British Special Needs Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Murdering Four Men He Met On Gay Websites

Special Needs Teacher Accused Of Being A Serial Killer: ‘Oxford Graduate’ Allegedly Murdered Four Men He Met On Gay Websites And Poisoned Them With Party Drug GHB Before Their Bodies Were Found Within A Few Hundred Yards Of Each Other – Daily Mail

A special needs teacher appeared in court today accused of drugging and murdering young men he met on gay websites before dumping their bodies in and around his local churchyard.

Alleged serial killer Stephen Port, 40, of Barking, east London, is accused of using the party drug GHB – known as liquid ecstasy – to poison his four victims in a string of attacks spanning 14 months.

Port, who claims to have been an Oxford graduate who also served in the Royal Navy, is said to have met the men online and then invited them back to his flat for sex.

The victims then died allegedly after they were given fatal amounts of GHB, which is colourless and odourless, between June last year and September this year.

The men, all in their early twenties, were found dead within a few hundred yards of his Barking home but had previously been considered suicides or overdoses.


Pictured: This is Stephen Port, 40, left on Facebook and right in the dock, who today appeared in court accused of murdering four young men in the past 15 months


Map: Port lives in a house in Cooke Street, Barking, and one body was found in the same street last year. Two bodies were later found in the nearby grounds of St Margaret’s Church and another was found on North Street, next to the Abbey Ruins. All the deaths happened in the space of 15 months

Three of the bodies were found either close to the churchyard of St Margaret’s Church in the town or the nearby Abbey Ruins. Another alleged victim was found on the same street Port lived in, Cooke Street, in Barking.

Port was arrested last Thursday after a police raid on his flat and has been charged with four counts of murder and four counts of administering a poison with intent to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm.

Port, who has blonde hair but is now nearly bald with only a few tufts of hair on his head, appeared in the dock at Barkingside Magistrates accompanied by three uniformed officers.

He spoke only to confirm his name, age and address during the brief hearing.

Wearing a prison issue grey tracksuit he held one of his arms and repeatedly glanced at the floor. He gave no indication of plea.

Deputy District Judge Shlomo Kreiman remanded Port in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.

His first alleged victim is said to be Anthony Patrick Walgate, 23, from Barnet, who was pronounced dead on Cooke Street on June 19 2014.

Gabriel Kovari, 22, from Lewisham, was found dead near the churchyard of St Margaret’s Church, North Street in Barking, on August 28 2014.

Less than a month later Daniel Whitworth, 21, from Gravesend, Kent, was also found dead near the churchyard of St Margaret’s Church on September 20 2014.

Jack Taylor, 25, from Dagenham, whose body was found near the Abbey Ruins close to North Street on September 14 this year, is believed to be his most recent victim.

Port describes himself on Facebook as a special needs teacher at Westminster Kingsway College in King’s Cross. It says he attended the University of Oxford between 2000 and 2003.

His likes include a number of gay websites and lesbian, gay, transsexual and bisexual support groups.

Anthony Walgate, the first alleged victim, was a student at the University of Middlesex who had dreams of being a famous fashion designer.

Police found him dead in the street at 4am on June 19, 2014.

At the time his devastated mother Sarah Sak, from Hull, said she was convinced her son would not have drunk too much or taken drugs before he died.

Toxicology tests later confirmed that he had only a small amount of alcohol in his system and no traces of illegal drugs.


Pictured: This is Stephen Port, 40, pictured left and right, who allegedly drugged the four men and killed them after inviting them back to his flat

The second and third alleged victims Gabriel Kovari, 22, and Daniel Whitworth, 21, were found at the same Barking church within one month of each other.

An inquest earlier this year heard both men had taken GHB and methadone.

Mr Whitworth had ‘blamed himself for Mr Kovari’s death’ after they took the drug GHB at an orgy, Walthamstow Coroner’s Court heard in June.

A dog walker found Slovakian-born Mr Kovari on August 28 last year while Mr Whitworth, from Kent, was found on September 20.

The coroner was told that Mr Whitworth was found dead holding a note in his left hand, which said: ‘I can’t go on anymore, I took the life of my friend Gabriel.

‘We were just having some fun at a mate’s place and I got carried away and gave him another shot of G[HB]. It was an accident, I know I will go to prison if I go to the police.’

