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The discovery and recording of systemic corruption and a long history of tragic consequences is the product of perseverance by former federal agent Rodney Stich and his coalition of professionals: former intelligence, law enforcement, and aviation safety personnel and other insiders. Their concern about the harmful consequences, especially the horror associated with a long list of forewarned and preventable aviation disasters, the harm upon the American public, upon individuals, upon national security, and the harm done to people of other countries, motivated them to continue while being subjected to great harm. Hundreds of supporting pages are at www.defraudingamerica.com site providing more details and documentation.
The central figure in this saga, who continued to persevere the longest, was Rodney Stich, who has had a most unusual background. The sequence of discoveries by federal agent Rodney Stich was generally as follows:
Discovery of arrogance, corruption, incompetence, and nonfeasance that resulted in a multitude of aviation disasters during the period from 1950 to 1985, when such disasters occurred sometimes every few months. That misconduct was in certain segments of the government's agency primarily responsible for preventing aviation crashes, including terrorist attacks: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The corruption arising from cover-up of major high-level corruption, that consisted of covering up for the corruption in the FAA that allowed it to continue—along with the brutal consequences of such horrific events. The evidence available of such cover-up involved the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB); members of Congress; federal judges; Department of Justice employees; media personnel and media corporations lawyers. Under federal criminal statutes, including Title 18 U.S.C. § 4, the federal crime reporting statute, it is a criminal offense for anyone who knows of a federal crime to fail to report it to proper authorities who are not themselves involved in the crimes.
Among the actions taken by Stich, starting while a federal agent, after encountering the standard cover-up in government, included acting as an independent prosecutor; appearing before a federal grand jury to circumvent cover-ups by Department of Justice officials; reporting the corruption to members of Congress; publishing the first in a series of books in 1978; appearing as guest and expert on hundreds of radio and TV shows.
Encountering widespread public indifference, these unprecedented whistleblower actions resulted in the start of a continuing number of former professionals in government providing him with information on the high-level corruption that they discovered of key people in overt and covert government operations. This valuable source of information on corruption in government came from former intelligence, law enforcement personnel, and aviation safety personnel, along with former drug smugglers working for CIA assets, and former Mafia figures. Their information covered multiple areas of corruption that directly and indirectly caused or enabled to occur great harm to people, the nation, and national security. With this information, Stich then:
Circumvented the systemic cover-ups that continue to keep this serious information from the American public by the following actions:
Published books documenting the information that he was receiving.
Filed federal actions seeking to report the serious conduct and harmful consequences to a federal judge under the mandatory requirement of the federal crime reporting statute and the citizens right—and responsibility—to do so. Under that statute, any federal judge, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, had the mandatory responsibility under their administrative duties to receive information of a federal crime from anyone who seeks to make such report. Failure to do so would be a crime under such offenses as obstruction of justice or aiding and abetting, or becoming an accessory before or after the fact. And also be complicit in any subsequent harm resulting from the underlying corruption.
Worst High-Level Scandal of Any Modern Nation
After exercising the right to report the corrupt activities to federal judges, a series of retaliatory and obstruction of justice tactics were taken that when viewed together showed that a powerful force was orchestrating and protected the participants that came from the most important and fundamental sections of government and the legal fraternity. IF understood, it would reveal probably the most expansive criminal conspiracy involving primary parties in any modern nation today. The following are a sampling of what was done and what is fully documented:
Dozens of federal judges repeatedly blocked the reporting of the serious criminal activities associated with major national consequences. These were criminal acts and enabled to occur deadly and catastrophic consequences, of which the 9/11 hijackings were simply one-day's consequences among others.
Federal district and appellate judges issues illegal and unconstitutional orders permanently barring the former federal agent and whistleblower from filing any papers in any federal district or appellate court. Those orders knowingly barred him and his coalition of other former government agents from reporting the conduct constituting crimes against the United States and also barred Stich from defending against the litany of sham lawsuits filed by a hoard of lawyers from 1982 to 2005.
Several criminal contempt of court charges were filed against the former federal agent by federal judges and Department of Justice personnel for having attempted to report the corrupt activities involving people in the CIA, the Department of Justice, and the FAA. Federal judges denied Stich the constitutional right to a jury trial, and sentenced him to six months in federal prison. That sentence was carried out using every possible brutal tactic, includ8ing placing him in solitary confinement for two months, a condition that some call torture and unconstitutional. He was 69 years of age at that time and had recently undergone quadruple open heart surgery.
