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 political powerbrokers who used Boys Town as a pedophiliac reservoir, had access to the highest levels of our government, and connections to the CIA.
A tragic tale that tears at your heart and rips your soul, THE FRANKLIN SCANDAL is the true story of a child-pandering network and the masking of its very existence through a massive cover-up orchestrated from the utmost pinnacle of power—using the CIA, FBI, Secret Service and a corrupt judicial process. This book shows how a major part of that cover-up was accomplished, how officers of the court suborned their duties … and afterwards were given promotions: one is a sitting federal judge.
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The shocking disclosures begin at an old brick warehouse tied to the CIA and their front group, the Finders, in a seedy section of Washington, DC, progressing through the $40 million-dollar bust-out of a nondescript Midwestern credit union—with a fancy bedroom in its basement—and then back to a DC party house with hidden cameras. The alleged front man for the group was a rising star in the Republican party, Lawrence E. King. He opened the 1984 GOP national convention with a rousing rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner, and threw a party for 600 people that included cabinet officials and President Reagan’s daughter at Southfork Ranch—the swanky mansion used for the Dallas TV series.
After accounts of severe abuse told by the frightened children were squelched, a state legislative committee was formed to examine the alarming affair. The Nebraska legislators nearly exposed the ring in 1990, but its unveiling had the potential to produce seismic political aftershocks: a rash of deaths and a full court press by federal and local law enforcement effected an immaculate cover-up. Its lead investigator’s airplane mysteriously exploded in midair, his omnipresent briefcase went missing, and all of his investigative records were subpoenaed by the FBI two days later. With that the case was shut down—until now.
Journalist Nick Bryant has traveled over 40,000 miles and spent nearly seven years uncovering this authoritative history. He has had his life threatened, his cars searched, and his actions monitored. Bryant located several of the young victims, who are now adults, and coaxed them to emerge from the shadows—some telling their story for the first time ever. The victims talk about flights all around the country, and there are hundreds of flight logs to back this up. The most frequent destination? Washington, DC, the District of Criminals—to a party house wired for pictures and sound.