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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Jennifer Richmond Finally Released

I just checked the Florida Department of Corrections website in search of Jennifer Richmond's release date and found out that she was released on August 11, 2016. Congratulations Jennifer!

I do hope that she is able to move on with her life after dealing with the strange case she suffered through. I would love to read a non-fiction book about what was done to her in the case from beginning to date, although she may be on probation and unable to write such a book. It is a story that only she can tell. No doubt that it would be yet another Orlando MBI horror story.

We must assume that Jennifer is aware of what happened to her colleagues in the escort business. If you're reading this lady and you would like copies of documents from the federal case, just contact me and I will send in email.

I wish you a fresh start in life and the best future possible!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Federal Case in Central Florida: Davis Pleads

In my last post Federal Case in Central Florida: Updates I concluded with the statement that I suspected we would see a plea from Christina Lynn Davis in short time, and that plea agreement was filed on June 3, 2016.

Ms. Davis was charged with two (2) counts in the indictment. She pleaded guilty to count 6 and the government dismissed count 7. I have decided not to publish her plea agreement, but note that it is not quite the same as Abdullah Hamidullah's plea agreement. The main difference is that hers includes the noted intention of the government to file a 5K1 (substantial assistance) letter for her. What the letter will say is dependent on the level of her assistance and is entirely up to the government.

Also noted from the agreement is that Christina Lynn Davis was arrested by state and federal authorities back in January of 2013. Her arrest at that time was for outstanding warrants in "Florida cases" - note the plural form used - and I would venture a guess that "state and federal authorities" means the Orlando MBI and Homeland Security (DHS). Remember now - this occurred prior to Jennifer Richmond's arrest in the Florida State case, which was in February of 2014, I believe.

I always find these cases interesting, especially in analyzing who really did what and who turned on who and who was really arrested first. I had some of the same dilemma in my own case. There were a couple of records that revealed each of my co-defendants' arrests months before my own, yet the prosecutor admitted nothing, ever.

I still have the docs pertaining to both Beth and Rocky being arrested in completely different situations. But the state would have liked for me to believe that Rocky and I were both arrested on November 20, 2001, and booked into the Orange County jail the same day. And we were, however, his previous problem was denied and omitted from all records they could find. His deal actually came long before the deal I got to see in my own case.

Perhaps it is not much different for Hamidullah. However, in this case all charged defendants have made guilty pleas, so we will never know. The facts and truth will never see the light of day. All we know is what the government tells us, and I must imagine that it will be a major news hit for the anti-adult crowd. We will never know what lists the government has as far as clients are concerned, or what they decide to do with those lists.

Always interesting. I have my thoughts on the who, what, when, where and how parts, but not much point in stating any. Any analysis at this time is entirely pointless. The case is over. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Federal Case in Central Florida: Updates

This is a somewhat of a follow-up to the posts about Jennifer Richmond, the Orlando area sex worker who was sentenced to 3 years in a state prison. Time has flown by and Ms. Richmond is due to be released on August 11, 2016, according to the Florida Department of Corrections website. That's the good news.

In an update to one of the Jennifer Richmond posts, I stated that others she was involved with were indicted by a federal grand jury. Christina Lynn Davis is still sitting in the Orange County (FL) jail with no bond. I have no clue where Hamid (Abdullah Hamidullah) is - the feds will hold a defendant in a variety of locations, so could be almost anywhere, but it's not Orange or Seminole County jails. It's common for federal defendants to be in Seminole, so I did check. It is possible that he's being held at a facility in Virginia.

Hamid did make a plea agreement and enter a guilty plea to numerous counts on May 11, 2016. I have had the plea agreement since last week, but debated publishing it. I decided not to publish it, so if you want a copy, you will need to have a PACER account to get it. The guilty plea was to counts 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the indictment, which is linked in my update on the other post.

Count 2 of the indictment carries a mandatory minimum of 15 years to life, so I must assume that the threats were flying for him to plead to this. Actually, there's no telling what the government did in this case. I have my thoughts on the matter from what I was previously told. Count 2 is the sex trafficking charge. That being said, I know the minimum sentence that Hamid faces is 15 years, but with the other counts, I suspect he will be sentenced to somewhere between 25 years and life.

While many may consider me wrong here, I must say that I have never understood why anyone facing life in prison at sentencing would take a plea deal. What's the point? Are they going to knock a few years off life with a mandatory minimum? My point of view is that I'd go ahead and deal with the trial rather than some deal for life or close to it. I'm using the term deal loosely here, because it's not much of a deal at all.

