U.S. V. Timothy Flaherty – Will Be Covered Next Week

2015 08 21_3000Motions in Timmy Flaherty’s case were heard in federal court last Wednesday. When I opened the door of the courtroom to enter about two dozen eyes turned my way, quickly assessed me  and recognized I was no threat. They turned back to their business.

A defendant was being arraigned. He was a big dude with powerful looking shoulders and arms. Those eyes belonged to about a dozen marshals in casual clothes who surrounded him.

When the arrangement finished the defendant was asked by one of the marshals to stand. He didn’t move. You could feel the tension in the room. Asked again, he stayed put. I started to assess my options if the defendant kept refusing.  I had no desire to get into the brouhaha. The marshals closed in and the defendant finally rose and was handcuffed. I didn’t understand why the handcuffs were taken off him if he was such a threat. All in a days work for those guys but they certainly earned their pay then.

Then the Flaherty case was called. It was quite interesting  and informative. I have made some observations about it. I will finish them up over the weekend even though I am supposed to be on vacation. I will publish them beginning Monday so most of next week may revolve around the Tim Flaherty prosecution up to this point.

If you are interested in the case (or anyone you know) it would be worthwhile getting a sense of it by tuning in. I can tell you this, as the old guy walking the back roads of Connemara said to the tourist who was staring at him: “Take a good look. For you’ll never see my likes again.” This case against Timmy is the type of case that hopefully you’ll never see again.

The case will give a good picture into the power of the US attorney’s office and the manner into which it can be abused. It seems to tell the story of giving little men big power and how instead of doing something big with it they bring it down to their level of littleness and squander their power in ill-intentioned and inconsequential ways causing unwarranted hurt. I thought how it is only in the federal system you can commit crimes without having any idea you are doing it.

Surprisingly the case gives a mirror view of what we saw in the Whitey case. The magistrates and judges all seem to have some type of former relationship with the prosecutors in front of them. You can’t help feeling if you are a defendant someone has their thumb pressing down on the scale of justice against you.

The case has some scary aspects to it for all of us citizens of Massachusetts. Is it possible your neighbor or fellow worker can be turned into a spy against you by a telephone call? You’ll be amazed at the powers the federal prosecutors suggest they possess when it comes to us.

It has ramifications for the Whitey Bulger case which I don’t believe the federal prosecutors understand in their zeal. That’s the part of it that may inspire life back into one of Whitey’s old claims.

The case involves a simple matter but the manner in which it is being handled and pushed it is as if some great crime had been committed. You’ll scratch your head in wonderment when you understand the facts involved.

Stay tuned next week and read about my experience in court sitting as the lone member of the media seeking to find out what is happening in the federal court house in Boston. The case slips by unmentioned in the local news media as it seems do most cases in that court.

It is dispiriting that so few members of the Massachusetts Bar have displayed an interest in the case. I would have expected to see more defense lawyers there trying to figure out whether they might be next in line. They would be well advised to attend to it for it may be important for them to figure out what is the real reason Flaherty is being targeted by the Boston U.S. attorney.

I’m not sure how many days it will take to write about it. It will be done within the week since I have to get back on vacation until Labor Day.


10 thoughts on “U.S. V. Timothy Flaherty – Will Be Covered Next Week

  1. You are the only one covering Tim Flaherty? Watch the CNN video “Who killed Shirley Reine” It aired on Wednesday Night on CNN at 9PM, it is on CNN under “Murder on Cape Cod. This is not justice,this is a witch hunt.

  2. This just in from the whisper stream…

    Daniel Hopsicker is the investigative reporter
    who broke the story about FBI agents terrorizing
    witnesses , telling them to lie, in the 911 Mohammed Atta Florida Flight School evidence.

    True Detective II: “The Vaughn Addendum”
    True Detective III: “The Cowles’ Identity
    August 18, 2015 by Daniel Hopsicker

    —El Chapo Guzman’s Sinaloa Cartel “supplies 80% of the heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine, with a street value of $3 billion, that floods Chicago each year.”

    Though it seldom comes up, that flood flows both ways. And since the money from a ton of cocaine is several times the volume of the cocaine itself, the flood of drugs into Chicago must resemble a tsunami of cash surging back to Mexico. Only… it doesn’t.

