with investigating specific complaints. I hope this clarifies the purpose of the e-mail address for the Task Force.


From: Steven Erickson [] Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2006 8:18 AM

To: Public Access Subject: Re: Improper Jury Instructions Video Tape

Are you going to investigate my accusations and make corrections for any errors or wrongdoing?

Thank you,
Steven G. Erickson

Public Access wrote: Good afternoon Mr. Erickson, Thank you for taking the time to provide the Public Access Task Force members with your concerns pertaining to the Norwich Court, a judicial complaint about a judge and the jury instruction video. We appreciate the time and effort you put into presenting these concerns.


From: Steven Erickson []

Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 4:22 PM To:

Subject: Improper Jury Instructions Video Tape

Improper Jury Instructions Video Tape To Whom It May Concern at the Connecticut Judiciary:

I have been told by numerous people that no one to their knowledge ever went to prison for a first offence of Assault 3rd and Breach of Peace, 2 misdemeanors, especially a victim of a mugging on his/her own property where the crime victim, the homeowner is forced to defend him or herself. The Jury was show a videotape of how to find me guilty, but there was nothing about finding me innocent or about reasonable doubt.

The jury was tainted and the trial was not legitimate for this and so many other reasons. Please read the trial transcripts and remove Judge Jonathan Kaplan Docket # CR01-0074672..

Steven G. Erickson
PO Box 730
Enfield, CT 06083

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Jury Duty Tapes Edited To Fix Errors
9:46 AM EST, January 30, 2004 By DIANE STRUZZI, The Hartford Courant

Judicial officials have recalled and re-edited about 65 videotapes used statewide to introduce potential jurors to the court system after a Superior Court judge ruled they contained inaccurate statements about the law.

The videos, called “Pursuit of Justice” and “The Voir Dire,” have been seen by individuals called in for jury duty.

“Pursuit of Justice” presents an overview of the judicial branch, including an explanation of the role of juries.

“The Voir Dire” talks about the jury selection process, in particular the procedure in which lawyers question potential jurors.

Superior Court Judge Richard Dyer, sitting in Rockville, made his ruling after Public Defender Karen Goodrow requested that the tapes not be shown to potential jurors in a drunken-driving case.

Goodrow argued that the videos were prejudicial and wrongly instructed potential jurors about their role and the law. The portions of the tapes being disputed focused, in part, on statements about jurors determining “guilt or innocence” of a defendant.

“They’re never instructed to find if a person is innocent,” Goodrow said.

“You could be in a situation where a jury feels the state has not proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt, but feels [the defendant] is not innocent. But because they’re following the law they have to find him not guilty.”

Dyer found that several comments in the videos could undermine the presumption of a defendant’s innocence and ordered that they not be shown to prospective jurors in the drunken-driving case.

“Although the court believes that proper final instructions could completely cure any potential harm caused by the few erroneous introductory instructions referenced above, the court finds that it is improper to knowingly present any inaccurate or possibly prejudicial information to potential jurors,” Dyer wrote in his Jan. 7 decision.

He did not uphold other objections raised by Goodrow, including her objection to the inclusion of the American flag and the U.S. Constitution in one video. Tolland County State’s Attorney Matthew Gedansky said his office argued against Goodrow’s motion, but respects the judge’s ruling.

Judge Jonathan Kaplan, administrative judge for the Tolland Judicial District, immediately suspended the use of the videos and alerted the deputy chief court administrator and chief administrative judge for criminal courts.

“Once I’m on notice that a judge of the Superior Court feels that something we do has some constitutional problems in it, my feeling is it was irresponsible to just ignore that and show the movies in other cases,” Kaplan said.

Dyer’s ruling had an immediate ripple effect throughout the state judicial system. Chief Court Administrator Joseph Pellegrino called on several judges to review the tapes and determine if changes should be made, according to Melissa Farley, a spokeswoman for the judicial branch.

The judges decided the tapes should be re-edited, and on Jan. 12 Pellegrino sent e-mails to all administrative judges asking them not to show the tapes. E-mails also were sent to other court officials and to law libraries, requesting they return the tapes.

“We thought we should give the benefit of the doubt to taking out those statements [Dyer] thought were objectionable,” Pellegrino said.

“Of course, we could have waited for an appeal, but if the Appellate Court found he was right then there might be some cases that might be overturned ...” Farley said she believes this is the first time a Superior Court judge has issued a decision regarding the videos.

An earlier version of “Pursuit of Justice” was edited after several criminal lawyers voiced concerns about the tape, Farley said.

The changes will be the first made to the “The Voir Dire,”, which was produced after the legislature passed a law regarding jury selection in 1996.

The late Judge John Maloney largely guided the making of both videos and received suggestions from various lawyer organizations, Farley said.

The changes to the tapes included omitting an announcer’s statement about juries and judges determining “an individual’s guilt or innocence” and a judge’s statement about deciding the guilt or innocence of the accused, according to information provided by the judicial branch.

Changes have been completed on “Pursuit of Justice,” which is being redistributed to courts. Changes to “The Voir Dire” are expected to be done soon and redistribution completed within the next 10 days, Farley said.

Meanwhile , judges will give oral instructions to potential jurors.

Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Paul Murray said that if jurors were prejudiced by the remarks on the videos it was only in a minor way and, as Dyer pointed out, the errors could be corrected by other means.

Several defense lawyers appeared split on the impact of the videos on potential jurors. Michael Georgetti, chairman of the Hartford County Bar Association’s criminal justice committee, said he typically asks potential jurors what they thought about the tapes, but has never challenged the videos.

“First impressions are lasting impressions, and what they see in the first hour of jury duty is probably what they remember the most,” he said.

“If I have to pick a jury between now and the time the tapes come out, I’ll make a motion for a continuance so the jury indoctrination can be reviewed by me.”

Richard R. Brown said he doesn’t believe the videos affect the jurors.

“My primary reason for that feeling is Connecticut has, beyond question, the best voir dire system for the selection of jurors,” he said.

“I feel any deficiencies in the videos were cured by an opportunity to thoroughly question prospective jurors before being seated at trial. ... I think in the real world it’s much ado about nothing.”

But Chief Public Defender Gerard Smyth called Dyer’s decision “extremely important because it’s difficult enough to get jurors to engage in the presumption of innocence when someone is arrested and charged with a crime.”

“Sometimes jurors are left with the impression that their oath and obligation is to convict the guilty. Their obligation goes beyond that,” he said.

“What remains to be seen is whether or not the revised version of the tapes remedies the problems.”

Goodrow said it would be a good time to overhaul the videos using suggestions from defense lawyers, prosecutors, judges and other court personnel. Some defense lawyers agree. Pellegrino said he isn’t opposed to the suggestion and would be happy to do whatever it takes to create better videos.

Defense lawyer M.H. Reese Norris, who in the past has challenged one of the videos, said he supports the idea.

“If you have everyone’s input,” he said, “you won’t have this problem in the future.”

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Barbara D. Sattal?


Is this Barbara D. Sattal with a birth date of May 21, 1960 or 1954, she has used various birth years? She is probably now 52.

She has frequented Stafford Springs, Connecticut, also the towns of Enfield, Windsor Locks CT, West Springfield Massachusetts, various campgrounds, and with anyone that will take her in and pay her bills.

Barbara is allegedly a freelance confidential informant or may do contract work or be employed by the Connecticut State Police and/or Feds.

She has been known to help take down businesses and individuals targeted for a downfall by Police and/or anal members of the Connecticut Judiciary.

She allegedly has posed as a prostitute and other occupations to set up stings and has been known to have "sticky fingers". Two Stafford Springs Bars were allegedly taken down with Barbara's undercover work. She helps the police with their vendettas and harassment of citizens that get too mouthy about police misconduct or that propose laws to elected officials that police or the judiciary don't like such as Civilian Oversight and accountability for wrong doing and to act in the Public's best interest and Constitutionally.

Barbara may have attended this Police Brutality Protest in Stratford, Connecticut.

