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July 31, 1989, Spence was arrested at the Barbizon Hotel on East 63rd St in Manhattan, NY, for criminal possession of a firearm and criminal possession of cocaine. Try and find a picture of Mr. Spence online:

He also said he greatly enhanced the reputation of Motoo Shiina, a powerful member of the Diet, Japan’s parliament, who is considered Japan’s top expert on defense issues and a likely future prime minister.

“Motoo’s father, Etsusburo, who was a great man, asked me to help his son, who he saw as playboy,” Mr. Spence said. “I made Motoo Shiina in the United States, then he sued me.”

The lawsuit over a house on Wyoming Avenue NW, in a fashionable neighborhood of homes of senior diplomats, began when Mr. Shiina sought the return of $345,000 he had lent Mr. Spence to purchase the property. Eventually, the suit would be dropped on the day Mr. Shiina was to give a sworn deposition.

The settlement terms led to Mr. Spence’s company’s getting $68,000 from the Policy Studies Group headed by Mr. Shiina. Mr. Spence agreed to repay Mr. Shiina $379,000 at 5 percent interest.

The money was repaid when Mr. Spence sold the house for $900,000, and he kept the approximately $500,000 profit.

Mr. Spence said yesterday that he had forced Mr. Shiina’s attorneys to drop the suit by threatening to reveal that the money was “hot.”

“The money came into the country illegally from Hong Kong, and I knew it,” he said. “That’s why I could be so sarcastic in my deposition. I knew they wouldn’t push it.”

Mr. Shiina has denied any wrongdoing in the case. He has specifically denied any violations of currency exchange laws.

Mr. Spence said he later turned his lobbying talents to China, with the intention of establishing high-level influence there. “They have no money. What were they going to pay me with – rice?” he asked. “I did it to make contacts.”

Throughout this period, Mr. Spence admitted to leading a dual-level existence, with separate but strong excitements.

On the surface, he threw dazzling parties and weighty seminars, ensnaring Washington celebrities.

A profile of Mr. Spence in The New York Times in January 1982 was headlined “Have Names, Will Open Right Doors.” The article quoted a Washington Post columnist saying of Mr. Spence in 1980: “Not since Ethel Kennedy used to give her famous Hickory Hill seminars for great minds of our times during the days of Camelot has anyone staged seminars successfully on a continuing social basis in Washington. That’s what Craig Spence has been doing.”

Mr. Spence was described in The New York Times as “something of a mystery man who dresses in Edwardian dandy style, a former television correspondent who now wears many hats, including international business consultant, party host, registered foreign agent and something called ‘research journalist.’ “

One former friend, William Harben, said of those days: “He conned people into going to parties – big people, Cabinet members, and personalities and so forth. Everybody likes to go to a free party around here.”

That description eerily paralleled Mr. Spence’s depiction of the guests at his soirees. “The town [Washington] is full of phonies,” he said Monday. “All of these people I helped have turned on me.”

The business was lucrative. Mr. Spence earns $200,000 a year as a consultant for Becton, Dickinson & Co., a New Jersey-based firm that makes health care products for physicians, laboratories, pharmacies and the general public. He has worked for the firm since the fall of 1981 and, according to a Becton, Dickinson spokesman, is under contract until March 1990.

In documents filed with the Justice Department, Mr. Spence said he made $666,774 working for the Policy Study Group, a company of which Mr. Shiina was president between 1979 and 1983.

He made many thousands more for other foreign and domestic companies but said Monday that he had no access to money. He said his accounts had been “frozen” but refused to elaborate.

Mr. Spence admitted Monday to a second lifestyle he kept hidden from most, in which he pursued young “military-looking” men. He bragged of many sexual conquests of otherwise straight men, including several servicemen stationed in the Washington area.

Paul Bonacci, one of the victim-witnesses in Franklin affair, also clearly stated Larry King used him in blackmail operations in New York and Washington. The latter was in connection with the activities of a close associate of Larry King, Craig Spence, who was involved in a prostitution ring consisting of underaged boys that were supplied to Washington's upper class, which went right up to the White House (309). Interestingly, it was Sun Myung Moon's Washington Times which first exposed the White House prostitution scandal in 1989.

"Craig J. Spence, an enigmatic figure who threw glittery parties for key officials of the Reagan and Bush administrations, media stars and top military officers, bugged the gatherings to compromise guests, provided cocaine, blackmailed some associates and spent up to $20,000 a month on male prostitutes, according to friends, acquaintances and records...

"Among the clients identified in hundreds of credit-card vouchers obtained by The Washington Times - and identified by male prostitutes and escort operators - are government officials, locally based U.S. military officers, businessmen, lawyers, bankers, congressional aides, media representatives and other professionals. Mr. Spence's influence appeared unlimited, aptly demonstrated by his ability to arrange midnight tours of the White House, according to three persons who said they took part in those tours.

"Several former associates said his [Spence's] house on Wyoming Avenue was bugged and had a secret two-way mirror, and that he attempted to ensnare visitors into compromising sexual encounters that he could then use as leverage... The man, a business associate of Mr. Spence who was on the White House tour, said: "He was blackmailing people. He was taping people and blackmailing them. ...

"[A businessman] described Mr. Spence as "strange," saying that he often boasted that he was working for the CIA... Mr. Spence told him that the CIA might "doublecross him," however, and kill him instead "and then to make it look like a suicide." The businessman also said he attended a birthday bash for Roy Cohn at Mr. Spence's house. He said Mr. Casey was at the party." (310)

"During the past few weeks, Mr. Spence told several friends that the call-boy operation was being investigated by the U.S. Attorney's Office and other federal authorities as a possible CIA front. He told the friends that the CIA used the service to compromise other federal intelligence officials and foreign diplomats. One friend quoted him as saying, "Casey's boys are out to get me"...

