Friday, August 25, 2006

Richard Carden ('Dick C')

* a while back, i wrote about Richard Carden ('Dick C') (see here , here and here eg) - all sorts of crazy-sounding stuff including dusty foggo, brent wilkes, duke cunningham, tom casey and the ex-CIA-and-ex-fbi-head William Casey. i still havent got my head around what, if anything it means - but Carden's company was apparently the precursor to Wilkes' company. Mr Carden has put out a new advertisement press release:

Department Of Justice Cover-Up in Congressional Corruption Scandal

The DOJ Cover-up”. Pre-Release Announcement: New book, the book details how the Department Of Justice has attempted to cover up the Congressional Corruption Scandals. The book details how this is and was being done and by whom.

Rolla, MO (PRWEB) August 25, 2006 -- R&R Publishing Inc., acting as agent for Dick C, a well-known author, has made the following pre-release announcement.

Dick C will be releasing his latest book, “The D.O.J. Cover-up” in the very near future. The author was the “Relator” in a Qui Tam, (Whistleblower Lawsuit) which was filed on October 12, 2005. The lawsuit had been filed in the Southern District of California At San Diego. The lawsuit case number was 05CV1937. Prior to the filing of the lawsuit Dick C had been furnishing the DOJ and the FBI with detailed information since August 17, 2005. In September 6, 2005 he traveled to San Diego and spent 3 hours with the DOJ, giving them the detailed information.

Dick C and his company had developed a process for data migration in the early '90s. The process and his company became a very involved part of the original: “Automated Document Conversion Study.” Subsequently, his company received a GSA Federal Schedule that permitted him to easily provide the service to any branch of the Federal Government including the DOD. As a result of this action, unknowingly, Dick C became involved in the current “Congressional Corruption Scandals.” As those stories began to break it became ever more apparent how much information Dick C had regarding the subject. Dick C immediately contacted the Federal authorities.

The book relates in great detail how the DOJ worked very hard to cover up the lawsuit, the story, and the significant information. The book is complete with copies of relative documents, e-mails, and other materials that make for a very interesting read. The significant parties in the book are, Congressman Duncan Hunter, Congressman Duke Cunningham, Brent Wilkes who is currently named as Co-Conspirator No 1 in the Cunningham case and Tom Casey of Audre fame. The book relates how the DOJ has attempted to cover the story up to protect the California Republican Party, which will ultimately suffer great losses if the story were made public.

At this time, R&R Publishing Inc. acting as agent for Dick C is marketing the book with prospective publishers. This activity is expected to be finalized in the next 30 to 45 days.

R&R states that they are offering the book and story as a complete package to interested parties. This would include, foreign rights, film and TV. Interested parties are encouraged to contact R&R thru the Web Site Access has been provided at that location.

R&R further advises that anyone who would like to see the original lawsuit can download same on the Web Site. The author, Dick C has stated, “This is not a good read for anyone who considers themselves a “Conservative.”

(thnx calipendence)

this is the first time i've seen Duncan Hunter's name in the mix (and the first time i've ever seen 'thru' in a press release)

laura has written about this convoluted case here (Prospect) and here (W&P) - and Hopsicker here

what say you?


starroute said...

The article quoted below indicates where Hunter comes in.

What's also of interest is that when I searched my files on Hunter, I found that he was associated with the World Anti-Communist League back in the 80's, when John Singlaub was using it to convey illicit aid to the Contras, ( and is also a longtime friend of John Fisher of the American Security Council (, which in the 80's had considerable overlap with WACL and which has also for decades been at the heart of the military-industrial complex and the crazy-general component of right-wing foreign policy. In short, Hunter, like the rest of the Wilkes/Foggo/Lowery bunch, has his roots in the more questionable goings-on of the Iran-Contra era.

Wilkes left Aimco in 1992 to take a job as a political consultant for Audre Inc., a Rancho Bernardo firm that specialized in automated document conversion systems, which converted maps and engineering drawings into a format that could be edited via computer.

Audre, which was nearly bankrupt at the time, was eager to get more federal contracts. Shortly after Wilkes' arrival, the 35-person firm, headed by San Diego businessman Tom Casey, began donating thousands of dollars to key members of Congress.

"Wilkes was a political operator," said former Audre engineer Dirk Holland. "He was pretty slick. He knew how to grease the wheels."

Said a former business associate of Wilkes: "He knew that it pays to get a sponsor. He knew that's the way the game is played, and he convinced Tom Casey that that's what it's all about."

Between 1992 and 1997, Audre employees and family members donated $77,000 to members of Congress. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-El Cajon, who got $7,250, and Cunningham, who got $5,050, became prominent backers of automated document systems in Congress.

"Our job as San Diego congressmen is to do our best to make sure our guys get a fair shot," Hunter said recently. "And Brent Wilkes and Tom Casey were aggressive and enthusiastic promoters of a breakthrough technology."

lukery said...

thnx starroute - a wealth of information.

as i've mentioned a hundred times, i find it REMARKABLE that you can (could?) buy a congressman for $1000 p.a. (in campaign contributions, no less)

LeeB said...

Heh . . . you're not alone in noticing that, Luke. A smart-aleck named Doorguy on DKos wrote: “What does a Congressional vote cost today, $1,000? $10,000? Dinner for two?

lukery said...

LeeB - more here from December.

you can actually own a full congressman for 10k (including earmarks) - a single vote probably costs a tall latte.