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7/31/2013

Is Brett Kimberlin Using An Employee of His Nonprofit to Terrorize His Estranged Wife?

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:27 am

William Hoge has a fascinating post about the guy that Brett Kimberlin used for the purpose of taking photographs of (and taunting) the participants at Blogbash. Turns out the guy apparently met Kimberlin in prison:

Craig Richard Gillette, age 48, U. S. Bureau of Prisons Register Number 43193-083, was released from prison on 23 March, 2001. I have been told that it was during his stay in prison that Gillette met Brett Kimberlin.

Craig Gillette has been associated with Justice Through Music Project since at least 2006. He was involved as “the blue parka photographer” during Brett Kimberlin’s stalking of BlogBash. He is the star performer in one of JTMP’s YouTube music videos.

Here is a photo of Gillette taken at BlogBash:

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You can go to the federal Bureau of Prisons inmate locator yourself to verify that Craig Gillette was released in March 2001.

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Gillette appears to be employed by Justice Through Music, Brett Kimberlin’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit. He was quoted in 2007 as being a “spokesman for the organization” and he writes post on their blog.

Hoge does not say how he knows Gillette met Kimberlin in prison, but Hoge has been talking to Kimberlin’s wife, who recently separated from him and has sought charges against him for a sex offense. In her application for charges, she wrote that Kimberlin “enticed me to come to Maryland so I could be his sex partner and bride” and repeatedly had sex with her when she was 15 years old.

Hoge describes how Gillette harassed Ms. Kimberlin at a recent court date:

I was a bit surprised to see Gillette at the Kimberlin v. Kimberlin protective order hearing yesterday. Gillette left the courtroom after the judge had ruled but before Tetyana Kimberlin had received her copy of the protective order that the judge issued against Brett Kimberlin. Gillette was waiting just outside the courtroom with a sign reading “Perjury.” When the victim’s advocate helping Tetyana Kimberlin saw what Gillette was doing, she reentered the courtroom and brought a bailiff who detained him.

With Tea Party groups having trouble getting 501(c)(3) status — and with existing conservative organizations facing IRS investigations — perhaps some intrepid journalist would find it interesting to investigate how a convicted bomber can receive favorable tax treatment while employing one of his prison buddies to hassle conservative bloggers and intimidate his wife outside a court proceeding.

36 Responses to “Is Brett Kimberlin Using An Employee of His Nonprofit to Terrorize His Estranged Wife?”

  1. Amazing what people can learn from someone who knows where all the bodies are buried, innit?

    Patterico (9c670f)

  2. The internet is a wonderful thing.

    rochf (f3fbb0)

  3. In his mom’s house? Some people’s kids!

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  4. Arranging for intimidation of his wife. Brilliant move there Brett, that one ought to really impress the judge. It is astonishing how a sociopath’s mind works.

    SPQR (768505)

  5. From a calendar, I conclude that Gillette was doing serious time too since he was in for another six years after Brett’s release?

    SPQR (768505)

  6. We know Kimberlin got parole because of his attack on Quayle — I submit that being an attack dog is why he continues to be protected by Lois Lerner and other Democrats.

    He likely still has contacts to the drug trade, too.

    And, wait… isn’t one of the requirements of parole that you not associate with felons?

    Rob Crawford (e6f27f)

  7. What was his conviction and his sentence?

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  8. Oh. It looks like RS McCain has some info about the disposition of Gillette’s case.

    http://theothermccain.com/2013/07/31/omfg-did-brett-kimberlins-buddy-cop-a-plea-on-child-pornography-charges/

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  9. And my first guess looks like it has a fair chance of being a winner.

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  10. I for see the wheels coming off of BK’s merry bandwagon of thugs soon. All the bloggers have held BK’s feet to the fire, including you Mr.P.

    Mr. Hoge is a royal pain in BK’s behind, and injects humor in his daily posts.

    Kevin P. (1df29c)

  11. Sarahw – That will help BK in his custody hearing.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  12. Well, this confirms that pedophile rights is the lefts’ next “human rights” campaign.

