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Paul M. Hazen

Company Overview of Alias Productions

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Paul M. Hazen

Director, Alias Productions
AgeTotal Calculated CompensationThis person is connected to 8 Board Members in 8 organization across 17 different industries.

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Mr. Paul M. Hazen has been Vice President of Marketing at KSL Recreation Corp. since September 19, 2001. Mr. Hazen serves as Chairman and Special Advisor of Accel-KKR LLC. He also serves as President of Intermountain Center for Human Development. Mr. Hazen served as President at WFC Holdings Corporation and served as its Chief Executive Officer. He served as a Senior Advisor at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. He joined Wells Fargo in 1970 and served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from January 1995 to November 1998. He served as the President and the Chief Operating Officer of Wells Fargo & Company and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. from 1984 to January 1995. He serves as the Chairman of Accel-KKR Telecom. He serves as a Member of the Board of Strategic Advisors of KSL Advsiors, LLC. Mr. Hazen serves as a Member of the Board of Directors at Penske Media Corporation and also served as its Member of Advisory Board. Mr. Hazen has been a Director of Willis Canada, Inc. since February 8, 2001, KSL Recreation Group, Inc. since September 19, 2001, Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. since August 2007, Alias Research Inc. since January 5, 2005 and Airtouch Communications Inc. since April 1993. He serves as a Director of Alias Productions. He served as a Director of Safeway Inc from July 18, 1990 to May 5, 2012. Mr. Hazen served as the Chairman of Wells Fargo & Company from June 1999 to April 2001 and the Vice Chairman from 1981 to 1984. He served as the Chairman of the Board of KKR Financial Holdings LLC since July 2004. He served as Deputy Chairman of the Board and lead Independent Director of Vodafone Group Public Limited Company from May 2000 to January 25, 2006. He served as a Director of Prosper Marketplace, Inc. since June 2006. Mr. Hazen served as a Lead Independent Director of Safeway Inc. since May 2004. He served as the Chairman of WFC Holdings Corporation. He served as a Director of Freeport-McMoRan Corporation. He served as a Director of Voda fone Americas, Inc., since April 1993 and Alias Systems Corp. since January 5, 2005. He served as a Non-Executive Independent Director of Xstrata PLC, from February 2002 to May 2009 and Xstrata AG since May 2000. He served as a Director of E.piphany, Inc. from June 1999 to January 1, 2005. He served as a Director of Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company from February 8, 2001 to October 25, 2006. Mr. Hazen holds a M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Arizona.

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The Judi Bari Bombing Verdict Details



Verdict Details (posted 6/19/02)
4TH AMENDMENT CLAIMS
Found to have violated Judi Bari's rights in connection with her arrest
Frank Doyle (FBI), John Reikes (FBI), and Clyde M. Sims (OPD)
Could a reasonable officer have believed that his conduct was lawful?
Doyle No; Reikes Yes; Sims NO (If yes they are immune from suit)
What amount do you award Bari to compensate for injury, loss or harm $235,000
Percentage of above damages
Doyle 10% Sims 90%
Found to have violated Judi Bari's rights in connection with May 25, 1990 search
DoyleReikesSims, Robert Chenault (OPD), Michael Sitterud (OPD)
Could a reasonable officer have believed that his conduct was lawful?
Doyle No; Reikes YesSims Yes; Chenault No; Sitterud Yes
Damages $190,000
Percentages Doyle 70% Chenault 30%
Found to have violated Darryl Cherney's rights in connection with his arrest
All UndecidedCould a reasonable officer have believed that his conduct was lawful?
Chenault Yes; All others Undecided
Found to have violated Darryl Cherney's rights in connection with May 25, 1990 search
Doyle, Reikes, Sims, ChenaultCould a reasonable officer have believed that his conduct was lawful?
Doyle No; Reikes YesSims Yes; Chenault No
Damages $50,000
Percentage
Doyle 70%; Chenault 30%
FIRST AMENDMENT CLAIMS
Found to have violated Judi Bari's first amendment rights
Doyle, Reikes, Philip Sena (FBI), Sims
Damages $1,175,000
Percentages Doyle 22.5%; Reikes 22.5%; Sena 5%; Sims 50%
Found to have violated Darryl Cherney's first amendment rights
Doyle, Reikes, Sena, Sims, Sitterud
Damages $800,000
Percentages Doyle 17.5%; Reikes 17.5%; Sena 5%; Sims 50%; Sitterud 10%
CONSPIRACY CLAIMS
For conspiracy to violate Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney's First Amendment rights
All not liable
PUNITIVE DAMAGES
Fourth Amendment Claims (Judi Bari)
Doyle (FBI) $300,000
Fourth Amendment Claims (Darryl Cherney)
Doyle (FBI) $100,000
First Amendment Claims (Judi Bari) $1,000,000
Reikes (FBI) $600,000; Sims (OPD) $400,000
First Amendment Claims (Darryl Cherney)  $550,000
Reikes (FBI) $300,000; Sims (OPD) $250,000
Summary of Damage Awards  (Posted in response to media inquiries, revised 6/19/02)
Total damages $4,400,000
1st Amendment $3,525,000 (80.1%), 4th Amendment $875,000 (19.9%)
FBI defendants $2,399,000 (54.5%), OPD defendants $2,001,000 (45.5%)
Compensatory $2,450,000 (55.7%), Punitive $1,950,000 (44.3%)
Judi Bari $2,900,000 (65.9%), Darryl Cherney $1,500,000 (34.1%)
Punitive damages $1,950,000
FBI defendants $1,300,000 (66.7%), Oakland defendants $650,000 (33.3%)
Click here for a spreadsheet table of the damages giving more detail and summing up damages by plaintiff, defendant, violation, agency, and punitive vs. compensatory




