Friday, September 5, 2014

#2100: Marine Links Serco Time-Tagged License To Kill to Lloyd's Register Alibi ON, Dr. Kelly Suicide OFF

Plum City - ( United States Marine Field McConnell has linked Serco's deployment of time-tagged offenders with an online license to kill, to the 'ON' signals the company allegedly uses to start a mission and synchronize alibis with Lloyd's Register and the OFF signals allegedly used in company-wide stand downs after people such as Dr. David Kelly have been 'suicided', all evidence of hits removed and wag-the-dog stories inserted into a brain-dead MSM.

McConnell claims that Serco launched its time-tagged license-to-kill services after Ramzi Yusef failed to demolish the NYC Twin Towers in 1993 and after Nicholas Soames's fellow habitués of St. Ermin's Hotel had outsourced operations of the NPL GPS clock for Serco's apparent use in timing ON/OFF signals with the microsecond accuracy needed to synchronize alibis of its murder-for-hire partners including the Inland Revenue, Lloyd's Register and Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI). 

McConnell claims that Serco transmitted the 'ON' signals for the start of the mission to kill Dr. Kelly at 2.30pm on July 17, 2003 – an hour before Dr. Kelly left home on his fatal walk – when a senior policeman sat down at his secure computer at Thames Valley Police headquarters in Oxfordshire and began to create a restricted file named Operation Mason.

McConnell claims Serco transmitted the OFF signal to stand down Dr. Kelly's killers at a time corresponding to the senior policeman's last Operation Mason entry: '9.00am. 18.07.03. Body recovered'.

McConnell claims that Serco transmitted alibi synchronization signal through 8am – half an hour before Dr Kelly's suicided body was discovered under a tree – when three officers from MI5's Technical Assessment Unit were at his house to carry away the computers and the hard-disk containing the 40,000 words of a book which might otherwise have exposed Lloyd's Register's role in establishing Oil For Food alibis for Serco's time-tagged killers and the genocides in Iraq.

Prequel 1: #2099: Marine Links Serco Time-On-Tag Frauds to Lloyd’s Register of Alibis, Deepwater's Helideck IED

The Death of Dr. David Kelly - Secret Truths Revealed

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The Death of Dr. Kelly: An Open Case

"Did MI5 kill Dr David Kelly? 

Just another crazy conspiracy theory? But, amid claims he wrote tell-all book that vanished after his death, it's one that refuses to go away  By SUE REID   UPDATED: 13:08 GMT, 27 July 2009

The day Dr David Kelly took a short walk to his death in the Oxfordshire countryside, an unopened letter lay on the desk of his book-lined study. 

Sent from the heart of the British Government, the pages were marked 'personal' and threatened the world-renowned microbiologist with the sack if he ever publicly opened his mouth again.

The letter remained unopened for the seven days during the drama that would pitch Dr Kelly into the spotlight and end in his death at just 59.

Doubt: To this day there are many unanswered questions about how Dr Kelly died

No one has ever explained why the eminent scientist and UN weapons inspector did not open the letter, but everyone close to him is convinced he knew its contents. 

It was designed to silence him because his Ministry of Defence bosses had discovered that not only was he secretly talking to journalists, but was also preparing to write an explosive book about his work.

It was six years ago tomorrow, on July 17, 2003, that Dr Kelly was found dead under a tree on Harrowdown Hill half a mile from his family home in Southmoor. His fate has become one of the most contentious issues of recent political history and has raised profound questions about the moral integrity of the New Labour government. 

The former grammar school boy had celebrated his 36th wedding anniversary just a few days before. 
The questions of why and how he died  -  and if he was murdered  -  have never gone away.

Dr Kelly had examined the Government's 'sexed up dossier' which declared that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction which could be activated in just 45 minutes. The claim was used by Tony Blair in 2002 as the central justification for the Iraq war.

When Dr Kelly secretly revealed his doubts about the dossier to BBC reporters, all hell broke loose. 
After he was unmasked as the BBC mole, he was marched before the television cameras of a House of Commons committee and, later, taken away to a safe house to be interviewed by the British intelligence services. 

