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-----Original Message-----
From:   Mike Ruppert [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent:   Tuesday, May 16, 2000 9:54 AM
To: Leutrell Osborne
Subject:    RE: Interest and our favorable vote

Leutrell and list:

Assuming a movie was on the drawing board, with a budget, a script, a
director, a producer, a signed cast, a studio and distribution contract and
a good director of photography, the assistance of such a person as yourself
would be invaluable. So said Mike Ruppert, Cele Castillo, John Carman, Mike
Levine, David Sabow, Bill Tyree and maybe twenty other people I have known
since 1982.

Neither tech advisers nor great characters or great true stories get movies

Here are some of the people I have met with over the years who bounced me
from meeting to lunch and back to meeting again. If you don't recognize some
names they're the producers (the ones that count):

Tim Zinneman (Bullitt)

Alan Pakula ( All the Prez's Men, Klute + 15 more)

David Soul

Martin Bregman/Peter Safeer (Serpico)

George Roy Hill (The Sting, Butch Cassidy)

Gregg Davis - (son of Marvin Davis)

Brian Grazier - Partner with Ron Howard in Imagine Entertainment. Been to
the house off Mandeville Canyon.

Gary Luchesse ( The Murder Mystery with Pacino and Laura Dern in NY
- I forget the title)

Larry Schiller (many, including the executioner's song, a CIA connected
        front man in my opinion)

David Carradine

Marc Levin - Director 1992 Documentary (The Last Party - I was in it with
Sean Penn and Robert Downey, Jr.) and Emmy Winner for Bill Moyers', "The
Secret Government. I saw Marc on May 6th in New York."

The William Morris Agency - (had me signed for four years)

David Wardlow (Major Hollywood writer's agent - had me signed for two years)

Jan Legnitto, former 60 Minutes Producer who had me optioned for two years

Jon Boorstin - (Major Hollywood screenwriter, Associate Producer "All the
      Prez's Men" two treatments and one draft of a script)

Sean Penn - current FTW subscriber.

For maybe 6,000 hours of work towards making a movie on the subject I have
earned, since 1982, exactly $4,300. Less than a buck an hour not counting
the free lunches. I cannot possibly describe how much heartache and
disappointment went along with that or how many months were spent (wasted)
waiting for the call I was told would come any minute.

Sean said it best to me. It was just days after I had confronted John
Deutch. I was at a mutual friend's music studio at Venice Beach. Sean was
with wife Robin Wright and buddy Ed Begley, Jr. They had just watched the
video of me confronting Deutch and Sean was blown away. CIA and drugs was
the national topic that night. Hollywood was "buzzing."

Sean and I had a moment aside to talk about our mutual friend, a musical
genius named Dave Baerwald and Sean said, "Mike, you know that this will
never get made into a movie, don't you? The studios are just too scared to
touch it."

"Yeah, Sean," I answered. "I do know. I didn't know it fourteen years ago
when I started. I don't think they did either."

Sean's the only one on Hollywood who has ever told me the truth. So y'all
will have to forgive me if I do not show enthusiasm for what I consider to
be an absolutely Quixotic venture.  I haven't got time for the pain. One
need only recall that "Panama Deception," which won an Oscar for best
documentary, was pulled out of the theaters after a week and cannot be found
anywhere in America - not even at Blockbuster.

Mike Ruppert

-----Original Message-----
From:   Leutrell Osborne [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent:   Tuesday, May 16, 2000 5:15 AM
To: RUPPERT MICHAEL; Ruppert GOLDMAN; Catherine Austin Fritts
Subject:    Interest and our favorable vote

Mike and David:

Would the technical contribution of 42 year counter intelligence officer
from the CIA be of any value in attempting to promote and doing the picture?
We can begin the picture in early l970's in Panama or closer to Seal's time
lines. Seal represents an important person in US Government handling of
assets involved in countering narcotics.