My email is and my address is Steven G. Erickson, PO Box 730, Enfield, CT 06083

A past post:

December 12, 2003

Anatomy of the Good Ole Boy Network

I have provided more information and history on my Stafford Springs, Connecticut, nightmare.

Anyone that wants to know dates and full names, instead of just the initials below, I can email you more information. I am not afraid of libel, nor slander, as long as I am diligent enough to be 100% accurate. If you are sick of this, just skip this post. Thank you,
Steven G. Erickson

click link below for more


I talked with the Stafford, CT, selectman in the Fall of ’98 after I had bought the boarded up 3 and 4 family, at the beginning of the main drag, near the town’s cannon. The selectman told me that to deal with the drug problem, 2 bars in town were going to get closed down, the Springs House Cafe, the Finish Line Cafe (Stafford has a NASCAR speedway in town), and possibly even Munn’s Pub which was on the outskirts near the lake.

The owner of the Finish Line ended up with his business closed and in prison. It was alleged that the bartender, a tall, stunning model, at the Finish Line was going to go down to, but she at some point started dating a Connecticut State Police Officer.

Before the highly publicized, and political, raid of the Finish Line Cafe, it seemed that drug dealing was allowed to go on, and go, even though many complained and gave names. Properties and businesses can be taken under the nuisance statute. I think the drug dealing was used to take the bar and allowed to go on promoting crime and getting even more caught up in the crack cocaine scourge.

The Finish Line had better heat, and Lark’s Cafe in the center of downtown seemed to be lacking customers and was in danger of closing.

But, the owner of Lark’s was a close personal friend of the then selectman of Stafford.

The Springs House offered a varied menu and did a good lunch time business as it was located in one of the oldest bed and breakfast areas in possibly our nation’s first resort town, because presidents and others came for the reported healing powers of the Spring’s waters.

The Spring’s House ended up getting closed over and over for infractions. It was alleged that there were efforts to take the owner’s house and property. It is alleged that the owner decided to go bankrupt, in order not to end up as others, in prison. But, it did allegedly take a toll on his marriage and his former financial security and retirement.

Meanwhile Lark’s is doing extremely well, and it is alleged that the Stafford Town Police and Connecticut State Police cut back the DUI patrols on Mondays and Wednesdays. Which are Lark’s two biggest nights due to the pool leagues, and important members of town are possibly involved in the league, and the business at Lark’s doesn’t need to be hurt by someone getting a DUI or busted for drugs.

It is alleged that drugs have been used and dealt openly, more so than in the other bars that were allegedly seized or forced to close for that very reason.

Pizza Parlor owners new to town were said to hurt the main Pizza Parlors with history in the town of Stafford. These newcomers allegedly got extra ‘attention’ from the building inspector and health department and were then closed down. I guess THEY weren’t grand fathered in.

An art dealer was alleged to be mouthy and did not have relations or powerful friends in town, the building inspector went after him, and that couple’s business closed. The owner did not go quietly as he blasted Stafford in interviews saying it was not a business friendly place to be.

Independent discount and specialty stores, and even some chains, came to Stafford, to find out the hard way, their mistake.

Those that lived downtown involved in prostitution, living at landlord’s and taxpayer’s expense, in the heroine and cocaine trade, break-ins, and fencing stolen prescription drugs and heirlooms of the elderly, were shoplifting whatever they could and occasionally getting jobs, embezzling cash and even more items left the stores, not paid for.

When I was on the crime watch in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, sometime shortly after I had bought the single family house with my wife at a HUD auction in late ‘94, I attended a meeting where the selectman said that the riffraff, drug, and crime problem would be dealt with by squeezing out landlords.

Getting rid of landlords, that are not the bigwigs in town, would be accomplished by going through financial records, sending the building inspectors out, tearing down properties as soon as possible if the owner was foreclosed upon, using the nuisance statute or similar, and further squeezing landlords by taking away, on street, parking wherever possible.

I stood up and complained about not enough being done about the vandalism and about the drive thru drug market going on all hours on my street back in ‘95. A town policeman had harsh words with me. My wife fell down the stairs as she had too little water and not enough fluids.

I called for an ambulance. That same cop, slammed me against my house, treated me roughly, and asked what did I do. If that officer was a civilian, how he roughly handled me would constitute assault.

He threatened to arrest me if I resisted and said he believed I pushed my wife down the stairs. He went over my wife and was dismayed when she said I was no where near her during her fall.

The same officer, told me, he doesn’t serve landlords and refused to take my felony property damage complaint when 2 heroine and crack dealer tenants and their children skipped after doing thousands in damage, even ripping wires out of the walls. He is allegedly just as arrogant and disrespectful to other property and business owners that are not politically connected in town.

Months later, after my wife and I were in Europe, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia for over a month for vacation going everywhere all hours with no problems.

I resumed my nightly walks as part of the crime watch. I happened upon a powdered cocaine deal. I was called a ‘Narc’, ‘Undercover cop, and asshole and the biggest one maybe 6” taller than me and maybe outweighing by about 100 pounds picked me up by my neck and started beating me and bit into my ear.

I dialed 9-11 from a payphone as blood ran down my neck, down my chest, soaking my underwear. The drug customers on the scene said they did not know who the man was who attacked me.

I kept being a pain asking police what they were doing to find my assailant. I agreed to take a tour of all of the bars with a number of police officers and we found my assailant. They had driven me to all the bars, but then got extremely rude and told me to walk home. I was then permanently labeled ‘cop caller’ by the teen drug dealers and the adults criminal that Stafford seems to be a breeding ground for.

I inquired what was being done. About 6 weeks later, the officer that tried to arrest me after my wife fell down the stairs, arrested me in front of my wife and neighbors. I asked what I was being arrested for.

Police talked to my assailant and his two friends, that did not know who he was just after P.P. attacked me, later remembered. The 2 signed statements that I had attacked their friend, and my attacker told police that HE was afraid of me, so only I was arrested for Assault and Breach of Peace. So for taking a beating and having my ear bit into because I had happened on a crime in progress, only I was arrested.

Police told me that I was not allowed downtown and not to interfere with their ongoing investigation. An officer told me I did not belong downtown unless I was involved with drugs. It was alleged the guy who attacked me was one of the key players, unwittingly, in closing the Springs House and possibly being able to seize the bar owner’s house also.

I had countless court dates and finally got the prosecutor to nolle the charges. I told her I would have my assailant stand next to me in court. That I would demand that my 9-11 call be played in court. And, I refused to even pay a fine, which started with some ridiculous number in the thousands and went down each work day I had to waste, waiting in long lines in the court, too many days in a number of weeks.

My wife got fed up with Stafford and total me I had poor judgment, we got divorced.

We sold the house and soon after I bought 3 multi family houses containing 9 apartments. The 3 and 4 family houses, that were boarded up, adjoin the single family house I used to own.

I started dating a woman, that I found out, according to her that she had a part in closing the Springs House and the Finish Line Cafe in town and assisted in other assets, property, and cash being seized working as a police informant and sometimes undercover in prostitution stings for the john’s cash and assets.

The woman with the initials, B.S., also claimed she was offered $10,000 to compromise me by finding out if there was any way to link me to drugs or obtain any other information to be used to take my property, but I had played it straight. It was alleged that the church owners would like my property for extra parking, a new library location was being looked for, and a national drug store chain was looking for a convenient site, such as my property.

A ‘Good Ole Boy’ that obtained my property on the ‘cheap’ could have made a windfall, and a killing, with the inside connections of making such a deal possible.

I dumped B.S. when I also found out she was married and had lied about her age. She got divorced, lost her show horse, sold their Enfield, CT, house, and her husband had primary custody of the 6 year old son. B.S. said she could have me arrested for DUI whether I was drinking or not, and that she could protect me with police, or be my worst enemy if I did not take her back.