In one final phone conversation he told a caller he wouldn't be surprised 'if my body was found in the woods'.

And so it was to be. The official inquiry into his death later decided that he committed suicide   by slashing his wrist and consuming a cocktail of painkillers.

But this week, 13 respected doctors declared that it was medically impossible for Dr Kelly to have died in this manner. They are mounting a legal battle to overturn the suicide verdict.

A new film, Anthrax War, to be released in London this weekend, also asserts that Dr Kelly had spent hours writing a tell-all book which would violate the Official Secrets Act by exposing Britain's dubious authority for toppling Saddam Hussein.

The film, directed by New York-based documentary maker Bob Coen, states that Dr Kelly, head of biological defence at the Government's secretive military research establishment of Porton Down, Wiltshire, was the brain behind much of the West's germ warfare programmes. Quite simply, the film says, Dr Kelly 'knew too much'.

In further unsubstantiated and hard-to-believe claims, the film alleges he may have been embroiled in apartheid South Africa's Project Coast programme to develop an ethnic germ weapon programme to target the black population.

Coen also says Dr Kelly had links to illegal human experiments on British servicemen at Porton Down, which sparked the largest ever investigation by Wiltshire Police. 

Officers recommended charges against some scientists at the germ warfare establishment  -  but dropped the idea just days after Dr Kelly was found dead.

Whatever the veracity of all this, the film's central thrust  -  that he was writing a sensational book  -  has been confirmed by Gordon Thomas, a British intelligence expert, who had met Dr Kelly.

Thomas told me: 'I visited Dr Kelly as part of research into a book I was writing. But he told me that he was writing his own book, which intended to show that Tony Blair had lied about his reasons for going to war with Iraq. 

He had told the Prime Minister categorically that there were no weapons of mass destruction.'
Thomas, in his own book, states: 'Dr Kelly was not a man given to exaggeration or showing off; he was the absolute expert in his field and if he said there no weapons of mass destruction, then there were none.

'I told Dr Kelly he would never be allowed to publish his book in Britain. I told him he would put himself into immense danger. 

His plan was to resign from Porton Down and move with his wife to the United States where he could make more money from his revelations.'

Can this possibly be true? Certainly, Dr Kelly lived a double life. At home in Oxfordshire with wife Janice, he was the perfect husband. 

The couple would have supper together in the garden after he had spent hours in what she called 'his secret world'  -  the book-lined study off the hallway.

Here, computers linked him to the Britain's intelligence services MI5 and MI6, GCHQ, the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the Foreign Office and foreign spy agencies  -  including Israel's notorious Mossad (for whom he had worked since 1995 as an advisor with the blessing of Whitehall).

Although he had an office in London  -  Room 2/35 in the MoD's Proliferation and Arms Control Secretariat  -  and another at Porton Down, Dr Kelly kept his secret data at home, including tens of thousands of documents and photographs; some show human victims of anthrax poisoning, as well as animal 'guinea pigs' poisoned with anthrax and other germs in labs across the world. For a man who was not a spy, it was an impressive collection.

From all round the globe he was consulted on biological weaponry, in particular the use of anthrax.
Thomas takes up the story. 'Each intelligence organisation had installed its own computer for Dr Kelly to use on its behalf and to exchange encrypted messages. But Dr Kelly always said that most important information was filed in his head.'

However, perhaps fatally for Dr Kelly, his book was not only in his head. It was on hard-disk in one of his computers, which have all been seized by MI5 and are unlikely ever to see the light of day.

By any standards, the book would have been hugely contentious. In addition to Tony Blair and the British Government, there are any number of foreign intelligence agencies who would not want a public airing of the explosive information which they shared with Dr Kelly over the years.

His book was also expected to expose a black market trade in anthrax which was being exploited, and thus condoned, by many governments.

But it has now come to light that there may be another compelling reason why Dr Kelly might have been murdered.

