I probably should have titled this post Brett Kimberlin and the Case of the Missing Websites. Seven years ago today, I had a couple of posts about Kimberlin-related websites. The TKPOTD was about a site that had disappeared.
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The Gentle Readers who have been following The Saga of The Dread Pirate Kimberlin lo these many months may remember posts about a website called globalpharma dot biz. This was a site for a company that appeared to have a physical presence in Arizona but whose website was hosted in Holland on the same server as the Kimberlin-related off-shore sites. It’s name server was unmaskedhosting dot com, a domain apparently owned or controlled by Brett Kimberlin. globalpharma dot biz offered to sell me Schedule IV prescription drugs for sale with no prescriptions required.
When I checked yesterday afternoon, the website was missing.A bit of digging turned up this interesting information about the domain’s name server history.Change of ownership?
UPDATE—Here’s a couple of interesting thoughts that popped up while reviewing The Dread Pirate Kimberlin’s RICO suit against me. Neither it nor the state lawsuit he has filed mention any of my writing about globalpharma dot biz.
Also, there’s an interesting coincidence in the timing of globalpharma dot biz going dark. It happened around the time the RICO suit was being drafted and filed. I wonder if a review of 18 USC 1961 had anything to do with the site going down?
As used in this chapter—
(1) “racketeering activity” means (A) any act or threat involving murder, kidnapping, gambling, arson, robbery, bribery, extortion, dealing in obscene matter, or dealing in a controlled substance or listed chemical (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act), which is chargeable under State law and punishable by imprisonment for more than one year; … (D) any offense involving fraud connected with a case under title 11 (except a case under section 157 of this title), fraud in the sale of securities, or the felonious manufacture, importation, receiving, concealment, buying, selling, or otherwise dealing in a controlled substance or listed chemical (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act), punishable under any law of the United States …
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The second post, It’s Not Exactly Fraud … , was about a money raising site.
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… but it looks kinda shady. The Dread Pirate Kimberlin’s “charity” Justice Through Music Project runs a website called pussyriotdefensefund dot org. Just looking at the name, it would not be unreasonable for someone to assume that the site was involved in raising funds to help with the legal defense for members of the Russian rock band that have been prosecuted.
Here’s the top of the site’s home page. (Click on the image to embiggen it.)Zooming in on the text show this:See, Gentle Reader, the site’s not really a fraud because it comes right out and tells you that the donations go to JTMP.
BTW, TDPK has filed a federal RICO accusing me of mail fraud and wire fraud because I asked you to donate to funds supporting other bloggers and because I am now one of the beneficiaries of a fund to defend against a frivolous and vexatious lawsuit from Kimberlin. If you believe that the BomberSuesBloggers fund is a scam, please don’t contribute. If you think that blogs such as Hogewash! should be able to publish about potential scams, even if they might be run by Brett Kimberlin, then please go over to the BomberSuesBloggers [Dead link. We took the site down after we won the LOLsuit.] site and find out how you can help.
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Kimberlin eventually pulled the plug on pussyriotdefensefund dot org. Perhaps it wasn’t generating enough cash flow to bother paying for its hosting. Or Kimberlin may have let lapse through inattention.
Meanwhile, the Justice Through Music Project website was still missing in action as of 9:30 pm ET, Saturday.