He watched a grisly murder and helped try to cover it up. He’ll go to prison for 7 years
They have a room ready for him:
"Massachusetts legislators attempting a sweeping overhaul of the criminal justice system are grappling with one of the toughest questions in corrections: How long is too long for a prisoner — even one who has harmed a guard or a fellow inmate — to be punished with solitary confinement? Under current law, prisoners at any state facility can be sentenced by corrections officials to up to 10 years in the state’s toughest solitary, the Departmental Disciplinary Unit in the Walpole prison, where they are housed in a 12-foot-by-7-foot cell and are entitled to five hours a week of outdoor recreation....."
Back on the front page again, ladies:
"Why did AIDS charity auction money go to a Cambridge theater — and Harvey Weinstein’s pocket?" by Malcolm Gay Globe Staff October 18, 2017
The American Repertory Theater has become embroiled in a new financial controversy involving disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein, who served as executive producer for its 2014 Broadway-bound production, “Finding Neverland.”
Weinstein has been the focus of intense scrutiny after bombshell investigations in The New York Times and The New Yorker detailed multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault against the mogul.
Just ignore the open secret and kiboshing of previous investigations. Or laugh like the audience.
Now new revelations indicate that Weinstein arranged for $600,000 raised at an auction for the New York-based AIDS charity amfAR to be sent to the ART. According to reports in The New York Times and the Huffington Post, the ART had agreed to reimburse Weinstein and fellow investors in “Finding Neverland” for earlier payments to develop the production if he could arrange third-party charitable donations to the Cambridge-based theater.
The $600,000 allegedly helped fulfill that agreement.
An internal report commissioned by amfAR’s board and obtained by the Globe stated that it appeared “the transaction was designed to accommodate Mr. Weinstein’s interest rather than amfAR’s” and found that amfAR’s failure to disclose that some of the proceeds would go to the ART constituted “fraud on the bidders.”
At a May 2015 amfAR fund-raiser auction in Cannes, France, a substantial amount of the proceeds from two fund-raising packages arranged by Weinstein — a photo shoot with fashion photographer Mario Testino and a “Hollywood Experience” including tickets to Oscar-related parties — would go to the ART.
According to the internal report, the two Weinstein-arranged auction packages brought in $909,669, and Weinstein and amfAR’s board chairman, the fashion designer Kenneth Cole, agreed that the ART would receive $600,000, while amfAR would get $309,669.
The report, which was produced by attorney Thomas Ajamie, noted that an insert to the auction catalog had disclosed that some of the funds for the photo shoot would go to the ART, but it did not disclose the same for the “Hollywood Experience.” Weinstein told the Times that it wasn’t his responsibility to tell donors purchasing the auction packages that the money would be used to reimburse him and other “Finding Neverland” investors.
Through his lawyer, Weinstein denied wrongdoing.
“There was no evidence that Mr. Weinstein engaged in any violation of state or federal charity law or that any charity, bidder, or donor was harmed in connection with the amfAR event,’’ said Weinstein attorney Jason Lilien.
The $600,000 transaction has rocked the high-profile AIDS charity.
Several amfAR board members have since resigned, and four others — Arlen Andelson, Mervyn Silverman, Vincent Roberti, and Jonathan Canno — have complained to New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.
In a statement provided by a spokesperson, the four amfAR board members said the $600,000 transfer to the ART occurred “despite the clear objections of the executive management team and without the knowledge of the entire voting members of the Board.”
A spokesperson for Schneiderman told the Globe, “Our charities bureau is working with amfAR in connection with a dispute among board members, with the goal of achieving a resolution as expeditiously as possible.”
“Finding Neverland” was directed in Cambridge by ART artistic director Diane Paulus, who went on to direct the Broadway production.
In a statement provided to the Globe on Wednesday, an ART spokesperson said:
“A.R.T. received $600,000 in 2015 through an Amfar event at which proceeds from some auction items were earmarked for the A.R.T. It is standard practice to not disclose the specific terms of agreements.”
Some at the AIDS charity apparently had qualms about the $600,000 transaction early on.
In a June 2015 internal amfAR e-mail obtained by the Globe, amfAR CEO Kevin Frost worried that “[n]othing about this deal feels right to me.” Frost did not respond to a request for comment from the Globe.
According to the internal report, there was a deadline for the arrangement: The $600,000 had to arrive at the ART by June 1, 2015. Otherwise the reimbursement deal was off, according to the Huffington Post.
According to documents obtained by the Globe, Frost communicated that amfAR probably would not be able to transfer the $600,000 to the ART by June 1 — just 15 days after the auction. The report indicates Weinstein then arranged to transfer $600,000 to amfAR as a “loan” on June 1, so the AIDS charity could then wire $600,000 to the ART. On Sept. 1, amfAR sent $600,000 “back to Mr. Weinstein,” the report stated.