Barbara stalked me for as many as 2 years. I brought a date to the Stafford properties when my date requested a look at them. My date claimed she was stopped and her person and car were searched after she came out off my property in Stafford, was followed all the way to Avon/Canton area by police and searched again and harassed. The woman said she did not want to be hassled by police just to date me and refused to see me again telling me that was the ONLY reason she would not see me again.

I had worked over 3 years fixing up the properties sometimes ordering tractor-trailer loads of goods from Home Depot.

I had just started making money on rents and looked forward to taking my daughter to Paris with the 100,000 Amex points and buying more property, when I was arrested for resisting a robber, who had been leaving threatening messages and telling my tenants he was going to kill me. I pepper sprayed him when he finally caught me out in the open in my yard after he jumped out of my bushes catching me from behind.

For this I went to prison, losing contact with my daughter, my property, credit, home, business, dog etc, etc.

With no previous record, I went to prison for 2 misdemeanor charges as I was given no option, but to plead guilty and go to prison for 18 months, or face trial at taxpayer expense. You the taxpayer got ripped off for the trial and having to pay the $73/day to keep me locked up. All while the parasites in Stafford were free to commit crimes and suck up tax dollars and whatever they could steal.

Your tax dollars were used to take me off the list as a tax payer, consumer, business owner, and father figure, punishing good, moral behavior, by rewarding bad behavior by ignoring it as it did not produce immediate revenue for the police.

While I was in prison I met the owner of the Cadillac Ranch, a country music and line dancing bar. He claimed he did not pay a person off that had demanded money for ‘protection’. A police informant allegedly set up a drug buy. 3 arrests are needed to take a property under the nuisance statute. The owner was arrested, making 3.

The bar owner had a choice of losing his bar, home, and contact with his family for as much as 9 years, or plead guilty to charges, that he says, he was not guilty of, pay large fines, and serve 18 months, most of which he could serve out in a halfway house where he could still have contact with his wife and kids. He claimed not to have a record before and in now a felon unable to ever own a bar again, losing countless other rights.

I don’t know how the rest of the United State operate their law enforcement, but what I saw in Connecticut for years and years, the rampant corruption, and the lawlessness, especially in the downtowns makes me want to vomit.

-Steven G. Erickson
Connecticut Political Prisoner # 305662, temporarily on the outside, as I refuse to shut my mouth about subjects such as the ones above.

Disclaimer: What is in this post is to my best belief and knowledge.

Links to more information within the Arther L. Spada post


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Posted by: Steven G. Erickson at December 12, 2003 12:56 PM

Truth is the best defense against a claim of defamation.

Translation, you can mention names and facts as much as you want, as long as they are just that - facts. You dont want to use emotion, exaggeration, or anything else though. But you can say whatever you want as long as its the truth.

Posted by: Godfather at December 12, 2003 03:36 PM

Here is more for you Viking:

Panel accuses judge of breaking rules with affair

Tuesday, December 9, 2003
By STEPHANIE RICE, Columbian staff writer

A Clark County District Court judge who was disciplined in 1996 for
having an affair with a court employee has been accused of violating
judicial conduct rules again by having another affair with a staffer.

A statement of charges against Judge Randal B. Fritzler, 59, was
released Monday evening by the state Commission on Judicial

Fritzler, a Hockinson resident, could face punishment including
suspension or removal from office.

Fritzler was first elected to the bench in 1986 and has been
instrumental in creating the county's domestic violence and mental
health courts. He has lectured at conferences worldwide on the
challenge of restructuring the criminal justice system so offenders get
an opportunity to recognize and correct their destructive behavior.

According to a statement by the commission, rumors of Fritzler's
behind-the-scenes behavior have caused a stir at the Clark County
Courthouse that has been "destructive to the reputation of the court."

The employee was not named. But she is widely known to be a
40-year-old who was hired by the District Court in March 2001 and
quickly passed over employees with more seniority to fill coveted clerk

Fritzler, who is married, met the woman when she was in a class he
taught at Clark College in 1990 and '91.

"Since the time of her hiring to the present, rumors of (Fritzler's)
close personal relationship with this employee and apparent favoritism
based on that relationship have disrupted the orderly administration of
the court workplace and adversely affected morale for court
employees, administrators and fellow judicial officers," the commission

Fellow judges warned Fritzler about the relationship, according to
the commission.

The commission alleges that Fritzler violated three canons of the
Code of Judicial Conduct by failing to "uphold the integrity" of the
judiciary, failing to "avoid impropriety and the appearance of
impropriety" and failing to "perform the duties of the office impartially
and diligently."

The commission says the relationship violates the terms of its 1996
disciplinary order, in which Fritzler was censured for having a sexual
affair with a judicial secretary whose attorney husband was arguing
cases before Fritzler.

Fritzler was ordered to take a course on judicial ethics and not
"repeat such violations."

Censure is the strongest verbal discipline the commission can
invoke short of recommending suspension or removal from the bench.

The Washington Supreme Court has final say on all punishment.

According to the commission, it received a complaint about Fritzler
in September 2002 and subsequent complaints in February and
September of this year.

Investigations are kept confidential until the statement of charges are
released, but the matter has been anything but a secret at the Clark
County Courthouse. Rumors of the pending investigation have been
swirling so long that attorneys have been speculating who the Clark
County Commissioners will appoint to replace Fritzler on the five-judge

Fritzler, who could not be reached for comment Monday evening,
has three weeks to respond to the charges.

Unless Fritzler stipulates to the allegations, there will be a public
hearing on the matter, after which the 11-member commission will
recommend a punishment to the Washington Supreme Court.

The commission consists of six nonattorney members, three judges
and two attorneys who are appointed by the governor, the Washington
State Bar Association and judicial organizations to serve four-year

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Posted by: at December 14, 2003 11:26 AM

CT PD, Eat Shit

Posted by: at April 27, 2004 07:43 AM

Mark Gordon, formerly of 5 Church St, Stafford Springs, Connecticut 06076, allegedly part of an engineering firm that were contracted to build the buildings at the Stafford Town Dump, told me that officials openly demanded and got a $100,000 bribe from his bosses.

Posted by: Steven G. Erickson at May 4, 2004 09:29 AM

The Country with the Best Spies and Covert Ops, Rules


Information is power

Does Israel have open season to eavesdrop on American Government, a contract that might be complete with bribes to politicians, may allow Israel to eavesdrop on all Blackberry, cell phone, and other communications. American daily life could be vastly influenced by secret power out of Israel.

Give credit where credit is due. Israel is probably the best at spying worldwide, in using false flag operations to further their agenda while not looking like they’re not involved, and can covertly silence and discredit those that dare make a peep.

Who is really in control of the US Government? It certainly isn’t the American people, nor is it elected officials, as the American Investigators/Law Enforcement and the US Kangaroo skewed and out of control courts have rendered most elected officials impotent.

Elected officials are just for show, there is no Freedom or protection of American Rights of Americans in America, and those who suffer at American hands worldwide know that America is no protector of human rights, but is growing in stature as a bigger and bigger bully, violating Human and Civil Rights, all while squashing Free Speech and Free Expression. The media is merely a propaganda machine.

It is possible that Israel has dirt on every single Federal Elected Official and maybe other officials such as those in the Pentagon, are under Israeli surveillance, and speaking out about Israel, the amount of US taxpayer dollars that goes to Israel, and being critical of any of Israel’s policies or behavior could be very detrimental to one’s life, reputation, and ability to work. Even being slightly critical of Israel, in a debate, can label one for life as Anti-Semitic.

The world sees our equipment, American Dollars, and our blind support for anything that Israel does or says through its leaders. All over the world, America is known as Israel’s puppet.

Do you remember a Mad Max sequel that had a character call, “Master-Blaster,” where a midget rode atop a very physically strong fighter in Roman Style gladiator games, to be exposed as being mentally challenged. “Blaster” was exposed when his mask came off, and “Master” then had no power.