    Sure, you can ship $20 million back to Mexico in a couple of 18-wheelers. But three-quarters of the money made in the U.S. from drug trafficking never leaves the country. Its much easier to take possession of your loot—already laundered—in the form of a loan from a corrupt American bank, of which there is no shortage, or a criminal enterprise pretending to be a bank, like Argyll Equities.

    It wasn’t exactly “When Harry Met Sally.”

    aeroportoThere is reason to be suspicious of everything about the couple, including how they met.

    It used to be called Presidente Stroessner International Airport, just outside Paraguay’s capital. It was named for Paraguay’s long-time dictator, General Alfredo Stroessner, whose 35-year reign of terror made South American history.

    Alfredo_Stroessner_Paraguay_stampWhoever called it the banality of evil knew what they were talking about: after a coup by his closest confidant forced him into exile in Brazil, Stroessner died from complications from a hernia.

    Several coups later, it was called Asuncion Airport, when Frank Cowles—who will later allegedly talk Sharon Vaughn out of $25 million—met a well-educated and accomplished Paraguayan beauty named Teresa Leila Rachid.

    Cowles was in town—supposedly— to purchase a finca in the jungle where he planned to develop a second ranch, when the two just bumped into each other at the luggage carousel, or some similar nonsense. That’s according to later interviews with the widow Cowles.

    frank-leilaBut think about it. By the late 90’s, when Frank-met-Leila, he was already pushing 70. And isn’t carving out your own Southfork Ranch in a trackless jungle wilderness a young man’s game?

    And it’s widely known that old men don’t cover as much ground as they used to. So why wasn’t Cowles’ huge 755 acre cattle ranch, Arabian horse-breeding farm and antebellum mansion In the Virginia countryside outside Washington D.C. already large enough?

    Whatever he was doing in Paraguay, its safe to say he wasn’t there looking to become the next J.R.; back home in Virginia, he already was.

    Consider what follows, then draw your own conclusion.

    “3 face charges in Lake Forest fund scheme”

    lsThe indictment against Frank Cowles, and two other men, was unsealed in November 2005.

    “Three businessmen, including a director of a Virginia bank, swindled a Lake Forest investment fund out of $25 million in a fraudulent deal that promised profits of 10 percent per week, prosecutors said Tuesday,” reported the Chicago Tribune, Sharon Vaughn’s local paper.

    The lead in Cowles’ hometown paper, the Washington Post, was all about him.

    “Frank L. Cowles Jr. is known in the Northern Virginia business community as the owner of car dealerships and a founding director of Virginia Commerce Bank in Arlington. Now, at age 76, he is facing allegations of a criminal conspiracy to defraud an Illinois hedge fund out of $25 million.”

    The other two men were an afterthought; they were said to be implicated with Cowles, leaving the clear implication that he was the mastermind.

    “According to the criminal complaint, Cowles is the secretary of American Trade Industries Inc. Richard E. Warren, 63, of Fredericksburg, identified as the president of American Trade, and “associate” David L. Myatt, 41, of Los Banos, Calif., were implicated with Cowles in the alleged conspiracy.”

    pastor-myattDavid Myatt was arrested at his California home Nov. 12 and was released on $300,000 bond, reported the Post.

    Sensing the jig was up, Warren attempted to flee, and got as far

  3. Pete Lee is a state Representative from Colorado.
    I get his newsletter because I support Restorative Justice,
    and the good work he does.
    ** Supreme Justice
    Although I am a member of the Legislature, I pay attention to the other branches of government, especially our judicial system. The US Court has been making big news since the end of our session. In a trifecta of rulings last month, the Court confirmed what Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice”. In a two day period the Supreme Court affirmed equal rights for all in the marriage equality decision, made health care available nationwide by upholding the Affordable Care Act subsidies and prohibited housing discrimination by enforcing the fair housing act. The Court showed that the arc is in fact bending towards justice. In the Colorado Legislature, we have been on the right side of history as we fought to pass the Civil Unions Act, extend the Anti-Discrimination Act and establish the Connect for Health Colorado health exchange to make health insurance available state wide. I am proud to be a part of the movement
    towards justice and equality.

