He was a top-performing Staff Sergeant with the Air Force, but since 2011 David Gutierrez has languished in a small cell at Fort Leavenworth prison, proclaiming his innocence to anyone who will listen. When he is released in 2018, his punishment is not over: he must register for life as a sex offender and will be dishonorably discharged from the military. (more…)
(GOLDSBORO, NC) – After reviewing evidence from experts with the Office of Scientific and Medical Justice (OMSJ), government prosecutors have withdrawn all HIV-related criminal charges against a 34-year-old airman of Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C. (more…)
After successfully representing clients including Terry Hedgepeth, Washington DC Attorney Jonathan Dailey now represents Bobby Russell who, after receiving HIV drugs and treatment for almost eight years, learned that his doctors had diagnosed him with HIV. Now, (more…)
(Iowa City, IA) – This is the story of two men in Iowa charged with the same Class B Felony — criminally exposing HIV to another person — but one was convicted and the other was not. In 2009, Nick Rhoades, 38, was sentenced to 25 years in prison, while all charges against Thomas Call were dismissed in 2012. (more…)
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Citing questions about whether the evidence used to convict USAF Technical Sergeant David Gutierrez, a 20-year-military veteran, was sufficient, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. (CAAF), has ordered a (more…)
7 Sep (NATURAL NEWS) – Tommy “The Duke” Morrison passed away Sunday night after a long period of suffering from numerous health issues. News reports regarding his fight with illness have attributed his health issues to being caused by untreated HIV/AIDS, but his wife, Trisha Morrison, tells a whole different story. (more…)
1 Sep (LEXINGTON KY) – Bobby Russell received HIV treatments for almost eight years before receiving a shocking diagnosis: He never actually had the virus that causes AIDS. Now the 43-year-old Lexington man is suing the doctors and others at the University of Kentucky Medical Center (more…)
26 Aug (LEX18) – A Lexington man is suing the University of Kentucky Medical Center, the Bluegrass Care Clinic, the Fayette County Health Department and a long list of doctors who allegedly misdiagnosed him and treated him for a sexually transmitted disease he d (more…)
June 28, 2013 (MAYVILLE, NY) – After nearly two weeks of highly technical testimony from medical and scientific experts, a Chautauqua County jury took one hour to decide that Nushawn Williams suffers from a mental abnormality that makes him subject to “civil management” and will either be confined to a secure treatment facility or kept under strict supervision. (more…)
20 Jun (TRUTH BARRIER) – I have known Belgian scientist (pathologist and electron microscopist) Dr. Étienne de Harven since 1993, when he introduced himself to me at a conference, with characteristic graciousness and enthusiasm, clasped my hands, and said he had translated my 1992 SPIN article Fatal Distraction into French. I was of course delighted. I was writing about this scientific battle for a rock and roll magazine, and he was a very distinguished scientist– one of the (more…)
3 Jun (GOLDSBORO, NC) – In the wake of evidence that a senior government prosecutor attempted to intimidate a key defense witness in the HIV-transmission case of USAF Airman Basic “GBA” of Seymour Johnson AFB. N.C., the case has been continued until August 22. Judge Michael A. Lewis (Lt. Col, USAF) continued the case to allow the defense, at prosecutors’ expense, to find a new expert. (more…)
Cuando Robert Gallo observó por primera vez la estructura de los retrovirus en 1975 y más tarde identificó el retrovirus VIH, utilizó un microscopio electrónico (EM). Cuando Luc Montagnier aceptó el Premio Nobel en 2008 , utilizó EM fotografías de Gallo para describir la estructura del VIH. (more…)
22 May (BUFFALO, NY) – A civil trial to determine whether convicted sex offender Nushawn Williams remains imprisoned will be closed to the public, a State Supreme Court justice ruled Wednesday. The order followed a stunning claim Tuesday that Williams, who was (more…)
22 May (BUFFALO, NY) – A stunning twist in the case of a man in prison for infecting a number of women with HIV. Today, it was revealed in court that Nushawn Williams is not HIV positive. Sixteen years ago, when Nushawn Williams was tested for HIV by the Chautauqua County Department of Health, he was positive. Now, his lawyer says it isn’t the case. (more…)
