Heartland to release Gleick prosecution file

Peter Gleick - World Economic Forum Annual Mee...

Peter Gleick – World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2009 (Photo credit: World Economic Forum)

The one year anniversary of the Dr. Peter Gleick theft of Heartland documents under false pretenses is coming up on Valentines day, Feb 14th.

I’ve been given the word today via email that there will be some documents released from Heartland that day, and they won’t be stolen ones.

Many people contributed to help Heartland, and Heartland is planning on putting all the cards on the table now. They write:

On Thursday, February 14, 2013, The Heartland Institute is releasing  a 57-page report produced by its legal counsel, Jones Day, presented to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois in support of criminal prosecution in the matter.

On February 14, 2012 – one year ago – Fakegate began. Like Climategate, it was a scandal revealing the dishonesty and desperation of those who claim man-made global warming (alias “climate change”) is a crisis. Fakegate involved criminal activity, repeated lying, and outright theft by a high-ranking scientist in the global warming movement. How the mainstream media covered the incident spoke volumes about how liberal bias pervades media today.

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trafamadore

Okay. Please show the link to the 57 pages?

ZootCadillac

Frankly I find this ridiculous. Another mistake by Heartland. They can’t get a criminal prosecution, so what? They should have the courage of their convictions, put the money that we give them up front and pursue a civil case. If they are so confident of the material then it should be no risk.
Instead we all get to see the dirty laundry and that’s great in our voyeuristic society but it will make all of it inadmissible in any case that will never happen anyway.
They probably think they can damage Gleick enough to do his career, such as it is, harm. That’s already been tried and he’s shrugged it off. The MSM will shrug this off. It will not even be a squall in a teacup.
It’s the behaviour of the beaten and it sorely disappoints.

I. Lou Minotti

This is great stuff. The legal avenging of the revenge of the lying nerds. Did these losers ever play sports in high school, or get a date?

pokerguy

All I can say is Hallelujah. Go get the s.o.b. I’ll back that up with a contribution as well.

Skiphil

Gary S. Shapiro is the US Attorney for Chicago and was only appointed last summer, although he was a top Deputy to former US Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald for years.
http://www.justice.gov/usao/iln/meetattorney.html
I’m not seeing explicit confirmation of whether his status changed from “Acting” US Attorney to a more lasting apptmt, but he might be urged to take a fresh look at the case.
While dealing with Gleick would not confer the legal prestige of putting away Chicago mobsters, it would be a lot easier and safer. Anyone who cares more about law than about partisan politics ought to see the right thing to do here…. Perhaps Shapiro, who does not seem like an overtly partisan guy, will decide that the integrity of his office matters more than pleasing his DC superiors in this case. Some, though not all, US Attorneys prove a streak of independence when faced with their own integrity issue.

pokerguy

Oops, Spoke to soon. So far, they’ve “declined to prosecute.” Still, it’s nice to see they’ve been trying.

Mac the Knife

So far, the U.S. Attorney has declined to prosecute Gleick.
What is the basis of the US Attorneys decision to not prosecute?
MtK

I knew they hadn’t let go of this! I sure hope it goes ahead – and I sure hope the media cover it PROPERLY. Every reporter is going to look like a fool if they don’t start playing straight. That means covering the scam of CAGW, too.

Great !!!

Aww, that’s a shame! He just launched a new blog column!! Well, maybe they’ll let him keep his ‘puter privileges.

TRBixler

I know it took considerable time and effort but hopefully it will finally stick on Gleick.

Bill Jamison

I’m shocked that felony charges haven’t been filed against Gleick. He should have already been tried and convicted.

trafamadore says: “Okay. Please show the link to the 57 pages?”
Is English a second language for you, trafamadore? Or are you without a calendar?
The post reads, “On Thursday, February 14, 2013, The Heartland Institute is releasing a 57-page report…”
Today is Monday February 11th.
See you on Thursday.

Maybe I don’t understand how the Rule of Law is supposed to operate in the USA.
Gleick has admitted that he committed wire fraud in pretending to be a member of the board of THI in order to obtain “super secret” documents.
There is evidence of a crime. A person who admits to having committed the crime. But no prosecution?

