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The Continuing Criminal Enterprise that is Bobby Lee Cook

In These United States : The Complete and Total Abrogation of Civil Rights and Due Process

It does not matter if someone killed a child in front fifty witnesses, there are certain rules which Americans can expect, and indeed, are guaranteed under both of United states Constitution and Bill of Rights, as well as the various state’s constitutions and Codes.

Courts adhere to certain rules of conduct, to ensure that everyone gets a fair shake at justice. The United States does not allow Secret Courts. In Georgia, if someone is to be charged with a criminal accusation, at a felony level, there HAS to be a Prosecutor involved. A private attorney cannot prosecute a criminal case. The arrest warrant has to sworn to. A criminal felony case has to be docketed. A felony charge in Superior Court cannot be dismissed simply because the victim and defendant come to a financial agreement.

The following is an excerpt from a narrative prepared by William Abbate’s attorney, on May 30, 1997, during the initial phase of an investigation into events which transpired between January 1996 and June, 1997, when Abbate, a stock broker, was kidnapped and held for ransom by Bobby Lee Cook.

We first wrote about this story on December 31, 2007- January 7, 2007, in Fairy Tale format, because Mr. Cook was, at that time, employing some of the very sane tactics against myself and RomeNewsByWatson.com, which he had employed against William Abbate and DH Blair, including making disparaging remarks in front of a group of others, including a letter writing campaign defaming us to our clients, and threatening litigation to them should they continue to advertise on this website, including attempting to have me jailed, over the Christmas 2007 weekend, just as he was successful in doing to William Abbate in 1997.

For that Fairy Tale, Please See Archives, Feature Story, “Dixie Mafia - Chapter VI: A Fairy Tale?”.

Prior to reading this narrative, we would encourage readers to view the documents posted, which include:

1) January 1996 Letter from Atlanta attorney Franklin R. Nix, a close personal friend of BLC’s, introducing Cook to Bill Abbate and D.H. Blair & Company’s Online Investments, and detailing the stock options and investment potential of IPO’s, and his personal success with Bill Abbate. Letter of Referral to BLC From Frank Nix, RE: William Abbate

2) April 11, 1997 Letter from BLC to Nix, expressing his displeasure at the stock referral, detailing his $500,000.00 loss, and bragging, “As of yesterday he is in Jail in my county and the Judge has set his bond at $1,000,000.00 cash”. April 11, 1997 Letter From BLC Bragging that Abbate is in jail for 1,000,000.00 ransom.

3) April 14, 1997 Letter/Agreement from Rogers & Hardin law firm, notifying Bobby Lee Cook and his attorney, Andrew J. Ekonomou, that $1,044,070.00 has been transferred to a trust account, to be released once Abbate is safely on a plane out of Georgia and to New York. The letter also instructs that neither BLC nor anyone acting on his behalf is to prohibit Abbate from the leaving the State of Georgia. Ransom Agreement for $1,000,000.00, to free Abbate.

4) The Criminal Warrant and Complaint, typed and filed by Bobby Lee Cook, and the Final Order signed by Judge Joseph E. “Bo” Loggins, for comparison to the actual truth described below.Fraudulent Warrant, Fraudulent Indictment which was never presented to/nor signed by any Grand Jury per Georgia law for felonies, and Final Order

Narrative: May 30, 1997, by David Gehn

Bobby Lee Cook

Mr. Abbate has been (i) surreptitiously tape recorded by Mr. Cook; (ii) abducted in Georgia; (iii) falsely arrested; (iii)(sic) illegally confined in a maximum security jail in Georgia, sharing cell with an alleged murderer;; (iv) coerced into having DH Blair settling a case for a substantial amount of money in return for Mr. Abbate’s freedom; and (v) subjected to defamatory letter writing campaign which may very well result in additional customer complaints.

Background

Bobby Lee Cook is a “high profile” trial attorney in Georgia. In fact, the popular television program character, “Matlock” s base upon Mr. Cook’s legal character. ON January 9, 1996, Mr. Franklin R. Nix, another trial attorney in Georgia, and an existing client of Mr. Abbate, wrote Mr. Cook a four, (4) page letter extolling the virtues of opening a DH Blair account with Mr. Abbate and investing in the upcoming IPO, Titan Pharmaceutical (“TTNPU”)(EX B). As you can see, the letter speaks in glowing terms of Mr. Abbate and clearly advises Mr. Cook that DH Blair is among the preeminent underwriters of small-cap, high technology companies. On page two, Mr. Nix writes that he has enclosed a copy of DH Blair’s latest brochure, which also demonstrates that DH Blair concentrates on speculative investments.Based upon this letter, Mr. Cook contacted Mr. Abbate and opened an account, As with all clients, Mr. Abbate qualified Mr. Cook as an investor with, among other things, (i) 25 years experience in the stock market; (ii) an annual income of $1 million; (iii) net worth of greater than $5 million; (iv) over $1 million liquid; and (v) a mountain and summer house in addition to his main residence. Certainly, Mr. Cook was a suitable investor.Mr. Cook agreed to open an account and executed the new account paperwork which clearly contained an arbitration agreement.

The DH Blair Account

On January 12, 1996, Mr. Cook purchased 2,000 TTNPU units at $5 a unit for a total cost of $10,000. These units were subsequently sold on Aril 1, 1996 at $10.45, for a profit of $10,894. In February, Mr. Cook agreed to participate in another DH Blair IPO, CHDX by purchasing 10,000 units at $5 a unit for a total cost of $50,000. As with TTNPU, CHDX experienced a significant increase in process subsequent to its IPO. Mr. Cook also agreed to purchase approximately $50,000 worth of CHDX warrants. IN February 1996, Mr. Abbate introduced Mr. Cook to a company named Interactive Flight (“FLYT”). Mr. Abbate spoke to Mr. Cook at length about FLYT, including risks and possible reward from FLYT investment. As a result of the discussion, Mr. Cook agreed to purchase 10,000 FLYT warrants for $9.75 a warrant for a total cost of $97,500.

In late March 1996, Mr. Abbate presented Mr. Cook with an opportunity to invest in Telepad (“TPAD”) secondary offering. Mr. Abbate advised Mr. cook that he could allocate to him 10 TPAD units at $1,000 a unit. Mr. Cook agreed to that purchase, and in the first day of trading, the units practically tripled in value.

In April 1996, Mr. Abbate spoke to Mr. Cook about increasing his FLYT position. ON April 22, 1996, Mr. Cook agreed to purchase 10,000 FLYT shares at $11.00 for a total cost of $110,000. By the end of April 1996, Mr. Cook had deposited several hundred thousand dollars into his newly opened DH Blair account, and had already seen substantial profits on several trades.

(A footnote in the narrative notes: During detailed conversation, Mr. Cook advised Mr. Abbate that the “Matlock” character was based upon his career; he tried more murder cases in the U.S, (over 250); and that he loves gardening)

On May 1, 1996, less than two weeks after his FLYT purchase, SWISSAIR announced that it had entered into significant contract with FLYT. This announcement was reported in several publications, including the Wall Street Journal. Copies of the press release and article were forwarded to Mr. Cook. Later in the month, Mr. Cook continued his active and profitable trading with Mr. Abbate. As such, Mr. Cook profitably sold 3,200 of his recently purchased FLYT warrants at $13.50 a warrant. On May 17, 1996, FLYT conducted a warrant conversion, and Mr. Cook converted his 6,800 FLYT warrants at $5.75 a warrant.

In June 1996, Mr. Cook underwent open heart surgery. On June 12, 1996, after returning from his procedure, Mr. Cook wrote to Mr. Abbate and stated “please accept my warmest and best wishes and again thank you for the lovely gift”. Later in the month, upon his return to the office, Mr. Cook purchased 25,000 TPAD common shares at $4.20 a share, for a total cost of $105,000. By the end of June, 1996, Mr. Cook had invested well over $500,000 in his DH Blair account with Mr. Abbate. At that point, Mr. Cook was completely satisfied with Mr. Abbate and DH Blair.

Throughout the next few months, Mr. Abbate, who keeps meticulous notes, frequently spoke with Mr. Cook. In addition, Mr. Abbate consistently mailed Mr. Cook updates on FLYT. In December 1996, FLYT commenced a second warrant conversion. Mr. Cook agreed to deposit additional funds to exercise his warrants. By the end of 1996, Mr. Cook had invested a total of approximately $825,000 in FLYT at an average cost of approximately $12.00 a share.

1997

Starting in late 1996 and continuing into early 1997, the NASDAQ small capitalization market suffered a significant decline. Among its victims was FLYT. Through the first three (3) months of 1997, Mr. Abbate has a record of speaking to Mr. Cook on twenty four (24) separate days, at times engaging in several daily conversations with him.The SchemeBy March 1997, the price of FLYT had dipped to about $5 a share. This represented a paper loss of almost $500,000 to Mr. Cook. Apparently, Mr. Cook started to become desperate. Knowing that he had a meritless case in arbitration, the appropraite (and only) forum to resolve account related disputes, Mr. Cook implemented a scheme to defame, coerce and violate Mr. Abbate’s constitutional rights while extorting a settlement from DH Blair.

Act I

On March 24, 1997, Mr. Cook, unbeknownst to Mr. Abbate, tape recorded their telephone conversation. Inthis conversation,, Mr. Cook clearly and deliberately attempted to bait Mr. Abbate into making false admissions that he represented the FLYT investment and failed to disclose material facts relevant to his investment decision. However, MR. Abbate rebuffed every attempt by Mr. Cook to entrap him by steadfastly denying any wrongdoing, and advising Mr. cook that there was nothing wrong with FLYT. Further, he told Mr. Cook that there was no fraud or misrepresentation, and that the only reason he was upset was because the stock was down. In fact, Mr. Abbate suggested that Mr. Cook speak to Kenton Wood, the President of DH Blair, to discuss FLYT. Frustrated in his first plan, Mr. Cook continued his fiendish plot.

ACT 2

After speaking to Kenton Wood, and being reassured regarding FLYT, Mr. Cook, ostensibly resumed his relationship with Mr. Abbate. In fact, on March 30, 1997, Easter Sunday, Mr. Abbate spoke to Mr. Cook three times. However, Mr. Cook was baiting his next trap. Over the next few days, Mr. Cook persuaded Mr. Abbate to visit him in Summerville, Georgia, to speak to him about his account and to introduce him to business referrals. At that time, Mr. Abbate had recently left DH Blair.Mr. Abbate agreed to visit. Thereafter, Mr. Cook consistently requested that Mr. Abbate forward his itinerary to him. Mr. Abbate was scheduled to arrive in georgia on April 10, 1997, at 9:30 in the morning and return North at 6:15 pm. As planned, Mr. Abbate arrived at approximately 9:30.

However, he did not return for several days.

ACT 3

Summerville is a small rural town. It has two judges at the courthouse, one of which is Mr. Cook’s daughter. Everyone in town knows Mr. Cook. On April 10, 1997, Mr. Cook picked up Mr. Abbate at the airport in a limousine and drove him directly to his office. There in, Mr. Cook introduced Mr. Abbate to several individuals, who Mr. Abbate thought were potential business referrals. In fact, they were Mr. Cook’s lawyers, John Underwood and Andrew Ekonomou. Rather than discuss business, Mr. Cook made disparaging remarks to Mr. Abbate and then advised him that he was under arrest. Two gentlemen then came from behind a closet door, handcuffed Mr. Abbate, and escorted hin to the county jail. Parenthetically, Mr. Cook’s lawyer, who was a witness to all of this, is Andrew J. Economou, Esq., who recently became the Georgia Securities and Exchange Commissioner.Apparently, on April 7, 1997, having received the itinerary, and knowing that Mr. Abbate would arrive in the a.m. on April 10, 1997, Mr. Cook appears to have constructed bogus criminal complaint and had the county Judge Joseph E. Loggins, (the Judge other than his daughter), sign an arrest warrant. At 2:00 on April 10, 1997, Mr. Abbate was brought before the “court” and bail was set at $1,000,000.00 in cash. Mr. Abbate obviously was not in the position to meet this outrageous bail, and was escorted to, and detained in, a maximum security jail cell alongside an alleged murderer.

(In a Footnote: As part of the settlement, Mr. Ekonomou received $50,000.00 in compensation from Mr. Cook. Of particular note is that as State Securities Commissioner, Mr. Ekonomou knows tat the appropriate forum to resolve disputes of this nature is in arbitration).

ACT 4

As demonstrated by the charging instrument, this entire proceeding appears to be a farce. Initially, the arrest warrant was not sworn to. Second, Mr. Cook profitably sold some of the warrants complained of in Count One. Third, Mr. Cook was made aware of all of the material events in connection with FLYT, was sent information about the company, spoke to Mr. Abbate on a consistent basis, spoke to the DH Blair President, and made multiple investments in FLYT other than those contained in the warrant. Fourth, this office has been informed that the “arrest” was NEVER formally docketed. Fifth, Mr. Abbate was denied the opportunity to have counsel and be heard in connection with the setting of the $1,000,000.00 bail. Lastly, the charging instrument indicates that Bobby Lee Cook was the PROSECUTOR of this matter.

The above described incident was created to extort money form Mr. Abbate by forcing him to send several days incarcerated in a maximum security institution while his pregnant wife worried about his well being. Adding the proverbial “insult to injury” while Mr. Abbate was incarcerated, Mr. Cook sent letters to other clients of Mr. Abbate’s, lying that Mr. Abbate was a “crook”, and bragging that he was in “jail in my county” and that the judge has set bond at “$1,000,000.00 cash”.

ACT 5

IN order to secure Mr. Abbate’s release, Mr. Cook demanded that DH Blair settle with him. Once Mr. Cook was satisfied with the settlement negotiate by the current Georgia State Securities Commissioner, he advised the court that he was willing to drop the charges. Not surprisingly, Mr. Cook demanded that, as part of the settlement, Mr. Abbate agree not to sue him. As a result, on April 14, 1997, after spending fours days in jail, Mr. Abbate was released from custody and returned home.###It is unthinkable that what you have just read is the truth. It is unthinkable that this could happen in these United States. It is unthinkable that in these United States, what happened to me, in the guise of a deposition in a case I had nothing to do with, that Bobby Lee Cook could verbally assault me with vulgar names, and interrogate me for four hours for no cause related to the case in which he was deposing me. It is unthinkable that in these United States, Bobby Lee Cook, could write letters threatening my advertisers to pull their ads from my website. Unthinkable that he could write letters defaming a once highly respected securities trader, licensed in fifty states, who has made wealthy individuals out of his expertise and advice.It is unthinkable that in this day and age, Bobby Lee Cook’s son-in-law could be found shot to death, and yet that basic investigation procedures, like establishing a time of death, or, interviewing more than just one set of neighbors, could be allowed.It is unthinkable that in these United States, that Judges and their illegal behavior as has been identified time and time again on this website, could be allowed to practice law, much less sit on a bench, after the judicial atrocities they have committed, in these United States.It is incomprehensible that time after time, when complaints have been made, to the State Bar of Georgia or to the Judicial Qualifications Committee, that no one has held any of this lot of Chattooga County lawyers accountable.

My father spent his life defending these United States, and yet what he defended is only a myth in Northwest Georgia.

Teresa Watson

William Abbate Called Me:

Wednesday, April 30, 2008I was sitting in a meeting Monday evening, when I got a phone call from an area code I did not recognize. I answered, and was shocked to hear the voice of one I have not met, but whose story I have told.

Readers may remember the fairy tale I posted under this Feature Story column, from the first week in January, the identities for which I revealed in Part I of last week’s series on the two Judges “BO”’.

William Abbate was a stock broker who had sold some stock to Bobby Lee Cook back in 1997, for a company which had a letter of understanding with Swiss Air to supply gambling machines for in-air flight games. Abbate sold the stock, over the phone, to Cook, they corresponded, and Cook bought.

The stock later tanked, as stocks often do in new industries and in speculative ventures. Sometimes a new idea will take off, and one can become wealthy practically overnight. At other times, monumental losses are the reward.

Well, Cook’s losses did not set well with him, and after months of stewing, he called Abbate, and invited Abbate to fly down to Atlanta, where Cook promised to pick Abbate up, bring him to Summerville, and introduce him to some gutsy investors with deep pockets.

Abbate took the bait, flew down, and was whisked away from Hartsfield. After arriving in Summerville, niceties were exchanged, and then Sheriff Ralph Kellett and Deputy Sheriff Charles Elsberry arrested Abbate on a warrant signed by Chattooga County Superior Court Judge Joseph E. “BO” Loggins.

The warrant had been typed up by Bobby Lee Cook, himself. This same tactic was used by Cook, recently, when I filed a grievance against Cook with the State Bar of Georgia, for his having called me “Miss Nipples” and “God Damn Bitch” in the deposition he had ordered me to, in a case I had nothing to do with. The letter, signed by Magistrate Tracy Maddux ,was classic BLC, and even included some of his favorite words, like “Scurrilous”.

The problem is that the letter included a lie, declaring that in a hearing Judge Maddux had determined that there was sufficient cause for Bobby Lee Cook to have called me those vulgar names. I now have a copy of the transcript of that hearing, and of course it proves that Maddux lied, in the letter typed for him by Bobby Lee Cook.

But I digress.

Abbate was dragged into court, before Judge Bo Loggins, in a Secret Hearing WITHOUT the Solicitor General or the LMJC Prosecutor, Ralph Van Pelt. Without Van Pelt, the charges were brought, and ruled on, and a million dollar CASH ONLY bond, which is illegal for non-violent crimes in the State of Georgia, was set for Abbate.

Abbate stayed in the Chattooga County jail, until what amounted essentially to a ransom of million dollars was paid to Cook, at which time the charges were dropped. (Readers can go to last week’s Feature Story, Part I, to see documents).

When Abbate was freed, he left Georgia, and vowed never to come back. He has kept his vow, and yet may be returning soon.

But the attorneys who helped ransom Abbate, went to the Securities and Exchange Commission, which lead the FBI in New York, which led to the FBI down in little old Rome, Georgia. A young and enthusiastic FBI Agent took on the case, and tried to make a go of it, backed up by the FBI up in New York.

But the problem was several fold. First of all, Bobby Lee Cook had strong ties to the Atlanta office of the Federal Northern District of Georgia. The entire office recused themselves from prosecuting this case. This kicked the ball up to Washington, where Janet Reno, Bill Clinton’s Attorney General sat. President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary, close personal friends with Bobby Lee Cook, Kristina Cook Connelly and the Cook’s money, and the Cook’s influence in political circles.

Janet Reno kicked the case down to Miami, her old stomping ground, where it was decided NOT to move forward to the Federal Grand Jury. The good news is that the FBI agent whose had worked so hard for all these years, is still on the job, and he has a passion to defeat public corruption.

When I got home last evening, I called Mr. Abbate back, and we had a nice little chat about what is going on down here, with regards to Bobby Lee Cook and his branch of the Dixie Mafia. Readers can read some of his comments on two posts since our Monday evening talk, below. In fact, since he posted Monday evening, the same old same old crowd that always starts posting when something huge regarding BLC or his crew breaks on this site, have begun their disinformation assault already. Mr. Abbate’s arrival to this site has really scared them, and as some of my posters write from time to time, I am LMAO, as is Mr. Abbate.

But this begs the question. What has happened which prompted Mr. Abbate to contact RomeNewsByWatson.com? LOL

Teresa Watson

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Connecting the Dots:

Monday, April 28, 2008

I hope that my readers will be patient with me, as we postpone for another day or so, the continuation of the “Judge Bo” series. In light of a number of things which transpired this weekend, we thought it timely to connect a few dots about seemingly unconnected relationships and events, so that readers can begin to see the big picture.

A few critics have chastised me for being a Floyd County based news website, meddling in Chattooga County affairs. This criticism came not from Chattooga County folks, but from those who claimed to be citizens of Floyd County. As I have often told them, Polk County, Floyd County, Chattooga County, Dade, Walker & Catoosa, as well as counties on the Alabama side of the line, like Cleburne, Cherokee and DeKalb, and the lower counties of Tennessee, surrounding Chattanooga, are not separate and disconnected worlds. County and state lines make little difference to persons committing felonies, running drugs, practicing deception and public corruption.

I learned this several years ago when discussing Floyd County corruption, relative to some judicial relationships between Alabama corruption and some judges over that way. FBI agents in the Northern District of Alabama were very interested in certain attorneys over here in Floyd County, as well as a certain, sitting then and now, Floyd County Superior Court Judge, all of whose names have now appeared on this website, some of which have been connected specifically to Mario Armas, and some of which have been connected to Chattooga County. Admittedly, I was not aware at the time of the Chattooga County names.

The un-bordered land of drug gangs and corruption also was brought home to my mind as I covered the Mexican Mafia Drug Gang Murder trial at the federal building for six weeks in January through February. While the primary management of this Mexican Mafia resided in Polk County, and specifically within the Cedartown, Georgia city limits, major players also resided in Floyd County, in Cleburne County, Alabama, (Borden Springs), and some had/have significant land holding in the Ft. Payne, Alabama area. IN fact, it was one of those individuals, Mark Anthony Perry, whose Polk County property was taken as security by Bobby Lee Cook and Rex Abernathy, which may be lost now, because these two attorneys did not know that the very property where the drugs were confiscated from, could be seized by the feds - LOL! But what Bobby Lee and Rex really wanted was Perry’s Ft. Payne property, worth much more, and much closer to Chattooga County.

One wonders if Perry had Chattooga County connections, because another Mexican Mafia member, who took a plea deal two weeks ago, Billy Lackey, is originally from Summerville, Georgia, in Chattooga County. Albert Palmour represented Lackey.

There was also a connection to the Dalton/Whitfield county area, too, and this bleeds into the recent Mexican Mafia connection up in the Michael Paul Smith/Geronimo Enrique Gastelum Drug Conspiracy stretching from Chattooga County to Gainesville, Georgia, and out to Oklahoma.

So even bodies found floating in Lake Weiss might be related to the big picture, and this is what you will not find the local Chamber of Commerce’s talking about. As former Congressman Bob Barr explained to me in an interview last summer, local school boards, and Chambers of Commerce DO NOT WANT the public to know how bad organized crime and drug gangs are. They do not want perspective businesses looking to locate a plant or major industry in a county, to be able to access the dirty laundry or the crimes stats.

This is unfortunate, because if these entities would educate the public and actively fight drug gangs and organized crime, our communities would thrive even more.

Now, because we have concentrated much on the players in the Chattooga County Election Fraud Scandal, currently being investigated by the GBI and, as we understand it, the United States Department of Justice, and after events transpired as they did this weekend, we need to consider Albert Palmour.

Albert Palmour is an attorney in Chattooga County, specifically Summerville. It was Albert Palmour’s law office’s postage meter which was used to stamp many of the absentee ballots, 19 of which were metered sequentially, which turned the 2006 State Court Judge election from Sam Finster, who won in the regular election, to Carlton Vines, who had already been removed once from office over a DUI, and has not disappointed constituents since 2006. Vines encore performance has once again resulted in his removal from office, which was followed by his recent conviction.

But, did ya’ll know that Albert Palmour is also married to the secretary of one of the Judge’s we are concentrating on in the “Judge Bo” series? Kim Palmour works for Judge Bo Wood. AND, Albert Palmour also represented Billy Ray Lackey, originally of Chattooga County, in his part in the Mexican Mafia Drug Gang Conspiracy prosecuted in different parts over the last two years. 54 indicted individuals, in two major indictments, and many more spin off indictments, yielding convictions and plea deals. Murders, drugs, prostitution, all headed up by illegal Mexican Aliens, whose foot soldiers were good old boys from both sides of the Georgia-Alabama line.

Albert Palmour is also the attorney of record for Michael Leon Smith, whose August 2007 indictment was finally unsealed a few weeks ago, and included a co-conspirator in what is shaping up to be another Mexican Mafia Drug Gang case, which we already know reaches far and wide to Okalahoma.

Now, this in and of itself does not necessarily mean anything, but when one looks at the picture in total, it makes one squirm. Albert Palmour has known about the GBI investigation for months now. In fact, it was a year ago this coming June that Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel announced that her office was initiating an official investigation in to the 2006 election fraud. Then, just this past February, the GBI raided Albert Palmours office, as well as the Chattooga County Elections Office.

It’s a good thing that Albert was able to sell off 180 acres in Chattooga County this past December, to newly formed Creekside Falls, LLC, formed the same month they closed on the over one million dollar deal to Big Al.

Palmour was unavailable for comment, though, as he left town Friday morning, just in time for some big drug interceptions at road blocks set up in Chattooga County, Friday night. According to our sources, most of the stops led to drug arrests of Hispanic individuals.

We hope to be able to report more after federal arraignments are held next week, about the location of those stops.

Another group to keep our eyes on, would be anyone affiliated with Janice Galloway, the former bookkeeper for the City of Lyerly, who sued Mayor Chuck Jones when he made comments about city files being taken home and not returned. The files were taken home at the behest of the former Mayor, Daniel Cook, cousin to Bobby Lee Cook, who happened to help Ms. Galloway sue Mayor Jones.

The City of Lyerly has had to pay someone to attempt to reconstruct FOUR years worth of missing ledgers and files, because that is how much had been taken home by Galloway. Files, essentially stolen from the citizens of Lyerly.