Amazingly, 12 other well-known micro-biologists linked with germ warfare research have died in the past decade, five of them Russians investigating claims that the Israelis were working on viruses to target Arabs. 

The Russian plane in which they were travelling from Tel Aviv to Siberia was shot down on October 2001 over the Black Sea by an 'off-course' Ukrainian surface-to-air missile.

Dr Kelly knew the victims and asked MI6 to find out more details. However, they drew a blank.
Five weeks later, Dr Benito Que, a cell biologist known to Dr Kelly, was found in a coma near his Miami laboratory. 

The infectious diseases expert had been investigating how a virus like HIV could be genetically engineered into a biological weapon.

Dr Que, 52, was found unconscious outside in the car park of his lab and died in hospital. Officially, he suffered a heart attack  -  although his family say he was struck on the head. Police refused to re-open the case.

Ten days after Dr Que's death, another friend of Dr Kelly died. Dr Don Wiley, 57, one of America's foremost microbiologists, had a U.S. Government contract to create a vaccine against the killer Ebola fever and other so-called doomsday germs.

His rental car was found abandoned on a bridge across the Mississippi. The keys were in the ignition and the petrol tank full. There had been no crash, but Dr Wiley had disappeared.

The FBI visited Wiley's laboratory and removed most of his work. A month later his body was found 300 miles downstream, with evidence of severe head injuries. No forensic examination was performed and his death was ruled 'accidental'.

Little wonder, then, that Dr Kelly had begun talking about his body being 'found in the woods'.
And there is more. The most mysterious death of them all happened to Dr Vladimir Pasechnik  -  a Soviet defector Dr Kelly knew well.

The biochemist had left a drugs industry fair in Paris in 1989, just before the collapse of Communism, saying he wanted to buy souvenirs for family. Instead, he went to the British Embassy where he announced to a startled receptionist that he was a Russian scientist who wanted to defect.
Pasechnik was whisked secretly back to Britain, and Dr Kelly was brought in to verify his claims that the Soviets were adapting cruise missiles armed with germs to help spread killer diseases such as plague and smallpox.

As chief director of the Institute for Ultra-Pure Biological preparations in St Petersburg, Pasechnik had developed killer germs. 'I want the West to know of this. There must be a way to stop this madness,' he told Dr Kelly in a safe house.

Dr Kelly later told the author Gordon Thomas that he believed Pasechnik. 'I knew that he was telling the truth. There was no waffle. It was truly horrifying.'

The two scientists became friends. And soon Vladimir had set up the Regma Biotechnologies laboratory, near Porton Down. He seemed healthy when he left work on the night of November 21, 2001. 

Returning home, the 64-year-old cooked supper and went to sleep. He was found dead in bed the next day. 

Officially, the reason given was a stroke. However the Wiltshire police later said his demise was 'inexplicable'.

It is against this extraordinary background of highly suspicious deaths that Dr Kelly's own death occurred.

As we know, an inquest on his body was ruled out by Oxfordshire's coroner, a highly unusual move. 
Instead, Tony Blair ordered an inquiry by Lord Hutton. It heard evidence from 74 witnesses and concluded that Dr Kelly killed himself by slashing the ulnar artery of his left wrist with a garden knife after swallowing painkillers  -  although none had been prescribed by his GP.

A detailed medical dossier by the 13 British doctors, however, rejects the Hutton conclusion on the grounds that a cut to the small ulnar artery is not deadly.

The dossier is being used by lawyers to demand a proper inquest and the release of Dr Kelly's autopsy report, which has never been made public. Their evidence will be sent to Sir John Chilcot's forthcoming Iraq War inquiry.

One of the doctors, David Halpin, former consultant in trauma at Torbay Hospital, Devon, told me: ' Arteries in the wrist are of matchstick thickness and severing them does not lead to life-threatening blood loss.'

He and the other doctors say: 'To die from haemorrhage, Dr Kelly would have had to lose about five pints of blood. 

