Fiona Dodwell wrote an article about how Netflix’s Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker documentary seemed potentially exploitative. I reached out to her shortly after seeing it to offer her a digital advance review copy of Smash, Smash, Smash: the true story of Kai the Hitchhiker my new book. She has just published the first review online for the book! In other book-related news, I also appeared on That’s So F****d Up podcast today live from 330pm to nearly 5pm. As soon as the podcast link arrives will share it here.
Meantime, we are getting our first backers, pre-orders and digital sales of the book coming in slowly but surely. You can check out truestoryofkai.com for info on Kai’s petitions and fundraiser, the Indiegogo where you can get the book and my previous articles and interviews related to Kai. While you’re waiting for TSFU Podcast and some other to-be-announced guest spots, you can see me talk about what the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker got wrong about the case in this livestream I did with BZ Douglas (contributor of the afterword to the book).
The thing about following down rabbit holes is you never know where they’ll lead. Sometimes the results are exciting, sometimes scary. My recent journeys down a couple particular New Jersey rabbit holes have been both and thanks to an anonymous tipster I have new leads to chase regarding the organized crime and corruption element that stems from Union County’s valuable waterfront property. The info ties implicates multiple cops from Elizabeth, Union County in cocaine trafficking and protecting drug dealers. I’ve also identified the 1970s-80s cocaine route via Florida originating in Colombia. How that ties to a stash house/car repair shop/money laundering front who may have been the ones installing those trap doors in cars to smuggle the dope out of state. Also, a source with explosive news that I’m working on corroborating has led me down a rabbit hole that may tie the cop protected cocaine trafficking rings to the slew of predators who I was remiss to personally call an organized ring until just recently when that same anonymous source shared personal information that may tie a Union County sheriff to the drug trade via the Hernandez crime family. Buckle up folks, this is a wild one…
Just days after discovering the mob connections to the Union County prosecutor’s office I learned that Kai was a victim of not only the Children of God/The Family cult (notorious for masses of child abuse perpetrated across multiple continents resulting in suicides, murders and overdoses of victims) by way of his mom and through Gilbert, his dad, the United Church of Canada which has 100+ year tradition of abuse of indigenous people including literally kidnapping kids putting them in torturous residential schools (like the one that had that mass grave that was discovered last year). But that will have to be a story for another day…
In movies about trials often there’s a last minute revelation entered into evidence. Apparently that pretty much never happens, there’s protocol for introducing evidence and you can’t introduce evidence without prosecution knowing. That said, this is research for a book and it has been kind of a 3rd act bombshell moment this past two weeks.
FYI, if you’re interested in the current progress on the Kai the Hitchhiker book you can keep up at Patreon. Don’t worry, new posts are only paywalled for 72 hours and then free to the public but if you’re interested in behind the scenes writing process stuff there are a few videos along those lines at https://www.patreon.com/theplasticscreen as well as a few other videos and items that are unlisted on YouTube.
Going to be releasing some exclusive patron only content here. No, don’t worry, it’s still free, I’m just adding extra here as well. The Youtube link is unlisted but feel free to share. Coming up next week a video on From the Archives series with some Dr. Louis Jolyon West files. The man who helped the False Memory Syndrome Foundation end the Satanic Panic… fueling the fires of the Satanic Panic in the 80s!
For now though here’s a peek into my notecard sheaths/stacks shared first at Patreon. I’ll be giving a peek inside the notebooks soon as well. Stay tuned, feel free to subscribe at any level $5, $1 or $0 makes no difference the extra material (some like the West files, fairly exclusive) will be at Patreon only. Some of the updates will be shared, some will not. For $1/mo. you will get email alerts and early access, otherwise, check back at
B.Z. Douglas and I have finally released our prologue episode of Walking the Wire, our exploration of the influential series that arguably birthed “prestige tv.” This is actually part 2 of our interview. Part 1 we talked about my book Pedogate Primer: the politics of pedophilia and in part 2 we discuss how we met, bonded over shared hassles from lawyers asking us to pull stories and interest in The Wire.
The first four episodes are already recorded and we will be bringing some incredible guests on. Release schedule should be twice a month. I’ll be embedding the videos and or podcast links here as they come out, so stay tuned!
You can also listen to the episode at Anchor FM right here and make sure to follow the podcast for updates. We will be setting up a Patreon and likely a discord server and have some bonus materials for patrons if you’re interested will update when more info is available.
Also, don’t forget to join us for the live Q&A session with me that will be at the link below.
In 2003, writer and director Lutz Dammbeck released the German documentary Das Netz (released in the US as The Net: the Unabomber, LSD and the Internet. The film goes into some of the many stunning connections between the burgeoning technology of information theory, computers, cybernetics, mind control, the counterculture… and how all of that ties into the story of Ted Kaczynski.
In this series, we will be exploring the “six degrees of Jeffrey Epstein” that connects the disgraced pedophile, trafficker and financier to Kaczynski by way of some of the primary figures in the creation of Silicon Valley as well as the creation of the counterculture in the 1960s and beyond.
“Bear in mind that Epstein was funding a lot of science long before he had a (deservedly!) bad reputation to launder. It was a prior genuine interest.” Brand, (who had been seen with “Epstein’s girls” in photos multiple times) tried to claim.
Not everyone was buying Brand’s “smokescreen” story of how and why Epstein was able to go on for so long. Someone shares a photo of Brand with two young girls purported to have been flown in on Epstein’s “Lolita Airlines.” Brand is flanked by what appears to be two teenage girls. Not just Brand but other figures tied to this same current both in science and literature, such as Marshall McLuhan, cyberneticist Gregory Bateson and others.
Brockman was involved in “happenings” such as those put on by Andy Warhol that resulted in the Velvet Underground. He was like a connective tissue between various subcultures spending time with scientists as well as the likes of experimental music superstar John Cage.
