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Disney Employees Among 108 Arrested in Major Human Trafficking, Child Predator Operation

Amber Crawford 
March 16th, 2022

On Wednesday, the Sheriff of Polk County held a press conference in which he discussed a massive six-day sting operation focused on human trafficking, prostitution, and child predators. The operation resulted in 108 arrests, including four Disney employees.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd reported that this undercover campaign, named “Operation March Sadness 2”, led to the arrest of 108 people, including “a retired judge from Illinois, a few restaurant managers, a man who works at FunSpot, and several who work at Disney.”

One of the individuals arrested was 27-year-old Xavier Jackson who worked at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort as a lifeguard. Jackson, from Kissimmee, Florida, was discovered to have sent sexual images and explicit descriptions of “what he wanted to do” to an undercover detective who was posing as a 14-year-old girl. In Jackson’s communications with the undercover cop, he also bragged about working as a lifeguard at the Disney resort.

27-year-old Xavier Jackson

Another Disney employee implicated in this bust is a 24-year-old man from Orlando named Wilakson Fidele, who had worked at Disney for four years. He was working at the Cosmic Restaurant at the time of his apprehension.

24-year-old Wilakson Fidele

“This is huge,” Sheriff Judd said about the four apprehended Disney employees. “Four arrests of this magnitude is simply remarkable.”

66-year-old Daniel Peters was also arrested as a result of the operation and charged with soliciting a prostitute. Peters is a retired judge from Cook County, Illinois where he also worked as a special assistant for legal affairs for the sheriff’s office.

Retired Cook County judge, 66-year-old Daniel Peters

The ages of those arrested range from 17 to 67 years old. One apprehended female said she was a human trafficking victim. According to the sheriff’s office, the operation intended to “identify and free any victims who were being forced into prostitution (human trafficking)”.

Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Day 5: Former Housekeeper and Crime Scene Manager Testify

Ryan DeLarme,
December 3rd, 2021

It is now Day 5 of the 6 week trial of British Socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of the late media mogul and known MOSSAD spy Robert Maxwell. Here is a brief recap of what we’ve covered thus far:

— Jeffrey Epstein’s long-time pilot recalled flying famous men including former Presidents Trump and Clinton and Prince Andrew on the pedophile’s planes

— “Jane,” the first accuser to take the stand, said massages would often turn into orgies with Maxwell and Epstein

— The defense will try to convince jurors Maxwell is just a scapegoat for Epstein’s crimes

— But prosecutors painted the pair as “partners in crime” in their alleged quest to sexually abuse young women

— Jurors have gotten a glimpse into Epstein and Maxwell’s high-flying lives through various photos of his mansions and jets

More details trickled out after we ended our coverage yesterday. We left off with Epstein and Maxwell’s former housekeeper Juan Alessi, who testified that he witnessed a slew of women he presumed were in their early twenties regularly lounging around the mansion, most of the time they did so topless.

He claimed that he recalled at least two underage girls at the home while employed full-time there between 1991 and 2002. Alessi Identified “Jane” (the first accuser who’d already taken the stand)  as well as Virginia Roberts Giuffre, as the minors he’d seen.

Alessi also testified that Maxwell had an employee handbook that warned, “Remember that you see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing, except to answer a question directed at you.” 

Alessi also described cleaning up after his boss’ massages and finding “large dildos” which he would then stash away in Maxwell’s closet at the estate, which also had pornographic tapes and a leather black costume. Maxwell lorded over employees at the estate as the “lady of the house,” he added.

Juan Alessi returned to the stand this morning, where he faced questions from Maxwell’s defense.

Alessi was grilled by defense attorney Jeffery Paguliuca about breaking into Epstein and Maxwell’s palm beach estate and swiping cash about two years after he stopped working for them.

Alessi told prosecutors yesterday that he stole $6,300 from the estate one night in 2004 because he was going broke.

On Friday, Pagliuca pointed Alessi to testimony he gave under oath in 2009. The housekeeper said in that testimony that he actually entered the house twice. Alessi said Friday he stole the cash to pay for immigration papers for one of his friends.

After Alessi’s testimony this morning, the former crime scene manager for the Palm Beach Police Department took the stand as the first member of law enforcement to testify.

The police officer, Gregory Parkinson, is testifying about a search he conducted of Epstein’s Florida mansion in 2005.

Before the jury entered the courtroom Friday morning, Assistant US Attorney Alison Moe said prosecutors expected law enforcement witnesses to speak about sexualized photos and of underage girls they saw at Epstein’s properties.