    ** Vacationing at Home
    Since the session ended in May, I have enjoyed re-connecting with my friends and constituents in Colorado Springs. It has been a sheer joy to return to the parks and trails of El Paso County to experience all that is magnificent about our mountain community. With a college friend visiting during the July 4^th week, I became a tourist and renewed my enthusiasm for the world class attractions we have here; the Garden of the Gods with its amazing Visitors Center, the Pioneers Museum, the Olympic Training Center and the Grand Prix of track cycling championships at the Olympic Velodrome, Helen Hunt Falls in Cheyenne Canon, White House ranch and an Independence Day speech by Patrick Henry’s daughter, the Air Force Academy, our newest community attraction, Ivywild School and of course fireworks in Memorial Park and Manitou Springs. As my wife, Lynn, says, I don’t need a vacation because I live where people come for theirs.

    Grace under Fire
    In mid-June, I went to Charleston, South Carolina and presented to the National Conference of State Legislators juvenile justice conference hosted by the McArthur Foundation. They were interested in Colorado’s juvenile justice reforms, specifically providing counsel and social workers to juvenile offenders to achieve better outcomes, and our work piloting restorative justice programs. During a stopover in Atlanta on the way home, I visited the Martin Luther King Jr. historical site. And then I read of the nine people murdered in a Charleston Church. While still reeling from the shock of the senseless violence and racial hatred, I read of the remarkable act of grace, compassion and forgiveness by the victims. It confirmed my faith in the power of forgiveness. Shortly thereafter, we witnessed the lowering of the Confederate battle flag as an act of reconciliation, empathy and understanding.

    Restorative Justice Progress
    Continuing our work to promote restorative justice as an adjunct and alternative to our punitive criminal justice system, Lynn and I attended the National Association of Community Restorative Justice biennial conference of 500+ advocates in Fort Lauderdale. We both presented to the enthusiastic attendees. Many of you may have seen the front page articles about restorative justice in the June 22 Gazette (http://gazette.com/colorado-officials-praise-progress-of-restorative-justice-programs/article/1554190 by Megan Schrader- below the headline describing “Love, recovery and healing in S.C.” The article described the Weld County pilot program begun under HB13-1254 and a local victim offender dialogue with a mom and her daughter who met with and forgave the just released offender who killed her son, his life-long best friend, in a drunk driving incident. She described the meeting as an, “An act of love that …
    Elijah would have wanted”, and how it helped her deal with the grief,
    anger, pain of losing her son. We are excited to report that School District 11 has begun restorative justice training in 7 local schools, including Coronado. To learn more, plan on attending the Pikes Peak Restorative Council Justice Symposium on September 24-25 at Beth-El Mennonite Church. (See http://www.pprjc.org)

    Entrepreneurs and Innovators
    Since returning to town, I have been a regular attendee at the weekly 1 Million Cups events at the Epicentral Coworking space at Ivywild School, hosted by Lisa Tessarowicz. Entrepreneurs present their bold ideas and innovative business plans to eager listeners who offer ideas, support and suggestions. Based on the premise that great ideas emerge over cups of coffee and a million of them will create great businesses, the Wednesday morning events attract 50 to 75 people to a network of peers, mentors, and, maybe, investors. I believe the re-vitalization of our community depends on a young, vibrant, creative group of entrepreneurs who are supported, encouraged and welcomed. It happens weekly at Ivywild. There is a growing culture supporting entrepreneurial activity and innovative businesses in Colorado Springs. Another example of young engaged entrepreneurs was on display last week at the downtown headquarters of Fuse Sport. “Colorado Springs Startup Summer” hosted by local
    innovation promoter Ken Jaray, highlighted local high tech companies who are employing young interns, some of whom got their start at UCCS’s first in the nation Bachelor of Innovation degree program. All four of our major colleges, UCCS, CC, USAFA and PPCC are collaborating on a pilot program promoting high intensity innovation immersion to local students. Finally, Kevin O’Neill of the O’Neill group is opening a Catalyst Campus in the downtown Railroad Depot where entrepreneurs can network and collaborate synergistically in an innovation district. There is more to come in this arena and it will be our future.

    Constituent Support
    A major part of my work as a State Legislator is helping constituents to navigate government and business bureaucracies. Over the past couple of months, we have helped people with unemployment insurance claims, tax issues, claims against the State and private insurance issues. This summer we even became involved with the closure of Eleven Mile Canyon and were involved with the dialogue to get it open earlier than the projected August 31 date. We cannot always get the results we seek, but we can usually get attention and answers. Do not hesitate to contact me by phone at 719 460-2834, email at RepPete@gmail.com (mailto:RepPete@gmail.com) or at my Capitol address.