The note said the men had sex at the party and added: ‘I have taken what G[HB] I had left, with sleeping pills – if it does kill me it’s what I deserve. This way I can at least be with Gabriel again.’

A statement by Mr Kovari’s family was issued at the time.

It read: ‘He was full of love and care for others and loved the company of his friends,’ a letter from his brother and mum which was read out in court, said. ‘He had been a very inquisitive and special child gifted in arts.

‘He had excellent relationships with all his relatives and the desire to prove himself to the world.’

Mr Kovari’s flatmate, John Pape, told the inquest he had seen him with Mr Whitworth and was meeting men through gay social network site Grindr.

A statement from Mr Whitworth’s father, Adam Whitworth, was read to the inquest.

It said: ‘He was an active and intelligent outdoors boy who loved days on his bike exploring leafy byways,’ it read. ‘Those who knew him were shocked by this terrible news.’

Ms Persaud recorded an open verdict.

The final alleged victim, Jack Taylor, 25, was found dead in September.


Home: Port’s first alleged victim is said to be Anthony Walgate, 23, from Barnet, who was pronounced dead outside the alleged serial killer’s flat on Cooke Street, Barking on June 19, 2014


Deaths: The second and third alleged victims Gabriel Kovari, 22, and Daniel Whitworth, 21, were found here in the graveyard of St Margaret’s Church last summer, pictured today


Victim: Last month Port’s final alleged victim Jack Taylor, 25, from Dagenham, was found close to the Abbey Ruins, next to the churchyard, also pictured today

The 25-year-old, who worked on night shifts as a forklift operator, had been out with friends on the Saturday evening before he was found dead in the early hours of the morning.

He was last seen meeting a man at Barking station at around 2am and walking towards the Abbey Ruins.

His body was found around 300 yards from where Mr Whitworth and Mr Kovari were found dead by a dog walker.



Obama Dreamer On The Lamb After Allegedly Raping 16-Year-Old Girl With Down Syndrome

Illegal Accused Of Raping Texas Girl With Down Syndrome – American Mirror

An illegal alien is on the run after he was accused of raping a Texas teen.

Police say Jesus Atrian sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl with Down Syndrome in her home in Pearland Monday afternoon.


KHOU reports Atrian is an “illegal alien with a prior adjudication for Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact and is required to register as a Sex Offender.”

There was a warrant out for his arrest at the time of the incident. Police believe he is “attempting to travel to Mexico.”

Atrian has a vertical tattoo under his right eye of the word “Jesus,” another vertical tattoo under his left eye reading “Atrian,” and the name “Adriana” tattooed above his right eyebrow.

The Friendswood Journal reports the 25-year-old illegal alien “plead guilty to indecency with a child by sexual contact in August of 2014 and was sentenced to eight years of probation.”

Sometime later, Atrian was turned over to officials from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and was reportedly deported to Mexico.

It’s unclear when he once again illegally entered the United States.

The victim and her family apparently knew Atrian. She was taken to the hospital for treatment and released.

Anyone who sees the fleeing illegal can contact the Brazoria County Crime Stoppers at 979-864-2279 or the Pearland Police Department at 281-997-4100, according to KHOU.



Illegal Alien Arrested After Allegedly Kidnapping And Raping 13-Year-Old

Mexican Illegal Alien Arrested For Allegedly Kidnapping, Raping 13-Year-Old – Big Government


While outfits like the Immigration Policy Center say Americans ought to stop believing their lying eyes and understand that the more illegal immigrants stream across the border, the more crime rates fall, the reality is much darker.

On Thursday, Michigan police arrested a Mexican illegal alien, 23-year-old Aurelio Hernandez-Gomez, after finding him with a 13-year-old Florida girl who had last been seen two days before her ordeal.

Cops acted on a tip that led them to a Hartford home where Hernandez-Gomez hid the girl while assaulting her.

Michigan authorities charged Hernandez-Gomez with one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, meaning they believe he raped or otherwise penetrated the girl after incapacitating her or otherwise rendering her helpless. They have not released further details, such as whether or not the victim was related to the alien suspect. Hernandez-Gomez is being held on $150,000 bond in a Paw Paw Michigan jail and will be back in court on Wednesday.