When multimedia art became popular he found his role as the marketer of the “digerati” quite stimulating and profitable. Considering his closeness to Edge.org the Epstein funded science publication, maybe a little too stimulating… But what does all this have to do with the Kaczynski?
Dammbeck points out that it seems that the Unabomber’s stated victims are often connected to what he terms the “Brockman network.” Of course there are the likes of Kirby Sommers, who makes unsubstantiated claims about Epstein such as his supposedly being tutored by Kaczynski at one point. Despite a minefield of disinformation, there are some rather compelling links between these various circles, this network/net, Dammbeck explores in his documentary.
Brockman in his floppy hat and crumpled overcoat looks like some self styled Indiana Jones type. His “Expanded Cinema Festival” was highly important to the rise of multimedia art that would inspire some of the zine and mail art of the 70s and “video art” of the 80s and 90s. The confluence of forces that he managed to wield and market made him an indelible fixture on multiple scenes. It was John Cage who would hand Norbert Weiner’s Cybernetics book over to Brockman, in fact.
One aim of the multimedia philosophy was “rearranging the senses” which sounds similar to the aim of Rimbaud, using drugs, alcohol and decadence to “derange the senses” to create a reality that corresponds to one’s desires and will. Brockman friend and client Stewart Brand would be tied to Ken Kesey, the “acid tests.” He also coined the term “personal computer.” LSD guru and CIA asset Dr. Timothy Leary would also heavily push the computer current in the 80s and 90s around the same time that Apple’s Steve Jobs was experimenting with psychedelics.
Brand would also be responsible for the first ever alternative computer network, separate from the military network the Arpanet, centered around nodes at various universities long known to have worked with the military-industrial complex and intelligence. “The Well” it was called. This was a time of great techno-optimism that lasted on into the early 2000s carried along by the likes of Douglas Rushkoff.
Brand, like Kesey, had military ties. He had been a Lieutenant in the US army, stationed at Ft. Dix, New Jersey. On the weekends he would head to the lower east side of New York where he spent time hanging out with artists around 1959-1960. This would eventually lead to Brockman’s involvement in USCO (US Company, a group of artists and engineers, foreshadowing the role Brand would have tying these seemingly unrelated worlds together).
An apparent coincidence or seeming synchronicity led to Brand becoming involved with Kesey and the Merry Pranksters. Brand had been taking photographs at the same reservation that the chief from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was supposedly from. This, according to the tale told by Brand, is how he ended up with an in to meet Kesey via a mutual friend.
Next thing you know, Brand would be on the bus, Furthur, the iconic Merry Pranksters van was driven by arch-Beatnik Neal Cassady. The house band for the Pranksters’ “acid tests” were a little group called The Warlocks. They would later become famous as the Grateful Dead.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg as far as the many weird and varied connections in this web of intrigue involving the world wide web, security state authoritarian tech, the rise of Silicon Valley and the Unabomber.
I talked with indie journalist B.Z. Douglas recently for a two part interview. In part one we talk about my book Pedogate Primer: the politics of pedophilia which can be purchased at major booksellers such as Amazon, Walmart, Target, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million and a handful of shops (multiple in some countries) in Australia, Norway, UK,Poland, Holland, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Taiwan and elsewhere. I personally recommend supporting independent booksellers like Powell’s, Skylight Books or Trident’s Book Cafe. if you plan to buy it. As always if you can’t afford a copy, drop me a line at kafkaguy at gmail.com or via the contact form (if you don’t get an answer through the contact form try again with the email to be safe).
We had initially met through a mutual on Twitter who knew we were both dealing with harassment from lawyers with very vague and toothless threats trying to get us to pull factual reporting.
We’ll also continue doing “aftershows” at the @walkingwirepod account to discuss more about our cases as they relate to The Wire via Streamyard and Twitter spaces. Call in guests are welcome, you can see our second aftershow (first recorded) below.
Look for part 2 of this interview in a couple days. This Friday at 9pm EST B.Z. will be hosting me for a livestream Q&A.
Between next week and early April should have a 3 hour interview (possibly in two parts) coming soon from independent journalist B.Z. Douglas. First half we talk about my book. In the second we talk about how we met, our shared love of The Wire and how a Twitter mutual friend introduced us due to our both being targeted for harassment by lawyers who don’t like the factual reporting we’ve done on their clients. On our first zoom call, The Wire, the early 2000s HBO crime drama came up. We talked a lot about how the show encapsulates corruption in the system and ended up discussing the idea of doing a podcast based on The Wire from the perspective of two indie journos. Each episode we cover one of the shows with help of a special guest. Mostly people who come from one of the walks of life in the show whether that’s dock workers, union members, ex drug dealers, former prisoners, former cops or whistleblowers. We’ve already got quite a few interesting guests lined up and have recorded the first 4 episodes which we should begin releasing by April if we stay on schedule.
Meantime, we are going to be doing Twitter spaces aftershows that will be restreamed on YouTube and Facebook. Today was our second aftershow and first livestreamed video afterparty. The stream only covers the first part, a Baltimore native came on and shared some inside scoops about certain characters in the show based on real people (David Simon even used real names of Baltimore homicide detectives like Jay Lansdale and many characters are based on real people or composites of multiple people).
Once we have a schedule will be shared with the next aftershow. We welcome audience engagement and even if you haven’t seen the show or heard the podcast you’re welcome to come join us (warning, spoilers abound).
You can check out B.Z. Douglas at http://www.bzdug.com where you can also find his YouTube, Substack, Patreon and social media including his music. That’s right, both B.Z. and I are guitarists and Tom Waits fans so the first two seasons of Walking the Wire podcast just may have versions of us covering the song… To keep up to date follow @walkingwirepod on Twitter.