The court broke for lunch around 12:30 pm. Before the break, Gregory Parkinson, the former crime scene manager for the Palm Beach Police, was testifying about a 2005 search he and other police officers conducted at Epstein’s mansion. 

After lunch, Gregory Parkinson resumed his testimony with the prosecution asking him questions about a video he’d recorded while conducting a search warrant on the Palm Beach property in 2005.

The video shows several remarkable photos of Epstein with world leaders, including Pope John Paul and Fidel Castro. Juan Alessi testified that he’d seen these photos as well.

The jury is currently viewing the video of the search. Updates will be provided as the trial continues.

Senate Report Slams Bidens for Conflicts of Interest, Flags Possible Criminal Activity

John Solomon
September 23rd, 2020

A year-long Senate investigation concluded Wednesday that Hunter Biden’s efforts to cash in on foreign business deals during his father’s vice presidency raised alarm among U.S. government officials, who perceived an ethical conflict of interest and flagged concerns about possible criminal activity ranging from bribery to sex trafficking.

The long-awaited joint report by the GOP-led Senate Homeland and Government Affairs and Senate Finance Committees delivered several blockbuster revelations less than two months before Election Day, suggesting Obama administration officials ignored clear warning signs about ethical conflicts and possible extortion risks involving Joe Biden’s family.

Perhaps the most explosive revelation was that the U.S. Treasury Department flagged payments collected overseas by Hunter Biden and business partner Devon Archer for possible illicit activities.

The so-called Suspicious Activity Reports flagged millions of dollars in transactions from the Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings, a Russian oligarch named Yelena Baturina, and Chinese businessmen with ties to Beijing’s communist government, the report said. Senate investigators have yet to determine if the FBI or others investigated the concerns.

“The Treasury records acquired by the Chairmen show potential criminal activity relating to transactions among and between Hunter Biden, his family, and his associates with Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh and Chinese nationals,” the 87-page report disclosed, confirming an earlier report in Just the News.

The report, citing U.S. government records, also raised concerns about possible ties to sex and human trafficking rings. “Hunter Biden paid nonresident women who were nationals of Russia or other Eastern European countries and who appear to be linked to an Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring,” the report said.

An attorney for Hunter Biden has yet to respond to a emailed request for comment.

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson told Just the News Wednesday morning that the sheer volume of suspicious activity in Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings left the Vice President vulnerable to illicit influence or extortion. 

“The report raises serious questions that former Vice President Biden needs to answer. There are simply too many potential conflict of interest, counterintelligence and extortion threats to ignore,” he said. 

You can read the full report here:File FINAL DRAFT_CLEAN COPY (2).pdf

The findings are certain to roil the final weeks of the presidential election and present a starkly different picture of the Biden family than the one House Democrats offered a year ago when they impeached President Trump for seeking a Ukrainian investigation into Hunter Biden’s dealings with Burisma while his father served as vice president.

Back then, Democrats insisted any concerns about Joe Biden and Hunter Biden were Russian disinformation or debunked conspiracy theories.

But State Department records and testimony from Obama-era appointees confirmed Just the News’ extensive reporting over the last year that State officials held serious concerns that Burisma was corrupt and had paid a $7 million bribe in 2014 to Ukrainian prosecutors while under investigation during Hunter Biden’s tenure there.

In addition, State official George Kent, one of the Democrats’ star impeachment witnesses, testified and wrote in contemporaneous memos that Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board created the appearance of an “awkward” conflict of interest that undercut U.S. anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine being led by Vice President Joe Biden, the report said.

Kent was so concerned that he canceled a State Department partnership with Burisma, reported the alleged Burisma bribe to the Justice Department, and tried to raise concerns directly to Vice President Joe Biden but was rebuffed, the report said, citing testimony and U.S. government records.

In October 2015, another senior State Department official, energy adviser Amos Hochstein, raised concerns with Joe Biden, as well as with Hunter Biden, that Hunter Biden’s position on Burisma’s board enabled Russian disinformation efforts and risked undermining U.S. policy in Ukraine. But nothing further happened  

“The Obama administration knew that Hunter Biden’s position on Burisma’s board was problematic and did interfere in the efficient execution of policy with respect to Ukraine,” the report concluded. “Moreover, this investigation has illustrated the extent to which officials within the Obama administration ignored the glaring warning signs when the vice president’s son joined the board of a company owned by a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch.”

In all, Hunter Biden and Archer received more than $4 million from Burisma during a time when the firm aggressively lobbied the State Department to make long-standing corruption allegations go away, at times invoking the vice president’s son’s name for pressure.

But the U.S. government’s worries about Hunter Biden’s globetrotting business pursuits didn’t stop in Ukraine.

