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Fake lawyer arrested

He acted as “legal advisor” to a group of Americans arrested on child abduction charges in Haiti. But Jorge Anibal Torres Puello wasn’t a lawyer. He was, however, wanted for human trafficking, exploitation of minors, smuggling immigrants and fraud. Torres was arrested in the Dominican Republic.

Read Adviser in Haiti to Americans is captured in the New York Times.

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In addition to this man, the woman who is still held in Haiti (CRS can’t remember her name!) apparently also has a VERY sketchy background of bankrupcty etc. and to me “smells like a psychopath”—-her “reputation” is not much better among many of the people who have spoken about her publicly, and it seems very strange to me that this whole thing was done under a “humanitarian” cloak.

I don’t have cable so don’t generally watch CNN but at the time this happened I was in Texas with my friend and watching CNN when the arrest of the ten people happened. As the days went on and I heard that 8 were released and then the 9th (who had apparently worked with the woman “head” of the missionary delegation for some time prior to this effort) I kept “smelling” the nasty SMELL of “something smells psychopathic here!” and as this particular man was finally arrested, it seems that my P-dar was right on!

It never ceases to amaze me how good people who have the VERY BEST of intentions (I think at least 8 of the 10 people arrested and their families) are DUPED by the psychopaths for purposes that are beyond VILE and EVIL!

I think, and here again is only my OPINION FROM WHAT I HAVE SEEN ON THE NEWS A WHILE BACK, is that those good jpeople knew what they were doing was NOT up to the LETTER of the law but they had been convinced by the psychopaths that the “law breaking” they were doing was for THE “GREATER GOOD” of these “poor children” and was therefore OKAY.

How many times have people with good morals and good intentions been convinced by psychopaths that what they are doing, even if a bit shady or something that they would normally not consider doing is OKAY because it is for “the greater good.”

Now, I am not talking about hiding Anne Frank in your attic or helping in the Underground Railroad against slavery, or having a “priest hole” behind your fire place, but….WHERE do we DRAW the line on “breaking the law for the greater good?”

It seems to me that we are called upon to make some decisions that CAN get us in trouble when the person we hide in the priest hole turns out to be a pedophile, or the guy we hide in the cellar turns out to be a Nazi, or the kids we are “rescuing” turn out to be intended for sale in the sex trade or for sale to adoptive parents hungry for a child.

Some laws are unjust and against human dignity and life, but at the same time, I think we are “skating on thin ice” when we trust someone without much question and agree to break a law or go against our normal moral commpass at the same time, because psychopaths use our desire to do good to perform their cons.

Makes me f”k sick.

I’ve met too many people that know something booout somethhing….WTF does thaaaat mean???????????

This is a good example of why we must ‘ASK THE NEXT QUESTION’……
Do your own recon on peeps you ‘trust’……
Ultimately, the responsibility is on us!!!! This guy smeeaarred this group….who (hopefully) had only good intentions for these children!!
But then I ask……how do we know ‘they’ had ‘good’ intentions for these children…..HAVE WE ASKED THE NEXT QUESTION????

(Just sayen)….see the point?

Oh my God…..chills down my spine …. crying again.

HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN-IT IS DEEPLY UNACCEPTABLE-!!! GET THESE PEOPLE OUT OF HAITI-PUT THEM IN PRISON-

just so long as the children are taken back to their homeland, God what kind of monsters are they expoting a DISASTER…..may all those children be compensated for their distress, despair and fear.

Dear ErinBrock,

I think, from what I ahve been able to gleen from the press and that isn’t always that much, that 8 of the 10 Americans were DUPES, and 1 of the Americans may have been a Psychopath and one of the Americans worked with the one I think was/is a psychopath (the last one held) She had affiliated herself with this Baptist group of “good intentioned” people but had a record of bankruptcy and other “problems” in the past, and the second woman who had “worked with her” in the past (not sure what the realtionship was exactly) but anyway, as soon as the Haitan Quaked happened, the Maybe-P and her buddy and 8 of the “good hearted” folks rann to Haiti to “help” where they got in touch with the lawyer (there was also a black “lawyer” who did not speak English that I saw interviedwed as their “attorney”) got these 30 or so “orphans” together and were going to take them out of the country on this HOT bus, but got turned back at the border for no papers. They were arrested, then kind of “turned out” that they had gotten the parents of these “orphans” to let them take the kids and apparently that is a common ruse to get these kids which are trafficed to sex rings or to real adoptive parents who are “desperate” for a child but for one reason or another can’t get one.

