SERCO Agents, ROTHSCHILD Banksters And Their Sabotage Schemes Against Civilian Airliners
Kelly 290: Serco’s AWACS MH Sukhoi Horsemen, Rothschild’s Lutnick Wagers, Con Air Dum Dum SWAT
General John F. Kelly
White House Chief of Staff
Washington, D.C. 20528
Open letter from the Cloud Centric Crime Scene Investigators of Abel Danger
June 6, 2018
Dear General Kelly:
Please accept Brief 290 from Field McConnell – United States Marine Corps whistle-blower and Global Operations Director of Abel Danger (AD) – wherein he and his research team at Abel Danger have launched a virtual network to help communities establish equity for wrongful-death claims in the court of public opinion if they have been injured by a negligent or reckless switch of SwRI’s Interactive training system for AWACS weapons directors US6053736A from simulation to live-fire mode as was apparently the case when Serco and its investment bankers N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd., allegedly began wagering on the outcome (body counts) of ‘Four Horsemen’ attacks on the Boeing-equipped aircraft of AA Flight 11 on 9/11, a Sukhoi Superjet 100 on May 9 2012 and MH Flight 17 on 17 July 2014 through which apparently coordinated events Serco SWAT teams allegedly manipulated (spoliated) news and evidence at various crime scenes with fraudulently-patented ‘Boeing’, ‘Con Air’, ‘Dum Dum’ and ‘Lutnick’ devices.
AD believes that Serco – formerly RCA GB 1929 – and its Con Air SWAT teams were given man-in-the-middle (MitM) positions in the Boeing E-3 Sentry, commonly known as AWACS, aircraft no later than 1979 by the late Victor Rothschild, the late General Alexander Haig and various charter members of the U.S. Senior Executive Service (SES) including Oliver ‘Buck’ Revell, former Marine Corps helicopter pilot flying Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight in the Vietnam war and a former (SES-6) FBI Director deputy in charge of Criminal Investigative, Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Intelligence activities and Field McConnell’s sister Kristine Marcy, former Senior Counsel for the U.S. Marshals Service.
AD believes that N M Rothschild hosted a meeting of Serco shareholders on the 47th Floor of the WTC North Tower to witness a Four Horsemen attack on 9/11; allegedly scripted by the late General Alexander Haig and allegedly deploying devices such as Southwest Research Institute’s (SwRI) Interactive training system for AWACS weapons directors US6053736A and Howard Lutnick’s Real-time interactive wagering on event outcomes CA 2460367 A to allow bookies to spot fix body counts and time of victim deaths with Jerome H. Lemelson’s Prisoner tracking and warning system and corresponding methods US6054928A and supplying special weapons such as Darrel [Dum Dum] Rubin’s Biological active bullets, systems, and methods US9200877B1 or Lockheed Martin Rocket-Boosted Guided Hard Target Penetrator US 6276277 B1.
AD believes that Serco SWAT teams used USAF, NATO, RAF, French Air Force, and Royal Saudi Air Force AWACS to relay ignition signals through Motorola’s Dynamic encryption key selection for encrypted radio transmissions US5222137A to elevator-shaft incendiaries embedded in Arconic Double sheet aluminum panel US 20160096343 A1 with Qinetiq Explosive Device US20060243151A1to demolish WTC 1 & 2 on 9/11 and, inter alia, to kill 343 members of the Fire Department of New York.
AD believes that beginning in 1999, Serco agents infiltrated the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA with Digital Fires Instructors who allegedly trained Marines in “the use of information derived from all military disciplines (e.g., aviation, ground combat, command and control, combat service support, intelligence, and opposing forces) to determine changes in enemy capabilities, vulnerabilities, and probable courses of action” and allegedly tricked them into switching SwRI’s Interactive training system for AWACS weapons directors US6053736A from simulation mode in The Joint Unconventional Threat Continuity Training of the Global Guardian and Vigilant Guardian exercises of 10-12 September 2001 into The Live Fire Terrorist Hijacking Scenario mode which killed nearly 3,000 victims in NYC on 9/11.
AD believes that Serco and Rothschild proceeded with a live-fire attack on 9/11 to intimidate the Bush administration and ensure it would not use the Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999 (the “Act”) to prevent Serco clients and shareholders from extending patent terms, adding a first inventor defense to patent infringement claims, allowing for increased third-party participation in re-examination proceedings and maintaining direct or indirect control of the US Patent and Trademark Office which allegedly dates back to 1811 when N M Rothschild was founded in the City of London and John Hall applied for a patent on a new breech-loading rifle in the United States and the Anglo-American Superintendent of the Patent Office Dr. William Thornton refused to issue the patent unless his (Thornton’s) name was added.