“In addition to the over $4 million paid by Burisma for Hunter Biden’s and Archer’s board memberships, Hunter Biden, his family, and Archer received millions of dollars from foreign nationals with questionable backgrounds,” the report said.

Senate investigators flagged transactions in at least three other foreign countries:

  • Archer received $142,300 from Kenges Rakishev of Kazakhstan, purportedly for a car, the same day Vice President Joe Biden appeared with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and addressed Ukrainian legislators in Kyiv regarding Russia’s actions in Crimea.
  • Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow and Russia’s only female oligarch.
  • Hunter Biden opened a bank account with Chinese national Gongwen Dong to fund a $100,000 global spending spree for the Biden family.
  • Hunter Biden had business associations with Ye Jianming, Gongwen, and other Chinese nationals linked to the communist government and the People’s Liberation Army. “Those associations resulted in millions of dollars in cash flow,” the report said.

The report did not expand much on its sensational claim of alleged links to sex trafficking or prostitutes, reserving most of the discussion to two footnotes.

“There is extensive public reporting concerning Hunter Biden’s alleged involvement with prostitution services. Records on file with the Committees do not directly confirm or refute these individual reports,” investigators wrote. “However, they do confirm that Hunter Biden sent thousands of dollars to individuals who have either: 1) been involved in transactions consistent with possible human trafficking; 2) an association with the adult entertainment industry; or 3) potential association with prostitution. Some recipients of those funds are Ukrainian and Russian citizens.

“The records note that it is a documented fact that Hunter Biden has sent funds to nonresident alien women in the United States who are citizens of Russia and Ukraine and who have subsequently wired funds they have received from Hunter Biden to individuals located in Russia and Ukraine. The records also note that some of these transactions are linked to what ‘appears to be an Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring,” the footnote added.

The report said the Senate probe will continue in part because investigators have been thwarted by a lack of cooperation and have not yet been able to determine whether the FBI, U.S. intelligence or other agencies fully investigated the concerns about the Bidens.

The report does not accuse either Joe or Hunter Biden of a specific crime; rather it flags warning signs about their conduct and questions whether officials turned a blind eye. Both Bidens have long denied wrongdoing and called the Senate investigation a partisan endeavor.

Democrats are certain to contest the findings, but they will face the awkward challenge that the key evidence supporting the Republicans’ conclusions came from Obama-Biden era files and witnesses, including Kent, the bowtied diplomat who was a star witness for Democrats at impeachment.

Kent’s testimony and emails cited in the report paint a compelling portrait of the difficulties Joe Biden created by continuing to preside over Ukraine anti-corruption policy as Obama’s vice president while his son served on the board of a company under investigation for corruption and run by an oligarch named Mykola Zlochevsky.

“The presence of Hunter Biden on the Burisma board was very awkward for all U.S. officials,” Kent wrote in a Sept. 6, 2016 email to senior State officials, including then-U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.

In his testimony to the committees, he expounded on the impact those concerns had on U.S. policy in Ukraine, especially in fighting corruption.

“People who talk the talk need to walk the walk, and for the U.S. government, collectively, when we talk about the need to have high standards of integrity, again, as I’ve said, the presence of [Hunter Biden] on the board created the perception of a potential conflict of interest,” he testified.

Kent also discussed the extraordinary specter of having to report to the Justice Department that the very firm paying Hunter Biden in Ukraine was believed to have paid a bribe to Ukrainian prosecutors to make corruption allegations disappear.

“Burisma’s owner was a poster child for corrupt behavior,” Kent testified to the committees. “… I would have advised any American not to get on the board of Zlochevsky’s company.” 

Hunter Biden finally left Burisma in 2019 as his father began his quest to win the presidency in 2020.

US Marshals Recover Another 39 Missing Children, Deal Sex Trafficking Charges to Those Arrested

MIMI NGUYEN LY
August 27, 2020

The U.S. Marshals Service on Thursday announced they have found 39 missing children in Georgia and dealt sex trafficking charges and more for the arrested individuals as part of an endangered missing children mission called “Operation Not Forgotten.”

Law enforcement officials rescued 26 children, safely located 13 other missing children in person, and arrested nine people as part of a two-week operation in August in the cities of Atlanta and Macon in Georgia.

“Investigators cleared 26 arrest warrants and filed additional charges for alleged crimes related to sex trafficking, parental kidnapping, registered sex offender violations, drugs and weapons possession, and custodial interference,” the federal agency announced in a release.

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“The 26 warrants cleared included 19 arrest warrants for a total of nine individuals arrested, some of whom had multiple warrants.”