Of course, the City of Lyerly Clerk was arrested a couple of months ago, by the GBI, as an investigation is just getting underway, in to missing monies and files.

Now what I found interesting is, that in a recent search of the Georgia Secretary of State website, I learned that Ms. Janice Galloway, who took many of these missing files home, and refuses to return them, and then sued Mayor Chuck Jones, is a community activist.

That’s right, folks. Janice Galloway is a corporate officer, both CEO and CFO in a non-profit called the Cloudland Improvement Association, Inc., Control # A-702460. Guess who the Registered Agent is? ALBERT PALMOUR. Guess who the Secretary is? REX ABERNATHY. You know, the law partner of Bobby Lee Cook, who helped Janice Galloway sue Mayor Jones, after SHE took home files she refuses to return - files which belong to the citizens of the town of Lyerly.

How cozy. This, of course is not to be confused with the Cloudland Property Owners Association, Inc. also a non-profit, and also sporting Rex and Janice as officers.

And there may be nothing wrong with how the monies for the Cloudland Improvement Association, Inc. are being collected, reported and disbursed. It has been a corporate entity for some time now, since 1967, and no doubt, has effected some promising “improvements”. However, given what Janice Galloway has done with the city of Lyerly books, and given what she and Rex Abernathy did to this reporter, and how thoroughly they and Bobby Lee Cook ignored the United States Constitution and the laws of Georgia, combined with the fact that Albert Palmour is under heavy suspicion in the election fraud scandal, I would want to have a look in to their books, including their tax returns.

Now, Janice Galloway also works for the City of Summerville Water Department, but did ya’ll know that she is both Registered Agent and CEO for a For-Profit company called Cloudland Water, Inc., Control Number K624153. Paula Ferguson is the CFO and Secretary of this little enterprise, formed originally by Galloway, Pamela Ferguson and Alan Ferguson. So, I am just wondering if there is conflict of interest to have a fiduciary interest in a private entity which makes money on water, and to also work for a government entity which manages water resources for a municipality.

So, as events begin to unfold over the next few weeks, we may want to, from time to time, take a look at various persons, or groups of people, and connect a few dots.

Teresa Watson


Comments (284)

Darn, What did you say that “magical sword” was named? ROTFLMBO! Pass the peanuts and RC. What the heck, throw in a Moon Pie!!!!!

Dear Room4 -

FedRICO! Slayer of Corrupt Lords of Racketeering!

Hey, It has to be Tom’s Peanuts in Coca-cola for this Columbus area raised girl! But ditto on the Moon Pie, baby!

LOL!

TW

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 1st, 2008 at 3:33 pm

I see you have conveniently re-cast this article and have deleted all of your many readers’ previous posts (including mine.) Of course, it’s your blog. You can do what you want.

What you have just posted is not “truth,” it is a set of assertions written by a Mr. Gehn, who is (was) Mr. Abbate’s attorney. We have no way of telling by what you have posted whether Mr. Gehn is telling the truth or not.

I have no idea whether Mr. Abbate’s arrest was done properly or not. We do know his employer coughed up the dough and Mr. Abbate skedaddled.

Why doesn’t Ms. Watson look into the various complaints against Mr. Abbate? What do the business regulators in Pennsylvania and Ohio have to say about him?

{I am deleting Mr. Brown un permissioned re-publication of someone elses’ work here. He can direct posters to the link, but he cannot reprint, unless he can show me their permission}

Dear DB,

First of all, unless you have other publishers’ permission to post their work, please do not get me in trouble.

You are a moron, and worse, you are duplicitous. I have not erased the posts. The new added narrative of Mr. Gehn’s became too large a file, memorywise, along with,the many documents, to post under the same old one, so I made a new story. If you will go to archives, your precious wisdom, (Not) is still there for every one to mock.

As for NOT Knowing if the heairng was illegal, did you even take Government in High School? College? Are you really that uneducated?That’s like saying you do not REALLY know if what Hitler did was illegal or wrong.

I have been studying Mr. Abbate for some time, and ALL of his complaints started with this one charge. Most of his complaints were by people who were contacted by BLC, since BLC did what he did. AND THAT SIR IS DOCUMENTED. BIll Abbate works/worked for companies which are MEMBERS of the NYSE. Not just any investment company can be a MEMBER of the NYSE. You sir, need to do some research.

Member firms of the NYSE Must adhere to a stricter code, stricter compliance and so do the traders who work for those firms. Your ignorance, sir, is showing.

WHY are you so protective of a common criminal? BTW - Have you been reporting all of your Kickbacks from the Cartel, to the IRS?

TW
TW

David Brown
May 1st, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Sounds like Hannity and Colmes to me, or worse…lets see…

Now on the web: Watson and “Brown”

As I said, I love a good fight (of words hopefully)

I noticed the erasures also and wonder why too. In order to quote posts, I read them twice, when allowed!!!

Dear 2Funny -

I have not erased anyone’s post. I posted a new story, under a NEW Title, “THe Continuing Criminal Enterprise that Is Bobby Lee Cook”. I added the copy from the previous two stories of this week, for continuity’s sake. Anyone can go to “Archives”, and pull up the Monday and Wednesday story, “Connect the Dots”, and find DB’s posts, if they want a good laugh.

But reading DB is like listening to Rosie O’Donnell. You just shake your head and wonder what planet he/she is living on.

TW

too funny
May 1st, 2008 at 5:15 pm

David-
First of all, DH Blair was not my employer when I was arrested. If you did your homework correctly, you would know that it was Barington Capital. Second of all, DH Blair was a New York Stock Exchange member firm in business for something like 90+ years when I was employed there…which meant that yearly audits were conducted. Since I was the second largest producer in the firm (when I left the firm in early 1997), I was looked at and audited pretty regularly. Never once in those 7 years was I ever reprimanded by the NYSE or anyone else for that matter. My problems began after Bobby Lee Crook’s kidnapping and extortion of myself. Cook actually went on a mail and phone campaign to defame my character. (I believe Ms. Watson included one of these letters above for the readers to see…whereby Cook says ” As of yesterday he is in jail in my county and the Judge(His friend and co-conspirator Joseph E. ‘Bo’ Loggins) has set his bond at $1,000,000 cash.” All the complaints came flying in after that. While at DH Blair, I was successfully registered to transact business in every state in our country. After, I had to disclose the bogus made-up arrest on my license…that is when my troubles began mounting. Several states denied me the opportunity to conduct business in their respective states. Most of the complaints that duly followed after Cook’s criminal activity were from your state, Georgia. David…what third rate newpaper do you report for in Georgia ?? By the way, yes…everything that David A. Gehn wrote is the truth and 100% accurate. Remember the old saying…What comes around, goes around !! Cook’s is coming soon. Stay tuned. lol lol rotflmao

Dear Bill,

David Brown is one of the ones, who when I first started posting about the Bobby Lee Cook, called me a paranoid schizophrenic. He said he could identify them because he had been the press agent at Northeast Regional Hospital at one time.

He ONLY POSTS when I am writing about Bobbie Lee and the Cartel. Then and ONLY then.

Even though I have quoted verbatim from a GBI reports on Branch Connelly’s death, or verbatim from the autopsy report, and have always included the specific report number/date/place, he would scream I had no proof, and I was not offering “Proof”. He wanted me to scan and post the reports. I explained that it is against the law to scan and post FBI & GBI reports, it says so on every page with a little disclaimer, for anyone who has ever actually taken the time to gather real evidence and real reports like that, instead of being spoon fed what their lord and master Bobby Lee Cook dishes out. But that is just one of those tell tale things which make folks realize he doe snot really know how to research, and if it’s not on the internet, it could not possibly be true.

He also buys in to the, IF it is on the internet, IT MUST BE TRUE.

What is funny is, that his savior, BLC, NEVER offered proof of what you supposedly did in that hearing. The rest of the world must offer “PROOF” of only what the Cartel brands as acceptable, but they NEVER OFFER proof, and they deal in wild speculation and half truth.

But he just keeps implying I make stuff up, and that I have not proof of whatever I am writing about his hero, BLC. It is scary to think there are people out there who WILL NOT ACCEPT that the world is ROUND.

Now, what he probably does not know is that we are aware of the meeting shortly after I had started my Dixie Mafia series, where the plan that evening was to first try to marginalize me. We knwo when and where that meeting was, and all about the confessions held around the computer screen that night.

They have not been very effective, and when they began realizing that I was out-distancing the competition for daily hits, they tried some physical scare tactics. Then, when I didn’t scare so easily, AND the readership continued to grow by leaps and bounds, they attempted to sue, and to discredit me, and drag me in to court…oh, but you are familiar with their game, so, you know.

Anyway, he amuses so many of the readers, and they can almost time his appearances, as well as those of “Redneck” and “the Shadow”. One or more of them is always going to start spewing distorted facts as truth, or trying to out logic some poster, and they always end up looking desperate and ridiculous. Frequently, when one of my readers gets the best of them, they swear they are not posting again, or that this is their last post. DB did it many times in the beginning, but you know how petulant children will stomp and take their toys home. They are the first begging for someone to come out to play the next day.

TW

babbate
May 1st, 2008 at 5:32 pm

In this case with B Abbate, he may be crooked as hell but never as crooked or bad as the BLC cartel…

So any enemy of my enemy is my friend till otherwise determined otherwise.

It doesn’t take a newspaper’s (any media’s or LE’s) best to see the corruption generated by BLC, et al, there in Cooksville . To deny same is that you must have a big problem or prejudice… sorry!!!

This is “scurrilous actions” by the Cooksville Cartel and Brown, you know it, but keep up the “Colmes” defense action, it will keep Watson honest (as possible).

Dear 2funny -

After being mistaken for a Nun by someone in Federal Court last month, I am attempting to earn my monthly “Scurrilous Points” Any ideas? I drank a Martini on an empty stomach last night, and almost behaved scurrilously, but the effect wore off when I ate dinner. I bought some Vodka in hope that my mom will be up for the trip up here, soon. At 5:00, she has a Martini. So, I got the good stuff, Absolute, and it has been sitting in my freezer for awhile.

Last night, after getting Mr. Abbate’s Fed-ex and reading some of that “Scurrilous” stuff he did to poor Bobby Lee, I decided I would play the part of a big girl, and have a grown up martini, like my mom.

Dear Lord, Have Mercy, I am not cut out for the strong stuff.

But, I am still looking for Scurrilous ideas.

LOL

TW

too funny
May 1st, 2008 at 5:50 pm

Keep up people. Always go to the archives and check for new titles for new segments when things get lost. I’ve made the same mistake a couple of times myself, but now I’m reading this stuff every few hours to keep up. I’ll bet I’m not the only one either. Forget TV, I’d rather watch real time events. I haven’t seen butt-kicking like this for a while.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 1st, 2008 at 5:53 pm

BTW, Where is RGS? Composing a new limerick, I hope?

Dear Room4 -

I am about to get worried. My hubby says that he has not been very active on another news site he frequents, either. I hope he is alright. I will e-mail him. Now, that’s a thinker, RomeGaSir. Very logical and measured, even when we are at odds, which is only about our DA, and the Ms. L.

TW

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 1st, 2008 at 5:57 pm

TW: I never found the post by DB with the smily face again ???

Dear 2F -

Did you go in to Archives? Click on Archives at the top of the page. When you are there, click on “Feature Story” and you will see “Connecting the Dots”. Click Read All or what ever it says.

Scroll down until you see DB’s post.

I have gone back and looked, and find two with smiley faces - This morning, May 1, 2008 at 8:49 am, and one on April 29, 2008, at 5:30 pm.

I swear, you act more like a Yellow Jacket than the Red & Black Bull Dawg you claim to be! LOL

TW

too funny
May 1st, 2008 at 5:59 pm

For those of you jumping up and down wanting “proof” or “facts” or
“evidence”…

Read the menu! TW has cooked the pudding.

Grab a fork and sample the dish.

Therein you will find the ghastly truth. And to think-

’tis only the tip of the proverbial iceberg…

tP

thePRETENDER
May 1st, 2008 at 7:41 pm

Corrupt public officials and secret courtroom judicial members- take heed. The days of censored news, monopolized mass media and the exclusive ability to broadcast information to the masses… Over. Finished.

You have a new adversary and its called the internet. Its voice can’t be censored, bought, threatened or controlled. One little finger and a tap of the ENTER key sends its message around the globe in less than 3 seconds. Its eyes see behind the garden wall and it hears the whispered
secret. You can’t hold it like paper, in your hand. You can’t burn it or hide it in the basement. Its records are kept in binary code are deciphered by a common machine.

Public Citizens- take heed.

The days of the internet and the free communication we enjoy… are numbered. This thing took them by surprise and it threatens their very existence. They will try to kill it, outlaw it, decapitate it. They will do so in the name of “National Security”, “Saving the Planet” and the “War on Drugs”. Pay attention folks! Read through the bull$%^&. Get your ass off the couch, get your head out of the sand and be aware of the propaganda within the message. Its up to us.

tP

Dear tP,

Funny you should mention this, but I have been hearing a lot lately about a book which details how a certain Presidential Candidate has tried to suppress the internet, and support laws which restrict free speech aspects of the internet. I will not use their name, but I need to snag a copy of it, to read and see if there is any truth to these accusataions. Because Dear Lord Have Mercy, that is frightening.

TW

thePRETENDER
May 1st, 2008 at 10:54 pm

The idea that a government can attempt to gut the internet of free speech is not crazy. Look to the Communist Chinese if you have any doubts. And they certainly have collaborators in BIG BUSINESS in this country. The writing is on the wall, but don’t underestimate the power of the citizens to get a clue before it is too late.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 2nd, 2008 at 12:10 am

TW…I will not mistake you for a “Nun” if you don’t mistake me for a “Yellow Jacket”. I have a love hate relationship with them..the love is real and the hate is good “ribbing”. I have waited for years for the (a) spark to ignite the Keg of Korruption of Kaachooga Kounty, aka the KKKK, (my spell check tried to correct “Kaachooga” to “Chicago”…seems appropriate to me either way). Go and sin no more, and maybe no less???

Dear 2F,

I will have to meet you some day, and buy you a beer. I will go and sin no less.

TW

too funny
May 2nd, 2008 at 10:47 am

David B:
I assume you mean well but you seem so uninformed at times. Have you ever bin fishing at Lake Weis??

Keep us informed anyway and maybe I can take you fishin’ someday…

Dear 2F,

Make that a pitcher of beer. You really are, 2Funny!

TW

too funny
May 2nd, 2008 at 6:00 pm

Inquiring minds up in New York would like to gain some insight into the “untimely” death of a Branch Connelly, Esq. Due to an inclement weather report for much of this weekend up north, and being a new subscriber to this most informing, eye-opening, social-networking website…I would love to learn some of the details. Consider this a fact-finding mission. I welcome all responses and I thank you in advance for your diligent efforts on my behalf. Firstly, I understand that he was unfortunately married to a member of the Cook family…a Kristina Cook…if I’m correct ? I also understand that she was one of (2) judges who were most noted for deciding the outcomes of many cases in Cooksville long before they were ever even tried ? I have gone back these past few days and have “studied up” on some of Ms. Cook’s chicanery. I must say, it’s far better than any book I can remember reading in the recent past…and it was rather amusing. It’s hard to imagine how this type of behavior was being tolerated for so long. I would rank it up there with present day reality tv. Someone with an ax to grind might even consider sending a little info package to the Mc Cain and Obama camps…they would salivate over this. lol Approximately how long were the two married and/or together ? Did they reside together ? Were there any public displays of dis-affection witnessed ? Or rumored ?? Did Branch have a good working relationship w/ his Father in Law…Bobby Lee ?? Were they not partners in a law practice ? That alone in my mind is a conflict of interest, is it not ? Was he a noted drug user and/or abuser ?? Why would someone of his stature and level of success suppossedly take their own life ? It just doesn’t make any sense to me. Were members of the local and surrounding communities surprised by the news when it happened ? Does anyone suspect a conspiracy theory…wherby he (Branch) may have had the most “intimate” look inside the criminal enterprise that has persisted in Cooksville for quite some time…and perhaps certain “inside” people feared that this could possibly come out some time in the near future with proper coersion by various authorities ?? Were there any other disappearances, un-solved murders or suspicious suicides in this little circle of their family and/or friends or county employees ? I sincerely appologize to Branch’s own family for this most unfortunate and untimely event…however it may have occurred. My heart goes out to you and I hope that he is in a better place (God knows, anywhere is better than Cooksville), I hope that he is looking down from Heaven and smiling, knowing in his heart that the truth will be found out, real soon!! I also hope that his family can find eternal peace in God. I wish everone a very safe and happy weekend and GOD BLESS AMERICA !!

Dear Bill,

Oddly enough, the Branch Connelly family DOES NOT WANT ANSWERS. Some of them have posted here, and it has not been pretty.

The couple is rumored to have been heavily in to cocaine and group “parties”, through the years. Witnesses, neighbors in Cloudland, who approached the LE that morning, but whose statements the LE REFUSED to take and include in official reports, told of Kristina Cook Connelly, standing in the middle of the road that Sunday afternoon, screaming at Branch. Their screaming fights are legendary, but there is more.

According to my sources, the Feds were working with Branch…even had contact that week before the “Suicide”…

TW

babbate
May 2nd, 2008 at 7:49 pm

Abbate, Absolute, whatever: : You ask the same unanswered Q’s that we Crook victims have also asked. Problem is that we can’t get out of Crooksville with our known coruption. The judicial system in the state of Georgia protects Crook, et al, and punishes the victims of the corruption. However, as has been stated recently, the Keg may soon blow !!!

Your information is of a great help in OUR FIGHT. Unity of the Victims will ovrecome the Crooksville Corruption…and all his ASSistants etc…..

REFORM !
May 2nd, 2008 at 8:04 pm

babbate- You have likely already seen this story but just to be sure…

http://www.romenewsbywatson.com/?p=1276

say you like that southern hospitality? just curious, what fine cuisine
was served during your stay at the black bars motel? and, you must have thought you were the brunt of an elaborate practical joke… at what point did you realize it was for real?

tP

thePRETENDER
May 2nd, 2008 at 9:18 pm

tP…Thanks.
In fact I had not seen it. I just finished reading it though. I sincerely hope to hear from many more individuals down there. Please keep the responses coming. One can simply not fathom what it must be like to live in such a corrupt part of this country. My heart goes out to you people. I witnessed the criminal activity first hand by Cook and his monkey puppets…but that was for only (4) nights.
Don’t fret, I’m hearing that help is right around the corner. “All good things are worth waiting for”…God knows, I’ve been patiently waiting 11 years already for justice.

babbate
May 2nd, 2008 at 11:52 pm

babbate-

The story about Luke Puckett will make you shiver… Its a good thing
you were in position to access large cash reserves.

http://www.romenewsbywatson.com/?p=1292

tP

thePRETENDER
May 3rd, 2008 at 2:00 am

tP…Thanks again. Residing up in the north, I’m not privy to many of present or past numerous acts of chicanery in your locale. Keep them coming though, as I am enjoying catching up on your “current events”.
TINKERBELL…on November 30, 2007 @ 7:44am…speaks very candidly about a dvd of a deposion of Benjamin Ballenger, Esq by BLC, I would like to review this, please. Could someone please post a link. thanks in advance.

Dear Bill,

I will send you a copy!

TW

babbate
May 3rd, 2008 at 8:17 am

[…] The Continuing Criminal Enterprise that is Bobby Lee Cook 1) January 1996 Letter from Atlanta attorney Franklin R. Nix, a close personal friend of BLC’s, introducing Cook to Bill Abbate and DH Blair & Company’s Online Investments, and detailing the stock options and investment potential of … […]

babbate, You may not be familiar with what a dry county means, but not long ago CC was a dry county. It was a haven for bootleggers. That was my childhood memories of the “good ole days”. Drugs now, beer and liquor then. Everybody knew it then and everybody knows it now. Somebody makes a lot of money on the vices in CC, in one way or another. Forget the nickel and dimers, I want the BIG BOYS brought down. The sooner the better. Children shouldn’t have to suffer the family embarrassment and terror of drunks and druggies in their lives just so some greedy SOB can get rich. BTW, I’m eagerly awaiting the details of Who, How, When and the Why of the Weiss Lake floater. Those details will point in the direction of CC. I have had no doubt of that since I caught that story. Too much mystery involved to be coincidence.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 3rd, 2008 at 9:32 am

Where is all of the documentation you were going to post Friday evening??

Dear DB,

As I have said in the past, I am sorry you do not have a computer with memory enough to open the documents I have posted. I posted the Friday edition, early, on Thursday evening, with links to the documents…Many documents. Many, eye-opening documents.

Sorry you cannot open them. You might want to join the 21st Century, and download ADOBE, or, try a hard drive with more memory than a Commodore.

TW

David Brown
May 3rd, 2008 at 9:54 am

DB, You’re really clueless aren’t you? Boy, do you have a long drop ahead.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 3rd, 2008 at 10:20 am

DB…you never did mention what third-rate newspaper you worked for. Did you forget ? Thanks in advance.

babbate
May 3rd, 2008 at 10:53 am

OK babbate and TW and anyone listening, you are getting into an area or arena that is best left where it is. Lets keep to the main subject and coorporate as best as we can. When it is time for exposure, that is my job… Don’t need the good guys yaking at each other and thanks for understanding… aka the bee!

too funny
May 3rd, 2008 at 11:07 am

Did any locals down there ever happen to notice Janet Reno paying any visits to Bobby Lee Cook during her time as Attorney General of the United States between 1993-2001 ? Bobby would often brag to me on the telephone that he and one of his very good friends, Janet Reno were neighbors and both shared homes near each other in Sea Island, Georgia. It’s common knowlegde that “slick willy” Bill Clinton, another buddy of Cook, hand picked her. Her name has surfaced more than once regarding my unfortunate occurance in Crooksville…as she was the one who suppossedly took the heat off of good ole Bobby when the Fed’s were alerted about my kidnapping and extortion at the behest of Cook.
For those of you who enjoy a good read from time to time…check out:

Absolute Power: The Legacy of Corruption in the Clinton-Reno Justice Department

and…

The Final Days:The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power in the Clinton White House

Dear BIll,

Great recommendations! I will be out to B&N today to snag copies. I do know that Bill & HillDawg, (for like minded South Park Fans, Sniz Up the Snatch episode), visited twice during the administrations, and a 2007 copy of a magazine featuring BLC with a Whitehouse Christmas Party photo of the three of them, (BLC, Bill & Hill), from during their admin.

BTW, that HillDawg episode, and the Al Gore, “Man-Bear-Pig” episode are two of my favorite South Park’s. Political satire just does not get any better than that.

Crazy.

TW

babbate
May 3rd, 2008 at 12:23 pm

Well, it’s a rainy day, and I need to sit and rest for a spell.

I have generally tried to refrain from insulting folks here, except to suggest that Ms. Watson seems to have difficulty with rational thought.

Please forgive me Teresa, but I just don’t think you’ve made your case effectively.

I am a private citizen, semi-retired. In the receding past, I have worked for a couple of daily papers in Northwest Georgia, and I have done abit of freelancing now and then, for the Fulton Daily Report and other publications.

I have lived in Chattoga County for roughly 20 years, and while I admit at times it seems a bit like a combination of “Mayberry RFD” and “F Troop,” I have no reason to believe that the public officials in this county or in Floyd County constitute anything like the nest of vipers that Ms. Watson suggests.

In general, because of the many irrational assumptions and unsupported accusations printed here, I think it’s far more likely that Ms. Watson is a self-aggrandizing nut.

May I be proven wrong.

I read this blog sporadically, and I pick away at the nonsense I read here as a form of entertainment.

I don’t hide my identity and I write what I think.

See ya in the funny papers.

Dear DB,

The post from Thursday night was so on point, that a major prosecutor with the USDOJ, who has not contacted me before, but who is very aware of this case, sent me a “Kudos” e-mail.

I will trust in his judgement, thank you very much.

But of particular note, a British Finance Magazine has just picked up my story.

TW

David Brown
May 3rd, 2008 at 12:49 pm

I’m sorry, I didn’t make myself clear. I have read all of the documents you posted Thursday May 1.

You seem to base all of your assertions on what Mr. Abbate has told you about the situation. Have you asked anyone else involved about it? How about Mr. Ekonomou? (sp?).

What about Ms. Antilla’s column, citing 37 complaints against Mr. Abbate?

(See http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m5072/is_29_21/ai_55386837)

Have you checked any of those out? Have you contacted Ms. Antilla to ask what was the basis of her story?

Have you found any of the subsequent documentation that should be available? Is there no one you might interview about this matter? Could you not post their comments and clearly identify them?

Has Judge Loggins ever been called upon to explain this event?

Has any court anywhere proceeded with a case based on Mr. Abbate’s claims? What was the outcome if any? Where are those records?

Whay after more than ten years has nothing come of any of this?

Do yo have a better explanation other than to say “well, they’re all in cahoots and protecting each other.” ?

Dear DB,

As I have said, I have read everything you have cited, and still done MY OWN interviews and investigations. As I told readers when I began this series back last fall, it was an attorney, a GBI agent and an FBI agent who contacted me, and while they had other files, like the Branch Connelly “Suicide” file, to hand over, they did not have the Abbate file, but EVERYONE In the Federal world was aware of the travesty which occurred when the Reno Justice Department, under President Bill Clinton, punted this outrage in the late 1990’s.