Upon the day of his release, two federal judges in San Francisco, Marilyn Petal and Vaughn Walker, charged him again with criminal contempt of court for having sought to report the high-level corruption, and he was briefly incarcerated, after which he was confined to six months of house arrest.
While in prison, federal judges and Department of Justice trustees, with the participation of cooperating lawyers, seized and liquidated the $10 million in assets that had funded his exposing whistleblower activities. That seizure and liquidation violated the legal and constitutional requirement of a notice of hearing, a hearing, and legally required cause.
When Stich filed a legally provided objection, Oakland federal judge Edward Jellen charged him with criminal contempt of court and sentenced him again to prison.
There Were Consequences—Many!— to This
Version of Human Rights as Practiced in the United States!
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
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:
Department of Justice prosecutorial misconduct, people being falsely charges with crimes in order to improve the prosecutors' career.
The explosion of violent crime related to drug smuggling into the United States, in which CIA assets were major players.
Series of financial frauds appearing every few years, with the latest housing and financial implosions surfacing in 2008.
Seizure of assets from innocent people.
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.
Harm to the American public in non-violent areas.
Harm to the few people in the United States fighting the high-level corruption in a meaningful manner.
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. politicians—supported 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 Afghanistan—with the help of a dumbed-down American public that is mostly too lazy to learn the truth.
Details of the
Discovered by Former Federal Agent
The information about many areas of corruption described at this site and in the related books was obtained in the following order:
As a key hands-on federal airline safety inspector-investigator in the 1960s, following many years as an airline captain in international operations and earlier as a Navy Patrol Plane Commander, Rodney Stich was asked to volunteer to correct the conditions that at that time were responsible for the worst series of airline disasters in the nation's history.
In this position he discovered areas of arrogance and corruption at a certain major airline, and within the higher levels of the government's two aviation safety offices: the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and in the political segment of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Despite the continuing series of airline disasters, many seemingly occurring every few months, attempts to report and correct these matters were blocked. Members of Congress, Department of Justice officials, all became complicit in covering up for the deadly misconduct.
Recognizing that it would probably be the end of his career, but concerned over the enormous harm resulting from the continuing airline crashes, Stich started to fight the corruption. Due to the cover-ups, retaliation, and continued discovery of other corruption inflicting great harm upon the American people, those efforts will continue until Stich is in his grave.
Within the FAA, Stich used the law in such a manner that he acted similar to an independent prosecutor. Hearings before an administrator law judge lasted for several months, similar to the procedures used in criminal trials. During these proceedings Stich subpoenaed and elicited testimony from FAA management, introduced into the trial transcript official documents to support his charges that specific corruption caused or enabled to occur a series of specific airline disasters. Several of these crashes occurred in his immediate area of federal airline safety responsibilities. Further, during the hearings, three more major airline disasters occurred, each crash due to the very same safety problems and criminal violations that Stich had repeatedly reported, for which he suffered retaliation. In his closing brief, Stich warned of the consequences of a cover-up.
The standard cover-up did occur, as is standard in government offices. The same corrupt culture that Stich sought to expose continued, and the resulting airline crashes continued to occur, with an even greater loss of life due to the larger size of subsequent aircraft. Since Stich had the evidence to show why the crashes and even greater number of people killed were occurring, he then started a seemingly endless series of tactics to bring an end to the never-ending tragedies.
Since Stich encountered the standard cover-up by his many letters to Congress, his letters to the Department of Justice, to media people, he exercised rights and responsibilities under federal law, and filed lawsuits, first in the federal courts at San Francisco. Two of these initial lawsuits were against the Federal Aviation Administration and one was against the National Transportation safety board.
Corruption in Government
The federal statutes providing a mandatory responsibility for federal judges included the following:
Federal crime reporting statute, Title 18 U.S.C. § 4. That statute requires that anyone who knows of a federal crime must promptly report it to a federal judge or other federal officer. Members of Congress, Department of Justice officials, and other agencies that Stich contacted, fell under that responsibility. But they all blocked the reports. Stich felt that by reporting the federal crimes related to a series of specific airline disasters would force attention to be focused on the serious matters. A federal judge must receive the information of a federal crime as part of the judge's mandatory administrative duties. To block such reports would be a criminal act under various obstruction of justice statutes.
Federal statute, Title 28 U.S.C. § 1361 provides that anyone can file a federal action seeking an order to force a federal official to carry out his mandatory duties and to halt unlawful conduct. A federal judge is required to provide an honest hearing and to issue such an order if the evidence warrants it.