Florida authorities plan to charge him with interference with child custody and felony kidnapping, according to WZZM 13, after Michigan ships him back to Polk County, Florida at an unspecified date. U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement has been notified, but it’s unclear how they will proceed.

Hernandez-Gomez hails from Chiapas, Mexico, where the sexual age of consent is 12.


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Illegal Alien Arrested For Repeatedly Raping Pre-Teen Girl In North Carolina – Gateway Pundit


This didn’t get much press…

An illegal alien Luis Rey Sanchez-Reynosa was arrested in late June for repeatedly raping and molesting a preteen girl in North Carolina.

UFP reported:

On June 29, police in Durham arrested Luis Rey Sanchez-Reynosa, 32, of Liberty Street, after he reportedly raped and molested a girl under the age of 13, over a period of several weeks.

Sanchez-Reynosa has been charged with two counts of rape of a child, two counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of sex offense with a child.

Sanchez-Reynosa is currently being held at the Durham County Jail on $750,000 bond, as well as on an ICE detainer.



Zimmerman Prosecutor Indicted For Allegedly Falsifying Arrest Warrant, Complaint

Zimmerman Prosecutor Indicted For Allegedly Falsifying Arrest Warrant And Complaint – Before It’s News

Florida State’s Attorney Angela Corey has been indicted by a citizens’ grand jury, convening in Ocala, Florida, over the falsification of the arrest warrant and complaint that led to George Zimmerman being charged with the second degree murder of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.


The indictment of Corey, which was handed down last week (see, charges Corey with intentionally withholding photographic evidence of the injuries to George Zimmerman’s head in the warrant she allegedly rushed to issue under oath, in an effort to boost her reelection prospects. At the outset of this case, black activists such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, who whipped up wrath against Zimmerman, demanded that he be charged with murder, after local police had thus far declined to arrest him pending investigation.

Following Corey’s criminal complaint charging Zimmerman, legal experts such as Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz condemned her for falsely signing an arrest affidavit under oath, which intentionally omitted exculpatory evidence consisting of the photographs showing the injuries Zimmerman sustained, and rushing to charge him with second degree murder under political pressure. Dershowitz called her actions unethical and themselves crimes (

Larry Klayman, a former U.S. Justice Department prosecutor, a Florida lawyer since 1977, and now the “citizens’ prosecutor” presided over the Ocala grand jury and said this: “The Supreme Court has confirmed that the grand jury belongs to the American people, not the three branches of government. (504 U.S. 36, 48 (1992) (quoting United States v. R. Enterprises, Inc., 498 U.S. 292, 297 (1991)).

By indicting Florida State Attorney Angela Corey, the people are exercising their God given rights, recognized by our Founding Fathers, to mete out justice when the political and legal establishment subverts the rule of law. Hopefully, this indictment will serve as a warning to the political and legal establishment that they are not above the law.

Ironically, Corey will now be tried and likely convicted for her alleged crimes – which resulted in Zimmerman being charged under false pretenses, now coming home to roost during Zimmerman’s on-going trial. Corruption cannot be tolerated, particularly by law enforcement officers who are elected by the people to serve their ends, not the law enforcement officer’s political ends.”

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Chicago Man Allegedly Caught Raping Pit Bull During Tour Of Pound

Gerardo Perez Allegedly Caught Raping Pit Bull During Chicago Pound Tour –

A Chicago man has been arrested and charged with forcing himself upon a pit bull dog during a tour of a local pound.


NBC Chicago reports that 50-year-old Gerardo Perez allegedly assaulted the animal on May 29 at the Chicago Animal Care and Control Facility on S. Western Avenue. A worker claims to have caught Perez violating the dog in a cage in a restricted area of the pound. He was reportedly on all fours next to the dog, “appearing to have had just had sex with the animal,” prosecutors allege.

Perez then allegedly made “inculpatory statements” about the incident, according to pound employees. He was arrested and Friday and is being held on $80,000 bail.

Perez is the latest person to be arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting dogs.

Last month, 24-year-old Jeffrey Edward Bynner of Ash, North Carolina was charged with ‘crimes against nature’ for allegedly having sex with a chihuahua.

Also last month, Stephanie Mikles, a 45-year-old Maryland school employee, was charged with ‘unnatural and perverted acts with her family dog.