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Tables of Damages Awarded in Bari vs. FBI on June 11,
2002 
(Posted in response to media inquiries)


Damages by Plaintiff and Claim
Plaintiff / Claim Judi Bari Darryl Cherney
Totals

Compensatory Damages
False Arrest (4th Amendment) $235,000 N/A 235,000
Unlawful Search (4th Amendment) 190,000 50,000 240,000
Free Speech Violation (1st Amendment) 1,175,000 800,000 1,975,000
Compensatory damages subtotal 1,600,000 850,000 2,450,000
Punitive Damages
4th Amendment Violations 300,000 100,000 400,000
1st Amendment Violations 1,000,000 550,000 1,550,000
Punitive damages subtotal 1,300,000 650,000 1,950,000
Totals 2,900,000 1,500,000 $4,400,000

Total 1st Amendment damages $3,525,000
or 80% of total damages




Damages by Defendant and Organization
Damages

/Defendant
Reikes

FBI
Doyle

FBI
Sena

FBI
Sims

OPD
Chenault

OPD
Sitterud

OPD
Total
Compensatory $404,375 595,000 98,750 1,199,000 72,000 80,000 2,450,000
Punitive 900,000 400,000 0 650,000 0 0 1,950,000
Total 1,304,375 995,875 98,750 1,849,000 72,000 80,000 $4,400,000
FBI defendants
total   $2,399,000
OPD defendants
total   $2,001,000


 



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Accenture and DemandTec Help B&Q Manage Pricing, Merchandising and Assortment Across UK Stores

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OCTOBER 12, 2005
Accenture and DemandTec Help B&Q Manage Pricing, Merchandising and Assortment Across UK Stores

CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2005 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN), a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, and DemandTec, a leading provider of Consumer-Centric Merchandising Software, announced today the successful completion of a price optimization program for B&Q’s 320 stores in the United Kingdom
Accenture and DemandTec teamed to help B&Q with a comprehensive strategy to improve its pricing, merchandising and assortment decisions using DemandTec’s software, including the DemandTec Price™ application. Founded in 1969, B&Q is the number one home improvement and garden retailer in Europe and the third largest in the world.
“In order for B&Q to thrive, we must not only have a thorough understanding of customer needs but also the merchandising factors that impact demand,” said Howard Langer, Commercial Pricing Manager, B&Q. “By implementing DemandTec’s Consumer-Centric Merchandising Software we look forward to being more precise and effective in the items we put on the shelf and how we serve our customers.”
DemandTec Price™ is part of an integrated application suite which optimizes complete lifecycle pricing and includes DemandTec Promotion™ and DemandTec Markdown™. These applications enable retailers to strategically plan and execute optimal pricing strategies throughout the product lifecycle - new items, everyday priced items, promoted items, and markdowns - based on a complete understanding of consumer demand.
“Understanding customer buying behavior and the levers that drive profitable sales growth are critical to a retailer’s success, particularly given the intense focus on value in today’s retail sector,” said Richard Wildman, partner, Accenture Retail and Consumer Goods & Services practice. “B&Q will now be able to make more fact-based decisions about pricing, assortment and merchandising and, therefore, bring improved benefits to the company, its customers and its shareholders.”
“The retail environment in the UK is highly competitive,” said Dan Fishback, CEO of DemandTec. Retailers of all sizes can benefit from software that help analyze and evaluate pricing and merchandising. Now that DemandTec and Accenture have helped B&Q successfully implement this software, the company should be able to better achieve its revenue, volume, and profitability objectives while continually improving service to its customers throughout the U.K.”
About Accenture 
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With deep industry and business process expertise, broad global resources and a proven track record, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills and technologies to help clients improve their performance. With more than 123,000 people in 48 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$15.55 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2005. For more information, visit www.accenture.com.
About DemandTec 
DemandTec’s Consumer-Centric Merchandising software helps retailers and consumer products manufacturers strategically plan, optimize, and execute consumer-centric merchandising and marketing programs based on a quantified understanding of consumer demand. Retailers have ranked DemandTec #1 in Strategic Value, Customer Satisfaction, and Quality of Service among the top 50 retail software vendors in the 2004 RIS Leaderboard survey. DemandTec customers include B&Q, Best Buy, Brookshire Grocery Company, Duane Reade, Giant Eagle, H-E-B Grocery Co., Longs Drugs, Monoprix, Piggly Wiggly Carolina Company, RadioShack, and Safeway. For more information, please visit http://www.demandtec.com.
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OBIT: Clint Eull





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Victim Details

  • Service Manager Walnut Creek
  • Last known Location: Martinez near Marina
  • Unofficial Reports, suffered head injury, fell into creek, swept to bay/delta/river (tide dependant)
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  • COD: Blunt Force Trauma
  • Date: Similar to Seeno Foundation Contractor
  • Connection: Repaired Bennett's vehicles
  • Connection: Common Friends
  • Connection: Same Local Clubs
  • Connection: Work Location off Main Street, near long historical list of arson cases




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After losing millions over many decades a story unfolded when the FBI arrested member the Contra Costa County Narcotics Task Force in 2011 but by 2017, Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson was himself arrested.

Pete Bennett


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After several years of communicating with Senator Feinstein I decided to visit her offices.

By chance or perhaps not by chance the connection to Senator Feinsteins leads to Richard Blum and his holdings at CB Richard Ellis.

When City Attorney Mark Coon committed suicide that opened the not so obvious connections to Base Realignment and Closings but that's when Donald Rumsfeld former head of the Department of Defense began the BRAC Process.
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Constiuent Begging Services

A common theme in my long story has been discrimination based, bias and the other parts of Abuse of Authority Under Official Right

Senator Feinstein staffers have denied services but her husbands friends connected to Proposition 8 are the same Mormons behind my economic and medical downward journey.

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After several years of communicating with Senator Feinstein I decided to visit her offices.




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The casualties changed from coincidence to reality just after the September 2010 San Bruno Explosion



Three Connected Persons Dead From Spinal Meningitis






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Mayoral Candidate ~ Town of Danville


John T. Nejedly

Attorney / Engineering Contractor / Contra Costa College District Ward Trustee /

Date: October 2016



COD:Drug Overdose


Location: New Orleans

Residence: Walnut Creek / Danville

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CONCORD — A settlement has been reached in the lawsuit over the 2013 death of Charles Burns, shot and killed by two Concord officers after they showed up at his Antioch house to arrest him.
Details of the agreement have not been made public, but they are expected to be released if the Concord City Council approves the settlement during a closed session hearing on Feb. 27. Both sides of the suit have said they anticipate the council’s approval.

Sketches from the autopsy of Charles Burns, 21, which show the path of thebullet that entered through the top of Burns' skull and lacerated his cerebellum and brainstem.
Sketches from the autopsy of Charles Burns, 21, which show the path of the<br />bullet that entered through the top of Burns’ skull and lacerated his<br />cerebellum and brainstem. 