Obstruction of Justice by Political
U.S. Department of Justice Employees
In every instance, U.S. attorneys promptly filed motions to block the reports, which carried out their earlier actions to block the information from being made public while Stich was a federal agent in the FAA. Their earlier obstruction of justice made possible the continuation of the criminal and corrupt activities, and enabled to occur many airline crashes and many deaths. Department of Justice officials had a self-interest in preventing Stich's exposure of the criminal activities.
In every case, federal judges−most of whom were former federal prosecutors−reacted by blocking the reporting of the criminal activities, thereby violating the federal crime reporting statute, and blocked presentation of evidence seeking to obtain a court order−thereby violating numerous procedural due process rights.
These judicial obstruction of justice acts insured that the corrupt and criminal acts would continue−which they did−along with a continuing series of major airline disasters. (The frequent occurrence of preventable airline disasters continued for approximately 20 years, after which other factors eventually greatly reduced the frequency of airline disasters. However, preventable airline disasters did occasionally occur, the most publicized being the easily preventable hijackings of four airliners on 9/11−though the resulting ripple effects were not publicized nor recognized.)
By this time, Stich remained active in aviation safety (Society of Air Safety Investigators, Lawyer Pilots Bar Association, and active pilot of his own twin-engine aircraft). The continuing crashes motivated Stich to try another tactic: publishing a book on the politics of airline safety.
Circumventing Repeated Cover-Ups
By Going to the People (Dreamer)
The first book was published in 1978, just as the world's worst air disaster occurred, a PSA Boeing 727 that crashed into San Diego, taking the world record from the United Airlines DC-8 crash into New York City in 1960. (Ironically, the misconduct of key people at United Airlines that resulted in that great tragedy assisted in the continuation of the misconduct in the FAA that would enable to occur the hijacking of two United Airlines aircraft on September 11, 2001. That relationship would be clear after a thorough reading and understanding of the contents of the book, Unfriendly Skies: 20th & 21st Centuries, which is the fourth edition of the original Unfriendly Skies.)
Concurrent with the publication of the first edition of Unfriendly Skies, Stich started appearing on hundreds of radio and television shows throughout the United States. His appearances resulted in several conditions:
Other government agents and insiders started contacting Stich with information of corruption of people in key overt and covert government operations. These areas went far beyond the aviation arena, and provided the material for a series of other books on what Stich euphemistically called government intrigue. More accurately, major corrupt and criminal acts inflicting great harm upon important national issues, including national security. These areas are detailed in the books that Stich subsequently wrote.
Another reaction to the book and the radio-TV shows was that powerful people were now exposed as involved in either the initial criminal acts or the cover-up of them. These included federal judges and Justice Department officials, both of whom had vast raw power to inflict great harm upon any targeted individual. And as Stich would discover over the years, the power to control state prosecutors, state judges, and lawyers.
Having left the FAA, Stich worked for a period of time for Flying Tigers Airline, having sole responsibility for preparing the pilot operating procedure for the stretched DC-8 aircraft that the airline had on order. During this time, Stich became a real estate investor, building or upgrading a 60-unit motel in Yuba City, California; a truck stop; a golf course, and over 100 apartment units in Northern California.
It was these assets that funded Stich's exposure activities, which involved publishing non-profit books, using his twin-engine aircraft to fly to distant radio and television appearances. During several of these appearances, talk show hosts asked Stich if he weren't worried about what may be done to him. Stich replied, "As long as they can't take my assets, I'm OK." That statement may have given people at risk for what Stich was doing an idea.
1982 to 2005,
By Hoard of Lawyers Knowingly Hindering
Exposure of High-Level Corruption
Starting in 1982, the vast powers of lawyers and law firms affiliated with the CIA and FBI, and state and federal judges, was directed against Stich. The action started with a sham lawsuit filed by the San Francisco law firm of Friedman, Sloan and Ross, and their lawyers, and over a dozen California judges. That law firm and its lawyers were fronts for the CIA and FBI, as Stich would later learn. Dozens of state and federal laws were repeatedly violated by the California judges assisting the CIA-FBI-front law firms.
During this time, as Stich discovered, both personally and from his large number of inside sources, corrupt and criminal activities of people in other areas of overt and covert activities. Again and again, Stich exercised the same federal statutes to report the federal offenses to federal judges, and several times went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. If the crimes were not inflicting the major harm subverting major national interests, and adversely affecting so many people,. Stich might have given up. But the gravity of the offenses and the harm resulting from them caused him to continue. Maybe, tilting at windmills in light of the extent of the corruption. By this time, it became necessary for every subsequent federal judge confronted with the serious charges to continue both the obstruction of justice tactics and the massive violations of due process.
