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Keith Wagstaffe

Keith Wagstaffe

Keith Wagstaffe was an MI5 officer who worked for DI(a) Operations, a section of the Counter-Intelligence branch, and was based in Room 393 at the War Office. On 8th June, 1961, Wagstaffe, using the name Woods, invited Stephen Ward for lunch in Marylebone High Street. After the first meeting Ward described Wagstaffe as "charming, well-dressed, obviously an army officer in plain clothes."

Wagstaffe told Ward "his people" had noticed his friendship with Eugene Ivanov. He asked Ward what sort of questions the Soviet attache had been asking. Ward recalled: "I put his mind at rest at once. Ivanov had never sought any guarded information." Wagstaffe suggested that "if anything should happen that you feel we should know about, I want you to contact me immediately."

In his report sent to MI5 headquarters, Wagstaffe argued: "Ward, who has an attractive personality and who talks well, was completely open about his association with Ivanov ... Ward asked whether it was all right for him to continue to see Ivanov. I replied there was no reason why he should not. He then said that, if there was any way in which he could help, he would be very ready to do so. I thanked him for his offer and asked him to get in touch with me should Ivanov at any time in the future make any propositions to him.... Ward was completely open about his association with Ivanov... I do not think that he (Ward) is of security interest."

After having lunch with Wagstaffe, Ward introduced him to Christine Keeler: "He (Ward) introduced me to a young girl, whose name I did not catch, who was obviously sharing the house with him. She was heavily painted and considerably overdressed, and I wonder whether this is corroborating evidence that he has been involved in the call-girl racket." According to Anthony Summers and Stephen Dorril, the authors of Honeytrap (1987): "Stephen Ward and M15 officer Keith Wagstaffe had not parted immediately after their first meeting, the lunch in early June 1961. Instead, the doctor led the M15 man, with his pinstripes, bowler hat and briefcase, back to Wimpole Mews.... Subsequently, Wagstaffe has vouchsafed that he thought that the young woman, who served tea, was the loveliest girl he had ever seen. The girl was Christine Keeler, who recalls chuckling about Wagstaffe with Ward once he had departed. If M15 was hoping to set a Honeytrap for Ivanov, Keeler evidently filled the bill as the honey." Keeler later admitted the meeting took place and described him as a small man "he couldn't have been more than four foot eleven."

On 8th July 1961 Eugene Ivanov was at the party where Christine Keeler met John Profumo, the Minister of War, at Cliveden. Profumo kept in contact with Keeler and they eventually began an affair. According to Keeler, Stephen Ward, acting for Ivanov, wanted her to get information from Profumo: "Their (Ward and Hollis) plan was simple. I was to find out, through pillow talk, from Jack Profumo when nuclear warheads were being moved to Germany." Keeler later claimed that she slept with Ivanov on 8th July 1961. "We drank and talked more about his country. He bragged about the size of Russia, how much had been achieved by the Party, how loyal its people were. We drank glasses of vodka and he got annoyed because I kept putting tonic in mine. Then he started kissing me. He wasn't very enthusiastic at first but it was clear what he wanted to do and he got carried away. I could feel him get more excited. He thrust me to the floor. He took his time. He wanted good, old-fashioned sex without any fuss or trimmings. He was a Soviet warrior. He did what Stephen had ordered him to do. And he was pretty good at it. I had just had sex with a Soviet spy, a man from Moscow."

Keeler first told Ward about her sexual relationship with Ivanov on 10th July 1961. Ward, who knew that Keeler was also sleeping with John Profumo, replied: "My goodness! What with Eugene on one hand and your new friend (Profumo) on the other, we could start a war." Ward now called Keith Wagstaffe and they arranged a meeting two days later. Ward wrote in his unpublished memoir: "When I realised what was happening, I contacted Mr Woods (Wagstaffe) of MI5... I also mentioned to Woods at this time that she was in some relationship with Ivanov. I used these words... Please do not make an official report on this matter. I have no wish to damage Mr Profumo, but you will see that I am in a very invidious position here." Ward later wrote: "I felt that I must inform the Security people of the friendship which had developed... I sought to be as practical as possible as I broached the delicate subject... I had got it off my chest." Ward told his friend, Warwick Charlton: "I reported the matter to Mr Woods of MI5. He told me he would deal with the matter."