It is unlikely from his stated injury that he would have lost more than a pint.' A lack of blood at the death scene was also confirmed by the search team who found Dr Kelly and the paramedics who tried to treat him.

One of the country's most respected vascular surgeons, Martin Birnstingl, also says that it would be virtually impossible for Dr Kelly to have died by severing the ulnar artery on the little finger side of his inner wrist.

'I have never, in my experience, heard of a case where someone has died after cutting their ulnar artery. 

The minute the blood pressure falls, after a few minutes, this artery would stop bleeding. It would spray blood about and make a mess but it would soon stop.'

He believes that if Dr Kelly was really intent on suicide he would have cut the artery in his groin.
Dr Kelly was also right-handed  -  which meant he would have to slash awkwardly from left to right on his opposite wrist to have cut into the ulnar artery to any depth.

And what of the tablets? The almost empty packet of Co-Proxamol found by the dead scientist's side suggested he had taken 29. 

But he had vomited and only a fragment of one remained in his stomach. The level of painkillers in his blood was a third of what is required to cause death.

As David Halpin says: 'The idea that a man like Dr Kelly would choose to end his life like that is preposterous. This was a scientist, an expert on drugs.'

So what really happened to Dr Kelly? The gardening knife that Lord Hutton said killed him was blunt and  -  although the scientist was not wearing gloves  -  had no fingerprints on it.

Which brings us back to that unopened letter found on Dr Kelly's desk, which had been sent to him at his home by MoD bosses and signed by Richard Hatfield, the ministry's personnel chief. 

 A whole series of experts died in strange ways

It emerged at the Hutton inquiry into Dr Kelly's death that it contained threats demanding his future silence.

At the time, Dr Kelly had received a number of warning phone calls at his home from the MoD about his indiscreet behaviour  -  and he will have been in no doubt that the official letter was written confirmation of these admonishments.

But he would not be put off. He saw his book as a guarantee of his financial future, which he often worried about.

On what he felt was a lowly £58,000 a year, the scientist fretted that his Government pension (based on his final salary) would not finance a decent retirement for him and his wife.

On the day he died, Janice has confirmed her husband was a distressed man. Dr Kelly lunched with her, before going out for a walk on Harrowdown Hill at 3.30pm.

It was a walk he made regularly at the same time of day  -  something anyone watching his movements would have been well aware of.

That day, events were already in motion elsewhere. An hour before, at 2.30pm, a senior policeman sat down at his computer at Thames Valley Police headquarters in Oxfordshire. 

He began to create a restricted file on his secure computer. Across the top he typed a code name: Operation Mason. Although its contents have never been made public, it would detail the overnight search for Dr Kelly.

Incredibly, he created this file an hour before the scientist even left home.

After Dr Kelly's corpse was found at 8.30am by the volunteer searchers, the senior policeman made his last Operation Mason entry. It simply states: '9.00am. 18.07.03. Body recovered'.

Most intriguingly, at 8am, half an hour before Dr Kelly's body was discovered under the tree, three officers in dark suits from MI5's Technical Assessment Unit were at his house.

The computers and the hard-disk containing the 40,000 words of the explosive book were carried away. They have never been seen since.

Inside British Intelligence by Gordon Thomas is published by JR Books at  £20. To order a copy at £18 (p&p free) call 0845 155 0720."

"OFF Scandal: Getting It Straight About Lloyd's Register By Victor Comras

The Volcker Commission Interim Report has charged that, in setting up the Oil for Food program, UN Secretariat officials deviated from the UN's procurement regulations. Their selection of BNP,Saybolt and Lloyd's Register, the report finds, was based largely on "political" factors and "to achieve a balance among broadly 'political' interests. of some member states" (ie the Perm Five and Iraq). The Volcker report makes no suggestion of "corruption" in their selection, unlike the subsequent operation of the Oil for Food program itself. What is surprising is that the political nature of these selections came as a surprise to the Volcker Commission. The UN Security Council is a "political" body. The Iraq sanctions that gave rise to the Oil for Food program were "political" measures. And all the parties involved were motivated by national interests and international political objectives. Yet, the report holds individuals that were manipulated by these political pressures, rather that the authors of these pressures, accountable. I am speaking particularly of Joseph Stephanides who I knew as one of those Secretariat persons working to make the Iraq sanctions, and the Oil for Food program effective.