There are questions about what happened the day Burns was killed. The city of Concord’s official account — partially based on the testimony of a disgraced ex-K9 officer — is that Burns somehow lifted his head from the ground after suffering a gunshot wound to the top of his skull that experts say would have killed him almost instantly.
Attorneys for Burns’ family — who filed the suit in 2014 — say that the 21-year-old was shot several times as he stood with his hands raised, then fell to the ground, was mauled by a police dog, then shot in the head a final time as he lay motionless on the pavement. Both Concord officers who shot Burns testified he was running with at least one arm at his waistband when they opened fire.
In November, a judge threw out legal claims against the city of Concord, its police chief, and other defendants, but allowed the suit to proceed against six Concord officers, including Detectives Chris Loercher and Francisco Ramirez, the officers who shot Burns, and former K9 Officer Matthew Switzer, who released his dog onto Burns during the incident.
Attorneys for both sides, as well as city officials, declined to comment on the pending settlement.
Burns was shot on May 10, 2013, by officers in a Contra Costa drug task force coming to arrest him and others on suspicion of trafficking meth, following a lengthy investigation. Burns’ family has denied he was selling drugs.
Police attempted to pull over a truck containing the driver, Bobby Lawrence, and Burns, a passenger, on the 2700 block of Barcelona Circle in Antioch. The car pulled away a short distance, collided with a police car, and then Burns jumped out and tried to run away.
At that point, Loercher began firing his gun, and Ramirez, hearing the shots, fired twice at Burns. They testified that they believed he was reaching for a gun as he ran, but it was later determined Burns was unarmed. Attorneys for the city of Concord say all 11 shots were fired in a single volley.
Burns’ attorneys, though, say they have confidential witnesses — described only as neighbors in the area of the shooting — who dispute the city’s account and say there was a pause between gunshots.
The day Burns was shot, one woman who spoke to an ABC 7 reporter described the shooting as “boom, boom, boom, nonstop.” Another area resident told a KRON 4 reporter that he heard, “pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, then a delay, then a pop again.”
Burns was struck 10 times, including wounds to his chest and back, and one shot that entered through the top of his skull and traveled down towards his neck, cutting his brain stem and cerebellum, according to the coroner’s report. It is a wound medical experts say would have made voluntary movement impossible almost instantly.
Switzer testified in a pretrial hearing that he heard only a single volley of shots, and that he parked his car, exited, cleared with his sergeant that a K9 was needed, and ran to the scene. He said that he saw Burns lift his head off the ground, so he released his dog, who bit Burns for 10-15 seconds.
But Switzer, an officer who joined the force in 2001, has potential credibility issues. He lost his job the year following the Burns shooting, after it came to light he had been using his status as an officer to gain entry to peoples’ homes and steal prescription drugs from them. He was charged with five criminal counts, including burglary, and took a plea deal in May 2014 that required he serve six months in jail.
Last year, the city of Concord paid $150,000 to settle a suit by a man who claimed Switzer had used his dog to “maul” him. The settlement did not require the city of admit liability.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Lauren Beeler reviewed the claims against Switzer. In allowing the suit against him to proceed, she noted there was evidence that Burns could have moved in a way to suggest he was reaching for a weapon when Switzer saw him, but there was also evidence indicating Burns posed “little if any threat” to officers when the K9 bit him.
“A jury could reasonably find that when Officer Switzer deployed his dog, Mr. Burns had already been shot multiple times, was incapacitated and dying on the street, and no longer posed a threat…(and) the police nonetheless deployed a dog on him that attacked him for 10 to 15 seconds,” Beeler wrote. “Drawing all factual inferences in Mr. Burns’s favor, the court cannot say as a matter of law that Officer Switzer’s deployment of his dog and the force the dog applied to Mr. Burns was reasonable.”
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The 9/11 payoff connected to Walnut Creek California

There is a largely unnoticed November 2004 explosion that killed 5 welders when the pipeline exploded during excavation for the East Bay municipal utility District Berry tractor severed a fuel line owned by Kinder Morgan which owns the pipeline one song by Southern Pacific.

In the matter of Bennett vs Southern Pacific filed in Contra Costa Superior Court 1987, settled in 1990 with millions and losses to Bennett is another largely overlooked event.

One day sometime in 2013 several investigators showed up asking me if I recognized a certain person.

I said yes I know who he is he's following me food for 5 years now maybe maybe longer.

I said who is he?

they said his name was Michael Peterson and he was the brother of Contra Costa district attorney Mark Peterson and that he attended Alamo first word where you used to go.