Correction to This Article
An Oct. 18 article incorrectly reported that Rep. Robert W. Ney (R-Ohio) defeated an incumbent Democrat in 1994. It should have said Ney replaced a retiring Democrat.
Lawmaker's Abramoff Ties Investigated
Ohio's Ney Has Disavowed Lobbyist

By James V. Grimaldi and Susan Schmidt
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, October 18, 2005; A01

As federal officials pursue a wide-ranging investigation into the activities of Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, his arrest on fraud charges in the purchase of a Florida casino boat company has increasingly focused attention on a little-known congressman from rural Ohio.

Rep. Robert W. Ney (R-Ohio) placed comments in the Congressional Record favorable to Abramoff's 2000 purchase of the casino boat company, SunCruz Casinos. Two years later, Ney sponsored legislation to reopen a casino for a Texas Indian tribe that Abramoff represented.

Ney approved a 2002 license for an Israeli telecommunications company to install antennas for the House. The company later paid Abramoff $280,000 for lobbying. It also donated $50,000 to a charity that Abramoff sometimes used to secretly pay for some of his lobbying activities.

Meanwhile, Ney accepted many favors from Abramoff, among them campaign contributions, dinners at the lobbyist's downtown restaurant, skybox fundraisers, including one at his MCI Center box, and a golfing trip to Scotland in August 2002. If statements made by Abramoff to tribal officials and in an e-mail are to be believed, Ney sought the Scotland trip after he agreed to help Abramoff's Texas Indian clients. Abramoff then arranged for his charity to pay for the trip, according to documents released by a Senate committee investigating the lobbyist.

Ney is under investigation by Florida federal prosecutors looking into Abramoff's acquisition of SunCruz, according to sources familiar with the investigation who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Abramoff and his business partner Adam Kidan were indicted in August on fraud charges related to the purchase.

Ney declined to be interviewed. He has said his actions benefiting Abramoff had nothing to do with the favors he received. He said he was misled by Abramoff and his associates.

"I am absolutely outraged by the dishonest and duplicitous words and actions of Jack Abramoff," Ney said last year when Abramoff's statements about Ney first came up in e-mails released by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. "As the testimony at both committee hearings has revealed, Jack Abramoff repeatedly lied to advance his own financial interests."

Abramoff, whose attorneys declined to comment for this article, has publicly denied that he misled Ney.

This spring, Ney hired a prominent Washington criminal defense lawyer, Mark Tuohey, to handle inquiries from the Justice Department and congressional investigators pursuing the widening scandal. Tuohey has not returned phone calls in recent weeks to discuss his client.
Comments for SunCruz

A six-term congressman from rural eastern Ohio, Ney, 51, does not have a national profile. A former teacher and public safety director for his home town of Bellaire, Ney was an Ohio legislator in 1994 when he defeated the Democratic incumbent in the congressional district once represented by Wayne Hays (D).

But to members of Congress, Ney is known as the mayor of Capitol Hill. Ney is Administration Committee chairman, a powerful position that doles out budgets, equipment, offices and parking spaces to House members. These perks are used by House Republican leaders to keep their rank and file in line.

Ney became chairman of the committee thanks to his political patron, Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.), who recently stepped down as House majority leader after he was indicted on a charge of conspiracy to violate a Texas campaign law. Shortly after Ney arrived in the House in 1994, he became a part of DeLay's Retain Our Majority Program (ROMP), a fundraising effort in which GOP colleagues donated to Republicans such as Ney in districts without a safe majority. After lines were redrawn to make Ney's district more Republican, he returned the favor, donating to other vulnerable House Republicans. That helped him earn his chairmanship in 2001, leapfrogging over a colleague with more seniority.

Ney and Abramoff, whom DeLay once described as "one of my closest and dearest friends," crossed paths as early as 1996. That year Ney took a trip to Montenegro sponsored by a foundation that had links to Abramoff, who was a lobbyist for Montenegro.

A few years later, Ney paid unusual attention to another Abramoff client, the Florida gambling boat company SunCruz, which was headquartered more than 1,000 miles outside of Ney's congressional district. Abramoff and his business partner were trying to buy the cruise ship fleet from Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis, but Boulis was demanding unwelcome additional terms.

In March 2000, Ney used the Congressional Record to assail Boulis.

"On the Ohio River we have gaming interests that run clean operations and provide quality entertainment," Ney wrote. "I don't want to see the actions of one bad apple in Florida, or anywhere else to affect the business aspect of this industry or hurt any innocent casino patron in our country."

Ney's remarks were orchestrated by Michael Scanlon, a former DeLay spokesman who had just been hired to work for Abramoff at Preston Gates & Ellis LLP. Scanlon had approached Ney through his chief of staff, Neil Volz, according to sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Volz has repeatedly declined to be interviewed.

A few months later, Boulis agreed in principle to sell SunCruz to Abramoff and Kidan for $147.5 million. The deal closed in the fall. But Abramoff and Kidan failed to make good on a $23 million payment owed to Boulis, court records show.

When Boulis was being difficult in the negotiations, Ney again made an official statement, this time heaping praise on Kidan.

"Since my previous statement, I have come to learn that SunCruz Casino now finds itself under new ownership and, more importantly, that its new owner has a renowned reputation for honesty and integrity," Ney said in the Congressional Record on Oct. 26, 2000. "The new owner, Mr. Adam Kidan, is most well known for his successful enterprise, Dial-a-Mattress, but he is also well known as a solid individual and a respected member of his community.

"While Mr. Kidan certainly has his hands full in his efforts to clean up SunCruz's reputation, his track record as a businessman and as a citizen lead me to believe that he will easily transform SunCruz from a questionable enterprise to an upstanding establishment that the gaming community can be proud of."

But Kidan's "track record" included a string of lawsuits, judgments, liens, bankruptcies and failed businesses. His Dial-a-Mattress franchise in the District was in bankruptcy. He had filed personal bankruptcy, and he had surrendered his law license in New York after being accused of fraud. One of his mentors, Anthony Moscatiello, was alleged by law enforcement to be an accountant for New York's Gambino crime family.

Ney later said he did not know about Kidan's background.

Four months after Ney's remarks in the Congressional Record, Boulis was murdered in Fort Lauderdale. Police did not make any arrests in the case until September, when they charged four men in the slaying, including Moscatiello and a business associate of Moscatiello's whom Kidan had paid $250,000 as catering consultants.

Five weeks after the Boulis killing, SunCruz officials, including Kidan, threw a $1,000-a-head fundraiser for Ney at Abramoff's skybox at the MCI Center, according to Abramoff's fundraising log.
Language for Tiguas

In early 2002, Volz left his post as Ney's chief of staff to join Abramoff's lobbying team. Soon after, in March 2002, Ney agreed to sponsor legislation that would benefit the Tigua tribe of El Paso, an Abramoff and Scanlon client. They wanted Ney's help to reopen the Tiguas's casino, which the state of Texas had shut down.

"Just met with Ney!!! We're f'ing gold!!!! He's going to do Tigua," Abramoff told Scanlon in a March 20, 2002, e-mail.

Six days later, Abramoff directed tribal officials to make three contributions totaling $32,000 to Ney's campaign and political action committees. A Ney spokesman recently said that money has been donated to Ohio charities.

On June 7, 2002, Abramoff wrote in an e-mail to Tigua consultant Marc Schwartz that "our friend" had "asked if we could help (as in cover) a Scotland golf trip for him and some staff."

The e-mail does not name "our friend," but Schwartz testified in the Senate last fall that it was Ney.

Abramoff wrote that "the trip will be quite expensive (we did this for another member -- you know who) 2 years ago." He was referring to an earlier Scotland golf trip that Abramoff had arranged in 2000 for DeLay. Abramoff suggested to Schwartz that the tribe send $50,000 to a charity he directed, the Capital Athletic Foundation, which would pay for the trip "as an educational mission."

Ney later stated on disclosure forms filed with the House that the August 2002 trip cost $3,200 and was paid for by the National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative advocacy group on whose board Abramoff served. The Washington Post reported last year that the trip was actually paid for by the Capital Athletic Foundation, which reported in tax records that it spent $150,225 on the trip.