A former British Diplomat, Carne Ross, who was in charge of Iraq policy at the British UN mission told the UK newspaper The Telegraph that "the contracts were 'carved up' by diplomats. Official rules which favoured companies that submitted the lowest bids were routinely flouted." '"That is the way the UN operates and it seems a little harsh if Joseph Stephanides is carrying the can for this as a UN official.'" Former British UN Ambassador Sir John Weston also defended his and Stephanides role saying that he was following "ministerial instructions'' from London. "'We were to advise Lloyd's Register on the best tactics in the face of apparent competition," he said. "There was nothing the least bit improper. "' I hope that US officials will also bone up to their own role in this selection process. Let me provide a little background, as I know it.

At the time of these events Stephanides was Chief of the Sanctions Branch within the Department of Political Affairs. Those in the US government knew him as one of the "good guys" who took the sanctions against Iraq seriously. He worked hard to put in place a viable Iraq sanctions monitoring and enforcement structure.

Following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, the US moved quickly to get the UN Security Council to impose sanctions against Iraq. This included authorizing the operation of a Multilateral Interdiction Naval Force (MIF) to cut off goods flowing to Iraq through the Persian Gulf and up the Gulf of Aqaba via Jordan. Jordan protested this arrangement as it had resulted also in great losses for Jordan's own Aqaba port. Jordan reached an agreement with the US and the UK in 1994 to substitute inspection of goods within the Port of Aqaba once the goods were landed, These sanctions inspections were to be conducted by Lloyd's Register which was trusted by both the UK and the US and acceptable to Jordan. This arrangement predated the Oil for Food program by more than two years. 

When it came to setting up the Oil for Food program Lloyd's seemed like the right choice to take on this additional function. They had done a good job. They were well known to the US, UK, and Jordan. The system was working. And Lloyd's wanted to carry on. Having two different inspection systems -- one for the Oil for the Food program and one for the Iraq Sanctions program -- seemed to make little sense.Lloyd's, which had the confidence of the US and UK, was willing to take on the new responsibilities
[guns, butter and alibis for both!]. 

Political pressure was already being exerted at high levels in the UN to select a French Bank -- BNP -- to handle the Escrow Account. The EU had also was pushing senior UN officials to select the Dutch firm Saybolt to monitor Iraq oil exports. Saybolt had a good reputation and the Dutch were active supporters of the Iraq sanctions program. The US and UK favored Lloyd's. Its chief competitor for the job was Veritas, a French firm -- but the French were already getting BNP. At the time our greatest concern was to make sure that no WMD or military dual use tech or equipment was going to Iraq. We wanted to make sure the job was being done right. 

The final decision to select Lloyd's was made by the Oil for Food Steering Committee, which, was made up of a select group of UN Undersecretaries General, including Stephanides boss Marrick Goulding. The Steering Committee always remained sensitive to the views of key Security Council members -- including the US and UK. None of their decision were made without the full knowledge and consent of these key Security Council member. Stephanides handled these issues at the working level. 

In 1999 Jordan was pushing to close down the Aqaba port inspections. The Iraq sanctions were falling apart, and running the dual jobs of sanctions inspections and oil for food was costing Lloyd's Register a great deal in money and prestige. They wanted out. The bid they put in for renewal of the contract this second time around was extremely high. They had to know they would be replaced, and I can't help but believe that was the outcome they desired. Cotecna, a Swiss Firm was chosen to replace Lloyd's in 2000. They eventually moved into facilities on the Iraq side of the border. In my view the quality of inspections deteriorated rapidly after that."