The authors of Honeytrap (1987) claims that the Denning Report confirms this meeting: "According to the Denning Report, Ward told Wagstaffe that Profumo, Ivanov, and Keeler had all been present at the Cliveden house party. He noted that Ivanov was attracted to Keeler, and that the couple had drunk two bottles of spirits between them at Ward's flat on the Sunday evening. Ward said Profumo was a fairly close friend, and sometimes visited Wimpole Mews. He did not, on this occasion, say Keeler was having an affair with the Minister - for the excellent reason that it had not started yet." Wagstaffe's main concern was as reported by Denning: "Ivanov had asked him to find out when the Americans were going to arm West Germany with atomic weapons." By reporting it, Ward was doing exactly what MI5 man Wagstaffe had asked him to do, to get in touch "should Ivanov make any propositions".

The barrister John Zieger, who was an associate of both Ward and Keeler, had his doubts about the story: "Christine Keeler was open about her sex life and if she had slept with Ivanov she would have said so at the time. In fact, she said she had not slept with him. Two or three weekends later she was gossiping about it. She said Ivanov had been drunk and she was amused by his wavering along the line of being a Russian married man and amorous at the same time. And she said he went off. It was only 18 months later when people were pursuing her and she had a story to sell, and it was only a good story if Ivanov and Profumo were sharing a mistress, that Christine decided she had slept with Ivanov. I don't believe she ever did."

Stephen Ward also had doubts about about whether Christine Keeler was really sleeping with Eugene Ivanov: "She said she would like to have intercourse with him. I have always believed myself she never did. I think, like a lot of people, she tells a story often enough, and comes to believe it and does tell lies." If Keeler did tell lies, she repeated this particular lie in her autobiography, The Truth at Last (2001): "He wanted good, old-fashioned sex without any fuss or trimmings. He was a Soviet warrior... And he was pretty good at it."

On 27th March, 1963, Henry Brooke summoned Roger Hollis, the head of MI5, and Joseph Simpson, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, to a meeting in his office. Philip Knightley pointed out in An Affair of State (1987): "All these people are now dead and the only account of what took place is a semi-official one leaked in 1982 by MI5. According to this account, when Brooke tackled Hollis on the rumour that MI5 had been sending anonymous letters to Mrs Profumo, Hollis vigorously denied it."

Hollis then told Brooke that John Profumo had been having a sexual relationship with Keeler. At the same time Keeler was believed to be having an affair with Eugene Ivanov, a Soviet spy. According to Keeler, Stephen Ward had asked her "to find out, through pillow talk, from Jack Profumo when nuclear warheads were being moved to Germany." Hollis added that "in any court case that might be brought against Ward over the accusation all the witnesses would be completely unreliable" and therefore he rejected the idea of using the Official Secrets Act against Ward. Brooke then asked the Police Commissioner's view on this. Simpson agreed with Hollis about the unreliable witnesses but added that it might be possible to get a conviction against Ward with a charge of living off immoral earnings. However, he added, that given the evidence available, a conviction was unlikely. Despite this response, Brooke urged Simpson to carry out a full investigation into Ward's activities.

Stephen Ward was eventually charged with living on the immoral earnings of Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies. Ward employed James Burge to represent him in court. Ward told Burge about his relationship with "Mr Woods" at MI5. Ward's solicitor, Jack Wheatley, attempted to locate Woods, but the War Office denied that anyone of that name worked for it. Wagstaffe said he was willing to testify in court but MI5 was unwilling to let him do it.

A senior MI5 officer told Philip Knightley: "I think that everyone involved did feel very sorry about Ward and the final outcome... Nowhere in the Denning report does it say that Ward was acting under our instructions. That is very unfortunate." Knightly asked the officer why MI5 had not found some way to have confirmed that Ward was working for the service? "Yes, Ward might have been alive today if that had happened. But we didn't expect the final outcome and we were very cut up when we learned he was dead."

Stephen Ward was very upset by the judge's summing-up that included the following: "If Stephen Ward was telling the truth in the witness box, there are in this city many witnesses of high estate and low who could have come and testified in support of his evidence." Several people present in the court claimed that Judge Archie Pellow Marshall was clearly biased against Ward. France Soir reported: "However impartial he tried to appear, Judge Marshall was betrayed by his voice."

After the day's court proceedings, Ward contacted Tom Critchley, a Home Office official working with Lord Denning on the official investigation. Later, Critchley refused to comment what was said in that telephone conversation. That night Ward met the journalist Tom Mangold: "Stephen was very relaxed... He wasn't walking around in a froth. He was very calm and collected, just writing his letters and putting them in envelopes. I wanted to pretend that I hadn't seen what I'd seen. My excuse, which was not a good excuse, was that I was on a yellow card from my wife. I reckoned I could risk being home two hours late. But I knew the marriage wouldn't survive if I showed up any later. So all I did was to bleat at Stephen not to do anything foolish."