D.B. Stealey

Bernd Felsche,
Exactly right. Normally, a prosecutor such as Attorney General Holder would be all over a slam dunk case like this. Another easy notch on his belt. Prosecutors love easy wins.
So what happened? The Obama Administration happened. So much for justice.
You can just imagine the hue and cry that would erupt if someone like, for example, Steve McIntyre had done something remotely similar, and then admitted to it. Federal charges and an easy conviction would result, followed by a civil suit.
Is there any doubt?

en passant

Heartland fundraising was damaged by Gleick, therefore it seems a no-brainer that he can be sued for a considerable amount in damages. As we saw scientific societies reward him his reputation is apparently intact, any criminality is being ignored, so let’s see how he and his bank balance weather a civil suit

Eliza

Honestly Im a bit S and T of both Heartland and AIT losing ALL their cases re Mann ect and NOT going after the man but complaining about it here. Its really time something was done legally and monetarily about this fraud

geran

Bob Tisdale says:
February 11, 2013 at 6:54 pm
trafamadore says: “Okay. Please show the link to the 57 pages?”
Is English a second language for you, trafamadore? Or are you without a calendar?
The post reads, “On Thursday, February 14, 2013, The Heartland Institute is releasing a 57-page report…”
Today is Monday February 11th.
See you on Thursday.
I’m still laughing…

ursus augustus

Leaving aside the Gleick-Heartland thing, I was taken by the picture of Gleick performing at DAVOS and it struck me that was all he is and that is what DAVOS and so many of these international fora really are, theatre. And there is money in theatre. If you want to understand how the science got so far away from the conduct of proper, objective scientific inquiry in this area you only need to consider the distorting effect of the demand for junk papers and follow up performances by the celebrities of the tabloid scientological theatre. Gleick is just a climate science Kardashian, flashing his little celebrity titties of knowledge, spitting out peer reviewed LPU’s ( least publishable units) or doing whatever it takes to keep those invites coming.
NOthing to worry about folks just a busker without a licence.

trafamadore

Bob Tisdale says:”The post reads, “On Thursday, February 14, 2013, The Heartland Institute is releasing a 57-page report…”
Ahh, why thank you Bob, so you are correct. Where is the enterprising researcher Gleich when you need him…?

Catcracking

Consider this. The former Governor of NJ literally mismanaged funds of numerous wealthy clients and used client funds (millions) to cover poor bets he made on European securities. Was this Legal? No,
Was he prosecuted? No!
Did he donate to Obama? yes.
Enough said.

ZootCadillac

Some people have very clearly misunderstood what is happening here.
This is not Heartland making a case for a civil action. This is Heartland admitting defeat. They can’t get the criminal case they wanted ( and in my opinion deserved. As pointed out Gleick clearly admitted to at least wire fraud which i believe is a felony in the US ).
This is Heartland hoping to try Gleick in the court of public opinion and clearly demonstrates an unwillingness to pursue a civil action. Once all this information is in the public domain no future case would consider it fair evidence.
This is very much Heartland giving up and saying ” we were right all along, you can read for yourself, but they won’t help us”. It’s a last gasp effort in the hope that someone in the MSM will reconsider a previous position and donate some space to saying so.. They don’t do admission of wrong unless pressed into a corner.
And after a few pages of copy on the usual blogs it will all go away as though it never happened.

pokerguy

ON reflection I find myself in agreement with those who are calling for a civil law suit. If the U.S. Attorney for reasons of politics no doubt, is choosing not to prosecute then all this amounts to..the release of the 57 page document is just so much hot air. I really can’t understand why they won’t sue this guy. Anyone?

Mike Bromley the Canucklehead back in Kurdistan but actually in Switzerland

ZootCadillac says:
February 11, 2013 at 6:11 pm
It’s the behaviour of the beaten and it sorely disappoints.
Maybe so, but far more prevalent on the the side that’s doing most of the losing.

trafamadore

Bill Jamison says: “I’m shocked that felony charges haven’t been filed against Gleick. He should have already been tried and convicted.”
Really? Heartland’s noble purpose, without exception, has always been to push disinformation for industrial benefit and, of course, industrial funding. So they have had to be very very careful in what they use to try to squash Gleich, and not incriminate themselves. That took some time, it seems, but it is certainly not “shocking”.

lurker passing through, laughing

Step by step. Good. Pace this out, while the AGW community continues to embrace the lyisng pos. .

D.B. Stealey

trafamadore,
If Bob Tisdale’s comment didn’t show you to be a complete friggin’ idiot, your comment above proves it. You never gave one single example of “disinformation” by Heartland. ALL the disinformation was done by Gleick. This is just more psychological projection from a somewhat stupid member of the alarmist cult. And a teacher to boot; God help your propagandized students.

spqrzilla9

trafamadore, is there a reason you feel it appropriate to repeat Gleick’s libels?

trafamadore

D.B. Stealey says: “you to be a complete friggin’ idiot”
Ha Ha. Good one. Let’s see, second hand smoke doesnt hurt anyone and a GW conference each year with hand picked pseudo scientists. It’s that enuf? Your sense of outrage is actually outrageously funny.

