Sunday, May 17, 2015

Scott McMahon; American languishing in a Phillipines jail on a rape charge he claims is a wrongful prosecution motivated by extortion. Eye-opener (to this publisher, anyway). He is being assisted by a Los Angeles-based crisis-management firm called "The David House International Crisis Agency." Check out their web-site. It looks quite interesting! HL);

STORY: "King County man languishes in Philippines jail fighting rape charge," by reporter Lewis Kamb, published by the Seattle Times, on May 3, 2105.
The entire story can be found at:

Check out the David House International Crisis Agency: "Crisis situations require swift, strategic responses. The initial decisions made have far-reaching consequences. The David House Agency comes along side our clients, connecting them to, and guiding them through, the network and resource solutions necessary to obtain justice and relief. Our services include: Crisis and Case Management; Legal Counsel; Risk Assessment; In-country Assistance; Private Investigations and  Personnel Security and Training;" 

See Eric Volz Wikipedia entry: "Eric Volz (born May 19, 1979[1]) is the managing director of the David House Agency,[2] an international crisis resource agency based in Los Angeles. Eric formed the agency after his own experience detained abroad, sentenced to a 30-year prison term in Nicaragua following his wrongful conviction[3] for the November 2006 rape and murder of ex-girlfriend Doris Ivania Jiménez in San Juan del Sur. An appeals court overturned the conviction on December 17, 2007, and Volz was released from prison on December 21, 2007. He left Nicaragua immediately and went into hiding in an unknown location outside Nicaragua because of death threats and over concerns for his physical safety. Friends and supporters in both countries had insisted on Volz's innocence, claiming that the trial court ignored evidence, and that Volz was the victim of anti-gringo sentiment.[4] Opponents in Nicaragua protested against his release due to what they perceived as special consideration as an American, pressure from the United States government, and accusations that Volz's family bribed the appellate court judges.[5][6] Upon his return to the United States, Eric wrote a memoir about his experience, Gringo Nightmare: A Young American Framed for Murder in Nicaragua.[7] The book was published by St. Martin's Press.""


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