WTWHPS, June 29, 1989, the well-known headline several months after George H.W. Bush had become the new president of the United States. Doesn't it remain strange that it was Sun Myung Moon's paper, whose network has been closely tied to sexual blackmail operations, became responsible for exposing a homosexual blackmail ring so closely tied to the White House? Moon's associate, general Daniel O. Graham (deputy head CIA; head DIA; USGSC; pusher of the Star Wars program), stated in this article that because of this ring, top-Washington officials might have been compromised by the KGB (a little one-sided warning)... Was there a deeper meaning as to why this scandal suddenly had to be (partially) exposed? Was somebody sending a message to the White House? Next to why and how the whole affair was covered up, these also are legitimate questions to be asked.

"During a lengthy interview at a Manhattan apartment in August, Mr. Spence frequently alluded to deep mysteries. "All this stuff you've uncovered (involving call boys, bribery and the White House tours), to be honest with you, is insignificant compared to other things I've done. But I'm not going to tell you those things, and somehow the world will carry on." He also talked frequently of suicide, saying repeatedly, "My life is over." He reserved deep bitterness for high-powered friends he said had forsaken him. "I've had the world at my house, and now they don't know who I am," he said. "But they did come, didn't they?"" (311)

The scandal was first exposed in late June 1989 and by November 1989 Spence had committed suicide. A serious investigation never followed and all records pertaining to the case have been sealed for many decades to come. One of the reporters involved in initially braking the story explained he had been told that these records will eventually be unsealed, but not before there's "a cold day in hell" (312).

Just as the 1986 Mirano scandal, the X-Dossiers contain evidence that sexual blackmail operations, whoever is running them, are not limited to the United States. In 1996, X1 reported how the same activities had been going on in Brussels.

Two Crying White Boys One Horse

twin cannons twin towers two gas masks two backpacks two masonic pillars etc

July 9 - 10 1989 Craig J Spence took 15 or 16yr old boy(introduced to Ted Koppel in Nightline Studios earlier) w/ help of Secret Service Reginald deGuildre (Delta Force Operations?) brought him to the White House, a blond haired, thin fellow using the name 'Ricky.' (code [A=1,B=2] for Ricky is 66) it appears that David L Johnson was the Blond fellow, kidnapped twin, son of Patricia Johnson-Holm. [Remember George HW Bush was in the White House in '89.] Which seems to have been known and or investigated by the SF IndyMedia Journalist Brad Will. Brad Will (real name William Bradley Roland)was the journalist killed when the police and local authorities, just shot Brad first. Even while his camera recorded his own death. This happened as part of the so called Oaxaca Mexico 'protests' situation?

twin Stuarts kidnapped, twin high heels, kidnapped, two crying white boys

When David matured to the age of being able to talk, his question was "where is the other me?."


A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse & Betrayal
By Nick Bryant

Allegations of crimes, conspiracies, and cover-ups in the heartland and the capital

A chilling exposé of corporate corruption and government cover-ups, this account of a nationwide child-trafficking and pedophilia ring in the United States tells a sordid tale of corruption in high places. The scandal originally surfaced during an investigation into Omaha, Nebraska's failed Franklin Federal Credit Union and took the author beyond the Midwest and ultimately to Washington, DC. Implicating businessmen, senators, major media corporations, the CIA, and even the venerable Boys Town organization, this extensively researched report includes firsthand interviews with key witnesses and explores a controversy that has received scant media attention.

The FRANKLIN SCANDAL is the story of a nationwide pedophile ring that pandered children to a cabal of the rich and powerful. The ring’s pimps were a pair of Republican powerbrokers who used Boys Town as a pedophiliac reservoir, had access to the highest levels of our government, and connections to the CIA.

Nebraska legislators nearly exposed the ring in 1990, but its unveiling had the potential to produce seismic political aftershocks, so a rash of deaths and a full court press by federal and local law enforcement effected an immaculate cover-up.

State and federal grand juries in Nebraska and a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia played an integral role in the cover-up, and the author has had access to thousands of documents that would ultimately be sealed by the two grand juries. My documentation includes Omaha Police Department reports and internal memos, Nebraska State Patrol reports, Nebraska Department of Social Services reports, internal Boys Town reports, victim debriefings, hundreds of the ring’s airline receipts, etc.

The power elite sating their appetite for forbidden fruit via pedophilia and pedophiliac sadism is an evil that dates back millennia: Roman emperor Tiberius reportedly indulged in pedophilia and then murdered his victims. Moreover, pedophile rings linked to the powerful have recently been exposed in Belgium, Portugal, Chile, and Mexico.

The FRANKLIN SCANDAL will be the first commercially-published book to tell the tale of a power elite pedophile ring in the U.S. and also of the cover-up of its heinous crimes. Various news organizations have attempted to break aspects of this story, but the reports have either been ignored or mysteriously shelved. Major news agencies, including ABC, have backed away from pursuing this story; conversely, CBS abetted its cover-up. It’s obvious that very powerful people have a vested interest in safeguarding this secret.

Nick Bryant’s writing has recurrently focused on the plight of disadvantaged children in the United States, and he’s been published in numerous national journals, including the Journal of Professional Ethics, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Journal of Social Distress and Homelessness, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, and Journal of School Health. He has also published a book, America’s Children: Triumph of Tragedy, addressing the medical and developmental problems of lower socioeconomic children in America. His mainstream and investigative journalism has appeared in The Twin Cities Reader,, Gear, and Playboy.

Visit for more information about the book and its author.

Category: Investigative History
Pages: 432
Book Type: Hard or Soft Cover
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 0977795322

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