AD believes the late chemist, biologist and bomb-disposal expert Victor Rothschild, a former chairman of the Royal Commission on Gambling and N M Rothschild (the investment banker for Serco, Queen Elizabeth II and U.S. President Donald Trump!), ordered the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s assassination after hearing his address to the American Newspaper Publishers Association at a dinner held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City on 27 April 1961 when Rothschild’s associates may have thought Kennedy was about to expose a secret society of oath takers with insider access to Serco’s (formerly RCA GB 1929) apocalyptic patented devices and a timeline for death by patent which the reader may find stretches back to the 19th Century…
Dum Dum November 22, 1963 – President Kennedy appears to have been shot in Dealey Plaza, Dallas on November 22, 1963 with a bullet allegedly derived from the Dum Dum bullet patented in 1897 by Captain Bertie-Clay of the Indian ammunition works at the town of Dum Dum in India and allegedly refined by the late Victor Rothschild as subsequently described in Darrel Rubin’s Biological active bullets, systems, and methods US9200877B1.
Dum Dum 1983 and 2002 – Serco allegedly used its SWAT teams and air traffic control staff and Jerome H. Lemelson’s Prisoner tracking and warning system and corresponding methods US6054928A to track SES oath takers at a B.C. pig farm where up to 100 predominantly—First Nations prostitutes were shot with derivatives of the Dum Dum bullet between 1983 and 2002.
Boeing 21 December 1988 – Serco, preferred supplier of C4I and radio equipment to Boeing, allegedly used Boeing’s Intervention flight management system to warn Oliver Buck Revell to pull his son and daughter-in-law off the tarmac just before Pan Am Flight 103 took off from London’s Heathrow airport at 18:25 hours on 21 December 1988 and allegedly used SWAT teams to inject a detonation signal through the Ford Motor Co.’s Radio beacon US1937876A into a bomb on the plane as it passed the Dean Cross beacon to deliver a body count of 243 passengers + 16 crew + 11 people on the ground in Lockerbie, Scotland just after 19:02:50.
Con Air April 19, 1995 – SES associates apparently equipped Con Air SWAT team leader, Timothy McVeigh, with Lemelson’s Prisoner tracking and warning system for the mission which killed at least 168 people including 19 children in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on April 19, 1995 where “Con Air” Marcy allegedly sent McVeigh to be executed by lethal injection – perhaps using penetrator technology described in China’s Injection death execution vehicle CN2519750Y – on June 11, 2001 at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana to ensure one less prospective whistleblower for producers of the first live-broadcast mass snuff film planned for 9/11.
Boeing April 3, 1996 – Serco and Kristine Marcy’s SES colleagues allegedly used Boeing’s Intervention flight management system to inject phony navigation signals into a modified United States Air Force Boeing CT-43A (Flight IFO-21) on a crash approach to Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 3, 1996, and used a Con Air SWAT team to put a Dum Dum bullet into the head of United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown whose office was burgled the following day by the former Commerce Department general counsel, Ira Sockowitz, who allegedly transferred details of all the patented technologies needed to hack the enemies of JFK’s secret society and destroy its financial, military and legislative assets on 9/11, into the ultimate custody of SES officers of the U.S. Small Business Administration and accelerated loan guarantee (liquidation) program.
Dum Dum December 26, 1996 – SES associates apparently issued Taser International’s Hand-held stun gun for incapacitating a human target US6636412B2 to the Con Air SWAT team which delivered a ransom note signed S.B.T.C (Small Business Torture Club?) to John Benett Ramsey in his Boulder Colorado home on December 26, 1996 where the note asked for $118,000 (equal to his Christmas bonus from the Lockheed Martin board of directors) in return for the safe return of his already-dead and cruelly-tortured daughter, the late JonBenet Ramsey.
Con Air 1993 through 911– Con Air SWAT teams have apparently equipped Buck Revell and the UK’s National Crime Squad (NCS) with the US Air Force’s Autonomous face recognition machine US5012522A and QinetiQ North America Inc’s Social Engineering Protection Appliance US9123027B2 so they can blackmail and extort witnesses into filtering physical truth (actus reus) from crime scene investigations and “Fakebook” profiles which might otherwise their roles in the Dum Dum murders of Vince Foster, former Deputy White House Counsel on July 29, 1993 and John O’Neill, former head of security at the World Trade Center on 9/11.
