Saturday, 1 December 2012

Curriculum Vitae for John O'Sullivan (2010)


This post supplements comments made in Section 3.2 "Co-Founder and CEO John O'Sullivan" of the post "SpotlightOn - PSI and PSI Acumen Ltd." (http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/spotlighton-principia-scientific.html).

??!! "The struggle for truth continues" ??!! 
John Anthony O'Sullivan

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
“The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.”
Winston Churchill

UPDATES
(see Appendix E for older updates)

2014-11-10 Added a comment to Appendix A, Note 5) about John O'Sullivan's relationship with the climategate.com blog.
2014-10-12 Updated Appendix A, Note 6) concerning the dissolution of John O'Sullivan's private limited company PSI Acumen Ltd.
August 2014 Changed Appendix D to Appendix E and added and updated Appendix D "John O'Sullivan's Novels" addressing his claim to being the " .. Author of two factual novels concerning government corruption and malfeasance of public office .. ". Added Appendix D1 "Summit Shock", D2 "Vanilla Girl" and D3 "Another Cupboard 55 Novel?".
2014-07-01 Added Appendix A, Note 7) concerning John O'Sullivan's questionable claims relating to membership of the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA).
2014-06-26 Added Appendix A, Note 6) concerning the "proposal to strike off" John O'Sullivan's company PSI Acumen Ltd.



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Notes (highlighted in red within the CV) providing related information can be found in Appendix A.
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Curriculum Vitae (Note 1)
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John O’Sullivan
.. ...... ...., ......, ....., W. Glamorgan, ... ...
  Tel: 01792 ......
Email: john0sullivan@.........
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OBJECTIVE: Feature Writer: Law journalism


ACHIEVEMENTS:

I have over 60 published articles word-wide related to legal issues of corrupt practice amongst government climate scientists. Most noticeably my commentary and legal analysis features in the “National Review,” America’s most popular an influential magazine for political news, commentary and opinion.


Other prominent credits includes my legal analysis of the “Climategate” controversy published in ‘China Daily.’ The Number One English portal in China, as well as ‘India Times,’ the prime source of business news in India.


EDUCATION: (Note 2)

State University of New York (SUNY), Bachelor’s Degree in International and Comparative Law (2004-2007); (Note 2a and 2b)

Leicester University, UK (1995-2000) Doctoral Degree in Education Management and Leadership (combined M.Phil.); (Note 2b)

Brighton Polytechnic, UK (1985-7): Post-graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE); (Note 2c)

West Surrey College of Art and Design, UK (1981-84): Bachelors First Degree: Fine Art and Art History; (Note 2c)

Alfred Sutton Boys’ School (1972-80): 3 ‘A’ Levels (English, History, Art); 8 O-levels.


EMPLOYMENT:

2005-present: Freelance Writer and Legal Analyst (New York and UK); (Notes 2a and 3)

2004-present: Legal Commentator and Advocate in the New York State Supreme Court and US Federal Court (2nd Circuit); (Note 2a and 3)

2004-2007: Substitute and Home School Teacher, Delaware Co. New York State; (Note 2a and 3)

2000-2004: School Teacher (p/t) for Suffolk and Norfolk LEA’s; (Note 4 and 4a)

1998-2000: School Teacher (p/t) Benjamin Britten High School, Lowestoft, Suffolk; (Note 4 and 4c)

1993-97: School Teacher (f/t): Thomas Mills High School, Framlingham, Suffolk; (Note 4 and 4b)

1985-93: School Teacher (f/t): Robert Smythe Upper School, Market Harborough, Leics. (Note 4 and 4a)


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OTHER SKILLS:

Experienced legal advocate in New York Human Rights laws, Mandamus petitions, appeals, NYS employment law, civil and criminal.

I have successfully progressed a human rights employment case through the New York State courts and the United States Federal Court (2nd Division).

(see Note 3, Paras. 4 and 5)

INTERESTS:
Author of two factual novels concerning government corruption and malfeasance of public office (see Appendix D).

Arts and culture, law, sport, politics, environment, science

REFERENCES:
Mark Fleming, former employer (climategate.com) (Note 5) 
..........@......

James Delingpole, Daily Telegraph
.....@...............com

Personal Referee: .... .......
.......@..........com

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APPENDIX A - NOTES ON CV


1) This CV is provided in support of information presented in the article “SpotlightOn – PSI and PSI Acumen Ltd." Section 3.2 Co-Founder and CEO (http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/spotlighton-principia-scientific.html). That article provides transparency about the blogging group Principia Scientific International run by John Anthony O'Sullivan and about the UK private limited company which he registered on 4th March 2013 (PSI was then declared to be a "subsidiary" of PSI Acumen Ltd, but see Note 6 for more on PSI Acumen Ltd).

The CV has been transcribed from photographs attached to an E-mail received on 28th/29th June 2012 from John O’Sullivan’s second wife Barbara Bracci-O'Sullivan. It appears that the CV was submitted along with a job application to walesonline.co.uk in March 2010 (http://johnosullivan.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/so-you-want-to-be-a-journalist-in-south-wales/) - see Appendix B below.

During 2011 retired New York investigative journalist Andrew Skolnick and others started enquiring about the claims made in John O'Sullivan’s various web-profiles. A relevant article was published by New Zealand fruit farmer Gareth Renowden on his “Hot Topic” blog. On 4th July it featured John O'Sullivan in “SO MANY LIES – AND THE LIAR WHO TELLS THEM” (http://hot-topic.co.nz/so-many-lies-and-the-liar-who-tells-them/) One of Andrew Skolnick’s comments there is pertinent. “ .. It’s really amazing how O’Sullivan’s many online resumes and profiles contradict each other. . ”.

2) Several of the claims in this CV about John O'Sullivan's education conflict with equivalent claims made in his various profile entries and with observations made by several previously close associates of his.

2a) The impression given in several of these entries is that John O'Sullivan was resident in New York State during the period 2004-2010. He claimed that during 2004-7 he was studying at State University of New York while simultaneously being a " ..Substitute and Home School Teacher, Delaware Co. New York State .. ". Not only that but he claimed to be a Freelance Writer and Legal Analyst in New York and the UK and a " .. Legal Commentator and Advocate in the New York State Supreme Court and US Federal Court .. " until 2010.

Those claims conflict with what his wife (who lives in New York State) has advised, in that John O'Sullivan was not there during those years. She said that they married there on 1st Jan, 1998, he stayed for almost a year before returning to the UK and that other than for one vacation in Florida he has not been back to the USA since. She also advised on 26th June 2013 that he had sold their UK matrimonial home in Suffolk in 2006 before purchasing another in Norfolk (see also Note 6).

John O'Sullivan even contradicted his own CV claims in the covering letter that he sent when applying for work as a journalist on in March 2010, saying " .. Since settling in South Wales last Summer  .. " (see Appendix B). 

2b) Neither of these claims to significant educational achievements is mentioned in John O'Sullivan’s profile on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-o-sullivan/19/6b4/84a) or anywhere else that I could find!

In support of his 2011/12  New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) membership (Note 7) John O'Sullivan claimed that he studied law at  “Law School – University of Surrey/Hill .. Date Graduated - 01/2010 .. ”. There is an Internet organisation calling itself “Hill University” which will apparently send its “life-experience” degrees within two weeks to anyone who pays the $500 fee. Hill University is one of 26 “ .. fake college websites .. ” listed as a “Diploma Mill” (http://www.diplomamillscam.com/fraud/hill-university-reviews). More on this can be found in the articles:
"Bogus Law and Journalism Credentials of Sky Dragon Slayer Author John O'Sullivan" (http://www.aaskolnick.com/global_deniers/website.htm) and
"Affidavits in Michael Mann Libel Suit Reveal Astonishing Facts About Tim Ball Associate John O'Sullivan" (http://www.desmogblog.com/affidavits-michael-mann-libel-suit-reveal-astonishing-facts-about-tim-ball-associate-john-o-sullivan or http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brendan-demelle/affidavits-in-michael-man_b_1711581.html).

In June 2012 John’s wife advised that “ .. I had also come across a certificate from Hill University online which gave diplomas out according to life experience as well as education so that is where he obtained a so called Law Degree .. ”. In July 2012 she explained that “ .. I first heard of John being a successful litigator and that he had a law degree .. when Ian Phillips read of Johns credentials to the people attending the meeting .. When John and I returned .. I called him out on how he mislead everyone especially Ian Phillips on his true credentials. I said to John flat out you and I both know you dont have a law degree. John got really upset and said oh yes I do would you like see? I said yes go on and show it to me. John went in the other room came back with a legal size envelope pulled out what appeared to be diploma from Hill University .. ”.

(During November 2011 John’s wife had accompanied him and PSI’s CFO Hans Schreuder to attended a meeting in Harbertonford, Devon in support of objections to the erection of wind mills in the area. Organiser Ian Phillips had been made aware by PSI’s Compliance Officer, Philip Foster, of the involvement of John and Hans in the issue  - see http://harbertonford.org/index.php/Chat/WindTurbines2011).

It is puzzling why someone who had earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International and Comparative Law from SUNY after completing studies there in 2007 would claim in his NYCLA profiles to have studied Law at University of Surrey/Hill and have qualified in Jan. 2010. In his article "Bogus Law and Journalism Credentials of Sky Dragon Slayer Author John O'Sullivan" retired investigative journalist Andrew Skolnick said that " ..  joining as a Provisional Member, O'Sullivan didn't have to pay a membership fee .. " (http://www.aaskolnick.com/global_deniers/website.htm).

Note that despite John O'Sullivan's persistent claims to the contrary, on 1st July 2014 the NYCLA Director of Marketing and Membership Development advised that he is not a member (see Note 7).
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During mid-2011 Andrew Skolnick participated in exchanges on Professor Judith Curry’s “Climate etc.” blog (and elsewhere) repeatedly asking John to substantiate his claims about qualifications in Law. These claims were also questioned during E-mail exchanges with the “Slayers”/PSI group from September – December 2011 (http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/selected-e-mails-with-slayerspsi.html) during which John claimed:
- “ .. I studied law at the university of Surrey from 1979-82 .. ”,
- “ .. I earned my law degree from University of Surrey in 1982 .. ”,
- “ .. The Law School at the University of Surrey provided me with training in English law, not American. I more recently obtained certification in U.S. criminal law .. ”.

NB: According to this CV John studied at the West Surrey College of Art and Design (not the University if Surrey) during 1981-84 and earned a Bachelors First Degree: Fine Art and Art History (not a Law degree) there.

During those exchanges he was asked “ .. Now explain to us why your provisional membership application to the New York County Lawyers' Association -- which is ONLY open to recent law school graduates -- says you received your law degree in January 2010 .. ”. John never responded with an answer to that question or substantiation of any of the questionable claims that he was asked about.

2c) The dates provided conflict with those given in John's  LinkedIn page.

3) John claimed in the CV to have worked in New York State between 2004 and 2010. His NYCLA profile claimed “Home Address PO Box 65 .. Delhi .. NY .. 13753 .. Telephone 607-437-5552 .. Company / Firm Info .. Principla Scientific International .. PO Box 62 .. Delhi .. NY .. 13753 .. Telephone 607-437-5552 .. ”. NYCLA sent his letter of acceptance dated 28th October 2011 to the PO Box 65 address. Until recently his LinkedIn  page said “ .. John O'Sullivan CEO of Principia Scientific International Albany, New York Area .. ” (although by the 27th May 2013 it acknowledged that PSI is located in the UK).

All of that conflicts with what his wife (a New York State resident) said about his period of residence in New York State being only for one year from Dec. 1997 (see Note 2a). At the end of June 2012 she said ..  I only lived here in Delhi New York with John during the first year of our marriage. As soon as immigration allowed him leave he did so. He has never been here or lived in New York since .. ”. It appears that apart from that one year in the USA John O’Sullivan has lived in the UK.