Federal judges, in unison with Department of Justice personnel, from 1984 to 2003, continued the same obstruction of justice that they had done when Stich sought to report the federal offenses related to a series of airline disasters, and worse. For instance:
To block Stich from reporting the federal crimes, over half a dozen federal judges issued unlawful and unconstitutional orders barring Stich for the remainder of his life from filing any papers in any federal district or appellate court. These orders still exist, making Stich a literal man without a country as it relates to the protections of the laws and Constitution of the United States. The orders also prevented Stich from exercising the federal protections against the ongoing massive civil and constitutional violations in the California courts that involved the CIA-FBI-front law firms and cooperating California judges.
Contempt of Court Charges for Reporting
Corruption Related to Major National Tragedies
When Stich did attempt to report corrupt and criminal activities related to the corruption that he had discovered, initially as a federal aviation safety inspector-investigator, federal prosecutor David Levi in Sacramento, California, in unison with several federal judges (Milton Schwartz, Raul Ramirez, John Moulds) charged Stich with criminal contempt of court. Stich was being charged with criminal contempt of court for attempting to report−as required by the federal crime reporting statute−such criminal activities as:
The ongoing corruption in the government's aviation safety offices (and at United Airlines) that had already resulted in many specific airline disasters and would later enable to occur such other aviation disasters as the hijackings of four airliners on September 11, 2001, that killed nearly 3,000 people.
Trial Conducted by
Parties Implicated in the Corruption
And Repeated National Tragedies
The combination of Justice Department and judicial corruption denied him a jury trial, and then sentenced him to six months in federal prison. He entered prison shortly after recovering from multiple-bypass open heart surgery, at the age of 64.
Sacramento lawyer Joel Pegg, who was paid over $30,000 to represent Stich, sabotaged his contempt-of-court defenses. It is important to remember that the contempt of court tactics, and the seizure of the assets that funded his exposure activities, were important links in continuing the corruption that enabled to occur the hijacking of four airliners on 9/11, killing 3,000 people, with multiple financial, personal, and national security consequences thereafter. These ripple effects might be of some interest to the American public obsessed with trivia!
While in prison, federal judges, assisted by Department of Justice trustee Charles Duck (later sent to prison) issued unlawful and unconstitutional orders, without a hearing, that seized and eventually stripped Stich of the $10 million in assets that funded his exposure activities. Las Vegas lawyer Joshua Landish, who was paid over $15,000 to defend Stich against the seizure of his assets, encouraged Las Vegas Judge Robert Jones to seize and liquidate the assets without Stich's knowledge.
In every case, including the initial block to reporting the crash-related corruption, Stich filed appeals and petitions for writ of certiorari to the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court throughout this 20-year period. The Justices were fully aware of the gravity of the acts perpetrated by federal judges over whom they had supervisory responsibilities. This implicated Supreme Court justices in the criminal activities since they also had a responsibility under the federal crime reporting statute and also under their supervisory responsibilities over the federal judges perpetrating the repeated obstructions of justice.
The only Justice that even acknowledged the problems was U.S. Supreme Court Justice Bryan White in a letter that he sent to Stich. (Adobe PDF) The gravity of these documented matters cannot be underestimated: major crimes were committed by people in key government positions, literally Trojan horse subversive activities! Eventually, 11 years after seizing Stich's assets (which are now worth about $17 million), Stich was converted from a multi-millionaire to a pauper stage, at the age of 74, done with the help of dozens of lawyers, law firms, California judges, and federal judges. And done while members of Congress and Department of Justice personnel looked on!
Those legal actions inflicted a continuing series of financial and personal harms on a daily basis, from 1982 to 1999. These actions then started again with sham actions by lawyers, law firms, and state judges in South Carolina, and then by lawyers and law firms in the Los Angeles area, and by a continuation of California judges. To this date, various actions using lawyers and judges are attempting to halt Stich's attempts to make the vast amount of information known to the American people. (What they fail to realize is that virtually nothing will motivate the American people unless it affects some trivial pacifiers with which they are obsessed!)
The Documented Corruption
To Some of the Nation's Worst Tragedies
The main issues here are not what was done to someone seeking to protect the United States and its people from a hoard of corrupt people in and out of government. The main issues are these:
Corruption involving employees in the government's aviation safety offices.