Boeing September 11, 2001 – Marcy’s SES agents apparently used Con Air SWAT teams, Boeing’s Encryption for asymmetric data links US7023996B2 on 911 and Southwest Research Institute’s (SwRI) Interactive training system for AWACS weapons directors US6053736A to guide a Lockheed Martin Rocket-Boosted Guided Hard Target Penetrator US 6276277 B1 into the North Tower.
Boeing March 8 2014 – Oliver ‘Buck’ Revell’s SES associates apparently injected navigation data through Boeing’s Encryption for asymmetric data links US7023996B2 and SwRI’s Interactive training system for AWACS weapons directors US6053736A to conceal the alleged skyjacking of the Boeing 777-200ER of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) on 8 March 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, to Beijing Capital International Airport in China.
Boeing 17 July 2014 – Oliver ‘Buck’ Revell’s SES associates apparently injected navigation data through Boeing’s asymmetric data links and SwRI’s AWACS weapons directors to divert the Boeing 777-200ER of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) while on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on 17 July 2014 about 50 km (31 mi) from the Ukraine–Russia border and apparently detonate an unidentified missile with a BAE Proximity fuze US6834591B2 for the crash near Hrabove in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, 40 km (25 mi) from the border.
Con Air Lutnick Dum Dum Boeing October 1, 2017 – An apparent helicopter-borne Con Air Dum Dum SWAT team shot into the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest festival while Rothschild agents allegedly used Howard W. Lutnick’s (Original Assignee CFPH LLC) System and method for convenience gaming US8696443B2 and Boeing’s Encryption for asymmetric data links US7023996B2 to conceal betting on the body counts.
With this the 290th Kelly public briefing, we have shown why the Trump Administration must purge associates of N M Rothschild, Serco shareholders and the U.S. Senior Executive Service from contracts with America particularly those related to their deployment of ‘Four Horsemen’ SWAT teams to extort silence from patentees or witnesses to what are in essence dead-pool killing-field missions which expose Serco shareholders to massive claims for wrongful deaths.
Abel Danger will help injured communities to develop remedies with crowd-funded docudrama film productions and class-action law suits so that while claims for wrongful deaths appear in courts of public opinion, scripts for physical acts causing deaths (actus reus) associated with the negligent, reckless or covert use of patented devices including the AWACS training system can be published on the AD website without attempts to prove intent to murder (mens rea).
Simulation Video How Missile Downed the MH17. Report by Dutch Safety Board http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Bodies moved amid fears MH17 crash scene compromised http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Stinger missiles with proximity fuzes destroy UAVs http://www.youtube.com/
Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash simulation Mount Salak Indonesia, FSX Simulator http://www.youtube.com/watch?
SERCO GROUP PLC: List of Subsidiaries AND Shareholders! [Note representatives of Serco’s private-equity groups, Serco’s investment banker N M Rothschild (Wilbur Ross?) and Serco shareholders, including the British and Saudi Arabian governments, AXA (Co-developer of and with a presumed virtual office in the Trump Tower), Allianz, 10 Global Custodians with $100 trillion under management and the TIAA pension fund met in a junket (wagering) room on the 47th Floor of North Tower (WTC1) on 9/11!] http://www.youtube.
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“Digital Fires Instructor Serco – [Marine Corps Base!] Camp Pendleton, CA Uses information derived from all military disciplines (e.g., aviation, ground combat, command and control, combat service support, intelligence, and opposing forces) to determine changes in enemy capabilities, vulnerabilities, and probable courses of action.”
“Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17/MAS17)[a] was a scheduled passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that was shot down on 17 July 2014 while flying over eastern Ukraine, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board. Contact with the aircraft, a Boeing 777-200ER, was lost when it was about 50 km (31 mi) from the Ukraine–Russia border and wreckage of the aircraft fell near Hrabove in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, 40 km (25 mi) from the border. The shoot-down occurred in the War in Donbass, during the Battle of Shakhtarsk, in an area controlled by pro-Russian rebels. The crash was Malaysia Airlines‘ second aircraft loss during 2014 after the disappearance of Flight 370 on 8 March.”