On 23 Dec 2011 this questionable claim was drawn to the attention of John O'Sullivan and the rest of the PSI "executive" and John was asked about it. " .. It’s surprising then to find that John’s New York County Lawyers Association profile states that PSI is located in Delhi, New York, ZIP Code 13753, Phone’ 607-437-5552 FAX 607-434-4345. It’s equally surprising that the postal address (PO Box 62) John gives is the same as that of Second Nature Construction, Inc. 74 Main Street, P.O. Box 62, Delhi, New York 13753 (http://www.secondnatureconstruction.net/contact-us/). Any of you remaining “Slayers” heard of Second Nature Construction? Would you like to explain this further puzzle John? .. " (http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/selected-e-mails-with-slayerspsi.html). Years later there has still been no explanation given!

Contrary to what his wife Barbara said about him not residing in the USA after 1998/9 John O'Sullivan was claiming to be a resident of New York state in 2005. At that time he was giving assistance from the UK to his wife Barbara in New York state with her "pro se" legal action against the NYS Correction Service. His "blogger" profile claims that he has been " .. On Blogger since November 2005  .. Long suffering victim of injustice; a Brit married to a yank; with a love of freedom of speech and democracy .. Occupation Lobbyist against Spitzer Location Delhi, New York, United States Interests Seeking Justice for the brutal rape of my wife; exposing corrupt attorney generals .. Favourite Books The one I want thrown at Eliot Spitzer .. " (http://www.blogger.com/profile/01289470993106566998).

That reference to Spitzer is to " .. Politician, attorney and former Governor of New York Eliot Laurence Spitzer .. " (http://www.biography.com/people/eliot-spitzer-279076who at that time was NYS Attorney General. During 2005 - 2009 John O'Sullivan posted numerous rants against Spitzer and about his wife's case. Several articles were posted on his "Exposing Spitzer" blog (http://exposingspitzer.blogspot.co.uk/) and elsewhere:
etc. etc. etc.

As recently as June 2009 John O'Sullivan was still claiming to be a resident of Delhi, NYS, even suggesting that he was a citizen of New York. He blogged that " .. Like a lot of other citizens in New York, we have learned that New York State doesn’t respect the people’s Fourteenth Amendment rights to due process or a fair hearing ..(http://exposecorruptcourts.blogspot.co.uk/2009/05/senator-john-sampson-announces-public.html?showComment=1245668749358#c3500783637477290353).

In July 2009 he even spammed the Wall Street Journal's Law Blog, introducing himself as " .. an advocate currently fighting to uphold the principles of due process in a most disturbing case .. " (http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2009/07/31/denver-doozy-tenth-circuit-orders-new-sentence-fine-for-nacchio/

Following Professor Judith Curry's article "Letter to the dragon slayers" the comment was made that " .. On September 30, 2009 the claim by the O’Sullivans .. that representatives of various state agencies continue to wrongfully withhold personal property belonging to claimant Barbara Bracci-O’Sullivan consisting of seven microcassette tapes that she submitted to authorities in connection with prior unrelated legal proceedings .. was dismissed. It appears that John O’Sullivan’s efforts as “advocate” in US courts on this case .. litigating for over a decade in the New York State courts .. could hardly be considered an astounding success .. " (http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/professor-judith-currys-letter-to.html).

3a) As mentioned in Note 1 it seems that this CV was written in early 2010. It appears that his "employment" during 2010 and 2011 may have been as a contributor of articles to the Suite101 blogging platform. That came to an end on 2nd November 2011 when John O'Sullivan announced that " .. my employment with my publishers, Suite101 was terminated today without prior notice or explanation and all my articles published over a two-year period with them are now removed from the Internet .. " (http://climaterealists.com/?id=8588). Although John O'Sullivan's profile has been removed from the Suite101 web-site there is a September 2012 archive of it at http://archive.is/5eV2. That profile simply describes him as a contributor rather than an employee.

Rather than referring to themselves as "publishers", the Suite101 team says " .. We're a small, passionate team of engineers, designers, writers and talkers who thrive on building simple, unobtrusive solutions to difficult problems .. " (http://suite101.com/about).

3b) In July 2009 an advertisement was posted on the "Local Tutor" web-site " .. Neath Port Talbot English Science Maths Art Tutor .. 

Tutors Profile: Male high school teacher with over 20 years of experience able to tutor students in a broad range of subjects up to GCSE standard. Flexible hours to suit. John0Sullivan .. Aug 25, 2009broad range of secondary subjects offered up to GCSE level

Availabilityflexible day/eve Subjects TaughtENGLISH SCIENCE MATHS ART TUTOR (http://localtutor.co.uk/tutor/neathport-talbot-english-science-maths-art-tutor.6597/).

The date of this advertisement appears to match John O'Sullivan's comment when applying in March 2010 for a post as Feature Writer in South Wales in which he said " .. Here in South Wales, where I have lived since last summer with my new love .. " (see Appendix B "So you want to be a journalist in South Wales?").

On the other hand there appears to something of a mismatch with his CV claim to have been employed during this time as a Legal Commentator and Advocate in the New York State Supreme Court and US Federal Court (2nd Circuit) as well as a Freelance Writer and Legal Analyst in New York and UK.

4) John O'Sullivan has claimed on his LinkedIN page to have been " .. Lecturer University of Northampton .. September 1987 – August 1999 (12 years) .. " (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-o-sullivan/19/6b4/84a but see NB below). That does conflict with the claims in his 2010 CV for the period 1995 – 2000 to have been a school teacher full time at Robert Smythe Upper School, Market Harborough, Leics; Thomas Mills High School, Framlingham, Suffolk and part time at Benjamin Britten High School, Lowestoft, Suffolk. More about that is presented in the article “SpotlightOn – Principia Scientific International” Appendix A, Note 9 in  (http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/spotlighton-principia-scientific.html) and E-mails of 30th Nov. 2012, 5th Dec. 2012 (http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/psi-due-diligence-20102011-selected-e.html)

Although John’s claims in his CV about employment during 1995 - 1999 clash with his claims elsewhere they do agree to some extent with what close associates of his have said about his employment during that period (other than the implication of continuity of employment). In July 2012 John’s wife provided a summary of all jobs that she was aware of which John had held since she’d known him: 
- Supply Teacher for County of Suffolk, England, 1996-1999,
- Employed to sell art work for an art gallery in Wrentham, England, 1996-1997, 
- Chicken plucker at a chicken factory outside Lowestoft, England in 2001,
- Supply Teacher for County of Norfolk, England, 2001-2003.

In June 2012 another close associate of John O'Sullivan's advised that John O'Sullivan:
- never lectured at Northampton University/Nene College from September 1987 – August 1999 (see also Note 4a),
- taught at Robert Smythe High School, Market Harborough from pre-1987 until 1992,
- did no more teaching until 1995 when a friend found him another job which he did for one year only.

NB: As at 2012-12-14 John O'Sullivan's LinkedIN page had been modified, the claim made since at least 2011-07-03 to have been a "Lecturer University of Northampton .. September 1987 – August 1999 (12 years) .. " has been replaced with the entry "Nene College (University of Northampton) Lecturer" (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-o-sullivan/19/6b4/84a). It is worth noting that the claims made in July 2011 to be a " .. Legal Consultant at Pearlman Lindholm" and " .. a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) .. " have also been retracted.

John O'Sullivan still claims that he " .. is litigating in two high-profile international lawsuits involving climatologists, Dr Michael Mann and Dr Tim Ball .. ". That is despite an E-mail that Dr. Ball is claimed to have sent on 26th April 2012 (Ccd to Dr. S. Fred Singer " .. Professor Emeritus of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia .. " (http://www.webcommentary.com/php/ShowAuthor.php?id=regnisfs). Dr. Ball says of PSI's "CEO and Legal Consultant" " .. I was made aware of the charges against O'Sullivan almost from the start .. I legally disassociated myself from O'Sullivan very early .. " (for the complete E-mail see http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/professor-judith-curry-threatened-with.html).

The validity of John O'Sullivan's membership of the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) has been questioned by retired New York investigative journalist Andrew Skolnick (see "Bogus Law and Journalism Credentials of Sky Dragon Slayer Author John O'Sullivan" - http://www.aaskolnick.com/global_deniers/website.htm). In July 2012 Desmogblog featured an article "Affidavits in Michael Mann Libel Suit Reveal Astonishing Facts About Tim Ball Associate John O'Sullivan" (http://www.desmogblog.com/affidavits-michael-mann-libel-suit-reveal-astonishing-facts-about-tim-ball-associate-john-o-sullivan) and provided links to two of the three submissions that Andrew Skolnick has made to the Supreme Court of British Columbia there the Mann v Ball defamation case is being heard. This article was simultaneously featured in the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brendan-demelle/affidavits-in-michael-man_b_1711581.html). John O'Sullivan's hasty response to that article appeared in his own blog article "DeSmogblog Fail with Pop Gun Character Assassination Ploy (http://johnosullivan.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/desmogblog-fail-with-pop-gun-character-assassination-ploy/).

4a) In June 2012 his wife advised that in 1991 John and his first wife lived in Market Harborough, Leicestershire and that John had been teaching night courses nearby. It appears that after obtaining his PGCE in Art from Brighton Polytechnic John taught Art at Robert Smythe Upper School until 1992 and may have done some evening lecturing of further education students at Nene College about 20 miles away (http://branchout.com/John.OSullivan_5#view=resume). This was a college of further education at that time, not being granted powers to award undergraduate degrees until 1993 and didn't become University College of Northampton until 1999 (http://www.northampton.ac.uk/info/20001/about-us/423/history-of-the-university-of-northampton), 6 years after John and his first wife had left the area to move to Suffolk.

In Nov. 2012 Andrew Skolnick made enquiries of The University of Northampton about John O'Sullivan's claim to have been a lecturer there from September 1987 to August 1999. He advised me that this was how the University responded in their E-mail of 22nd Nov. 2012 QUOTE: .. 

Dear Mr Skolnick Thank you for your enquiry which has been passed to me as the University Records Manager for reply. Firstly may I point out that this institution has only been known as the University of Northampton since 2005.  During the timeframes given 1987-1999 we were known as Nene College (becoming University College Northampton for a period between 1999 and 2005).

Checks have been carried out in our Human Resource records and within our archive holdings, and the University has no record of a Mr John A. O’Sullivan being employed by the University.  For the sake of completeness we also carried out searches on records for individuals named J O’Sullivan, John Sullivan, J Sullivan and Mr O’Sullivan and we can confirm that no individuals with those names had a full time contract with us during the years specified.

There is a very slight possibility that Mr O’Sullivan might have had a casual staff contract during the times mentioned but discussions have taken place with staff who were employed during the dates given (not just in the Law faculty but also in the Library and IT departments) and no-one has any recollection of anyone bearing his name.  Additionally a book (An Ever Rolling Stream) published by our predecessor body outlining the history of Higher Education in the Town gives lists of all staff employed by the College at the time of publication (1989) and Mr O’Sullivan does not appear in any of theses lists.

If you have contact details for Mr O’Sullivan we would be grateful if you could share them with the University because we would like to investigate the issue further with a view to deciding on any legal action.

Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention .. UNQUOTE.

4b) Although this CV entry claims that John taught full time at Thomas Mills High School from 1993-97, in a June 2012 E-mail John’s wife said that he was employed at " .. Thomas mills high school from 95-96 .. " after which he did only supply teaching. Another associate of John's confirmed that John had worked at Thomas Mills in the mid 1990s for a year or so.

5) Referee Mark Fleming was apparently co-owner with Jim deYong of the climategate.com blog (http://www.climategate.com/about) to which John O'Sullivan posted articles. John O'Sullivan refers in his CV to " .. Mark Fleming, former employer (climategate.com) .. " but this appears to be another of his many misleading claims. Climategate.com articles written by John O'Sullivan included this rider " .. John O’Sullivan offers his services free to the site and is not a site employee. Any opinions he expresses are his own and do not necessarily represent those of the site owner .. " (e.g. see his 18th December 2009 article " More winter climategate fallout from Russia" - http://classicalmusicguide.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=33654&start=50#p344862 and 3rd January 2010 article "Attention Penn State: Top fraud attorney seeks climategate whistleblowers" - http://www.webcitation.org/5nAqdWYqf).