The actual case agent refused to talk to me last fall, when I went searching, because apparently, it was still an open case. He was very angry that I was risking my life for this, and meddling at that time, although, now, since BLC and his crew have underscored their RICO activity with the same Pattern, in regards to their attacks on me, it turns out that I have actually inadvertently helped.

Like I said,

Most of my info came NOT from internet searches, but from actual interviews of persons involved, PUBLIC DOCUMENTS, and Federal DOJ input. I will also add that the fact checkers with the British Finance Journal which has picked up my story, are a little more reliable than you, who refuses for six months to tell us which little newspaper you really work/worked for. Is it one of the Northwest news outlets which has allowed Bobby Lee to skate for decades, REFUSING to print the real truth and the cold hard facts? Is it one of the newspapers who sold their journalism soul for ad revenues, instead of the high calling of investigative journalism?

Finally, you keep referring over and over to this one article, and I have found other, all of which cite this one article. The complaints almost to the last one, came from Georgia clients, most of whom received letters from BLC. Furthermore, there are many magazine articles which extol the brilliance of Bobby Lee Cook, without ever checking in to the REAL record…it is lazy journalism, and star-struck naiveté which allows this swill to be published. Anyone of BLC’s fortune and influence can buy good publicity, or as in this one article you keep beating like a dead horse, buy negative media for set your agenda,

TW

David Brown
May 3rd, 2008 at 1:27 pm

DB…
You like to keep referencing the Antilla “hatchet job” of myself. Ever ask yourself why she found it so compelling to try to ruin my image, when there were 100’s of registered representatives from the securities industry country-wide that year (1999) who were expelled from the business for grand larceny among other reasons…100’s who were suspended from their firms. Obviously, she owed someone a favor and/or was paid to write the non-sense. Why don’t you dig a little harder. If you do, you’ll find out that I only went to (1) arbitration hearing ever in my entire illustrious, Wall Street career…and guess what ??? I won the case. It was with a sour grapes investor (just like your friend, Bobby Lee Cook) from south Florida named…Mr. Michael O’Haire. Guess which stock he complained about ??? The same stock as Mr. Cook…Interactive Flight Technologies (FLYT-Nasdaq). You’ll never guess what his occupation was ??…Yes, an attorney also. The proceeding took place in Boca Raton, Florida. My attorney, Mr. David Gehn, Esq sent him back home with his tail between his legs. Naturally, we won the arbitration proceeding and it was the only one that I ever had to personally attend in the 7 full years that I was employeed at Blair.

babbate
May 3rd, 2008 at 2:15 pm

OK.

Well, just document this much:

“…it was an attorney, a GBI agent and an FBI agent who contacted me, and while they had other files, like the Branch Connelly “Suicide” file, to hand over, they did not have the Abbate file, but EVERYONE In the Federal world was aware of the travesty which occurred when the Reno Justice Department, under President Bill Clinton, punted this outrage in the late 1990’s.”

Who is the FBI agent? What did he tell you? Interviews? Documents?
Who is the GBI agent? What did he tell you? Interviews? Documents?
Who is the attorney? What did he tell you? Interviews? Documents?
What do you mean by “everyone in the Federal world.” Quote just one of them.

Why is there no one besides yourself who will take responsibility for this “fairy tale” you have put forth here?

Has anyone ever concluded that Branch Conelly did not commit suicide?
Interviews? Documents?

You make incredible claims of criminal activity by all kinds of folks but you tell us we’ll just have to take your word for it. How are we to believe that you are in a position to know these things?

Are these not the kinds of questions a real investigator would ask?

Dear DB,

Asked by you before, and answered, many times by me. As in the tradition of NPR, Fox News, NBC, CNN and others less respected, I have quoted Federal Sources, whom I cannot name, as they are confidential sources. I will not release the name of “Sir Travis” until indictments are unsealed, and then you will see his name, I believe, on the documents, at least on the Affidavit for the warrants. But he refused to share with me, fearing the case would be jeopardized, and for fear I was going to end up dead.

It was the others, who knew about it, who told me about to go talk to him.

The other Agents’ identities I will protect until my grave, unless they want me to share, once everything is out.

Yes, an ever growing number of GBI, FBI, and local professionals have concluded, that Branch’s death was not a suicide, but not in official paperwork which is accessible to the public, at least that I am aware of. They have only “Told” me about their conclusions.

If I quote anyone, I cannot reveal their name. If you have EVER done ANY real, LEGITIMATE investigative research/reporting, you would know this and be familiar with it. You are not convincing anyone of anything by these redundant questions you have asked since last fall. The answers are still the same. And we all know that you have been sent to find out names of sources so that your camp can attempt to terrorize. It ain’t gonna happen.

TW

David Brown
May 3rd, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Nobody listens to me. Guess I will go fishin’. Anybody know a good place for some crappie fishin’ ??? Love all of you !!!

Dear 2Funnie -

LOL. How’s about the Public docs on Lake Weiss, near Hwy 9?

While we’re at it, anyone up for a game of cricket?

TW

too funny
May 3rd, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Babbate you ask what it is like to live here, well I always thought I
had a right to exist in a free America and to pursue happiness. Especially if I did not bother anyone else. This county
is run by a small group of people who decide who we vote for and have
a large backing of some citizens here. They are powerful and are not
voted into office but instead use imtimadation and favors to stay
strong. Just my opinion.

John Hovanec
May 3rd, 2008 at 5:21 pm

too funny, Please don’t go fishin’. It isn’t ALWAYS the wholesome, friendly recreational activity it once was. Sometimes WORK can be more rewarding. In your case, I believe the latter choice is the right one. What the heck, All work and no play doesn’t always make Jack/Jill, a dull boy/girl. It could possibly make you the favorite conversationalist in the room.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 3rd, 2008 at 5:59 pm

Teresa, I’m sure you were in a hurry when you wrote the following:

“I o know that Bill & HillDawg, (for like minded South Park Fans, Sniz Up the Snatch episode), visited twice during the administrations, and a 2007 copy of a magazine featuring BLC with a Whitehouse Christmas Party photo of the three of them, (BLC, Bill & Hill), from during their admin.”

Would you please make it clearer? I am NOT criticizing your writing here, as I have in the past. Not this time. Just trying to figure out the last part about the Christmas party before I make a comment. Thank you.

Dear Laura,

That should have been “Do” not “o”, and I will go back and correct.

1. South Park is an adult cartoon, found on Comedy Central. The writers take on social and political issues of the day - Current Events, and ridicule the extreme reactions, and, of course, the extreme persons. Barbara Streisand, Tom Cruise, Al Gore. The Man-Bea-Pig episode was released after “An Inconvenient Truth” was released, and Al Gore was going around trying to make someone listen to him about the world’s greatest threat - a creature that is “Half man, half bear, half pig” - Man-Bear-Pig. Of course, the main characters, several fourth graders, note that that a creature cannot be half+half+half, mathematically, an obvious jab at Al Gore’s lack of REAL Scientific knowledge.

At any rate, it is so funny, especially if you are not an Al Gore fan, which I am not.

There is also a very funny one, in which Hillary Clinton is campaigning, and it speaks not to any criticism of Hillary, but it takes on some American’s racist attitudes towards ALL Muslims. The manipulative character, fourth grader “Cartman”, who is a racist about every ethnic group, starts a rumor about a new Muslim child who had joined their school in South Park. As he convinces his classmates that there is a problem, and they Google and such, they uncover a real plot, which ends up being the fact that terrorists have implanted a nuclear device up Hillary Clinton’s private parts. They keep referring to the nuclear device as a “Sniz” , and you can imagine what “snatch” refers to.

Anyway, it is discovered that the Muslim child and his family have nothing to do with the terrorism, and in a surprise ending, it is our old friend and ally, the Brits, who are taking revenge, under Q E’s directions, for the rebellion of 1776. It is so funny. But, throughout the episode, the SS and other government officials keep affectionately referring to Hillary as “HillDawg”.

2. Now, leaving the cartoon world, and on to reality, There is a lawyer magazine called “Super Lawyer” which I have, which has a Feature Article about BLC in an edition from last year. In the article, various pictures of BLC are published, and one of them is a picture of Bobby Lee Cook with Bill and Hillary at one of their White House Christmas Parties. The whole article is pretty smarmy, and when one learns the magazine is published in many states, with different, state specific issues highlighting some egotistical lawyer in that particular state, it becomes laughable.

However, the publishers are brilliant, having tapped into the incredible “Super Egos” of many high profile attorneys. I wonder how many attorneys across this nation waste money on that self aggrandizing crap.

I would like a list of the State Bar members in each state WHO DO NOT buy into that…there would be a good start to find a lawyer you might actually be able to trust.

TW

Laura
May 3rd, 2008 at 6:08 pm

What are these sealed indictments? Who is being investigated and for what? How is it that you, an amateur journalist are privy to the contents of a sealed Federal or State indictment. Either you are stretching the truth or you are depending on information from someone who broke the law to tell you about it.

Dear DB,

What would you know about broken laws? Really. You who cannot even reason that it is not illegal to have secret courts.

Maybe I was sittng outside, waiting on someone who had been summoned, someone whose info I know. Maybe I hang aorund, until much later, I get the thumbs up. Maybe that’s how I know.

Maybe when someone is a victim, “They” are aloowed to tell victims that there has been an indictment.

Maybe, I am not what you think I am, or in your case, what you think I am not. If I am such an amateur journalist, then why do you keep reading, posting and arguing, trying to prove me wrong? Why not just shrug your shoulders, and stay away. Why bother, unless you know I am right. Unless you are terrified that your comfortable little world which you have helped to protect in the darkness for so long, is about to crumble, and you are trying to find out how much I know. Unless your guilt at having allowed the sham to grow in to the monster it has, because you liked being part of the “In crowd”, and refused to do what you as a journailst should have been doing along.

Why, DB? Why does this bother you so much? Why is your tone so frantic?

Or is it simply the Old, Green Eyed Monster? You know, the Cain and Abel saga? This “amateur” journalist has been able to earn the trust of local LE, GBI and FBI, DEA and IRS, because she has been digging, researching, reporting, and when ALL HELL BROKE Loose, for which even her fellow journalists helped jump on and attack, she still held firm, and told the story that is not being told? She told the truth, gaining the favor of even some of her federal critics.

Is that what it is? This amateur journalist had to come do the job that you and others in your field refused to do, and now, I am reaping some trust, and you cannot stand it?

TW

David Brown
May 3rd, 2008 at 6:17 pm

Dear DB: Who and why is anyone worried about breaking the law in this area??? Same for a lot of other things methinks !!!

too funny
May 3rd, 2008 at 6:30 pm

Plus Rm41+, this ain’t work, this is like fishin’, thats fishin’…hours of boredom interupted by moments of terror. Sealed indictments are just that, you can’t see them or divulge its contents, uness you got sources, like them prople who know but won’t let them be quoted….BD eh, DB,you know the term…

Oh yes, if they are in the Cooksville safe, they are not only safe, they are really safe, as in long gone on an as needed (or as a not wanted) basis… just too damn funny…

too funny
May 3rd, 2008 at 6:41 pm

It seems to me that many of the posters here are willing to believe any piece of scuttlebutt that plays to their prejudices, to the extent that now we’re being led to believe that anyone who lives in my county is automatically a knuckle-dragging bumpkin or a criminal mastermind.

David Brown
May 3rd, 2008 at 6:43 pm

Stop dissin’ my county. :-)

David Brown
May 3rd, 2008 at 6:45 pm

DB, You are the one who described them…..not me…

too funny
May 3rd, 2008 at 6:48 pm

It’s not Cooksville, or Crooksville, and there is no cartel, and Bobby Lee Cook is just a successful attorney. We have our share of criminal activity. We have a meth problem. We have en education problem. We have an unemployment problem. One of our local attorneys (a state court judge)is a notorious drunk. Most of the folks who work at the county courthouse know each other. Mr. Cook’s daughter is a Superior Court Judge. Some of Mr. Cook’s associates represent defendants and plaintiffs in Judge Cook’s courtroom. Sam Finster has some legitimate questions about how he was defeated in the last election.

There are folks who sell un-taxpaid booze here on Sundays.

Some petty local officials or employees tend to be rather self-serving and incompetent.

Most are trustworthy dependable and hardworking.

It ain’t no big whoop.

I wish Ms. Watson would query these Federal sources of hers about the Mexicans and their allies who DO sell mass quantities of drugs around here and who DO kill people to protect their interests.

Dear DB,

Correct me if I am wrong, was there not an actual column in the Summerville News for ages, called “Cooksville”? IT was written by some woman who was a Cook, and she wrote all about what the Cooks were doing.

All you have just said is true, except that BLC is just a successful attorney. Practically the only place he is successful is within the four counties of the LMJC.

BLC is complicit in most of the corruption and drug trafficking in your county. I have had a Drug Dealer, tell me he was a drug dealer to Kristina Cook Connelly and her late husband. He has been helped out by the Cooks, to keep the flow coming.

The Mexicans are facilitated by the Cartel, and if you seriously have NO idea about basic Civil Rights and Due Process, and cannot see that what BLC and Judge Bo Loggins did to Abbate, not what BLC and Westbrook did to Jones and to me. Just a successful attorney? THEY ARE CRIMINALS< if those couple of instances are all they have done, But those instances are not all they have done.

Wake up and smell the coffee, DB. It sounds like you are starting to get a little testy - a little defensive. Is it time for your meds? If you cannot stand the heat, then stay out of the kitchen, (RomeNewsByWatson.com).

TW

David Brown
May 3rd, 2008 at 7:08 pm

OK…DB may be right…all these “dots” I am carrying while trying to connect are getting awfully heavy… but if it is my bro, it ain’t too heavy…

Dear 2Funny,

It must be time for DB’s nap. He is getting cranky, now, after doing battle since the documents went up Thursday afternoon. Pretending can be a burden, after a while. Circular logic makes one very dizzy, and sick feeling. He has even taken offense to some of you guys calling someplace “Cooksville”, but correct me if I am wrong, was there not an actual column in the Summerville News for ages, called “Cooksville”? IT was written by some woman who was a Cook, and she wrote all about what the Cooks were doing. That screams worlds about BLC’s influence at the SN. But his grasp reached out further than the SN, to a larger new group who should have been holding BLC accountable, who had the where with all to do so, but has chosen for decades to look the other way.

TW

too funny
May 3rd, 2008 at 7:09 pm

DB I have seen intimidation with my own eyes. Talked to a person who wanted to
run for mayor, decided to get it cleared, was rejected,
and decided not to run. That’s what he told me anyway.
Your right, scuttlebutt does exist but so does some of the things
that have been said here especially if the paper work is given to
back up what their saying. Unfortunately when I am intimated they
don’t give me any paper work to help me prove it. By seeing what
has happened to me, I see how hard police work is now.

Dear JH,

Well said, and Funny! They do not always give out paperwork when they intimidate, do they? They only resort to paperwork if they decide it is too risky to assist in your suicide, or cannot frighten you enough.

Of course, they have never tried Ron White’s solution - you know - his suggestion for a new DeBeers commercial…”Diamonds…that’ll shut her up”….

LOL

TW

John Hovanec
May 3rd, 2008 at 7:09 pm

Ask your dope dealer friend: who killed Travis Silvers?

Dear DB,

I do not have a dope dealer friend. I have sources, and I have friends in LE so, I wil ask them

TW

David Brown
May 3rd, 2008 at 9:34 pm

DB, you need to go to the mirror methinks…

too funny
May 3rd, 2008 at 9:37 pm

DB obviously has an ax to grind but, he has brought nothing informative to the table. He sounds pathetic when he speaks. On yahoo message boards…they have an ignore button, Ms. Watson might want to consider adding the same feature here to her site for people who are getting tired of hearing the same made-up non-sense. “Bobby Cook is great, he’s the best, he’s my idol”. LOL LOL rotflmao

Dear Bill,

I can censor, and I have before, but only for really bad language, vulgar name calling, or when a poster starts getting scary.

But DB can post, as it only makes him look illogical, and Bobby Lee Cook look pathetic.

Eventually, however, DB always gets tired with defending his position on defending BLC’s indefensible positions, like calling women vulgar, sexual names, holding secret courts, bringing bogus litigation, US Code relative to Free Speech, etc…When he cannot reason and argue with logic, he starts throwing in subject matter which is way off mark. However, I have taken his question about Mr. Silvers’ murder, and sent it to three LE sources I have. DTF, GBI and Detective, so that he can rest assured, I should have an answer after the weekend, regardless of how it still does not excuse what BLC did to you.

That is what is so great about Free Speech, and a Free Press. The arguments which cannot stand, eventually are burned away, and the chaff blows off in to the wind. But, occasionally, Mr. Brown raises a valid question or argument, and those nuggets are worth it.

TW

babbate
May 3rd, 2008 at 9:45 pm

babbate, Teresa doesn’t “censor” her posters. I have suggested in the past that she add features to her blog which allow posters to alert the admins about inappropriate so she can clean up her boards, much like other sites; however, she considers this “censorship.” It may just be, though, that her blog template doesn’t allow for such.

Dear Laura,

I can censor, and have before, like when the young man at Emory University started bringing in the name of a local private school in to his increasingly hostile posts. I learned that he had done some very disturbing things at that school, and so I began censoring, and eventually cut him off. But, Free Speech and Free Press must allow everyone, no matter how moronic, to speak out. Eventually, the crap sinks to the bottom, and the cream rises to the top, and that is exactly what Free Speech is supposed to allow to happen.

I do have a block/filter which blocks certain words, anatomic words in certain combinations, which come with porn posts. Those go into a Cache, and I take a look and then Spam what really is bad stuff. I can also choose to block certain I.P. Addresses and e-mail addresses, which is how I blocked young Mr. A S.

Thanks. You know me well.

TW

Laura
May 3rd, 2008 at 10:13 pm

How is this allowed to go on in the United States? I pray Theresa that you get to the bottom of this so that the people that live in this county can have a normal life. Theresa these criminals should be put away for a long time. What’s the deal with this guy DB? Doesn’t he see the writing on the wall? How far up Cook’s _ _ _ is he?
Give it up DB. Go back and tell your buddy BLC that he should enjoy the outdoors…seems like he won’t be seeing much sun before too long from behind those black cold metal bars.

Dear RJ,

Welcome to the site. I think DB has a guilty conscience for what he and his fellow “journalists” have allowed to happen in Northwest Georgia. If you knew someone was a bully, but that bully always looked out for you, and made sure you were taken care of, you might start looking the other way when the bully picked on the weak people, and the new people, and the loners.

You feel bad at first, but soon, it is just easier to find fault with the weak, and the new comers, and the outsiders and such. After awhile, you do not see the bully as doing anything out of the ordinary, because you have become jaded and complacent. UNTIL, someone comes along and starts standing up to the bully.

Then, good guys step on one side of the line that has been drawn, but folks like DB try to justify their position on the wrong side…the dark side.

It is almost a cliché , what DB is doing and the position he has taken.

TW

Real Justice
May 3rd, 2008 at 11:14 pm

little bobby cook is a failed attorney in most counties outside the LMJCC and uses his “position” as a well-known attorney to get sweet deals for his clients, such as the men who swindled Mohawk Carpets out of LOTS of money and received nothing but probation (hundreds of thousands of dollars) and these scumbags received their probation in front of many other criminals who were being sent away to serve time for petty crimes (didn’t have the money to hire the influence of bobby cook)……….
David Brown is correct about Travis Silvers, but I doubt you’ll get much info from your source on that…………………..My warning to Teresa is that she should not consider the word of an “informant” the gospel………………………violent criminals, burglars, thieves, those who rape children of their childhood and personal security, strippers and dopers are not “good people” regardless of who their parents or family are……………

Being the king of Chattooga or the king of Cave Spring St is no different…………………………

Dear RGS -

Welcome back. We have missed you. Many of my posters have been asking about you.

I listen, but I do not take as gospel C.I.’s for sure. But a couple of my LE ought to know. Except for his post tonight and in February, I have never heard that name, Silvers, before. I neglected to track it down then, but am on it now. The Garmon name is VERY familiar, though.

You will have to clue me in on who you mean by the King of Cave Springs St, later. If it is who I think you might be referring to, I learned he was only after one thing - NO NOT THAT. He was sent to negotiate with me on behalf of BLC. I said nothing doing, and turned down what he was offering in the way of names and a book deal. BLC is where the real story is.

BTW, I read the Mohawk case awhile back, at least the civil case that BLC, Rex and others associated with real lawyers on. But you are saying there was a criminal case, as well, which BLC defended? I will have to go back and look.

Hey, Kevin Redstrom starts Monday. I know you are aware, and will have some good reflections next week.

Good to have you back,

TW

romegasir
May 4th, 2008 at 12:15 am

Want to read about this Travis Silvers fellow. Not sure why DB is bring this up unless it is related to Cooksville, anyway… yea, I have been away for a while too…

http://news.mywebpal.com/news_tool_v2.cfm?pnpid=680&show=archivedetails&ArchiveID=639787&om=1

**watchdog**
May 4th, 2008 at 3:15 am

Well, I’ve tried to make rational arguments and ask reasonable questions. Most all of which have been ignored. And to boot, you’ve heaped on ridicule and outright abuse, from which I have tried to refrain. If you guys can’t discuss this rationally, then we’ll just have to see if anything comes of it somewhere down the pike.

I don’t know Mr. Cook. I have seen him in court and once in his offices when I was asked to come in support of a friend who is going through a divorce. I don’t believe he would recognize me if he saw me on the street.

I simply think you’re being grossly unfair.

Dear DB,

For months I have laid out court documents and other public documents which outline the scope of BLC’s criminal activity. I have laid out more that is necessary for a Federal Grand Jury to indict. But yu are still not convinced? And when I can identify the illegal activity as strongly as in the Abbate case, and you cannot stand up to the logic, you say, “Oh, yeah? Well look at the Silvers case”. ONE CASE out of decades of criminal activity by BLC and his Cartel, and all you can point to is one case in a weak attempt to deflect the spot light from BLC?

You have NOT raised valid arguments, for the most part. You have rarely asked valid questions. You have tried over and over to try to justify BLC’s calling vulgar names with, “Well, you exposed him in the press”. You have tried to excuse his and his cartel’s activity in the Abbate case with “Look at this other, wholly unrelated case”.

You have denied that laws have been broken, simply because you are not aware of the code cited, or have no clue what the laws mean. You cannot even admit that there is such a thing as Due Process in these United States, and identify that no Due Process was given to Abbate, and so it is people like you, who try to protect BLC without even knowing what the Hell you are talking about, or what the hell anyone else is talking about, or what the hell the actual laws are that BLC and his group have broken day after day after week after year after decade, which has allowed their Absolute Power to reign terror on the residents of Northwest Georgia.

You find no problem with Wire Tap warrants and evidence which could have put away a drug dealer, going missing out of a looked Clerk of Court Vault. Nothing suspicious enough to raise concern there? Who do you think did that? The Wire Tap Fairy?

You get no medal for heroism from me, Mr. Brown. You get a chastening for spending years finding ways to excuse BLC and his crew, instead of exposing them.
Do not look for sympathy here. You may be a criminal yourself, or you may be a good guy. But if you are the latter rather than the former, then you are the very person Edmund Burke was talking about in his famous quote, which I headline each of my pages with.

“ALL that is necessary for evil to persist, if for enough good men TO DO NOTHING!”.

That is exactly what you and your colleagues in the press in Northwest Georgia have done for decades, and YOU are why there have been so many murders! Blood is one your hands, Mr. Brown, and all around the sand which surrounds the holes which you and others who pretend to be journalists have stuck your heads in for your careers, while you slap each other on the back, and give each other journalism awards.

TW

David Brown
May 4th, 2008 at 8:06 am

DB-
Don’t let the door, hit you in the butt…on the way out. Feel free though to check back from time to time, if you have something to get off your chest. When you are ready to acknowledge the blant and outright corruption in Cooksville…I’m quite sure the other 99% of the posters here will welcome you back with open arms. Surely, 99% of us folks cant be wrong…I for one lived it first hand. Will you deny that also, that it didn’t happen to me ? Will you also deny that I was kidnapped and extorted by Bobby Lee Crook ? Will you also deny collusion by Bobby Lee Cook and his monkey puppet judges in Cooksville ? Lastly, will you also deny gross abuse of the judicial system in Cooksville in my particular incident ?? God knows, we have shown you enough documentation to support it. The least you can do is attend church today…and ask for some forgiveness.

babbate
May 4th, 2008 at 8:26 am

Thank you so much Theresa for being like “Norma Ray”. What is the matter with the rest of the population that they don’t have enough cajones to stand behind you? Smarten up people and let’s get the job done. Put BLC and his old cronies away for a long time. She can’t do this alone. Stand up and be counted or live in fear the rest of your lives. Remember, there is strength in numbers. This is AMERICA.