4 Mar (REUTERS) – Trying to prevent HIV infection through vaginal gels or daily tablets has proven ineffective in the southern African region ravaged by the disease because people did not use the medicines properly, a study released on Monday said. A ground-breaking (more…)
28 Feb (TRUTH BARRIER) – We’ve kept quiet about the situation since December, 2012. Lindsey Nagel gave birth to a healthy baby boy on December 19. He was supposed to come home a few days later. He is still not home. He remains in the hospital, in state custody, covered in tubes. So battered and destroyed by force fed ARV drugs, the family has begun to wonder if Rico will make it. (more…)
24 Jan (CRONKITE NEWS) – A House Democrat wants to make it a felony to intentionally expose others to sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, chlamydia or syphilis. “If you know you’re infectious, you should not be spreading that around no matter what the motivation is,” said Rep. Lela Alston, D-Phoenix. (more…)
SPARKS-OF-LIGHT.ORG – It seems that it has been whitewashed out of history that in 1990 a powerful Congressional Investigative Sub-Committee under Representative John Dingell launched a major inquiry into Dr Robert Gallo’s research on HIV to see if he had proved his virus caused AIDS – or had stolen a French virus as alleged by the Institut Pasteur – with the final result that Gallo’s own HIV research was trashed and he offically lost his credit for having discovered HIV, only escaping on a technicality being indicted for criminal fraud in his patent application for the HIV Test. (more…)
(SPARK- OF- LIGHT) – It seems that it has been whitewashed out of history that in 1990 a powerful Congressional Investigative Sub-Committee under Representative John Dingell launched a major inquiry into Dr. Robert Gallo’s research on HIV to see if he had proved his virus caused AIDS – or had stolen a French virus as alleged by the Institut Pasteur -with the final result that Gallo’s own HIV research was trashed and he officially lost his credit for having discovered HIV, only escaping on a technicality being indicted for criminal fraud in his patent application for the HIV Test.
Dr. Robert Gallo
Gallo had documented his claim to have found HIV in several scientific papers. These are 4 in number, all published in early May 1984 in the same issue of the Science journal. All were co-authored by Dr. Robert Gallo and his team. These document his claim to have found and isolated the AIDS virus first in 1982.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the employers of Dr. Gallo, then immediately followed suite by launching its own Inquiry under its Office of Scientific Integrity (OSI), supervised by the Richards Panel of scientists nominated by the US National Academy of Science and Institute of Medicine.
In 1991 the Inspector General of the Department of Health began a separate investigation into whether Gallo should be indicted for lying in his application for patent rights to the HIV Blood Test, and the Department of Health replaced the OSI inquiry, after allegations that the NIH had been shredding key evidence, with one of its own, run by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI).
The ORI was the first to report. It found Gallo guilty of multiple deceptions. In 1993 it drew up a powerful indictment (Offer of Proof) that it presented to the Department of Health’s ’Research Integrity Adjudication Panel’.
§ ‘Research process can proceed with confidence only if scientists can assume that the previously reported facts on which their work is based are correct. If the bricks are in fact false…then the scientific wall of truth may crumble…Such actions threaten the very integrity of the scientific process.’
§ ‘In light of the groundbreaking nature of this research and its profound public health implications, ORI believes that the careless and unacceptable keeping of research records…reflects irresponsible laboratory management that has permanently impaired the ability to retrace the important steps taken. ‘
§ [This] ‘put the public health at risk and, at the minimum, severely undermined the ability of the scientific community to reproduce and/or verify the efforts of the LTCB [Gallo’s ‘Laboratory for Tumor Cell Biology’] in isolating and growing the AIDS virus.’