Director of the U.S. Marshals Donald Washington said in a statement: “The message to missing children and their families is that we will never stop looking for you.”

The 39 children who were missing were considered to be “some of the most at-risk and challenging recovery cases in the area, based on indications of high-risk factors such as victimization of child sex trafficking, child exploitation, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and medical or mental health conditions,” the U.S. Marshals stated.

In a press conference announcing the news, Washington told reporters that the operation is among the missions that the Marshals are “very proud of” but “that we wish we didn’t have.”

“As successful as this operation was there is a harsh reality here—the harsh reality is, ‘gee, why are we doing this in the first place? Why do we have missing, endangered children?’” he said. “The stats are that in every 40 seconds, there is a child abducted in the United States.”

The FBI announced back in 2011 that “A child goes missing every 40 seconds in America. That comes to 765,000 children a year.”

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr on Twitter said that he “cannot say enough about Operation Not Forgotten.”

“39 – That’s how many young lives are getting a new start, and that’s how we measure success,” Carr said.

The operation, a culmination of several months of planning, was carried out by the U.S. Marshals’ Service Missing Child Unit and its Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, as well as a number of Georgia state and local agencies, including the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

“It’s hard to put into words what we feel when we rescue a missing child, but I can tell you that this operation has impacted every single one of us out here,” Chief of the Missing Child Unit Darby Kirby, said in a statement. “We are working to protect them and get them the help they need.”

“Operation Not Forgotten” is described as a “relatively new mission for the U.S. Marshals” which has conducted two recent large scale operations and several smaller ones around the United States.

“The future should see many similar operations throughout the United States as the Missing Child Unit ramps up operations using the man hunting skills, in which the Marshals specialize, to locate and rescue missing minors,” the U.S. Marshals announced.

The U.S. Marshals had established a Missing Child Unit under the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, which enhanced the agency’s authority to help law enforcement recover missing, endangered or abducted children—regardless of whether a fugitive or sex offender was involved. The agency helped recover 295 missing children in 2019.

CLAIM: Ghislaine Maxwell’s Secret ‘Husband’ is CEO of Worldwide SHIPPING [HUMAN TRAFFICKING] Company

Timothy Holmseth
July 18th, 2020

[EDITORS NOTE: We are still in the process of making sure this all checks out, sharing because there are a few points of interest in this article worth NOTING. Do your own due diligence before spreading this further (that doesn’t mean stop seeking after the first page of google search results, always be sure to skip past MSDNC and Heavy)]

EVIDENCE: Ghislaine Maxwell’s secret ‘husband’ is human trafficking with cargo ships using technology at a scale never-before-seen in the history of mankind.

News outlets across the world are reporting Jeffrey Epstein’s child procuring madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, is married to a man named Scott Borgerson.

“Scott Borgerson, the CEO of a tech company called CargoMetrics, has been tied since last year to Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell, who authorities arrested in early July,” Business Insider reported.

“Scott Borgerson, the CEO of a maritime analytics company, is back in the news for his ties to Jeffrey Epstein’s inner circle,” Business Insider reported.

On March 14, 2020 CargoMetrics published the following:

A Peek Inside CargoMetrics’ Bid To Build The ‘NSA of Global Trade’

Greg Miller, senior editor | 14 March 2018

An aura of mystery has long surrounded CargoMetrics Technologies, a Boston-based quantitative hedge fund that uses ship-movement data to place market bets and has secured financial backing from private-equity giant Blackstone, famed investor Paul Tudor Jones, Google founder Eric Schmidt, Israeli shipping magnate Idan Ofer, and most recently, Maersk Tankers.

CargoMetrics is monetising its vast dataset via three business strategies: a hedge fund, a commercial management optimisation business, and eventually, a sale of access to the database to subscribing customers.

What I’m trying to build is the ‘NSA of global trade’,” he said, referring to America’s information intelligence agency, the National Security Agency. “We have a real-time digital map of the global economy. But more importantly, we have a data archive. More than the patent and the first-mover advantage and the dozens of rocket scientists [on staff], this is the biggest barrier to entry [for a competitor]. We save all the data we receiveWe have hundreds of billions of historical records in a searchable database. Think of it as a Google search for trade – except it’s secret.”

THE DATABASE

The Pentagon Pedophile Task Force (working under Joint Special Operations Command) discovered actionable evidence (turned over to the Department of Defense) that showed the coordination of world-wide human trafficking has been expanded to a massive database that includes every conceivable factor of a human life (e.g. bloodline, DNA, genetics) including medical records.

