By Michael Collins
revelations of corruption by the Justice Department’s
“Nazi-hunting” Office of Special Investigations
(OSI) in the effort to falsely implicate a 90-year old Ukraine-born
Cleveland man, John Demjanjuk, as a Nazi war criminal are
no surprise to anyone familiar with the record of the OSI’s
longtime director, Neal Sher, who led the conspiracy against
Demjanjuk, a malicious campaign that goes back some 30 years.
AFP’s April 25 edition, former Rep. JimTraficant (D-Ohio)
noted in his column that a recently declassified long-secret
FBI report from 1985 revealed the FBI had concluded the
so-called proof that Demjanjuk was a WWII guard at the German-run
Sobibor* work camp in Poland — what was purported
to be an official German-issued identification card —
had been, in the FBI’s judgment, “quite likely
fabricated” by the Soviet Union.
Sher and the OSI knew the FBI considered the document a
forgery, they withheld this from Demjanjuk’s defense
at the time Demjanjuk was first being accused of being a
war criminal and sent to Israel where he was tried and convicted
on war crimes charges and sentenced to hang.
it not been for the singular efforts of Traficant, then
in Congress, Demjanjuk would have died on the gallows.
Traficant stepped forward — the lone member of Congress
to do so — and launched an honest, unbiased investigation.
He brought forth evidence that a key OSI witness had committed
perjury with the knowledge of the OSI in claiming Demjanjuk
was a guard at the Treblinka work camp in Poland and proved
that it was another individual altogether.
a consequence, the Israeli Supreme Court reversed Demjanjuk’s
conviction, allowing Traficant to bring Demjanjuk home to
recently, however, the OSI — refusing to accept defeat
— again went after Demjanjuk, now claiming he had
been a guard at Sobibor. Demjanjuk was again deported and
has been on trial in Germany on the basis of the Soviet
fraud placing him as a guard at Sobibor.
however, the German court rejected appeals by Demjanjuk’s
attorney that the trial be suspended until further investigation
of the OSI’s culpability in fabricating evidence against
light of all of this, the record of Sher, the OSI director
who masterminded the persecution of Demjanjuk is revealing.
the summer of 2002, Sher was forced out as chief of staff
in the D.C. office of the International Commission on Holocaust
Era Insurance Claims (ICHEIC). Sher was caught taking “unauthorized
reimbursements” on his extravagant worldwide travel
expenses for the ICHEIC. In other words, he was an embezzler.
longtime hero of the Jewish community and a widely promoted
“media star,” Sher was effectively stealing
from self-described “Holocaust survivors” and
leading force in what has been called “the Holocaust
industry,” the ICHEIC was established jointly by a
variety of European insurance companies, Holocaust survivor
groups, top Jewish organizations and the Israeli government
to sort out claims by Holocaust survivors who alleged that
insurance companies refused to pay their families’
Sher’s resignation was announced on June 20, 2002,
it was not known until late in the year that he had been
the subject of a secretive corruption investigation carried
out at the direction of former Secretary of State Lawrence
Eagleburger, the well-paid ICHEIC chairman.
Sher scandal was considered so “sensitive” to
Jewish public relations concerns that Eagleburger asked
William Webster, former director of the FBI and the CIA,
to convene a high-level review of the secret internal investigation
that led to Sher’s forced resignation.
of his ties to the Justice department and his long-standing
services to the Jewish community, Sher did not face charges
and go to prison, despite having confessed to misappropriating
is said to have reimbursed the Holocaust outfit for the
stolen funds. His longtime secretary at the OSI hung up
when AFP called in 2002 to ask if the OSI would be investigating
misuse of OSI funds by Sher during his tenure there.
11 years, until his departure in 1994, Sher had been director
of the OSI. After leaving the OSI, Sher went on to serve
as executive director of AIPAC, the powerful Israeli lobby
that listed Traficant as its number one target. Ultimately,
a clique of Justice Department lawyers — using Sher-style
tactics — concocted a trumped-up corruption case against
Traficant and sent the populist congressman to prison.
Sher’s direction, the OSI was implicated in other
corruption. The late former U.S.Attorney General Eliot Richardson
— while serving as attorney for the INSLAW corporation
— discovered OSI was responsible for the theft of
surveillance software (known as “Promis”) which
INSLAW was under contract to provide the Justice Department.
However, the OSI conspirators stole the software and turned
it over to Israel’s intelligence service, Mossad.
also charged that Sher’s OSI operated a covert-operations
unit inside the Justice department, involved in assassinations
and other acts designed to silence American political dissidents.
exposure of Sher’s pilfering lent credence to the
charge by many that “the Holocaust” has essentially
become “a racket,” a point driven home by American
Jewish professor Norman G. Finkelstein in his book, The
Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish
Finkelstein was denied academic tenure for writing that
book because he raised questions about the ICHEIC and its
profiteering administrators — a contention proven
by Sher’s exposure as an embezzler.
the time the INSLAW scandal was erupting, The Spotlight
newspaper led the media in publicizing the affair. A Justice
department attorney promoted to a federal judgeship in return
for his services on behalf of the OSI thieves — S.
Martin Teel — issued a ruling that liquidated The
Spotlight in 2001 after it was forced into bankruptcy.
That all came about as a result of a conspiracy orchestrated
by Andrew Allen, a San Francisco millionaire with family
ties to the New York Jewish “Our Crowd” elite,
who had bragged under oath that he was involved in intelligence
operations in Afghanistan and Burma known to be under the
direction of both the CIA and Israel’s Mossad.
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Michael Collins Piper can now be
heard on the Internet at michaelcollinspiper.podbean.com
He is the author of Final
, the controversial
“underground bestseller” documenting
the collaboration of Israeli intelligence in
the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He is
also the author of The
High Priests of War
New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America
Judas Goats: The Enemy Within
Secrets: Crime, Conspiracy & Cover-Up in
the 20th Century,
GOLEM: Israel's Hell Bomb
These works can
be found at America
He has lectured
on suppressed topics in places as diverse as
Malaysia, Japan, Canada, Russia and Abu Dhabi.
(Issue #18, May 2, 2011, AMERICAN