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Likely Obama Supporter Jailed After He Was Allegedly Caught Masturbating During Employment Interview

Likely Obama Supporter Jailed After He Was Allegedly Caught Masturbating During Employment Interview – Weekly Vice

Willie Merriweather, a 53-year-old South Carolina man, was jailed Monday after he allegedly masturbated during an interview at a local staffing agency.


According to the Aiken Department of Public Safety, Merriweather reportedly entered the staffing agency and was seated for an interview when the incident took place.

The interviewer told detectives that she was gathering personal information about the applicant, such as his name and date of birth, when she looked down and noticed that his penis was fully exposed and in his hand.

When the woman confronted Merriweather about his exposed penis and ordered him out of the building, Merriweather tried to argue that “it fell out.”

Police who were called to the scene located Merriweather a short time later and brought him down to police headquarters for an interview.

“The suspect did state that while he was talking to the victim, his penis fell out of his pants,” according to a police affidavit. “The suspect claims that he must have forgotten to zip his pants.”

A second employee from the staffing agency told detectives that they were familiar with Merriweather and that he always seeks out a female employee to interview with.

Detectives learned during the interview that Merriweather had a warrant issued for his arrest in connection to a similar incident that occurred on January 31.

During the previous incident, Merriweather was at another employment agency attempting to get an interview when the employee turned around and allegedly saw Merriweather masturbating with his genitals “completely exposed.”

Merriweather reportedly fled from the building when he was approached by a supervisor.

Merriweather was booked into the Aiken County Detention Center and charged with two counts of indecent exposure.

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Child Abuser Jailed After He Allegedly Hogtied His 11-Year-Old Daughter To Death

Child Abuser Jailed After He Allegedly Hogtied His 11-Year-Old Daughter To Death – Weekly Vice

Kenneth Stoddard, a 35-year-old Florida man, was jailed Wednesday after he repeatedly hogtied his 11-year-old daughter to a bed post.

The assault, investigators say, caused the little girl severe brain damage and eventually led to her death.


According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, emergency responders were called to the family’s home last Wednesday when the little girl stopped breathing and became unresponsive.

The victim, identified as 11-year-old Melissa Stoddard, was rushed to Doctor’s Hospital of Sarasota She was then transferred to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg where doctors determined that she had suffered severe brain damage. Melissa Stoddard passed away five days later.

The county medical examiner’s office determined that the girl died from hypoxia. The report also noted that the girl had ligature marks on her upper arms, wrists, ankles and thigh area.

Florida DCF officials removed 5 children from the home, some of which told investigators that the girl was “hog tied” to a board and her mouth was covered with duct tape on a regular basis. The children also stated that the victim was sometimes tied up and then placed into a filthy family pool as punishment for bad behavior.

Kenneth Stoddard and his wife, Misty Stoddard, told investigators that they tied the girl up to keep her from harming herself or her siblings.

Misty Stoddard told DCF investigators that she thought the victim was “faking” when she went to check on her and found her unresponsive. When she checked again a few minutes later and saw that the victim was still unresponsive, she reportedly called 911.

Detectives noted in their report that Misty Stoddard gave several conflicting accounts of what happened prior to the little girl’s death. At one point in the interview, Mrs. Stoddard stopped answering questions and demanded to speak to an attorney.

A 15-year-old sibling told detectives that he was asked to help his mother remove a board from the house that was used to tie the victim down – even as the ambulance was en route to their home. The sibling also stated that he was instructed to bring scissors to cut the victim free and to dispose of the board in a wooded area across the street.

During a search of the home and immediate vicinity, investigators found two restraint boards, several rolls of duct tape and a helmet that had restraint straps tied to it. Clumps of used duct tape were found in and around areas where the little girl was bound.

Kenneth Stoddard was booked into jail and charged with aggravated child abuse. Charges in his case may be upgraded since the little girl passed away after his initial arrest.

Authorities have not indicated why Misty Stoddard has not yet been arrested, however the investigation is continuing and additional charges in the case are expected.

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CA Student Sues School After Allegedly Being Suspended For His Politics (And He Has Video Evidence)

California Student Sues School After Allegedly Being Suspended For His Politics (And He Has Some Noteworthy Video Evidence) – The Blaze

A California conservative at Fresno State University is suing his school after allegedly being put on disciplinary probation because of his politics.