Gunga Din

D.B. Stealey says:
February 11, 2013 at 8:32 pm
trafamadore,
If Bob Tisdale’s comment didn’t show you to be a complete friggin’ idiot, your comment above proves it. You never gave one single example of “disinformation” by Heartland. ALL the disinformation was done by Gleick. This is just more psychological projection from a somewhat stupid member of the alarmist cult. And a teacher to boot; God help your propagandized students.

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He must teach, what I think is called, “situational ethics”. The more familiar term is, “The end justifies the means”. (Gleick’s specialty.)

@Trafamadore: You wrote: Really? Heartland’s noble purpose, without exception, has always been to push disinformation for industrial benefit and, of course, industrial funding.
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Please inform us. What disinformation? Show the disinformation and prove it.

“What is the basis of the US Attorneys decision to not prosecute?”
Oh Come On – Friends of Obama don’t get prosecuted. Just ask John Corzine. Or Robert Menendez. Compared to those guys, Gleik’s offenses don’t even count as chicken feed.
Just like everything else “justice” in this country is now completely politicized. Thank you, Eric Holder.

@Trafamadore: The Tralfamadorians are a fictional alien race… I did not realize that at least you are self described to be as such. You seem to be in good company of fictional scientists and perhaps you are too self absorbed to realize what deep down inside you know about yourself.
I only wish the self deprecating beings that you are and whom you associate will some day soon realize the harm of you create by existing in a fantasy world… a world of abundance gone down the tubes. Your ilk makes me all the more anxious to right your wrongs.
When you’re old and close to recounting your life, I hope it is you who realizes that your life was spent making the world a less good place thrive.

Hoi Polloi

Trafamadore, you cant even spell Gleick’s name correctly, repeatedly. This and failing to read the Heartland’s press release correctly urge me to ask you; maybe you should finish your education first before commenting here?

@mods: I wrote my post in haste and the grammar was horrible. I have corrected it here. I apologize!
@Trafamadore: The Tralfamadorians are a fictional alien race… I did not realize that at least you are self described to be as such. You seem to be in the good company of fictional scientists and perhaps you are too self absorbed to realize what deep down inside you know about yourself.
I only wish the self deprecating being that you are and beings whom you associate with will some day soon realize the harm you create by existing in a fantasy world… a world of abundance gone down the tubes. Your ilk makes me all the more anxious to right your wrongs.
When you’re old and close to recounting your life, I hope it is you who realizes that your life was spent making the world a less good place for life to thrive.

Bill H

Bernd Felsche says:
February 11, 2013 at 7:08 pm
Maybe I don’t understand how the Rule of Law is supposed to operate in the USA.
Gleick has admitted that he committed wire fraud in pretending to be a member of the board of THI in order to obtain “super secret” documents.
There is evidence of a crime. A person who admits to having committed the crime. But no prosecution?
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Three Words…. Liberal Control Agenda
CAGW is a part of that agenda. the means to get there doesn’t matter and people Like Obama, Jarrett, and others in this admin are criminals who will protect their own.. Remember this is the CHICAGO Federal Attorneys office… Thus CHICAGO thug politics is the norm.. Just like Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Gun Running in Yemen, among other illegal acts by this administration which have been swept under the rug…
There is a lot of stuff under that rug along with people Obama and company has destroyed under the bus..

trafamadore says: February 11, 2013 at 8:42 pm ” …. Let’s see, second hand smoke doesn’t hurt anyone … ”
For the benefit of those of us who fell off a turnip truck after just being born yesterday, please provide the time, place, and full text of any individual associated with the skeptic side who ever made such a statement. Please, take your time, we will wait……….

Bill H

The release of the file will have some very positive results.. It will show the inept abilities of the US Attorneys office. It will show deliberate indifference by the Obama Administration and the corrupt nature of this Administration. (like we needed more evidence of this). Excerpts will show that the EPA and its regulations are built on falsified data.
Having this in the public domain is not a bad thing… Now getting the main stream media to report on it is another issue..