Don’t forget to check out the new book Pedogate Primer: the politics of pedophilia now available at Amazon in paperback and on Kindle. Also available at independent booksellers like Powell’s and Skylight Bookstore if you’d rather not support Bezos and the chain stores like Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Target and Wal-Mart. It is also available from some overseas sellers in Taiwan, Poland, UK, Australia, Germany and a couple other countries.
Last week I began a series going into the many covered up instances of prosecutors, judges, politicians and other attorneys receiving a slap on the wrist for crimes against children in New Jersey, including some specifically from the 20th Legislative District of New Jersey. That is, Union County, where the lawyer Kai alleges drugged and raped him lived. Where the prosecutor and judge and public defender who were friends of the deceased alleged rapists surrounded Kai in court.
One thing I noticed while going through this list was the name Boylan showing up multiple times. There is also a coincidence regarding a Boylan in New Jersey whose law firm is apparently connected to insurance companies, specifically the law firm Golden Rothschild Spagnola Lundell Boylan & Garubo in Bridgewater, New Jersey. I am planning to cross-reference a couple background check sites to see if it can be determined whether E. Richard Boylan of New Jersey (former Judicial Clerk in the New Jersey Superior Court before joining GRSLBG&B in 1986) who represents “insurance companies and self-insured companies in the defense of these claims.” I have also emailed E. Richard Boylan via his listed email at GRSLB&G.
Fittingly, the first case we will look at today is related to Prudential Property & Cas. Ins. Co. v Boylan 307 NJ Super 162 (App Div 1997).
Kai writes: “NJ Judge James F. Boylan helped his son Ryan avoid jail time for molesting a 5 year old. No record remains o it except for this lawsuit by the child’s parents.”
Sure enough, I found no news coverage related to the molestation of a child of a judge, the same judge who was involved in defrauding the state and having sex with women in exchange for diminished sentences. We’ll cover that in just a minute. The only mention of Ryan Boylan’s rape of their five year old daughter as he was babysitting her is in the case text for this lawsuit, as Kai mentioned.
In this case: “The motion judge ruled that Prudential’s homeowners policy provided coverage to James and Linda Boylan and that the policy’s business pursuits exception did not apply because this was a ‘one time only casual accomodation to babysit in an emergency.’ The judge also ruled that the insurance policy covered fifteen year old Ryan Boylan as a matter of law because he was deemed to lack the requisite intent or mental capacity to understand the nature of his acts.”
That’s right, this 15-year-old rapist of a 5-year-old deemed too young to understand that molesting a small child is wrong. Prudential Insurance applied for but was denied access to Ryan Boylan’s juvenile court records. Whether there are other exampoles of this type of behavior we will never know. I did search for Ryan Boylan in New Jersey state and federal sex offender registries. No record of Boylan being on the RSO list exists.
The case ended with a judgement in favor of the plaintiffs for nearly $400,000 plus prejudgement interest. Ryan Boylan “babysat” the 5-year-old girl and her little brother, taking them upstairs where they “played some games” then went to bed. The daughter was taken to a bedroom where Ryan Boylan forced the little girl to perform oral sex on him. Boylan admitted to this act.
The defendants in the case argued “that we should declare the law of New Jerseyu to be that in cases where a minor sexually abuses a much younger child it is the minor’s subjective intent that should apply, rather than the objective intent standard that would apply to adults.” Now yes, the judge’s son was a minor, but there is a major difference between a 5 and 15-year-old.
In the suit it’s argued that “N.J.S.A. 2C:4-11a(1) creates a presumption of maturity for an individual over the age of fourteen, it is manifest that this fifteen year old boy knew what he was doing to this five year old girl.”
Once again, it is noteworthy to mention that Ryan Boylan is the son of James F. Boylan who a few years later would face charges of coaching female defendants to lie in court to reduce their fines and penalties in exchange for sexual favors. Former Municipal judge Boylan admitted these actions to the court. In addition to coercing women into having sex in exchange for reduced sentences, Boylan defrauded the City of Jersey City to the tune of somewhere between $10,0000 and $20,0000. This was also admitted openly to the court.
For some strange reason the court ruled that “the offense level is not determined under [section] 2C1.7(c) (1), (2), or (3).” U.S.S.G. § 2C1.7, comment. (n.4). Since the offense level is not determined under any of these subsections, the abuse of position of trust or use of special skill adjustment is not applicable.” As for how a judge coercing sex from women using his position is not an abuse of power and trust, I have no clue. It’s also interesting that Boylan was ruled financially unable to pay a fine and “not likely to become able to pay any fine in the future.”
Boylan at the very least was disbarred and a very short article at New York Timeswas written up on the case. This is one of only two of the nearly couple dozen (so far) names on this list to have had any media coverage of the major crimes by these various judges, politicians, prosecutors, public defenders and Union County jail staff to have committed awful crimes without so much as a drop of newspaper ink coverage.
In the case of Harry Parkin, similar to Boylan, we have an indictment regards to “a scheme to defraud the public of his honest services in his role as Chief of Staff to the Mercer County Executive.” In the case of Parkin, he was indicted on twelve counts of mail fraud as well. Parkin was also accused of extortion.
Parkin tried to argue his sentence received was “unreasonable” by nature of his standing in the community and prior military service record:
“This is a sad situation. Everything that I see indicates that before this period of time the defendant was [a] well respected, highly successful attorney, he served honorably in the nation’s military and was respected by a number of people and indeed served as the person responsible for the ethics in the county.”
Similar to friend of Joseph Galfy and former prosecutor in the Caleb McGillivary (Kai the Hitchhiker) trial even the District Court itself noted that Parkin was “very highly respected” and that “[p]eople say a lot of good things about him . . . .” (Id. at 240.) The District Court read from a letter Parkin wrote to the Court in which Parkin cited his long years in public service as well as his military service. (Id. at 243.) The District Court considered this letter as well as “the letters of all the people that knew Parkin and spoke well of him.”
