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mainer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:47 PM
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Patricia Cornwell about to be indicted?
I found this posted on a newsgroup. Has anyone else heard of this? Or know any details?

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"The FBI has sufficient hard evidence to begin proceedings toward the
felony indictment of famous crime author Patricia Cornwell and others
on charges of perjury, fraud, bribery, threats of murder and other
major crimes, in what will likely be the major celebrity scandal trial
of 2005, as well as one of the worst federal bribery scandals in
history. Documents prove that Patricia Cornwell paid for the hiring of
thugs to threaten illegal jailing, torture and murder against another
book author, and that by federal bribery she was able to buy a fake
"show trial" in the court of US federal judge Robert Payne, a staged
and phony court proceeding where both "sides" of lawyers were on
Cornwell's payroll. This fake proceeding banned the freedom of speech
of another US citizen, who was then threatened with jail and murder to
keep quiet about the farce. Federal Judge Payne faces resignation or
impeachment. Cornwell's victim escaped to Europe and exposed the
scandal, forcing the Dept. of Justice toward action.

For obvious political reasons, given that Cornwell is a big
contributor to President Bush's Republican Party, the Bush-Ashcroft
Justice Dept. seems to be delaying the indictment of Cornwell until
after the election. Cornwell would be an embarrassment to Bush, given
that Cornwell is a drug-abusing lesbian and has had a friend of George
Bush's living in her mansion. Those who would like to inquire or
comment on the Cornwell indictment or this delay can contact Mark
Corallo at Dept. of Justice Public Affairs, phone 202 616-2777 or 202
514-2007, e-mail: askdoj@usdoj.gov .

The famous crime writer Cornwell turns out to be one of America's
biggest criminals - Why? The short answer seems that Cornwell is in
mental torment about being a lesbian, given her right-wing Southern
roots. Long interviews with Cornwell reveal a great deal of hatred,
lack of self-esteem, and mental difficulty; and that she compensates
for her mental problems by a love for playing power games. That is why
she supports the extreme right wing, despite their anti-gay politics;
and that is why she enjoyed being a criminal. Court bribery, fraud,
threats of murder, banning another American's freedom: It was all a
perverted thrill for Cornwell. But it is now time for Cornwell to pay
the price."


http://groups.google.com/groups?dq=&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&...
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:50 PM
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1. I didn't know she was pro-bush
I thought I remembered reading something by her that was critical of the maladministration, actually.

:shrug:
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 01:23 PM
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16. "hiring of thugs to threaten illegal jailing, torture and murder"
Yep.

Sounds like she's pro-Bush.

Or at least should be, since they both have the same approach to business...
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:50 PM
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2. I have not seen this
But it is VERY bizarre!

I'll have to run it by my librarian mother, and my mystery-fanatic friend!

http://www.wgoeshome.com


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jackstraw45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:51 PM
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3. She gave $100,000 to RNC in July 2000 alone...
She's a Bush supporter.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:53 PM
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5. And she gave a million to Quaker Oats' literacy project
Ugh

http://www.drlessachs.com / More info about this case here.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:52 PM
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4. sounds like the ravings of a nutter
wihtout any reference apart from a Usenet group, assume that such extreme allegations are completely false, perhaps from someone with a grudge against Cornwell, perhaps from a genuine lunatic.
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mainer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:57 PM
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7. The allegations show quite a bit of detail, as well as names of attorneys
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:56 PM
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6. Oh no... I love her books...
And not just because she has a central character who's a lesbian. On the other hand, given the tone of this "announcement" I would assume it to be a hoax. Calling her a "drug-abusing lesbian" is just a little over the top. And just how are they so intimate with her that they know that she is in "mental torment about being a lesbian?"

Odd.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 01:00 PM
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8. I love her books too
Good thing I read hand-me-downs! I've not contributed one dime to repukes through Cornwell. :D
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 01:01 PM
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9. This absolutely proves that her Jack the Ripper theory was bogus.
I knew it!
:evilgrin:
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 01:07 PM
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12. I always thought it was bogus...
:shrug:
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liberalitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 01:05 PM
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10. Too bad...
I always enjoyed her books, but I will finish the one about Jack the Ripper I am reading now and not buy another....
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mainer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 01:05 PM
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11. weirder and weirder
It looks like it all comes from a man named Dr. Sachs (the alleged victim) who has a whole web-page devoted to how he was screwed by the Bush administration and Cornwell. Hmmm. Maybe just a nutter after all, but who knows?

http://www.drlessachs.com/index.html
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 01:16 PM
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15. He's got **massive** amounts of contact information.
Involved parties:

Attorney General John Ashcroft
U.S. Department of Justice
c/o Mark Corallo, Director
Office of Public Affairs (media relations)
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
202 616-2777
202 514-2007

Robert E. Payne, Judge
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
1100 E Main St
Richmond VA 23219
804 916-2260
fax 804 916-2269

