Now, I would like for you to join me, on my crusade to seek out corruption and fight for justice.
What is Success?
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by
a healthy child, a garden patch
or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed
easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This has been my fight for over a decade. I first came to public prominence as a whistleblower in the HSBC banking scandal. This multi-national bank was laundering money from drug cartels and terrorists. As a Compliance Officer at the bank, I was charged with stopping the transfer of millions of dollars of illegal funding. The bank had effectively set up a system to get around the check and balances to “launder” the funds into accounts around the world. Subsequently, HSBC was fined $1.92 billion by the US Government. The largest bank fine in American history. It became a turning point in my life, it showed me the path forward that I had to take. As a result, I formed a private intelligence agency Tactical Rabbit to seek out corruption.
Assignments undertaken have ranged from drawing attention to administrator corruption at Sweet Briar College, Russian and Chinese espionage, to uncovering attempts to undermine the US Democratic system by right wing extremists such as the Patriot Caucus and General Flynn. It led me to run for the US Senate seat in Pennsylvania, initially as a centrist Republican, then as an Independent.
Running for office was another life changing experience, it opened my eyes to the powerful forces backed by financial interests and a sometimes-compliant media that wish to push agendas that undermine what is most precious to me; protecting our American democracy. After spending considerable amounts of my own money, I withdrew and threw my support to the Democratic candidate, John Fetterman rather than be a spoiler and see his Republican opponent win the race.
Like any journey it has had its high and low points. I have made many friends and many powerful enemies wishing to silence me with threats, lawsuits and misinformation.