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'DC Madam' confirms Ronald Roughead of SAIC was a customer --Palfrey Asserts "Honey Pot" Defense

By Lori Price
www.legitgov.org

11 Sep 2007

Update 12 Sep 2007: Docketed today was Jeane Palfrey's First Omnibus Motion. This motion seeks twelve (12) separate orders from the Court... Along with the "Honey Pot" defense discussed yesterday, Palfrey is also raising a defense of Outrageous Government Conduct by the I.R.S., Postal Service and Department of Justice employees. Jeane's claim in the motion is that these government agent's behavior was "shocking to the universal sense of justice." The facts supporting that claim are three fold and fully set out in the First Omnibus Motion, but can be summarized as follows:

• The improper disclosure of privileged settlement negotiations to the Court by the Assistant United States Attorneys;

• The late-night visit to Palfrey's seventy-five year old widowed mother which Palfrey claims was a patent attempt at intimidation...

• The utilization of media outlets to disseminate or spin misleading information about Jeane Palfrey. In particular this includes Cindy Adams of the New York Post and William Bastone of the SmokingGun.com who both received information which was not publicly available and, in the case of Cindy Adams, under Court seal.

Accordingly, in the motion Palfrey has asked the Court for subpoenas to require both Cindy Adams and William Bastone to appear and testify as to the sources of the information they prematurely published.

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Citizens for Legitimate Government (CLG) has learned that so-called DC Madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, 'confirms for the first time that another individual with very high government security clearance -- Ronald Roughead of SAIC -- was also a customer.'

At the hearing on Friday, Judge Kessler adjourned the matter without setting a date to allow her time to consider whether she would allow Montgomery Blair Sibley to appear as Jeane Palfrey's counsel in this matter. Briefing on that issue is schedule to be completed by September 26.

However, not wanting to delay this matter further, Palfrey has filed pro se this morning a pleading of note. That pleading explains the factual basis for invoking the Classified Information Procedures Act and is entitled Memorandum of Fact In Support of Motion for Pretrial Conference to Consider Matters Relating to Classified Information. That Memo details Palfrey's basis for raising the "Honey Pot" defense in which she alleges that the United States Government has been directly or indirectly benefiting from the operation of her service by monitoring her customers and is thus equitably barred from prosecuting her. In that Memo, Palfrey identifies not only already-known customers of the escort service -- Senator Vitter, Randall Tobias of USAID and Harland Ullman -- but also confirms for the first time that another individual with very high government security clearance -- Ronald Roughead of SAIC -- was also a customer. This nexus of CIA backed USAID, Senator Vitter on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and two beltway bandits appears to be more than a coincidence. An fine article detailing these relationships can be found at Yardbird.com.

See: Washington's $8 Billion Shadow --Mega-contractors such as Halliburton and Bechtel supply the government with brawn. But the biggest, most powerful of the "body shops"—SAIC, which employs 44,000 people and took in $8 billion last year—sells brainpower, including a lot of the "expertise" behind the Iraq war. By Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele March 2007.

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Previous 'DC Madam' news and updates:

'DC Madam' defense likely to disclose evidence, identities deemed 'classified' By Lori Price 01 Sep 2007

'DC Madam' Phone Records By Lori Price 09 Jul 2007

'D.C. Madam' Phone List Names & Places Posted by Lori Price

Citizens For Legitimate Government has received the 'DC Madam' phone records and is preparing the list for release. --Lori Price 09 Jul 2007

 

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