Sad-But-True-Its-You

Oh Dear.
The Thing which calls itself ‘Dr. Peter Gleick’ … is … still alive ?
How absolutely terrible. The Thing should have never been born.

trafamadore

Russell Cook (@questionAGW) says: “For the benefit of those of us who fell off a turnip truck after just being born yesterday, please provide the time, place, and full text of any individual associated with the skeptic side who ever made such a statement. Please, take your time, we will wait……….”
As in the classroom, I ask, can someone pls help Mr. Cook?

daveburton

James Sexton wrote on February 11, 2013 at 6:32 pm, “Aww, that’s a shame! [Gleick] just launched a new blog column!! Well, maybe they’ll let him keep his ‘puter privileges.”
It’s moderated, of course, so that he can prune out snarky comments like mine:

Will you be using this space to teach the art of identity theft, fraud, and forgery?
[Your comment is awaiting moderation.]

rogerknights

trafamadore says:
Ha Ha. Good one. Let’s see, second hand smoke doesnt hurt anyone …

I believe their claim is that the dangers of second-hand smoke have been overstated, and those of casual second-hand smoke (not by family members of smokers) have been considerably overstated.
Hopefully, with the rise of e-cigarettes, this debate will become moot.

Thomas

” Like Climategate, it was a scandal revealing the dishonesty and desperation of those who claim man-made global warming (alias “climate change”) is a crisis. ”
A stunning level of hypocricy by Heartland in that sentence. Stealing mails from CRU was fine, just don’t steal anything from us. Getting access to drafts to the IPCC report under false pretenses to publish them was apparently also fine.

Frank Kotler

trafamadore says:
February 11, 2013 at 8:42 pm
… and a GW conference each year with hand picked pseudo scientists.
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Are you aware that Dr. Gleik was invited to speak at one of those Heartland conferences and turned it down? Just before he lied to ’em about his identity to get unauthorized access to their documents. Nice guy!

Billy

Bernd Felsche says:
February 11, 2013 at 7:08 pm
Maybe I don’t understand how the Rule of Law is supposed to operate in the USA.
Gleick has admitted that he committed wire fraud in pretending to be a member of the board of THI in order to obtain “super secret” documents.
There is evidence of a crime. A person who admits to having committed the crime. But no prosecution?
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Prosecution depends on many factors. Availability of police, prosecution and court time will set prorities. Burglary and car theft may not get police response let alone prosecution. Weapons crime, violence and narcotics crimes may be prosecuted first. Poor or good evidence that can be set aside in court will stall a case. A stolen and forged policy paper with no tangible damages would not likely be prosecuted. If Gleick had verbally assaulted his wife and wounded her self-esteem he might be in jail now.
And yes, political correctness and influence are likely at play but would never be admitted.

RESnape

“Thomas says:
February 11, 2013 at 11:58 pm
” Like Climategate, it was a scandal revealing the dishonesty and desperation of those who claim man-made global warming (alias “climate change”) is a crisis. ”
A stunning level of hypocricy by Heartland in that sentence. Stealing mails from CRU was fine, just don’t steal anything from us. Getting access to drafts to the IPCC report under false pretenses to publish them was apparently also fine.”
Don’t let the facts get in the way of your prejudice! Firstly, and although not proven the CRU emails appear to have been hacked by an insider who apparently wanted the world to see the dishonesty of the warmist claims. Secondly, the IPPC report was leaked by at least one individual who had legitimate access to the report. In neither case has anyone from the skeptic side of the argument sort to introduce promulgate falsified and dishonest material.

RESnape

Opps! the last sentence should read:
In neither case has anyone from the skeptic side of the argument sort to promulgate falsified and dishonest material.

Ken Hall

trafamadore, You mentions Pseudo scientists? You mean like the ones who still believe that the global climate models are correct and it is the planet that is wrong? Those asshats you mean?
God help your students if the grammar and spelling in your posts is typical of your educational standards, let alone your obvious inability to argue any case with actual facts or evidence, your lack of the capability to apply logic and your complete lack of scientific understanding that “if the observation does not match the theory, then the theory is wrong” science 101.
The earth has NOT warmed whilst CO2 has climbed for almost 2 decades now.
Your alarmist “peer reviewed, consensus scientists” are being proven more and more wrong by the actual observation of what is actually happening, as each month passes. And that is what you SHOULD be teaching your students.

Jimmy Haigh

Thomas says:
February 11, 2013 at 11:58 pm
The Climategate e-mails weren’t stolen.

Steve Thatcher

A Valentines Day massacre, Chicago style. I’ve ordered the popcorn. 🙂
SteveT