 The 28th Jan 2010 article "Climategate Professor Phil Jones could face ten years on fraud charges"  article by John O'Sullivan was loaded with enough legal terminology to give the mistaken impression that John O'Sullivan was a lawyer (http://www.climategate.com/climategate-professor-phil-jones-could-face-ten-years-on-fraud-charges/comment-page-3#comment-2414). John O'Sullivan commented later that " .. I’d also love being a young and ambitious lawyer looking to make his mark now- the opportunities for class action suits are enormous in this scandal. Now I’m retired I see my role as campaigner, organiser and commentator on the issues. I’ll stand back with the rest of you and let the young hacks fight the courtroom battles as I commentate gleefully from the sidelines .. ".

Some may have mistakenly understood from that comment that John O'Sullivan had retired from a career as a lawyer (see also Note 3) when in fact he had been a high-school art teacher whose career had come to an abrupt end in 2003/4. As he said in Dec. 2011 " .. In 2003 my second wife Barbara (from NY) .. started fostering a problem teenager .. She was a sociopath who stole from us, smeared our names and made numerous accusations against us .. one of her false allegations was that I made sexual advances to her and she reported it to the police .. I was maliciously prosecuted .. But the whole thing was a pack of lies .. I conducted my own defense with the aid of a newly qualified barrister. I was acquitted on all six charges. Nonetheless, by then the matter had ruined my teaching/lecturing career .. I never forgave Barbara for the mess .. " (http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/selected-e-mails-with-slayerspsi.html).

In John O'Sullivan's own comment following "Climategate Professor Phil Jones could face ten years on fraud charges" he linked to his related article "Prosecutor humiliated in Climategate U-turn:charges “tainted”. That article too was loaded with legalese, with John O'Sullivan commenting " .. Anything less than I am demanding is either nonfeasance or malfeasance .. ". Two comments later someone claiming to be " .. Mrs J O'Sullivan says: .. John as one once told you it is illegal to practice law in the US without a license .. " (http://www.climategate.com/prosecutor-humiliated-in-climategate-u-turn-charges-tainted/comment-page-1#comment-2547). His wife has said that she did not write that comment and there was no response from John O'Sullivan to it!

Interestingly, in a "PSI and Due Diligence" E-mail on 8th Jan 2011 to John O'Sullivan and the rest of his "Slayers"/PSI blogging group I asked " .. If anyone has any further information on DeYong or Flemming then I’d appreciate it .. I like to know as much as possible about those with whom I exchange opinions on this vexed issue" (http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/psi-due-diligence-20102011-selected-e.html). Despite having been a former employee John O'Sullivan chose to ignore my request but I did find this http://ijish.livejournal.com/19792.html

6) PSI Acumen Ltd. was registered on 4th March 2013 and by June 2014 the Companies House register was showing the PSI Acumen Ltd. status to be "Active - Proposal to Strike off".  A GAZ1 notice dated 1st July 2014 was posted on PSIA's filing history maintained at Companies House. The GAZ1, addressed to the Registered Office of PSIA states that " .. 01/07/2014 COMPANIES ACT 2006 (Section 1000) The REGISTRAR OF COMPANIES gives NOTICE that, unless cause is shown to the contrary, at the expiration of 3 months from the above date the name of PSI ACUMEN LTD will be struck off the register and the company will be dissolved .. ".  A notification was posted in the 1st July 2014 issue of  the London Gazette.

The Registrar can strike a company off the register on his own initiative for several reasons including that:

- he has not received documents from a company that should have sent them to him,
- mail that the registrar has sent to a company's registered office is returned undelivered.

Both of these reasons might apply in this particular case because the PSIA register shows:
- that " .. Next Return Due: 01/04/2014 OVERDUE .. " and
- an address for PSIA's Registered Office of a property which was PSIA owner John O'Sullivan's home address until the house was sold under threat of repossession in January 2014.

On 10th October 2014 a GAZ2 notice was posted on the Companies House register for PSIA and the company declared to have been struck off and dissolved.

This dissolution of PSIA is reminiscent of what happened to the company WEBANGLIA.COM LIMITED which John O' Sullivan owned from 2000. That was dissolved in 2004 (see Appendix C of http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/spotlighton-psi-acumen-ltd.html).

7) In Mid-July 2011 John O’Sullivan was claiming on his LinkedIN profile to be “ ,, a member of the American Bar Association .. currently litigating in two high-profile climate science lawsuits. He acts as Consultant to prominent Canadian law firm, Pearlman Lindholm, Vancouver, Canada”. These and other misleading claims were challenged by retired investigative journalist Andrew Skolnick, a resident of New York State (http://hot-topic.co.nz/so-many-lies-and-the-liar-who-tells-them/ and http://www.aaskolnick.com/global_deniers/website.htm). Andrew Skolnick pointed out that John O’Sullivan was merely an associate member of the ABA (which apparently is available to anyone who pays the fee) and was never employed by Pearlman Lindholm, simply giving advice to his close associate Dr. Tim Ball who was also a client of theirs. 

It was after those disclosures by Andrew Skolnick that John O’Sullivan applied for membership of the NYCLA, using questionable claims about his legal qualifications, his place of residence and the location of his “company/firm” Principia Scientific International (more realistically a blog rather than a company). He then updated his LinkedIN page to read “ .. Legal Advocate: Member of the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA); currently litigating in high-profile libel lawsuits involving climatologists, Dr Michael Mann and Dr Tim Ball .. ” but now with no suggestion of employment with Pearlman and Lindholm, only “ .. litigating .. ”. 

Andrew Skolnick then brought the questionable nature of John O’Sullivan’s acceptance for membership to the attention of the NYCLA. According to an anonymous source in December 2012 “ .. After it was brought to the attention of the NYCLA about O'Sullivan's actual credentials, his membership was withdrawn .. ” (http://www.climatechangedispatch.com/un-leak-climate-science-in-disarray-on-human-emissions-impact.html#comment-39069).

On 1st July 2014 Toni Valenti, NYCLA Director of Marketing and Membership Development, confirmed that Mr. O’Sullivan was no longer a member. Despite this John O’Sullivan continues to mislead by claiming membership (e.g. see https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?trk=tab_pro&id=64434874https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?trk=ppro_viewmore&authToken=0rq9&authType=name&pvs=pp&locale=en_US&id=64434874 and http://en.gravatar.com/johnosullivan).

John O’Sullivan has been making questionable claims about his legal qualifications, experience and place of residence for years since he started trolling the Internet in mid-2009 (e.g. see:


As a consequence others have been misled into believing that he is a qualified lawyer who has practised in both the USA and the UK. For example his GooglePlus profile claims “Science writer and legal advocate .. John O'Sullivan LLB, BA (Hon), PGCE, .. litigating for over a decade in the New York State courts and U.S. Federal 2nd Circuit .. ” (https://plus.google.com/116648848583764648362/about, http://johnosullivan.wordpress.com/about/). His 10-years of litigating in the USA appears to have simply been giving lay assistance by E-mail from the UK in two sets of actions in the USA:



Appendix B - So You Want to Be a Journalist in South Wales?



MARCH 15, 2010 · 9:02 PM

Well, as some of you may know, the demise of Climategate.com has come as an unexpected blow. Like a lot of middle-aged men I’m back foraging in the employment cattle market itching to get myself out of this enforced hiatus.

Here in South Wales, where I have lived since last summer with my new love, jobs in journalism are few and far between. But I shall give it a good crack, as they say. Here’s a copy of my latest submission:

Dear Mr. XXXXXX,

Re: Feature Writer Post


Having seen your vacancy advertised online at ‘HoldtheFrontPage’ I would be most grateful if you would consider me as a genuine candidate for the position of Feature Writer.

I have lately enjoyed international success as an Internet journalist and I am most keen to broaden my experience and take my career to the next level here in Wales. Although I have arrived late to journalism, after 20 years of pursuing the mundane life of a classroom teacher and college lecturer, I have already shown my mettle working to the highest standards and to precise deadlines.

Just to illustrate the very wide scope of my work may I urge that you peruse Google by inputting the search term, ‘John O’Sullivan climate’ and you will find me extensively among over 270,000 web page impressions (0.23 seconds).


My articles may be found all over the world in diverse national publications from Britain’s ‘The Sun’


through to the ‘India Times’


as well as the vast readership of  ‘China Daily,’ where in the following article I displayed thoroughness and diligence in summarising a highly technical ground-breaking scientific paper:




You will also find me in America’s world famous ‘National Review’




Despite having no formal training in journalism, I have been successful through hard work and determination in making the most of my talents. I also possess considerable life experience so that I hope you may see me as your ideal choice for a  first class feature writer brimming with ideas and enthusiasm with the ability to deliver eye-catching copy to deadline in a broad range of styles.”



Since settling in South Wales last Summer I have sought a post in the established mainstream media where I aim to secure a foothold for myself in my newly chosen career. Having perused walesonline.co.uk, many times to get a better feel for what others are contributing, I firmly believe there exists a niche for me to bring something unique.



When the ‘Climategate’ scandal first broke I threw myself into proving my potential and I grew to be recognised as an adept commentator. I have been fortunate to form productive associations, not just with eminent international scientists, but also among respected figures such as the BBC’s senior environment correspondent, Roger Harrabin. I proudly claim to have also collaborated with the Daily Telegraph’s James Delingpole on bringing several scoops to the mainstream media.






In addition, I have further influential contacts that have assisted me in corresponding with, as well as getting important stories, from Climate Minister, Joan Ruddock as well as the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). With the support of scientists within the climate sceptic community I took up a liaison role with the BBC’s Roger Harrabin’s to better inform the questions for the groundbreaking scoop of the Professor Phil Jones interview.




In the few months since the rumpus of the climate scandal I have gone on to be credited for coining the terms ‘Inquirygate,’ ‘Czechgate’ and ‘Australiagate’ that have become part of common usage.



But I must emphasise I have no scientific background, just a keen eye for the facts and a nose for a good story. I am able to write in a broad range of literary styles and have penned two novels including ‘Summit Shock’ based on a true story of a New York female prison officer’s epic 13-year court room battle to prove her employer covered up sex crimes against her.




My short stories have also appeared in American publications such as ‘The Jimston Journal’, ‘Invisible Ink,’ ‘The Secret Attic,’ and ‘The Zip Book.’ Sadly, for reasons unconnected with my own journalistic achievements, my days as a climate correspondent with ‘climategate.com’ were cut short when the financial backer withdrew from the venture.






However, I see a fresh opportunity to use my recent achievements as a springboard to broaden my output. I would relish the chance to opine eruditely on more diverse issues befitting my Celtic artistic and cultural background, to concern myself with local and national political and social issues as well as the unexpected cornucopia of life’s quirkiest conundrums.



Further examples of my work may be found online at the following links:



‘World’s biggest coal company brings U.S. government to court in climate fraud’




‘Czechgate’  (367,000 Google hits for Czechgate: 0.47 seconds):




My Czechgate revelations inspired leading Czech physicist, Luboš Motl, to re-investigate my findings and thereupon my story was confirmed as a major scoop:




I followed on that success with my article on ‘Australiagate’ (14,300 Google hits for australiagate: 0.34 seconds) 






As well as my article examining the international dimension on prosecuting climate data fraud:




I trust you will wish to meet with me so we can further discuss how I may be a fitting addition to your staff and demonstrate above all, how my versatility of style will meet your key requirement as Feature Writer. Please find attached an up to date C.V. for your use.