After Mangold left Ward wrote to his friend, Noel Howard-Jones: "It is really more than I can stand - the horror, day after day at the court and in the streets. It is not only fear, it is a wish not to let them get me. I would rather get myself. I do hope I have not let people down too much. I tried to do my stuff but after Marshall's summing-up, I've given up all hope." Ward then took an overdose of sleeping tablets. He was in a coma when the jury reached their verdict of guilty of the charge of living on the immoral earnings of Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies on Wednesday 31st July. Three days later, Ward died in St Stephen's Hospital.

Many years later a senior MI5 officer told Philip Knightley: "I think that everyone involved did feel very sorry about Ward and the final outcome... But we didn't expect the final outcome and we were very cut up when we learned he was dead."

Ward, who has an attractive personality and who talks well, was completely open about his association with Ivanov ... I thanked him for his offer and asked him to get in touch with me should Ivanov at any time in the future make any propositions to him.

Stephen Ward and M15 officer Keith Wagstaffe had not parted immediately after their first meeting, the lunch in early June 1961. Instead, the doctor led the M15 man, with his pinstripes, bowler hat and briefcase, back to Wimpole Mews. There, according to Wagstaffe's report as published by Denning, "he introduced me to a young girl, whose name I did not catch, who was obviously sharing the house with him. She was heavily painted and considerably overdressed, and I wonder whether this is corroborating evidence that he has been involved in the call-girl racket."
Subsequently, Wagstaffe has vouchsafed that he thought that the young woman, who served tea, was the loveliest girl he had ever seen. If M15 was hoping to set a Honeytrap for Ivanov, Keeler evidently filled the bill as the honey.

Exactly a month later, two bees would be buzzing about the honey. One would be Ivanov. The other, and the most persistent, would be the British Minister for War. That, most surely, was not part of the MIS operational plan...

British Intelligence, according to the Telegraph article, "had a record" of Profumo's meetings with Christine Keeler. In his memoir, written months before publication of the Denning Report, Stephen Ward said that Profumo visited Keeler at his flat five times, while he was away at the Cliveden cottage. "Christine has told me of those visits," Ward said. "Intercourse took place on each occasion - Christine has told me intimate details that leave no doubt in my mind that this is so."

No one interested M15 more in its overall surveillance role than Ivanov. The "watchers" on assignment for "D-Branch" had not failed to notice Ivanov's life-style, his heavy drinking, his socialising with Westerners, his party-going, his night-clubbing and his obvious enjoyment of London. If Ivanov was as important an officer in the GRU as Penkovsky made out, then he would be a major catch if he could be persuaded - or blackmailed - into defecting. New information makes it clear that there was a meeting of senior M15 and SIS officers on 6 or 7 June and the decision was taken to target Ivanov for a "honey-trap". He would be subtly "encouraged" to continue his high life. At the right moment he would be forcibly reminded what he would be giving up if he returned to the Soviet Union. If this failed to persuade him to stay, then by this time M15 might have sufficient material on Ivanov to blackmail him into defecting anyway. What was needed as a first step was a trustworthy person close to Ivanov who could help MI5's scheme. There was one obvious choice: Stephen Ward.

MI5 already knew quite a lot about Ward, having checked him out when their surveillance of Ivanov revealed Ward as one of his frequent contacts. It is inconceivable that MI5 did not also take the opportunity to carry out two specific checks on Ward. M15 officers knew that one of Ward's friends was Bill Astor. Astor, as we have seen, had worked in naval intelligence during the war and still kept in close touch with his wartime colleagues - some of whom were now serving in M15. As well, Sir Colin Coote, the editor of the Daily Telegraph who had introduced Ward to Ivanov, had served as an agent controller for SIS in Italy in the 1920s and it is possible that Coote himself may have early on drawn MI5's attention to the opportunities the Ward-Ivanov friendship presented. Either way, with two "friends" of M15 and SIS well placed to advise on Ward's suitability for recruitment for the Ivanov mission it would have been highly remiss of M15 not to have consulted them. Subsequent events suggest that it did.