The school’s leadership – particularly University President John Welty – is reportedly outspoken in its support for liberal policies like the DREAM Act. The school’s newspaper took things so far last May that they published a poem that begins: “America, the land robbed by the white savage.”

Neil O’Brien is active in student government, and has made no secret about his opposition to the DREAM Act. He decided to ask the professors in the Chicano and Latin American Studies Department – at least one of whom seems to be a faculty advisor for the paper – what they thought of the poem.

Fox News has more on what happened next:

When O’Brien approached the professors separately in their offices, the same thing happened in each case: they said they didn’t want to talk with him. Openly recording the encounters on a video camera, O’Brien told them he just wanted to ask questions. They again told him to leave, and closed their doors.

What happened next is what got O’Brien in trouble: The professors called the police. According to police reports, the professors said that O’Brien had been “threatening” and “harassing” them. Police took O’Brien in for questioning, but decided not to file charges after watching video he took of the incident (which O’Brien has posted online here.)

Though the police chose not to pursue the matter, the school seemingly felt that punishment was still warranted.

Fox News continues:

O’Brien’s troubles continued when he was called into the Dean’s office and told he would face a disciplinary hearing in which he would not be allowed to have a lawyer present.

In the disciplinary hearing, O’Brien says he repeatedly asked his questioners to watch the video of the incident – but they refused, even though he brought a DVD with the footage to the hearing.

University Vice President Paul Oliaro ultimately gave O’Brien disciplinary probation for a semester – which forbade him from serving as the president of a student group he formed (a chapter of Young Americans For Liberty) and banned him from going “within 100 feet of the Chicano Latin American studies faculty or staff or their offices or classrooms in which they are teaching.”

“You can see that even though the video completely exonerates me, I still went through all this hell,” he told

In O’Brien’s opinion, the only conclusion is that he is being reprimanded for his politics.

“I can’t think of a reason besides that they just don’t like conservatives, and just don’t like to answer questions on anything,” he remarked.

O’Brien’s lawyer, Brian Leighton, added: “What these professors can’t stand is that Neil shows up to all these university meetings… and he says what he thinks.”

School representatives say they cannot provide details on the case, since it has to do with disciplinary action against a student, but insist that personal politics were unrelated to O’Brien’s punishment.

“Fresno State strongly values and supports the First Amendment rights of all students, faculty, staff and administrators. We encourage individuals to exercise their freedom of speech, provided they do so in an appropriate manner,” the school’s spokeswoman Kathleen Rhodes Schock commented.

Though this ​is​ related to politics, it should be noted that a quick Google search reveals O’Neil seemingly had a website called “” about the “lies, crimes, and possible cover-up” of the school’s president Pedro Ramirez, who was found to be an illegal immigrant in late 2010. The website has not been updated since May.

But O’Brien remains firm: “This school is totally Orwellian… I just want to share my opinion when I disagree, and I shouldn’t be treated like a criminal for it.”

Here is O’Brien’s video – the one that school professors called the police on him for saying he was “threatening” and “harassing” them. Skip to about 13 seconds:


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Delaware Daycare Workers Arrested After ‘Shocking’ Video Allegedly Shows Toddlers Forced To Fight

Delaware Daycare Workers Arrested After ‘Shocking’ Video Allegedly Shows Toddlers Forced To Fight – New York Daily News

Three employees of a Delaware daycare were arrested Monday after police say a ‘disturbing’ cell phone video allegedly captured two toddlers participating in an organized fistfight.

The Hands of Our Future LLC Daycare in Dover also had its license suspended pending a hearing, CBS 3 in Philadelphia reported.

Three of the center’s employees – Tiana Harris, 19; Estefania Myers, 21; and Lisa Parker, 47 – are accused of forcing two 3-year-olds to strike one another in the head and face repeatedly last March.

“It’s shocking, disturbing and infuriating to watch this video that shows the two children whaling on each other,” Dover Police Capt. Tim Stump told The News Journal. “These are our most precious cargo and to have adults responsible for caring for their well -being to have them behave as such is sickening.”

While the footage was not released publicly, police said one of the children could be heard yelling, “He’s pinching me,” and then a worker responding, “No pinching, only punching,” CBS reported.

“Clearly one of the children is crying and does not want to continue on and he is pushed back into the fray by one of the adults,” Stump told the station.