Yours truly,



John O’Sullivan


APPENDIX C - Related Articles


Other articles that discuss the misleading claims made by John O'Sullivan can be found at:
- “SO MANY LIES – AND THE LIAR WHO TELLS THEM” (http://hot-topic.co.nz/so-many-lies-and-the-liar-who-tells-them/) July 2011, 
- “John O'Sullivan, master manipulator - A Closer Look” (http://whatsupwiththatwatts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/john-osullivan-master-manipulator.html) July 2012, 
“LEYLAND JOINS THE ÜBER CRANKS: SIGNS UP WITH SERIAL LIAR O’SULLIVAN’S VANITY “SCIENCE” GROUP” (http://hot-topic.co.nz/leyland-joins-the-uber-cranks-signs-up-with-serial-liar-osullivans-vanity-science-group/) Dec. 2012,
- “CLIMATEBALLS: O’SULLIVAN STRIKES AGAIN” (http://hot-topic.co.nz/climateballs-osullivan-strikes-again/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=climateballs-osullivan-strikes-again) Feb, 2014, 
- "Affidavits in Michael Mann Libel Suit Reveal Astonishing Facts About Tim Ball Associate John O'Sullivan" (http://www.desmogblog.com/affidavits-michael-mann-libel-suit-reveal-astonishing-facts-about-tim-ball-associate-john-o-sullivan) July 2012.

APPENDIX D - JOHN O'SULLIVAN'S FACTUAL NOVELS


In his CV John O'Sullivan declares his " .. INTERESTS: Author of two factual novels .. ". Shortly after renting out his home in Norfolk, England and moving to South Wales in the summer of 2009 (see D1 "Summit Shock") he posted a summary of his achievements as a crime writer. He talked about how " .. His second wife, a disabled former New York correction officer, successfully proved the State of New York was corrupt, in one of America's longest and most extraordinary sexual harassment cases. 'Summit Shock' is her story, and second in the series of 'Cupboard 55' novels .. " (http://www.webook.com/member/JohnAOSullivan).

The first of those two fact-based 'Cupboard 55' novels that John O'Sullivan self-published on the Internet was "Vanilla Girl" but for some reason he chose in that profile to mention only "Summit Shock".

In March 2008 John O'Sullivan had explained in his blogspot.com article "And what is ‘Cupboard 55’? .. There currently exist only two factual novels so far penned in the ‘Cupboard 55’ genre: ‘Vanilla Girl’ and ‘Summit Shock’ written by English author, John O’Sullivan .. ".
(Note that the article is no longer available on his original web-page at http://cupboard55summitshock.blogspot.com/2008/03/and-what-is-cupboard-55_31.html but a screen capture copy has been posted at http://www.aaskolnick.com/global_deniers/and-what-is-cupboard-55_31.html which includes the interesting exchanges that took place between John O'Sullivan and people involved directly or indirectly in the "Summit Shock" events).


John O'Sullivan and his second wife Barbara Bracci-O'Sullivan are the lead characters in both "Vanilla Girl" and "Summit Shock", under the pseudonyms Leonard (Leo) Odysseus and Carla Limoncello Bloom. Other characters are either given their real names or carefully chosen pseudonyms.

D1 - "Summit Shock"

The fact-based novel "Summit Shock", published in September 2009 under the name JohnAOSullivan, reveals many interesting facts, some of which appear at best to supplement and at worst conflict with the claims made in this 2010 CV.

Originally the first 7 chapters of Summit Shock were offered free and at the end of these it said “ .. To read the rest of this thrilling true story buy the ebook .. POSTED BY JOHN O'SULLIVAN AT 06:48 2009-08-08 .. ” (see version saved by Andrew Skolnick - http://www.aaskolnick.com/global_deniers/SUMMIT%20SHOCK.htm). Now the entire book is available free (http://www.webook.com/project/Summit-Shock).

The web-page for each chapter introduces this fact-based novel with " .. Brutally raped and beaten by her perverted boot camp captain, a plucky New York State correction officer secretly taped recorded his demented confessions. But for over a decade her State employers kept the sordid truth secret. What untold facts did the assailant want to expose? Thirteen years on and several dead witnesses later this horrendous tale can finally be told. ‘Summit Shock’ is the only authorized account of a heroic quest for justice in the capital of lawsuits. Whether you’re a fan of true-life conspiracy scandals or a lover of crime fiction, this will astonish you .. this story is an astonishing factual blend of sex, sordid corruption and government conspiracy  .. " (bold added).

Many of the chapters relate to the legal action undertaken by John O'Sullivan's second wife Barbara against the New York State Department of Correction Service (NYSDOCS), her employer as a Corrections Officer from June 1983 until October 20, 1996. From approximately 1988 until October 20, 1996, she worked at Summit Incarceration Facility. Barbara claimed that she was subjected to a sexually hostile work environment and sexual harassment during her employment at "Summit" and that she was constructively discharged. On 30th September 2005 all federal claims were "DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE" but all New York State law claims and counterclaims were "DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO REFILING IN STATE COURT" (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCOURTS-nynd-3_01-cv-01300/pdf/USCOURTS-nynd-3_01-cv-01300-0.pdf).

Barbara then resumed her complaint against the New York State Division of Human Rights. After a public hearing in 2007 the Human Rights Commissioner adopted the recommendation by the Administrative Law Judge that the complaint should be dismissed. This was appealed but in May 2009 Barbara J Bracci’s complaint against NYS Division of Human Rights, pursued through the NYS courts, was dismissed  by the Appellate Division (http://www.courts.state.ny.us/Reporter/3dseries/2009/2009_03825.htm). A commentary on this was provided in the June 2009 Albany County Bar Association Newsletter article “Labor and Employment Practice” (http://www.albanycountybar.com/img/newsletter_pdf/newsletter_f2vn1k3jh5.pdf).

At this point John O’Sullivan began trolling the Internet with comments complaining about judicial corruption in the USA, all of which made direct reference to  Captain William E. Peek, the alleged rapist in “Summit Shock”, e.g. at:
- http://www.schlissellawfirm.com/blog/2009/court-of-appeals-full-custody-includes-the-right-to-make-educational-decisions/ (note the comments exchanged with Barbara’s fellow employee at DOCS, Gerald (Jerry) Skrocki - referenced in "Summit Shock" under a psuedonym - who also had comments to make on John O’Sullivan’s article “And What is Cupboard 55?”  - http://www.aaskolnick.com/global_deniers/and-what-is-cupboard-55_31.html),
- http://blackbooklegal.blogspot.co.uk/2009/05/new-york-court-extends-criminal-rights.html in which the Hon K O’Connor and the Article 78 discussed in “Summit Shock Chapter 37 are both mentioned,
- etc. etc. etc.   

John O’Sullivan began blogging about this issue in November 2005. He claimed to be living in Delhi, New York State, employed as a “Lobbyist against Spitzer .. Seeking Justice for the brutal rape of my wife; exposing corrupt attorney generals .. “ (https://www.blogger.com/profile/01289470993106566998 and https://www.blogger.com/profile-find.g?t=o&q=Lobbyist+against+Spitzer). Note that Elliot Spitzer was New York Attorney General from 1999–2006 (see Appendix A, Note 3) and is referenced repeatedly in "Summit Shock.
It is also worth noting that during the period 2004 to 2010:
- this CV claims that he was studying law at SUNY University during 2004-4007 and was employed as a Freelance Writer and Legal Analyst (New York and UK) ..  Legal Commentator and Advocate in the New York State Supreme Court and US Federal Court (2nd Circuit .. ", whereas
- his wife Barbara claims that John was not in the USA during those years (see Appendix A, Note 2a)

On 23rd November 2005 " .. John O'Sullivan, Delhi, New York .. Long suffering victim of injustice; a Brit married to a yank; with a love of freedom of speech and democracy .. " posted a blog article “The Background: Bracci v NYSDOCS: Raped at Work” (http://exposingspitzer.blogspot.co.uk/2005/11/background-bracci-v-nysdocs.html) on his blog “Exposing Spitzer” (http://exposingspitzer.blogspot.co.uk/). At the same time he posted "My letter to Eliot Spitzer" saying " .. Dear Eliot, Re: Spoliation of Evidence in NYSDHR case of Bracci v NYSDOCS .. " and went on in his pseudo-legal manner to accuse the Governor General of conspiring to suppress, destroy or misrepresent evidence, obstructing justice and " .. acting as an accomplice in the suppression of the crimes of rape that Captain William Peek brutally inflicted on my wife, Barbara during 1995 while employed at Summit Correctional Facility, NY .. " (http://exposingspitzer.blogspot.co.uk/2005/11/my-letter-to-eliot-spitzer.html).

"Summit Shock" covers the period December 1993 to August 2009, which includes part of the period of his wife's employment at the correction facility and John O'Sullivan's involvement from September 1997, when " .. Tall and lean, Leo Bloom cut a rather arresting figure as he strode purposefully toward her through the Arrivals gate at Newark airport .. Her valiant, broad-shouldered dark knight had finally come .. " (Chapter 14).

In Chapter 22 John O'Sullivan talks about Leo's return in September 1998 to his house in East Anglia, UK to prepare a home for his wife Carla and her daughter Lita. He says " .. I had tended to my plans. All I needed was her American money and I would be set fair for life .. Carla got her cheque for thirty grand - Social Security back dated. There was plenty more like that to come and from now I could anticipate the regular ker-ching doling the dirty dollar. So I stayed dutiful to her as necessary .. Carla’s excellent employment attorney was a marvel. He scored the financial hat trick of Worker’s Compensation, Social Security plus an employee’s disability pension for us. My wife was ecstatic – we had COLA for life!
I agreed it was a good start. But it wasn’t the bounty I had my sights on .. Like a true stoic, I waited patiently, took a chunk of her thirty grand and put a deposit down a new Benz, bought a couple some sharp suits .. and zipped off with my fattening fool of a wife to spend her money as freely as she would let me .. And to fool my dear wife, and as a plausible cover for my regular absences from the home, I took on those occasional days of substitute teaching. It had long been my erstwhile profession so I had to keep up appearances. In order to not draw suspicion to myself, each week I would seemingly work a few days in the classroom but I’d always make time to secrete myself into the bed of some pub bar Barbie or World Wide Web Wendy .. ".

He goes on to describe how Leo's anticipated "fiscal fecundity" (referenced in Chapter 36) started evaporating " .. my dreams of a life-changing windfall were fast disappearing .. ".

Chapter 23 talks about the life in 1999 back in the East Anglia home of " .. estranged husband .. " Leo Bloom, " .. a cheat, a cad a ne’er do well .. a ‘work shy waster.’ .. ". It also touches briefly on the subject of John O'Sullivan's first fact-based novel "Vanilla Girl" (covered in D2).

In Chapter 24 John O'Sullivan talks about how in 2004 Leo was " .. 43, no job, no prospects .. ".
Note that John O'Sullivan's webbook profile says that he " .. was born in 1961 .. taught for twenty years at various schools and colleges in the east of England .. " (http://www.webook.com/member/JohnAOSullivan). Immediately following his acquittal in February 2004 of charges brought against him 2003 John O'Sullivan said " .. I really think this is the end of my teaching career in this area .. ”  (see Appendix A, Note 5, Para 2 and http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/professor-judith-currys-letter-to.html). This relates directly to John O'Sullivan's novel "Vanilla Girl" (see D2). 

In Chapter 26 Leo grumbles about how, still in Suffolk in 2007, he had " .. Married a loser, waited seven years to hit pay dirt and it all goes pants .. ".

In Chapter 29 John O’Sullivan talks about how in January 2008 Leo needed money from his “ .. podgy, hirsute New Yorker .. ” (Barbara had returned to the USA around 2004). Leo grumbles about how he “ .. coped with her physical and mental deterioration as best I could, as I felt compensated financially by her paying my bills. However, she was not only getting more tardy in her appearance, she was slipping on her payments, too .. ”.

Leo goes on to describe “ .. the next stage of my plan .. ” and the advice from his lawyers that  “ .. ….. You can divorce your wife in England for you reside here. You can apply to the Court for an Order for what is called ancillary relief in England .. I recommend you … encourage her to invest as much of her capital into UK property so that we may apply a lien and compel her to comply with your demands for an equitable share of community property. You will represent yourself on 22nd January when your case comes before the East Anglia County Court when G-MAC is applying for an Order of Possession of your home .. ”.
Note that this theme will be returned to in D3 "Another Novel?