Parkin appealed the sentence of 90 months followed by 3 years of supervised release and $26,000 fine. $26,000 isn’t that much when you consider the amount Parkin defrauded the taxpayers ran well into six figures.
Next up is another case similar to that of Boylan and Parkin. The matter of In Re Quatrella 237 NJ 402 (2019) is also cited in the Matter of Angelo M. Perrucciby the Disciplinary Review Board of New Jersey, decided as recently as late August of 2021.
David L. Quatrella was temporarily suspended after one count of wire fraud. Quatrella failed to appear on the Order directing him to show cause why he not be disbarred. It appears that it was Quatrella’s failure to attempt to defend himself and not the fraud and corruption that led to him being disbarred.
The Quatrella Matter is cited in a New Jersey DRB decided February of last year. Once again, coincidentally, insurance policies and fraud are involved.
Meanwhile, the 2020 New Jersey Courts Disciplinary Summaries shows that the situation has far from abated. Eval Katzman “solicited high school-aged girls for sex in exchange for money. He showed no remorse for his conduct and attempted to shift blame to his victims.” Brian P. Meehan entered a no contest plea regarding “statutory sexual assault, victim 11 years or older.” Jeffrey Toman “engaged in sexually explicit txt messages with a fourteen-year-old girl whose mother he was representing in a child custody proceeding.” Guess what, no news coverage of the Katzman case.
Yes, you heard that right. The middle-school aged girl was his client’s daughter and the case was a custody hearing. This sort of disgusting conflict of interest should never be allowed to exist, as we see over and over again though things operate just a little differently in Galfy country, it seems. We also have the crooked public defender Andrew Michael Carroll “engaging in a sexual relationship with a client while appointed her public defender.”
In the case of Tobin G. Nilsen, this New Jersey lawyer was finally disbarred after federal court conviction of enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity and state court conviction of second-degree child luring. Nilsen had bought a ticket to fly from New Jersey to Atlanta to meet up with what he believed to be a 32-year-old mother of a nine-year-old daughter who he expected to have sex with. He had been arrested previously by New Jersey law enforcement for soliciting yet another “mother-daughter pair for sexual activity.” Why was he not disbarred immediately then? Once again, it appears this is just the way business is taken care of in New Jersey. As per the usual, neither of the Nilsen cases were deemed “newsworthy” apparently, no results in Google News for Tobin Nilsen New Jersey returned.
Despite a “2010 conviction of lewdness and years-long pattern of inappropriate sexual conduct” Todd C. Sicklinger only received a three month suspension. John Rex Powell was disbarred in 2016 after “one count of engaging in child pornography enterprise and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.” David J. Witherspoon in 2010 received a one year suspension “for offering discounted legal services or fee reductions to three female clients and the daughter of another client in exchange for sexual favors, practicing law while ineligible to do so for failure to pay the annual assessment to the New Jersey Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection, and failing to maintain the books and records required of attorneys.”
In 2009, Stephen W. Thompson was disbarred due to conviction for sexual exploitation of a minor. He had been temporarily suspended already in 2005. The case of Steven C. Cunningham, related to sexually explicit chats with what he believed to be a 12-year-old boy resulted in disbarment in 2007. Andre McGuire was finally disbarred in 2007 after a guilty plea to four counts of sexual assault in the third degree. This after previous disciplinary meeasures: a six months suspension in 1994 and temporary suspension in 2006.
Kenneth Fink just got a three year suspension in 2003. He had previously been disbarred in the State of Delaware based on his conviction of 15 counts of felony possession of child pornography. He had been previously disciplined with a temporary suspension. Then there’s Stephen A. Gallo. Gallo was disbarred following his being charged with “four separate acts of the fourth degree crime of criminal sexual contact.”
William S. Wolfson got a paltry six months suspension after pleading guilty to an accusation of fourth degree criminal sexual contact. What’s more this assault wqwas of a “female employee at his doctor’s office.” He admitted that he had a habit of this having “touched six female employees at his doctor’s office between 10 and 15 times.” Once again though, as we’ve learned here New Jersey doesn’t seem to be too concerned with judges, prosecutors, public defenders and state legislators being accused of sex crimes, even against children, even multiple instances of such. Wolfson lucked out with a “Pre-Trial Intervention Program.”
James W. Kennedy is another case of the six-month suspension slap on the wrist despite fourth-degree endangering the welfare of a child involved in his admission of downloading between 20,000-30,000 images of children under 16 engaged in sexual acts. Salvatore J. Maiorino was “reprimanded” before the review board for fourth degree sexual assault of a minor. The Supreme Court of New Jersey “held that a reprimand was the appropriate discipline for an attorney who pleaded no contest to an information filed in the state of Connecticut” related to the sex crime against a minor.
Terry G. Tucker also received no more than a “reprimand” from the N.J.S.C. related to “unwanted, sexual advances to a bankruptcy client.” If behavior like that or these numerous crimes against children isn’t behavior unbefitting a member of the bar, I honestly don’t know what would be considered such.
James I. Peck, IV received a whopping 21 month “time-served suspension” as discipline for his charge of child pornography possession. Like several other cases noted here and in part I, this wasn’t Peck’s first rodeo. He had been temporarily suspended 2 years earlier in October of 2001 (In re Peck, 170 N.J. 4). Donald S. Rosanelli, another six month suspension over child pornography and child endangerment was mentioned in the previous article in this series.
A one year suspension from law practice was deemed sufficient and appropriate discipline for Donald M. Ferraiolo for “attempted endagnering [of] the welfare of a child” and sexually explicit chats with “Jay” who he believed to be a 14-year-old boy. Ferraiolo repeatedly asked Jay to come to his home “to engage in numerous sexual acts, some of which were explicitly stated.”