    Have a great summer and don’t forget to join Senator Michael Merrifield and me for a town hall this Saturday, at 10:00 at the Penrose Library.

    Pete Lee
    State Representative
    House District 18

  4. Matt
    What is or are the claim(s ) made by Whitey Bulger that are pertinent to this case?

  5. Matt
    Look forward to your sharing of attending the case. On a side note, are there any organized crime type cases that will be tried in the Boston Courthouse (Moakley) anytime soon? Any way a member of the public can see what cases will be coming up and what the charges are in the cases? Thanks

  6. From the last 911 tele conference

    Wayne Coste explained how a paper he had co-written on 9/11 had been accepted by the European Society for Engineering Education (French acronym, SEFI) conference in France only to be withdrawn just before the conference began. Coste says a “Twitter storm” will be unleashed as early as Saturday to raise awareness about this act of censorship. Coste is asking other 9/11 activists to follow up by retweeting. For more details, go to http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=c3ca5934e1&e=91763ac879and http://www.censoredbysefi.org(http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=a7e26c61bf&e=91763ac879

    * Part 2 of book discussion

    Last month’s discussion of the book JFK-9/11: 50 Years of Deep State was concluded with primary focus on the effort to declassify the 28 pages.

    *Cheryl Curtiss announced that she is interested in forming a study group to discuss the Truth Movement’s response to the 28 pages. Anyone interested can contact her at chercurt@aol.com (mailto:chercurt@aol.com)

    Several books were recommended during the discussion, including The Star and the Sword by Wayne Madsen, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why he Died and Why it Matters by James Douglass, and House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World’s Two Most Powerful Dynasties by Craig Unger.

    * Announcements

    1. Dave Schlesinger mentioned the new 9/11-themed book by Victoria Alexander called Locus Amoenus is now available.
    2. Les Jamieson talked some of the activities planned for New York City on Sept. 11, including a 9/11 symposium, the screening of a film by Firefighters for 9/11 Truth and a press conference at Ground Zero.

    Call began at 8 p.m. EST and adjourned at 9:50 p.m. EST/5 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. PST

    Audio of the July call can be heard here: http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=f926e2c11e&e=91763ac879The next monthly teleconference will take place on August 26 at 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST. Please email agenda items for next call to facilitator Ken Freeland (diogenesquest@gmail.com) by August 22. Please use subject line “Agenda item for 911 Truth Teleconference.”

  7. Drop in and chat with current 911 conspiracy
    researchers at 8pm arrive 15 minutes early
    to access teleconference

    August 26,2015

    Draft agenda for Wednesday 26 August teleconference

    From 9/11 Truth and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference

    9/11 and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference

    Draft Agenda for 8/26/15 Teleconference

    8pm (ET)/5pm (PT) Teleconference # 1-218-895-6835 Access code: 9112001#

    Greetings all,

    Controversy continued to roil the waters of the 28 pages campaign this month. Focusing on the content and message of the hr14.org website, its critics allege that both run counter to the purposes of the 9/11 truth movement. Sparked by Cheryl Curtiss, a group formed to press for changes to the website. She’ll will be on hand to give us a précis of this effort as a springboard for extended discussion.


    I Roll call/minutes approval/agenda approval (5 min)

    II Report from the hr14.org critics’ group [Cheryl Curtiss] / Discussion (30-40 min)

    III Announcements

    VI Any available updates on issues of identified ongoing concern:

    28 pages campaign
    New articles, books, and films
    The 9/11 Crash Test
    Cass Sunstein and cognitive infiltration, official statements on “conspiracy theorists”
    The MSM treatment of 9/11 Truth
    The 9/11 Consensus Panel
    The High-Rise Safety Initiative
    The 9/11 Memorial and Museum/VIrtual Walking Tour
    William Pepper’s efforts with AE911Truth against NIST and the Dept. of Commerce
    Deep State crimes in the news
    ADJOURNMENT no later than 9:30 p EST.

  8. This sounds juicy…and chilling. Looking forward to it, Matt.

    Just finished reading “Don’t Embarrass the Family,” so I’m eager to read more from you. Here’s hoping you have a true vacation.

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