Ney has said he was misled by Abramoff about who paid for the trip.

"In April, 2002, I was approached by Mr. Abramoff, who I believed to be a respected member of the community, and asked to go on a trip to Scotland which Mr. Abramoff said would help support a charitable organization, that he founded, through meetings he organized with Scottish Parliament officials," Ney said in a statement last November.

Ney's report to Congress listed as a purpose of the trip: "speech to Scottish Parliamentarians." However, there is no record of Ney's speech in the Scottish Parliament's register of official visits kept by the external liaison office, which is available on the Web. In addition, at the time of Ney's trip, the Scottish Parliament was out for its August recess, spokeswoman Sally Coyne said.

Ney is not the first public official who has come under scrutiny by investigators for the Scotland trip. David Safavian, then chief of staff at the General Services Administration, also went on the trip with Ney, Abramoff and former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed Jr. Safavian, who went on to become the chief White House procurement officer, was indicted this month on charges that he lied to investigators looking into the Scotland trip when he said that Abramoff had no business before the his agency.

The trip, Ney said in his statement last year, had nothing to do with legislation for the tribe.

"I want to be absolutely clear that at no point, ever, was I made even remotely aware that any Indian tribe played any role in this trip," Ney said in his statement.

Ney said he supported the Tigua legislation at Abramoff's request after the lobbyist told him the provision was supported by Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), who was sponsoring the election reform bill that would carry the Tigua provision.

"I then [in July 2002] personally asked Senator Dodd about this provision and he expressed no knowledge of it," Ney said. "In short, I had been misled by Jack Abramoff. I then asked Jack Abramoff why Senator Dodd was apparently not supporting it and Mr. Abramoff told me that someone had lied to him. The matter was then closed from my perspective."

However, the Tiguas say no one told them the matter was closed. Tigua consultant Schwartz later testified to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee that Ney remained a strong supporter of the Tigua legislation and Abramoff long after his conversation with Dodd.

Schwartz said that in August 2002 -- a month after Ney's reported conversation with Dodd and around the time of the Scotland trip -- Abramoff arranged for Ney to meet with Tigua representatives in his office. Before the meeting, "in an e-mail to me, Abramoff mentioned that Congressman Ney didn't want his trip to Scotland brought up, as he would show his appreciation to the Tribe later," Schwartz testified.

The meeting lasted more than 90 minutes, two tribal members testified at the Senate hearing. The tribal leaders who attended the meeting were pleased and impressed with the outcome, Schwartz said.

"During that meeting, Congressman Ney was very animated about Mr. Abramoff's skill and repute as a leader in the lobbying circles," Schwartz testified. "We were told about the impending success of Mr. Abramoff's legislative plan and how much Congressman Ney wanted to help to restore the Tribe's ability to conduct gaming on their reservation."

Two months later, on Oct. 8, after the election bill came out of a House-Senate conference committee without a Tigua provision, Ney held a conference call with tribal officials and told them of his "disbelief that Dodd had gone back on his word" to support the provision, Schwartz testified. Ney also expressed his continued support for the Tiguas, tribal officials said.

Ney responded to Schwartz's testimony by saying, "I, like these Indian tribes and other members of Congress, was duped by Jack Abramoff."

Ney later said he was very angry at Abramoff and Scanlon, who he said had misled him about Dodd. Ney has called Abramoff and Scanlon's activities in the Tigua episode "nefarious."

Abramoff shot back by referring to the conference call when he spoke to the New York Times Magazine this spring. "It's crazy" for Ney to say he was duped, Abramoff said. "He was on the phone for an hour and a half!"
Contract for Foxcom

In the late 1990s, members of Congress became increasingly frustrated at the lack of cell phone coverage inside the Capitol and its nearby office buildings.

The House decided to let the major wireless companies select -- and pay for -- a company to install antennas for cellular phones. In 1999, AT&T Wireless had asked LGC Wireless of San Jose to work with the House bureaucracy to put the antennas and repeaters into House buildings. The project was one of the largest of its kind, worth more than $3 million.

At the time, LGC was the world's leading provider of such equipment and had wired the headquarters of most cellular phone companies, including Nextel and AT&T. During the next year, LGC worked with the architect of the Capitol and the House Information Resources office to develop a plan.

Then Foxcom Wireless, an Israeli start-up telecommunications firm, entered the picture. Foxcom, which has since moved headquarters from Jerusalem to Vienna, Va., and been renamed MobileAccess Networks, lobbied for the job.

In early 2001, Ney took charge of the House Administration Committee, which was ultimately responsible for the antenna job. Sometime that year, exactly when is unclear, Foxcom donated $50,000 to the Capitol Athletic Foundation, Abramoff's charity. Foxcom officials have declined to be interviewed about the donation or the wireless project. A spokesman for Foxcom, now MobileAccess, referred all questions Monday to Ney's committee.

Also that same year, a decision was delayed on the antennas, which caught House staff by surprise.

"We were really surprised, given all the work we put in with LGC in designing the system," said Henry F. "Bud" Collins Jr., the senior network systems engineer for the House. "Then, all of a sudden this other company showed up. We had to go through this whole thing again."

LGC Chief Operating Officer Alex Gray wrote to Ney to complain about the "highly politicized selection process" that favored the Israeli company despite the House's "Buy American" posture. "Only Foxcom was permitted a full and fair hearing on the merits of its proposal -- essentially a 'back room' deal based on political expediency alone," Gray wrote.

Assistant House Counsel Carolyn Betz, replying on behalf of Ney, said in a letter to LGC that in the fall of 2001 the major wireless companies were receiving ballots to vote on who should get the contract.

In a letter to Betz, LGC president and chief executive Ian Sugarbroad called the election process "deeply flawed and unfair." He said each wireless company was sent a ballot and allowed to vote for LGC, Foxcom or "no preference." There were no details on the bid proposals, such as cost, security features, band capacity or critical performance metrics, Sugarbroad said.

Brian Walsh, Ney's spokesman, provided The Post redacted copies of the ballots. Three show checkmarks in a box next to Foxcom. The other three ballots are marked "no preference."

But representatives of all six companies said they voted no preference, according to interviews and documents. Five of them were interviewed by The Post, and the sixth made its preference known in a letter obtained by The Post.

Spokesmen for the companies -- Cingular, Nextel, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, AT&T Wireless and Voicestream -- said they remained neutral because both LGC and Foxcom were considered capable of doing the job.

Walsh said those statements are "an absolute contradiction to the documentation."

Ney awarded the license to Foxcom on Nov. 26, 2002, Walsh said. He declined to make public a copy of documents relating to the agreement, noting that the Freedom of Information Act does not apply to Congress. He noted that the work was paid for by the wireless companies and not by Congress, and he pointed out that the Senate also chose Foxcom.

LGC had no right to appeal. "This is not a traditional House procurement and, thus, House procurement policies do not apply," Betz stated in her letter to LGC.

Collins, the House engineer who has since retired, said, "It almost seemed like the cards were stacked for them."

After the contract was awarded, Foxcom listed Abramoff as its lobbyist. Over the next two years, Foxcom paid Abramoff's team $280,000.

Researcher Alice Crites and database editor Derek Willis contributed to this report.
© 2006 The Washington Post Company

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The Connecticut Big Fraud, Lyme Disease

Betty Dodson 03 Aug 06
National Health Fraud Coordinator
Food and Drug Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 12-07
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 827-2913
FAX: (301) 443-2143

The Testing for “Lyme Disease” Remains Deliberately Fraudulent


The nature of this complaint is about the testing for Lyme disease, which remains fraudulent, but was fraudulently created to falsely qualify the Lyme vaccines. OspA and B were left out of the diagnostic standard (RICO) and B31 expresses little or no OspC (fraud).

The persons centrally involved in changing the definition of Lyme disease from that of a local Northeast borreliosis to a temporary arthritis in a knee are Allen Steere, Edward McSweegan, Yale and UCONN staff, and Alan Barbour.