"Under Security Council Resolution 1051 (March 27, 1996), exports to Iraq of dual-use items were supposed to be monitored by U.N. weapons inspectors at their point of entry and site of end use in Iraq.This import monitoring mechanism was altered during 1998-2002 when the U.N. weapons inspection regime was not in operation inside Iraq. Security Council Resolution 1284 (December 17, 1999) replaced UNSCOM with UNMOVIC, which was to perform that end-use monitoring function after reentering Iraq in November 2002, although UNMOVIC withdrew from Iraq on the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom before beginning those monitoring activities. During the 1998-2002 hiatus in weapons inspections, end-use monitoring in Iraq was performed by some of the 158 U.N. employees who monitored the distribution of civilian goods coming into Iraq. However, these monitors were not trained weapons inspectors, and this caused the United States and Britain to closely scrutinize, and to place many holds on, exports of dual-use items to Iraq. 7  Cotecna replaced Lloyd's Register as point-of-entry monitoring contractor on February 1, 1999."

"The TRUMP project has successfully raised the usability maturity of two large organisations and is providing information to help other organisations achieve similar results.

TRUMP has trialled a number of techniques to improve the human-centredness of two large organisations' IT development processes. The trial was part funded by the European Commission as ESPRIT project 28015 TRUMP.
Usability is the quality of a system in use, and is the ultimate objective of IT development. Truly usable IT systems are the result of a human-centred development process.
Developing usable systems requires a human-centred approach by all those involved in design and development, as well as the integration of human-centred design and evaluation activities throughout the development methodology. TRUMP has raised the usability maturity of the trial organisations.
TRUMP showed how user centred methods could be integrated into the development process of the two participating organisations. TRUMP will enable the organisations to adopt the techniques more widely.
Who was involved?

The TRUMP project involved three partners and one subcontractor. Serco Usability Services co-ordinated the project and provided the usability expertise to the user partners, IR and IAI. Lloyd's Register provided independent assessment of the usability maturity before and after the application at IR.

Serco Usability Services
Serco Usability Services, previously at the National Physical Laboratory, has been developing and applying practical human-centred evaluation and design techniques for many years. It was the co-ordinating partner for TRUMP and was the project's source of expertise in human-centred techniques.
Inland Revenue
The Inland Revenue is the tax collection department of the UK Government. With over 60,000 staff, IR relies on IT for administrative support. Because they must implement Government tax policy, IR must be able to implement new business systems rapidly and correctly.
Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI)
Israel Aircraft Industries design and build aircraft and avionics equipment. IAI has a reputation for efficiency and quality, and the techniques introduced by TRUMP improved their development efficiency and the quality of the products.
Lloyd's Register
Lloyd's Register performed independent assessment of the usability maturity of the Inland Revenue, both before and after the introduction of the human-centred techniques.


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London, WC1V 6JF, UK

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Lloyds Register of Shipping

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London, EC3M 4BS, UK

TRUMP is part funded by the European Commission under ESPRIT project 28015.
The web site was designed by Nigel Bevan and Ian Curson.
Last updated 12-Decl-00."

"[Serco's] ExperienceLab was an immense help to BBC News in making sense of the consumer feedback [synchronized generation of wag the dog stories] . The usability studies that they carried out for us produced several key messages. These were unexpected, compelling and immensely useful. ExperienceLab made a huge impact on our thinking and our decision-making processes.

Project Director, BBC News Online"

"Felicity Ross - Head of Corporate Affairs - Asia Pacific at Serco
Sydney, Australia 
Public Relations and Communications
Felicity Ross's Overview
Head of Corporate Affairs - Asia Pacific at Serco
Head of Communications at Police Federation of England and Wales
Freelance Communications Consultant at Freelance communications consultant
Strategic Communications Adviser at The Home Office
Felicity Ross' Experience
Head of Corporate Affairs - Asia Pacific
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SRP; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry
August 2014 – Present (2 months) North Sydney
Head of Communications
Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Law Enforcement industry
November 2012 – October 2013 (1 year) Leatherhead, Surrey, UK
Freelance Communications Consultant
Public Relations and Communications industry
February 2012 – November 2012 (10 months) bahrain
Strategic Communications Adviser
Government Agency; 201-500 employees; Government Relations industry
February 2010 – February 2012 (2 years 1 month) London, United Kingdom
Head of Corporate Press Office
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Law Enforcement industry
2008 – 2010 (2 years)
Personal media adviser to the Commissioner of the MPS
Head of Community Engagement Press Office
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Law Enforcement industry
July 2007 – October 2008 (1 year 4 months) New Scotland Yard, London