“BAE Systems’s Proximity fuze PLC US6834591B2 Abstract A proximity fuze for use in a tube launched projectile carrying a payload, comprising an oscillator for generating a radio frequency signal which has a varying frequency, a single antenna for transmitting the radio frequency signal and for receiving an echo of the radio frequency signal, a first signal processor for generating a range signal corresponding to the time delay between the transmission of the radio frequency signal and the receipt of the echo signal, second signal processor for comparing the range signal with a reference signal and depending on the result of the comparison generating an activation signal for activating the payload, wherein a directional coupler is used for coupling the radio frequency signal from the oscillator to the antenna and to the signal processor and for coupling the echo signal from the antenna to the signal processor, and wherein the second signal processor comprises a threshold detector, a peak detector and a comparator, the threshold detector being for allowing the comparator to utilise the output from the peak detector only once the range signal has reached a predetermined magnitude.”
“Southwest Research Institute’s (SwRI) Interactive training system for AWACS weapons directors US6053736A Abstract A training system for training AWACS weapons directors. The training system is programmed so that the student can select between a number of different training modes. These include interactive courseware, simulation, and live exercise modes. The system includes a voice recognition unit that is trained to recognize AWACS terminology and to interactively teach them. Original Assignee Priority date 1997-10-17 … 2000-04-25 Grant”
“On 9 May 2012, a Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliner on a demonstration tour in Indonesia crashed on Mount Salak, in the province of West Java. All 37 passengers and 8 crew on board were killed. The plane had taken off minutes before from Jakarta’s Halim Airport on a promotional flight for the recently launched jet, and was carrying Sukhoi personnel and representatives of various local airlines.”
“Development of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 began in 2000. On 19 December 2002, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and Boeing Commercial Airplanes signed a medium-term Cooperation Agreement to work together on the design. Boeing consultants had already been advising Sukhoi for a year. On 10 October 2003, the technical board of the project selected the suppliers of major subsystems.”
“American Airlines Flight 11 was a domestic passenger flight that was hijacked by five al-Qaeda members on September 11, 2001, as part of the September 11 attacks. Mohamed Atta deliberately crashed the plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing all 92 people aboard and an unknown number in the building’s impact zone. The aircraft involved, a Boeing 767-223ER, registration
“The Boeing E-3 Sentry, commonly known as AWACS, is an American airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft developed by Boeing. Derived from the Boeing 707, it provides all-weather surveillance, command, control, and communications, and is used by the United States Air Force, NATO, Royal Air Force, French Air Force, and Royal Saudi Air Force. The E-3 is distinguished by the distinctive rotating radar dome above the fuselage. Production ended in 1992 after 68 aircraft had been built.
In the mid-1960s, the US Air Force (USAF) was seeking an aircraft to replace its piston-engined Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star, which had been in service for over a decade. After issuing preliminary development contracts to three companies, the USAF picked Boeing to construct two airframes to test Westinghouse Electric and Hughes‘s competing radars. Both radars used pulse-Doppler technology, with Westinghouse’s design emerging as the contract winner. Testing on the first production E-3 began in October 1975.
The first USAF E-3 was delivered in March 1977, and during the next seven years, a total of 34 aircraft were manufactured. NATO, as a single identity, also had 18 aircraft manufactured, basing them in Germany. The E-3 was also sold to the United Kingdom (seven) and France (four) and Saudi Arabia (five, plus eight E-3-derived tanker aircraft). In 1991, when the last aircraft had been delivered, E-3s participated in Operation Desert Storm, playing a crucial role of directing coalition aircraft against the enemy. Throughout the aircraft’s service life, numerous upgrades were performed to enhance its capabilities. In 1996, Westinghouse Electric’s Defense & Electronic Systems division, was acquired by Northrop Corporation before its being renamed Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, which currently supports the E-3’s radar.”
“Inventor Howard W. Lutnick et al … Original Assignee CFPH LLC .. System and method for convenience gaming US8696443B2 … A convenience gaming system is provided. The convenience gaming system allows users to access applications via gaming communication devices coupled to a communication network. At least a portion of the network may be wireless. The gaming applications include gambling, financial, entertainment service, and other types of transactions. The system may include a user location determination feature to prevent users from conducting transactions from unauthorized areas.
