According to the AZFamily.com web site, Cold Case Posse leader Mike Zullo will split the profits from a book coming out of his investigation that leveled charges of fraud in the direction of Barack Obama. Zullo, a former detective, led the group of volunteers that leveled a barrage of conspiracy theory allegations against previously-verified documents showing President Obama’s birth in Hawaii.
Zullo is listed as a co-author, along with Jerome Corsi, of the book “A Question of Eligibility” available as an e-book through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. According to Corsi:
Since he’s a volunteer, Mike owns his work product and as such, he’s permitted to utilize that work product for compensation
Corsi says that Sheriff Joe Arpaio was informed 6 months ago of his commercial intent. Mary Rose Wilcox, Maricopa County Supervisor is quoted as saying:
I’m shocked to learn about this book.
I’m shocked too. It appears that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office has become a branch office of WorldNetDaily, who writes their reports and gives them a cut of the profits. Corsi told Phoenix 3TV that Sheriff Arpaio himself will not share in the profits for writing an introduction to the book.
The obvious point is that if the Cold Case Posse had come up something not sensational, there would be no book, and if it hadn’t been decided six months ago at the outset of the investigation that the results would attack Obama, WND wouldn’t have told Arpaio about their financial interest.