At least in the case of Gerard Gilligan the New Jersey Supreme Court finally found a a second degree aggravated sexual assault charge enough (after a temporary previous suspension the year prior).
In the case of Ty Hyderally a “reprimand was the appropriate discipline for an attorney whose certification to practice of law before Navy courts or boards was suspended by the Judge Advocate General of the United States Navy for two years as a result of sexual advances that the respondent made to two women who were his legal aid clients while he was in the Navy.” Kind of ruins the end of A Few Good Men thinking of the JAG lawyers being predators, huh?
Once again, this is just getting us over the halfway point (as far as I can tell currently). Stay tuned…
Caleb McGillivary, better known to the world as Kai the Hitchhiker has clued me in to decades of judiciary corruption and media cover up related to several cases involving prosecutors, judges, state legislators and other prominent persons receiving slaps on the wrist for sex crimes related to children… over a period of over 30 years.
I mentioned the Cleveland Street Scandal in my first article about Kai’s situation in the Inquisitr back in 2017. The Cleveland Street Scandal which embroiled Oscar Wilde, in which at Wilde’s indecency trial the prosecutor, judge and others were shown decades later to have been involved in a child trafficking ring that catered to the well-to-do elites and may have extended as far as Prince Albert himself.
The Cleveland Street Scandal is mentioned in chapter one of my book Pedogate Primer: the politics of pedophilia. There is also a chapter on the 7th floor group ambassadorial sex crimes cover-up and Operation Flicker which exposed multiple people distributing and downloading child pornography on Department of Defense networks. Including people with top security clearance at the NSA and elsewhere.
This issue came up occasionally in the news off and on since Hillary Clinton’s stint as Secretary of State under Barack Obama. Even a bill was written, the SEND Network Abuse act of 2019, a bipartisan bill. The End National Defense (END)Network Abuse Act was a bipartisan bill. Introduced to the Senate in 2019, it was then referred to the Committee on Armed Services. There was scant mention of it in the press between July and December 2019 and no actions to report since then.
KAI: I found some extremely disturbing news. Joseph Galfy and his brother James weren’t the only ones in the Union County Legal Community preying on the innocent. When head prosecutor Theodore Romankow said he was “in the same circles” as the Galfy’s; He was apparently talking about a sex predator ring that goes back DECADES. You may be wondering why I haven’t brought this up before now. The fact is, I wasn’t able to find out until recently. For years, in Union County Jail, I was never allowed to access a law library computer. I had to put in a request form, and an employee of the jail would decide what, if anything, I would receive. After arriving at New Jersey State Prison, I spent over 2 years perfecting my appeals; so that I’m now ready to bring my case before a federal judge. I recently got 4 free hours at the law library, after all my work was done. I decided to use the opportunity to answer the burning question: “How many more Galfys ARE there in New Jersey?” I tried looking up criminal cases, but those sneaky creeps hide the proceedings. Then I had a “Eureka!” moment. I checked the Bar Disciplinary Proceedings. I was like, “Holy Shit.” First of all, I found “In Re Legato 229 NJ 173 (2017)”; a case involving 3 lawyers from those “circles”; who were each caught masturbating in front of kids from 9-12 years old… and attempting to lure them into secluded areas. In that case, the New Jersey Supreme Court held, verbatim: “The Court refrains from establishing a bright-line rule requiring disbarment in all cases involving sexual offenses against children.” Legato 229 NJ at 182 The Court then admitted that, up until recently, they didn’t really care about lawyers sexually abusing children: “In the fifteen years since Ferriaolo, we have recognized changing societal attitudes towards child sexual offenders.” Legato 229 NJ at 186 There were DOZENS more cases like that. There were AT LEAST dozens more Galfys. And these are just the ones with so much evidence; and so many witnesses; that they COULDNT cover it up. (remember how hard they worked to cover up the Galfy in my case: destroyed evidence, perjured cops and judges, witness tampering, shifted burden of proof, etc, etc) These are just the tip of the iceberg: we’ll never know how many they covered up. The Newspapers wouldn’t even report any but ONE of THESE ones! Don’t just take my word for it; use Google Scholar or Leagle to look up these cases for your own self:
And I did just that. Below you will see Kai’s notes interspersed with the Disciplinary Review Board write-ups. Several for some of these folks and as I said, these are no small potatoes. Judges whose crimes are covered up in the media and then able to get their son’s sex crimes covered up as well. (No sex offender registry records either). Prosecutors, state legislators, the list goes on.
And so there’s no confusion about what Kai claimed, I added relevant portions from the DRB records that relate to this stream of sex offenders and pedophiles in New Jersey getting their crimes covered up in the media, slap on the wrist in the court room and a few months suspension. Of the first 7 here (of 18 so far) only one got jail time that I could see. Was seeing up to 30, sentenced to 5 years. Did 12 months.
It’s not a smoking gun regarding outright media blackout, but like with the Jeffrey Epstein case or Ed Buck, powerful people with connections get stories quelled all the time. Peter Nygard will be in a courtroom soon, but for years he had stories about his trafficking ring suppressed. If Joseph Galfy, the man Kai alleges drugged and raped him, a lawyer and brother of a former sheriff who was inexplicably in the active crime scene unattended around the time that the mugs and glasses Kai said were drugged were run through a dishwasher, but then later drug tested anyway?
I’ve wondered for a while why no reporters apart from myself seem to have been interested enough to look into the discovery documents, crime scene photos and other evidence that bears out Kai’s claims. Whether its a media blackout to keep Kai in prison so he can’t move forward with his civil suit for the 4+ years he spent in solitary in Union County (New Jersey’s 20th district, which, incidentally shows up several times in the following case studies.