However, reading the plea deal tells me that public opinion would not be in his favor, and in that sense, there's no reason not to plead in this case. Highly unlikely that a jury verdict on any count would be favorable for Hamid. I have no way of knowing if what is stated is true or not though. Perhaps Jennifer Richmond will address it when she is released.

The man I heard from was scared - seriously scared - long ago, before any of this came down. I did inform him that he had good reason to be afraid. I sent him a copy of my Memoirs book and he later commented that he wished he knew it existed long before. No telling what they have done, and are currently doing, to him. After some of my own experiences before, during, and after the case, I put nothing at all past them. Orlando really is a special place.

As of today, Christina Lynn Davis has not made a plea deal in this case. I do expect that it will happen soon though. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Violence in the Local Metal Scene Series: Intermission

The series on the topic of violence in the local metal scene will be on intermission for some time. There are some situations at play here that I am unable to discuss at this time and others that are best reserved for later, following the conclusion of the criminal case. This is not the end of this series though, and I have much more to say on the topic.

For the moment I will only suggest that if you have teenagers that participate, or want to, keep them away. Really there is more danger than I originally believed or stated in the first post on this topic.

I had a discussion with someone that was active as a booking agent and promoter for Hip-Hop / Rap shows in past. While I am not at liberty to offer his name at the moment, I will state that he is currently serving life in a federal penitentiary. For me the discussion was about differences in the level of violence at metal shows and at hip-hop / rap shows and which type of show was worse.

Was rap getting a bad rap in comparison?

My friend was clear that the problem is not the specific genre of music or the level of violence that comes with any music shows. He stated that the problem is the people involved. The fact is, there are lots of violent people in the US. These people are either 1) prone to violence; or 2) embrace violence. In both situations they can be dangerous, especially as a group. Sometimes being a part of a group will embolden someone that would otherwise not be prone to violence.

I agreed with my friend on some statements and disagreed on others. I felt that he had little exposure to local metal scene shows, if any at all. In the same respect, I have little knowledge of rap and/or hip-hop shows.

In the end, I stand by my statements concerning the violence in local metal scene shows. I believe that I could offer proof of this, especially as it relates to the mosh pits at these local shows. It's really been a topic of research for me since the original post. The series will resume one day in the distant future.

Really this blog is supposed to be about adult business prosecutions more than anything else. Expect to hear more on recent cases in the news in the near future. Thank you for your patience at this trying time in my life.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Never Ending: Harassment and Lies (Part Three)

I had something else planned for Part Three in this series of posts, but defendant Marfitt is continuing his rants on Facebook and here we are. Not only does he have zero remorse, he is still inciting hatred against the victim and denying what he has done to my son in Facebook rants.

I wouldn't expect a confession as he is facing the court case, and in Florida, a felony battery charge means up to 5 years in prison, but I do expect him to shut the hell up or keep it private between him and his gang / clique / group. This is his rant for today, posted as a comment under a post he shared about a man wrongfully convicted... 

I corrected his misinformation on the charge and potential sentence he faces for the violent attack on my son in the previous paragraph. However, I have already stated the $ amount of the hospital bill in Part One. It is not a debate and he needs to visit his public defender and get a newsflash. The State of Florida filed the charge - my son did not and I did not - and the state has a copy of every bill to date. The state also has the hospital records. What sort of idiot would tell such obvious lies? (not a question)

That's the end of discussion on the criminal case against David Marfitt. If he wants the discovery, he will need to retrieve it. He won't be getting it for free here.

As this guy is incredibly stupid and attempting to call himself a victim everywhere, I decided that it is time for a few screenshots. I have hundreds and have selected a few simply to put that victim crap to rest.

This act of misdemeanor battery was never charged as I knew nothing about it and my son elected to not have club security call the police. There were numerous witnesses though - the 2 people my son went to the club with, one dude my son knows that witnessed it, and the security in the club who also witnessed it. This screenshot shoots his 'I'm a victim' defense to oblivion and beyond...

And then there's the scary stalking. I only found out about this episide recently, after the attack on January 14th, mainly because my son knows me better than anyone - you are welcome to decide what I mean by that. At any rate, my toleration level for what this POS has put my son through has definitely been breached and he clearly has not bothered with even minor due diligence... 