From my website you can see who was on the panel to approve the bogus testing for Lyme disease at the October 1994 Dearborn CDC meeting on the diagnostic standard: (all links are case-sensitive)

This Oct 1994 CDC meeting took place after the Jun 1994 FDA meeting on the testing for Lyme disease, in which Ray Dattwyler suggested that the testing for Lyme disease after 1994 be the same as it was before 1994, and that is, to perform serial Western Blots to look for changing and expanding IgM and IgG antibodies. This criteria was the CDC’s original (1990) standard (because this is a relapsing fever borreliosis- and the meaning of the relapse is the production of new antigens and therefore antibodies), and to keep that testing schema of performing serial Western Blots was Dattwyler’s recommendation to the FDA as you can see:

1) Old CDC standard

2) = Dattwyler and Luft say to the 1994 FDA committee,

“A rising serologic response would suggest and infection. I think it would be true about serial Western Blots where one would see an increase repertoire of immune response against various antigens to the borrelia.”

Allen Steere had originally proposed that the testing for Lyme disease be…

“Using immunoblots, we identified proteins of Borrelia burgdorferi bound by IgM and IgG antibodies during Lyme disease. In 12 patients with early disease alone, both the IgM and IgG responses were restricted primarily to a 41-kD antigen. This limited response disappeared within several months. In contrast, among six patients with prolonged illness, the IgM response to the 41-kD protein sometimes persisted for months to years, and late in the illness during arthritis, a new IgM response sometimes developed to a 34-kD component of the organism. The IgG response in these patients appeared in a characteristic sequential pattern over months to years to as many as 11 spirochetal antigens. The appearance of a new IgM response and the expansion of the IgG response late in the illness, and the lack of such responses in patients with early disease alone, suggest that B. burgdorferi remains alive throughout the illness.” --

Antigens of Borrelia burgdorferi recognized during Lyme disease. Appearance of a new immunoglobulin M response and expansion of the immunoglobulin G response late in the illness. J Clin Invest. 1986 Oct;78(4):934-9

…serial Western Blots.

We now know that the only validated method to detect Lyme borreliosis- or ANY borreliosis- is through the detection of genera-specific antibodies to flagellin.

Yale validated the following flagellin 1991 method according to FDA rules, and this is the 1) earliest, 2) most accurate (17/18 = 94.4% accurate) and was made 3) specific, per FDA rules for the validation of an analytical method.

It was patented under US patents 5, 616, 533:

Infect Immun.
1991 Oct;59(10):3531-5
Molecular characterization of the humoral response to the 41-kilodalton flagellar antigen of Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease agent.

Berland R, Fikrig E, Rahn D, Hardin J, Flavell RA.

Section of Immunobiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510.

The earliest humoral response in patients infected with Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme disease, is directed against the spirochete's 41-kDa flagellar antigen. In order to map the epitopes recognized on this antigen, 11 overlapping fragments spanning the flagellin gene were cloned by polymerase chain reaction and inserted into an Escherichia coli expression vector which directed their expression as fusion proteins containing glutathione S-transferase at the N terminus and a flagellin fragment at the C terminus. Affinity-purified fusion proteins were assayed for reactivity on Western blots (immunoblots) with sera from patients with late-stage Lyme disease. The same immunodominant domain was bound by sera from 17 of 18 patients. This domain (comprising amino acids 197 to 241) does not share significant homology with other bacterial flagellins and therefore may be useful in serological testing for Lyme disease.

PMID: 1894359 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The claim of the patent is the validation of the method.

Similarly, Alan Barbour patented a method to diagnose the one of Borreliae in the Lone Star ticks via its specific flagellin.

All of that means band 41 (flagellin) on a Western Blot can be made specific enough to diagnose Lyme or any other borreliosis.

This fact Yale obviously knew in 1991, when they developed their Borrelia burgdorferi specific flagellin method. Yale did not use this Bb-specific-41 method to diagnose Lyme disease in LYMErix vaccinated people and that is because they knew LYMErix did not prevent Lyme disease. For Relapsing Fever organisms, you can never have a vaccine, because the minute you create an antibody against a surface antigen, the bugs create a new class of organisms lacking the antigen for which an antibody has been made. This is also known as “selecting” strains, as Alan Barbour (CDC Epidemiological Intelligence-EIS officer) described here in 1992:

1: J Exp Med. 1992 Sep 1;176(3):799-809.Links

Antibody-resistant mutants of Borrelia burgdorferi: in vitro selection and characterization.

· Sadziene A, Rosa PA, Thompson PA, Hogan DM, Barbour AG.

Department of Microbiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio 78284.

We used polyclonal antisera and monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to inhibit the growth of clonal populations of two strains of Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease agent, and thereby select for antibody-resistant mutants. mAbs were directed at the outer membrane proteins, OspA or OspB. Mutants resistant to the growth-inhibiting properties of the antibodies were present in the populations at frequencies ranging from 10(-5) to 10(-2). The several escape variants that were examined were of four classes. Class I mutants were resistant to all mAbs; they lacked OspA and OspB and the linear plasmid that encodes them. Two other proteins were expressed in larger amounts in class I mutants; mAbs to these proteins inhibited the mutant but not the wild-type cells. Class II mutants were resistant to some but not all mAbs; they had truncated OspA and/or OspB proteins. Class III mutants were resistant only to the selecting mAb; they had full-length Osp proteins that were not bound by the selecting antibody in Western blots. In two class III mutants resistant to different anti-OspA mAbs, missense mutations were demonstrated in the ospA genes. Class IV mutants were likewise resistant only to selecting antibody, but in this case the selecting antibody still bound in Western blots.

PMID: 1339462 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

On my website, I give more links to the data which proves this fraud:

Three times, Yale demonstrated that they could not even tell if their vaccine, LYMErix, worked, and that they could not read their Western Blots in LYMErix-vaccinated people.

They could not tell whether or not LYMErix prevented Lyme earlier than 1996, so they simply lied to the FDA.

1) The 1996 Persing patent 6045804:


"Lyme disease vaccines can be prepared utilizing outer surface protein A (OspA) from B. burgdorferi (E. Fikrig et al., Science, 250:553-6 (1990)). Physiological fluids from a vaccinated subject, such as a human or a domestic animal, can therefore be expected to contain antibodies to OspA. The presence of anti-OspA antibodies in subject serum makes it difficult to detect or confirm an infection by the spirochete B. burgdorferi in vaccinated individuals, because current diagnostic methods are based on a reaction between antibodies in subject serum and an antigen preparation made from a B. burgdorferi cell lysate that contains OspA, which can result in serologic false positive responses.

The present invention provides an antigenic B. burgdorferi preparation lacking a detectable level of OspA. False positive reactions in OspA-vaccinated subjects are eliminated when this antigen preparation is utilized to detect B. burgdorferi infection in such individuals, since the preparation does not react with the anti-OspA antibodies present in the sera due to vaccination."

“The present invention provides a method useful to detect a B. burgdorferi infection in a subject. The method provided by the invention is particularly useful to discriminate B. burgdorferi infection from OspA vaccination, although it is sufficiently sensitive and specific to use in any general Lyme disease screening or diagnostic application. Thus, the method of the invention is particularly appropriate for large scale screening or diagnostic applications where only part of the subject population has been vaccinated or where the vaccination status of the population is unknown. --- This being the “racket.” In 1996 these people clearly knew there would be a problem differentiating people who had Lyme from people who had LYMErix vaccination.

Only Imugen and L2 Diagnostics (Yale’s former Lyme and Lupus Clinic) were to be licensed to use this Persing “No-OspA-B” Method. OspA and B were left out of the Steere/Dressler CDC Dearborn Method which is the current method to diagnose Lyme. Never should they have been left out, and that is just common sense.

OspA is the vaccine because it is 100% specific for Lyme, but you can’t have a diagnosis of Lyme if you have that 100% specific antibody? This is utterly ridiculous. Steere and Yale chose OspA to be the vaccine because they believed “Lyme disease” was a condition of a hypersensitivity reaction to OspA in a knee. This they knew in 1992. Normally we don’t think of giving people a vaccine without warning that 30% of the population will be allergic to it.

