repost of an earlier thread https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/2058303
Claim 1 thread: https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/2122876
Claim 2: You can connect Alefantis to Silsby.
I'll take this from the Executive Summary which is a bit garbled.
Hillary Clinton was sent email updates on the prosecution of Laura Silsby, who was caught trafficking children in Haiti. Laura Silsby was got off the hook by Jorge Puello, who was later convicted of sex trafficking, and was wanted on charges of sex trafficking in four countries. Additional source. Izette Folger, a close friend of James Alefantis, gave a statement in support of Silsby. Folger is the daughter of Michael Maccoby, who coaches leaders of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, or NPH, a large organization that runs orphanages all over the world. His son, Max Maccoby, is on the Boards of Directors of an NPH orphanage called Friends of the Orphans, which is one of 760 orphanages operating in Haiti, and happens to be the orphanage from which Silsby was caught trafficking children. Max Maccoby gave an emphatic and lengthy statement of support for Comet during a contentious neighborhood commission meeting.
The first sentence of this is similiar to claim one, implying a personal connection between Clinton and Silsby that does not exist. There's a few other issues with this executive summary Silsby was not got off the hook. She was convicted of a lesser charge and served time. And Jorge Puello certainly didn't do it. He was not even her lawyer at trial. He was already exposed as a con man and a fraud months before her trial even started.
I don't doubt Alefantis knows the Maccoby's and Folger, however I plan to prove this statement is false and there is no connection between Silsby and Alefantis.
Max Maccoby, is on the Boards of Directors of an NPH orphanage called Friends of the Orphans, which is one of 760 orphanages operating in Haiti, and happens to be the orphanage from which Silsby was caught trafficking children.
Here's the issues with this statement.
- Friends of the Orphans is not an orphanage in Haiti. It's a fundraising group
- The only sources for the claim that Silsby got the children from "Friends of the Orphans" is Jorge Puello who we know is a liar and a con man.
- The AP tracked where Silsby got everyone of the 33 children and she did not get them from an orphanage.
Note: the executive summary does not give any link for this claim. "Izette Folger, a close friend of James Alefantis, gave a statement in support of Silsby." If anyone knows where this is from I would appreciate it.
Let's take #2 first. Here's the source of the claim
VAN SUSTEREN: Where did they find these 33 children? How did they get these children?
PUELLO: There was an orphanage that collapsed in Haiti. It was called friends of the orphans of Haiti. And there was somebody over there that told them that the orphans had no place, no room to place them.
Again Puello is known liar and convicted felon who talked his way into this case, so anything he says needs to be backed up.
The AP report does not back him up. We know where the 33 children the Baptists were arrested with were from. (13 from Citron and 20 from Callabas). None were orphans She basically convinced their parents she would give them a better life in the Dominican Republic.
A reporter's visit Saturday to the rubble-strewn Citron slum, where 13 of the children lived, led to their parents, all of whom said they turned their youngsters over to the missionary group voluntarily in hopes of getting them to safety.
Similar explanations were given by parents in the mountain town of Callabas, outside Port-au-Prince, who told the AP on Feb. 3 that desperation and blind faith led them to hand over 20 children to the Baptist group.
I have some info on this that I have not seen before on voat. According to this story, the AP had it right that none of the children were orphans, but Silsby's group did approach orphanages. These orphanages were not "Friend of the Orphans" or Nuestro Puequeno Hermanos.
This account by one of Silsby's group mentions 13 from a mountain village and 20 from an orphanage associated with a Haitian pastor, Jean Sainvil
Sainvil was associated with this organization
This story confirms where 20 of the Children came from
The 20 children were taken from House of Blessings in the village of Callebasse.
The orphanage did not turn over these children, the orphanage turned them away and they went to the villagers and appealed directly to them. What the AP didn't understand is that children in Haitian orphanages often do have parents who turn them over because they can't afford to raise them.
20 children were from Callebasse and where the the House of Blessings Orphanage is.
What about the other 13. They were from Citron. This is not where the NPH orphanage is.
St. Hélène Orphanage for Children is in the village of Kenscoff
Friends of the Orphans vs Nuestro Puequeno Hermanos. What's in a name.
As I said there is no orphanage in Haiti called Friend of the Orphans. Friends of the Orphans is a US based fundraising organization. They raised funds for Nuestro Pequeno Hermanos, which runs orphanages and of course, Nuestro Pequeno Hermanos DOES NOT translate to Friends of the Orphans. In Haiti, they were known in French as Nos Petits Frères et Sœurs which also does not translate to Friends of the Orphans.
These are two distinct and separate groups. One would raise funds and send a grant to the actual folks who managed the orphanage.
Friends of the Orphans are now named NPH USA and their website reflects that. However, when this first came up months ago and at the time of Haitian Earthquake, they were still using Friends of the Orphans. For proof here is there IRS 990 from 2012 https://www.nphusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/2012_Form-990.pdf
This is proof that "Friends of the Orphans" would not be the name used in Haiti.
In this thread https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/2057950/10153922, I explained what NPH did in Haiti in 2010 and where it operated in Haiti. I got this info from the NPH annual reports for 2008 and 2009.
The claim was that Silsby got the children from an NPH orphanage that had collapsed. NPH indeed had a building that collapsed
However, it was not the orphanage. It was their offices. The Father Watson Center was the building that Collapsed.
Kay Pere Wasson (Father Wasson Center) located in Pétionville, Port Au Prince This five-story building, formerly St. Damien Hospital, is the administrative hub of NPFS
If you were referring to NPH's orphanage in Haiti, you wouldn't even say NPH. You would say the St. Helene Orphanage or Nos Petits Frères et Sœurs.
None of the Children Silsby had were from a NPH facility. Thus you cannot use Maccoby to connect Alefantis to Silsby.
We still have an open end with Folger, but I think I have proven this claim false.