    I wonder if Streisand and the rest know they’ve been funding an association of pedophiles…

    Rob Crawford (e6f27f)

  13. Kevin P is right… it looks like wheels are falling off.

    Back in the day, no one would listen to the handful of people talking about these guys. It’s certainly taken a turn for the better.

    While I am happy to sit back and munch on popcorn and enjoy the show, I always remember that there is danger here. We can’t ask Carl Delong or Julia Scyphers what Kimberlin and his associates are capable of, but I think we have a very good idea. These new revelations may not reduce the stakes that this story has always seemed to have, but they have made the story much darker and sadder.

    Dustin (303dca)

  14. If you have a dusty old copy of Citizen K, check out 302-307.

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  15. If Kimberlin runs Justice Through Music and Justice Through Music hires Gillette, isn’t this a violation of Kimberiln’s parole?

    I seem to recall (okay, I recall it from a Batman comic where it happened to the Penguin) that associating with and having employment relationships with other convicts is a no-no.

    I don’t know Kimberlin’s exact parole status, just that he was supposed to go up for 51 years and did 17 and I don’t think the 51 years are up yet.

    http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/how-to-argue-that-a-technical-parole-violation-should-not-result-in-re-imprisonment calls it a ‘technical violation’?

    luagha (5cbe06)

  16. If Brett is feeling short of staff, its no problem. OJ is getting paroled.

    SPQR (768505)

  17. I really like John Hoge’s change in nomenclature when referring to BK: The Dread Pedophile Brett Kimberlin … Rather fitting, don’t you think?
    BTW, great job Mr. Patterico!

    Richard M Nixon (R-Deceased) (051d6c)

  18. How can she press charges on him now? I thought there was a statute of limitations on sex crimes?

    ratbeach (f5aad4)

  19. So, not only is this psychotic Brett Kimberlin lunatic person engaged in a war against western civilization, but he’s also engaged in a war against women.

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  20. The Convicted Bomber Brett Kimberlin is facing tough times — in part because of Hoge, Patterico, Stranahan, McCain(no, the other McCain) and Walker.

    Good going. Read Allergic 2 Bull’s well-thought out disclaimer at the end of all his Kimby-related posts:

    http://allergic2bull.blogspot.com/2013/07/pedophile-brett-kimberlin-violates.html#more

    I have accused some people, particularly Brett Kimberlin, of reprehensible conduct. In some cases, the conduct is even criminal. In all cases, the only justice I want is through the appropriate legal process—such as the criminal justice system. I do not want to see vigilante violence against any person or any threat of such violence. This kind of conduct is not only morally wrong, but it is counter-productive.

    Well said, and great advice. Stay safe, guys and continue the terrific service. You are protecting the First amendment from jerks who abuse the law to shut down discussion.

    Be careful.

    ukuleledave (2e4701)

  21. How can she press charges on him now? I thought there was a statute of limitations on sex crimes?

    From my cursory review, Maryland does not have a statute of limitations on felonies of any kind; misdemeanors punishable by imprisonment in a penitentiary also have no limitation. Maryland Code Sec. 5-106.

    halflight (796243)

  22. perhaps some intrepid journalist would find it interesting to investigate how a convicted bomber can receive favorable tax treatment while employing one of his prison buddies to hassle conservative bloggers and intimidate his wife outside a court proceeding.

    Wow, that sounds like some real Pulitzer Prize winning…

    Hey, LOOK! Trayvon’s mother is taking a dump!! What does she have to say about that…!?!?

    Bufookia, Journalistic Muse (a2f645)

  23. Hey, LOOK! Trayvon’s mother is taking a dump!!

    On Kimberlin!!! …. Meh, who else?

    nk (875f57)

  24. Bufookia, is that what you’d rather hear about? Given the use of the Brett Kimberlin Crime Family for some intimidation of political opponents in the past, dangerous SWATings of people in retaliation for reporting on Anthony Weiner’s conduct etc., it is news if you’d prefer to suppress it.