Deputy media and communications adviser to the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner

Tasked with setting up the Met's first ethnic and specialist media engagement team
Head of HR Press Office
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Law Enforcement industry
October 2003 – July 2007 (3 years 10 months) New Scotland Yard, London
Internal Communications Manager (Contract), Oracle HRMS Implementation Project
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Law Enforcement industry
January 2002 – October 2003 (1 year 10 months) London, United Kingdom [allegedly set up Serco's time-tagged license to kill network which established Lloyd's Register alibis for the prison-based hit team which killed Dr. Kelly]
Business Consolidation Project Communications Manager (Contract) - Change Management Division
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Banking industry
August 2001 – January 2002 (6 months) City of London
Internal Communications Manager (Contract) - Risk Control Project, Operational Risk Division
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HX; Banking industry
May 2000 – October 2000 (6 months) City of London
Communications Assistant (Contract)
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; DB; Investment Banking industry
January 1999 – June 1999 (6 months) City of London
Client Relationship Manager – Funds Management Division
BT Investment Management
1996 – 1998 (2 years) Sydney, Australia

"Martha Hacks Ankle Monitor  By Deane Barker on July 5, 2005

Martha Stewart calls lockdown 'hideous': Martha Stewart was in an interview with Vanity Fair when she made this remark. By merely saying this, I bet she violated some intellectual property law somewhere.

Asked about the electronic monitoring device she must wear on her ankle — she has complained repeatedly that it irritates her skin — Stewart says she knows how to remove it.

"I watched them put it on. You can figure out how to get it off," she is quoted as saying. "It's on the Internet. I looked it up."

Her publicist's eyes "widened with alarm" when Stewart made the remark. The article didn't say whether Stewart claimed ever to have taken off the device.

Her lawyer is likely dead from a heart attack by now.

 ..... I have read Martha's statement and through research of my own I can confirm the possibilities of these actions. I have yet to find anything online that has provided a step by step instruction like she has hinted towards; however, there are a few sites that provide enough information to be of use to anyone desperate enough. Though I do not condone the following actions, I will relay the information that can be found online. You can put 2 and 2 together yourself. The ankle unit sends an in-range signal every 38 seconds. This is the window for those who didn't catch that. If someone were to try and tamper with the unit you have to bypass 1 or all of 3 fields. The first is optical sensor that prevents a cutting of the band itself. Next, is a metal contact if the band is forced open with the screws taken out. Finally, there is an encryption method of the RF signal to prevent duplication. 

All three methods are good except for one overlooked flaw. One in theory could remove the pins, and using the window of 38 seconds, step outside of the signals range to remove the unit then reassemble the unit stepping back into the signal's range. If done correctly, the receiving unit will never receive the tamper signal and the wearer in theory would then be allowed to roam without worry of authority presence. NOTE1: I do not condone anyone trying this method or any other for it is unlawful to break any of the rules set in place while under house arrest and the participating party will therefore be sent back to jail subject to the PO's request. NOTE2: This 38 second window can only be confirmed with the DigitalTecnologies-2000 HMU4 Solution. Other HMU's will no doubt have a different timing sequence. NOTE3: Though this method can be misused, I have no doubt that future models will render this method useless. For example, in theory the ankle unit could send the tamper signal until the receiver responds leaving a window pointless. Other useful information can be found throughout the internet on how the units work and their relationship with each other; however, I only listed the most pertinent for this method. - See more "

Yours sincerely,

Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222

David Hawkins Tel: 604 542-0891 Forensic Economist; former leader of oil-well blow-out teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation

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