Yes, the defendant, his current girlfriend and who knows who else - at least one more person though - actually went to my son's apartment in Orlando, where he was living at the time, and banged on the door for close to 30 minutes. I will guess that Marfitt intended to attack him that day. They (Marfitt and current girlfriend Olivia) trespassed on private property to get to the door and then he stood at the door yelling with a video camera for around 30 minutes.

The apartment complex is gated, and sure, he probably followed another car to get in, but there's a clear sign that states NO TRESPASSING, residents and registered guests ONLY, Trespassers will be prosecuted... What they did is referred to as trespassing, stalking and harassment.

So when Marfitt claims to have no criminal record, he means he never got caught or prosecuted for the many things he's done to Alex, and others no doubt, along the way. I have no criminal record and unlike Marfitt, I have a valid driver's license and don't go to jail for failure to pay fines and failure to appear. But let's face it - is that something to brag about? No.

None of this matters as far as a conviction in the current case is concerned, but it's certainly relevant to sentencing. 

Till we meet again...

EDIT on April 26, 2016 @4PM to add:

I have had numerous business and personal obligations to contend with this last few weeks, but do look forward to Part Four in this series soon!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Background: Setting the Record Straight (Part Two)

As I stated in Part One, the vicious attack on my son following a metal show in Sanford did not happen in a vacuum. Some background is necessary to understand why I refer to these metalheads with the local scene as a gang. I also clarified that this is about the Central Florida (Brevard, Seminole and Orlando metro area) metal scene, the local bands and their fans. Of course not all fans and bands are involved with this gang, but certainly an overwhelming number of participants are.

Alex grew-up in Orlando, the theme park capital of the world, and spent a lot of time in theme parks throughout his young life, so he knows lots of people and met many music business contacts over the years. Since a young age he has attended metal shows, but not the local stuff - House of Blues, Firestone (new name now), Hard Rock, and the UCF and downtown arena shows for the most part. Alex's life has always been about entertainment and promotion and he's always promoting one image or another.

I used to go with him to these shows and recall a Powerman 5000 show at the House of Blues back in late 2002 or the first week of 2003, where I sat at the bar talking to the bass player for Pantera for most of the night while Alex was closer to the stage. When Alex saw who I was talking to, suddenly sitting with mom wasn't such a horrifying thought. Anyway, the dude was telling me how he was the parent that always went to the shows too. So don't think I'm unfamiliar with metal shows and national acts, because I definitely am.

This gang / clique / crew I have referred to was born in a now closed place called 321 Local in Cocoa Village. This dump was owned by one Kevin Owens, who also tried desperately to sell it, even though he didn't own the property, before closing in a financial failure in 2014. The first and only time I ever went there with Alex, I knew Owens was full of crap. I walked outside and asked Alex to take me home. All the way home, I explained to Alex that this dude was a POS, was using him and had zero respect for him. In short time Alex got my point.

What Owens did to Alex at this 321 Local dump not long after that afternoon visit was unreal. Really I do not know if Marfitt and Owens cooked it up together or Owens fooled Marfitt, who was one of many minions he used at the time. Long before the dump closed, Alex booked some shows there. He's the one that brought national acts to Cocoa - Owens and Marfitt simply stole all of his contacts by lying, discrediting him, and inciting hatred towards him.

In the end there was a sequence of several shows and the last ended the relationship between Alex and Owens, Marfitt and the rest of the gang, though he was never actually a part of this clique. This was in early to mid-2012. First in the sequence was a great show - lots of money made at the bar and for Alex. However, at the end of the night Owens demanded 50% of all the door and ticket sales, claiming the new arrangement was a 50/50 split. Even though there was no such agreement in place, Alex handed it to him. The second in the sequence was a loser show, but Owens didn't fork over a single $, claiming that he didn't want the band to play there to begin with. So much for 50/50 and Alex paid out of his pocket.

The third in this sequence of shows was another loser. Alex was in the hole for $800, but he gathered it all together and returned to pay with his girlfriend at the time (i.e. a witness). Also note that Owens and Marfitt managed to get this now former girlfriend fired from a longtime job at Office Depot. And now we arrive at the last, and final, show. It was someone with Slipknot, perhaps a DJ, and a contact Alex knew at Firestone passed the show on to him. Like I said, Alex always had the contacts.