I am ready to add value to promotion effort and getting the script written
using my skills and team of resources including one of my partners: Ed

We need to demonstrate for the movie how the drugs both heroin and crack are
being distributed as well as how the money is handled across international
boarders.  Michael Levine had to resort to the movies for Deep Cover. When
telling my story, I use movies as one of my training aids.  For example: The
Day of the Condor and Sneakers.  Generally any adventure movie with Robert
Redford.  Steve Uhrig, a friend,  who was the key technical writer for Enemy
of the State can also be approached by me when we are ready.  The Hackman
character was modeled after Steve's personality.

Message: 5
   Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 22:48:43 -0400
   From: David Goldman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Iran-Contra and the Movies

I am curious as to whether any has ever been able to approach big name
producers like Oliver Stone about the drug issues. In an age where the
American masses can often only be reached through the medium of
entertainment, could it be possible that some maverick producer like Stone,
of JFK fame, could become interested in a movie plot full of intrigue etc.
tying in Barry Seal, Iran-Contra, etc. in a "historical novel" type film
like JFK? The first one could start in the Golden Triangle, the second in
Latin America, etc. etc. It would reach many more people than talk radio or
other media.......

David Goldman


Message: 6
   Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 23:03:58 -0400
   From: David Goldman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: New Laundering Techniques.......

May 15, 2000 - 08:05 PM

            Experts: Underworld Smuggles
            Cash Overseas for Laundering
            By Jeffrey Gold
            Associated Press Writer

            NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Stiff financial reporting
            requirements for banks and other institutions have
            forced many criminals to find other ways to move their
            ill-gotten cash. In recent years, they've tried to hide it in
            truck transmissions, battery chargers and even candy

            Those are just a few of the ways the underworld
            employs to smuggle tons of cash - billions of $5, $10,
            $20 and $100 bills, many from street drug sales - out of
            the United States, according to law enforcement

            The cash often goes into banks in South America or the
            Caribbean. Once "sanitized," it can be wired back into
            the U.S. banking system - the final leg of the "Black
            Market Peso Exchange," they said.

            Northern New Jersey and New York, with bustling
            airports and shipping docks, along with the
            Texas-Mexico border, are among the nation's busiest
            areas for bulk cash movement.

            John C. Varrone, Custom's acting deputy assistant
            commissioner, told a congressional hearing here on
            Monday that most of the favored smuggling areas fall
            under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Customs Service,
            which has seized more than $256 million being
            smuggled in cash over the past four years.

            But smugglers can use a route that Varrone said his
            agents cannot touch without a warrant: U.S. mail bound
            for other countries. A single 4-pound letter-class parcel,
            the maximum weight for non-Canadian addresses, can
            hold about $180,000 in $100 bills, Customs officials

            As a result, the agency would like to see legislation that
            would allow such searches when officers have
            "reasonable cause" to suspect cash (or drugs or
            weapons of mass destruction) is in international mail.
            They already have authority for warrantless searches on
            incoming international mail and goods.

            Rep. Marge Roukema, R-N.J., who convened Monday's
            hearing as chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on
            Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, said that
            provision would be considered.

            She has introduced a bill aimed specifically at bulk cash
            smuggling, which officials described as a clumsy but
            integral part of the drug trade.

            The small-denomination bills used to pay for 700
            pounds of cocaine on the street yield more than a ton of
            cash, Varrone said. That cocaine would bring some $26
            million on the street, Customs said.

            The money laundering task forces that combine officers
            from federal, state and local law agencies have turned
            more attention to bulk smuggling.

            The biggest cash seizure at Port Newark came in June
            1998, when Customs agents, acting on a tip, searched
            a 20-foot cargo container on a ship bound for
            Venezuela. A mobile X-ray uncovered $11.2 million
            hidden in truck transmissions, Varrone said.

            Currency also has been found stuffed into other objects
            being exported, including battery chargers and candy

            Cash handlers for drug dealers have turned to buying
            gold with their proceeds, melting it into various objects,
            such as nuts and bolts, which are then painted to
            disguise their value, Varrone said.

            Last week, Customs inspectors checked all passengers
            boarding a flight to Venezuela from Newark International
            Airport. They found one carrying $460,000. Travelers
            can legally carry cash out of the country, but must
            declare it on a form as they leave. The passenger had
            not declared the cash.

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