Again, like Kai told me though, don’t take my word for it. The links are below and the lengthy portions under each case are direct quotes from the caselaw text or DRBs. Except for one case, none of these many stories of corruption, crimes against children and a system that slaps them on the wrist and sets them on the way presents itself time and again.
1.) Collins v Union County Jail 291 NJ Super 318 (Law Div 1995) KAI: Union County Jail Officer Gayland Robinson repeatedly forcibly anally raped inmate Jessie Collins. Robinson never went to jail for it. The newspapers never reported it. https://casetext.com/case/collins-v-union-county-jail-3 I checked Kai’s claim, thought he was wrong when I saw a news story from the New York Times, the article however is just explaining how it was determined the raped inmate had no civil recourse because the PTSD and psychological scars weren’t physical and thus no compensation was deemed worthy. https://www.nytimes.com/1997/07/16/nyregion/jail-rape-victim-can-sue.html 2.) In Re Cohen 204 NJ 588 (2011) KAI: NJ Assemblyman Neil M. Cohen was caught distributing child porn from his office at THE NJ STATE LEGISLATURE. His receptionist found some printouts in his desk and alerted the press, so for once there was coverage.
The facts of this case are undisputed. In July 2008, printouts of pornographic images, some of which depicted young female victims, were found in a receptionist’s desk drawer at the district office of New Jersey’s Twentieth Legislative District. At the time, respondent was an assemblyman representing the Twentieth District. The discovery led to an investigation by the New Jersey State Police, which revealed that this was not the first time pornography was encountered at the office; staff had previously discovered sexually explicit images in the office during morning work hours or following a weekend. As a result, the Office of Legislative Services required passwords on the computers.
When confronted, respondent admitted to the State Police that he had visited pornographic sites and printed the sexually explicit pictures. He acknowledged that the sites he viewed and the printed images contained both adult and child pornography. He explained that he had accessed the receptionist’s state-issued computer with a password that he instructed another member of his staff to obtain. Interviews also revealed that staff members observed respondent viewing pornography on the receptionist’s computer on prior occasions.
In total, the police recovered thirty-four images of child pornography that respondent accessed on computers at the district office and at respondent’s law office. The images retrieved from respondent’s law office depicted nineteen girls under sixteen years old.
In some circumstances, we have disbarred attorneys involved with child pornography, rather than imposing a lengthy suspension. Disbarment is the most severe punishment, reserved for circumstances in which “the misconduct of [the] attorney is so immoral, venal, corrupt or criminal as to destroy totally any vestige of confidence that the individual could ever again practice in conformity with the standards of the profession.” In re Templeton, 99 N.J. 365, 376, 492 A.2d 1001 (1985).
For example, we concluded that disbarment was an appropriate discipline for an attorney who had been actively viewing child pornography for ten years, had in his possession the equivalent of 753 images of child pornography, and had traded these images with other persons. In re Burak, 208 N.J. 484 (2012). We found particularly unsettling the fact that several of the images portrayed children engaged in “sadistic or masochistic conduct or other depictions of violence,” such as bondage. The respondent in Burak pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C.A. § 2252A(a)(5)(B) and (b)(2), and was subsequently sentenced to more than eight years in prison. We also took into account that the attorney had been indicted for criminal sexual contact with a minor female relative during the time that the FBI was investigating his child pornography activities.
Similarly, we disbarred an attorney after he pleaded guilty in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to felony possession of child pornography, a violation of 18 U.S.C .A. § 2252A(a)(5)(B). In re Sosnowski, 197 N.J. 23, 961 A.2d 697 (2008). The attorney admitted to possessing sixty-seven images of child pornography and eight sexually explicit video files of children engaging in sexual acts and exposing their genitals. In addition, the attorney had placed hidden cameras in a child’s bathroom and bedroom. He was sentenced to thirty-seven months in prison, with five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 assessment.
More generally, attorneys who have been convicted of offenses involving the physical sexual assault of children have typically been disbarred by this Court. In re Wright, 152 N.J. 35, 35, 702 A.2d 830 (1997) (disbarring attorney convicted of aggravated criminal sexual assault for digitally penetrating his minor daughter’s vaginal area); In re “X”, 120 N.J. 459, 464–65, 577 A.2d 139 (1990) (disbarring lawyer who sexually assaulted his three daughters over an eight-year period); cf. In re Herman, 108 N.J. 66, 67, 527 A.2d 868 (1987) (suspending attorney for three years for purposely touching the buttocks of a ten-year-old boy, a second-degree sexual assault).
Most recently, we disbarred an attorney who pleaded guilty to third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, in violation of N .J.S.A. 2C:24–4(a). In re Frye, 217 N.J. 438 (2014). There, the respondent admitted to improperly touching a nine-year-old child in 1999, with the intent to “impair or debauch the morals of the child.” Respondent was sentenced to five years’ non-custodial probation, community supervision for life, and was prohibited from having contact with the victim. In September 2003, the respondent was found guilty of violating his probation by failing to report to his probation officer on six dates and failing to attend sex therapy. On September 19, 2003, he was sentenced to continued probation. We based his disbarment sanction on the crimes themselves and respondent’s failure to notify the OAE of his conviction for more than fifteen years, during which he continued to practice law with impunity.
In the case at hand, after analyzing and weighing the circumstances of respondent’s criminal offense, as well as respondent’s alleged mental illness, his own experience being sexually abused as a child, and his cooperation in seeking treatment and his progress thus far, we have determined to impose, for the first time, discipline not formerly used. We hold that respondent shall serve an indeterminate period of suspension, pursuant to Rule 1:20–15A(a)(2). This form of discipline is a step short of disbarment and is the most severe suspension that can be imposed on an attorney.