I said you found my arsonist huh.

they didn't answer but they moved on to a couple of other fires explaining how they fit together.

The Enron affair and Kinder Morgan leads to the district attorney that was indicted for perjury collective 15 million dollar fire from the explosion.

These guys are the artist of cover-ups, concealment and deception.

More to come later on this keep your eyes out for how this pipeline explosion was a setup so they could make 15 million dollars.

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FBI Agent Frank Doyle, Jr. and the Centennial Olympic Park bombing




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Centennial Olympic Park Bombing
Part of Terrorism in the United States
OlympicParkBombing ShrapnelMark.jpg
Bomb fragment mark on Olympic Park sculpture
LocationAtlantaGeorgia, United States
Coordinates33°45′38″N 84°23′33″WCoordinates33°45′38″N 84°23′33″W
DateJuly 27, 1996
1:20 am (UTC-4)
TargetCentennial Olympic Park
Attack type
Bombing
WeaponsPipe bomb
Deaths2 (1 from heart attack)
Non-fatal injuries
111
PerpetratorsEric Rudolph
Army of God
Motive[Data unknown/missing.]
The Centennial Olympic Park bombing was a domestic terrorist pipe bombing attack on the Centennial Olympic Park in AtlantaGeorgia, on July 27 during the 1996 Summer Olympics. The blast directly killed 1 person and injured 111 others; another person later died of a heart attack. It was the first of four bombings committed by Eric Rudolph.[1] Security guard Richard Jewell discovered the bomb before detonation and cleared most of the spectators out of the park. Rudolph, a carpenter and handyman, had detonated three pipe bombs inside a U.S. military ALICE Pack. Motivated by what he considered to be the government's sanctioning of "abortion on demand", Rudolph wanted to force the cancellation of the Olympics.
After the bombings, Jewell was temporarily investigated as a suspect by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the news media falsely focused on him aggressively as the presumed culprit. However, in October 1996, Jewell was exonerated when the FBI declared that he was no longer a person of interest. Following three more bombings in 1997, Rudolph was identified by the FBI as the suspect. In 2003, Rudolph was arrested and tried before being convicted two years later. Rudolph was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for his crimes.

Bombing[edit]

Centennial Olympic Park was designed as the "town square" of the Olympics, and thousands of spectators had gathered for a late concert by the band Jack Mack and the Heart Attack. Sometime after midnight, Rudolph planted a green U.S. military ALICE pack (field pack) containing three pipe bombs surrounded by three-inch-long (7.6 cm) masonry nails, which caused most of the human injuries, underneath a bench near the base of a concert sound tower.[2] He then left the area.
The pack had a directed charge and could have done more damage but it was slightly moved at some point.[3] It used a steel plate as a directional device.[4] Investigators would later tie the Sandy Springs and Otherside bombs together with this first device because all were propelled by nitroglycerin dynamite, used an alarm clock and Rubbermaid containers, and contained steel plates.[5]
FBI Agent David (Woody) Johnson received notice that a call to 911 was placed about 18 minutes before the bomb detonated warning that a bomb would go off at the park within 30 minutes by "a white male with an indistinguishable American accent".[6]
Security guard Richard Jewell discovered the bag underneath a bench and alerted Georgia Bureau of Investigation officers.[7] Tom Davis of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, called in a bomb ordnance squad which included members of the ATF and FBI to investigate the suspicious bag, that was leaning against the 40-ft NBC sound tower.[6] Jewell and other security guards began clearing the immediate area so that a bomb squadcould investigate the suspicious package. The bomb detonated two to three minutes into the evacuation, before all spectators could leave the area.[6]
The sound of the explosion was recorded by a news crew from the German public television network ARD, who were interviewing American swimmer Janet Evans at a nearby hotel.[8][9]

Victims[edit]

Alice Hawthorne, 44, of Albany, Georgia, was killed in the explosion when a nail from the bomb penetrated her skull.[7] A Turkish cameraman of Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, Melih Uzunyol, 40, had a fatal heart attack while running to the scene.[10] The bomb wounded 111 others.

Reaction[edit]


As the park reopened following the bombing.
President Bill Clinton denounced the explosion as an "evil act of terror" and vowed to do everything possible to track down and punish those responsible.[11]
Despite the event, officials and athletes agreed that the games should continue as planned.