Current Assignee Interactive Games LLC Original Assignee CFPH LLC
Priority date 2004-02-25 US8696443B2”
“Significant Changes in U.S. Patent Laws Intellectual Property Update 2000 By John T. McNelis ( email@example.com) .. On November 29, 1999 President Clinton signed the Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999 (the “Act”). The Act significantly modified the patent laws of the United States by (1) mandating publication of certain applications, (2) expanding the number of situations in which a patent term is extended, (3) adding a first inventor defense to patent infringement claims for methods of doing and conducting business, and (4) allowing for increased third party participation in re-examination proceedings. Some of these modifications become effective for applications filed on or after November 29, 2000 while some of these modifications are already effective. This article summarizes these modifications and identifies some factors that should be accounted for when forming a strategic patent plan. I. 18 Month Publication of Some Patent Applications A common complaint of the patent system in the United States is that, because pending applications are not available to the public, a company that introduces a product or develops a technology may discover several years later that another company’s patent was pending at the time of such a product introduction which may result in an expensive redesign or payment of a licensing fee to the patentee.”
“THURSDAY, 12 AUGUST 2010 ‘Let’s Get Rid of This Goddamn Sim’: How NORAD Radar Screens Displayed False Tracks All Through the 9/11 Attacks
Military personnel responsible for defending U.S. airspace had false tracks displayed on their radar screens throughout the entire duration of the 9/11 attacks, as part of the simulation for a training exercise being conducted that day. Technicians at NORAD’s Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS) were still receiving the simulated radar information around the time the third attack, on the Pentagon, took place. Those at NORAD’s operations center in Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado, were still receiving it several minutes after United Airlines Flight 93 apparently crashed in rural Pennsylvania.
No one has investigated why false tracks continued being injected onto NORAD radar screens long after the U.S. military was alerted to the real-world crisis taking place that morning. And yet we surely need to know more about these simulated “inputs” and what effect they had on the military’s ability to respond to the 9/11 attacks.”
“Civil (Wrongful Death Lawsuits) vs. Criminal (Murder Trials)
Some people get confused about the difference between wrongful death lawsuits and murder. Generally, there are two very broad categories of lawsuits in this country, which are civil and criminal. Civil cases involve lawsuits that individual citizens bring against each other (or against corporations or insurance companies representing either individuals or businesses). People can hire their own private attorneys to bring civil lawsuits. And, in most cases other than contempt, civil lawsuits do not lead to incarceration (at least not directly, meaning unless somehow the evidence presented in a civil case reveals that a criminal prosecution by the government is warranted), but rather result in payment of damages. Criminal lawsuits are instituted by government prosecutors on behalf of the state and victims. Wrongful death is a civil lawsuit (instituted by survivors or estates against individuals or corporations responsible for the death and which cannot directly lead to incarceration, meaning the judgment will not involve incarceration), while murder is a criminal lawsuit (instituted by criminal prosecutors and which can lead to incarceration).
Wrongful Death Lawsuits Are Brought By Different People And Involve Different Burdens of Proof At Trial
Wrongful death lawsuits are civil actions, usually filed by the estate or relatives of the deceased with the help of a wrongful death lawyer, on the basis that defendant is responsible for the deceased’s death through a careless, deliberate, or negligent act. Wrongful death lawsuits may be based on an act that also constitutes murder as that term is defined by the criminal statutes. But the only available remedy in a wrongful death lawsuit is the plaintiff’s financial recovery rather than punishing the defendant with incarceration or other criminal penalties.
Vastly Different Burdens Of Proof
Because they involve civil rather than criminal litigation, wrongful death lawsuits have a different burden of proof than criminal cases. In a wrongful death lawsuit, the plaintiff’s attorney generally must prove that the defendant is responsible for the death by a “preponderance of the evidence,” which means that there is at least a 51% probability (“more likely than not”) that the defendant committed the allegations in the civil complaint (the document that starts the wrongful death lawsuit).
Criminal cases has vastly different burdens of proof, which require the prosecutor to establish “beyond a reasonable doubt” that the defendant committed the crime. And the case itself is not filed by the individual’s estate, but by the government. If convicted of murder, the individual will likely be incarcerated or even killed if the case warrants and the jury and judge agree that capital punishment is appropriate.
Also Different Levels Of Intent
Wrongful death lawsuits and murder are also different in the type of conduct that is punished. In wrongful death lawsuits, the defendant may have just been negligent (e.g., improper vehicular passing), although intentional conduct that could also be punished in a murder trialcan form the basis of a wrongful death lawsuit. But murder always involves some degree of criminal intent, which very generally speaking is beyond civil negligence (this is very general information, so I encourage you to speak with a prosecutor or criminal defense attorney if you have further questions about murder or other forms of criminal punishment). So a simple way of looking at the situation is that actions that amount to criminal murder can also form the basis of liability in a wrongful death lawsuit. But the reverse is not always true (meaning many actions that could lead to liability for wrongful death could NOT also lead to criminal punishment for murder).