Imposition of the indeterminate suspension in this case places all attorneys on notice of the consequences that may follow sexually-related offenses. Respondent may not seek reinstatement for five years from the date of his temporary suspension. In addition, he must establish his fitness to practice law prior to being readmitted to the practice of law in New Jersey. Proof of fitness will be subject to vigorous review. https://caselaw.findlaw.com/nj-supreme-court/1681590.html
Deputy Majority Leader of NJ Assembly 2002 – resignation, Dep Minority Leader from 96-01, Minority Whip from 94-95. http://www.northjersey.com/news/Lawmaker_investigated_for_child_porn_sources_say.html (error 404 from Wikipedia link) https://www.nj.com/news/2008/07/assemblyman_neil_cohen_investi.html (updated 2019) “Union County Assemblyman two of the sources said a legislative staffer initially discovered the images, then notified Lesniak and Cryan. Cohen could not be reached for comment” “under psychiatric care” “Cohen, 57, is in his 17th year in the Assembly, having served from 1990 to 1991 and continuously since 1994. He chairs the Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee and is one of seven deputy speakers. He also is a long-time member of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Ethical Standards.” He had a law practice in Montclair with Sen. Nia Gill (D-Essex) at this point the article from NJ.com turns into an odd sort of hagiography, whitewashing this serial pedophile.
“Among the more than 100 laws Cohen has sponsored is one that created a 24-hour hotline for members of the public to report computer crimes, including child pornography. He also co-sponsored a law that retroactively removed immunity from churches, schools and other charities that negligently hire employees who sexually abuse children.
“He also supported measures to support stem cell research, provide health insurance for mammograms, restrict strip searches and expand eligibility for the Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Aged and Disabled program. […] one of the leaders last year of the effort to save the life of Congo, a German Shepherd condemned as a vicious dog after mauling a landscaper.” His staff seem to have liked him anyway (apart from the receptionist who found the child abuse images in her desk, unless she was one of the ones who just got tired of it having apparently happened multiple times even there at the office). “Let me just give you one statement. This is how I feel. I have nothing but respect for Neil. I have no comment on any of the accusations,” said Gleshia Givens, his chief of staff. He did 1 yr, 2 months of a 5 year sentence (Nov 4, 2010 to Jan 4, 2012) that’s for multiple counts of possession and distribution of CSAM of very young children. Could have faced 30, sentenced to 5. Just one year and two months. I have to wonder if this case resulting in, albeit minimal incarceration is due to the fact it is the sole exception to the apparent media blackout that went on for over 30 years in New Jersey often right in Union County, New Jersey where Joseph Galfy allegedlly drugged and raped Kai. Seeing as he died when, as per New Jersey law, Kai fought him off in a drugged stupor. He didn’t even realize that he was dead until being questioned, as evidenced by an odd sigh of relief when he hears that the attorney, friend of the judge and public defender and prosecutor alike, was dead.
3.) In Re Haldusiewicz 185 NJ 278 (2005) KAI: Deputy NJ Attorney General Joseph J. Haldusiewicz was caught with 996 images of small child porn ON HIS PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE COMPUTER. He got his wrist slapped with a 6 month suspension; then went right back to practicing law. The Newspapers never reported it.
should be suspended from the practice of law for a period of six months based on his plea of guilty in Superior Court to violation of N.J.S.A 2C:24-4(b)(5)(b) (fourth-degree endangering the welfare of a child), conduct in violation of RPC 8.4(b) (criminal act that reflects adversely on honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer); https://cite.case.law/nj/185/278/ no results in google news search for Joseph Haldusiewicz,
“A forensic examination of Joe’s desktop computer found a total of 996 images of child pornography. The examination also observed numerous homosexual and adult pornographic images. The examiner concluded that because of the volume of suspected child pornography found, that much more would be discovered if the examination continued.
6 mo. suspension of law degree, Judge Harold W. Fullilove of the Superior Court criminally punished Joey by presenting him with three years of probation and a $1500 fine. The real punishment in Joey’s opinion was Fullilove’s order that he was prohibited from having any unsupervised contact with children under the age of sixteen.”
Yet another case where it was literally done on office time on state of New Jersey computers:
“Mr. Haldusiewicz was using the shared computer when a BPU employee walked into the office. The defendant appeared ’pale and surprised’ and immediately shut down the computer with the power button instead of doing a proper shutdown.
On July 18, 2003, Judge Fullilove sentenced respondent to a three-year term of probation. $1,500 and total costs of The court also imposed a fine of $157, and further ordered that respondent have no unsupervised contact with children under the age of sixteen. Respondent was also directed to continue psychological treatment.
In New Jersey, attorneys who have pleaded to or been found guilty of child pornography offenses have been suspended for periods ranging from six months to two years.”
We respectfully dissent from the majority’s determination that respondent should receive a six-month suspension for his misconduct. Our disagreement with the majority is two-fold. First, we do not agree with the majority’s premise that respondent’s illegal conduct was not related to his duties as a public servant. Second, although disciplinary cases are factsensitive and must be decided on a case by case basis, possession, of child pornography is a very serious offense that, absent special circumstances, should be met with a long-term suspension. In our view, the six-month suspension imposed by the majority is insufficient. In two child-pornography cases decided by the Court in 2003, In re Rosanelli, 176 N.J. 275 (2003) and In re Peck, 177 N.J. 249 (2003), we expressed our opinion that at least a two-year suspension is warranted for this serious crime, which demeans and exploits children.
We are unable to agree with the OAE’s position that discipline should be “enhanced” because of respondent’s (former)’ position as a deputy attorney general. We do not believe we should create two levels of discipline, one for the private bar, another for state employees, for the same offense. It is true that, in the past, attorneys who held positions .of public trust and were guilty of unethical conduct received enhanced levels of discipline because of their violation of that trust. That, however, should not be the case here. Respondent’s misconduct had no bearing on his work as a deputy attorney general. […] Although respondent’s misconduct occurred in his workplace, it did not ’ Rb refers to respondent’s brief to us. involve his duties as a public servant. We find it unnecessary and unfair to increase the level ~f discipline for respondent simply because he was a state employee.