Real Justice
May 4th, 2008 at 8:40 am

Listen to me…Infighting of this sort is not progressive… a little temperament is requested, pool our re$ource$ for the betterment of thing$. I trust the truth shall set US free and the delay that is required, it seems, is no ones friend, except the guilty. Damn the torpedoes…

too funny
May 4th, 2008 at 8:42 am

Let me add this..If we wait for the “Crooks” in this situation to be convicted before we act then we would be the same as the French and the British and others, who allowed Hitler to continue… unabated. I don’t think he was ever convicted of anything, but the allies certainly saw the smoke…just like the smoke we see !!! And remember, the allies did nothing and you see the results !!! So, we know we cannot ignor the smoke… We need to be in this for the long haul, BLC’s and wanna bees have an early start on US.

too funny
May 4th, 2008 at 8:59 am

The various crime fighting organizations in Georgia and the United States who are zeroing in on my incident in Cooksville are probably laughing their butts off hysterically. I’m quite sure that they find it most amusing that Bobby Lee Cook needed to put x’s to show where Joseph E. “Bo” Loggins was to sign the bogus criminal warrant…and guess what ?? The moron still signed in the wrong place. Is that pathetic or what ? A Superior Court judge doesn’t know where he is to sign ??? Did you guys pull him off a used car lot also, and offer him a good job package ? LOL Feel free to click on the link above to see for yourselves exactly what I’m referring to. (DOCUMENT #4) Consider it free comedy.

babbate
May 4th, 2008 at 9:00 am

I actually enjoy David Browns comments as they confirm there are those which cannot believe their heros are capable of being corrupt, manipulative, greedy, lying, disturbed and perverted. People like David are hard pressed to admit they have been suckers for so long and have been taken advantage of by the likes of bo woods, bobby lee cook, bo loggins, etc. David and and his friends are the reason these antiamericans have gotten away with so much for so long. I agree that Bobby Lee Cook, David Cunningham in Lafayette and other attorney’s in this network of corruption are not that good of attorneys, they happen to have the corrupt support of the local judges to make them look good.

What will be interesting is when all these people are brought down who are their patsies going to depend on to get them out of trouble? will these corrupt individuals be replaced by corrupt people or will they be replaced by people with integrity? I would suggest when this house cleaning is over they get replacements from one of those third world african countries. That would be a step up.

evanbubbafoster
May 4th, 2008 at 9:00 am

Methinks he protesteth too much.

David Brown
May 4th, 2008 at 9:01 am

Can’t resist

The quote is ” the lady doth protest too much me thinks” it is from Hamlet. She’s trying to tell you that you really want to do or you really like something or someone you are saying you don’t.

too fnny

too funny
May 4th, 2008 at 9:05 am

“Can’r resist” was a quote from unknown…Methinks db is saying as he looks into the mirror “methinls I protesteth too much” … love most of you fellows..

too funny
May 4th, 2008 at 9:11 am

Ms. Watson-
Hats off to you. Congratulations on a very well done expose on my personal treatment by Bobby Lee Cook and his Racketeering Influenced Corupt Organization in Summerville. I know that the story was already picked up in the UK…I hear that it will be going “national” here in the US. The more people outside of your area that hear this most unfortunate saga the better !! People will demand to know the real truth and the events that took place regarding my illegal kidnapping and extortion by Bobby Lee Cook and all his partners in crime who willingly participated in the criminal and illegal acts against me. Not to mention the defamatory and libel campaign that later followed. We have the proof. This will be one case where the evidence doesn’t miraculously disappear in Cooksville. Too many people possess the knowledge at this point. I have made sure to disseminate the pertinent documents to the proper parties.

babbate
May 4th, 2008 at 9:16 am

BABBATE
Yes,

wreckless w
May 4th, 2008 at 9:26 am

Sometimes, the media, can be your worst enemy. Then at other times, they can be your bestfriend. This is one time, they can be your bestfriend. Mr. Abbate, last blog, says it all.

I am very proud to say, that TW, falls in the latter category. As far as, I am concerned, she has proved herself, & has gained my total respect for her.

To all of you, who are registered to vote, in CC. You need to get out there, & exercise, your right to vote.

TW, answered a comment, on one of her recent blogs, that the people in CC, needs to get out, & find reliable candidates, to run against these corrupt people. She mentioned, the seats, that she thought, should be considered. The only one, she mentions, that I,don’t agree with, would be Judge Murphy. I have witnessed for myself, as an observer, how he would allow BLC, do things in his court room, that was very unprofessional. I don’t know, maybe, he is just getting old. Anyway, CC needs to heed her warnings.

The citizens in, CC, needs, to start making their plans, for these replacements, right now. If, any of these seats, become available, due to these indictments;
the citizens in CC, need to prepared. This will mean, that you have won. This how been handed to you on a silver plate. The ending result, will be up to you.

Good Luck!

SAK

SAK
May 4th, 2008 at 10:53 am

Yes !! . . Racketeering Influenced Corupt Organization in Summerville (RICO in S’ville)..Kinda cool…

When the FBI or the GBI start taking sworn testimony, many will attest !!! In the past there were reasons not to testify… Is the light indicating the end of the tunnel or a train coming???

**watchdog**
May 4th, 2008 at 11:10 am

The presentation of thought is getting better…Thank you !!!

too funny
May 4th, 2008 at 11:14 am

To oppose evil, in any and all forms, in any and all places, for no reason at all is the greatest thing a human being can do.

Varian Fry

**watchdog**
May 4th, 2008 at 11:28 am

Just some food for thought…If it is true that Bobby Lee Cook has defended numerous drug-dealers over the years…it would be very, very interesting to see his tax returns…to see if all that nice, green cash was ever claimed, and appropriate taxes were paid to both the State of Georgia and to our almighty Federal Government. God knows that not many drug-dealers deposit large sums of money in banking institutions to earn interest…therefore they most likely use that cash when they run into trouble and/or are bribed for it by corrupt Cooksvile officials. It would also be interesting to see his tax return for the year 1997, to see if he paid the appropriate capital gains tax on his investment account that I managed for him at DH Blair…being that it was all sold for a profit.

babbate
May 4th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

Ole Wreckless, Come on and spit it out before you choke on it. ROTFLMBO Can’t wait to hear your PEARLS OF WISDOM.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 4th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Rather than discuss or answer any of the questions I’ve raised, you have chosen to become shrill and attack me for asking.

Mr. Abbate’s case has never seen the light of day for roughly 12 years, or we’d have heard about it wouldn’t we? “Bobby Lee Cook and Joseph Loggins accused of kidnapping and extortion.” Where is the case?

The secret indictments that only Teresa knows about…. Well I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Meanwhile you guys are free (in this country) to verbally crucify anyone who disagrees with you. Fine. But I don’t have to stick around for this kind of abuse. I own a cat.

You guys can go on with your wonderful little cluster f–k. I’ll wait to see what transpires in the courts.

David Brown
May 4th, 2008 at 5:58 pm

DB, Once again, you take your marbles and skip home. Familiar. Yes, we will see. You have already seen a tidbit of the story and yet you still refuse to comprehend. So be it. Don’t tax your mind. Myself, I won’t be going anywhere. This is only the beginning.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 4th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

I know I repeat myself but once again this is apropos:

To oppose evil, in any and all forms, in any and all places, for no reason at all is the greatest thing a human being can do.

Varian Fry

**watchdog**
May 4th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

dBrown- I don’t get it with you. Can you not read? Has BLC ever been hired by the State of Ga to prosecute within the LMjudicialCircuit?
What does the Arrest Warrant say? Who is listed as the prosecutor?
Are you suggesting the document is a forgery?
Whats so hard to comprehend here?
tP

thePRETENDER
May 4th, 2008 at 6:48 pm

watchdog, Opposing EVIL is not for “no reason”. Evil can spread like wildfire with no encouragement at all. It can smother a family, town, state and country. It thrives on the fear of the innocent and the unwary. I have said repeatedly that information should be given to the FEDS or the tight-lipped may find themselves to be the ones chosen as scape-goats. There is NO honor among murderers and thieves. If the guilty aren’t aware of this by now, they soon will be. If they’re still under the illusion that they are protected, all I can tell them is, Watch your back!

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 4th, 2008 at 6:49 pm

Now is the time for the people to rise up and form a citizens action committee. Get together and decide who you want to run for the openings and get everyone you can to back them. BLC and his cohorts in crime won’t be around for much longer.

Real Justice
May 4th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
-Proverbs 11:9

David Brown
May 4th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

This corruption exist throughout the LMJCC. It extends to bo woods office as well and probably beyond. Lets not forget the corruption that exist within the legal circles in Walker County. These attorneys, judge bo woods and judge connelly try cases before they even get to court. This needs to be exposed. Does anyone think david cunningham (attorney in Walker County) has ever lost a civil case in woods court room? Do all these corrupt people in the legal system use larry hill as their whipping boy? How many times have these attorneys in Walker County used charles wardlaw (surveyor) or other surveyors to create a boundary line dispute for their own personal gain at the expense of the land owners? I would like to know. Does cunningham not attempt to avoid going to court in a civil action because he cannot make money if he does not go to court? I woner if larry hill is the same way? I wonder if larry hill is protected by his daddy the judge and if cunningham is protected by his old law partner bo woods? Does it appear like this to everyone else? Does this whole corrupt system go way beyond bobby lee cook and his cronies? Is judge ralph hill leaving the LMJCC or is he fleeing? Where will his son flee?

evanbubbafoster
May 4th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

DB, Yes, We will be delivered from the hypocrite that is our neighbor by the knowledge of the FEDS. Good call on that one. Thank you for the support of our deliverance! TW, Don’t you think it nice that DB is showing his support of our cause? LOL

Dear Room4,

Yes, that really is funny. You and 2Funny need to get together. I am glad that DB has finally seen the light! LOL.

Love it.

I have been in Athens a good deal of this weekend, and am finally back. Love that Last Resort and the East West. Only problem was a Peace/Human Rights-Anti-war rally going on downtown.

My son actually made up a ditty while walking through the crowd last night. Now, He is 2FUNNY. We are both of the opinion that one must FIGHT to protect Freedom, and Human Rights and to Secure Peace, and that requires WAR sometimes.

It is great, though, that in some places in Georgia, one can hold a rally and people can say what they you want to, and exercise FREE SPEECH. I love that, and for that exposure to Free Speech, even some of which I disagree with, I am grateful, and was very pleased to see the Right to Assemble practiced. I just wish that instead of focusing abroad, these activists would fight the Suppression of Free Speech and Human Rights right here at home, in GEORGIA!

TW

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 4th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

DB-
Your criminal buddies in Crooksville are such low-life’s, that the kidnapping and extortion of me weren’t enough for them…they even had to stoop lower by stealing my underwear. Since it was a day trip, I packed no luggage. These low-life’s witnessed that I was dressed to the nines in a beautiful, pin stripped, double-breasted engish suit…english suits for those who are unaware, have buttons instead of a zipper in the groin area. They did their best to try and humiliate me for the plane ride home. I guess that was their nice Georgia welcome. I haven’t forgot one detail of that whole ordeal. Since you keep threatening all of us that you’re unhappy and will be leaving this site…I figured I would let you leave once and for all with a little humor. SEE YA !!!!!! Be sure to circle back after the indictments are handed down. We’ll probably welcome you back with open arms. Maybe if you’re really lucky…we’ll even invite you to our little victory celebration.

Dear Bill,

We have already picked a place for that Victory Celebration! I can hardly wait. And, when you know where, it will seem even sweeter!

TW

babbate
May 4th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

TW, Wen the law-suits first began, I had many sleepless nights worrying about what was going to happen, what this would do to my family and friends, and I know that you have had to think about the same thing. I feel now, that BLC is doing the same thing. It makes me laugh to realize that he thought he had it made for the rest of his life, he thought that he would be able to just sit back and enjoy the money and fame he had brought upon himself. Then he woke up and realized that it was just a dream. Now he is having nightmares. People that have known me all my life have backed away from me, because I chose to fight the BLC regime, and how dare I put down one of Chattooga’s finest. What gets me, is that there is so many people here in this county that stand up for him, and yet they know little or nothing about him. It will be really interesting to see the “domino effect” over this, and who will fall with him. A lot of posters that used to post, have been silenced by him already, and I’ve been told to stay off this site, but If I do that, has BLC won? I encourage all the “old guys” to get back on and continue what we started. SAK, that is what I meant, awhile back, when I said that this site is not the same. Overwhelmed, men in black, and all you others need to come back. RGSir, good to have you back.

Dear DB, (Actually, I had better call you Kenneth - we do not want folks confusing you with David Brown)

I and my husband both, have been thinking that same thing. We wonder if they are having sleepless nights. Of course, I think that BLC is only thinking of himself, not his family and community, which is what we worried about. We have heard that BLC scoffed and said that he would never spend the first night in jail, and that he would be dead before a trial could be brought against him.

For Bobby Lee Cook, he is probably more concerned that his precious portrait will be ordered taken down from the Georgia Supreme Court if all of this gets out. That, after all, was his sole defense at the Magistrates hearing - Not that he did not call me vulgar names, but that his picture is the only non-Justice portrait hanging there.

Perhaps so, but that demeanor reveals how unconcerned he has EVER been about any one but himself. His children his grandchildren, his law associates. It has always and only been about Bobby Lee Cook.

But doubtless the others are sick. Even folks like the Hammit’s and Stephanie Dennis have to be worried that they will be caught up in a Federal Conspiracy charges, for having let BLC talk them into be straw clients against us.

I do believe it is probably for the best that you refrain from posting often, until the cases against us are dismissed. But you notice that they have not tried to take any Discovery - No depositions. They did try to intimidate Betty Brady, by putting her attorney on notice that a deposition would be taken in both yours and my case, (Hammit’s) and the Stephanie Dennis case against me and the web site, down here in Floyd County. I do nto know you, you do not know me, but I have come to know Betty Brady, and I belive you do as well, because of the Meth task Force.

But nothing became of that. That screams volumes, don’t you think?

For now, you and I have to wait patiently.

TW

TW

Dirtyboy
May 5th, 2008 at 5:44 am

I understand. Right, now in CC, who can you trust? I apologize, if I offended you, in any way. Trust, is just not real high, over there in the land of Cooksville, at the moment. At least, not with anyone, who shows a link, to the cartel. This is, just my personal opinion.

SAK

SAK
May 5th, 2008 at 10:38 am

I don’t believe anyone has stopped checking into this site. They may have stopped posting but the entertainment provided by the Nay-Sayers would be too much to miss. New readers are here everyday because I point to this site in many conversations I have and I’ll bet other readers pass it along also. But believe it or not a lot of folks don’t know who BLC is. I have to tell them about the Matlock character to clarify. I really find that funny. So perhaps he is better known to the criminal element???? LOL Word of mouth is how I discovered the expose’. Best bit of info I had been given in a while. Still waiting to hear the ID on the floater. Strange business that, don’t you think? Not releasing details for such a long period or even a speculation as to cause? Interesting. Wonder what the hold up could possibly be?

Dear Room4,

Until Branch COnnelly died last year, I had no ide who Bobby Lee Cook was. All I knew was that he was some crooked lawyer up in Summerville. That is all I ever heard ANYONE say about him, about how crooked he was. Then, when Branch died, people satrted calling, and had to exlain, and I STILL DID NOT GET IT.

Until I came to Summerville at the behest of some concerned citizens, I nevr realized what was going on.

BUt I can tell you one thing, FOR SURE - Bobby Lee Cook is no Matlock.

TW

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 5th, 2008 at 1:03 pm

I’ve thought long and hard about the situation I’ve been reading regarding BLC et al… And, I must go back to and adhere to the philosophy I have always taken- and one that has served me
well so far. That is, “ If YOU don’t mess with ME, then I won’t mess with YOU”. In other words, I have enough to think about and to take care of without having to go looking for something to stick my nose into. I mind my business and you can mind yours.

BLC is not a publicly appointed official. My tax dollars do not make his payday. Therefore, BLC owes me nothing. I owe him nothing. And, as far as I know, BLC has never done anything to cause me grief. So, I have no reason in the world to start up with him. The only reason I imagine I would have reason to contact him would be if I were in trouble over my head. Then, if I could afford his services, I would most definitely try to retain him. Thats why he makes the big bucks.
He knows how to get you out of big time trouble. Simple as that.

If I, or BLC, or Mickey Mouse have broken the law, then there are also people paid to look into that. They’re called Law Enforcement and that’s basically all they do while on the job- Enforce Laws. That AIN’T my job. That ain’t my business and I have a big problem with the current attitude that private citizens should get paid for snitching on each other. People should mind their own damned business. MHO

At the same time, if BLC or Mickey Mouse or the little ole lady next door does me wrong, causes me grief, steals from me, cheats me, kidnaps me and holds me or mine ransom, then… Its on.

That would suddenly make it MY business and I would do all I could to get even. I would offer the same reaction in support of a friend as well, if a friend was screwed over and asked me to help him make things right, I would help. (All within the law of course)

To be clear, if a person has a story to tell, where they were sitting around, minding their own business, whereas a bully walked up and picked a fight, I’m bound to listen. If for no other reason than to entertain myself. I don’t think I’m in the minority there as I have observed most humans are compelled to study the ups and downs of other humans. But, once again, if it aint my business, then Im just watching, not talking.

All that goes for the PRIVaTE Citizen. PUBLIC OFFICIALS, now that’s a pig of a different squeal. But then again, my tax dollars, my faith, my trust… pUBliC oFFICiALS are my business.

tP

thePRETENDER
May 5th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

tP, You must not vote. The right to a free election was most likely taken from those in CC that cast a vote in recent elections in CC. That would be considered a theft in my book. But maybe BLC had nothing to do with that? We’ll see.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 5th, 2008 at 2:58 pm

Edmund Burke said it, and tP needs to read, listen, understand and act !!!

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

**watchdog**
May 5th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

The more that I have come to learn about the Branch Connelly, Esq. tragedy….the more it smells rotten to me. This man’s family deserves answers !! Several folks down there actually alerted me to this most untimely death…and mentioned that it was most likely a murder. I have to admit that I had not given it much thought until recently. The more that I have read, and the more people that I have spoken with regarding this matter, the more I am convinced that he was whacked. Whacked is a term we hear up north, most likely referenced to the act of having someone killed intentionally. It actually makes perfect sense in this particular instance. Especially since non of the info regarding the made-up suicide attempt made any sense and actually defied crime scene logic…for an apparent suicide. Connelly and his Judge wife (Kristina Cook, good ole Bobby Lee’s daughter) apparently didn’t have a great marriage to begin with…at least according to what several locals have commented on. Apparently, she was even seen in the company of other gentlmen. The two were even known drug abusers, according to the local community…which may even explain the missing drugs in the other case that I read about…we’ll revisit that fairytale at a later date. Branch was obviously privy to certain, actually most if not all of the Cook family business…that is Bobby Lee’s and Kristina’a egregious abuse of the local judicial system in Cooksville. As the heat started getting turned up on this racketeering influenced corrupt organization…most likely father and daughter colluded to stick together like family and assumed Branch would be the person most likely to cut a deal and “get flipped”. They realized that the time had come to silence him forever…and hence…the made up a bogus suicide…my version of what I believe happened. All theses suicides in Cooksville point to a pattern…these were all people that either had knowledge of the inner-workings of this little criminal enterprise and/or people who opposed them. Particularly, in the case of Connelly…normal protocol was not followed. You ask yourself why ?? Why also did the secretary need to be accompanied by someone during questioning…was that to instill a fear tactic in her also…a technique that this criminal group of individuals is known for. Why was there no time of death reported ?? Instead of hiring used car salesmen off car lots as your Sheriff, perhaps you should consider hiring someone with a criminal science background with experience. You people should demand answers and change. This would never go on anywhere else in this country. Bobby Lee Cook has had Zell Miller protecting him his entire career. Perhaps the scope of any investigation currently in place or future ones should be looking into this relationship a little closer. As far as power, BLC has none left to yield now that the republicans took over affairs…his little remaining power is his influence over Cooksville, thats about all thats left…we can thank our republican friends for that. Demand change, demand to be heard !!! Don’t be pushed around anymore by these pathetic individuals. CLEAN HOUSE !!!! Do it for the Connelly family and the other families that lost love ones because of all the corruption that has been tolerated up until now.

babbate
May 5th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

Tp-
What if these same individuals had Clinton and Reno get invoved to squash a certain matter and try to curb it from growing, to get them out, or at least they thought that they were out of their little problems…up until now ?? Would you feel differently ??? Place yourself in my shoes…Ms. Watson has shared all the documents w/ you…I will personally guarantee you that they are all authentic…Ask yourself how you would feel…being deprived of your basis civil rights ??? All because he (Bobby Lee Cook) thought that he could get away with it. Imagine how many others were jerked around like me in Cooksville, imagine how many are in jail and really don’t belong there ?? Imagine how many others were murdered ???

babbate
May 5th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

Aaaaaaaaaaaah, babbate, but you only repeat Q’s that have already been published. The only new item is why the Connelly family has not been vocal or involved…maybe for their grandchildren, who knows ? I will assure you that the law enforcement officials know all of this so why are they silent? Are they silent? I can’t hear any of them !…. YET!

too funny
May 5th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

Mr. Abbate,

I am one of those people, who has had a family member, serve time in the federal pen, compliments of BLC, along with one of his puppets. Who just happened to be related to the escape goat. It was under a year, still, that’s a year out of your life. Just like the 4 days, you were confined, against your will. No one, wants to be behind bars, even one minute. When, you are the one, being the cartel’s escape goat, it is very hard to swallow. It also, effects other family members as, well.

I was brought up a full blooded democrat, but I don’t know about this coming election. I can believe, the way you were treated. Thank you, for your support, here, in our area.

Still waiting for the calvary, hopefully, they are not to far away.

SAK

SAK
May 5th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

Congressional Hearings
During Congressional testimony before the House Banking Committee on November 10, 1993, Christopher Drogoul was brought from federal prison to testify about the BNL scandal. He testified that he tried to report the criminal activities involving Iraq, his bank, and U.S. officials, but that the U.S. attorney’s office in Atlanta repeatedly barred him from telling the truth. They wanted to protect the U.S. officials, Italian officials, and Iraqi officials, and to blame him for making loans totaling about five-and-a-half billion dollars that were beyond his ability to make.
Drogoul testified, and the facts indicated, that he was merely a pawn in the scheme involving the United States, Iraq, Italy, Britain, and Germany to secretly arm Iraq. Not only did this conspiracy result in thousands of needless deaths, but the American public must pay this amount and the interest that will surely triple the original figure before the money is repaid somewhere in the twentieth-first century.
Regardless of his innocence, a federal judge sentenced Drogoul to federal prison in 1994, on the basis that his superiors did not know his small branch was dispensing five billion dollars, and that the United States government did not know of the scheme.
Clinton’s Promise
While on the campaign trail, Clinton stated he would recommend the appointment of an independent prosecutor to investigate U.S. involvement in the BNL fraud. But upon assuming the presidency, and through Attorney General Janet Reno, who appeared to be more of a figurehead for the Justice Department, the position was changed. The Clinton Administration, including the Attorney General, argued that there was no U.S. involvement in the BNL corruption and that the BNL headquarters in Italy and the Italian government were not involved. Attorney General Janet Reno and President Bill Clinton were lying.
Cover-Up Costing Americans Billions
Attorney General Janet Reno refused to appoint a special counsel to investigate the BNL scandal and in February 1995 agreed that U.S. taxpayers had to pay BNL the loan guarantees that made possible the arming of Iraq. She was stating in effect that the manager of a small BNL bank branch in Atlanta approved $5 billion in loans without the knowledge of bank officials in Italy. This was of course ridiculous.
Guess who Drogoul’s lawyer was ?????? How did you guess ???? Right, Bobby Lee Cook. Another fleecing, of Americans by Clinton, Reno, and their good ole boy, Bobby Lee Crook.

babbate
May 5th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

babbate, Imagine how many guilty were pushed through the door to continue on their business, with a lighter pocket. Guilty and free to continue with their enterprises. Enterprises that victimize the law-abiding citizens. Grease the right palms and business booms, but what of businesses that might stem the decay? No, nothing but empty buildings.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 5th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

thanks babbate…that is really just toooo damn funny and I believe you are telling the truth, although a lot of it is new to me…. Maybe the FEDS listening will “giter dun”…but the delsys are inexcusable… WE all deserve better… and BLC ,et al, and his gang deserve worse. Bout damn time !!!

too funny
May 5th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

I’m ready for the balloon to go up myself, but I’m learning patience.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 5th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

I smell something fishy. Maybe it will be wrapped in the newspaper this week? Maybe not.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 5th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

You have all made some excellent points tonight and yesterday. Just got a chance to read all of them.
What I would like to point out is, VOTE!!! Vote for the person that you feel has the most integrity, honesty and respectability. My reasoning is that it don’t matter whether that person is a Demorat or Republirat (yes misspelled on purpose) check out the person themselves, and vote for the person that is best suited for the job and will do an honest job.
Room4? Just what paper would that be? Surely not the S-news, lmao.
I would surely like to know what the hold up on a finalization to all this will be too.

walkslikeaduck
May 5th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

Last week I obtained a copy of a very interesting tape. I just concluded watching the Dateline, NBC episode of the Fred Tokars murder trial from about ten years ago…another very high profile murder trial that Bobby Lee Cook lost…because the outcome couldn’t be fixed prior to the trial, like what happens with all the cases in Cooksville, because it was tried outside of his kangaroo court. Any attorney who would take on a case such as Fred Tokars, in my book is just as much as a lowlife as the client he is representing…actually bigger. Especially since he admitted to me that the guy was guilty as sin during the trial. Sara Tokars was brutally murdered when her loser husband hired his business partner, Eddie Lawrence to whack her in front of her children. She basically got her head blown off in her car on the way home one evening while her brain matter was splattered all over her two young childrens faces. Lawrence sub-contracted out the hit to a crack-addict hitman who later turned himself into the authorities. Ask yourself, what kind of a decent human being would even want to help a piece of scum like Tokars ?? Is the money, worth selling out your soul to the devil ?? In Cooks eyes, yes. Ask the Ambrusko family what they think of Cook…trying to arrange for Tokars’ freedom…and putting a piece of scum like that back into society. Sara- I wish you were still alive today and able to see your beautiful young children grow up. I was actually brought to tears by your horrible trajedy.

babbate
May 5th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

April 2006….
In Williamsburg on February 10, defense
lawyer Bobby Lee Cook of Summerville,
Georgia, was the keynote speaker. Cook—
who is said to have been the model for
“Matlock” on the television series of the
same name—departed from his usual
humorous style to warn of dangers to civil
rights posed by post-9/11 surveillance and
detentions.
Since when did this moron start worrying about people’s civil rights being violated ??? I’ll have to key them in on Ms. Watson’s fabulous journalism…and make sure they receive a copy for their files. Perhaps they would like to see some recent press regarding Bobby Lee Crook and civil rights violations. lol lol Is that the pot calling the kettle black, or what ??

babbate
May 5th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

“Cook—who is said to have been the model for “Matlock”on the television series of the same name”

Actually booby lie crook has nothing in common with the fictional character “Matlock” as “Matlock” is presented in the shows as a warm hearted caring individual and his daughter is presented as same. If the “Matlock” character and his daughter were pertrayed as corrupt, self serving, antiamerican, maliputive ass holes there would be some simularities. How could anyone in their right mind see a simularity between booby lie crook and Matlock?. It appears booby lie crook would be more along the lines of the character Al Pacino played in the movie “The Devils Advocate”.