Corruption involving employees in the political U.S. Department of Justice.
Corruption involving federal judges.
Comparison of blame for the conditions making it easy for 19 terrorists to hijack four airliners on September 11, 2001.
History of cover-ups (i.e., obstruction of justice) by members of Congress.
History of cover-ups by media people and media corporations.
Most of the American people who remain blissfully indifference to this information, despite being repeatedly victimized.
Federal Judges' Repeated
Of Justice Acts Were Criminal
The years of cover-ups and retaliation by federal judges were felonies under numerous federal statutes.
The retaliation by federal judges and Justice Department lawyers were felonies under Title 18 U.S.C. §§ 35, 111, 241, 242, 245(b)(1)(B), 246, 371, 1341, 1343, 1503, 1505, 1512, 1513(b), and 1515(a). Other criminal offenses arose from the many forms of obstruction of justice tactics: Title 18 U.S.C. §§ 2, 3, and 4, 34, 1621, 2001. Additional statutes involved: Title 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331, 1343, 1361.
Capital Crimes When
Felonies Result in Deaths
When people are killed as a result of corrupt actions, the statute of limitations never expires. That means that all of the people involved in seeking to halt Stich's exposure of criminal activities that remained uncorrected as a result of their acts, would be guilty of contributing to the deaths of people that were enabled to occur by their conduct. They can therefore be charged with murder in the deaths that occurred. Think what the ramifications would be of that!
If the same standards that are used to charge people with murder who didn't actually perpetrate the act but whose misconduct enabled the murders to occur, many hundreds of people identified at this site and in the related books could be charged with hundreds of murders.
To the American People
The heavily documented information at this site, including the hundreds of years of experience by a coalition of former government agents and insiders reveals a world that is virtually unknown to the American people.
This site, the work of a former federal agent, seeks to present factual information about a very complex series of corrupt activities that continue to threaten everyone, and for some, inflict great and irreparable harm, even death. The activities detailed here, obtained from dozens of former government agents and other insiders, show decades of great harm perpetrated either directly, or by ripple effects, not only upon people in the United States, but throughout the world. Any, and all, of the books show how the American public is similar to a feeding trough, for those in control of certain segments of government and non-government entities feed in one form or another on an uninformed, gullible, or apathetic people.
The tragedy-related events described here and detailed in the books continue to spread like cancer throughout the United States. And tragically, completely off the public's radar screen, knowledge, or awareness.
Among the reasons why most Americans are uninformed of these matters is due to such matters as:
Culture of cover-up by bribe-taking members of
Culture of cover-up by employees in control of the political
Department of Justice.
Culture of cover-up by
media people and media
corporations in the United States.
Americans, who are either (a) mentally unable to comprehend these matters; (b) those who are too lazy to read anything except mundane trivia matters; (c) those who lack the courage and integrity to show outrage, especially when it takes effort.
Possibly a good way to look at the decades of lying to the American people and the repeated infliction of great harm affecting them is to think of the public as a "feeding trough" for special interests to feed upon.
Gullibility Compared To
Germans During Adolf Hitler's Reign
Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892-1984), of Germany, first supported the rise of Adolf Hitler, and then upon learning the truth, and objecting, he was imprisoned. He later wrote a poem about the state of denial of Germans about what Hitler was doing. Probably no better example could be shown than what has been done to the American people, in their name, while they lazily ignored the outrages, some of which are detailed in this book, and many more in related books
The people didn’t protest when they came for the Jews; nor when
they came for the Catholics; nor when they came for the Protestants. And when they came for those who didn’t protest, there wasn’t anyone left to protest.
Hundreds of letters from government insiders, including this writer, had been sent to members of Congress over the years, that required action instead of cover-ups that made possible many of America's great tragedies.
History of great American aviation disasters caused by corruption, enabled by cover-ups and attacks upon "whistleblowers," and further assisted by public ignorance and apathy.
Books Written by Insiders
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.
Request Help From Foreign Citizens and Sources
This is a request for help from people outside the United States. For years, much of this information has been provided to the American public, with no reaction. What is needed, and apparently not available in the United States, are people capable of becoming outraged, that are not obsessed with trivia as in the United States. Maybe the United States could use some of the protesters in Tunisia or Egypt to provide the courageous outrage that is shown in other countries.
If foreign media would help publicize what U.S. media has for years kept from the American people, possibly foreign sources can provide the relief for the easily duped American and address the combination of systemic corruption, systemic cover-ups, and an endless series of harm to people in and out of the United States