In June 2003, respondent was suspended for six months as a result of his conviction of fourth degree endangering the welfare of a child. In re Rosanelli, 176 N.J. 275 (2003). The criminal charge was the result of respondent’s having downloaded twenty-three pictures of children engaged in various sexual acts. On March 26, 2004, he was reinstated to the practice of law. In re Rosanelli, 179 N.J. 289 (2004). On October 23, 2009, respondent was temporarily suspended, effective November 23, 2009, until he satisfied an award of a district fee arbitration committee and paid a $500 sanction to the Disciplinary Oversight Committee. In re Rosanelli, 200 N.J. 439 (2009). On September 22, 2010, in a default matter, the Supreme Court imposed a three-month suspension on respondent for gross 11/12/2012 https://casetext.com/case/in-the-matter-of-donald-s-rosanelli
“Don was involved in various non-profit organizations and causes dedicated to the environment and national policy.” Community activism is a thread I see multiple times. Especially concerning when one of the crimes against children, victims were groomed and targeted when the wrist-slapped child molester was a “volunteer” coach for a charity league.
Ordered restored to law practice also ordered to pay administrative and other costs to disciplinary review board.
ORDERED that respondent shall not be reinstated to the practice of law unless and until he satisfies the fee arbitration. award and sanction as Ordered by this Court on October 23, 2009, and September 22, 2010, and it is further Donald S Rosanelli, same child porn charge as Haldusiewicz, same 6 month suspension, same practicing law. No Newspapers. (no results in google news for “donald s. rosanelli” or “donald rosanelli” 5.) In Re Armour 192 NJ 218 (2006) https://www.casemine.com/judgement/us/59146f8eadd7b0493434c23c
KAI: 6 mo. suspension, cited in Neil M. Cohen Frank L Armour, same as Haldusiewicz and Rosanelli, child porn, 6 months, back to practicing law. No Newspapers. [At this point, you’re probably realizing their kiddie porn ring has newspaper editors in their pocket. But wait ’til you hear the next one…] 7.) In Re Ruddy 130 NJ 85 (1992) KAI: Jeffrey P Ruddy sexually assaulted SEVERAL prepubescent boys, but was only suspended from practicing law for 2 years. No Newspapers covered this. [NO GODDAM MOTHERFUCKING NEWSPAPERS COVERED THIS]
In Re Ruddy 130 NJ 85 (1992) (Also cited in In re Witherspoon, 203 N.J. 343, 3 A.3d 496 (2010): Witherspoon-The charges included in the three-count complaint can be summarized briefly. Count One charged respondent David Witherspoon with sexual harassment, sexual discrimination and conflicts of interest, in violation of RPC 1.7(a)(2), RPC 4.4, RPC 8.4(d), and RPC 8.4(g). Count Two charged respondent with practicing law while ineligible based on respondent’s failure to pay the required annual assessment to the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection, in violation of RPC 5.5(a)(1) and RPC 8.4(d). Count Three charged respondent with recordkeeping violations comprised of failing to maintain fully descriptive client ledgers, failing to conduct monthly trust account reconciliations and failing to maintain a running balance in the trust account checkbook ledger, all in violation of Rule 1:21-6 and RPC 1.15(d). Respondent admitted that he had practiced for more than a year while ineligible, arguing in mitigation that this was merely due to oversight. He also conceded that he had failed to properly maintain his books and records, offering in mitigation that he *346rarely used the trust account because of the nature of his practice and that no client had been harmed or had even complained about the way in which trust funds were handled. We have, in the past, imposed shorter periods of suspension as the sanction for other types of sexual criminal convictions. See, e.g.
In June 1987, the Essex County Grand Jury returned a fifteen-count indictment against respondent, charging him with seven counts of second degree sexual assault (N.J.S.A. 2C:!4-2b) and eight counts of the third degree crime of endangering the welfare of a child (N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4). The alleged victims were four pre-teenage boys who knew respondent through his service as a volunteer athletic coach. The fifteenth count of the indictment.
The respondent, over a two-and one half year period, without the consent of the children, touched three of them on their bare buttocks and touched a fourth on both his bare buttocks and penis. The children were visitors in respondent’s home when the offenses occurred and ranged in age between ten and twelve years.
June 28, 1991, sentenced to four concurrent terms… of five years’ probation. That’s right, sentenced to probation and psychotherapy and ordered to have no involvement with youth groups (many of these predators were involved in charitable groups and activism, as I mentioned earlier, likely for reputation laundering in part, as well as access to victims in some cases. That was only ordered “while on probation” in the DRB docket.
It was in Ruddy, I ran across “In re X” which perked my interest. Why don’t we have a name for this lawyer who raped his daughters for years?
In In re X, 120 N.__~J. 459 (1990), the attorney had sexually assaulted his three daughters… for years.
“Pursuant to a plea agreement, respondent pled guilty on September 28, 1988, to three counts of second-degree sexual assault. At the plea hearing, he admitted that he had sexually assaulted his three daughters, one of whom was under the age of thirteen years, and two of whom were between the ages of sixteen and eighteen years at the time of the assaults. He was sentenced on February 22, 1989, to three concurrent terms of five years at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center at Avenel.”
As promised, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are 11 more names on the list for now, there may be more and Kai and I are both tracking them down as well. Stay tuned for future installments related to this series uncovering what seems to be a possible pedophile ring featuring prominent politicians, judges and prosecutors who are getting slaps on the wrist when people getting beat and raped in Union County Jail are not getting justice.