History of Great Harm from Corruption and Cover-Ups

Decades of great harm inflicted upon millions of people in the United States, either directly or through ripple effects of the systemic corruption, and cover-ups that have become endemic throughout the United States:

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Former federal agent Rodney Stich and his coalition of former intelligence, law enforcement, and aviation safety personnel had attempted to expose patterns of hardcore corruption involving people in covert and overt government operations that were inflicting great harm upon the nation, national security, and many people. In an effort to halt Stich and his efforts, a series of parallel legal and judicial actions were taken. These tactics are described elsewhere at the www.de

Indications of His Credibility

  • Sampling of commendation letters from FAA, Flying Tigers, Douglas Aircraft, Department of Justice, and attorneys dealing with aviation litigation.

  • Numerous initial responses from members of Congress until the consequences of their cover-ups became established.

  • Outstanding reports as federal airline safety inspector.

  • Outstanding reports after preparing Flying Tigers operating manual and procedures.

  • Outstanding reviews on Stich's non-fiction books.

  • Outstanding comments from readers of his books and people aware of his activities.

  • Unprecedented personal letter response by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White to a very serious petition for emergency relief sent by former federal agent Rodney Stich. The petition stated issues of grave national importance dealing with ongoing corruption with prior and continuing great national tragedies, that Stich and his long list of professionals discovered during their professional duties. Not only was the personal response by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White unprecedented, but even more unusual—was Justice White's apologetic response. Details.

  • The great number of professionals in covert and overt government operations and others who became confidants to Stich, based upon his record as a crusader against corruption in government, and his credibility.

  • The repeated requests from radio and TV talk shows that resulted in Stich being asked to appear on hundreds of radio and TV talk shows throughout the United States, and some foreign countries, starting in 1978.

  • The enormous factual material in Stich's many books, numbering nearly two dozen.

  • Sparring with some of the most powerful people in government, starting with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.

  • Thousands of references to Stich by putting Rodney Stich into a Google search engine.

  • Page devoted to Stich, placed on Wikipedia, by unknown people or groups at Wikipedia.org.

  • Unusual background that made Stich privy to many of the darkest secrets involving high-level corruption affecting national and international affairs.

  • Unusual promotions while in U.S. Navy. Youngest Catalina aircraft advance training instructor at age 20; and youngest Navy Patrol Plane Commander during World War II in the most advanced Privateer patrol plane bomber.

  • Captain for several domestic and international airlines after World War II in international flying.

  • Holder of many federal aviation certificates and pilot ratings. Airline Transport Pilot with type ratings in DC-3, DC-4, Convair 240-340-440; Martin 202-404; Curtis C-46, Lockheed Constellation 749-1049; Boeing Stratocruiser 377; DC-8; Convair 880-990. Aircraft dispatcher. Ground instructor. Flight instructor.

  • Decades of unusual experiences, starting in World War II.

  • Successful real estate entrepreneur, starting with $500 investment in 1951, pyramiding it to $10 million when it was corruptly seized in the 1980s in a scheme showing evidence of control by personnel at the highest level of the U.S. Department of Justice (the value of which increased to about $20 million in 2007).

  • Charges of deadly corruption in the government's aviation safety agency, the FAA, confirmed by the head of FAA Sky Marshal Program in 1967, as shown  by his support of:

    • Report to FAA administrator detailing the specific acts of corruption relating to several aviation disasters, that was cosigned by the original director of the Sky Marshal program. The report in three sections: Part One; Part Two; Part Three.

    • Details in a cover letter to the FAA administrator that accompanied the report signed by Stich and the head of the Sky Marshall program. (PDF format) (MS Word)

  • Admissions by Federal District and Appellate Judges at San Francisco stating That Charges were Serious

    • Admissions by a federal district court judge at San Francisco and an appellate judge during oral hearings at San Francisco, admitting the seriousness of the charges made by Stich in a court filing.

    "Mr. Stich, these are serious charges, but they are for Congress to investigate."

    Stich responded: "Congress refuses to investigate. But I am not asking you to investigate. I'm here to report the federal crimes to a federal judge as specifically required by Title 18 U.S.C. § 4. In that way I make a record, and when a federal judge performs his or her duty and receives it, that judicial record would required Department of Justice personnel to investigate."

  • Admissions by Famous Aviation Litigation Lawyers That Charges Were Serious, With Serious Ramifications

    • Letter by Lee Kreindler, the head of a top aviation litigation firm, responded to Stich's request for help to expose and halt the corruption within the government's agency responsible for aviation safety:

      • Since we do share ... a common interest in aviation safety and in view of your qualifications in this area, I would like to extend an invitation to you to visit our offices and talk further with us in this area should you ever have occasion to be in New York.

    • Stuart M. Speiser wrote:

      • I certainly appreciate the gravity of the situation described in your letter.

    • In a subsequent letter, Speiser wrote:

      • We found from looking over the material that you sent to us that the matter is so serious and complicated it would be physically impossible for us to do justice to your positions.

    • Another attorney, in Denver, wrote:

      • I wish to warn you once again that you are biting off an awful big piece when you take on United Airlines and the people entrenched  in the FAA. As you point out, this thing is getting bigger and bigger all the time ... There are many ramifications that might arise.

        •  [That attorney was referring to the evidence that I had that certain people at United Airlines had engaged in criminal acts and that these actions played major roles in several major aviation disasters, including the world's worst at that time. His reference to the matter getting bigger all the time and that many ramifications would arise was true. For instance, major aviation disasters, enabled by the corruption, became worse; and as Stich's exposure actions increased, a powerful source in the federal government (Department of Justice) put into play multiple parallel schemes to silence and harm former federal agent and whistleblower Rodney Stich.]