1: Infect Immun. 1993 Jul;61(7):2774-9.

Association of treatment-resistant chronic Lyme arthritis with HLA-DR4 and antibody reactivity to OspA and OspB of Borrelia burgdorferi.

· Kalish RA,Leong JM, Steere AC.

Division of Rheumatology/Immunology, New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111.

Chronic Lyme arthritis that is unresponsive to antibiotic therapy is associated with an increased frequency of the HLA-DR4 specificity. To determine whether the immune response to a particular polypeptide of Borrelia burgdorferi may be associated with treatment-resistant chronic Lyme arthritis, we correlated the clinical courses and HLA-DR specificities of 128 patients with Lyme disease with their antibody responses to spirochetal polypeptides. Antibody reactivity was determined by Western blotting (immunoblotting) with sonicated whole B. burgdorferi and recombinant forms of its outer surface proteins, OspA and OspB, as the antigen preparations. Of 15 patients monitored for 4 to 12 years, 11 (73%) developed strong immunoglobulin G responses to both OspA and OspB near the beginning of prolonged episodes of arthritis, from 5 months to 7 years after disease onset. When single serum samples from 80 patients with Lyme arthritis, were tested, 57 (71%) showed antibody reactivity to recombinant Osp proteins; in contrast, none of 43 patients who had erythema migrans or Lyme meningitis (P < p =" 0.03)" p =" 0.009);">

PMID: 7685738 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2) The 1999/2000 publication where they admit the could not read their Western Blots in LYMErix or OspA vaccinated people because of the Blot-smudging, as this same author, Dave Persing, explains:

“In the case of the FDA-approved immunoblot test kit, the identification of discrete bands at molecular weights >30 kDa is often unreliable or impossible because of the homogeneous staining in this area, compromising the ability of this test to diagnose Lyme disease in vaccinated study subjects. The manufacturer of the only currently FDA-approved (and released) recombinant OspA Lyme disease vaccine [Yale’s LYMErix vaccine-added by KMD] has suggested that vaccination does not interfere with serological evaluation of Lyme disease in vaccine recipients—a statement that is not supported by the data presented here.”

“Homogeneous staining.”

I hope that phrase stands out, since these guys later said:

"It was possible to tell whether or not they had been vaccinated," says David Persing, vice president of research for Corixa, who did the study with Molloy, "but not whether they had Lyme."

So, if they could not tell whether or nor anyone got Lyme disease, they could not tell whether or not LYMErix prevented it, yet they (Yale and SmithKline, and New Jersey Medical School and Connaught both reported that had 76 and 92% safe and effective vaccines anyway?


1: N Engl J Med. 1998 Jul 23;339(4):209-15.

Vaccination against Lyme disease with recombinant Borrelia burgdorferi outer-surface lipoprotein A with adjuvant. Lyme Disease Vaccine Study Group.

Steere AC, Sikand VK, Meurice F, Parenti DL, Fikrig E, Schoen RT, Nowakowski J, Schmid CH, Laukamp S, Buscarino C, Krause DS.

Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, Tufts University School of Medicine, New England Medical Center, Tupper Research Institute, Boston, MA 02111, USA.

BACKGROUND: The risk of acquiring Lyme disease is high in areas in which the disease is endemic, and the development of a safe and effective vaccine is therefore important. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter, double-blind, randomized trial involving 10,936 subjects who lived in areas of the United States in which Lyme disease is endemic. Participants received an injection of either recombinant Borrelia burgdorferi outer-surface lipoprotein A (OspA) with adjuvant or placebo at enrollment and 1 and 12 months later. In cases of suspected Lyme disease, culture of skin lesions, polymerase-chain-reaction testing, or serologic testing was done. Serologic testing was performed 12 and 20 months after study entry to detect asymptomatic infections. RESULTS: In the first year, after two injections, 22 subjects in the vaccine group and 43 in the placebo group contracted definite Lyme disease (P=0.009); vaccine efficacy was 49 percent (95 percent confidence interval, 15 to 69 percent). In the second year, after the third injection, 16 vaccine recipients and 66 placebo recipients contracted definite Lyme disease (P<0.001);>vaccine efficacy was 76 percent (95 percent confidence interval, 58 to 86 percent). The efficacy of the vaccine in preventing asymptomatic infection was 83 percent in the first year and 100 percent in the second year. Injection of the vaccine was associated with mild-to-moderate local or systemic reactions lasting a median of three days. CONCLUSIONS: Three injections of vaccine prevented most definite cases of Lyme disease or asymptomatic B. burgdorferi infection.

PMID: 9673298 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


1: N Engl J Med. 1998 Jul 23;339(4):216-22.

Erratum in:

N Engl J Med 1998 Aug 20;339(8):571.

Borrelia burgdorferi outer-surface protein A to prevent Lyme disease. Recombinant Outer-Surface Protein A Lyme Disease Vaccine Study Consortium.

· Sigal LH, Zahradnik JM, Lavin P, Patella SJ, Bryant G, Haselby R, Hilton E, Kunkel M, Adler-Klein D, Doherty T, Evans J, Molloy PJ, Seidner AL, Sabetta R,

· Simon HJ, Klempner MS, Marks D, Malawista SE.

Department of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick 08903-0019, USA.BACKGROUND: Lyme disease is a multisystem inflammatory disease caused by infection with the tick-borne spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi and is the most common vector-borne infection in the United States. We assessed the efficacy of a recombinant vaccine consisting of outer-surface protein A (OspA) without adjuvant in subjects at risk for Lyme disease. METHODS: For this double-blind trial, 10,305 subjects 18 years of age or older were recruited at 14 sites in areas of the United States where Lyme disease was endemic; the subjects were randomly assigned to receive either placebo (5149 subjects) or 30 microg of OspA vaccine (5156 subjects). The first two injections were administered 1 month apart, and 7515 subjects also received a booster dose at 12 months. The subjects were observed for two seasons during which the risk of transmission of Lyme disease was high. The primary end point was the number of new clinically and serologically confirmed cases of Lyme disease. RESULTS: The efficacy of the vaccine was 68 percent in the first year of the study in the entire population and 92 percent in the second year among the 3745 subjects who received the third injection. The vaccine was well tolerated. There was a higher incidence of mild, self-limited local and systemic reactions in the vaccine group, but only during the seven days after vaccination. There was no significant increase in the frequency of arthritis or neurologic events in vaccine recipients. CONCLUSIONS: In this study, OspA vaccine was safe and effective in the prevention of Lyme disease.

PMID: 9673299 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A “92 % safe and effective vaccine” that was also unproven to prevent Lyme disease because they could not tell whether or not someone who got the vaccine also got Lyme disease, by their own admission (Sigal).

3) In the 1998 textbook, "Lyme Disease, Key Diseases Series," in the case study chapter by Yale’s Robert Schoen, in which he states that people who become ill after receiving the vaccine should not be tested with a strain of Borrelia that has the OspA-B plasmid in it (OspA, or band 31, is LYMErix),

This book was published before the FDA approved LYMErix (in Dec 1998), so Yale knew ahead of time (before FDA approved LYMErix) that they, Yale, really could not tell if LYMErix prevented Lyme (and lied to the FDA) because of the Blot-smudging or unreadable blood tests. Here, in that textbook, is Schoen saying so, in black and white.

Using a flagellin method to diagnose Lyme disease in LYMErix vaccinated people probably would not be useful due to the blot smudging, so what would be an antigen lower than 31 kilodaltons that is very indicative of Lyme? Band 23, or OspC- the antigen associated with early invasion and brain invasion.

The Problem With OspC

Borrelia burgdorferi strain B31 expresses little or no OspC and SmithKline and Yale used strain B31 to Blot people in their LYMErix trial. Practically no one got ”Lyme disease,” in Yale’s vaccine trial because if anyone had an antibody to OspC, at 23 kD (below the smudge at 31 kD) it would not show up in the blots.