He then quotes an E-mail to his wife saying “ .. Hi Carla, When are you coming over to England? I need you to get yourself here to come to court and help me protect my home repossession. I did what I told you I would do. I went to see my lawyers…I need legally guarantees from you on my house payments .. ”.

The chapter concudes with " .. They had spent virtually their entire marriage fighting a losing battle against the overburdening and corrupt government of New York State .. ".

In Chapter 35 John O’Sullivan starts talking about how in May 2008 Leo was repeatedly failing to pay his gym fees and " .. The ignominy of my increasing privations served to steel my resolve to squeeze every dollar from this never-ending nightmare of a lawsuit. I dreaded the postman’s arrival each day – the stack of final demands letters served to render me on a perpetual adrenaline driven obsession to do or die. Bailiffs had been at my door at my door twice in less than three weeks. Every possession of worth I had was carefully noted on their inventories .. If payment weren’t made in fourteen days my house would be cleared .. Bankruptcy was an increasing likelihood .. ".

He went on to complain " .. I felt mighty peeved that my uncaring, far-flung estranged, ungrateful wife wasn’t saving me from my plight .. Things had been rock bottom since last January when I was up in the County Court begging for just a little more time on my own foreclosure .. ". After talking about the need to file more legal papers the chapter ends with “Ok, Carla – I need money for food right now! Wire me something Western Union. I’m not doing another thing unless you cough up something today. I need food and my phone bill paying pronto. I just got the disconnection notice – you know what that means? No phone equals no Internet equals no case!” 

In Chapter 36 John O'Sullivan talks about how in July 2008 Leo was " .. No longer .. the stumbling sophomore at the Law School of Judge Judy. Now Google had surrendered up Columbia Law School’s ‘A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual’ .. " (contrast that with John O'Sullivan's claim to have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International and Comparative Law (2004-2007) from State University of New York).

He goes on to describe how " .. I had completed my strategy for hitting the jackpot and my crazed wife’s effusive gratitude would attest to my brilliance. I was playing her on my legal strings in two big lawsuits now.  Her custody case was the key to unlock the door to my future fortune. I had a strategy – to keep her in my debt I was going to win back her ‘baby Bella’, it seemed more important to her than anything and her ‘only real reason to live.’ But I was only going to do it after I had got her to give me what I needed from her employment case winnings. I needed cash – lots of it - and I was going to make sure the fat old sow gave it to me. I mulled over what I would do with all her millions when it comes .. ". (These "millions" were also referenced in John O'Sullivan's other fact-based novel "Vanilla Girl" in which he talks about " .. Our secret kept to ourselves was the multi-million dollar lawsuit my combative Carla had filed against her former employer .. " - see D2.2)

As discussed in the final paragraph of Appendix A, Note 7), between 2004 and 2009 John O'Sullivan was giving advice to his wife Barbara as she pursued pro-se actions relating to her former employer, the New York State Department of Correctional Services (DOCS). Also, in 2007 the Family Court had granted Barbara's daughter primary physical custody of her daughter but in July 2008 sole legal custody had been granted to the father. In April 2009 that was changed on appeal to joint legal custody, with the father having primary physical custody (http://www.courts.state.ny.us/Reporter/3dseries/2009/2009_02509.htm but see also http://law.justia.com/cases/new-york/appellate-division-third-department/2012/511060.html).

In Chapter 37 John O'Sullivan starts with Leo boasting about the impressive tomb that he had put together for his wife to present to the New York State Appellate Court. “ .. no one could possibly read this mighty document and not be stunned by it .. Jesus, it was quite something .. It truly evoked the scent of big money yet to come .. ”. He goes on to say " .. It was the third day of March 2009 that I filed my final motion the Appellate Court. My previous two had been denied .. I was pumped and I felt I would win – no matter how long it took I would win .. I spooned the legalese as sweetly as I knew from the abundant stores on my search engine .. But no matter how hard I tried to butter up those judges, come the following Thursday, when decisions are posted on the court’s web site, I saw I was perfunctorily denied once more. Were these elite judges so corrupt, too? .. ".

In May 2009 Leo's mood then swings from one of supreme confidence to deep despondence as John O'Sullivan explains how " .. We had the case beat but we didn’t. The corrupt trash in the Division of Human Rights had no answer to my charges of a conspiracy to cover up for Eliot Spitzer and his cronies. All the motions I had filed at the Appellate Court that proved my wife had won by default. A lowly, middle-aged, non-achieving  nobody 4,000 miles away from that esteemed court without reading so much as a single book on American law had dumbfounded a whole State agency. Justice demanded that the verdict be unequivocal. The conspiracy had been blown. Or so we thought until Decisions Day last Thursday when Carla’s case was dismissed .. ".

Note how that boast by Leo about his legal achievements resembles a similar boast by John O'Sullivan on 31st January 2010 QUOTE: .. For your information I am a retired academic and I have litigated personally or assisted others in pro se litigation at every level of court there is in New York State as well as Federal level, for over a decade and never lost. Am I licensed to practice law in the US or UK? No, sir- self taught and proud! I think that makes my achievements even more extraordinary, don’t you? I’m just some Brit with a brain who can go live with his American wife in her country and kick ass big time around a courtroom. I’ve also even done it, too, in criminal court back in the UK where I wiped the floor with the Crown Prosecution Service and corrupt police who tried to frame me on trumped up criminal charges .. " (http://noconsensus.wordpress.com/2010/01/29/deep-black-hide-the-decline/#comment-19731). The last sentence is in reference to the basis of John O'Sullivan's other factual novel, "Vanilla Girl" (see Section D2).


John O'Sullivan then turns the focus on efforts by Leo to formulate a further appeal and quotes from a FAX to the Clerk of Court " .. May 22, 2009. State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, Albany, New York
Dear Mr. Novak, Re: Limoncello-Bloom –v- SDHR (506150)
.. I addressed my complaint to you because of your role as the senior officer of the court. You admitted to me .. that your justices failed to give me a verdict to an Article 78 hearing .. Therefore you admitted that your justices conspired with the lower court to unlawfully defeat my claim. If you do nothing to help me expose this corruption then that also makes you an accessory to rape after the fact and just as low as the likes of Justices Garry, Peters, Rose, Lahtinen and Malone.
A smart man like you knew what I was getting at when I pointed the finger at Governor Paterson. He used Garry as his patsy because he knew SDHR attorneys were never going to risk going to jail to save his ass by openly defending the action. Paterson could only defeat me by criminal means.
I’m not quitting .. Sincerely, Carla Limoncello-Bloom pro se .. ".

Recall that in May 2009 Barbara J Bracci’s complaint against NYS Division of Human Rights, pursued through the NYS courts, was heard by the NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department. " .. Garry, J. .. to review a determination of respondent which dismissed petitioner's discrimination complaint. .. Peters, J.P., Rose, Lahtinen and Malone Jr., JJ., concur. Adjudged that the determination is confirmed, without costs, and petition dismissed. .. " (http://www.courts.state.ny.us/Reporter/3dseries/2009/2009_03825.htm) of the Appellate Division and out-of-work high-school art teacher John O'Sullivan was living in the UK. On 22nd June 2009 John O'Sullivan posted a comment on the "Expose Currupt Courts" blog complaining about what he saw as a fraudulent judgment " .. “ .. Indeed, if you look on the Appellate Division, Third Department website under ‘Bracci-v-State Division of Human Rights’, the phrase ‘Article 78’ is clearly absent from the fraudulent judgment. Currently, we have motions before the court .. ” (http://exposecorruptcourts.blogspot.co.uk/2009/05/senator-john-sampson-announces-public.html).

Despite John O'Sullivan's efforts to help his wife win her claims these were dismissed, just as they were for Carla and Leo. There were to be none of those anticipated $millions (Chapter 36) for distribution through any application to the courts for " .. a lien to compel her to comply with .. demands for an equitable share of community property .. " (see Chapter 29). The remnants of his dream of riches, that " .. regular ker-ching doling the dirty dollar .. " (see Chapter 22) are described in sub-section D3 "Another Novel?"

In the final Chapter 38 "Woeful in Wales" John O'Sullivan talks about how Leo had “ .. filed five motions with the court over the next few weeks .. all my motions came back denied .. “. He went on to complain about having been cheated of " .. due payout from a multi-million dollar lawsuit when you know you have won the legal argument, hands down, against a corrupt US state. .. Knowing is nice but it isn’t the same as ‘having.’ Having suits me better than knowing ..I know much but have little. It’s the not having that bothers me .. I can live without knowing so much. I learned that from my ‘new partner,’ an agency nurse who rescued me in the nick of time when I failed, or should I say, Carla, failed, to pay my mortgage for a third consecutive month .. ".

In an E-mail on 13th August 2009 Carla complained to Leo about “ .. A statement appearing to be copied from your blog amounting to a personal attack on me .. ”.

Note that it appears that on 31st July 2009 John O’Sullivan had opened a blog “SUMMIT SHOCK: American Court Corruption” then on 6th August 2009 had posted an item “ .. The Real Barbara Bracci .. " in which he claimed that " .. Here is a selfish, self-centred woman who is friendless and deserted by her own family. Why do so many people shy away from this 'victim' of life? Barbara Bracci, a resident of Delhi, New York, formerly resided at 2 Lee Gardens, Beccles, England, UK between 2002-4. She absconded from the property owing Mr. Lee, the landlord, £2,765 in unpaid rent and a further four-figure sum in unpaid utility bills. She also absconded the UK owing £5,238 to HSBC Bank and after fraudulently obtaining £7,541 from Santander Bank (formerly United Dominion Loans) for a car loan. In addition to the above, on May 2nd 2002 Bracci by deception conned £1,500 from a bank teller at LloydsTSB Bank in Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK. The bank had CCTV footage proving Bracci had tricked an unsuspecting cashier. LloydsTSB advised that if Bracci returned the money the matter could have been resolved. Despite knowing the teller, who was a trainee would be fired as a consequence, Bracci declined to repay any of the money .. ” (http://www.blogcatalog.com/post/723a6f79b5df4d919756432a2cef6b5e).

That July 2009 description of the wife who he had helped to pursue her legal actions in the USA for years after those alleged dishonest actions warrants comparison with the description that he had made simultaneously on numerous other blogs. In those he claimed that she was " .. a mother of one left permanently disabled with a broken neck. Barbara Bracci was a long-serving and respected New York State corrections officer .. " (see http://www.schlissellawfirm.com/blog/2009/court-of-appeals-full-custody-includes-the-right-to-make-educational-decisions/ and the other links listed above in para. 6 of this sub-section D1).

In this closing chapter John O'Sullivan goes on to talk about how, following her complaint about that personal attack, Carla said “ .. Anyway the reason I am writing is we have some unfinished business to attend to. As ill as you may be I refuse to let go of what we have worked very hard to achieve - our legal actions and books. Everyone loses if we do not go forward. To update you, our Court of Claims case was transferred to another Judge on July 30 .. The new Judge is Hon James H Ferreira .. I will re-file the Court of Claims papers on Friday but we only have till next week for the Court of Appeals .. ”.
Note that on 30th September 2009 in the Court of Claims in Albany, New York Judge James H Ferreira ordered in the case O'SULLIVAN v. STATE OF NEW YORK that “ .. the claim is dismissed .. ” (http://vertumnus.courts.state.ny.us/claims/html/OSullivan.2009-039-142.html).

Carla appeared to be surprisingly understanding about all of Leo's shenanigans, E-mailing on 13th August 2009 " .. Please let me know what the shortfall is between the rent and the mortgage. I will pay the difference to the mortgage company direct if you give me the details. Thank your new partner for helping out .. ". Leo's response included " .. - after taking off agent fees and insurance that leaves me £400 a month short of what is owed .. ".

