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FTR #546 Barry and the Milieu – Interview with Daniel Hopsicker

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Intro­duc­tion: Over the last sev­er­al years, we have been vis­it­ing with the hero­ic inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist Daniel Hop­sick­er. In this return vis­it, Daniel relates some of the flack and bad tid­ings he has received as a result of his inves­ti­ga­tions. Daniel has had to set­tle a suit against “Stephan” (name with­held by request), one of the Ger­man asso­ciates of 9/11 hijack­er Mohamed Atta. Daniel is set­tling the suit because of a lack of finan­cial resources, not a lack of evi­dence. Daniel also relates a warn­ing deliv­ered by for­mer Mob asso­ciate (turned fed­er­al infor­mant) Randy Glass. Glass com­ment­ed (in a friend­ly way) that Daniel’s inves­ti­ga­tion into the Gus Boulis mur­der could endan­ger him, because it was threat­en­ing cur­rent oper­a­tions. Daniel also relat­ed a dis­tinc­tive­ly unfriend­ly utter­ance voiced by anoth­er of Atta’s Ger­man asso­ciates Wolf­gang Bohringer. Bohringer and his wife tried to get Daniel to return to Atlanta, where they live, so the police could arrest him. Much of the pro­gram was devot­ed to touch­ing on break­ing sto­ries.

Pro­gram High­lights Include: The role of Boulis’s silent part­ner Leonard Mercer’s daugh­ter in the William Kennedy Smith rape case; a piece of tes­ti­mo­ny in the Zac­cha­rias Mous­saoui tri­al that con­tra­dicts the “offi­cial” ver­sion of Mohamed Atta’s activ­i­ties in Flori­da in the run-up to 9/11; a law­sut filed from Sau­di Ara­bia against a defense con­trac­tor by a Venice con­ve­nience store own­er who was an asso­ciate of Atta’s, as well as part own­er of a Flori­da casi­no boat.

1. Much of the dis­cus­sion in the first half of the pro­gram cen­ters on some of the dif­fi­cul­ties Mr. Hop­sick­er has encoun­tered as a result of his hero­ic inves­ti­ga­tions. Daniel has set­tled his law­suit with one of the Ger­man pilots with whom Atta asso­ci­at­ed while in Flori­da, due to a lack of finan­cial resources, not to a lack of evi­dence.

2. Cit­ing more adver­si­ty, Daniel men­tions a friend­ly warn­ing giv­en to him by mob oper­a­tive turned fed­er­al sting man Randy Glass. At a func­tion, Glass warned Daniel that his report­ing on the Gus Boulis case could get him (Daniel) killed, because he is threat­en­ing cur­rent oper­a­tions. Although GOP lob­by­ist Jack Abramoff has been con­vict­ed, the Sun­Cruz casi­no boats off­shore in Flori­da are still oper­at­ing. Pro­vid­ing a total­ly unreg­u­lat­ed, unver­i­fi­able slush fund avail­able to the con­trollers.

3. Although Daniel has set­tled his suit against one of Atta’s Ger­man asso­ciates, another—Wolfgang Bohringer—remains a focal point of Hopsicker’s research. Bohringer (and his wife) intim­i­dat­ed Hop­sick­er after Daniel left his busi­ness card at Bohringer’s Atlanta res­i­dence. Call­ing Daniel on his cell phone, Bohringer and his wife chal­lenged Daniel to return to Atlanta so that he could be arrest­ed by the police. Daniel relates how Bohringer met his Indi­an-born wife. He was yacht­ing around the Indi­an Ocean, and decid­ed (“spon­ta­neous­ly”) to take a turn to vis­it India, where he met his wife. Like­ly sto­ry.

4. On the sub­ject of the mur­der of Gus Boulis, Daniel reports that Leonard Mer­cer, Boulis’s silent part­ner, was the father of the appar­ent “han­dler” of the woman who charged William Kennedy Smith with rape. Con­vict­ed in con­nec­tion with the Team­sters’ pen­sion fund scan­dal, Mer­cer hat­ed the Kennedys. The ques­tion aris­es as to what role Mr. Mer­cer may have played in the Kennedy /Smith case. Did Mer­cer coach his daugh­ter to manip­u­late her friend (and Smith’s accuser) in order to besmirch the Kennedy fam­i­ly, yet again. In Mr. Emory’s on-air dis­cus­sion of the Kennedy/Smith inci­dent, he has not­ed that the cir­cum­stances were unusu­al and sug­gest­ed the pos­si­bil­i­ty of a set-up.

5. Turn­ing to break­ing sto­ries, Daniel men­tioned that the ser­i­al num­bers on a plane which 9/11 hijack­er Mohamed Atta was fly­ing after he sup­pos­ed­ly left Venice, Flori­da match those of a plane reg­is­tered to Huff­man Avi­a­tion. This effec­tive­ly negates the offi­cial ver­sion of Atta’s sto­ry. For more about this, see Daniel’s sto­ry “Mous­saoui Tri­al Tes­ti­mo­ny Con­firms FBI Cov­er-Up in Venice”.

6. Anoth­er break­ing sto­ry con­cerns a Flori­da con­ve­nience store own­er who is cred­i­bly linked to Atta, an appar­ent Sau­di prince and Zac­cha­rias Mous­saoui. A cab dri­ver saw those three maneu­ver­ing a heavy trunk short­ly before 9/11. The con­ve­nience store own­er dis­ap­peared after that. Daniel reveals that this con­ve­nience store own­er was an own­er of a casi­no boat off the coast of Flori­da. He recent­ly filed suit from Sau­di Ara­bia against a U.S. defense con­trac­tor.


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