Dear EBF,

Here, here. I almost wrote a long piece on this, for an op-ed. No comparison to Matlock at all, for the very reasons you have cited. NOW, the AP Character in “The Devils Advocate” comparison, is SPOT ON! I have a photo of a statue recovered from the Corpsewood Murder, which I am told is in BLC”s possession. It is of Satan, but it looks JUST LIKE BLC! It is FREAKY.

TW

evanbubbafoster
May 6th, 2008 at 6:55 am

DB got very quiet. I wonder if the cartel reached out to him and told him that his posts were actually hurting their cause, as every time that he would post…he was just pouring more and more gas on this already blistering inferno. By adding fuel to this fire just causes it to burn out of control with more and more resentment being spewed every day. This cause is starting to snowball out of control. I plan on having a meeting with key republicans in my area to demonstrate the abuse in my case aided by the crooked Clinton and Reno regime…I’m sure they will welcome me with open arms as it can’t come at a better time. In fact, just in time for Clinton to be exposed as a fraud and for her to reliquish some key super-delegate votes.

babbate
May 6th, 2008 at 8:03 am

Now I think Mr. Abbate has exposed his bottom.

Dear DB:

DELIBERATE IGNORANCE - When knowledge of the existence of a particular fact is an essential part of an offense, such knowledge may be established if the person is aware of a high probability of its existence, unless he actually believes that it does not exist.

In other words, a person acted ´knowingly´ if either: (1) the person actually knew a particular fact; or (2) that he deliberately closed his eyes to what he had every reason to believe was the fact. However, the requisite proof of knowledge on the part of the person cannot be established by merely demonstrating that he was negligent, careless or foolish.

You might want to check out:

The Ostrich Instruction: Deliberate Ignorance as a Criminal Mens Rea Ira P. Robbins The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (1973-), Vol. 81, No. 2 (Summer, 1990), pp. 191-234 (article consists of 44 pages) Published by: Northwestern University

TW

David Brown
May 6th, 2008 at 8:06 am

What happened DB you threatened to leave this site but you are still around? Obviously, you find it necessary to stay to support BLC? I think the BAbbate case has touched a nerve and is making you nervous…..

Real Justice
May 6th, 2008 at 9:41 am

To those whose corruptioin needs to be exposed:

I think that Rev. Wright and Rep. Barr were “separated at birth.”

Also, Barr’s and Bobby Lee Cook’s concern about their civil liberties being eroded is in a nutshell BS. What they really want to do is to secure that their corrupt activities remain protected, clear and simple. We all must allow certain intrusions that will not harm US and that will expose corruption. All your legal activities as well as all your “affairs” etc., will be protected, but your drug dealings, murders, etc., will be exposed. Again clear and simple.

Try to see what Benjamin Franklin thought on the subject:

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” (Often misquoted)

Well, it should be obvious that your essential liberty should not protect your corrupt activities… and that your safety is not compromised but is protected when corruption is exposed… Clear and simple.

too funny
May 6th, 2008 at 10:32 am

I’ve found all the info available on the Weiss Lake Body. Not much to go on but apparently it was a murder. Who wud uv thunk it? A lot is being made of the fire at the nearby veterinary clinic and the shooting of the vet. Are we supposed to make a connection between the two news items? I hope the local LE are up on their game because things are looking complicated. Here is hoping there aren’t any more complications???

Dear Room4,

The best minds of the FBI, GBI, ABI and local Task Forces are on this case. They all are aware of the large picture.

TW

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 6th, 2008 at 10:36 am

Mr. Abbate, While it is obvious that you were abused by the corrupt system that exists in Chattooga County, I think you are making a mistake in bringing today’s politics into the brew. What happened to you was 11 years ago and those who were in power at that time should be brought to the bar. While Ms. Clinton is certainly not my choice of candidates, she is running on today’s issues not what her husband and Janet Reno did 11 years ago. There are folks of every politcal ilk on this site and I think you would be doing your just cause a disservice by bringing 2008 political doings into the mix. Just a thought.

Blue Eyes
May 6th, 2008 at 11:48 am

I agree to a point. But myself, I would go after justice and leave nothing on the table. Don’t bother carrying a knife to a gunfight. That’s just me. I am an Independent, so I try to keep a clear view on everything. The whole political process seems to focus on everything but the issues anyway. I look through the trees to see the forest.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 6th, 2008 at 12:03 pm

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions…I respect yours, hopefully you will respect mine. In any event, packages are being printed up to be sent to both John Mc Cain and Barack Omama’s campaign headquarters…detailing the attrocities I suffered in Summerville, Ga at the hands of Bobby Lee Cook and his criminal enterprise in April, 1997…and how later it was BILL and HILLARY CLINTON and JANET RENO…who very quietly took it out of FBI hands and swept it under the rug…as a favor to Cook…most likely due to political funding he provided to the Democrats. My story WILL be heard…I promise you that. There is no silencing me, as I don’t live in Cooksville and can’t be bullied around.

babbate
May 6th, 2008 at 12:49 pm

I’m sure BLC has been called a lot of things-
but “Moron” does not fit the bill.
The man is absolutely brilliant-
one of the most innovative, creative and effective
legal minds to ever practice law
anyone would be very wise to keep that in mind.

tP

thePRETENDER
May 6th, 2008 at 1:50 pm

redneck, Of course you would have to come back to post. But maybe your first comment could be a little above high school humor. Do you have anything of common sense to spout? Are you still in High School?

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 6th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

tP-
Brilliant criminal maybe…until recently. He’s a nobody attorney…he’s only effective when he’s practicing in one his his fixed courtrooms. Outside of his fixed kangaroo courtrooms, he gets spanked by real attorneys and gets sent back home. Did he ever even graduate from a real law school ? As the dominoes begin falling, so will he…Nobody is invincible !!!!! Like I said, only a moron, would kidnap and extort someone and leave a papertrail to be followed.

babbate
May 6th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

I can certainly see where you got the name ” The Pretender”. Sure, if you want to talk about injustice then I have to agree with you.

Real Justice
May 6th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

babbate…you are crowing a little too loud if I may say so. It tends to make some of US take a step back. We all hope your case will come to frutation real soon with the justice it deserves. We have also been waiting a long time and probably will never get our just rewards. As already stated BLC is not to be taken lightly. Some of his democrats have strong republician contacs also. So we patiently wait… Are you in a position to a$$ist Teresa in her and our quest?? Sure would help, I know for a fact… You can contact her by her e-mail or otherwise as I know you know how. Regards to all on our team…

**watchdog**
May 6th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

Watchdog-
Understand, I have been quiet intentionally for 11 years…some things that were just told to me recently, behind the scenes have me all fired up. I can’t wait for the firework extravaganza to begin. In my case, it sure has been a long wait…but as I was told…Good things are worth waiting for.
I have been assisting all of our cause, it just hasn’t been made fully public as of yet. Lets just say that Ms. Watson and myself have become very good phone buddies…along with some other rock-solid pillars of your community.

babbate
May 6th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

babbate..thanks…looking forward to meeting you. Wish more “concerned citizens” would a$$ist also…

**watchdog**
May 6th, 2008 at 5:45 pm

Hot off the press…OBAMA takes North Carolina !!!! Yeah baby, bye bye Hillary !! lol lol Another blow to the Crook crew in Cooksville. It just continues to get worse for these criminals.

Dear Bill,

Great News, indeed.

I must say that I will have to pop a top on a cold one, to the Great State of North Carolina.

I also just posted the evening update to the Redstrom trial, which features a BLC connection. Check it out under “Breaking News” column.

By the way, I checked out tax Assessor nfo for Glynn County, where Seal Island is. BLC owns a whole string of lots and stuff. I found one J. Reno, but on closer inspection, ti is registered to a “Joe” Reno. I cannot find a familial connection, but I will keep searching.

TW

I am confused. I just turned on Fox News, and only 1% of the vote is in, in NC. AND, Clinton is ahead, However, They, Fox News, called it already for Obama.

Indiana is too close to call. Area close to Chicago, pro-Obama is not in yet, but expected to be heavy for the “Big O”.

TW

babbate
May 6th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

I’m sorry, but I don’t get warm and fuzzy feelings from either of the big-3 candidates. I have plenty of time to discover which will be the lesser evil and make my decision then. It will get down and dirty when the 2 parties REALLY go after each other. It will be up to each of us to sift through the issues and see what is most important to us. I will say the WAR and the ECONOMY are the top 2 issues for me. Both issues contain too many sub-issues for me to list. But this corruption is here and NOW and likely to break wide open soon. And TW, great reporting on the Redstrom trial. It appears to be drawing a lot of attention.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 6th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

My son was about 8 or 9 years old and was terrorizing the forest behind my house with a sling shot and a bag of marbles. He always carried a walkie talkie with him on his ventures so I could communicate with him while not having to quit work to watch what he was up to…
One afternoon the radioed me real excited like.

“Dad, I found a huge hornets nest. A big grey one up in a tree. Im gonna shoot it down.”

“Son, I strongly advise you not mess with em. Leave the hornets alone and they will leave you alone. Start picking at them and, well,…”

30 minutes later he was made a believer.

God gave the hornet a stinger. Respect it.

tP

thePRETENDER
May 6th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

The stinger is for protection and the hornet isn’t the only creature that can inflict misery on those unwise enough to stumble head long into the wrong path.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 6th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

Press one for english

Dear Watchdog,

Check out the story I just posted under “Current News”. Talk about “Press 1 for English”.

I moved the ‘Dr. Moy’ article to “Whine & Opine”, and am using the “Breaking News” for the Lunch & Evening Redstrom Trial Articles each day.

TW

**watchdog**
May 6th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

God gave me the intelligence to be successful in life…without having to cut corners or sell my soul…like your pal and his cohorts have done their whole careers. More importantly, he has helped me tell my story to the right people…which in turn led me to the right individuals who are going to be looking out for my best interests when this is blown wide open. Get it. Your friends stingers are wilted at best…at this point in time. They know it…they are getting weaker by the day. Why you’re at it…BUZZ OFF !!!

babbate
May 6th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

babbate- God may have given you intelligence to be successful in life…
But, in my humble opinion your presentation and plea is a bit flippant, unrefined, and irreverent.

I only know BLC from what I’ve read in the press and from reviews written in various journals by his peers. He rose to the top of the food chain swimming in a pool full of sharks. I gather from that he was no dummy. Formally educated credentials or not. Power and influence are earned, not bestowed.

For what its worth-
I don’t have a dog in the fight- I only comment to diversify perspective.
And, my opinion is constantly changing as new information runs through my head.

New observation for the evening…

As a born and bred southern man I am starting to get a feel for “Why” you may have felt unwelcomed in this part of the world. Im not suggesting the way you were treated was justified by any means, but I can see how the conflict may have been destined from the first exchange. The male ego is a powerful beast to keep on a chain.

tP

thePRETENDER
May 6th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

tP-
It’s a little sad that you’re still harboring a grudge from losing to the North in the Civil War…you know, there are professionals that you can consult with regarding your feelings…it’s probably even covered under your insurance. If your not sure, consult w/ Bo Loggins…I hear that he is the expert in Cooksville on insurance matters and scams. lol lol I’m not even the slightest bit interested in winning you over as my friend. As a matter of fact, like on Yahoo message boards…I’ll pretend that I have an IGNORE button…and place you on ignore. Doesn’t seem like you offer anything interesting anyway, other than some BLC cheerleading. Go get your pom-poms.

Hey, Bill,

Actually, tP is much more often supportive of my position, and only rarely does he/she offer something which seems at odds, but after I think about it, I realize that he/she has a valid point.

tP is a thinker, and always looks at an issue from many sides. He/she has given me some very valid advice in e-mails to my Contact@RomeNewsByWatson.com address.

Even when I disagree with him/her, I know that “Reasonable Minds Can Disagree”. I know that you have a lot of pent up rage, JUSTIFIABLY SO, after your rape by the LMJC, but not every contradiction is necessarily a stance against you, or me, or the website. Sometimes, it is merely a different perspective.

However, I will say that in my opinion, given that BLC was nursed at the Teat of a Once and Powerful, Old Guard Dixie Mafioso attorney in Walker County, who rose through the ranks in Bootleg Whiskey days, and then passed the baton to BLC, that the justice in the LMJC was often a brokered deal from start to finish, long before BLC came on the scene. He just seemed to take it to meaner, uglier, more vindictive heights. I do not believe that he is/was so brilliant, but simply more crafty than most would dream of being. There is a great difference between superior intelligence and manipulative craftiness. BLC also knows human nature, and has no compunction about manipulating it to expose the worst sides of ourselves. He is a predator in that sense.

BLC is a crafty old predator, as are others of his ilk. When I look at him, I see a velociraptor. Intelliegnt to a point, but mostly just crafty, opportunistic, predatory, ravening, pack mentality beasts.

TW

babbate
May 6th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

Mr. babbate,
While I am in full support of your cause and your attempt to right the wrongs that were done to you, I cannot refrain from saying, “Why bring the current political race into your situation, one has little or nothing to do with the other” I would advise that whatever your political leanings may be “Don’t Confuse the Issues”. I support you and will help in any way I can, but stay on the line you have started. BLC did what he did and you have him caught, please don’t make today’s politics a part of your complaint. It is obvious that you are right in your attempts to right the wrongs done to you. Be as Smart as your posts portray you to be, don’t get drawn into todays politics, It will cause you grief!!.

Your Friend

Dear BE,

Good advice, as a general rule, however, I think he probably feels anyone is better than a Clinton, as it was a former Clinton who appointed Reno, who shoved Abbate’s case to the side. As one of my posters is fond of saying, “Justice Delayed, Is Justice Denied”.

Mr. Abbate knows that Hillary Clinton’s administration would likely be just as corrupt as her husband’s. Justice should not be sold to the highest bidder, or forsaken for the political supporter with the deepest pockets or power.

TW

Blue Eyes
May 7th, 2008 at 12:21 am

Dirtyboy,

I hear you loud and clear. You are the poster who put his name and life on the lline to shoot for justice. Many of us are researching rather than posting and when we post it will be with facts not innuendo. We hope to have info that will vindicate you and others like you who have taken the chance and shot for the Moon. You are a true Hero and wil be recongnized in the end. Good Luck, and look forward to facts.

Man in Black
May 7th, 2008 at 12:35 am

RomeGaSir,

While I disagree with you on many subjects, I long to hear your logical mind on this site. Don’t let past disagreements on different subjects entirely hold you back. We need your input and respect your input. Looking forward to hearing from the best. “very hard to admit”

Man in Black
May 7th, 2008 at 12:48 am

Babbate-

I think the civil war was one of the most idiotic, senseless, catastrophic, man-made casualties of all time. I realize there were “reasons” for the war but come on… You take 10, 000 men from
your neighborhood and I’ll take 10,000 from mine. We’ll meet on a big, open field and line up facing each other at less than 100 yards. At high noon we will commence shooting and stabbing and chopping each other until one of us runs out of men. Crazy!

I don’t do the “pom pom” thing. You must be thinking of somebody else… Nor do I feel qualified or inspired to “cheer” for a lawyer… any
lawyer. I put lawyers in the same category that I put slick talking, dog and pony showing, double talking, slam dunking, sales contesting, IPO offering registered reps. I don’t trust any of em as far as I could throw em. Honestly now.

Rules? Laws? What are you gonna do?
The rules are all subject to opinion, intention, purpose, desire and consequence of having been violated. Home court advantage is just that. Advantage.

What I find most interesting with your story is not that it did or didn’t occur, its that you actually think anyone besides yourself could give a rats ass. Sure, its amusing. Its even awful and horrific. Bottom line is you played hard ball with the big boys and lost. Forget about it. Get
over yourself. That was nothing. Far greater atrocities have occurred since I started typing this comment. It goes on from one end of the globe to the other. Anywhere there are people.

Somebody has to be in charge and run the show. It all trickles down from there. Not many people have what it takes to climb the ladder past the early rungs but those persons damn sure exist and they play to win. To win, you bend the rules. To bend the rules you gotta make em and know em like the back of your hand.

You aint gonna win by playing the “tattle tale, cheater, I can’t believe he did that” game. Hello?

Be happy you’re not on this list ….

http://www.peoplesfortheamericanway.org/friendsofclinton.htm

and quit your crying. Be realistic about where you sit on the totem pole. Come to grips with the fact that as you move higher up the pole the less people you have to answer to. Thats just the way it is. Like it or lump it. Forget your civics class in high school in all its equal glory. It aint real man. Hey, what do I know right? Do what ever. Prove me wrong. I don’t care. Ignore me.

tP

thePRETENDER
May 7th, 2008 at 4:14 am

For those who still read thePRETENDER’s comments- I am not suggesting that everyone stick their head in the sand and let the bullies run the show. Far from it. I stick by my model that the big dawgs run the show and do as they please but even big dawgs have respect for the investigative journalist… provided the investigator has the proper attitude and motivation.

If propelled by revenge, hatred and contempt, the journalist exposing corruption will find very little success and mucho sorrow. The big dogs will see the attempt to bring them down as a threat, on the basic, primal level… On the other hand, if the journalist is motivated from a
positive yearning of the soul, one which seeks honesty, integrity and equality, not borne of vindication, spite or retribution, the journalist will be far more effective at ultimately changing the attitudes and subsequent behaviors that set the stage for corruption in the first place.

What do you really seek as armchair prosecutor? Do you feel a duty, a calling, a responsibility to carry on or are you simply looking to satisfy your own quest for pleasure found in the administration of justice via pain? Intention matters. Proper intention is respected and effective.

I think so anyway. TW- you feel right and will make a difference before its all over. Follow your heart and regrets will be few.

tP

thePRETENDER
May 7th, 2008 at 5:04 am

tP-
You’re right on the money in your last post. I’ve said what I’ve said, because it’s how I’ve felt. If anyone was personally offended by my words…then so be it…I offer my most sincere apologies. I’m all for letting Ms. Watson prove herself and continue exposing the horrific manipulation of your local judicial system. All the while she’s doing it, she’s helping all of our causes. There will be no greater feeling of victory, than when JUSTICE is finally served. I apologize for being so combatant.
ps..I almost fell off my chair laughing at your description of brokers.

babbate
May 7th, 2008 at 7:07 am

Mr. Abbate,

I am a very simple minded person, but I have a wealth of common sense. As far as, I am concerned, redneck, has implicated, that he was involved, with what happened to you, here in Crooksville, that dreadful night, that they locked you up.

Redneck posted, on May 6, 2008 @ 2:33 pm:

“babbate bet you wish you hadn’t messed with a good ol southern boy if you had been straight up you could have taken your drawers with you.”

Along, with his/her other post, that TW, is reporting to the proper authorities, has definitely crossed the lines.

This should give you, some pleasure, that they are so stupid, that they can’t keep their mouths shut.

Everyone, who plays in the stock market, should remember, that it has been about 10 yrs, when the bottom fell out, of the market. There were hundreds of people, that loss a lot more, than what BLC, lost. Apparently, is was a high risk stock, & that’s just the way it goes.

Ip, Be, you must also remember, that this is just a blog, where people can come, & get things off their chest, & exercise their freedom of speech. Mr. Abbate, will never get over what happen to him, & I can’t blame him.

Everything, in life, is political; whether it was 11 yrs ago, or 2 days ago. Let, the man, get all this stuff off his chest, & just don’t reply to his posts, if it makes you feel uncomfortable. He survived a 11 yrs ago, & I am sure, he will survive his current posts.

Just another opinion.

SAK

SAK
May 7th, 2008 at 7:29 am

Thanks SAK…I’m not here to anger Tp, I stated my apology and now we all move forward with a common goal. Lets expose these criminals and all of their chicanery…and bring some JUSTICE to the Cookville area. Thanks for seeing things through my eyes.

babbate
May 7th, 2008 at 7:50 am

There are a lot of different perspectives being presented here and that is why I keep coming back. It keeps me thinking. One thought that keeps running through my mind is that our children have to be handed something better than what this area is offering now. A few miles down the road there is a thriving town and a little further there is a dead town and further along there is a town taking its last breath. The leaders of the thriving town are doing something different. What is it? The town where I was born is taking its last breath. Get off your butts and find new leaders that are interested in the “whole, instead of the “few”.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 7th, 2008 at 8:59 am

I see good examples of “I don’t have a dog in this fight.” Let me assure you tht weall have a dog in this fight. If you just sit onthe sidelines, when the corruption reaches you, you will be on your own.. Do I remember someone said “divided we fail, united we win.?” There is not a grey area here, it is evil or good…I hope you are on the correct side…I am!!!

Dear WD,

You are right. To take an “I don’t have a dog in this fight” stand is so FRENCH. But like the French, folks who do just try to stay out of trouble, instead of actively engaging the bully(ies), will be the first ones screaming for justice when it happens to them.

I know that so many people here in Floyd County never saw the corruption, until they were specifically touched by it. We cannot keep our heads in the sand, until someone robs our back pockets, and then pop out and expect justice. We all need to be aware, and willing to fight, regardless of whether it touches us personally, or not.

TW

**watchdog**
May 7th, 2008 at 9:27 am

I see good examples of “I don’t have a dog in this fight” syndrome Let me assure you that we all have a dog in this fight. If you just sit on the sidelines, when the corruption reaches you as a victim, you will be on your own.. Do I remember someone said “divided we fail, united we win.?” There is not a grey area here, it is evil or it is good…I hope you are planing to be on the correct side…I am!!!

REFORM !
May 7th, 2008 at 9:35 am

Pretender have you forgotten the first thing you learned in kindergarten….The Pledge of Allegiance. “one nation under God with liberty and JUSTICE for all”. There has not been real justice for so long that the people have gotten use to it. I have to agree with Room 4one more….new leaders are an absolute necessity. Aren’t we all trying to leave our children something better than we had……do it. Change can happen…..but not if you sit back and do nothing…. Teresa, again thank you for all of your hard work.

Real Justice
May 7th, 2008 at 9:36 am

Didn’t mean to try and take credit for WD’s comment but only that I agree with it.

Dear Reform,

I am home for lunch, and was skimming through these, and was about to chastise you for not putting someone elses comments in quotation marks.

If it is alright, I may do so, because I do not want other posters to stop coming here, thinking they will plagiarized.

Thanks,

TW

REFORM !
May 7th, 2008 at 9:38 am

You are welcome. I enjoy your posts.

Room4, you are exactly right. I am glad, that you are now, seeing through our children’s eye’s, as well as, your own. I see, old factory buildings, that are shut down. At one time, they were a well to do company. It’s sad.

The bottom line, the people of CC, must start preparing now. Stand up for your rights. Go talk to Betty Brady, or Dirty Boy. I am sure, they will help, or at least try to get you, to the right source. Before, you know it, all the citizens of CC, will come together, & become as one.

DB,

Since, MIB, speaks favorable of you. I will give you a break, for now. lol

Hope everybody has a good day! :-)

SAK
May 7th, 2008 at 9:46 am

Kum bah yah…..

David Brown
May 7th, 2008 at 10:25 am

Children are always my top priority. But children grow into adults and there has to be something better for them. A clear vision of what is right and wrong and the backbone to stand and fight when they see the wrong. We have to draw the lines!

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 7th, 2008 at 10:49 am

That’s right DB, We don’t have to agree on everything but the bottom line is the same. The other side of the fence isn’t looking so green lately though, is it? You might want to watch out for the snakes. They will slither silently close before you even have a chance to flinch.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 7th, 2008 at 11:06 am

Chinese Proverb: The rat that gnaws at a cats tail invites destruction.