  • Assistant U.S. Attorney George Stoll in San Francisco calling by phone and stating that he was asking Washington to support Stich's lawsuit against the National Transportation Safety Board. (Information in the book, History of Aviation Disasters: 1950 to 9/11.)

  • Famous Honolulu newspaper columnist, Eddie Sherman, stated in two emails,

    • January 5, 2013: "I found your websites describing your fights against corruption and cover-ups. Your courage is awesome, and your spirit is inspirational!"
    • February 13, 2013: "You sir, are an American hero! Public corruptions ought to be exposed and dealt with."

    Eddie Sherman died on February 22, 2013.

  • Commendations while FAA inspector (before exposing massive FAA corruption):
    • Letter dated 4-6-65, signed by Principal Inspector, United Airlines, recommending that Stich receive a Letter of Commendation for promoting  instrument panel modifications to prevent "Breaking of minimums" on instrument approaches. Procedure adopted by United Airlines and reportedly by TIA Airlines.
    • Letter of appreciation from Mr. Ned Zartman, Regional Chief Counsel.
    • Letter of appreciation from Mr. B. Putnam, Chief, Flight Standards Division.
    • Letter of appreciation from Mr. A. Smith, Supervising Inspector in the FAA Los Angeles office.
    • Letter of appreciation from Acting Supervising Inspector concerning recommended engineering changes on Caravelle and DC-8 aircraft. Such recommendations adopted by SUD Aviation.
    • Letter of appreciation from Mr. Scott, Supervising Inspector.
    • Very complementary report from FAA Convair 880 Training Center, concerning interest, activities and accomplishments while undergoing training and type rating on the Convair 880.
    • Above average grades during DC-8, CV-880 and Flight Engineer Training.
    • Investigation, formulation and promotion of training program to prevent high altitude stall problems. Program deals in specifics instead of generalities. Program reportedly adopted by United Airlines (and later by Flying Tigers Airline).
    • Numerous safety recommendations designed to promote airline safety.

www.defraudingamerica.com site and in the related documentary books written by and with the help of dozens of former government intelligence, law enforcement and aviation safety personnel.

Nature of Consequences of the High-Level Corruption

Many factors motivated former federal agent Rodney Stich to continue fighting the seemingly hopeless David vs. Goliath battle to halt the corruption and resulting tragedies. In the beginning, when the primary consequences were the steady stream of preventable and usually forewarned aviation disasters, the motivation included concern over the horrors experienced by people involved in the actual aviation disaster, and the lifetime of emotional and financial pain suffered by family members. 

As a result of the widespread corruption in overt and covert government operations, the systemic cover-ups that treat high-level corruption as the "third-rail," and the retaliation against whistleblowers, great American tragedies have repeatedly occurred, and will continue to occur.

Sampling of Early Consequences



Progression of Consequences


These few examples of the horrors associated with airline disasters enabled to occur by documented corruption withheld from the American people. The standard culture of cover-ups in the United States enabled the corruption, cover-ups, to mutate into different areas. In the aviation area, although the continuing series of airline disasters eventually came to a halt for other reasons, the culture continued, and enabled to occur a number of easily preventable airline disasters. The inbred culture created the conditions that enabled four groups of terrorists to easily hijack four airliners within a few hours of each other and kill nearly 3,000 people.

One of Over 200 Victims Choosing This Way to Die—
Made Possible by Many Enablers in United States

Victims of Less Catastrophic Events

There were many other forms of victims from the systemic high-level corruption. These included for instance victims of the:

These offenses are described in the books written by insiders.

Harm to People Overseas From
High-Level Corruption in the United States

In addition to the decades of harm resulting from the systemic corruption of key people and groups in the U.S. government, affecting aviation safety, financial, human rights, in the United States, there is the harm from outside sources brought about by the actions of U.S. politicians affecting people in other countries—such as the history of invading and killing foreigners—there are the successful "terrorist" attacks made possible by high-level corruption, and then there are the foreigners who are also victims from the same high-level corruption that adversely affects the American, but in a different form.

Remains of a girl—about the age of the 9-year-old Killed in Tucson in January 2011.

In criminal law, people are accomplices, and guilty, if they know of a criminal act and fail to report it to proper authorities and also to take efforts within their capability to halt their continuation. And there are endless numbers of accomplices that are complicit in these crimes and enablers of the consequences.

Suggestion to people outside the United States. Become familiar with the documented systemic corruption in the United States and show the outrage lacking of people in the United States, and:

  • Help expose the endemic corruption that seem to be acceptable to the American people, and maybe wake them up.

  • Help to protect yourselves against the decades of ham inflicted upon people of other countries by the actions of U.S. politicianssupported by much of the American public. Examples:

    • Serial lying by U.S. politicians to use as a pretense to invade Iraq and Afghanistan, killing tens of thousands of innocent people.

    • U.S. politicians shifting enabling blame from their own corrupt actions that encouraged and enabled four groups of terrorists to simultaneously hijack four airliners, and shift the blame to the people of Iraq and Afghanistanwith the help of a dumbed-down American public that is mostly too lazy to learn the truth.

List of Documentary Books
On Endemic Corruption in the United States








All of the books are available at amazon.com, in print and on the Kindle, and at many other Internet sites. They bring together the various pieces of the puzzle to better understand the overall picture, and why the same conditions continue year after year. Information on the books by former government agent Rodney Stich

Sampling of early books reviews

Sampling of complimentary letters/faxes to author/activist Rodney Stich.

More information about these books by clicking here.






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