Ticket sales were slow on this last show and Alex counted on door money to make his $1200 guarantee to the performer. The problem was that Owens was letting people in through some side door for free. Alex confronted Owens and reminded him that he had a $1200 guarantee to pay, so to please not allow anyone in free. Owens responded that it was his club and he would let anyone he wanted to let in free. All told, Owens let 35-40 people in the show free via this side door. Unsurprisingly, at the end of the night Alex was short - (50% short) $600 short. He gave Owens everything he had from pre-sales and door sales, told him that he was going to the cash machine to get the rest, and exited with a friend (i.e. another witness).

My son had called me during this fiasco, told me what Owens was doing, and asked me what he should do. I advised him to tell the idiot that he would need to collect that $600 from the many people he let in the side door free or pay it himself and walk the hell out the door. Well, as non-confrontational as my son is, instead he did as stated - told Owens he was going to the cash machine and literally ran to the car, which his friend was sitting at the door with by that point. It was not worth confronting Owens on the previous deal of 50/50.

I don't care what Owens and Marfitt claim - the guarantee was $600 short, not the entire amount, which is the lie that was spread far and wide ever since. But it was short Owens' 50%. The money issues are related to all the drinking - Marfitt was paid in a longterm bar tab for one issue - and the drugs that came out when they locked the doors to the dump were another. Alex doesn't drink or do any drugs and I do not pay for anyone's drinking and drug habits, and I never will, so that is what started this deep hatred for my son with the 321 Local gang.

A noteworthy point here is that it was Owens that changed the arrangement to 50/50 on shows with Alex. Owens got Alex's 50% before he left the dump the last night he ever entered it. It was Owens that started all of this crap to avoid paying the $600 he owed.

To this day, neither my son or myself have any clue what these people told the guy with Slipknot or the Firestone contact or any other contacts they stole, but the bottom line is that no one around here was going to be their dupe or support their bad habits.

Ever since that night, Marfitt has harassed, stalked, threatened and even attacked my son - long before the serious attack on January 14, 2016, but the main point here is how he incited hatred for Alex using lies and still does so today. I was in-process of doing something about it back in 2013, but didn't at my son's request. He really just thought they were idiots and not capable of following through on the violent threats.

One of the 321 Local gang was a registered sex offender - for molesting a child under 11 - by the name of Richard Scott Harp. He went by Scott and his wife's name is Jennifer. They were so loved at that dump by so many people that my only hope is that no one let them babysit. The one thing that I did do before Alex asked me to leave it all alone was alert some poor guy to the fact that Harp was a sex offender. Jennifer was raking this man over the coals for child support and he was denied access to his own daughter. I believe that DCF fixed the situation for him.

So that's the story that Owens and Marfitt have twisted to incite so much hatred for my son.

The lies have spread exponentially at this point. I do not believe in leaving lies and misinformation about myself, my family or my friends sitting on the table. My son did not book the show on January 14th, because if he had, Breathing Theory and David Marfitt would never have been on it.

As much as my son did for so many local bands and people in the metal scene around here for many years, not even one (1) local scene band member or fan expressed any concern or contacted me or him to ask how he was after he was released from the hospital. Several with national acts did reach out to Alex though. The local metal scene is filled with ungrateful degenerates. As stated in Part One, I have hundreds of screenshots. What was really shocking after reading the many horrific statements was to go to their profile and see a mommy or a daddy trying to sound like God's gift to parenthood. Definitely made me want to vomit.

It is also worthy to note that the great majority of these degenerates openly despise the ICP followers known as Juggalos. This is a scene that my son was a part of for years. Some of the nicest people I have ever encountered were ICP followers. Many reached out to Alex after he updated his Facebook profile when released from the hospital and they're all still wonderful people. These people, like Alex, would give someone the shirt off their back, literally. Huge difference in the two music scenes! The FBI definitely should have pursued the 321 Local gang instead of ICP.

 EDIT on March 27, 2016 @3:50PM to add:

Apparently this is less about the local metal scene and more about the old 321 Local gang and Marfit, Owens etc... than I originally believed it to be. There are now two (2) people from the local scene that have reached out to say they're really sorry this happened to Alex and he did not deserve it in any way. Both expressed their thoughts on Marfitt as well, and to summarize, he's just not as loved as he thinks he is. Great news to me because I was beginning to believe all of the local metal crowd is just incredibly gullible. Owens' and Marfitt's stories are exactly that - stories - incredible stories that incited hatred for my son over a period of years.

Till we meet again with Part Three...   