I hope all on this message board consider themselves as I do, as being the cats tail. All will be exposed soon enough, and destruction of the corrupt attorneys, judges and others who depend on the LMJCC’s corruption to satisfy their owned adultered greed will happen sooner than later. I really feel bad for the innocent family members that will suffer for their lack of integrity. Even some of their closest friends will have a hard time understanding why they did what they did. I also wonder how many people that work for these corrupt attorneys and judges are talking to the Federal Investigators? How could they trust anyone that works with or for them? How can they trust each other?

evanbubbafoster
May 7th, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Room I have had a lot of your thoughts, but as far as coming up
with anything to do about it nada. For the life of me I don’t
see one concrete thing I can do that would do any good.

John Hovanec
May 7th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

Ladies & Gentlemen-
You can start by phoning or writing letters to the FBI in Atlanta…I assure you, they are very well aware of the corruption and are presently engaged, along w/ several other bureaus into examining the inner-workings of a particular group of criminals in Cooksville. Anything that you have to add, only makes their jobs easier at proving their various cases. Everything is confidential., no need to be worried.

babbate
May 7th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

John, You can vote. You can keep putting out the word. You can give TW or the Feds info when you stumble on to it. You can tell those that tell you to stay out of it, “Stay out of what? Is there something to stay out of?” LOL There are people around town keeping their eyes on things. You’d be surprised at how many people just have curiosity about when the next show will be in town and don’t want to miss the action. Stories to tell their grandchildren. Kind of like the OLD WEST. I was there when!!!

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 7th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

babbate,

I agree. The Georgia State Bar is useless as they will not enforce their own rules. Going to them is only a formality so you can say you did when you take it to another enforcement agency. With this in mind our concerns about these corrupt attorneys and judges using the LMJCC as their own money making machine have to be raised to a higher level. It is amazing how much some know and how much others do not think some know.

evanbubbafoster
May 7th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

Evan, They can’t. They can’t trust anyone. Even associates of the past need to be worried over because this has gone on for a long time. So many people that will take care of themselves first and tell all. The only thing they can be sure of now is that it is coming their way and they are preparing as best they can. But as always, I think of the family members that will have to accept the reality of it all. I do feel sorry for them.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 7th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

John,

All you have to do is tell the truth to the right people and they will take it from there. After you tell them the truth you just have to sit back and watch the fireworks. Be the cat’s tail and not the rat.(see my earlier post)

evanbubbafoster
May 7th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

I personally don’t feel sorry for any of them. You want to lay down with dogs…you’re going to wake up with fleas.

babbate
May 7th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

babbate,

I agree as far as the adults are concerned. Their small children did not have a choice and could suffer through a damaged reputation. But of course their corrupt parent(s) only cares about him/herself and was not thinking about others, only their own greed.

evanbubbafoster
May 7th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

In the professional world, who has more cause to dislike criminal defense lawyers (not counting fools like EBF and crazies like Mr. Abbate)…….????

David Brown
May 7th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

Wow !!!! 150+ posts in just 4 business days…great job Theresa. Keep getting the word out. Any Cooksville tie-ins at todays big trial that you covered ???

DB- Didn’t you say a few times that you were leaving us ???? lol lol Just can’t keep away, can you ??? rotflmao

Dear Bill,

I know what the lmao is, (I had to ask a youngster real estate guru last year), but what does the rotf mean?

Wade Hoyt, III, has bragged to the world for a long time, that he is BLC’s boy down here. There is another layer of his same ilk, around, who has done the same. But those on the inner circle have confirmed it, so….

Now, Wade Hoyt, III, used to be the Floyd County Attorney, here in Rome, but they had to look for another one. I learned this from three County Commissioners at the time,who each told me it was because funky things kept happening. Wade hoytt, III, even took a huge medical malpractice case against the Floyd County Hospital, WHILE he was the County Attorney - can anyone say Conflict of Interest?

But he represented the FORMER Floyd County Comptroller, Al Leonard, threatening to sue me a couple of years ago when I was revealing his illegal activities. You can read the extended version in the Armas trial precursors I have listed at the top of today’s article. But just to get a quick version, read the “Editor’s Note” I posted under a Federal Press Release from April 23, 2008, under “Breaking News” - Defendant’s Scheme “Betrayed the Public’s Trust”.

As my “Connecting the Dots” article suggested, there are no boundaries, state, county or country, in Public Corruption, Drug Gangs and Organized Crime.

TW

babbate
May 7th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

Criminal Defense Lawyers? Never used an attorney for criminal defense located in this third world area where the LMJCC is located. I know of an attorney in this area that has a reputation of being incompetant and also has a reputation of being bo woods and another attorney’s fool. Maybe these two attorneys take turns being bo woods fool. Who knows? I have listened to attorney’s outside the LMJCC tell stories how corrupt and illegal this court conducts itself. If I had not done the research of finding people that have been victims of some of the attorneys and judges corruption within the LMJCC I would not believe it exist either. But it does, for now. The days of people depending on the local bar associations to discipline these corrupt attorneys and judges are over. People are reporting these alledged corrupt activities to ones outside of the corrupt area who have the power to arrest these idiots.

david, have you resorted to name calling? How childish. But if that is all you got then I understand. It is my opinion you have the same incompetant, immature mentallity of some attorney’s and judges I know of that uses the LMJCC as their own little money making judicial system. Have you ever heard the saying “you know you are over your target when you start catching flack”? You will never change anyones opinion of the corruption that exist within the LMJCC. You know it and so do all that post here. I will not quit untill these people are held accountable or I die or as they say in LMJCC land “untill I commit suicide”.

evanbubbafoster
May 7th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

david,

I am curious why you use terms “fools”, “crazies” and “professional world” in the same sentence. You give the appearance of you being a “crazy professional fool”. Interesting.

Dear EBF,

LOL!

TW

evanbubbafoster
May 7th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

Theresa-
FYI…..Rolling on the floor laughing my a$$ off = rotflmao

babbate
May 7th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

I am very interested in any info that anyone can provide to me on Andrew Ekonomou, Esq. 11yrs ago, he was w/ the firm Boyce, Ekonomou, & Atkinson in Lilburn.

April 21, 1999 (Macon.com) Report:

I am not certain about the date (it was after July 1997 and before April
1999), but former Senator Max Cleland, at the time, Georgia’s only
Democratic Senator, recommended to former President Clinton that Andrew
J.
Ekonomou (Bobby Lee Cook’s lawyer — who was paid $50,000 in connection
with
my kidnapping and extortion) be appointed as a United States District Court Judge in
the
State of Gerogia.

On April 21, 1999, as reported in the Macon Telegraph, Cleland
recommended
someone else as Andrew J. Ekonomou withdrew his name from
consideration.

Surprisingly, this story drew extremely little press attention and
Ekonomou
(still a practicing lawyer in Atlanta) keeps an extrremely low profile

his law firm does not even maintain a website , as far as I know.
I was told that the Democrats did not want any news about my particular situation with Cook, Loggins, and Ekonomou getting out to the public.

babbate
May 7th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

babbate-

Could you not sue for damages brought upon you by the offenders?

Seems like a nice civil liability case… is that a possibility?

tP

thePRETENDER
May 8th, 2008 at 2:08 am

tP-

We shall see what my dream team has in store ??
We’re much more interested in indictments at this point.

babbate
May 8th, 2008 at 2:17 am

anything fall under a statute regarding time limits?

tP

thePRETENDER
May 8th, 2008 at 3:40 am

tP-

We’re not concerned w/ time limits. I’m not comfortable answering any of these questions in a public forum. Hopefully you will respect my wishes. You can research RICO violations to gain a better understanding for yourself.

babbate
May 8th, 2008 at 4:05 am

OK I’ll answer my own question. Working cops, detectives, investigators, etc. who have to sit on the stand and politely respond while the criminal defense lawyer picks apart his/her story and casts doubt on their integrity.

Second Question. If I’m a state or federal investigator, prohibited by law from discussing the details of an ongoing investigation, what might prompt me to leak information to a gullible amateur blogger?

Dear David,

I am not sure what your first question was, there has been a lot of news in the last week, and quite frankly, most of your contribution to this website is irrelevant to almost any subject posted herein.

As to your second question, if you have to ask it, then it PROVES you have NEVER done any serious and legitimate investigative journalism, and also suggests that you do not listen to NPR or watch any of the News Channels like Fox and CNN.

I am guessing that there must be others who do not share your same opinion of me, which makes sense, since they know me, or have tested and proved me, and/or they know from their own work that I am speaking the truth.

I cannot help you with your self esteem issues, David. But you are obviously jealous and frustrated that a no-body like me has actually made some headway, by not buying in to the swill that BLC and the Cartel have been dishing out for decades. Why not pitch in, and start researching and asking questions and challenging, and perhaps you will find a wealth of evidence as well.

Why not leave the safety of the Bully’s Circle, and come over to the Light Side?

TW

David Brown
May 8th, 2008 at 7:24 am

DB-
Did you forget how to count to 2 ? lol Where is the first question ??
Once again, you’re the only party here who remains unconvinced about corruption in Cooksville. When your ready to admit it’s mere existence, people on this blog will probably respond to you in a more favorable fashion. Weren’t you leaving us a few days ago ?????? Just can’t stay away from Watson’s very intriguing journalism, can you ???

babbate
May 8th, 2008 at 7:59 am

I’m very interested in learning about the inner-workings of the Cooksville kangaroo court… and the criminals who control it. Can any bloggers here give me examples of where there was a $1,000,000 “cash” bond set by a crooked Judge who was acting in collusion with a crooked lawyer ? Basically, was there ever $1,000,000 cash bond set for any cases that you have ever seen or heard of in Cooksville ?? Examples of alleged murderers were offered far less than $1,000,000 cash bonds.

babbate
May 8th, 2008 at 8:45 am

babbate, you need to use some of your federal and GA state privileges. Welcome to the open records and freedom of information laws. Now what may stop you is that the information you seek may have been put into the cooksville safe…..for safe keeping of course…most of our secrets are kept in the safe…

Of course we find that toooo funny down here…

too funny
May 8th, 2008 at 8:56 am

Lord David, You have to stoop to answering you own thoughts. You know what they say about that don’t you? Are there any men in white coats loitering about? Maybe they’ll talk to you.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 8th, 2008 at 9:57 am

babbate - not sure if you read my post, but here’s a small bit of info:
http://www.romenewsbywatson.com/?p=1459

He headed up the D.L. (Dave) Pimper case in Rome in early 2001.

LynnP
May 8th, 2008 at 10:07 am

To clarify - you’ll need to scroll to the end, and it is my May 2nd post.

LynnP
May 8th, 2008 at 10:08 am

Thank you, LynnP. Have a wonderful day !! I welcome all other input as well.

babbate
May 8th, 2008 at 10:35 am

Redneck…….Obviously you think kidnapping is funny. It is no wonder to me that this type of activity has gone on for so long. Do yourself a favor….go back and finnish fourth grade.

Real Justice
May 8th, 2008 at 12:15 pm

“finnish”, that’s a third grade word spelling lesson… you are too funny… you are “finished” here !!!

too funny
May 8th, 2008 at 12:45 pm

Where did you hear about it? Was it in the SN. What issue? I very much doubt it was in the paper. Was it in the jail records? Has anyone checked to see if Abbate has his name in the booking records? That is a matter of public record isn’t it? There is a list on the SN website. I wonder if his name was mysteriously absent. Are not public funds used to pay for a persons incarceration? Sounds like a lawsuit if you payed the bill for housing an inmate illegally. Maybe you as a citizen don’t like paying the tab so some OLD GOAT can collect a million? I don’t know, do you? Hmm?

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 8th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

press one for english…. to what posts does room4 and aothers address.. I find some posts difficult to follow…and what they refer to .. Thanks

hey 2F,

I may be wrong, but I think they are referring to what redneck posted about learning about Abbate’s situation ten years ago, and laughing his underwear off. Room4, must know that because it was a secret court, there was no file for public record, or at least I am guessing that. SO, Room4 is asking where redneck learned about Abbate’s situation. This would insinutae that he is indeed in on the “inner circle”.

TW

too funny
May 8th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

too funny, I was referring to reds last post. How he heard about the arrest of Mr. Abbate. I’m curious about how well documented the incarceration was compared to other detentions. Was it well publicized at the time in CC or were records locked in a safe in CC never to see the light of day. Of course, TW has copies of the most interesting documents, but what of the normal arrest records and jail log. The type of paperwork filed when someone is booked into the jail. The type of paperwork the SN posts on their website when the taxpayer is paying the tab. Who was arrested, what the charges are, who made the arrest, time of arrest and where they are housed? These are public records, aren’t they? I’ll bet the story was a little more “under the table” deal. You know, shuffle the paperwork around until it gets lost? As to TWs comment to redneck, is it a high speed train bearing down on the local corruption? I’m sure they’re getting that tied to the track kind of feeling right now. I suggest DEPENDS.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 8th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

DAVID BROWN IS NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH AN OPINION CONTRARY TO THE FEW WHO ARE CONSTANTLY STROKING EACH OTHERS EGO ON THIS THING CALLED A BLOG..GOOGLE MR COOKS NAME AND THEN DO THE SAME TO THE GUY FROM NEW YORK OR WHEREEVER AND READ THE INFO…

Dear tS,

DELIBERATE IGNORANCE - When knowledge of the existence of a particular fact is an essential part of an offense, such knowledge may be established if the person is aware of a high probability of its existence, unless he actually believes that it does not exist.

In other words, a person acted ´knowingly´ if either: (1) the person actually knew a particular fact; or (2) that he deliberately closed his eyes to what he had every reason to believe was the fact. However, the requisite proof of knowledge on the part of the person cannot be established by merely demonstrating that he was negligent, careless or foolish.

You might want to check out:

The Ostrich Instruction: Deliberate Ignorance as a Criminal Mens Rea Ira P. Robbins The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (1973-), Vol. 81, No. 2 (Summer, 1990), pp. 191-234 (article consists of 44 pages) Published by: Northwestern University

TW

THE SHADOW
May 8th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

Shadow- (from an earlier post on May 1st, 2008 5:32pm)
David-
First of all, DH Blair was not my employer when I was arrested. If you did your homework correctly, you would know that it was Barington Capital. Second of all, DH Blair was a New York Stock Exchange member firm in business for something like 90+ years when I was employed there…which meant that yearly audits were conducted. Since I was the second largest producer in the firm (when I left the firm in early 1997), I was looked at and audited pretty regularly. Never once in those 7 years was I ever reprimanded by the NYSE or anyone else for that matter. My problems began after Bobby Lee Crook’s kidnapping and extortion of myself. Cook actually went on a mail and phone campaign to defame my character. (I believe Ms. Watson included one of these letters above for the readers to see…whereby Cook says ” As of yesterday he is in jail in my county and the Judge(His friend and co-conspirator Joseph E. ‘Bo’ Loggins) has set his bond at $1,000,000 cash.” All the complaints came flying in after that. While at DH Blair, I was successfully registered to transact business in every state in our country. After, I had to disclose the bogus made-up arrest on my license…that is when my troubles began mounting. Several states denied me the opportunity to conduct business in their respective states. Most of the complaints that duly followed after Cook’s criminal activity were from your state, Georgia. David…what third rate newpaper do you report for in Georgia ?? By the way, yes…everything that David A. Gehn wrote is the truth and 100% accurate. Remember the old saying…What comes around, goes around !! Cook’s is coming soon. Stay tuned. lol lol rotflmao

Dear Bill,

David Brown is one of the ones, who when I first started posting about the Bobby Lee Cook, called me a paranoid schizophrenic. He said he could identify them because he had been the press agent at Northeast Regional Hospital at one time.

He ONLY POSTS when I am writing about Bobbie Lee and the Cartel. Then and ONLY then.

Even though I have quoted verbatim from a GBI reports on Branch Connelly’s death, or verbatim from the autopsy report, and have always included the specific report number/date/place, he would scream I had no proof, and I was not offering “Proof”. He wanted me to scan and post the reports. I explained that it is against the law to scan and post FBI & GBI reports, it says so on every page with a little disclaimer, for anyone who has ever actually taken the time to gather real evidence and real reports like that, instead of being spoon fed what their lord and master Bobby Lee Cook dishes out. But that is just one of those tell tale things which make folks realize he doe snot really know how to research, and if it’s not on the internet, it could not possibly be true.

He also buys in to the, IF it is on the internet, IT MUST BE TRUE.

What is funny is, that his savior, BLC, NEVER offered proof of what you supposedly did in that hearing. The rest of the world must offer “PROOF” of only what the Cartel brands as acceptable, but they NEVER OFFER proof, and they deal in wild speculation and half truth.

But he just keeps implying I make stuff up, and that I have not proof of whatever I am writing about his hero, BLC. It is scary to think there are people out there who WILL NOT ACCEPT that the world is ROUND.

Now, what he probably does not know is that we are aware of the meeting shortly after I had started my Dixie Mafia series, where the plan that evening was to first try to marginalize me. We knwo when and where that meeting was, and all about the confessions held around the computer screen that night.

They have not been very effective, and when they began realizing that I was out-distancing the competition for daily hits, they tried some physical scare tactics. Then, when I didn’t scare so easily, AND the readership continued to grow by leaps and bounds, they attempted to sue, and to discredit me, and drag me in to court…oh, but you are familiar with their game, so, you know.

Anyway, he amuses so many of the readers, and they can almost time his appearances, as well as those of “Redneck” and “the Shadow”. One or more of them is always going to start spewing distorted facts as truth, or trying to out logic some poster, and they always end up looking desperate and ridiculous. Frequently, when one of my readers gets the best of them, they swear they are not posting again, or that this is their last post. DB did it many times in the beginning, but you know how petulant children will stomp and take their toys home. They are the first begging for someone to come out to play the next day.

TW

babbate
May 8th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

DB & Shadow (maybe your the same person, for all I know)

You like to keep referencing the Antilla “hatchet job” of myself. Ever ask yourself why she found it so compelling to try to ruin my image, when there were 100’s of registered representatives from the securities industry country-wide that year (1999) who were expelled from the business for grand larceny among other reasons…100’s who were suspended from their firms. Obviously, she owed someone a favor and/or was paid to write the non-sense. Why don’t you dig a little harder. If you do, you’ll find out that I only went to (1) arbitration hearing ever in my entire illustrious, Wall Street career…and guess what ??? I won the case. It was with a sour grapes investor (just like your friend, Bobby Lee Cook) from south Florida named…Mr. Michael O’Haire. Guess which stock he complained about ??? The same stock as Mr. Cook…Interactive Flight Technologies (FLYT-Nasdaq). You’ll never guess what his occupation was ??…Yes, an attorney also. The proceeding took place in Boca Raton, Florida. My attorney, Mr. David Gehn, Esq sent him back home with his tail between his legs. Naturally, we won the arbitration proceeding and it was the only one that I ever had to personally attend in the 7 full years that I was employeed at Blair.

babbate
May 8th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

Redneck…I guess was prohibited from posting due to threats he made towards me…so he/she/it is now posting under Shadow.

Can you honestly deny corruption in Cooksville ?? Are you saying that I was not kidnapped and extorted by Crook and his boys ?? I guess that I had all those documents, which Ms. Watson shared with you in the form of links for you to access and see…such as the bogus warrant where the idiot judge didn’t even know where he was to sign, made up. Or perhaps it was the fairy that has miraculously made them appear from nowhere…the same fairy that robbed the documents from Crook’s daughters case from a locked safe. Crook needed to put x’s for puppet judge signature…but he still got it all wrong and signed in the wrong place. Now thats taxpayers dollars being spent with prudence !! lol lol Your county is a joke. Your officials are a joke. Even more important, It’s all coming to a head after 11 long years…watch and learn. NOBODY is invincible, not even Crook.

babbate
May 8th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

IF I WERE A BETTING MAN…..I WOULD BET THAT THIS MIGHT BE DISCUSSED A YEAR FROM NOW WITH NOTHING BROUGHT FORWARD..YOU POSTERS REMIND ME OF THE MOVIE “23″ WHERE IN YOUR TWISTED LOGIC AND DEDUCTION IT ALL ADDS UP NO MATTER HOW RIDICULOUS THE NUMBERS OR FACTS ARE..WAIT AND SEE..

Dear Shadow,

I Sadow,

I see that you are posting form the same I.P. Address as Redneck.

Also, I undertsand that there were quite a few “Betting men” this past December, who betted on a pool, regardiing me. One was that i would be jailed on December 21st. The second was that I would be jailed on January 11th. Then the really big bucks was not a pool, but an actual bet, that iw ould be Out of Business in Six Months.

That was in the first week or so of January. So, those betters who bet against me have about another six or seven weeks, as I understand it, to make me go out of business, in order not to lose their $5,000.00 each.

TW

THE SHADOW
May 8th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

YOU FLATTER YOURSELF..I REALLY THINK THAT MOST OF THE PEOPLE IN CHATTOOGA COUNTY PROBABLY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF YOU MUCH LESS BET ON YOU..

Dear Sadow -

No, you and Redneck flatter me, by always posting when I strike a BLC nerve.

I am guessing if you really believed your own words, that you would not bother posting with disinformation and propaganda. Sort of like the old Viet Nam adage - When you start drawing flack, you know you are over your target.

I always know when I have stirred up BLC, because you and Redneck show up. But, good try.

LOL,

TW

THE SHADOW
May 8th, 2008 at 6:12 pm
thePRETENDER
May 8th, 2008 at 6:20 pm

TW,

You are correct. These defenders of all the corrupt people within the LMJCC always arrive when we hit a nerve. You know what is happening? They are trying to manage something they have screw up for themselves and they can’t because it as become to unmanagable. Now they are scratching and clawing for survival. I am sure there are some that have already told all to save themselves.

A little advise. If anyone has to be in the same court room as bo woods or any other judges within the LMJCC I strongly advise all to take a reporter and as many people as you can into these courts to witness the corruption.

evanbubbafoster
May 8th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

If anyone reading this message board has to be in any of the court rooms whether it be a civil trial or criminal trial it is strongly reccomended that you take a reporter like Teresa Watson and as many family members and friends with you. These attroneys and judges that practice within the LMJCC are at their worst when no one is watching. Before a civil trial that bo woods slept through he asked the two or three people in the court room who they were as to make sure he could get away with the ruling he and the two corrupt attorneys decided on before the jury trial. Woods does not like jurys and views them as an obstacle to his agenda.

evanbubbafoster
May 8th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

“Branch and I had been partners for 30 years,” Bobby Lee Cook said Wednesday. “It leaves a hole in your stomach.”

You crooks allegedly put a hole in the guys head…stop feeling bad for yourselves. He knew way too much and you may have silenced him. Family business, I’m sure. The good ole Dixie Mafia way.

He may not be around any longer to sing, but I am. So are plenty of others !!!! You’re going down hard.

babbate
May 8th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

Think of all the guys that paid you off in cash for a promised break in their respective fixed judicial proceedings in your pathetic kangaroo court. These same people will be waiting to greet you on the inside, upon your arrival. I’m sure their counting down the days. He who laughs first, laughs last !!!!

Dear Bill,

Just sent you some of the info, and am researching the other request.

BTW, I have also heard, “He who laughs last, laughs best”! You will get to laugh last, and it will be very good indeed. Definitely BEST.

You know, if you could only have fled the country, like Marc Rich, Billy could have pardonned you, TOO!

TW
TW

babbate
May 8th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

Shadow, Redneck and The Pretender keep posting,your posts are saner and offer more logic to this blog.Bet the dummy from NY will think twice before he tries to scam another ole redneck hillbilly.Hes gotta forget those movies ( tobacker road,and deliverance )

Oh, WW,

You need to look up the legal definition of Deliberate Ignorance. Just because you pretend it isn’t so, or scream it ain’t so, does not mean you cannot be included in the conspiracy charges.

DELIBERATE IGNORANCE - When knowledge of the existence of a particular fact is an essential part of an offense, such knowledge may be established if the person is aware of a high probability of its existence, unless he actually believes that it does not exist.

In other words, a person acted ´knowingly´ if either: (1) the person actually knew a particular fact; or (2) that he deliberately closed his eyes to what he had every reason to believe was the fact. However, the requisite proof of knowledge on the part of the person cannot be established by merely demonstrating that he was negligent, careless or foolish.

