Too often mislabeled as a “routine” sex scandal by the press, and a prostitution/racketeering/money laundering case by government prosecutors, the charges leveled against the “DC Madam” were a mockery of justice without precedent. This is a tale of institutionalized crony capitalism and the return of aristocracy into a corporate mold. Let the Dead Bury the Dead sheds new light on the investigation, legal proceedings and the phenomenon of the DC Madam, from a witness to history. Drawing from his direct involvement in the case—as well as from a significant array of primary historical materials never before seen by the public–the author will illustrate that there was nothing normal about how the charges against the late Deborah Jeane Palfrey were applied, quite the contrary.
From the mainstream media’s attempts at defining and dismissing many explosive facts and patterns in the case to the legal proceedings and show trial, the DC Madam story illuminates textbook examples of prosecutorial misconduct, information warfare, judicial abuse, and political damage control. Possibly a harbinger of things to come, the subsequent death of the DC Madam stands as a shadow testament to the political crisis that ran riot in America under President George W. Bush, and that continues into the present. Media, government and the business sector colluded to bury the story, and for the most part, they have, until now.
Many Readers Will Learn for the First Time that:
-The DC Madam’s phone records are littered with phone calls from defense-intelligence contractors.
-Palfrey claimed to have received multiple calls from Brent Wilkes, the government contractor who bribed convicted California congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham. -Palfrey’s legal problems began innocuously thanks to a Postal Inspector, spiraling out of control from there.
-Deborah Jeane Palfrey “knew” less than she let on and can be counted as an arbitrary victim of power.
-Palfrey was granted wide subpoena powers over the American intelligence community and all Beltway law enforcement.
-There are more many more “big names” in her legendary phone records yet to be published.
-Porn publisher Larry Flynt assisted Palfrey more than previously thought, promising her a form of asylum in the aftermath of her trial.
-Palfrey was under periodic observation longer than previously reported by federal law enforcement and persons unknown.
-Palfrey was much fairer than the typical American employer by miles.