§ ‘Gallo’s failings as a Lab Chief are evidenced in the Popovic Science paper, a paper conspicuously lacking in significant primary data and fraught with false and erroneous statements.’ (This is the paper on which the HIV Test patent was based.)
§ Gallo ‘repeatedly misrepresents distorts and suppresses data in such a way as to enhance his own claim to priority and primacy in AIDS research.’
§ ‘The [lead] Science paper contains numerous falsifications… the paper was replete with at least 22 incorrect statements concerning LTCB research, at least 11 of which were falsifications amounting to serious deviations from accepted standards for conducting and reporting evidence.’
§ ‘The absence of virtually any assay data for the parent cell line is simply unbelievable. [Especially since this was] used to develop and patent the HIV antibody blood test.’
§ Gallo, ‘in violation of all research protocols, impeded scientists wanting to follow up on his research … imposed on others the condition that they did not try to repeat his work.’
But despite the ORI supporting this with the testimony of over 100 scientists, the Panel (made up by lawyers, not scientists) decided that Popovic and Gallo were innocent since the ‘intent to deceive’ was not proved. (Dr. Mikulos Popovic was Gallo’s chief investigative scientist and had co-signed all the science papers.)
But then came a report from the Secret Service, the body in charge of the security of the US president. They had been asked by the Congressional Investigation to examine the laboratory records tabled before the inquiries by Robert Gallo. They did so and found that many were tampered with prior to being presented as evidence. They traced indentations in their paper revealing that several were altered on the same day, despite them all having different dates on them. This was clear evidence of criminal fraud, or so they thought. They took it to the State Attorney General – but he ruled that too much time had passed since the alleged crime – and that Gallo was now protected by the Statute of Limitations. Thus he escaped criminal proceedings by the skin of his teeth.
Then the Inspector General issued a highly critical report, saying that there was little evidence for the existence of Gallo’s HIV – and that it was doubtful that his claimed experiments were ever done. He damned the research on which the HIV tests were based. An immediate settlement was now made with the French. It was acknowledged by the NIH that the Institut Pasteur had found HIV first and was due loyalties for the HIV Test. Compensation was paid – and Gallo left the NIH shortly afterwards.
At the end of 1994 the Congressional Inquiry issued a final ‘Staff Report’, summing up what had been discovered by the various investigations. Among its conclusions were:
For more on this article go to Spark-of-Light.org.
Related articles can be found at OMSJ.org and semmelweis.org.
23 Dec – Shortly after Yvonne Andrews’ ex-boyfriend assaulted her in 2011, he falsely accused her of “infecting” two men with HIV, neither of whom she had ever met. Within days, Andrews found herself in a Florida prison cell facing a sixty-year sentence. Despite numerous beatings and openly describing how he planned to kill her, her ex used the laws to become make her the criminal. He was never charged. (more…)
30 NOV (NAS JACKSONVILLE) – A US Navy veteran accused of HIV-related criminal charges has reached a pretrial agreement that will free him within weeks. Accused of failing to disclose his alleged “HIV-positive status,” military prosecutors charged the Aviation Electrician’s Mate (RS) with multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault “likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm.” If convicted of all charges, RS faced a demotion and dishonorable discharge, the loss (more…)
30 Nov (Zurich) – While antibiotics can aid in the recovery of serious infections, it also kills intestinal flora that plays a fundamental role in the human immune system. When improperly prescribed to patients who regularly engage in self-destructive behavior, antibiotics can lead to the further immune deficiency and (more…)
9 Nov (TRUTH BARRIER) –“We hope the public reads the case file, we want law students to discuss it, we want to open up a dialogue about what is going on in this country behind closed doors, to silence dissenting voices. It shocked us and it should shock all Americans.” (more…)
6 Nov (OMSJ) – Last week, OMSJ responded to reports that scientists at Imperial College in London had developed a new HIV test that is “10 times more sensitive and a fraction of the cost of current methods.” Shortly after we published our report, Quest Diagnostics demande (more…)