So, the vaccine must have worked? No one got “Lyme disease” who got the vaccine?



In the simplest of terms, these FRAUDSTERS changed the definition of Lyme disease from a local borreliosis to that of an arthritis, only. On the FDA’s website is part of the data package I gave to the FDA committee on Jan 31, 2001.

There was much more to that data package- that is, the actual DATA I supplied to the FDA committee to support my statements, which, as anyone in BigPharma knows, this is how it is done: Obtain the data, then write the report as an overview of what the reader can expect to find as part of the datapackage for verification. Per FDA rules.

Kindly look into the matter and make an announcement to the public, since the CDC can’t be trusted.

Allen Steere and Alan Barbour are both CDC officers and both previously demonstrated and published that Lyme was a borreliosis, and they, later, as approvers of Steere’s new and bogus testing schema for Lyme disease at the 1994 Dearborn conference, said Lyme is only an inflammatory arthritis in a knee, to which a person would have a high antibody response.

Lyme can’t be both an inflammatory disease with high antibody concentration and also be a stealth bacteria:

"It's the perfect stealth bacteria," says one frustrated physician. He's talking about Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. This illness, which is often mistaken for diseases ranging from multiple sclerosis to Lupus, can inflict excruciating headaches and muscle pain, affect the brain and nervous system, attack major organs, and inflame joints.

Computer-generated image of the OspA structure found on the B. burgdorferi bacterium. OpA is suppressed when the bacterium moves from the tick gut into mammalian blood streams.”

If OspA is suppressed in early infection, why was it made a vaccine?

Steere says “Lyme disease” is only an arthritis in a knee, and Mark Klempner says CDC says “Lyme disease” is only an arthritis in a knee, per what Steere now insists, after describing it as a relapsing fever borreliosis, initially.

Klempner at the July 2001 Rhode Island’s South County Hospital “Diseases of Summer Conference”

Answering a Questioner:

Questioner8: I just have one more question for Dr. Klempner. Um, being that there are inadequacies, inaccuracies in the testing methods, seropositivity, etc, and the surveillance criteria that you used were just that, surveillance. And the CDC recognizes that there aer so many more people that have Lyme disease who do not meet the CDCcriteria. What’s your feeling on what percentage of patients who have Lyme disease because they have not met the criteria for diagnosis?

Klempner: I, um, I think there are a number of inaccuracies in what you just said. The CDC does not recognize that there are patients who have, um, that are seropositive that don’t meet seropositive criteria. What they say, is that these are the criteria. I think what, the question, if I could reinterpret the question a little bit, is are there patients who are out there who had Lyme disease who continue to have symptoms and um, wouldn’t fall into these categories. And the question is, how do you define patients who have had Lyme disease? You’ve gotta, you’ve gotta start with some agreed upon cohort, so what are the agreed upon criteria? And what we were trying to do, since we know this was a controversial topic to start with a group of patients who no one would doubt had had Lyme disease. And that was really the point of the study. Are there other patients who fall into equivocal goups that one could say, it’s difficult to document that they had Lyme disease? Sure, but remember we were about to do a study that was very risky. Um, meaning giving people parenteral antibiotics, doing lumbar punctures, doing huge numbers of studies on these people. It was very important to start patients that everybody agreed had had acute Lyme disease. Are there lots of other people out there who say they have Lyme disease where the documentation is lacking? You know that better than I do. Of course, there are lots of people out there who says they have lots of things that you can’t document.

Questioner8: But, but according to what I’ve read is that not everyone is going to, number one, see an EM rash, um, so when you’re are using entry criteria, diagnostic criteria, that you need to have an EM rash, and d physician diagnosed…

Klemper: If you’re’re seronegative

Questioner8: Right, okay, but there are seronegative people that don’t have the initial EM rash,And if they do, they may not see it, being on the back…

Klempner: So, then how do you know what they have, that is anybody who walks in the door who says, “I don’t feel well”, with this set of symptoms. Um, that is not a group of people that I would be comfortable putting an intravenous catheter in, an LP on, doing all this very complex study. I needed to be assured that those patients had had.Lyme disease. You’re describing a group of patients who cluster by virtue of symptoms. No different from the symptom complex that was given here [previous [Fibromyalgia talk] This is a very different symptom complex, very different patient population. Very well documented Lyme disease. And I just wanted to be sure. Um, that’s where I started my talk, at that point. That is, there are a lot of people all over this world that claim to have lots of different things. But for doing studies, I think it’s very important that we cluster patients by objective findings, strict criteria.

Questioner9: (can’t hear)… you have to be careful… (can’t hear) You can’t make the assumption that people who don’t meet that criteria would respond the same way.

Klempner: I don’t agree.


So, now, if Borreliosis or Lyme borreliosis results in an infection that becomes host-adapted (does not express the same antigens in early infection as it does late in the infection), how could Klempner have been using this CDC Dearborn criteria to diagnose Late Chronic Lyme?…

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Dec 23;100(26):15953-8. Epub 2003 Dec 11.

Erratum in:

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Feb 3;101(5):1426. Camaino MJ [corrected to Caimano MJ].

Borrelia burgdorferi transcriptome in the central nervous system of non-human primates.

· Narasimhan S, Caimano MJ, Liang FT, Santiago F, Laskowski M, Philipp MT, Pachner AR, Radolf JD, Fikrig E.

Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA.

Neurological symptoms are common manifestations of Lyme disease; however, the paucibacillary nature of the spirochete in this environment has precluded a molecular analysis of the spirochete in the CNS. We have now adapted differential expression analysis by using a custom-amplified library (DECAL) in conjunction with Borrelia burgdorferi whole-genome and subgenome arrays to examine in vivo gene expression by B. burgdorferi in a non-human primate (NHP) model of neuroborreliosis. The expression profile of B. burgdorferi was examined in the CNS and heart of steroid-treated and immunocompetent NHPs. Eighty-six chromosomal genes and 80 plasmid-encoded genes were expressed at similar levels in the CNS and heart tissue of both immunocompetent and steroid-treated NHPs. The expression of 66 chromosomal genes and 32 plasmid-encoded genes was increased in the CNS of both immunocompetent and steroid-treated NHPs. It is likely that the expression of these genes is governed by physiological factors specific to the CNS milieu. However, 83 chromosomal and 114 plasmid-encoded genes showed contrasting expression profiles in steroid-treated and immunocompetent NHPs. The effect of dexamethasone on the immune status of the host as well as on the host metabolic pathways could contribute to these differences in the B. burgdorferi transcriptome. Results obtained herein underscore the complex interplay of host factors on B. burgdorferi gene expression in vivo. The results provide a global snapshot of the spirochetal transcriptome in the CNS and should spur the design of experiments aimed at understanding the molecular basis of neuroborreliosis.

PMID: 14671329 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

How can Lyme be a knee-only disease of the brain which does antigenic variation, but in Late Lyme disease (which Klempner says is the criteria), you can only have to have the early disease antigens that occur over time (Steere) and is also a hypersensitivity (allergy) reaction to OspA, against which there were two vaccines, but this antibody, OspA is also not adequate for diagnosis, when, as you know, specificity is specificity.

If it is specific enough to prevent Lyme disease (LYMErix), it most certainly is specific enough to diagnose, and in fact, Yale’s claim in their patent for OspA is that this is a good recombinant diagnostic antigen as well as a “vaccine.”

If FDA agrees that that all makes sense, the whole world is in bigger trouble than we thought, because this is the capitalism and democracy-spreading that we intend to force down the whole world’s throat.

Kathleen M. Dickson

23 Garden Street

Pawcatuck, CT USA 06379

Formerly, Pfizer Inc, Special Testing and Analytical Development Group, Bldg 257

(But also the “Dangerously Intelligent” “Unibomber” “Chemist” of Stonington, say the criminally insane employees of the State of Corrupticut.)

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