That "fiscal fecundity" fantasy had collapsed around his ears, but as a consolation, he had his new partner " .. a sweet young thing. Just twenty-three. How ironic that she would be born within the same year, the very same month as the great obsession of my life, that nubile ripeness, that R van H tease of my school teaching days .. ". As Leo said " .. I had to distract myself and mourn no more for the loss my beloved east coast home now rented cheaply to a family of three at the bargain rate of six- fifty a month .. ".

Note that "the great obsession" of Leo's life was the subject of John O'Sullivan's other self-published factual novel "Vanilla Girl" which is discussed in D2.

It is also worth noting that John O'Sullivan said in his March 2010 article announcing the demise of Climategate and his application for employment as a journalist " .. Here in South Wales, where I have lived since last summer with my new love .. ". He also said in December 2011 that " .. I have been happily in a relationship with Lindsey (from Wales) for the last 5 years .. " (http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/selected-e-mails-with-slayerspsi.html).

TO BE UPDATED

D2 - "Vanilla Girl"

John O'Sullivan's first novel is claimed to be a fact-based crime story of a teacher's struggle to control his erotic obsession with a schoolgirl.

"Vanilla Girl" was self-published on the Internet in several versions, the first in March to June 2007 under the pseudonym J Daley O'Neal (http://jdaleyoneal.blog.co.uk/2007/03/25/ch1~1969445/ - see also
http://www.blog.co.uk/user/jdaleyoneal/http://jdaleyoneal.blog.co.uk/ and http://www.writers.net/writers/54740) -
but a year later it appeared under his real name (http://cupboard55vanillagirl.blogspot.co.uk/2008/03/cupboard-55-novel.html).

In the earliest 2007 version John O'Sullivan referred to Leo's wife by her real name Barbara but finally changed it to Carla.

Anyone intending to read John O’Sullivan’s ‘Cupboard 55’ factual novel “Vanilla Girl” (http://cupboard55vanillagirl.blogspot.co.uk/), which is a later issue (March 2008) of the March 2007 version should note the warning given by retired New York iniestigative journalist Andrew Skolnick on the 11th Dec. 2011 " .. It’s graphic, obscene, and — worse — awfully bad turgid prose .. " (http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/professor-judith-currys-letter-to.html).

D2.1 "Vanilla Girl" - The March 2007 version 

In Chapter 3 J Daly O’Neal talked about how “Laconic Leo” Odysseus Bloom stands trial for charges brought against him involving his alleged treatment of the foster child of his wife “ .. Bombastic Barbara .. ” (Note that by the March 2008 version "Bombastic Barbara" had become "Curvaceous Carla" - Chapter 2.)

Chapter 52 talked about how, on the evening before the final day of the trial QUOTE: .. My wife turned to her jetlagged daughter .. “Lita, have you got your story straight? You know what the deal is? .. ” .. Lita was here to confess on my behalf. An eight thousand mile round trip to bale me out of the deepest of deep holes .. UNQUOTE.

In Chapter 59 Leo Bloom, BA HON PGCE writes “ .. You may be aware that I have been cleared of all criminal charges against me after a fatally flawed police investigation was exposed at North Haven Magistrates Court. But according to prosecutor, McNutt’s ‘spin’ my daughter had certainly ‘ambushed’ his prosecution, or so the ‘ Eastern Echo’ headline had it .. Although I cleared my name in court the damage done to my reputation by the press means I shall be unlikely ever again to work as a supply teacher in this area. .. I am not prepared to give up my fight for justice. Eventually someone will have to compensate me for ruining my life.”.
(Like the character Leo Bloom, John O'Sullivan has BA (Hon), PGCE).

It’s interesting to compare that part of the “Vanilla Girl” novel with reports of the actual case. The Beccles and Bungay Journal’s 5th March 2004 article “Teacher cleared of sending lewd texts ..” said QUOTE: John O’Sullivan .. walked free after a court cleared him  on Friday of sending lewd text messages to a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl. John .. was acquitted after another teenager was flown in especially from New York and told Lowestoft magistrates that she had sent the lewd material – not the 43-year-old teacher. The girl, who arrived in the UK late on Thursday evening, was rushed to Suffolk to give evidence .. Prosecuting counsel Matthew McNiff said the last-minute evidence had “ambushed” his case .. After the hearing O’Sullivan said .. I really think this is the end of my teaching career in this area .. ”.

The Mirror of 28th Feb. 2004 reported a similar story, including “ .. Later Mr O'Sullivan, of Beccles, Suffolk, stood with wife Barbara and said he may sue for malicious prosecution. He said: "I have been without pay for a year, living on the charity of my family. It has been financially and emotionally devastating and I think it is fair that someone should compensate me .. ".
More on this is provided in sub-section D2.3 "Vanilla Girl" - The Real Thing.


TO BE UPDATED

D2.2 "Vanilla Girl" - The March 2008 version

Chapter 1 describes a 15th Sept. 2003 meeting between "Leo Bloom" and his lawyer "Brigid Kearney LL.B" in a town that has features closely resembling those of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (e.g. the inward-looking statue of Britannia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britannia_Monument). It talks about how " .. my new solicitor handed me a three-page document entitled, ‘Crown v Leonard Odysseus Bloom. Formal admissions pursuant to section 10 the Criminal Justice Act 1967: Specimen Charges Under the Telecommunication Act (Amended) 2003.’ .. ". Ms "Kearney" comments that “We don’t normally get the full prosecution arguments laid out like this prior to trial. They’ve done a sterling job on this….as I suspected… they have a very good reason for it .. ”.

It ends with Ms "Kearney" advising him “ .. Please read it carefully, Mr Bloom. I am sure you must now appreciate that securing a conviction against a teacher in a high profile case like this would be significant feathers in the caps of both the police and Crown Prosecution Service .. Mr Bloom, the crux you should consider is this .. a sex scandal involving a teacher and a pupil? .. I’m not calling it a lost cause, not at all, not just yet…but please do think very hard on this .. ".

Chapter 2 flips back to April 2002 and his inability to bond with his step daughter "Lita Limoncello". It also outlines his Internet romance with Carla, the first year of marriage (spent in New York State) and the suspicions of her relatives " .. Apart from my newly configured, freshly installed stepdaughter, there was many an uncle and aunt, parent and grandparent who shared those doubts about the nature of our foolish flush of mid-life Internet love .. ". It goes on to talk about his return to "North Haven" in East Anglia with his new wife and step-daughter (see also "Summit Shock Chapter 22 in sub-section D.1), their "marital split" and the move to "South Haven" of Carla and Lita. " .. we had in total lived together as a family for less that two of the five years of the marriage .. " (see also "Summit Shock" Chapter 23).

TO BE UPDATED

In Chapter 18 John O'Sullivan talks about Leo's wife Carla, summarising her experience when employed at the Summit Shock correction centre in New York State. WEDNESDAY 18th DECEMBER 2002 .. “I got a letter this morning from Human Rights,” she said. That was good. This was some news about our special secret. Our secret kept to ourselves was the multi-million dollar lawsuit my combative Carla had filed against her former employer. .. So you will understand why I became wedded to the wonderful dream of a lifetime of sharing the fruits of her successful legal campaign .. " (see D1 for details).

TO BE UPDATED


D2.3 "Vanilla Girl" - The Real Thing?

Reports of the 2004 criminal case upon which "Vanilla Girl" is based appeared in UK national and local press at the time of the hearing and more recently on the Internet. Some of these are referenced in this sub-section, starting with those that made no reference to John O'Sullivan's ultimate acquittal on 27th February 2004. 


D2.3.1 "Girl ‘snares sex-pest teacher by txt msg’ " - Daily Express, Saturday February 28 2004 

A SCHOOLGIRL set a trap to catch a married teacher who bombarded her with anonymous text messages asking her for sex, a court heard yesterday. High school supply teacher John O’Sullivan, 43, set up an Internet account in the name of “sexy hunk” so he could send indecent messages to the 16-year-old girl, it was alleged. The girl who cannot be named for legal reasons received 36 lewd texts over three weeks.
She replied saying “Who are you?”, but the sender failed to identify himself, prosecutor Matthew McNiff told magistrates at Lowestoft, Suffolk.

The girl, who did not attend O’Sullivan’s school, suspected he might be responsible because one of the messages referred to an operation scar on her body which he knew about.
She finally set a trap for him by sending a text back arranging to meet him in a park. She kept a hidden tape machine running in her handbag to record the encounter, during which she claimed he slapped and kicked her.

O’Sullivan who teaches art, physical education and information technology, was heard swearing repeatedly at the girl and accusing her of being a prostitute when the secret recording was played in court. He told police that he sent messages because the girl was a prostitute and he wanted to catch her to prove she needed help. He said: “I have sent anonymous texts to her as part of an investigation into her exploits. I had to do something drastic to prove she was a prostitute.”
O’Sullivan, of Beccles, claimed the messages proved that the girl was “willing to have intercourse with a person for £10 to £20”.

Mr McNiff accused him of telling “vicious and cruel lies” and posing as a caring teacher when his real motive was the thrill he got from exercising power over a the girl.

O’Sullivan changed his story in court and claimed that the majority of messages had been sent to the girl by a teenager she knew. He admitted arranging the meeting, but said he was only involved in sending her the last three messages. He added: “I wasn’t there to ask her for sex whatsoever. As a teacher of 18 years I have to be even tempered. She brought the tape to entrap me.”

O’Sullivan who has been suspended since his arrest, denies three charges of sending offensive messages and one charge of assault.

The case continues.


D2.3.2 "SIR CLEARED OF SEX TXTS. - The Mirror, Saturday Feb 28, 2004 
(http://www.thefreelibrary.com/SIR+CLEARED+OF+SEX+TXTS.-a0113713467)

A TEACHER accused of bombarding a 16-year-old girl with anonymous text messages asking for sex was found not guilty yesterday. Supply teacher John O'Sullivan, 43, had denied three charges of sending offensive messages. It was claimed he set up an internet account in the name of "Sexy hunk" to send the messages.

The girl, who cannot be named, received 36 lewd texts on her mobile in three weeks, some offering money for sex. She texted back asking the sender's name but got no reply.

But a girl of 17 told the court she sent them because the 16-year-old, once her friend, had stolen items from her.

Magistrate Gerry Sutton in Lowestoft, Suffolk, told him: "Because of the variance in the evidence we are unable to be ... absolutely sure that you were responsible."

He was also cleared of assaulting the girl after she taped a meeting in a park.

Later Mr O'Sullivan, of Beccles, Suffolk, stood with wife Barbara and said he may sue for malicious prosecution An action for damages brought by one against whom a civil suit or criminal proceeding has been unsuccessfully commenced without Probable Cause and for a purpose other than that of bringing the alleged offender to justice. .

He said: "I have been without pay for a year, living on the charity of my family. It has been financially and emotionally devastating and I think it is fair that someone should compensate me."


D2.3.3 "Teacher cleared  of sending lewd texts to girl. 16" - Beccles and Bungay Journal Friday March 5, 2004 

A TEACHER walked free after a court cleared him on Friday of sending lewd text messages to a 16-year-old schoolgirl.

John O’Sullivan, of Lee Gardens, Worlingham, was acquitted after another teenager was flown in especially from New York and told Lowestoft magistrates that she had sent the explicit material – not the 43-year-old teacher.

The girl, who arrived in the UK late on Thursday evening, was rushed to Suffolk to give evidence.
She told the court she had sent 33 of the 36 messages, which offered money for sex, to “get back” at her former friend after the pair fell out.

And after deliberating for 90 minutes, magistrates said they were not convinced beyond reasonable doubt that O’Sullivan had been sending the messages to the schoolgirl or had assaulted her when they met at Airedale Park, Carleton Colville.

Earlier in the hearing, O’Sullivan, who had denied three charges of improper use of a telecommunications system and one of assault, said an admission to police in an interview about the messages had been a lie.

The supply teacher, who as taught in Suffolk and Norfolk for nearly a decade, also told the court that he had been suspended since is arrest last March.

He had denied sending all but three of the messages and said he had only got involved in arranging a meeting with the girl. He also denied assaulting her, calling the allegation “a fabrication”.