The thing that makes my skin crawl over this is how RAPIDLY all this took place and the “lawyer” and that woman who was the “head” of the religious delegation were involved.

I haven’t kept up with it lately, but the last I heard the 8 dupes were released, then the “buddy” and the American woman who was the “head” of this deal was still in jail in Haiti but don’t know if she still is. With the country the way it is down there now, don’t know what will happen to any of the people concerned, but do know that the children were returned to whatever family they had —at least according to the news I saw.

Psychopaths take advantage of every storm, or every earthquake or every war to get their paws on as much as they can, and to prey on the innocent who are really trying to HELP. We must be CAUTIOUS and make sure we are not tricked into being a part of some horrible thing in the name of trying to “help”—with lots of good intentions.

Spaths are such incredible cons – I detest the use of the word “artist” in conjunction with this type of behavior. Cons are criminals, if not legally, then certainly morally.

Here’s ANOTHER ONE:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_army_infiltrator

Now, the recruiter was the one that flagged the spath son when he tried to re-enlist using bogus paperwork. The recruiter was on his game and checked out spath son’s service record and called him on it. When he called me to tell me what the spath son had tried to do, he said, “He just didn’t seem genuine,” and went on to say that the spath son was unable to converse convincingly about being a “wounded combat veteran.” If this recruiter was able to catch an imposter trying to re-enlist, WHY didn’t anyone catch THIS guy????

The military is FULL of spaths – it’s a great place for them to hide and they have access to weapons and get to blow things up……..it’s mind-boggling.

Dear Buttons,

My little darling would never have enlisted, because he wasn’t about to take ORDERS from anyone! HE was the smartest person in the world, so he should take orders from anyone who was smart than him?

P-sperm donor during WWII at age 17 got himself into the Army Transportation Corps as an OFFICER, it wasn’t at that time a part of the real army but he had officer status. It was made part of the army though, and he was going to be shipped over seas. So smart guy that he was, he resigned his commission, and ON THE SPOT was drafted into the army as a private!!!! He never made more than Corporal. Later when he would be interviewed for newspapers and so on he told how he was a Navy pilot and all kinds of “combat” things he did. He never left the state and spent time in the base hospital with VD. Had training to drive a tank. I’m not even sure his discharge was HONORABLE. I do have the actual original certifricate about the tank training though.

But he always wanted people to think he was some kind of WWII combat hero when he was nothing of the sort!

one/joy_step_at_a_time

Colonel Russel Williams – this story broke a few months ago – have been posting on it, here’s an update. He faces 82 new charges. this guy was the camp commander at cdn. forces base trenton.

http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=2968049

he recently tried to kill himself by ‘jamming a toilet paper roll stuffed with cardboard down his throat’ left a suicide note written in mustard. no ink for the wicked.

Nation
Texas Man Faked His Way Into Army, Records ShowUpdated: 18 hours 45 minutes ago
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AP FORT WORTH, Texas (May 21) — A Texas man with no military experience managed to trick the Army into letting him enter a reserve unit as a noncommissioned officer earlier this year, putting an untrained soldier in a leadership position in a time of war, an Associated Press investigation has found.

The revelation comes just months after the Army drew criticism for failing to flag the suspicious activities of the Army psychiatrist now charged with killing 13 and wounding dozens of others at Fort Hood.

The case, detailed in court records and other documents examined by the AP, raises more questions about the Army’s ability to vet soldiers’ backgrounds as it faces continued pressure from Congress over its screening and records system. While the soldier never deployed overseas, some say the case demonstrates how easily someone could pose as a member of the U.S. military.