You might want to check out:

The Ostrich Instruction: Deliberate Ignorance as a Criminal Mens Rea Ira P. Robbins The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (1973-), Vol. 81, No. 2 (Summer, 1990), pp. 191-234 (article consists of 44 pages) Published by: Northwestern University

LOL,

TW

wreckless w
May 8th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

Nobody was scamed. The same stock that Cook complained about, I also owned personally. I’ll be more than happy to share my personal trading account records with all of the various agencies that wind up prosecuting these criminals for their egregious acts. The only people getting scamed are the ones who are brought into their kangaroo court, as well as the taxpayers who are footing the bill for all of their chicanery as well as all the lawsuits that will be forthcoming against the municipality for all the corruption. I bet Shadow, Redneck, And Pretender were all honor students. Lol Lol I can almost imagine in my mind what they look like….about 12 teeth combined in all three mouths. Do you guys cut Cooks lawn ??

babbate
May 8th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

Redneck and Shadow may have teeth- Not me. Dont need em. I can
ate anythang I want to- cuz I dun tuffened up my gums on possum and groundhawg gravey. Tell ya sumthin else. Im prone da keep mi muney n mason jars berried n tha back yard. Bout neerly every day one dem slick talkn yankee boyz from out yonder in Wall street done be callin me up wantin to put me in dem tax freed municipuls or yakidee yakin bout sum reel state nvestmunt trust or cunvertin warrants or flippin eyePEEooo’s

HECK FAR. if dem investmunt vehicals wus so blame hot, den tell me why dey wantin my BEN FRANKLINS so bad? huh? me and tha wife got a yard full um hawgs, cows, yard burds and wild game so we fuller n a couple a ticks on a hound dawg. whut else a man needs? Good wumun. gud fuod and a good lawyar. Rats. im bout ta fall off this hear fone pole.

yeeee hawwww.

tP

thePRETENDER
May 8th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

tP
I apologize, I inadvertantly included you in my last post…I meant Shadow, Redneck, and Reckless. Hopefully you will graciously accept my apologies, sir.

Dear Bill,

You are MORE than forgiven, AND, I am treating you and Ben ballenger to Champagne when it falls out. I am buying Good Scotch for the first set of feds who unseal an indictment re: BLC and Co. Lagavulin.

TW

babbate
May 8th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

Pretender, you are still fighting the war between the north and south. The crime is in CC. My daddy was a stock broker and I remember him telling me that you can never tell a client that you can guarantee that the stock will go up…..because you can’t. Listen, anyone that buys stock has to understand it is a crap shoot. There are no guarantees….sometimes you win and the stock goes up and sometimes you lose. Hey, we have all lost money in the stock market …it happens, but for the long haul the stock market traditionally makes more money than keeping your bucks in the bank. BLC was just angry because he did not like the fact that his stock went down. So does that mean you kidnap the broker and hold him for ransom? That’s what this sounds like to me. When Bill Clinton was asked why he fooled around with Monica Lewinski his answer was ” because I knew I could”. BLC knew he could do whatever he wanted and get away with it too , that is why he kidnapped babbate… ..time is running out for BLC and his cohorts in crime. I can’t even believe what I am reading on this blog, that this happens in the United States. This is even more insane than the “My Cousin Vinny” movie. Hey, babbate when Cook goes to prison and they turn this into a movie who do you want to play you?

Real Justice
May 8th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

Reform 1 pertaining to your post of May 7th…..I believe it is “United we stand and divided we fall” …..ban together with all the knowledge you have against these criminals and bring them down once and for all. You are absolutely correct…there is only good and evil. I commend you Teresa for standing up for what is right. God Bless You.

Real Justice
May 9th, 2008 at 12:28 am

babbate- hey- we cool. just funnin’ around. I was gonna tell ya I was first in my class- home schooled by my sister. Straight A’s in Physical Education, French, Human Anatomy and Abnormal Psychology…

real justice- I was just teasin’ with abbate. I did my stint in the brokerage business as a registered rep moving tax-free non-rated coupon bonds in the 14 1/2 % days for a small underwriter in Atlanta. Early 1980’s and the dow was still struggling to bust 1000. When the computer programmers finally moved into position, around ‘84 or so, option trading was made possible to the masses, the mutual fund reached puberty and its been off to the races ever since…

If I had only known then, what I sorta know now!

BTW- how do you know what motivated an unhappy client to seek revenge on his broker? Are you just guessing or have you been told straight up? Unless I’m arguing w/ Mrs. thePRETENDER, there are two sides to every story. Just curious.

tP

thePRETENDER
May 9th, 2008 at 12:36 am

I find it amazing how many people defend these corrupt attorneys and judges within the LMJCC. Do they not realize the negative image that has been vrought on by these idiots? Can they not figure out this could be the reason why companies are closing there doors and moving out of this area? It would not surprise me if Blue Bird closed in Walker County. Why would anyone or company want a business in this area knowing they do not have a legitimate judicial system?

evanbubbafoster
May 9th, 2008 at 7:12 am

One more bit of advise. If you have to go before bo woods for a civil or criminal trial I suggest you bring your own court reporter as you will find it impossible to get copies of your transcripts from his Court Reporter (whipping boy).

evanbubbafoster
May 9th, 2008 at 7:42 am

While signing on to this blog this morning, the quote at the top by Burke really caught my attention ” All that is necessary for evil to persist is for enough good men to do nothing”. Read it slow and think about those words.

Real Justice
May 9th, 2008 at 8:21 am

posted by babbate: “Think of all the guys that paid you off in cash for a promised break in their respective fixed judicial proceedings in your pathetic kangaroo court. These same people will be waiting to greet you on the inside, upon your arrival. I’m sure their counting down the days. He who laughs first, laughs last !!!!”

A little birdy said that some of the guys on the inside have been talking, and are being promised early releases if their stories are corroborated. So yep, they’re counting down the days!

It has been common knowledge among the bottom feeding crowd that BLC would represent you for a particular sum, but would offer to get the charges dropped for a sum, lets say, ten times larger.

LynnP
May 9th, 2008 at 9:03 am

I hope all understand that this corruption only starts with blc and extends throughout the LMJCC. Please do not think that it will end with the arrest and conviction of blc. There are judges like bo woods, connelly local attorneys, surveyors and even court reporters in Walker County that are all involved in this corruption. This whole circle or empire as these corrupt people would like to call it stretches to all four counties the LMJCC encompasses. Chattooga and Walker are the home bases for these corrupt morons. Please let us not forget the others involved. We do not want them to be denied what they deserve.

evanbubbafoster
May 9th, 2008 at 9:27 am

From what I have been told by what I consider very reliable sources these corrupt attorneys and a judge in Walker County are not going to be denied what they deserve. I was told it takes longer to get evidence against judges and attorneys than your average run of the mill corrupt citizen. Apparently it takes longer than 1 1/2 years.

evanbubbafoster
May 9th, 2008 at 9:32 am

EBF-
Revenge is going to be so, so sweet for everyone that these crimals defrauded. Waiting with baited breath, for the fireworks to commence.

babbate
May 9th, 2008 at 9:42 am

babbate,

I try not to let revenge be my motive but I will admit there will be much satisfaction when the ones who whored the judicial system at my expense to benefit themselves. I would like to think I am correcting wrongs to eliminate what happened to you, myself and others as to prevent others from being victims of the illegal practices by these attorneys and judges which use the LMJCC as their own business for profit. These morons are not that intelligent. I was told by an attorney outside of this area that the attorneys in the circle of corruption in this area do not perform well outside of their created comfort zone. When they do venture outside a given area the attorneys and judges in that given area rip them apart as they are that incompetant. What I cannot figure out is how hard could it be to pass the Georgia Bar exam? I have met some of these attorneys and used same and they are just plain out stupid. But of course you do not have to be a smart attorney or judge within the LMJCC if you have all the cases rigged before they are tried.

evanbubbafoster
May 9th, 2008 at 10:02 am

Evan, If I were a betting person, maybe I am, I’d be putting my money on a few not necessarily in the LMJCC as well. I’m thinking along the lines of Mississippi and Alabama. What the heck, let’s toss in a few people from Tennessee , while we’re at it. Remember, the stench wafts far and wide. No respecter of BOUNDARIES. Oops, maybe Florida? The FEDS don’t have to limit themselves either.

Dear Room4,

You have just said a mouthful, and if people who know a little bit, can read between the lines, they may know what happened in Alabama, No?

TW

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 9th, 2008 at 10:08 am

OK, I’m forgetting the Immigrant CONNECTIONS. Add countries. NO BOUNDARIES!

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 9th, 2008 at 10:15 am

room4onemore,

You are correct that corruption exist in many places. However, we will be much more successful in exposing and focusing on the corruption we have experienced as we know all the details of our own personal experiences. What is interesting about the corruption in this area in seems to be centered in Walker and Chatooga Counties. I have heard stories of corruption in Catoosa and Dade Countys as well, but what is interesting is it only occurs when connelly, woods and a couple of attorneys they use as their whipping boys appear. My opinion.

evanbubbafoster
May 9th, 2008 at 10:51 am

Redneck.

1. You say “Yankee Land ” are you still fighting the war? Let us not look like idiots since the north won. The Union beat the Confederates remember…. or didn’t you get to that lesson yet in third grade?
Teresa, can’t you keep him off this blog since he offers nothing intelligent.

Real Justice
May 9th, 2008 at 10:57 am

The Russian Mob? They do have a pretty heavy presence in NY and NJ. But I don’t know about CC. You fill us in RED. Do you think there is room for someone else? LOL. Maybe I am 2funny2? You are so entertaining RED. Do you SING little birdie? Do you dance like a puppet? ROTF!

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 9th, 2008 at 10:59 am

Don’t kick him off - Every court needs a jester.

LynnP
May 9th, 2008 at 11:04 am

The best way to get rid of losers like Redneck, who offer nothing of interest to this blog, is to just ignore them all together. Eventually they get tired of talking to themselves and they leave. It’s quite simple…don’t even engage these morons.

babbate
May 9th, 2008 at 11:05 am

These morons like redneck, db and others only appear when an event happens or is getting ready to take place that threatens their corrupt role models like blc, bo woods, connelly, etc. I do not take them seriously but do take them for the inadequate people they are.

evanbubbafoster
May 9th, 2008 at 11:15 am

Evan, Don’t miss the trees by concentrating on the forest. Trafficking and Collusion. RICO. I mean FEDRICO! Gambling! High High Stakes. Conversion! Document fraud! CC may be busier than thought. Large Real Estate holdings? The lowest of the low, child pornography! Don’t you think some have an unhealthy pre-occupation with human anatomy when posting on this site? Have you not noticed the Name-calling is always based on the human anatomy? The vulgarity of particular posters? A red flag, perhaps? Makes my skin crawl!

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 9th, 2008 at 11:23 am

Let me bottom line it for you Redneck…..you friend BLC screwed himself. So the way I figure ,if you look up to someone like BLC that would make you pond scum.

Real Justice
May 9th, 2008 at 11:26 am

One great thing to start thinking about…Clinton’s elect-ability at this point is about as good as Cook not having more heart trouble, when all this poop hits the fan. lol Good to finally get rid of these crooked Clinton’s once and for all. It’s amazing how many close people around them were either murdered or miraculously committed suicide. Sounds just like Cooksville to me.

babbate
May 9th, 2008 at 11:27 am

RJ-
Pond scum would actually be complimenting that lowlife. Do yourself a favor and just put him and his other two pals (misery loves company) …Shadow, & Reckless on permanent ignore…they bring nothing to this party.

babbate
May 9th, 2008 at 2:46 pm

Maybe Redneck slipped up about the Russians, my understanding is the russian mofia has been involved with _______ in a neighboring county and state. Could they also be involved in cc land.

BULLBUTT
May 9th, 2008 at 2:59 pm

TW, I have lost all respect for you and this site. I will no longer read/post. You are abusive to those who do not agree with you and you show no respect to posters who question your logic and points. What a waste of time and space. Good luck and have fun in your world, wish you were here…..in reality…and i know you will reply with abusive words and how I must be in with BLC…you know your typical counterpoint to anyone who does not agree with you…best wishes…

Dear Jake,

Frankly my dear….

Redneck threatened another one of my posters with physical harm The United States code gives me the right, under 47USC230, to protect my posters from threats and even from porn or bad language, by allowing me to report such.

If you would lose respect for a store owner, who calls the police and reports that one customer is threatening another, then you are very naive.

BTW, Are you the same, “Jake the Snake” whose comments I am getting sued over?

I suspected that you were a plant then, and possibly now, as well. The turn around time from the time of that post, to the time when I heard from BLC, was barely enough time to even get FEd EX to deliver it, almost as if the letter had been prepared along with the post.

TW

Jake
May 9th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

Red/Shadow - you are making it pretty obvious that you are the same person. You post at 3:14, then Shadow posts at 3:16 (took a little longer to write that one), and then again at 3:17. You are quickly proving TW to be correct in her assertions.

Not that I care, but you might save yourself some effort by just posting under “THE REDNECK SHADOW”.

I’m quite a fan of cat juggling. As a matter of fact, my cats are begging me to learn the skill. They tell me that the euphoric high is much better than the pot they smoke while I’m away at work. My dogs are completely opposed. They’ve advised me that each cat should sign a waiver before I allow this to go on. So Teresa, don’t waste your time on this expose.

Dear Lynn,

That is very funny.

TW

LynnP
May 9th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

See ya Jake.
Bye bye…be sure to circle back after the indictments start unraveling. We’ll welcome you back at that point. Hell, we’ll even let you cross on over to the GOOD side.

babbate
May 9th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

Theresa-
Fabulous job this week w/ your reporting on all the stories. I personally thank you for letting this “yankee boy” stay appraised of all the chicanery in Cooksville. This blog is really starting to take off…WOW 225+ posts in just 6 business days…CONGRATS to you !!!! Your pot of gold is at the end of this rainbow…hang in there. You would be surprised at how fast my 11 years has transpired. JUSTICE is right around the corner.

babbate
May 9th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

I agree - thanks for keeping us abreast of everything. I sincerely hope for closure for you, babbate. This has been a long time coming. And most of us wouldn’t know anything about it if it were not for Teresa.

And for the record, I’ve never smoked even a cigarette, and I apologize to TW for indulging in the above stupidity. Cat juggling is a subject close to my heart.

LynnP
May 9th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

The state’s best-known trial attorney, Bobby Lee Cook of Summerville, is representing an investigator who aided Rehberg after a confrontation in a parking lot. This investigator faces charges of aggravated assault and burglary.

Cook said the prosecution’s case “is the worst example of overreaching, egregious, offensive conduct I’ve ever witnessed… This is like being in a Third World country.”

I think what Cook really meant to say was… ” this is like being in my Cooksville Chattooga County Kangaroo Courtroom that my Puppets…I mean daughter and fellow puppet judges control illegally.” Sounds much more like the truth, Bobby.

babbate
May 9th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

IS TW AND BABBATE ONE IN THE SAME????

Dear Sadow,

That is stupid even for you. Babbate is Bill Abbate of whom I wrote, who was abducted by BLC, and who would sue me, I am sure, if he thought I was impersonating him.

Of course, even more telling is the fact that except for a brief lunch break each day, i have been seen by scores of federal agents all week long, sitting in the Redstrom trial…WITHOUT MY COMPUTER OR PHONE.

You really are getting desperate, are you not?

TW

THE SHADOW
May 9th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

No, but we both share the same passion and common goal… were both out to expose the problem of corruption in Cooksville. Neither of us will quit or be silenced until that result is attained.

babbate
May 9th, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Cat juggling-

Any fool who thinks he can keep more- n one girlfriend at the same time deserves what he gets!

tP

thePRETENDER
May 9th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

FIRST OF ALL THERE IS NO COOKVILLE IN CHATTOOGA COUNTY..AND SECOND I DO NOT KNOW OF A PROBLEM OF CORRUPTION..ALL I KNOW IS THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF ACCUSATIONS. SOME OF THE ACCUSATIONS ARE RIDICULOUS AND DOWN RIGHT HURTFUL TO THOSE THAT IT AFFECTS THE MOST..GO BACK AND READ SOME OF THE POST BY TW AND OTHERS THAT MAKE ALL KINDS OF ASSERTIONS WITH NO PROOF AND ARE SOLELY INTENDED TO SLANDER THE NAME OF GOOD PEOPLE..

Dear Sadow,

Today, as I listened to Closing arguments in the Redstrom trial, I heard a legal term I was not familiar with, but which is used in when charging people who are part of conspiracies while pretending to not know what is going on.

It is called “DELIBERATE IGNORANCE”. It is benefiting, while looking the other day, and pretending that you are unaware of any illegal activity. But it is NO EXCUSE form culpability , at least in Federal RICO Conspiracies.

You, David Brown, Redneck and a few others need to look it up, consider it, and if you have not made arrangements to talk to the feds, you should move immediately to do so.

IGNORANCE is no excuse, and Deliberate Ignorance is absolutely not a defense, and in fact, is an extra strike against those claiming they do not know what the problem is.

Public Documents are the Highest Form of Truth…you know that..look at the law you practice.

TW

THE SHADOW
May 9th, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Shadow-
Read my expose and examine all the documents that Ms. Watson shares with you then think about all the evidence that the various law enforcement bureaus down there possess. Then ask youself again if corruption exists. If you can’t see it, you must be blind as a bat. Where there is smoke…there is always fire. Cooksville is a towering inferno.

babbate
May 9th, 2008 at 6:01 pm

THOSE DOCUMENTS ARE KNOWN BY ONLY HER..THAT IS THE PROBLEM..I AM SURE IN YOUR CAREER THERE HAS BEEN SOME FULL FLEDGE FOREST FIRES..

Dear TSK:

The documents have been posted here, multitudes of documents, and yet you stillpretend they do not exist? Smells like Deliberate Ignorance:

DELIBERATE IGNORANCE - When knowledge of the existence of a particular fact is an essential part of an offense, such knowledge may be established if the person is aware of a high probability of its existence, unless he actually believes that it does not exist.

In other words, a person acted ´knowingly´ if either: (1) the person actually knew a particular fact; or (2) that he deliberately closed his eyes to what he had every reason to believe was the fact. However, the requisite proof of knowledge on the part of the person cannot be established by merely demonstrating that he was negligent, careless or foolish.

You might want to check out:

The Ostrich Instruction: Deliberate Ignorance as a Criminal Mens Rea Ira P. Robbins The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (1973-), Vol. 81, No. 2 (Summer, 1990), pp. 191-234 (article consists of 44 pages) Published by: Northwestern University

THE SHADOW
May 9th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

Is Albert Palmour, Esq from Cooksville…the son or relative of the late, A. Cecil Palmour (Cook’s former law partner from 1959, when they started out) ??? Thanks in advance.

Dear Bill,

BINGO.

TW

babbate
May 9th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

Actually, those documents are in the possession of your local Georgia, FBI…and anyone they may have shared them with (their perogative, of course) They were shared by a certain US Attorney here in the Southern District of good old New York. I made them public for everyone to see. It creates a very nice papertrail leading back to Cooks office. It also demonstrates collusion on the part of your Judge. Most importantly though, it will aid in their RICO case. In case you don’t know what that stands for…RACKETEERING INFLUENCED CORUPT ORGANIZATION. Exactly, the type of enterprise being run for a long time in Cooksville. Brace yourself, my good boy, because the birds are already chirping. Expect some gigantic fallout. Surely, you can’t kidnap and extort someone and expect to just live freely.

babbate
May 9th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

For all the mother’s out there….I personally wish you all a very happy and healthy Mother’s Day !!! Enjoy your Weekend.

I am one of the few men out there that will openly admit that it’s a lot harder being a mother and caring for a family… than it is going to work each day !!

babbate
May 9th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

I TEND TO AGREE WITH JAKE..BYE

Dear TKS:

DELIBERATE IGNORANCE - When knowledge of the existence of a particular fact is an essential part of an offense, such knowledge may be established if the person is aware of a high probability of its existence, unless he actually believes that it does not exist.

In other words, a person acted ´knowingly´ if either: (1) the person actually knew a particular fact; or (2) that he deliberately closed his eyes to what he had every reason to believe was the fact. However, the requisite proof of knowledge on the part of the person cannot be established by merely demonstrating that he was negligent, careless or foolish.

You might want to check out:

The Ostrich Instruction: Deliberate Ignorance as a Criminal Mens Rea Ira P. Robbins The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (1973-), Vol. 81, No. 2 (Summer, 1990), pp. 191-234 (article consists of 44 pages) Published by: Northwestern University

THE SHADOW
May 9th, 2008 at 6:33 pm

You will be back in 5 minutes posting under another alias…who are you kidding. lol

babbate
May 9th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

shadow,

What makes you think we have no proof of corruption within the LMJCC?

evanbubbafoster
May 9th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

Technical question-

What office, branch of the judicial system, position, whatever-
would be responsible for prosecuting a case such as the alleged BBabbat kidnapping, false imprisonment, false arrest?

Would such a case go before a grand jury first? Who ultimately decides whether or not to move forward and/or bury the action?

tP

Dear tP,

FBI investigates kidnapping. Yes, it HAS to go before a Federal Grand Jury. The United States Justice Department, via the US Attorney in the Federal District the event occurred in. I am not sure who that was back then, in Northern District of Georgia. David Nahmias only came about five or six years ago, long after the FBI Agent tried to get it in front of a Federal Grand Jury.

But back then, the Northern District of Georgia US Attorney was connected to BLC, so the entire Northern District US Attorney’s office recused themselves. Then, it was kicked up to DC, where Madam Reno kicked it down to Miami, her former stomping ground, where it was summarily rejected from being presented to the FGJ.

SO, I am not even sure the Statute of Limitations has run on it, because I think that has to run from the time of the Indictment.

TW

thePRETENDER
May 9th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

Don’t let the exit of Shadow and Jake ruin your fun. I agree, some new poster will surely take their place. We need the Nay-Sayers to laugh about. They don’t read much, I suppose. Just here to keep up with the disinformation campaign. Maybe come up with some more dirty little names to chant. Maybe they need time to get together over drinks, in private, to discuss the next plan of action. I don’t think the last plan had the desired results. In fact, I’m sure it didn’t.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 9th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

TW, Any word on the private air fields available for use in CC? Maybe the car routes are too hot right now? Lord, maybe all routes are toooo hot right now?

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 9th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

I was just reminded of an old movie, starring Dustin Hoffman. “The Marathon Man” Remember the line, “Is it safe?, Is it safe?” That is the bad boys, they need their illusions of being safe. Well, their safe times are a thing of the past!

Dear Room4,

For years, I actually had night mares about the sound of the drill! And that scene where Rob Scheider, (is that his name, from JAWS?) - DH’s character’s brother, gets stabbed. It was so graphic.

Is it safe? LOL

That would be so cool to have someone like the old Nazi War Criminal/Dentist to work on some folks in Chattooga County.

Oh, I’m just teasing - or am I?

TW

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 9th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

TW-
I believe that you are incorrect…at least thats the advice that is being given to me because Cook called me up North to orchestrate his kidnapping and extortion plot. The whole arrest was fabricated- everyone knows that, but it’s plot originated from his calls placed “to me up North”. We will most likely have it shifted up here. Remember…it was a pre-meditated kidnapping…”his” phone call to me started the string of events. Don’t worry about a statute of limitations problem…once the RICO case is brought, you’ll understand exactly what I’m talking about.

Dear Bill,

Good enough. I do know that yours can be used to prove a pattern, even if not specifically prosecuted. Yummy!

Is it being shifted up there? I had not heard that. MY FBI Fellow down here, (Sir Travis of the Wildwood), better get to take credit! He has poured his heart and soul in to this. If it is shifted up there, does that mean the trial would be up there? How will I afford to cover that? OH, that means BLC would be extradited? LOL that is funny!

TW

babbate
May 9th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

At some juncture a Federal Attorney or a Judge or whatnot will be able to kick the case out the door and not have to answer for doing so. It may be blatant as hell but something just tells me that will occur. If timed just right, or should I say, wrong, a pardon from GWbush on the way out the door would bring it all back to square zero… They got ways of making stuff disappear that you’ll never even see coming. Escape hatches are woven into every piece of legislation on the books. There may even be a law that says on the third saturday of every other month in an even year all persons with a last name beginning in C can function as prosecutor. All that writing in all those books has to same something! tP

thePRETENDER
May 10th, 2008 at 1:43 am

TW, I see you have had an opportunity to catch up on comments. I hope everyone appreciates all the time you focus on this website. As to the Alabama thing? Yes, read between the lines and there is a big story, connected to THIS big story. The last big trial in Rome had plenty of Alabama connections and that was the tip of the iceberg. Crossing borders is the way this trafficking occurs. Greasing the right palms is a means to an end. Pay attention posters, Keep your eyes on the big PICTURE being drawn. I wouldn’t be surprised if more bodies popped up as this group attempts to cover their tracks. My opinion is that everything is connected from Public Corruption to the TRADE of drugs and throw in a few business owners. Need quick cash? Let me introduce you to someone that may be able to help you out. This is the beginning and it snowballs from there.

Dear Room4,

Sometimes, you post with knowledge I know only the top levels of LE have, or someone like me who keeps digging.

Thank you for your continued support.

I will connect a few more dots Sunday evening. Drugs - Gambling - Carl Black - Arizona - Redstrom - Jimmy Collins - Chattooga County - Arizona - Carl Black -Other Ford Dealerships - Gambling - Drugs - Missing Headed Bodies Floating in Lake Weiss….

TW

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 10th, 2008 at 11:36 am

TW-
You may want to consider sharing my expose w/ Arianna Huffington…The Huffington Post. They would love to hear about the whole Clinton/Reno connection to my case. Encourage them to dig a little deeper…if you catch my drift.

babbate
May 10th, 2008 at 12:05 pm

TW, I can’t wait for you to connect a few more dots. People are so naive when it comes to the people they think they KNOW. Money talks when business owners get in too deep. Gambling isn’t the way to keep your head above water. And I mean gambling you won’t get caught. Gambling you won’t get assisted in a suicide. Or even gambling you won’t get your head handed to you.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 10th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

Dealership??? My memory is usually good and I remember (along with the Summerville 1990/91 phone book that the Chevrolet Dealership was “Black” singular or plural I don’t remember now do I know if they were kin to Carl but what the hell, huh ??? (I don’t use really bad words like the SOB’s use !!!)