Case In Point: OJ Simpson
OJ Simpson was first charged with first degree murder in California, where he was found not guilty by a jury. The criminal case was not filed by the family of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, but by the state. However, after the “not guilty” verdict, Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson’s families filed a civil lawsuit seeking damages for wrongful death. The civil lawsuit had a much lower burden of proof than the criminal trial and led to a multimillion (45+ million) dollar verdict in favor of the families and estates. So the wrongful death lawsuit was successful even though the murder trial was not.”
“Training & Certification Trusted Training Agent for ATC
Serco is the only non-governmental entity that has been authorized to certify air traffic control specialists by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations.
We have developed advanced training techniques for air traffic control that lead to accelerated learning and have a global safety culture rooted in 60-years of experience.
Next Generation Aviation Simulation
Serco was recently awarded the “Technology Implementation of the Year 2013” at the Aviation Business Awards for the implementation of a tower simulator at the Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai.
This tower simulator, which is the largest in the world, was designed by Serco and advanced the state-of-the-art in ATC training. The system integrates genuine controller instruments to create a “live” operational environment that includes communications systems, radar displays and airfield lighting.
The simulator, which can be configured to mimic any airport in the world, enables Dubai to learn from and integrate best practices developed at other leading airports. By simulating new procedures and technologies in a highly realistic environment, air traffic controllers avoid any disruptions and fully adjust to changes before they are adopted.
This is just one more way Serco helps our clients to world-class safety and efficiency.”
“Upon the abolition of the board in 1802, President Jefferson appointed Thornton the first Superintendent of the Patent Office. When Washington was burned by the British in 1814, Thornton convinced them not to burn the Patent Office because of its importance to mankind. He held the position from June 1, 1802 until his death in 1828 in Washington, DC. During his tenure, he introduced innovations including the patent reissue practice, which survives to this day.
Some of Thornton’s reputation as an inventor is due to abuse of his position in the Patent Office. His improvements to John Fitch’s 1788 steamboat are patented but didn’t work.  When John Hall applied for a patent on a new breech-loading rifle in 1811, Thornton claimed he had also invented it. As proof, he showed Hall a Ferguson rifle, a British gun dating from 1776, refusing to issue the patent unless it was in his name as well as Hall’s name. ”
“INSIDE GAMING: $5.5 million fine keeps CG alive
By HOWARD STUTZ LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
January 22, 2014 – 11:36 am
There is a reason officials from CG Technology (formerly Cantor Gaming) said they were “glad to have reached a resolution” with Nevada gaming regulators and will pay the largest fine ever leveled against a casino or affiliated company.
The Las Vegas-based bookmaker — a subsidiary of Wall Street financial giant Cantor Fitzgerald LP — faced a potential death sentence by the state Gaming Control Board.
That prospect gave CG/Cantor’s leadership a “Sophie’s Choice” quandary.
Instead of watching a decadelong, billion-dollar investment go down the drain, CG Technology CEO Lee Amaitis and Cantor Fitzgerald Chairman Howard Lutnick accepted the stipulated agreement to the 18-count complaint, which included the $5.5 million fine.
The deal amounted to a plea of “nolo contendere” on the four most egregious charges. Gaming regulators said CG/Cantor leadership should have known the company’s top race and sports book official was also an agent for an illegal betting operation and had accepted almost $35 million in illegal wagers.
CG/Cantor admitted guilt to the other 14 counts.
The settlement requires approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission at a public hearing Thursday. The five commissioners may also exact their own pound of flesh from the company.
By the time a deal was hashed out more than a week ago, CG was humbled.
The company, coincidentally, changed its name from Cantor Gaming on the same day the control board handed down the complaint. It took a week for the settlement to be finalized as lawyers argued over language.
CG/Cantor Gaming reportedly still faces a federal investigation over potential illegal wagering activities, so the settlement with Nevada needed to be crafted in a way to avoid the all-out admittance of guilt.”
“DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE – OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL INSPECTIONS REPORT – THE JUSTICE PRISONER AND ALIEN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
March 1997 Report Number I-97-05
Rather than relying solely on commercial flights to move prisoners over long distances, the USMS established its own air transport capability in 1985 with the purchase of a Boeing 727 (B-727) aircraft, capable of moving about 100 prisoners at a time. The hub of the newly created Air Operations Division was located at the airport in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.”
““Con-Air” in 1/6 San Diego Union Tribune [news article]
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Glenn Campbell, Las Vegas)
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 10:37:42 -0800
Subject: “Con-Air” in 1/6 San Diego Union Tribune [news article]
A correspondent passed this 1/6 article on to us. He adds:
“The article in the hard-copy paper has a couple of pictures to go with the
story (no pix on-line). One picture shows the shoulder patch on the aircrew
uniforms, another shows prisoners lined up about to board a Convair 580. The
paint job on the plane looked like INS or maybe US Marshals Service, it was a
green stripe with an eagle forward of the door.”
The article is relevant here because of recent discussion of Con-Air flights
using the “Janet” company name.
You won’t need a reservation on this airline — no matter how many travelers
flood the airport.
Don’t worry about traffic or parking. Shuttles are provided. And the price is
right — you fly for free.
But think carefully before you step aboard. This is ConAir, and all the
passengers are federal prisoners.
“We don’t serve mixed drinks,” said Thomas Little, chief of air operations for
the program, officially titled the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation
System, or J-Pats.
Call it ConAir and Little knows what you mean. It’s the name the air transport
system has picked up inside the U.S. Marshals Service, which flies a fleet of
13 airplanes on regular routes across the country every day.
During the past year, the prisoner airline spent $24 million moving more than
100,000 federal inmates — including 12,000 from San Diego — to and from
trials, prisons and medical centers nationwide.
The inmates fly mostly on 727s and DC-9s. But the airline, which has merged with
the air wing of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, also operates
Convair 580s, a Lear jet and a number of smaller aircraft.
Among the most infamous of its recent travelers were Unabomber suspect Theodore
Kaczynski and the men accused in the bombing of the Oklahoma City
federal building, Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh.
Nichols and McVeigh were transported in the dead of night in an operation much
akin to a clandestine military operation, Little said. He did not want to go
into details but mentioned that a decoy plane was among the ploys used to guard
against possible attempts by supporters to free the suspects.
Federal officials have always been circumspect about the fine points of prisoner
movement. But ConAir soon could gain a higher public profile with the
planned release in June of a movie by the same name.
In the Disney film, Nicolas Cage plays a hapless prisoner who wanders into a
hijack plot aboard a Marshals Service plane carrying a group of high-security
The Hollywood marshals rough up some of the prisoners, and the plane crashes,
leaving the real Marshals Service frowning on the silver screen’s invention,
said Kristine Marcy, a top official in charge of detentions.
“We don’t beat up our prisoners, and our planes certainly don’t crash,” Marcy
said on a recent trip to San Diego, where she was trying to find more jail space
for federal prisoners.
The space problem here is acute because of the high number of border arrests.
So, San Diego is a regular stop on ConAir’s West Coast air route, with 12
flights per week scheduled into Lindbergh Field.
Prisoners — mostly people being held for entering the country with false
documents — are flown from San Diego to Las Vegas, where they are housed in the
city jail. They are flown back a few days later for deportation hearings.
Without the air transportation system, Operation Gatekeeper, the federal border
crackdown, would not have been possible, said Mark Reed, San Diego’s
district director for the INS.
Before ConAir was called in last July, Reed said, the INS was spending hours on
the road busing hundreds of prisoners to Las Vegas, the closest jail space
Kim Porter, who coordinates INS air transportation in San Diego, estimated that
12,000 inmates have flown from here to Las Vegas and back aboard
“If the planes stopped flying for just one day, a monkey wrench would be thrown
into the whole system,” Porter said.
Because of the San Diego jail space problem, there was no holiday break here for
ConAir. While flights in other parts of the country were cut back during
the Christmas season, San Diego continued its rigorous schedule of two flights
every weekday and one each Saturday and Sunday.
Marcy said the air transportation system inspires a high level of commitment in
“People are always willing to be on standby or to work overtime,” she said,
noting that the planes are not always used for prisoner transport.
After a hurricane flattened parts of the Virgin Islands last year, the prisoner
transportation system flew in some of the first reinforcements to help establish
law and order, she said.
After the Oklahoma City bombing, the airline flew evidence to the FBI crime
laboratory in Washington, D.C., she said.”