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This undated photo shows Jesse Bernard Johnston III wearing a Marine dress uniform with ribbons and medals even though records show he never served in the Marine Corps.
Jesse Bernard Johnston III, 26, joined the Army Reserve in February as a sergeant and was assigned to the Corps Support Airplane Company based at the Fort Worth Naval Air Station. But he wasn’t qualified to hold that rank, according to military records obtained by the AP. The records show that Johnston’s only military experience was attending part of a 12-week Marine officer candidate course for college students in 2004.

Maj. Shawn Haney, spokeswoman for Marine Manpower and Reserve Affairs, said Johnston didn’t complete the course’s final six weeks. “He was never considered a Marine,” she said.

The matter, currently under investigation by the Army, means a soldier received a security clearance and was in position to lead troops in combat even though he hadn’t gone through basic training or spent any time in the service. The Corps Support Airplane Company has been deployed in Iraq, providing pilots as well as intelligence and support personnel for an aviation battalion set up to destroy improvised explosive devices.

If it’s proven that Johnston gained his Army rank based on a phony Marine record, it would be the first documented case of so-called “stolen valor” in which the military was duped during the enlistment process, according to watchdogs of such fraud. Most cases involve attempts to get veterans’ benefits or other forms of financial gain. Congress attempted to crack down on military impostors in 2005 by passing a law that makes it a crime to claim false decorations or medals.

“This just raises some incredibly significant issues at a time when this country is involved in a global war on terror,” said U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, a Colorado Republican who served with the Marines in Iraq and the first Gulf War. “If this person was able to penetrate the military fraudulently, you have to ask the question: Couldn’t somebody who was out to do harm to our country do the same thing?”

Coffman is pushing for the creation of a single database for all military records as a step toward eliminating fraud.

Army officials, citing an ongoing investigation, declined to provide details of Johnston’s enlistment or say whether he’s suspected of providing false documents or using some other means to make himself out to be an ex-Marine.

Questions about Johnston were raised by an officer who grew concerned when Johnston couldn’t satisfactorily explain how he got certain Marine medals and ribbons that he displayed. The officer, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation, said he contact Marine and Army legal authorities and learned from the Marines that Johnston never served.

Lt. Col. Maria Quon, spokeswoman for the Army’s Human Resources Command, said her database contains an entry showing Johnston joined the military in 2002, but there are no documents to support the 2002 date. She described the lack of documentation as unusual and said it likely means the date was entered this year. The National Personnel Records Center, which collects information on all who have been discharged from the military, informed the AP that it could find no evidence that Johnston ever served.

Since March, Johnston has been stationed at Fort Rucker in Alabama, the primary training base for Army aviation. The Army declined to provide details of Johnston’s assignment. Johnston did not respond to phone and e-mail messages seeking comment.

In a recent court proceeding, Johnston’s former wife, also an Army reservist, accused him of using falsified documents to make it appear he’d served in the Marines. Melanie Rolfing, 24, made the claim in a sworn statement filed last month in Fort Worth family court when she had her two-year-old marriage annulled, alleging fraud. Johnston did not contest the annulment.

In her affidavit, Rolfing said she met Johnston in 2006 and that he joined her Army Reserve unit so they could fulfill their dream of becoming Army aviators together. She said Johnston led her to believe he’d served as a Marine in Iraq and Afghanistan and earned a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He would even attend military functions wearing a Marine dress uniform, and people would come up to shake his hand and ask about his medals, she said.

“I don’t know who Jesse Bernard Johnston III is, but I do know he is not the man he claimed to be,” she stated in the affidavit. Rolfing, a sergeant in Johnston’s unit, said the Army has ordered her not to talk about the case publicly.

The idea that a volatile soldier could be hidden in the Army’s ranks has drawn congressional scrutiny since Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire on his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood in November. After the shootings, evidence emerged that Hasan behaved erratically and maintained ties to a radical Islamic cleric. The Army has refused congressional requests for documents detailing what the Army knew about Hasan’s behavior, citing the ongoing criminal case.
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