When the money arrived at the Cambridge theater, which exists under the umbrella of Harvard University, ART producer Diane Borger wrote Frost, saying an attorney would be in touch “with a few questions about the amfar donation.”
The report states that an attorney called Frost on behalf of the ART the following day, saying the theater was surprised by the $600,000 from amfAR.
“She asked if Mr. Frost could explain it,” the report states. “Mr. Frost said he couldn’t explain it and that [the ART’s lawyer] would have to speak to Mr. Weinstein about it.”
After the internal report raised questions, amfAR subsequently hired a second law firm, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, which found the transaction to be above board. “We concluded that the foundation engaged in a lawful transaction and the donation to Harvard was a lawful contribution,” Orin Snyder, a partner in the law firm, told the Globe on Wednesday. “Any suggestion that the transaction was unlawful in any way is incorrect and offensive.”
ALL LEGAL means OKAY!
Of course, it being legal doesn't make it right.
Ms. Kelly sure looks excited, and I guess they will want to change the name now.
Harvard rescinds Weinstein honor
Tatum pulls sexual abuse film from Weinstein Co.
Ex-supermodel: ‘Industry surrounded by predators’
I also believe in giving credit where credit is due (as opposed to the earlier fawning over the man), and it is disappointing to see others ignore such things while diverting the discussion (comes with being vehicles for the agenda, of course) in a most insulting way (sorry).
Where are those other women anyway, and remember this guy?
Stoughton High teacher resigns after allegations of inappropriate sexual relationship with student
Yeah, they start young.
It's sad to see Quebec buy into the Zionist war agenda with “an unnecessary law with a made-up solution to an invented problem,” because of the “hordes of women in niqabs.” THEY are the cause of all your troubles, not the thieving banksters or the governmental subservience Jewi$h war agenda.
I hope you(??) don't need a ride home:
Slain reporter was looking into shady tax rules, bootleg oil in Malta
Let's see how much attention she will get.
If the past is any indication, we will see nothing more.
No $en$e pouting about it.
"Elizabeth Warren is focusing her trademark populist style on her fresh national effort Wednesday morning at a press conference standing alongside Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer. “When the top 1 percent are already getting richer and richer and working families are scraping to pay for housing and schools and child care; it is just plain immoral to slash taxes for the rich.” That’s a preview of what to expect from Warren in the days, weeks, and months ahead, the senator said in a brief interview after the event. “I will be out there on point on this,” she told the Globe....."
It's all political with her, although the one good thing about women is they don't lie.
Now about those Obama years.....
Today's top story:
"Will Amazon headquarters sweepstakes set off a bidding war among communities?" by Tim Logan Globe Staff October 18, 2017
Bids are trickling in for Amazon’s coveted “second headquarters,” with contenders large and small offering big money to land the e-commerce behemoth and its potential 50,000 jobs. And that could put pressure on cities like Boston to sweeten their offers.
In advance of Amazon’s midnight (Pacific time) Thursday deadline for pitches, New Jersey says it will pony up $7 billion in state and local incentives to lure the company to Newark.
That's more than what Foxconn got from Wi$con$in.
And Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is cooking up the biggest subsidy package his state has ever offered, “by a mile,” should Amazon bless Baltimore with its presence.
So far, leaders on Beacon Hill and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh have been more reticent about subsidies, saying they will talk about taxpayer-financed incentives only if Boston emerges as a finalist.
Amazon is, after all, a $136 billion company, so it’s reasonable to conclude that incentives in the millions, even the billions, might not tip the balance. Nonetheless, some observers say the enormous numbers being tossed out by long-shot cities hoping to land Amazon could well push some top contenders to dig deeper into public coffers to secure the massive job-creation prize.
A least one skeptic suggests that’s probably been the company’s intention all along.
Amazon is “just using all these hopeless bids as leverage to up the ante on the places where they really want to be,” said Greg LeRoy, executive director of Good Jobs First, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that tracks corporate subsidies.
“Nothing against Newark, but it doesn’t have Harvard. It doesn’t have MIT. Let’s get real here.”
I'm sure there are ways around the traffic, and it looks like extortion to me.
All legal, of cour$e.
"Maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise that New Hampshire went this route. Taking random potshots at Massachusetts is kind of a cottage industry just over the border....."
As opposed to the cottage industry here?
"You can now do your grocery shopping without having to leave your car at some regional WalMarts. The mega-retailer on Thursday rolled out grocery pickup in three area stores — Avon, Plymouth, and Rochester NH — allowing customers to pick out their items online and determine a time frame for pick-up. When they arrive, they pull into a designated parking area, alert the store by phone, and wait for a Walmart employee to bring the shopping bags to their vehicle. The free service is the company’s latest effort compete with Amazon....."
I know I'm missing something else that was on the front page, but....