Prosecuting counsel Matthew McNiff said the last-minute evidence had “ambushed” his case, but he maintained that O’Sullivan’s behaviour had been “vicious and cruel”.
“You are obsessed with her and what she is doing and who she is with,” said McNiff. “You like having power over young girls. You like to think that girls find you attractive” he added. “You have told vicious and cruel lies about a 16-year-old.”

O’Sullivan, claimed he had wanted to help the girl by being a friend and a father figure and confronting her with allegations of prostitution.

The court heard the girl was not a pupil at the school where O’Sullivan taught.

O’Sullivan also admitted discussing allegations of prostitution surrounding the 16-year-old with family, friends and neighbours, and had spoken to a woman he was having a relationship with about confronting the schoolgirl.

After the hearing, O’Sullivan said he would try to return to teaching and a normal life after the trauma of the case.
“I’m more relieved than anything and just trying to take stock of everything.” he said. “I really think this is the end of my teaching career in this area. If I want to stay in teaching then I’m going to have to move.”


D2.3.4 “Teacher cleared over lewd material” - Lowestoft Journal, Friday March 5, 2004 

A TEACHER has walked free after a court cleared him of sending lewd text messages to a 16-year-old schoolgirl.

John O’Sullivan was acquitted after another teenager was flown in especially from New York and told Lowestoft magistrates that she had sent the explicit material and not 43-year-old O’Sullivan.

She told the court she had sent 33 of the 36 messages, which offered money for sex, to “get back” at her former fiend after the pair fell out.

After deliberating for 90 minutes, magistrates said they were not convinced beyond reasonable doubt that O’Sullivan had been sending the messages to the schoolgirl or had assaulted her when they met at Airedale Park in Carleton Colville.

Earlier in the hearing, O’Sullivan, who had denied three charges of improper use of a telecommunications system and one of assault, said an admission to police in an interview about the messages had been a lie.

The supply teacher, who as taught in Suffolk and Norfolk for nearly a decade, also told the court that he had been suspended from work since his arrest last March.

He had denied sending all but three of the messages, and said he had only got involved in arranging a meeting with the girl. He also denied assaulting her, calling the allegation “a fabrication”.

Prosecuting counsel Matthew McNiff said the last-minute evidence had “ambushed” his case. He also questioned the evidence of the witness, asking why a teenage girl in New York would have been up at between 3.29am and 5.17am to send explicit messages to the UK.

But the girl, a student, replied that because she was only studying part-time she “could stay up late” if she wanted to.

Mr McNiff also said that because the witness could not explain the content of some of the messages, she could not have been involved. The flow of messages to the mobile phone all came from an internet account  registered to O’Sullivan, with most signed from xxxsexyhunk69.

The witness said they had been sent from an account through a text message service called Red Rock.

Mr McNiff said O’Sullivan’s behaviour had been “vicious and cruel”.
“You like having power over young girls and like to think that girls find you attractive. You have told vicious and cruel lies about a 16-year-old,” he added.

O’Sullivan, of Lee Gardens, Worlingham, claimed he had wanted to help the girl by being a friend and a father figure and confronting her with allegations of prostitution.

The court heard the girl was not a pupil at the school where O’Sullivan taught.

He also admitted discussing allegations of prostitution surrounding the 16-year-old with family, friends and neighbours, and had spoken to a woman he was having a relationship with about confronting the schoolgirl.

After the hearing last Friday, O’Sullivan said he would try to return to teaching and a normal life after the trauma of the case.
“I’m more relieved than anything and just trying to take stock of everything.” he said. “I really think this is the end of my teaching career in this area. If I want to stay in teaching then I’m going to have to move.”


D2.3.5 "Derogatory Claims Against the Slayers ” - 12th December 2011 E-mail from John O'Sullivan
(http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/selected-e-mails-with-slayerspsi.html)

In 2003 my second wife Barbara (from NY) while we lived together in Beccles, England stupidly started fostering a problem teenager against my wishes because B’s daughter (my step daughter) had already befriended the girl at school. The child was fine early on but then became a nightmare. She was a sociopath who stole from us, smeared our names and made numerous accusations against us. Social services were utterly useless as we tried desperately to get the child re-allocated. As the child's behavior degenerated one of her false allegations was that I made sexual advances to her and she reported it to the police whereupon my first wife, a local police officer still with antipathy towards me after our failed marriage, unduly influenced the investigations.
As a consequence I was maliciously prosecuted for allegedly sending sexual text messages and for allegedly assaulting the girl. The story made the national gutter press. But the whole thing was a pack of lies and was accepted as such in court where I conducted my own defense with the aid of a newly qualified barrister. I was acquitted on all six charges. Nonetheless, by then the matter had ruined my teaching/lecturing career because people often choose to believe there is no smoke without fire. I never forgave Barbara for the mess and we have lived apart ever since. .. I also pursued civil damages myself against the police. But .. I ran out of money 3 years later when I couldn’t find the £20-30,000 I needed to pay a barrister to represent me in the High Court, London.



D2.3.6 "Affidavits in Michael Mann Libel Suit Reveal Astonishing Facts About Tim Ball Associate John O'Sullivan" - Huffington Post, 27th July 2012
(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brendan-demelle/affidavits-in-michael-man_b_1711581.html)

In this article Brenden DeMelle, Executive Director of Desmogblog.com commented " .. Affidavits filed in the British Columbia Supreme Court .. reveal that .. self-styled "legal advisor" has misrepresented his credentials and endured some significant legal embarrassments of his own .. The affidavits come from .. Andrew Skolnick, who documents O'Sullivan's misrepresentations, backtracking and questionable behavior .. Skolnick's evidence shows that O'Sullivan made a series of false claims .. " (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brendan-demelle/affidavits-in-michael-man_b_1711581.html).

After listing these several claims the article goes on to say " .. Certainly, O'Sullivan was successful in winning an acquittal when he was personally charged in England as a high school teacher accused of sending lewd text messages and assaulting a 16-year-old female. Given the acquittal, it would not generally be appropriate to bring up this sordid and unproven bit of history, except that O'Sullivan himself went on to write an "erotic" "novel" with a startlingly similar storyline: Vanilla Girl: a Fact-Based Crime Story of a Teacher's Struggle to Control His Erotic Obsession with a Schoolgirl .. ".


D2.3.7 "Huffington Post and their Lies about John O'Sullivan" - johnosullivan.wordpress.com, 7th November 2012 
(http://johnosullivan.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/huffington-post-and-their-lies-about-john-osullivan/)

In his response to the Huffington Post article John O'Sullivan commented QUOTE: ..

Skolnick’s '"pedophile" slur relies heavily on newspaper cuttings from 2004 from a time when I was working as a schoolteacher. I had been arrested, tried and then acquitted on six criminal counts involving a teenage girl in my care. Naturally, such a salacious story had initially filled the British national press and, up till the surprise verdict, I was certainly painted as a violent pedophile ..

Yes, I was accused of some awful crimes .. But I wasn’t a quitter. I mounted my own defense and I set out to prove that the key physical “evidence” against me, a transcript of a secretly recorded conversation between the girl and me, had been faked. In a three-day ordeal by public trial I exposed the lies of the prosecutor and his witnesses. A verdict of “not guilty” was handed down on all charges within 30 minutes .. Unbeknown to me the girl had taped the conversation I had with her at the time of the alleged “attack.” In my case the court was urged to accept on police and Crown Prosecution authority that the transcript they provided of the girl’s secret tape recording was a reliable and true record. In it’s submissions, the only evidence the prosecutor wanted the court to examine was their carefully prepared transcript, not the secret tape recording itself.


However, I fought for my rights until I was granted a full courtroom examination of the tape, too. Given access to listen to the tape, I prepared my own transcript and presented it to the court alongside the prosecutor’s version. Thereby everyone present in the court could verify for themselves the reliability of each transcript by comparison to the tape recording as it was played out repeatedly to a stunned court. Such is how the truth is uncovered. No evidence should be kept secret under lock and key and no authority can be assumed to be always faithful to the truth.

Against the odds I succeeded in forcing the Crown Prosecution Service to comply with the rules of evidence to ensure a full, fair and open examination of ALL the evidence. Widespread shock and outrage ensued when the prosecutor’s transcript was shown to be so biased and riddled with omissions and bogus added dialog (damning words not heard on the tape) that all such “errors” somehow favored only the prosecutor’s case and/or harmed my own. Angry voices at the back of the court could be heard that, in legal parlance, accused the prosecution of succumbing to noble cause corruption. In the fifteen minutes it took for the court to hear the tape recording the case against me had unraveled and the girl exposed as a liar ..

Upon my full acquittal a full internal police inquiry ensued and I prepared for a long legal battle to claim damages .. But a year later the matter was finally settled out of court in my favor. The Secretary of State for Education completely exonerated me and contrary to Skolnick’s lies, I could resume teaching any time I wanted. But because of my change in financial circumstances I chose not to ..

UNQUOTE.

D2.4 The "Vanilla Girl" Novel v Reality

It is interesting to compare what John O'Sullivan said in "Vanilla Girl" with what was reported about the case in the local and National press and what John O'Sullivan has since. First let's compare what John O'Sullivan said in his 12th December 2011 E-mail (see D2.3.5) with his 7th November 2012 response (see D2.3.7) and with other information that has come to light more recently. 


D2.4.1 John O'Sullivan v Press

In the penultimate paragraph of John O'Sullivan's self-aggrandising commentary (D2.3.7) he described " .. Against the odds .. forcing the Crown Prosecution Service to comply with the rules of evidence .. Widespread shock and outrage .. Angry voices at the back of the court .. accused the prosecution of succumbing to noble cause corruption. .. the case against me had unraveled and the girl exposed as a liar .. "

The National and Local newspaper articles, by relatively impartial reporters, described matters somewhat differently:
- “..O’Sullivan who teaches art, physical education and information technology, was heard swearing repeatedly at the girl .. O’Sullivan changed his story in court and claimed that the majority of messages had been sent to the girl by a teenager she knew .. ” (D2.3.1)
- “ .. John O’Sullivan .. was acquitted after another teenager was flown in especially from New York and told Lowestoft magistrates that she had sent the explicit material .. The girl, who arrived in the UK late on Thursday evening, was rushed to Suffolk to give evidence. She told the court she had sent 33 of the 36 messages .. Prosecuting counsel Matthew McNiff said the last-minute evidence had “ambushed” his case .. ” (D2.3.3)
- QUOTE: .. Magistrate Gerry Sutton .. told him: "Because of the variance in the evidence we are unable to be ... absolutely sure that you were responsible." .. UNQUOTE (D2.3.2)

Those reports by other than John O'Sullivan might reasonably be considered to suggest that he was acquitted of the charges because the prosecution had not shown beyond reasonable doubt that he had sent all of the text messages or had abused the 16-year-old girl. Perhaps doubt was mainly cast in the minds of the magistrates as a result of the last-day appearance of his step-daughter who had travelled from New York the previous day to take the blame for sending most of the text messages. Prosecuting counsel Mr McNiff was said to have claimed that this last-minute evidence for the defence  had ambushed his case.

John O'Sullivan's interpretation offered on 31st January 2010 was also somewhat different " .. I’m just some Brit with a brain who can go live with his American wife in her country and kick ass big time around a courtroom. I’ve also even done it, too, in criminal court back in the UK where I wiped the floor with the Crown Prosecution Service and corrupt police who tried to frame me on trumped up criminal charges in what’s euphemistically called ‘police noble cause corruption.’ I won by a canter- acquitted on all counts and it made the national news, too! You try it and see how long you last. I guarantee if you tried walking in my footsteps you’d have a little less arrogance, sir .. " (http://noconsensus.wordpress.com/2010/01/29/deep-black-hide-the-decline/#comment-19731).


D2.4.2 John O'Sullivan's claim for civil damages against the police

On 28th February 2004 immediately after John O'Sullivan had been acquitted of the six charges,  the Daily Mirror reported him as saying " .. I think it is fair that someone should compensate me .. " (see D2.3.2). In his 12th December 2011 E-mail John O'Sullivan said " .. I also pursued civil damages myself against the police. But .. I ran out of money 3 years later when I couldn’t find the £20-30,000 I needed to pay a barrister .. " (see D2.3.5).

