WWW-While I'm not remotely intimidated (and unimpressed), I find this very galling and possibly due to desperation. This is happening at a time in the pretrial proceedings of Ms. Jeane Palfrey, a period that's crucial for due process to occur--she's claiming discovery through 'the Classified Information Procedures Act,' and that there is possibly a national security aspect to her trial and what began her legal predicament. I'd say that that's a forgone conclusion. Here's the text of the delivery error mails, they're all the same:
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Subject: RE: Ronald Roughead reading our mails?
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J-7 isn't the only one affected by this. A number of individuals--even outside of the United States--have been attempting to e-mail Ms. Palfrey and have been receiving the same messages back. Interestingly, the original messages sometimes reach her...and sometimes they don't. Was/is there ever a 'Kenton Clark' who was/is an attorney in the United Kingdom? Doubtful, though not impossible. Ms. Palfrey informs me (at 9:50 PM Eastern) that she has never known or corresponded with anyone by this name.
A quick google search turns-up something very interesting: there is a classic spam of Nigerian-origin that has the name of a man calling himself 'J. Kenton Clark,' which is very sloppy on-the-part of the individuals (probably at SAIC, they handle much of the contracting for internet surveillance for 'terrorists,' and Ron Roughead is part of these activities) doing it. The name likely comes from a '419 scam':
The so-called "419" scam is a type of fraud dominated by criminals from Nigeria and other countries in Africa. Victims of the scam are promised a large amount of money, such as a lottery prize, inheritance, money sitting in some bank account, etc. Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.(http://www.joewein.net/419/emails/2006-05/30/541846.1.htm)It sounds a lot like the phony 'CEASE AND DESIST' e-mails I received shortly after writing about Ret. Col. Roughead, now working for SAIC as far as anyone knows. As far as this writer can tell, there was never a 'Sam Eardth' (the phony cease and desist e-mails), or even a UK-based barrister named 'Kenton Clark,' or 'J. Kenton Clark.'
This is all unsurprising considering that there are verifiable connections now with SAIC and Ms. Palfrey's phone records for Pamela Martin & Associates. One could imagine the prosecution is in-contact with a number of agencies--illegally--abusing antiterrorist laws in a case that should have been dismissed a year ago. From an example of a classic '419':
Fraud email example:
From: "J. Kenton Clark" firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 13:18:47 +0000
Subject: VERY URGENT:DEAR AZAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!
FROM:BARRISTER J.K. CLARK ESQ.
20-23 AWOLOWO ROADIKOYI LAGOS NIGERIA.TEL: 234-809-556-4321
I am Barrister J.K.Clark Esq.,an attorney of law. I am the personal attorney to late Mr.Roy J. Azar, a national of your country, possibly could be your brother or close relation, who used to work with Anglo-Dutch oil giant, Shell Petroleum and Development Company (SPDC) in Nigeria, here-in-after shall be referred to as my client. ... (ibid)
And so, Ian Fleming's advice on the third-time is not as fictional as we might want to believe. Surely, any blocks of communication by a government agency or contractor (like SAIC or MITRE) are bars to the First Amendment right of free speech and communication between American citizens. This is what makes it unconstitutional and criminal.
Keep-in-mind that Congress created the ability for various agencies like the FBI, and other intelligence agencies and contractors, to do this. One should look to the recent federal district court decision by Judge Victor Marrero, although the government currently has 90 days to appeal the decision on NSLs (National Security Letters).
If it is the government and her agents, they are all on very shaky legal ground right now. Time to cease and desist, kids, the fun is over. No oversight, too much discretion--sounds like the FBI! Meanwhile, the press keeps covering how sorry Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana is for sinning--well, actually, he might have committed a criminal act while in-office.
Ed.-Ms. Palfrey's civil attorney--Montgomery Blair Sibley--has also been encountering similar 'bounce-backs,' containing phony e-mail addresses that are contained in classic 'scam spam' e- mails. In this case, the origin is from 'mailto:Mailer-Daemon@smarth-dorada.atl.sa.earthlink.net'. The section after '@' is where many classic spams originate from.