Up until a just a few days ago, I had never heard of Dennis Montgomery, the fellow we’re calling the “Seattle scammer” because according to a 2010 article in Playboy Magazine, he sold fake intelligence information to the CIA for big bucks. He now lives in the Seattle area.
The Phoenix New Times, using confidential sources at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, reports that Montgomery has been paid $100,000 and given $50,000 in computer equipment by Arpaio for intelligence information about federal judge G. Murray Snow and Attorney General Eric Holder. (Phoenix New Times Reporter Stephen Lemons will talk about this on a special edition of Reality Check Radio tonight at 9 PM Eastern.)
I had noted that Douglas Vogt, a birther volunteer expert who supplied information to the Cold Case Posse, lives a scant 8.6 miles (using actual addresses) from Montgomery, and speculated that proximity might account for the connection between Sheriff Arpaio and Dennis Montgomery.
There may be a closer connection. According to multiple sources, Jerome Corsi worked closely with the Cold Case Posse at the beginning, providing most of the information they used. Zullo and Corsi co-authored a book about the CCP investigation, some of which derived from Corsi’s articles at WorldNetDaily. Here’s a photo of Corsi with Mike Zullo, “commander” of the Cold Case Posse at a presentation that included Sheriff Arpaio.
Now we have to connect the dots. In reading the fascinating exploits of Dennis Montgomery, we come across two other characters, billionaire Tim Blixseth and his wife Edra, in the 2010 Playboy Magazine story about Montgomery. The Blixseths were business partners of Montgomery in a software company venture that included the software algorithms that were used to find non-existent terrorist communications sold to the government.
While I had never heard of Tim Blixseth, Jerome Corsi had. In a June 2012 article at WorldNetDaily under the byline of Joseph Farah, we find:
“I know how Eric Holder and Lanny Breuer operate,” said Mike Flynn, legal counsel for Tim Blixseth, the founder of the Yellowstone Club. Holder and Breuer are protecting Credit Suisse, he charged.
“In my 42 years of trying high-profile cases, I have never seen such corruption,” Flynn said. “The American people need to know what is happening inside the Holder-controlled Justice Department. The fox is now truly guarding the hen house.”
WND has obtained an affidavit signed by Blixseth Feb. 27, in which he alleges a federal task force investigated the case and recommended prosecution.
Jerome Corsi had written his own WND article on Blixseth two days earlier, also accusing Holder of corruption.
So there is a strong connection between Eric Holder corruption allegations, Tim Blixseth, and Jerome Corsi. There is a strong connection between Corsi, Zullo and Arpaio. Now let’s connect the final dots.
A source I have developed, connected to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, confirmed to me that around June of 2012, the same month that the WND articles were published, Joe Arpaio, Mike Zullo, and Tim Blixseth met at the Sheriff’s offices on the 19th floor of the Wells Fargo building in Phoenix.
My impression of the Cold Case Posse investigation all along was that it was a WorldNetDaily marketing scheme with Corsi in the lead and Arpaio lending a law enforcement patina to its conspiracy theories. What we’re learning now is that the Arpaio Holder investigation, recently brought to light, might just be more of the same.
- Mike Flynn letter to the DOJ requesting investigation
- “Holder faces corruption scandal, too” – WND June 13, 2012
- “Attorney general above the law?” – WND June 15, 2012
- “Evidence of Credit Suisse fraud mounts” – WND June 19, 2012
- “Holder prosecutes mom and pop, fat cats walk” – WND June 20, 2013
- “Fraud claim against Holder bolstered after ruling” – WND June 16, 2013