One of the silliest claims that The
Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin made in this LOLsuits was that he had lost work as a State Department contractor because of a RICO conspiracy. The TKPOTD from five years ago today took a look at that claim.
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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin claims that it was nefarious actions by his imagined RICO conspiracy that cost Justice Through Music Project its contracts with the State Department. No, really. It’s right here in his proposed second amended complaint in his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.Believe it or not, this isn’t TDPK’s first attempt to get involved in Middle Eastern diplomacy. He had a go at it back when he was in prison. Yvonne Abraham reported the following at the Boston Phoenix back in 1996 in an article about Mark Singer’s book Citizen K:
And Kimberlin soon began undermining his own credibility. The more Singer got to know him, the stranger the prisoner became. Believing himself exceptionally talented, Kimberlin was certain he’d become an international recording star, and he thought he might just ask Sting or Paul McCartney to co-write some songs with him. He’d also tried to intervene in the Iraq crisis of 1990, in the hopes of averting the Gulf War, thereby making a hero of himself. “The plan was for Hussein to release these hostages — the human shield — to my mother,” he told Singer. Naturally, his own subsequent release would have been a given had the Iraqi ambassador to the United States acted upon the letters Kimberlin had his mother hand-deliver.
I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.
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When I filed a Freedom of Information Act request for information relating to any contracts let to Justice Through Music Project, Velvet Revolution US, or Brett Kimberlin, the State Department responded that they had no record of any such contracts.
I’m not sure who to disbelieve.
Back when it happened, I remember the story being ‘the drug dealer, still in prison, who tried to smear Dan Quayle, is now trying to send his mother to Iraq to save the human shields.’
Which now strikes me as journalistic malpractice. The -drug dealer-? How about -the terrorist-?