Systemic Corruption Examples At Its Worst
The Who's Who Worldwide Registry Tragedy

Systemic Corruption Examples At Its Worst   - The Who's Who Worldwide Registry Tragedy

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1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X
3 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, : CR 96 1016(S-1)
4 v. : U.S. Courthouse
5 Uniondale, New York BRUCE W. GORDON, WHO'S WHO
6 WORLD WIDE REGISTRY, INC., :
STERLING WHO'S WHO, INC.,
7 TARA GARBOSKI, ORAL FRANK OSMAN, LAURA WEITZ, ANNETTE
8 HALEY, SCOTT MICHAELSON, : and MARTIN
9 REFFSIN, :
TRANSCRIPT OF TRIAL
10 Defendants. :March 11, 1998
11 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X 9:30 o'clock a.m.

12

13 BEFORE:

14 HONORABLE ARTHUR D. SPATT, U.S.D.J.

15
APPEARANCES: 16 For the Government: ZACHARY W. CARTER
17 United States Attorney One Pierrepont Plaza
18 Brooklyn, New York 11201
By: RONALD G. WHITE
19 CECIL SCOTT
Assistant U.S. Attorneys
20

21 For the Defendants: NORMAN TRABULUS, ESQ.
For Bruce W. Gordon
22 170 Old Country Road, Suite 600
Mineola, New York 11501
23
EDWARD P. JENKS, ESQ.
24 For Who's Who, Sterling
332 Willis Avenue
25 Mineola, New York 11501

HARRY RAPAPORT, CSR, CP, CM OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
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1 GARY SCHOER, ESQ. For Tara Garboski
2 6800 Jericho Turnpike
Syosset, New York 11791
3
ALAN M. NELSON, ESQ.
4 For Oral Frank Osman
3000 Marcus Avenue
5 Lake Success, New York 11042

6 WINSTON LEE, ESQ.
For Laura Weitz
7 319 Broadway
New York, New York 10007
8
MARTIN GEDULDIG, ESQ.
9 For Annette Haley
400 South Oyster Bay Road
10 Hicksville, New York 11801

11 JAMES C. NEVILLE, ESQ.
For Scott Michaelson
12 225 Broadway
New York, New York 10007
13
THOMAS F.X. DUNN,
14 For Mr Shortcut,
150 Nassau Street
15 New York, New York 10038

16 JOHN S. WALLENSTEIN, ESQ.
For Marti n Reffsin 17 215 Hilton Avenue
Hempstead, New York 11551
18

19 Court Reporter: Owen M. Wicker, RPR
United States District Court
20 Two Uniondale Avenue
Uniondale, New York 11553
21 (516) 292-6963

22
Proceedings recorded by mechanical stenography, transcript
23 produced by computer-assisted transcription.
24
25 (Case called.)

HARRY RAPAPORT, CSR, CP, CM OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
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1 THE COURT: Are we ready to proceed?

2 Who will proceed?

3 MR. NELSON: I am, Your Honor.

4 THE COURT: I will tell the jury that you are

5 ready to proceed; is that correct?

6 MR. NELSON: Yes.

7 THE COURT: And then I'll tell them that it will

8 be a short morning and we'll go over until Monday.

9 All right. Bring the jury in, please.

10 (Jury enters.)

11 THE COURT: Good morning, members of the jury.

12 Please be seat ed.

13 Thank you again for your diligence and

14 punctuality which has been extremely gratifying during

15 this trial.

16 Do the defendants wish to proceed?

17 MR. NELSON: Your Honor, I'm ready to proceed on

18 behalf of Mr. Osman at this time.

19 THE COURT: Members of the jury, the defendant

20 Osman will proceed with his case.

21 We are going to have some evidence adduced this

22 morning. We will recess early today and we will not have

23 court tomorrow nor will we have it Friday.
24 We will resume the trial on Monday morning.
25 Please do not concern yourself as to why this occurred,

HARRY RAPAPORT, CSR, CP, CM OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
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1 it's because of the Court's decision to do that. So we

2 will recess early today. We will not have court tomorrow,

3 Thursday which is the 12th nor the 13th and we'll resume

4 on the 16th.

5 You may proceed.

6 MR. NELSON: Thank you, Your Honor.

7 Your Honor, with the Court's permission I would

8 like to distribute to the members of the jury a copy for

9 each of them of the transcripts of the recordings I will

10 be playing at this time. I previously provided the Court

11 and all counsel with a copy yesterday.