Court records say Parker allegedly forced one of the toddlers who was being hit to “continue in the physical altercation,” while Harris and Myers allegedly looked on laughing and spurred on the slugging, according to The News Journal.

Police met with parents Monday to answer questions about the incident. It wasn’t immediately clear what injuries the tots may have suffered.

Parent Cristyl Slack told CBS that her 4-year-old daughter was at the daycare on the day of the fight.

“That pissed me off just because I feel if my daughter is around anything, I should have known that day,” Slack said.

“It’s very disturbing to think anything like that could go on,” another mom, Amy Bickerling, told The News Journal. “I know these teachers. I go on all the field trips. I’ve never seen anything irregular.”

Police were shown the video by a man while investigating an unrelated incident.

Harris, Myers and Parker were each charged with assault, endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangering and conspiracy, according to reports.

The daycare’s owner couldn’t be reached for comment Monday.

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Former Obama Trade Adviser, Donor Allegedly Involved In Illicit Gold Deal

Former Obama Adviser Takes The Fifth – Washington Free Beacon

A former Obama administration trade adviser accused of plotting to purchase $10 million in gold from a Congolese warlord refused to detail his role in the illegal plot, invoking the Fifth Amendment more than 100 times during confidential court testimony, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

President Obama tapped oil mogul Kase Lawal, a prolific Democratic bundler and Clinton family confidante, to serve as a member of the White House’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations in 2010. Lawal’s name no longer appears on the website.

Soon after his appointment, court documents allege, Lawal became entangled in a plot to purchase nearly 2,500 pounds of Congolese gold from Gen. Bosco Ntaganda, a rebel commander who has been linked by the International Criminal Court to ethnic massacres and rapes.

The charges raised red flags among D.C. foreign policy observers, who questioned why the White House would associate with such a controversial figure.

Lawal is a prolific donor to both the Democratic National Committee and the Obama campaign, according to public records in which he lists himself as the chairman and CEO of CAMAC International. He donated $35,800 to the Obama Victory Fund in 2011 and $30,800 to the DNC. Additionally, Lawal has donated varying amounts to several Democratic Congressional campaigns.

Lawal and his oil conglomerate, CAMAC International, are named as the principal defendants in a civil case launched by the owner of an airplane seized by authorities when the gold transaction went sour. The case is scheduled to go to trial on Sept. 10in Dallas, Tex.

“In responding to this litigation, Mr. Lawal engaged legal counsel who reviewed the various requests for discovery made by the plaintiff, some of which assumed acts of misconduct without basis in fact or law,” said a spokesman for Lawal. “At the deposition requested by the plaintiff, Mr. Lawal followed the advice of his legal counsel and exercised the privileges and protections guaranteed by our judicial system. The claims made by the plaintiff in this contractual dispute will be addressed in the courtroom.”

Lawal exploited his close ties to the White House to convince those around him that the gold deal was a legal transaction despite the warlord’s involvement, depositions reveal.

Testimony offered by Lawal’s key point man, Carlos St. Mary, indicates that Lawal sunk millions of CAMAC’s money into a deal rife with fraud and deceit. Lawal’s alleged actions would have violated a U.N. ban on doing business with rogue Congolese warlords.

David Disiere, owner of Southlake Aviation, the Texas-based firm that leased CAMAC International a Gulfstream jet later seized by authorities, told the Free Beacon that Lawal presented himself as a legitimate businessman, and touted his close ties to the Obama administration.

“You’ve got a man on this international economic advisory council appointed by President Obama,” said Disiere, whose company defaulted on a $17 million loan associated with the aircraft as a result of CAMAC’s international escapades. “I just expected more.”

Disiere is seeking an undisclosed amount of damages against Lawal and several CAMAC affiliates, charging that all parties violated the terms of their lease agreement with his company, Deep South Partners.

“You’ve got an individual [who has] clearly been vetted by the government of our country and that gave me a lot of trust of faith that these are the kind of people we should lease the plane to,” Disiere said. “I certainly never conceived the aircraft would be seized in a foreign land where an all-out war is going on.”

Lawal refused to answer questions about the incident during a videotaped oral deposition on May 21, and invoked the Fifth Amendment in a bid to avoid self-incrimination, according to a transcript obtained by the Free Beacon.