For instance/example – the pregnancy of an expecting mother is tracked, and her baby (and or any other children she has) can be acquired (kidnapped) by the corporate apparatus (State licensed CPS; State licensed police; State licensed [privatized] [family] courts; State licensed hospitals; etc)  in place to obtain children for trafficking.

The Pentagon Pedophile Task Force has evidence humans are being transported on/in cargo ships and barges.

The database used to track/target/victimize/traffic the population is linked to OBAMACARE.

President Trump issued Executive Orders wherein he ordered the trafficking operations to be shut down. The DOJ, Department of Defense, and other federal agencies have engaged the enemy and are shutting down the operations.


Epstein was ‘Pinocchio’ with ‘Gepetto’ Ghislaine Pulling the Strings, Accuser Says

Laura Italiano
July 16, 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell was far worse than Jeffrey Epstein when it came to abusing young women and girls, according to their most outspoken accuser — in fact, she was “Gepetto” to his “Pinocchio.”

“She was pulling the strings,” Virginia Roberts Giuffre told “CBS This Morning” of Maxwell on Thursday, calling Maxwell the mastermind, and a “monster.”

“Ghislaine was much more conniving and smart than Epstein ever was,” Giuffre said.

“I know that woman. I’ve known her really well. Put it this way — Epstein was Pinocchio, and she was Gepetto.”

Giuffre had still more choice words for Maxwell.

“She is a monster. She’s worse than Epstein. She did things even worse than Epstein did. She was vicious. She was evil. And she’s a woman.”

Giuffre called Maxwell’s arrest two weeks ago, on charges that she recruited girls for Epstein, a moment that was “momentous” and “just surreal.”

“It’s one of those life moments that I’ll never forget.”

Also Thursday, it was revealed that Maxwell had secretly taken a husband in order to safeguard her fortune as prosecutors and lawsuit plaintiffs circled closer.

Maxwell’s claimed romantic connection to Epstein himself was also a sham, Christina Oxenberg, a cousin to the British royal family and a one-time pal of Maxwell, has said recently.

Giuffre has said in civil suits and interviews that she was “recruited” into Epstein’s revolving roster of young “slaves” by Maxwell when she was 16 years old.

She has accused Maxwell of ordering her to bed Prince Andrew three times when she was 17, a claim the prince has denied.

Maxwell remains held without bail at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.

Exposed: Seven Torture Chambers & Cells Inside Shipping Containers Discovered in Dutch Police Raid after Crack of Encrypted Chat App

Staff Writer,
July 8th, 2020

Six Dutch men have been arrested after a Franco-Dutch police operation to crack the EncroChat encrypted text app led authorities to seven shipping containers outfitted as grisly torture chambers and cells near the Belgian border.

Police arrested six men after snooping on their alleged plans to kidnap and take hostage fellow criminals, discussed in detail over EncroChat for months, Dutch authorities revealed on Tuesday. The kidnappers were apparently quite meticulous in their planning, with several “teams” preparing to snatch up their victims and one “observation team.” The authorities conducted their raid on June 22, swooping in right as it seemed the men were ready to strike – through their assumed victims had been tipped off by police and gone into hiding.

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The men have been detained on suspicion of preparing for kidnapping, hostage taking, serious abuse and extortion, and participation in a criminal enterprise. Two of the suspects also face weapons charges. They have been ordered held for 90 days by the Amsterdam court.

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Following the criminals’ digital trail led to the discovery of the horrific containers in Wouwse Plantage, which included six detention cells and one torture chamber outfitted with a dentists’ chair complete with restraints.

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The detention cells were soundproofed, with handcuffs attached to the floors and ceilings, and torture tools like scalpels, saws, and pruning shears were found onsite.

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Heat-insulating foil covered the walls. A warehouse onsite concealed several stolen delivery vans and fast getaway cars.

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Video of the police raid shows the heavily-armed team blasting open the warehouse door and finding the disturbing setup after breaking down other doors inside.

Another shed used by the group in Rotterdam contained over two dozen weapons, as well as police clothing, bulletproof vests, and other police accoutrements like flashing lights. Some 24 kilograms of MDMA was also found onsite. The selection of goods suggested the men intended to kidnap at least some of their victims by setting up roadblocks and pretending to be cops.

Some 800 arrests have been made across Europe since the decryption of EncroChat, which had 60,000 subscribers and was based in France, promising “worry-free secure communications” to its users.

According to the UK’s National Crime Agency, however, it was a “criminal marketplace” used by gangs around the world for money laundering, selling drugs and other illicit merchandise, and plotting against rival gangs. The raids based on information from EncroChat have led to over 27 tons of drugs seized in the UK and Netherlands.