12 THE COURT: Very well.

13 MR. NELSON: For the record, at this time I'm

14 going to play a portion of a recording of a tape which is

15 Defendant's Exhibit BQ, the tape is BP. It's a

16 tape-record by the government which is EZ-15, between

17 Bruce Gordon, Frank Martin and other members of the Who's

18 Who Worldwide staff recorded during the period of time

19 that Mr. Zerring was employed by Who's Who Worldwide,

20 between the period of December 1994 to March 30th -- to

21 February 15, 1995.

22 THE COURT: What exhibit is this that you are

23 playing?
24 MR. NELSON: BQ is the transcript, BQ. BP is the
25 tape. EZ is indicated on the tape, side A.

HARRY RAPAPORT, CSR, CP, CM OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
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1 THE COURT: Just one minute now.

2 Very well.

3 MR. NELSON: Your Honor, pursuant to the

4 stipulation previously entered with the government and all

5 counsel, I would offer into evidence prior to the playing

6 of all of these recordings, the following exhibits.

7 BM which is the transcript, and BL is the tape.

8 THE COURT: Any objection?

9 MR. WHITE: No, Your Honor.

10 THE COURT: Defendant's Exhibit BM, Baker Mike,

11 and BL, Baker Lion, in evidence.

12 (Defendant's Exhibits BM and BL received in

13 evidence.)

14 MR. WHITE: Your Honor, I thought the tape is

15 coming in, the transcript is just being used for the

16 j ury's clarification.

17 MR. NELSON: The government is correct. I'll

18 make that clear for the record.

19 The transcript of BM is being offered as an aid

20 to the jury. Being introduced in evidence is the tape BL.

21 Next would be the transcript being provided to

22 the jury as an aid, BO. The tape being introduced is BN.

23 THE COURT: N for Negative?
24 MR. NELSON: That correct.
25 THE COURT: Any objection?

HARRY RAPAPORT, CSR, CP, CM OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
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1 MR. WHITE: No, Your Honor.

2 THE COURT: Defendant Osman's Exhibits BO and BN

3 in evidence.

4 (Defendant's Exhibits BO and BN received in

5 evidence.)

6 MR. NELSON: The next would be the transcript of

7 BT being offered as an aid to the jury, and the tape BS

8 being introduced as Defendant's BS, the tape.

9 THE COURT: Any objection?

10 MR. WHITE: No, Your Honor.

11 THE COURT: Defendant Osman's Exhibits BT and BS,

12 Baker Sugar, in evidence.

13 (Defendant's Exhibits BT and BS received in

14 evidence.)

15 MR. NELSON: Next would be the transcript BK-1

16 being introduced or provided to the jury as an aid and the

17 tape BJ being introduced as Defendant's Osman's Exhibit.

18 THE COURT: Any objection?

19 MR. WHITE: No, Your Honor.

20 THE COURT: Defendant Osman's Exhibits BK-1 and

21 BJ in evidence.

22 (Defendant's Exhibits BK-1 and BJ received in

23 evidence.)
24 MR. NELSON: Next would be the transcript of BR
25 which is being provided to the jury as an aid. The

HARRY RAPAPORT, CSR, CP, CM OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
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1 exhibit has been previously been introduced as a tape by

2 the government and that was Government's Exhibit 1321.

3 THE COURT: Any objection?

4 MR. WHITE: As an aid, no.

5 THE COURT: Defendant's BR in evidence.

6 (Defendant's Exhibit BR received in evidence.)

7 MR. NELSON: Finally, the transcript of BQ which

8 is being offered as an aid and the tape which is BP is

9 being offered as Defendant's Exhibit.

10 THE COURT: Any objection?

11 MR. WHITE: No, Your Honor.

12 THE COURT: Defendant Osman's Exhibits BQ and BP

13 in evidence.

14 (Defendant's Exhibits BQ and BP received in

15 evidence.)

16 MR. NELSON: Thank you.

17 May I proceed, Your Honor?

18 THE COURT: Yes.

19 (Audiotape played.)

20 (Start and stop.)

21 MR. NELSON: The second tape I'm going to be

22 playing is BL. This is a recording which includes Frank

23 Martin, Ed Schaeffer and other employees of Who's Who
24 speaking during the period of time that Elliot Zerring was
25 making recordings while employed at Who's Who Worldwide.


To continue this fascinating testimony and undercurrents of the power game,
here is a full version of the Mar 11th transcript here




Systemic Corruption Examples At Its Worst   - The Who's Who Worldwide Registry Tragedy

The Who's Who Worldwide Tragedy has to count as being among the Systemic Corruption Examples At Its Worst.
For Reid Elsevier to have climbed so high up into bed with such 'vaunted' federal judges,
dispensing cash and favors with such profundity, tells sadly on all of us,
because tolerance of such high crimes is tantamount to participation.
           