However, testimony from CAMAC associate Carlos St. Mary was more forthcoming.

Lawal used CAMAC to carry out an elaborate, months-long plot to purchase the African gold at all cost, St. Mary stated.

St. Mary recalled that in 2010, shortly after Obama appointed Lawal, basketball great Dikembe Mutombo approached CAMAC officials with a plan to purchase nearly $10 million in gold at a cut-rate price.

Lawal, St. Mary, and Mutombo soon struck a deal: Proceeds from the transaction would be split between the trio, with 40 percent going to Lawal (a percentage that would increase as time went on).

It soon became clear to St. Mary that nothing about the deal was legitimate. Documents attesting the gold’s origin and legality turned out to be forged, he said.

“I discovered that nothing was authentic about the documents,” St. Mary told lawyers. “They were all fake.”

Informed that warlord Ntaganda was pulling the strings behind the deal, Lawal instructed St. Mary to continue pursuing the gold, according to the deposition and a U.N. report on the matter.

St. Mary further claimed that Mutombo might have lied about having the proper licenses to export the Congolese gold.

By the time St. Mary realized this, however, he had already paid Ntaganda millions of dollars in counterfeit money provided by Lawal’s CAMAC, according to a U.N. report on the episode.

As the handoff took place on the tarmac of a Congolese airport in early 2011, all “hell broke lose,” St. Mary stated in his deposition.

“When we debarked the plane and the bag [of money] hit the tarmac, there were over 150 people… on the tarmac from every agency,” he stated. “National Guard, Republican Guard, Presidential Guard, NSA, customs, federal police.”

Authorities then arrested St. Mary and his associates, detaining them until Lawal paid $3 million in fines several months later, St. Mary said.

Mutombo also took up St. Mary’s case, lobbying the Obama administration to secure his return, according to the deposition.

“He [Mutombo] said that… he had lobbied a lot on our behalf with Washington, D.C., and he indicated that – that Kase was quite impressed with his ability and – his ability to lobby at the U.S. State Department on our behalf and was surprised at the number of people that he knew because he was the former ambassador to the Congo under Clinton’s administration.”

Another casualty of the botched transaction was airplane owner Disiere’s Gulfstream jet.

“It’s been a nightmare since the day it happened,” Disiere said. “It’s just a shock.”

Disiere says that the episode has put his livelihood in jeopardy, as he struggles to pay off a $17 million loan that has defaulted.

“It’s difficult, difficult to have these surprises,” he said. “You just don’t think [that] your loan will get called and your aircraft seized, and we had no idea this company would take the plane into Central Africa to trade gold. We didn’t include that in the lease because it sounds like a James Bond movie.”

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Virginia Teacher Arrested After Allegedly Lining Up Students, Shooting Them With Blanks

Virginia Teacher Arrested After Allegedly Lining Up Students, Shooting Them With Blanks – KSDK

A Virginia high school teacher faces a dozen felony charges for allegedly firing a blank gun in a classroom.

It happened at the Neff Center in Abingdon earlier this month.

Washington County Virginia Sheriff Fred Newman said the 60-year-old teacher lined up a dozen students in a welding class and fired the blank gun in their direction.

So far, investigators won’t say why.


It’s a hard lesson for teacher Manuael Dillow; he’s now facing 12 felony charges for brandishing a firearm on school property.

“One for each student who was in there. And basically the charges result of inciting fear into the students,” said Sheriff Newman.

Sheriff Newman said it was a “blank firing handgun” and that everything is realistic about the weapon, except it cannot shoot bullets.

Dillow borrowed the firearm from a teacher in another department.

Sheriff Newman explains what allegedly happened after that, “he basically lined the students up in some form or fashion, displayed the weapon and discharged the weapon in the direction of the students,” he said.

Newman says between four and ten shots were fired at the students.

No one was hurt, but those students were very frightened.

Washington County Virginia Public Schools Superintendent Jim Sullivan confirmed the firearm was a teaching aid for a criminal justice class taught at the center.

Sullivan said right now Dillow is not working and since it’s a personnel issue he couldn’t comment on his future.

Sullivan would not comment on how long Dillow has been a teacher at the Neff Center.

According to the Sheriff, if convicted on the charges Dillow could get prison time or a fine.

Dillow has been released on a $20,000 unsecured bond.

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