Sunday, March 20, 2016

A Violent Nation: Violence in the Metal Scene in Central Florida (Part One)

Our lives have been turbulent since the arrest and case that made me the Accused Madam. Sometimes it seems like it is just one issue or problem after another, but never as horrible as what has happened so far in 2016. This will be a series of posts starting with this introduction (Part One) and concluding with Part Ten, so lengthy indeed. The main point is to to expose a serious problem that many are unaware exists and to set the record straight.

Anyone familiar with my past case and trial or with this blog and the Paul Bergrin blog knows that I love to set the record straight and quash the lies and misinformation. I do not believe in leaving lies intended to harm myself, my family or my friends sitting on the table to be shared and spread repeatedly by many until they grow out of control like a wild fire and start to actually sound believable to the long list of participants.

On January 14, 2016, my son (Alex) was the victim of a violent attack at a club in Sanford, Florida - Seminole County - (West End Trading Company). The violent aggressor was one David Marfitt who was a bass player with the metal band Breathing Theory at the time. An ambulance arrived within minutes (5 minutes I believe) and Alex was taken to a hospital in Sanford. Shortly after arriving at the ER, he was transferred to the ICU, where he remained for the next 5 days before a transfer to the PCU (Progressive Care Unit).

I spoke to the neurologist on day 2 and he said a lot - I took notes as I was unfamiliar with most medical terms he used. I won't be going into my son's medical condition while in the ICU or after he was released from the hospital. The only reason for this is that the perp - David Marfitt - was later arrested on a felony battery charge, was picked-up by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office for the Seminole County warrant on February 4, 2016, and the case is set for arraignment on March 29, 2016.

I think that Marfitt should need to pay an attorney to get the medical information through the proper channels, so not giving it to him here for free. The only thing I will say on the medical condition is that the hospital bill alone is $86K, and yes, there's more and will be for some time to come.

I must thank the officers in the Warrant Division in Brevard County, Florida for picking Marfitt up so quickly after the warrant was issued by Seminole County State Attorney's Office. (SAO) The only reason there was any delay in issuing the warrant is that SAO investigators waited to make sure it didn't turn into a Homicide investigation. Alex's condition was that serious.

I raised my son to be peaceful, and truth be told, he has never been in a physical fight, so the attack on that night caught him off-guard. Alex had just started training at a wrestling academy in Orlando the previous week and he had high hopes for a future in the world of entertainment wrestling, but with only one training session under his belt, it didn't help that night.

The attack did not happen in a vacuum. Alex's past with David Marfitt began in early 2012. Marfitt has harassed and stalked him since on occasion, which is easily proven. My son really didn't take the guy seriously, especially because the original problem was based on a lie. At one point, back in 2013, I was in the process of doing something about Marfitt; however, my son convinced me that the guy was just an idiot and not capable of anything that mattered. Alex pleaded with me to lay off, just leave it alone, and I did. My serious error in judgment.

Since this happened to my son, I have been called all sorts of crap by some of the local metal scene gang - a rat for one thing - but I am the victim's mother. No one in their right mind would refer to me as a "rat" - completely absurd and just says that they have no clue what a rat is. I do intend to expose the violence in the metal scene in Central Florida. Some participants live in other areas of the US, so I do feel that this is far from simply a local problem and I know that it is an ongoing problem, which is a main point to these posts.

I have collected hundreds of screenshots of threatening, vile or just plain obnoxious statements made by some members of this gang. Hopefully by the time I'm done with the series of posts here, you will understand why I am referring to these violent metal things as a gang. The statements I have read don't come from humans, so I won't be referring to the participants as people.

I will also say that everything I am referring to herein includes local band members and their fans - local being Central Florida, including Brevard County, Seminole County, and the Orlando metro area. None of these obnoxious participants are in any way related to national acts and hopefully never will be.

So, the plan is to post in this series of posts once or twice a week. I have not paid any attention to this blog in some time and I do have other obligations in life, but will definitely be clearing-up the misinformation that some, certainly including defendant Marfitt, have decided to spread all over the place. And if you have teenagers involved in or attracted to the Central Florida metal scene, by the time I am finished, you will be dragging them away from it.

Some posts will be about violence in the US unrelated to the current problem. Violence is not acceptable in society today, and if this was the era of the wild, wild west, I wouldn't bother with blog posts and would simply take care of the problem. However, this isn't the wild, wild west and there are laws that forbid this sort of action and a society (in general) that considers violence unacceptable.

Till we meet again...