                   

Systemic Corruption Examples At Its Worst   - The Who's Who Worldwide Registry Tragedy

This site is concerned with the Who's Who Worldwide Registry tragedy, and the double scandal of government and judical corruption in one of the Systemic Corruption Examples At Its Worst and the concomitant news media blackout regarding this incredible story.

Sixteen weeks of oft-explosive testimony, yet not a word in any of 1200 news archives. This alone supports the claim that this was a genuinely dirty trial; in fact, one of the Systemic Corruption Examples At Its Worst.

Show your support for justice, for exoneration of the innocent, and perhaps most importantly, government accountability, by urgently contacting your Senator, the White House, and the U.S. Department of Justice.



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Systemic Corruption Examples At Its Worst - Miscarriages of Justice

How rare it is to find a case that can offer not merely two or three, instead, more than a dozen major reasons for overturning that conviction.
Here is a case studied by a respected federal judge for many months, who found that no crime had been committed, and dismissed the case.

Reed Elsevier, Ltd, as the single richest and most powerful publisher in more than one hundred countries around the world,
easily. empirically and truthfully described as one of the most corrupt corporations in all of human history,
perverted the foundations of American justice in the Who's Who Worldwide case with cash, power, and perqs.

Imagine a trial where not ten percent of the proceedings have ANY connection with most of the defendants.
That alone should require a separation of trial. In this case, NOT EVEN ONE PERCENT of the proceedings,
accusations, presented evidence, or accepted facts, had anything to do with the "sales" defendants.

The Who's Who Worldwide case was all about Bruce Gordon, his machinations and his accountant,
and the many companies operated in secrecy by Gordon and Liz Sauter, his true "henchman."

For days and days and weeks and weeks, all the discussion was about Gordon and his actions.
Prosecution witness after prosecution witness exculpated the sales defendants, yet,
this same judge who had previously dismissed the case after months of study,
was under one of the worst pressures any judge can be subjected to:
pressure from the federal court of appeals above him, who, in
New York's bailiwick, remains under the control of....
Reed Elsevier, the most powerful force today
in the American arena of jurisprudence.

This can be fixed by Presidential Pardon.
Call 202-456-1414 to lift your voice.
Systemic Corruption Examples At Its Worst
Dumbest Lawyer In The Nation Thomas FX Dunn

This site is concerned with the Who's Who Worldwide Registry tragedy, and the double scandal of government and judical corruption in one of the Systemic Corruption Examples At Its Worst and the concomitant news media blackout regarding this incredible story.

Sixteen weeks of oft-explosive testimony, yet not a word in any of 1200 news archives. This alone supports the claim that this was a genuinely dirty trial; in fact, one of the dirtiest trials of the most recent century.

Show your support for justice, for exoneration of the innocent, and perhaps most importantly, government accountability, by urgently contacting your Senator, the White House, and the U.S. Department of Justice.



The Who's Who Worldwide Registry Tragedy
How Thomas FX Dunn demonstrated himself to be the Dumbest Lawyer In The Nation
Dirtiest Trials Of The Most Recent Century


Dirtiest Trials of the Most Recent Century - Miscarriages of Justice

How rare it is to find a case that can offer not merely two or three, instead, more than a dozen major reasons for overturning that conviction.
Here is a case studied by a respected federal judge for many months, who found that no crime had been committed, and dismissed the case.

Reed Elsevier, Ltd, as the single richest and most powerful publisher in more than one hundred countries around the world,
easily. empirically and truthfully described as one of the most corrupt corporations in all of human history,
perverted the foundations of American justice in the Who's Who Worldwide case with cash, power, and perqs.

Imagine a trial where not ten percent of the proceedings have ANY connection with most of the defendants.
That alone should require a separation of trial. In this case, NOT EVEN ONE PERCENT of the proceedings,
accusations, presented evidence, or accepted facts, had anything to do with the "sales" defendants.

The Who's Who Worldwide case was all about Bruce Gordon, his machinations and his accountant,
and the many companies operated in secrecy by Gordon and Liz Sauter, his true "henchman."

For days and days and weeks and weeks, all the discussion was about Gordon and his actions.
Prosecution witness after prosecution witness exculpated the sales defendants, yet,
this same judge who had previously dismissed the case after months of study,
was under one of the worst pressures any judge can be subjected to:
pressure from the federal court of appeals above him, who, in
New York's bailiwick, remains under the control of....
Reed Elsevier, the most powerful force today
in the American arena of jurisprudence.

This can be fixed by Presidential Pardon.
Call 202-456-1414 to lift your voice.