F. J. Murphy Pepper, Esq., P.C.
(Lawyer who has been representing Thomas Roberts)
2541 Dunham Rd
Richmond VA 23233-2424
804 364-8400

Thomas Hunt Roberts & Associates
(used to include Tim Schulte and Cindy Hurt)
105 South First Street
Richmond VA 23219-3718
804 783-2000
fax 804 783-2105
thr@robertslaw.org
robertslaw@aol.com
www.robertslaw.org

Patricia Cornwell
Phyllis Grann, CEO
David Wan, President
Alex Gigante, Counsel
Penguin Putnam Inc.
375 Hudson St
New York NY 10014
212 366-2666
212 366-2959 Gigante
fax 212 366-2867
agigante@penguinputnam.com
www.penguinputnam.com

Michael McKee
Patricia Cornwell Enterprises
PO Box 35686
Richmond VA 23235
804 897-1700
Fax 804 897-5579 and 897-5563
www.patriciacornwell.com

Michael I. Rudell
Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo
488 Madison Avenue 18th Floor
New York NY 10022-5761
212 446-9782
212 935-5500
fax 212 308-0642
mrudell@fwrv.com
www.fwrv.com

Conrad Moss Shumadine
Gary Alvin Bryant
Willcox & Savage, P.C.
1 Commercial Place Ste 1800
Norfolk, Virginia 23510-2197
757 628-5520 Bryant
757 628-5525 Shumadine
757 628-5500
fax 757 628-5566
cshumadine@wilsav.com
gbryant@wilsav.com
www.willcoxandsavage.com

Bill McKelway
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Media General Corporation
Represented by:
Craig Merritt
Alexander Wellford
Christian & Barton, L.L.P.
909 East Main Street, Suite 1200
Richmond, Virginia 23219-3095
804 697-4100
Fax 804 697-4112
cmerritt@cblaw.com
www.cblaw.com

Office of Bar Counsel
Virginia State Bar
Ethics Violation Complaint Intake Office
707 East Main Street, Suite 1500
Richmond VA 23219-2800
804 775-0570
fax 804 775-0501
www.vsb.org

Detective Swan
Economic Crimes Unit
Police Department
2509 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach VA 23456-9117
757 427-8513

Ives, Scott S.
Ives & Associates
2 Pidgeon Hill Dr Ste 340
Sterling VA 20165-6129
703 444-6913
fax 703 444-0958
ssives@msn.com

Tate & Bywater Ltd.
2740 Chain Bridge Road
Vienna, Virginia 22181
Phone: 703 938-5100
Fax: 703 255-1097
jtate@tatebywater.com
dbywater@tatebywater.com
www.tatebywater.com

Magner, James P.
Ball & Magner
3704 Pacific Ave
Virginia Beach VA 23451
703 391-2900
fax 757 227-9307
office@beachfrontlaw.com
magnerlawfirm@aol.com
jmagner504@aol.com
www.jordanballlaw.com
http://www.drlessachs.com/filing.html
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 01:11 PM
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13. Well, this sounds nutty
"buying" a federal judge and a "show trial" complete with attorneys for both sides? That's just a little much.

However, Cornwell has been in the gossipy news before. I don't remember all the details, but wasn't it rumored that she broke up the marriage of the FBI agent husband and wife who were her research sources for lots of her books? Law & Order did an episode loosely based on the scandal.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 01:14 PM
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14. Yes, you're right.... I was trying to remember that scandal.
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2bfree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 01:34 PM
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19. Wasn't she listed as "the other woman" in a divorce?
Maybe involving an FBI agent's wife or something like that? It's been years though I may be wrong.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 01:57 PM
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22. Yes, and I remember thinking.... "of course"
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leetrisck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 01:29 PM
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17. barbara bush brags about their friendship in
her book - was a many time visitor to Kennebunkport.
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 01:34 PM
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18. We know who Bush*'s first pardon will be now.
:shrug: How very Republican of her.
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prole_for_peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 01:35 PM
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20. but she's gay....
i wouldn't think they would care about her at all and why does she support bushco*
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kayell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 01:41 PM
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21. Let me make it very clear, Republican people aren't necessarily killers
and criminals.
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carolinayellowdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 02:23 PM
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23. What she did to Mary Sue Terry was unforgivable
In the 1993 VA governor's race, she had supported Terry and then suddenly announced her support for George Allen in a televised press conference. She denounced Terry as just another deceitful politician etc., and it had the creepy flavor of unrequited love or revenge for a breakup. It got lots of play and really hurt Terry's chances.
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cybildisobedience Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 04:06 PM
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24. FYI - She considers Orrin Hatch
to be one of her closest friends.
Said so in interviews.
Just thought I'd throw that in there.

And she is a complete disciple of Billy Graham's (authored an early bio on his wife, Ruth, and works him into her novels in the oddest way.
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