"President Trump on Wednesday qualified his endorsement of a bipartisan Senate proposal to stabilize health insurance markets, even as the chief architect of the deal predicted it would become law before the end of the year. Trump on Tuesday appeared to give his blessing to a deal to restore insurance subsidies that he had just canceled when the accord was announced. On Wednesday, the president appeared to send a different message on Twitter, but that message may have been more of a caveat than a rejection....."
Just keep the soda out of the hands of babes, huh.
On the foreign front:
ISIS™ is alive and well according to a New York Times $h!t shovel, 'er, news analysis, despite the successes on the battlefield, blah, blah, blah. I'm told (by WINEP, Brookings, and the FDD) they and a newly resurgent Al-CIA-Duh will be popping up all over the place so expect a wave (WTF was that guy doing on the street?) of false flag fictions and staged and scripted crisis drills in the near future. All the better to tyrannize you with, even in Alabama. Forget all the inherent contradictions in the mixed message, mind-manipulating BS propaganda we are served on a daily basis.
Looks like Al-CIA-Bob has gotten a head start in Somalia. I briefly saw something about it before the story exploded.
Just wondering what Argentina is doing wrong, and when you find a fair election let me know.
"The Trump administration escalated a bitter confrontation with Iran on Wednesday, demanding that the UN Security Council punish the Iranian government for what the US ambassador called its “outlaw behavior” across the Middle East. “The United States will not turn a blind eye to these violations,” Nikki Haley told a Security Council meeting that had been meant to focus on developments in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Haley used her speaking time instead to deliver a critique of Iran. Her remarks were among the most strident denunciations Haley has made of Iran since she became President Trump’s ambassador in January. The remarks seemed timed partly to respond to international criticism of the administration over Trump’s avowed hostility to the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and major powers. She spoke less than a week after Trump announced he would disavow the nuclear agreement and might withdraw the United States from the accord altogether unless it was strengthened to his satisfaction. That decision has deeply angered Iran and has raised alarms among many US allies. They have exhorted Congress to preserve the deal....."
OMFG, can you be any more of a slave for Israel?
They turn the blind eye toward the purpose of the meeting to attack Iran!
At least it comes from a POWERFUL WOMAN, huh?
So what has Rocket Man been up to?
"A year ago, you’ll recall, Patriots owner Robert Kraft hosted a private party at Gillette Stadium and enlisted a fairly well-known rock ’n’ roll band from England — the Rolling Stones — to perform for his 150 guests. Well, he’s at it again. Kraft and his family are hosting a hush-hush party at Gillette Nov. 8 and the musical guest this time will be Elton John. Kraft has been friends with the Rocket Man for many years: In 2003, Sir Elton played at a private party celebrating Robert and Myra Kraft’s 40th anniversary; the Pats poobah always attends John’s annual Oscar party in LA; Elton tickled the ivories at a tiny get-together hosted by Kraft the night before the Pats’ dramatic Super Bowl win in Houston this past February; and Kraft was one of the guests at the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s star-studded 70th birthday party in Hollywood in March.
Kraft is elbow-deep in Hollywood, huh?
Did he know Harvey?
It’s anyone’s guess who got an invitation to the November bash, but it’s likely that it’s many of the same folks who were under the tent set up on the Gillette field last October when the Stones played a hits-heavy set. The crowd that night included former secretary of state John Kerry, designer Tommy Hilfiger, J. Geils frontman Peter Wolf, Celtics owners Wyc Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca, Red Sox (and Boston Globe) owner John Henry and his wife, Globe Managing Director Linda Pizzuti Henry, hair stylist Pini Swissa, Combined Jewish Philanthropies boss Barry Shrage, restaurateurs Ed Kane and Steve DiFillippo, former Bain Capital managing director Paul Edgerley, and assorted Pats players past and present.
Any que$tions regarding the gue$ts?
What does it cost to have Sir Elton play at your party? A lot. According to Celebrity Talent International, which bills itself as the “premiere buyer-oriented booking agency and major celebrity event consultant” in the world, superstars like John, Rihanna, Sting, and Taylor Swift won’t even consider performing at your kid’s bar mitvah for less than $750,000 — and usually they want way more than that. The Krafts assuredly had to shell out serious dough to hire the Stones last year. How do we know? Because former Hewlett-Packard chairman Ralph Whitworth paid $3 million to have them play at a party in 2015....."
That was a close shave, huh?
Time to suit up for the game.
I think AmeriKa should attack Iran, North Korea, and Russia simultaneously. It's the only way to secure the EUSraeli Empire.
Now a moment of silence, please, for all the heroes (WaPo agenda-pushing, 'er, news analysis; key word is anal because that is from whence it comes) who have given their lives for the lies.
"A day of modest gains on Wall Street resulted in more milestones for US stocks Wednesday as the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 23,000 points for the first time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index and Nasdaq Composite also finished at record highs. Technology stocks and financial companies led the gainers....."
The Federal Reserve is doing a great job!
Will you now please rise for our National Anthem.