Aftermath[edit]

Richard Jewell falsely implicated[edit]

Though Richard Jewell was hailed as a hero for his role in discovering the bomb and moving spectators to safety, news organizations later reported that Jewell was considered a potential suspect in the bombing, four days afterward, and shortly after a brief, mistaken detainment of two juvenile persons of interest at the Kensington MARTA station. Jewell, at the time, was unknown to authorities, and a lone wolf profile made sense to FBI investigators after being contacted by his former employer at Piedmont College.
Jewell was named as a person of interest, although he was never arrested. Jewell's home was searched and his background exhaustively investigated and he became the subject of intense media interest and surveillance, including a media siege of his home.[3]
After Jewell was exonerated, he initiated defamation lawsuits against NBC NewsThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and other media entities, and insisted on a formal apology from them. Jewell's lawsuit accused Piedmont College President Raymond Cleere of falsely describing Jewell as a "badge-wearing zealot" who "would write epic police reports for minor infractions".[12] The cases were later settled after 15 years of litigation with the Georgia Court of Appeals decision in July 2012, that the newspapers accurately reported that Jewell was the key suspect in the bombing, and emphasized he was only a suspect and the potential issues in the law enforcement case against him.[13]

Conviction of Eric Robert Rudolph[edit]

After Jewell was cleared, the FBI admitted it had no other suspects, and the investigation made little progress until early 1997, when two more bombings took place at an abortion clinic and a lesbian nightclub, both in the Atlanta area. Similarities in the bomb design allowed investigators to conclude that this was the work of the same perpetrator. One more bombing of an abortion clinic, this time in Birmingham, Alabama, which killed a policeman working as a security guard and seriously injured nurse Emily Lyons, gave the FBI crucial clues including a partial license plate.
The plate and other clues led the FBI to identify Eric Robert Rudolph as a suspect. Rudolph eluded capture and became a fugitive; officials believed he had disappeared into the rugged southern Appalachian Mountains, familiar from his youth. On May 5, 1998, the FBI named him as one of its ten most wanted fugitives and offered a $1,000,000 reward for information leading directly to his arrest. On October 14, 1998, the Department of Justice formally named Rudolph as its suspect in all four bombings.
After more than five years on the run, Rudolph was arrested on May 31, 2003, in Murphy, North Carolina, by a rookie police officer, Jeffrey Scott Postell of the Murphy Police Department behind a Save-A-Lot store at about 4 a.m.; Postell, on routine patrol, had originally suspected a burglary in progress.[14]
On April 8, 2005, the government announced Rudolph would plead guilty to all four bombings, including the Centennial Olympic Park attack.
Rudolph is serving four life terms without the possibility of parole at ADX Florence supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.
Rudolph's justification for the bombings according to his April 13, 2005 statement, was political:[15]
In the summer of 1996, the world converged upon Atlanta for the Olympic Games. Under the protection and auspices of the regime in Washington millions of people came to celebrate the ideals of global socialism. Multinational corporations spent billions of dollars, and Washington organized an army of security to protect these best of all games. Even though the conception and purpose of the so-called Olympic movement is to promote the values of global socialism, as perfectly expressed in the song Imagine by John Lennon, which was the theme of the 1996 Games even though the purpose of the Olympics is to promote these ideals, the purpose of the attack on July 27 was to confound, anger and embarrass the Washington government in the eyes of the world for its abominable sanctioning of abortion on demand.
The plan was to force the cancellation of the Games, or at least create a state of insecurity to empty the streets around the venues and thereby eat into the vast amounts of money invested.
On August 22, 2005, Rudolph, who had previously received a life sentence for the Alabama bombing, was sentenced to three concurrent terms of life imprisonment without parole for the Georgia incidents. Rudolph read a statement at his sentencing in which he apologized to the victims and families only of the Centennial Park bombing, reiterating that he was angry at the government and hoped the Olympics would be canceled. At his sentencing, fourteen other victims or relatives gave statements, including the widower of Alice Hawthorne.
As reported in an April 8, 2013, Alabama blog,[16] in February 2013, LuLu.com published Rudolph's book, Between the Lines of Drift: The Memoirs of a Militant, and in April 2013 the U.S. Attorney General seized his $200 royalty to help pay off the $1 million that Rudolph owes in restitution to the state of Alabama.
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