Dear 2F,

Damn and hell are okay - they are both frequently used as places/things. As in,

1. “The body was found floating in the water, just below the damn”.

or

2. “Poor Pierre never realized that getting married was similar to one thinking he was bound for Heaven, only to be turned away at the Pearly Gates, and finding himself swiftly plummeting to his true destination - Hell. The major difference being, of course, that in hell, no one is constantly harping about the honey do list”.

LOL,

TW

too funny
May 10th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Too Funny,
The Chevy dealership was Jimmy Black Chevy, no relation to Carl Black. Carl Black owned the Carl Black Ford dealership in Summerville, while Jimmy Black moved on to own a Ford dealership in Alabama.

Art Dodger
May 10th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

A reminder for all of the good guys:

‘If we do not defend our freedom no one will.’ Thomas Powell

Dear 2Funny -

Excellent!

TW

too funny
May 10th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

I must say that I’m fixated on the Blanch Connelly murder. I just read the expose for the 3rd time. Every time I read it, it gets me more and more angry at the chicanery in Cooksville. This man had better get a fair and impartial investigation, surrounding the events that led to his murder. There is no way in hell that it was a suicide. He was murdered in cold blood because he was way too privy to certain family business…and if the Fed’s flipped him…he could take down many higher-ups. It was safer for them to silence him forever.

Could someone offer me some info on Michael Mack…Cook’s man-servant. I believe that he was the driver of the car on the day that Cook kidnapped me in April, 1997. Therefore, I believe that he is also being looked at . He was an integral part of the pre-meditated plot to kidnap and extort me. Any info would be most helpful. Thanks in advance.

Dear Bill,

Michael was present at both of my depositions, the first one, where BLC prematurely ejaculated, ending the sham deposition, and during the second one as well.

Mack is a lean, mean, fighting machine, and if he was a good guy, he is exactly who I would pick for a special ops team. I have been told MANY things by both local citizens, as well as LE, none of which I can go in to. He is certainly a more formidable force than Ladonne Lively, the Dixie Mafia version of a fat Good Fella, (no brains, but plenty of pent up hostility, stemming from years of insecurity). Lively drives for Rex Abernathy, and served the subpoena for the depositions. I can imagine he could have a coronary just walking up the hill on the street I live on. He is like a middle school loser who hangs out with the bully, just to be accepted somewhere.

But Mack is different, and it bothers me that someone who serves in the Reserves, would be associated with the likes of Bobby Lee Cook, especially when BLC regularly calls young black men, “Boy”. So many from the Chattooga County area have told me this, privately, from their own painful experience with BLC.

His half brother, Reggie Page, has been seen driving BLC around, recently, when Michael is out of town. Reggie Page, who has worked in some capacity for the Summerville PD, just resigned last week or so. There is no official reason revealed, but I have heard something about statutory rape.

TW

babbate
May 10th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

Ok dodger,thats why I’m here to get at the truth. Aren’t
we all trying to find the truth not call each other names?
The real reason I brought it up about the ford place
is because I heard there were some discrepancies about
warranty work there. Did you ever hear anything about that?

John Hovanec
May 10th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

TW: You wrote, “Michael was present at both of my depositions, the first one, where BLC prematurely ejaculated, ending the sham deposition, and during the second one as well.”

You write THIS crude trash and vehemently accuse another poster of being vulgar???? (Someone had the word sh*t in his/her screen name and you raked that person over the coals for being vulgar.) Pots and kettles come to mind. Further, you have the nerve to consistenly accuse others of having sexual motives and making inappropriate references, and then you write that someone ejaculated prematurely??? WTF? I thought you were better than that. You claim you are a “news gatherer.” Reputable “news gatherers” don’t stoop to such common, vulgar, trashy editorialization of others. You purport to be such a Christian woman. Would you refer to premature ejaculation when giving your testimony publicly? WWJD???

Dear Laura,

First of all, this is MY website, and since Bobby Lee COok sent letters to all of my advertisers and threatened them, (Violating all sorts of Federal FTC laws), then I can do what ever I want, and can set the rules. I have no advertisers, and I get no government subsidies, so I have only my conscience to answer to.

Secondly, metaphors are not the same as actual cursing. You have chastised me before for grammar, and so I assume you also understand the complexities and nuances of metaphors.

Bobby Lee Cook could not get ten minutes in to the deposition, and had to ask about my sources, and when i legally defended my refusal to reveal them, he called me sexual names. If that is not a metaphor made for the term, premature ejaculation, I do not know what is.

I expect more out of you, Laura.

TW

Laura
May 10th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

John,
Go to www.badbusinessreport.com and search for Carl Black. Look around on the internet (Google, Altavista) for Carl Black Dealerships and what people say about them. There is plenty of information out there for the finding. He has, or had, dealerships stretching from Florida to Nashville. Be patient. I have never in my two posts called anyone names that I know of, and if I have, I am sorry. I am like everyone else, just curious.

Dear Art,

This is good stuff to know. I lived downtown for awhile, here in Rome, and witnessed cars being delivered to a car dealership here in Rome, in the middle of the night, with a team of Hispanic workers taking off panels from the cars. I saw it with me own eyes, as the noise and commotion woke my husband and me up.

I assume it was either to remove drugs from the insides, or to strip the car, since it was hot. Within weeks of my mentioning this in a public meeting at the Rome City Commission, this activity ceased. That car dealer, who is no longer here, also had dealerships stretching from Florida up through Georgia end Tennessee, and beyond, ALWAYS within half an hour of the interstate.

I do not think this is a coincidence.

I also kept noticing a particular trailer delivering these cars, “The Wagoners”, and once actually approached the barely speaking English driver about his parking and blocking the fire hydrant and making all of the noise. he told me to “F” off, and when I told him I had called the cops, and to them there was an illegal immigrant delivering cars, and driving on our roads, he was out of there so fast that I was LMAO.

Waking me up in the middle of the night with loud noise and honking and air braking IS NOT A GOOD IDEA, LOL.

TW

Art Dodger
May 10th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

Was Mack employeed, and/or driving for Cook back in April, 1997 ???? Any help would be appreciated.

babbate
May 10th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

Theresa-
I trust you will fill me in on Mack when we meet in the next couple of weeks. The reason that I ask is because we plan on implicating every single person that was involved and/or participated in my kidnapping and extortion.

babbate
May 10th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

Laura, Sounded like a fair description to me. LOL. After the name-calling BLC dished out? Shame on you TW, for five minutes. FUNNY! But, I have been told I’m a WICKED, WICKED WOMAN. WICKED-MEAN! I’ve been “blessed” though, so someone is wrong.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 10th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

babbate, I can feel your excitement. You have to be sitting on ready!

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 10th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

It just occurred to me that the very people you are counting on to punish BLC for misdeeds and misbehavior are the same people who have a portrait of BLC hanging in the halls of their temple. No temple priest is going to blaspheme a demigod and expect to reach the heavenly gates.

Its like leaving your life in the hands of a state appointed defense lawyer.

or-

Leaving your hen house in the hands of old MR. RED FOX.

The logic is screwed.

tP

Dear tP,

NOT SO! The feds are handling at least three separate cases now. They laugh at his being “Hung” in the Georgia Supreme Court. That will be dispatched, post haste, once indictments come down. No one can even explain how it got there in the first place, except to say that BLC “Offered” it to the Georgia Supreme Court. But this is the United States of America, in conjunction with local and state LE, who is investigating Bacon, Lettuce & Cheese, et al.

TW

thePRETENDER
May 10th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

As far as I’m concerned, Mack acted in the same capacity as an individual who operates the “get-away” car in a bank robbery. In fact, the hidden tape recording device that they tried to get me to secretly talk into was situated in the front of the car inbetween Mack (driver) and Cook (passenger). Mack was well aware of the kidnap plot…as Cook had him pick me up with him. Later that day, I was detained in Cooksville against my will.

babbate
May 11th, 2008 at 12:01 am

tP-
Plenty of bigger fish have been fried….and left out to dry. This case will be no different. Careers will be made !!!!! Justice will be served.

Dear Bill,

You are partially right. Careers will be made. But the men and women who have been working on this have not been doing so because of career dazzle and resume building. They have fire in their bellies. They have a passion, because they have seen what passes for Justice in some parts of this country, and they are angry.

Like myself, who heard the stories of sacrifice and bravery from men and women who fought through wars to defend us, and so many who could not even appreciate it, we are enraged that profiteers like Bobby Lee Cook and his cartel, have hijacked the American Judicial System. I have seen their fury erupt, and I know their zeal, which is tempered only by dotting every “i” and crossing every “t”, so that the eels do not slip through their fingers this time.

This, in part, is why it has taken so long. The other part? Politics. Plain and simple. If you have the President AND his Attorney General in your pocket, as during the Clinton Administration, then the world is yours for the plucking, raping and pillaging.

TW

babbate
May 11th, 2008 at 12:03 am

JH,
I understand that the last Ford Dealership in Summerville had 2 silent partners that could not be identified because of past problems. Ford Motor Co may have found out who the real “owners” were. The information came from a family member of an employee that went to work for Garcia after the Ford place closed.

BULLBUTT
May 11th, 2008 at 12:04 am

Mack’s been with BLC at least 20 years maybe 25.

Ancient Age
May 11th, 2008 at 12:04 am

Thanks, AA
I appreciate the info.

babbate
May 11th, 2008 at 12:25 am

A veteran must have sent me this.
Where are all the veterans? When we were swore in,we took an oath
to defend our country against all enemies, both foreign and domestic.
You are an enemy of this country when you try to stop free speech,
free movement, and not give justice beyond what you can afford.

John Hovanec
May 11th, 2008 at 12:26 am

Happy Mother’s Day to my fabulous mother and to all the other mothers on this blog. You raised a great kid, mom. !! This Cooksville ball game is in the bottom of the ninth, and the Cooksville Crooks are about to get trounced…it’s been a while that we have had to be patient (11+ years)…but, have no fear, as this game that they have been playing in Cookville for so long is drawing to it’s illustrious close.

Theresa-
I’ve officially adopted you as my “Mother of crime fighting”…you are a SUPER HERO !!!! You are a very rare breed, who possess’s a very unique talent. You will be remembered for a very long time once this is all over. A heart-felt “THANK YOU” goes out to you from me and every other person who realizes that you have done all this terrific work for no financial gain, but for the Love of justice and moral right. Enjoy your special day.

Dear Bill,

I have a friend who calls me “Mutha Teresa” - lol. But thank you. It’s funny, but being a mom, and enduring a corrupt system with a judge who takes bribes and who sent my son to live with a cocaine-sex addict/diagnosed sociopath, is what led me to do the work I do.

Bobby Lee Cook, and the Dixie Mafia at large has Floyd County Superior Court Judge F. Larry Salmon to thank. Messing with a Mamma Bear’s cub is a very dangerous proposition.

Happy Mother’s Day, everyone.

TW

babbate
May 11th, 2008 at 7:09 am

Ancient Age,

It sounds like a love story.

evanbubbafoster
May 11th, 2008 at 9:02 am

Dodger I was able to confirm at one time there was a
CARL Black Ford in Summerville. So why did you say
there was not?

John Hovanec
May 11th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

John, He did say there was a Carl Black Ford dealership in Summerville. But he said the Jimmy Black Chevy dealership was owned by someone unrelated to Carl Black. A little confusing.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 11th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

Mr Abbate, you are much more of a man than I. There is no way in hell I could have waited this long for justice to be served! Bobby lee Crook would have gotten what he deserved along time ago!

Dear OB,

I think that it sometimes takes years to get over the shock of something like that. Additionally, the more than one million dollar ransom came from Bill Abbate’s own retirement fund at D.H. Blair. It was his money! Can you imagine trying to scramble and re-build?

But I just learned this weekend about “turn about”. Lonnie Merren, who was sentenced in December for his part in the Mario Armas drug conspiracy, was helping to scam people in a pyramid scheme back about ten years ago. He was legitimately frightened for his life by Mario Armas, and he was struggling with his steel business, but, turn about is fair play. There are alot of people who think Merrin should have gotten more than the 70 months he was sentenced to, simply because he helped ruin some old folks lives, by being a part of pyramid scheme which collapsed before the old folks’ retirement funds could be saved.

Can you imagine what is in store for someone like Bobby Lee Cook?

TW

OleBuddy
May 11th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

John,
Go back and read what I wrote. I never said there was not a Carl Black dealership in Summerville. I said, and I quote my earlier post, “Carl Black owned the Carl Black Ford dealership in Summerville, while Jimmy Black moved on to own a Ford dealership in Alabama.” Jimmy Black owned the Chevrolet dealership back in the eighties or nineties some time. There was no relation between them that I know of other that thier last name was the same. Everyone in Summerville knows this that has been there more than a few years.

Dear AD -

Another poster caught that almost as soon as JH posted his question to you.

BTW, I have a source who has helped me sort this whole Summerville-Carl Black thing out, and I will be posting parts of his narrative on Wednesday. You seem to have a good handle on this info, as well, - at least as far as I can tell by your postings.

If you have not already done so, check out today’s Feature Story, “As the Jury Deliberates” for some Redstrom-Summerville connections, which will continue on Wednesday as we get in to the Carl Black stuff.

TW

TW

Art Dodger
May 12th, 2008 at 12:38 pm

Red One It is known that this is an old judicial saying: “If you have no defense, abuse the plaintiff”. So, Red, if you have any drawers, you need to check’em, if like you, they are full of __it!!

too funny
May 12th, 2008 at 1:32 pm

Take it easy on old Red. He has problems with connecting dots. Someone will tell him what to think so he won’t have to stress his mind too much. Maybe someone can even give him another course to follow in his postings, as his old lines have become tiresome. No entertainment value with him anymore. LOL. You’ve beat that dead horse, Red, come up with something else. I know you have it in you. Just use that gray matter between your ears. FYI, The gray matter I’m speaking of is your brain. I’m not sure if they cover that in third grade, nowdays.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 12th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

T.W,
I probably don’t know much more than most other people. For some reason I have always been able to remember who had which brand ever since I was a kid. Shoot, I remember when it was Brimp Warren Ford and Jackson Chevrolet. Just one of those strange things some people can seem to remember.

Art Dodger
May 12th, 2008 at 2:36 pm

redneck, or areyou better known in your environment as… pink-ass?? PA, your attention please, let’s see if this gets deleated, huh ??

Dear 2Funny,

Redneck is frequently sandwiched in between some of the vilest porn spam you can imagine. I do not know if this is because he frequent those sites so much, and when ever he sends a post or an e-mail, that stuff attaches like a Trojan Horse, (No pun intended to the Trojan thing there). I may from time to time, as I am deleting pages of porn spam surrounding him, accidentally delete him. I suppose that is possible.

Which leads me to wonder exactly what “Redneck” refers to.

Often, the porn deals with Gay Black Men, and sizes, and Bestiality, I kid you not, the stuff that surrounds his posts. So, when I come in to check posts, I have to delete all the unapproved Gay Black Man porn spam that is associated with him. I have learned a few things, though - words, positions, and tastes in men.

Sometimes the porn is related to Young Asian boys, which is REALLY CREEPY.

So, I just delete the whole batch of posts, which sometimes has him buried right in the middle, so to speak.

TW

too funny
May 12th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

TW,

There is a book out by Wendy Titelman, Let My Children Go that states bo woods and a Judge Bodiford in Cobb County ignored evidence and gave custody of two girls to their father who alledgedly had been molesting them. You can type in “Wendy Titelman” on your search engine. I typed in “judge bo woods” and the Wendy Titelman website came up. bo woods even made the “Outrageous and Bad Decisions” website.

evanbubbafoster
May 12th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

TW,

Please do not block redneck. He is a reminder of the intellect or lack thereof we are up against. He is a constant reminder of how blc, woods, loggins, and others in the LMJCC think.

Dear EBF,

I have not blocked him. I did once back in December, when he got vulgar and abusive, but otherwise, anything he thinks is blocked is “User” malfunction.

If I was going to block him, trust me, I would do it on his comments about my motherhood. If I do not block him then, chances are he will really have to get bad. I did not even block him when he made what is essentially physical threats to Bill Abbate.

TW

evanbubbafoster
May 12th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

TW,

You are correct. He blocks himself with his stupidity. Is that what you were trying to say? How could anyone take him serious? It is very admirrable how you baby him while being patient at the same time.

Dear EBF,

Not admirable - Far From IT. I just think that, like you, most of my readers are amused at him, and also make the direct connection to the BLC mentality. If they were smart, instead of paying him, they would take him for a drive along Lake Weiss.

TW

evanbubbafoster
May 12th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

TW,

Pay redneck for his post? It appears the cartel found them a monkey and I would bet he is working for bananas. His real job is jumping around on a street corner in Summerville with blc and his acordian.

evanbubbafoster
May 12th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

I hear that Redneck is being groomed to fill Connelly’s vacant post…BLC and crew wanted someone with a little more brains. (Plenty of pun intended.)

babbate
May 12th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

Connelly needed BLC as a law partner, like he needed a hole in his head !!!! (Plenty of pun intended.)

babbate
May 12th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

Actually I meant to say “small organ” as in Organ Grinder. But who cares about the instrument, we know it is all about the monkey.

evanbubbafoster
May 12th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

let me begin by saying that i agree theres alot of corruption in our judicial circuit ——— i was excited by this story ———– but then i pulled up dh blair & co. and saw they no longer existed because of fraud and they were forced to pay back some investors —-its possible they were put out of business by the higher powers ——– but it will surely play in blcs favor ——– it also states they had a history of misleading investors ——– im not a supporter of blcs by any means ——- i just wondering if this wont be in his favor

Dear NWGAMALE48,

Good observations and questions.

BEFORE Bill Abbate ever went down to see Bobby Lee Cook, he had left D.H. Blair for another firm. He was NO LONGER representing DH Blair, and made that clear when he went down. Although, for most of the previous year when BLC was making SCADS of bucks on his accounts with DH BLAIR, Bill Abbate was there. DH Blair was his first job after graduating form Fordham University, and he had already been with D.H. Blair for nine years when he left for a better offer.

HIS RETIREMENT account had not been transferred yet, and so the monies paid for ransom, by D.H. Blair, were done so because that was were Bill Abbate’s money was. IT WAS BILL ABBATE’S one million a dollars + which was paid for his ransom, from his retirement account at D.H. Blair.

Does this help, any?

TW

nwgamale48
May 12th, 2008 at 6:30 pm

could someone please enlighten me wouldnt this hurt mr. abbates claim

Dear NWGAMALE48,

Did you see the answer, below?

TW

nwgamale48
May 12th, 2008 at 6:41 pm

tw i let me say i have the utmost respect for what your doing so i dont want you or anyone else thinking im a blc cronie ——— i have stories to tell believe me ——- and when im comfortable enough here i will share them

Dear NWGAMALER48,

Do not apologize. Good questions are welcome. I have copied the beginning dates of that investigation, which began AFTER another Investment Firm, indicted for fraud, sent its customers to D. H. Blair. That was about 18 months AFTER Bill Abbate was gone from D.H. Blair:

Bill left the week before “Holy Week”, in March, 1996. BLC kidnapped him the week after Easter, 1996. You can read about the investigation in the July 28, 2000 article of the New York times, by Gretchen Morgenson. I am citing a single paragraph below, for the time reference:

“The investigation began in the fall of 1997 and grew out of Mr. Morgenthau’s prosecution of A. R. Baron, a fraudulent brokerage firm that bilked investors out of $75 million. When Baron closed in 1996, most of its brokers moved to D. H. Blair”.

Like I said, Good Questions are always welcome.

TW

nwgamale48
May 12th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

thanks tw i knew you got after a few people who spoke without any knowledge of what they were speaking of ——— it just caught me off guard when i read that about dh blair & co. ——– and really do hope mr abbate has alot to celebrate very soon

Dear NW,

Thank you.

Something else I thought of, after I posted the last post, is, that even Abbate had been there during that time, one crimes by some, would NEVER justify the crime by BLC.

For instance, if cops learned that someone had robbed a liquor store, and they went into the perp’s residence without a search warrant, and then brutally beat him and arrested him without Mirandizing him, would the fact that the robber had burgled the store justify what the cops did?

NO, not in America.

In the United States of America, we have Due Process rights, so even if Bill had been part of the D.H. Blair Company at that time, WHICH HE WAS NOT, then what BLC did to him is still not justified, and is still a criminal act by BLC, and his compatriots.

TW

nwgamale48
May 12th, 2008 at 7:28 pm

your right tw ——- and there certainly no excuse for the way you were verbally abused by blc during your desposition ——– but hes just an angry old impotent man lol

Dear NWGAMALE48 -

Here, here.

Thanks,

TW

nwgamale48
May 12th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

Actually, Ms. Morgenson was completely incorrect. No brokers left AR Baron to come to DH Blair…it was the opposite. A former Blair broker started Baron. In the mid 1990’s, Andrew Bressman left to start Baron w/ another former Blair alumnus, Jeff Weissman and several members of their group.

TW…I was at Blair for 7 years and departed in early April, 1997. I left for for a better employment opportunity as a Managing Director at Barington Capital.
There were a few Blair brokers and a few Blair management personnel who were indicted on July 27th, 2000. 3 1/3 years after I left the firm…and NO, I was not one of them. (Hope this clarifies things)

Dear Bill,

Say it isn’t so…a reporter from the Gray Lady got something completely backasswards, and WRONG?!? And then DID NOT Print a retraction? LOL

At least she didn’t make the whole thing up, like that guy- what was his name?

So, D.H. Blair guys went to Start Barron, which was the firm with the problems. I got your year wrong, it was 1997, not 1996. Hey, I could go work for the NYT! Again, LOL.

Keep us straight, sir. I will be meeting with Ben tomorrow, down here in Rome, and we will talk about travel plans.

TW

Late Night PS- I am sorry, but I just some very vulgar language by redneck, and have gone in and “Spammed” all of his recent post, which is the only way to keep him off. I have not “Spammed” the Shadow’s, which is from the same address, but an entirely different alter-ego of sorts. We will wait and see.

I will not allow the sort of obscene name calling Redneck has once again started engaging in.

TW

babbate
May 12th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

Well TW, You’ve slapped old RED into time-out again. I guess it is true that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Here’s some advice for old RED. While you’re left standing in the corner why not pick up a DICTIONARY and search out a few new words. Words that can be spoken in polite society. JFYI. The words in the dictionary are set up in alphabetical order. That means the first word will start with an A. The last word in the dictionary will start with a Z. Don’t allow the task to overwhelm you. Just take it slow and there may even be a few pretty pictures to keep it interesting. ROTFLMBO

Dear Room,

LOL! Good lesson for Red.

I hate to have to put Red in Timeout, but when I saw his Vulgar name calling, that was it. Of course, he only posts about BLC articles, and really, does not even post about them, just makes immature, name calling blather, which never addresses any issues from any of the articles on the website. Of course, he really gets going when Universities let out at the end of a semester, so, I think we all know who Red really is.

Now, if he has not already done so, I can guarantee you that he will be on other sites, soon, complaining that I have blocked him, and distorting the facts. I may actually do a “Current News” story about Redneck, posting some of his vulgar comments, which I copied and pasted into a file. That way, folks can see for themselves. But then, I would have to warn people about the vulgarity of the article, and I am just not sure I want to stoop to that sort of stuff. Ya’ll let me know if he is lying his way on less discriminating sites.

TW

TW

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 13th, 2008 at 9:42 am

Some of you “guys” are worth reading ——–

too funny
May 13th, 2008 at 9:54 am

babbate,
Please tell me that the posts in your name on May 12th at 6:14 and 6:16 are not from you. If they were, I have lost a LOT of respect for you.

Art Dodger
May 13th, 2008 at 10:18 am

Abbate,

I agree with Art Dodger, that was a little ruff. Our concern is with the mysterious people and circumstances surrounding his alledged suicide.

evanbubbafoster
May 13th, 2008 at 6:20 pm

Look into the mirror before you cast stones, my friends

too funny
May 13th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

The “situation” was a little ruff. Not a situation for saying “something pretty”.

ROOM4ONEMORE
May 14th, 2008 at 9:06 am

babbate, I can just imagine the frustration all these years waiting for justice to be served. It is so hard to believe that this can happen in the United States. I pray that something will be coming down the pike pretty darn soon to stem the tide of all this corruption and allow all the people real justice. Mwgamale48, I hope that you will share your stories with babbate or TW and that more people will come forward to help to build a case against this crime factory. Everytime I log on to this blog I see the saying at the top ” all that is necessary for evil to persist is for enough good men to do nothing”. One person can make a difference. Teresa is proof of that. Help…any way you can.

Dear RJ,

I think our little community of folks is making a difference!

TW

Real Justice
May 14th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

[…] As for who can and cannot be subpoenaed as a witness, I can hardly wait. I would LOVE for these FBI agents to testify, because I know that at least one of the FBI agents knows a lot about the illegal activities of Bobby Lee Cook in the kidnapping and extortion of William Abbate. (See our May 1, 2008 article - The Continuing Criminal Enterprise that is Bobby Lee Cook ). […]

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