    How’s it feel to see your criminal, child molesting, child porn possessing buddies exposed?

    SPQR (768505)

  25. Comment by halflight (796243) — 7/31/2013 @ 6:51 pm

    From my cursory review, Maryland does not have a statute of limitations on felonies of any kind; misdemeanors punishable by imprisonment in a penitentiary also have no limitation. Maryland Code Sec. 5-106.

    You mean Brett Kimberlin, did not research the law!!? Even years later (beause it is only later that he provided evidence of his wife’s true date of birth)

    Are there any other states like that?

    I think Canada also actually does not have a statute of limitations.

    Note: This web site claims to give the statute of limitations for various criminal offenses in Maryland:

    http://statelaws.findlaw.com/maryland-law/maryland-criminal-statute-of-limitations-laws.html

    Indeed it says there Misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment: none; but it also says for a whole bunch of things: manslaughter or homicide by vehicle, welfare or Medicare fraud, tax-related offense, sex discrimination in paying wages, compensation in connection with adoption, unauthorized practice of medicine: 3 yrs.;

    Could it be maybe that a statute of limitations has to be included in every statute, if there is to be one, and that the result is very uneven?

    Sammy Finkelman (033fec)

  26. A 30-day statute of limitations for Sabbath breaking? That has to be an old law.

    There might be some court decision somewhere. It ought to be known what the practice of the Distric Attorneys are.

    Sammy Finkelman (033fec)

  27. The reform/strengthening of the rape laws in the ’80s and the priest scandals that followed eliminated a lot of statutes of limitations for sex offenses. You’re better off, if you had to guess, guessing that there isn’t one.

    nk (875f57)

  28. Comment by Sammy Finkelman (033fec) — 8/1/2013 @ 7:23 am

    Sammy– I saw the same findlaw page on Maryland limitations. I also looked at the Maryland criminal code, particularly Sec. 5-106, which sets forth the time limitations for various offenses. I didn’t find any time limitations in other parts of the criminal code. Of course, it’s possible I missed something, but then again I haven’t seen anything to challenge my conclusion.

    A statute of limitations is exactly that– a statute– so I wouldn’t expect the Maryland courts to impose time limitations on criminal prosecutions.

    Who knows why Kimberlin made any admission as to his wife’s age. Anyhow, lying about it at this stage would be fruitless. I’m sure she can prove her real date of birth, and all that statutory rape requires is that he engaged in a sexual act with her, that she was 15 at the time, and that he was over the age of 21. Kimberlin’s beliefs about her age aren’t relevant.

    His only defense would be that he didn’t engage in a sexual act with her until she was sixteen.

    halflight (796243)

  29. What about using forged documents to get a marriage license, or is there a statute of limitations there?

    Sammy Finkelman (033fec)

  30. Off topic: Snowden has been granted temporary 1- year asylum in Russia, and has left the airport.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/02/world/europe/edward-snowden-russia.html?hp&_r=0

    Sammy Finkelman (033fec)

  31. I don’t know, Sammy. This is a real case and I don’t want to venture anything that may be considered legal advice.

    nk (875f57)

  32. nk–

    Publishing your legal thoughts on the internet is not legal advice. If you represented yourself as a lawyer, contacted Kimberlin directly, and affirmatively directed his actions with regard to the criminal charge, you’d be in trouble.

    Reading about a case and discussing the applicable law, even potential defenses to a criminal charge, in a public forum is pretty safe.

    Sammy– according to the docket entry linked in this article, the only charge against Kimberlin is Sex Offense– Third Degree. Under Maryland Code Sec. 8-606, the willful entry of false information in public records is a misdemeanor punishable by three years imprisonment. I’m not clear on how the statute of limitations applies to that misdemeanor; it’s possible there;s a one year limitation, but if a three year sentence means a defendant was sentenced to the penitentiary, there’s no limitation.

    halflight (796243)

  33. I don’t give a duck’s dropping about Kimberlin. I’m deferring to the lady and her attorneys.

    nk (875f57)

  34. nk, understandable.

    SPQR (768505)


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