This is a post I never wanted to write. I’ve been sitting on it for three days because the whole situation is so evil, twisted and sick. When the Penn State story first broke it immediately reminded me of the story of The Franklin Cover-Up written by John DeCamp, an attorney who served as Senator in the Nebraska legislature for 16 years.
(Amazon provides the “Look Inside” feature to check out the Table of Contents, the Index and do searches. You’ll find references to George H.W.Bush, Warren Buffet, the Kiewit Family and many of the most powerful people in the federal government as well as powerful Omaha locals.)
DeCamp was actively involved in the investigation and represented the victims of the pedophile, drug and sex-trafficking ring operated out of Omaha. The whole thing ended up being swept under the rug because exposure meant ruin for the most rich and powerful people in the State of Nebraska and all over the country, including Washington DC. It literally was considered a national security issue.
Like Penn State, there was a high-profile children’s charity that provided the victims. Believe it or not, it was Boys Town! Yes, Father Flannigan’s Boys Town!
Like Penn State, the chief investigator, Gary Cardori, died in a mysterious plane accident. It was known he had irrefutable evidence in the plane with him; but after the plane went down, the photographs and evidence were missing.
The Franklin case involved pimping out children and teens to satisfy the twisted perversions of the rich and powerful in Nebraska and around the country.
Sportscaster, Mark Madden, said on a local radio station in Pennsylvania that two reporters are investigating Sandusky’s Second Mile Foundation “pimping out young boys to rich donors.”
With all the similarity to the Franklin Cover-up case, we must not allow any cover-up at Penn State. Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.
Links to newspaper coverage of the Franklin Case
District Attorney in Sandusky Case Went Missing in 2005
Ray Gricar, D.A. involved in the original pedophile investigation in the late 1990s went mysteriously missing in April, 2005. Eventually, his laptop was found with the hard drive missing.
In this 11/7/11 PBS story, the reporter briefly mentions Gricar’s disappearance at the 4:50 point.