Compare that with his conflicting comment a few months later (7th November) that " .. I prepared for a long legal battle to claim damages .. But a year later the matter was finally settled out of court in my favor .. I could resume teaching any time I wanted. But because of my change in financial circumstances I chose not to .. ". Considering that John O'Sullivan claimed in December 2011 that by 2004 " .. the matter had ruined my teaching/lecturing career .. " and he " .. couldn't find the £20-30,000 .. to pay a barrister .. " it is puzzling how in November 2012 he could reasonably claim that he " ..  could resume teaching any time I wanted. But because of my change in financial circumstances I chose not to .. ".

It is hard to comprehend why, after starting a civil action against the police for damages in 2004 then settling out-of-court in his favour in 2005, he should have to drop his action in 2007 through lack of funds.


D2.4.3 John O'Sullivan's "career" since 2003

In December 2011 John O'Sullivan declared that the "Vanilla Girl" charges had ruined his teaching/lecturing career (D2.3.5) but a few months later (D2.3.7) he claimed that he could resume teaching any time he chose.

Following what appears top have been a patchy career as a high-school art teacher after obtaining his PGCE in the mid-80s it seems that John O'Sullivan's only efforts to resume teaching since his acquittal in Feb. 2004 was to advertise his services as a home-tutor in July 2009 (see Appendix A, Note 3b). Despite his claims in this CV and elsewhere, it appears that since 1996 John O'Sullivan has been mainly unemployed - or "retired" as he has chosen to call it (see "Spotlight On PSI and PSI Acumen Ltd" sub-sectio7.6.3.1 and Appendix A, Notes 1, 8 and 35 - http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/spotlighton-principia-scientific.html)

It is puzzling why someone with the qualifications and experience that John O'Sullivan claims to have would chose unemployment and appeals for charitable donations rather than strengthen his financial position by resuming his teaching career (see "Spotlight On PSI and PSI Acumen Ltd" Appendix A, Notes 49 http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/spotlighton-principia-scientific.html).


D2.4.4 John O'Sullivan's "change in financial circumstances"?

In his article of 7th November 2012 (see D2.3.7) John O'Sullivan said QUOTE: .. Skolnick’s "pedophile" slur relies heavily on newspaper cuttings from 2004 from a time when I was working as a schoolteacher .. The Secretary of State for Education completely exonerated me and contrary to Skolnick’s lies, I could resume teaching any time I wanted. But because of my change in financial circumstances I chose not to .. ". What was that change in financial circumstances which caused him not to resume teaching? - even though his home appeared to come under threat of repossession for mortgage arrears several times after 2008  (see Appendix A, Note 6, D1 and "SpotlightON - PSI and PSI Acumen Ltd. Appendix A, Note 49 -http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/spotlighton-principia-scientific.html).

Perhaps there was some other reason why John O'Sullivan did not find worthwhile employment, either as a teacher or otherwise.

According to John O'Sullivan's fact-based novel "Summit Shock" (Sub-section D1, Chapter 29), in January 2008 Leo E-mailed his wife saying " .. I need you to get yourself here to come to court and help me protect my home repossession .. ".
Note that on 25th August 2014 Barbara Bracci-O'Sullivan confirmed that she did travel to the UK in January 2008 and attended a mortgage counseling session with her husband. Also, in "Summit Shock" Chapter 35 Leo " .. dreaded the postman’s arrival each day – the stack of final demands letters served to render me on a perpetual adrenaline driven obsession to do or die. Bailiffs had been at my door at my door .. ".

Leo's "obsession to do or die" did not seem to include finding worthwhile employment. There appears to be no suggestion in "Summit Shock" or "Vanilla Girl" that Leo attempted to find any worthwhile employment as a means of paying off his debts. The final paragraph of "Summit Shock" seems to sum up the situation, as Leo talks with his QUOTE: ..
" .. Just twenty-three .. golden-haired, sweet young Welsh girl .. safe and reliable .. " “So you’d only think about more children if you got your share of Carla’s money?” She had me to a tea. .. “It’s what I’ve worked for – I’m not the man I once was .. I’ve not amounted to much either financially or as a role model.”
“ .. you know it would be different with me. Carla was wrong for you – you married for the wrong reasons – not for love.” She said it. .. UNQUOTE.

More on this in a future update, when current events in the Norwich County Court have run their course.


TO BE UPDATED


D3 - Another Cupboard 55 Novel?

Leo Bloom's persistent dream of "fiscal fecundity" (see "Summit Shock" Chapter 36) might provide the basis for another of the Cupboard 55 genre " .. fact-based novels concerning .. corruption and malfeasance .. ". A suitable title for the next phase of the relationship between "Laconic Leo" and "Curvaceous Carla" could be "Fiscal Fecundity Fantasy".

"Summit Shock" ended with Chaper 38 describing how by August 2009 Leo's fantasy of getting his hands on a share of the $millions in compensation that he envisaged his wife Carla receiving through her claim against NYS DOCS et al. had evaporated. Despite that great disappointment Leo still had remnants of “ .. the next stage of my plan .. ”. As discussed in D1 "Summit Shock", Chapter 29 describes how in January 2008, when Leo's home was under threat of repossession, his lawyers had advised “ .. You can divorce your wife in England for you reside here. You can apply to the Court for an Order for what is called ancillary relief in England .. I recommend you … encourage her to invest as much of her capital into UK property so that we may apply a lien and compel her to comply with your demands for an equitable share of community property. You will represent yourself on 22nd January when your case comes before the East Anglia County Court when G-MAC is applying for an Order of Possession of your home .. ”.

Note: Apparently the mortgage company G-MAC was involved in the sub-prime mortgage issue (http://article.wn.com/view/2009/10/29/GMAC_fined_28m_for_mistreating_mortgage_customers/). It would be interesting to explore how G-MAC might consider an out-of-work individual like Leo to be eligible for a mortgage. After all, he was " .. a cheat .. cad .. ne’er do well .. work shy waster .. " (see D1, Chapter 23) who only did " .. occasional days of substitute teaching .. to keep up appearances .. " (see D1, Chapter 22). Perhaps Leo managed to persuad G-MAC that he had some other source of guaranteed income as yet undisclosed in John O'Sullivan's novels. This sub-prime lending topic could add several interesting chapters to any new novel of the Cupboard 55 genre.

As 2009 drew to a close, with financial problems stacking up and no $Millions to look forward to Leo needed to find another source of income but the next stage of his plan could take years to implement. Not only did the marriage take place in New York State but his wife also returned to live there and John O'Sullivan should be aware of the challenges that would face Leo in attempting to get more money from his wife. Regardless of any financial order that Leo might attempt to obtain through East Anglia Family Court, he would require an order from a NYS court for its implementation. Attempting to procure one could cost several thousand pounds and actually getting his hands on a share of his wife's New York State assets, including her various pensions, could be very difficult indeed.

Even starting off the process through divorce proceedings in the East Anglia Family Court would present interesting challenges. These would start with ensuring delivery to Carla of divorce papers, getting Carla to complete and sign the Acknowledgement of Service Form so that Leo could then proceed to the next stage of divorce in applying for a Decree Nisi. If Carla chose not to cooperate then obtaining a Decree Nisi and resolving financial matters would be a difficult and time-consuming task.

D3.1 Marital Assets

According to Long Island's " .. preeminent matrimionial and family law attorneys .. " Law Office of Jay Davis, " .. As a general rule .. marital assets are defined as those assets that accumulate between the date of the parties marriage and day one of the parties’ commencement of the divorce proceeding .. equitable distribution in New York State does not necessarily mean an “equal” division of the assets. There are a multitude of factors that can affect how the assets are distributed, including the length of the marriage, the contribution of each party to the accumulation of assets, and marital waste .. " (http://www.jaydavislaw.com/equitable.html).

According to "Summit Shock" Chapter 16 " .. Saturday 8th November 1997 .. Yesterday morning, in an impromptu ceremony  .. . they had tied the knot .. " so what were the significant assets acquired by the parties between the marriage and the commencement of divorce proceedings that might be taken into consideration by a NYS court?

The first thing to consider is any claim that Leo may consider making for a share of his wife's pensions. Any such claim is no more likely to succeed than was her claim against NYS DOCS for compensation for sexual harassment. According to the United States District Court, Northern District of New York record .. Since her departure from DOCS in October 1996, Plaintiff has continued to receive approximately $w,xyz per month in disability benefits from DOCS, Social Security, and the New York State Insurance Fund .. " (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCOURTS-nynd-3_01-cv-01300/pdf/USCOURTS-nynd-3_01-cv-01300-0.pdf).

If Leo's wife was receiving those pensions 15 months prior to their marriage then it would appear that under the NYS definition Leo has no right to a share.

The next most significant assets might be the matrimonial homes. It appears that the home in New York that they shared for the first year of their marriage was owned by Carla prior to their marriage. Again, it would appear that under the NYS definition Leo would likely have no right to a share of it. On the other hand, any matrimonial home acquired after the marriage but prior to the start of divorce proceedings would be subject to equitable distribution between Leo and Carla. "Summit Shock" Chapters 24, 29, 35 and 38 all make reference to the difficulties Leo was facing over his mortgage arrears in 2004, 2008 and 2009 and Carla's contributions to meeting those payments. Because of her contribution and also if the property (or properties) involved were acquired after the marriage then it would seem that a New York State court would consider that Carla was entitled to equitable share of any proceeds.

D3.2 An Interim Plan

Clearly in late 2009 Leo had reached a point where he would need to devise some interim plan to see him through his financial difficulties until he could obtain an enforceable order for a share of Carla's assets. A reassessment of his talents v opportunities was warranted - and out of the blue in November 2009 came "Climategate" (http://anhonestclimatedebate.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/bbc-show-your-working-what-climategate-means/).

The factual basis for this part of the novel can be found in numerous blog articles, including those referenced in the "Achievements" section of John O'Sullivan's CV, ie.  his " .. legal analysis of the “Climategate” controversy published in ‘China Daily.’ The Number One English portal in China, as well as ‘India Times,’ the prime source of business news in India .. ". Other useful sources include:

Like previous plans dreamed up by Leo, this one quickly hit a hurdle (see Appendix B) but as one door closes another one opens and another chapter begins.

The factual basis for subsequent chapters (or even a completely new novel) can be found in articles on this blog, e.g:



TO BE UPDATED

Appendix E - Update Record


2012-12-09 Added para. 3 to Appendix A, Note 3), extended Note 4), added Notes 4a) and 4b).
2012-12-14 extended Appendix A, Note 4) regarding a retraction of John O'Sullivan's claim to have been a lecturer at the University of Northampton for 12 years.
2013-01-21 Added information to Section 4 concerning claims by John O'Sulliivan about membership of the New York County Lawyer's Association and to have been a lecturer at the University of Northampton from September 1987 – August 1999.
2013-02-21 Appendix A, Note 4) modified and links provided to further information.
2013-02-28 Appendix A, Note 4b updated.
2013-10-08 Updated Appendix A, Note 3) regarding John O'Sullivan's 2005-2009 involvement with his wife's pro se legal action in the USA.
2013-11-25 Added Appendix A, Note 3a) about John O'Sullivan's "employment" during 2010/2011.
2013-11-27 In Appendix A, Note 2b) added links to articles about John O'Sullivan's claims regarding his Law qualifications and made reference in the "OTHER SKILLS" section to Appendix A, Note 3), Paras. 4 and 5.  Restructured the Appendices.
2014-01-20 Added Appendix A, Note 3b) concerning John O'Sullivan's questionable claim to have been employed as a Freelance Writer and Legal Analyst in New York and UK during 2009 while at the same time advertising that he was available in South Wales to teach GCSE subjects.
2014-04-13 Added Appendix C "Related Articles" with links to other articles in which misleading claims by John O'Sullivan are discussed.

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