A D-Branch officer got in touch with Ward and proposed lunch. Ward recalled the first contact as being by letter from Room 393 at the War Office, but a telephone call would have been more likely - a letter would give Ward evidence that he had been approached and M15 might later want to deny this. The officer used a cover name - "Woods" - and said, rather vaguely, that he was attached to the War Office. The two men lunched on 8 June 1961 and later went back to Ward's place for tea.

What was agreed at this extended meeting is crucial to what followed and, as is frequently the case in the murky world of espionage, all the accounts conflict. Ward said in his tape recording that Woods revealed that he was an M15 officer, that the service had noticed Ward's association with Ivanov and thought that they should have a chat about it. Ward asked Woods whether the service had any objection and Woods replied, "No. On the contrary. I think that it might be a good thing. But if anything happens that you feel we should know about, I want you to contact me immediately."

On 6 June 1961, Stephen brought Wagstaffe round after they had been out to dinner and I made them coffee. There was no mention of me making coffee for Hollis, his boss. Stephen was on the couch and Wagstaffe sat in the sofa chair. He wanted to know about Stephen's friendship with Eugene. We knew that M15 were monitoring embassy personnel so this was quite a normal interview in the circumstances and Stephen later tried to make light of it but it worried him.

The "cloak-and-dagger man", as Stephen called him, asked Stephen a lot of questions about his relationship with Eugene. He didn't object to my being there at all. Apparently the Security Service suspected Eugene was not the simple Naval Attache he made himself out to be. Stephen casually answered all the questions: "We play a lot of bridge at my club, the Connaught. Occasionally we have a meal together, and we meet for coffee up the road."

"He's never asked you to put him in touch with anyone you know? Or for information of any kind?"

"No, he hasn't. But if he did, naturally I would get in touch with you straight away. If there's anything I can do I'd be only too pleased to."

"Carry on the relationship as you have been, as though nothing has happened."

"Well, I'll let you know as soon as Eugene gets suspicious," Stephen promised, as Wagstaffe left. "You wouldn't believe, little baby, that he was a cloak-and-dagger man, would you?" Stephen laughed.

"How about the bowler?" I giggled.

"And the little briefcase, and rolled umbrella?"

"Not to mention the glasses, National Health, I bet. And he couldn't have been more than four foot eleven."

The Ward jury was left with the impression that Ward's account of having worked for M15 was one of his fantasies. If he had indeed been helping M15 set a trap for Ivanov and had told his case officer, Mr Woods, about the Keeler-Profumo affair, then this would have greatly improved his standing in the eyes of the jury, and would have made it impossible later for Denning to accuse him of being a crypto-communist. But instead the jury was left wondering why, if Ward's account of his M15 service was true, the defence had not called Mr Woods as a witness to confirm it.

Ward's solicitor, Jack Wheatley, had indeed made attempts to locate Woods, but, of course, Woods was a cover name, and the War Office simply denied that anyone of that name worked for it.

Then in 1982, Nigel West, in his history of MI5, A Matter of Trust, revealed the "honey-trap" operation and Ward's role in it. West wrote of MI5's embarrassment at Ward's evidence of his contacts with the service and how relieved M15 was that efforts to trace Mr Woods had failed.

The Sunday Times now managed to find Mr Woods, who had since retired. His real name is Keith Wagstaffe. He confirmed to them, and later to us, Ward's story in detail, and told how MI5 had recruited Ward as an agent and how Ward had done his best to help the service in its entrapment operation. "I felt rather sorry for the poor chap at the end of the day," he said. Another, more senior M15 officer involved in the operation said it was a pity that Ward's true role had not been revealed at the time of his trial. "I think that everyone involved did feel very sorry about Ward and the final outcome," he said. "Nowhere in the Denning report does it say that Ward was acting under our instructions. That is very unfortunate." The officer said Ward would have been encouraged to see himself as a patriot working for his country. M15 had no idea that the operation would end in the manner it did "and we were going to burn our fingers in this way". But could not MI5 have found some way to have confirmed that Ward was working for the service? "Yes," the officer admitted. "Ward might have been alive today if that had happened. But we didn't expect the final outcome and we were very cut up when we learned he was dead."


Murder case of Keith Green comes to an end not the outcome the D.A. wanted

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - The final chapter in the Keith Green murder case came to a close Friday afternoon. This, after the man who admitted to disposing of Green’s body was released from the San Mateo County jail. But Olivier Adella’s freedom lasted just seconds.

In the blink of an eye, Adella went from former San Mateo County inmate, and into the custody of federal homeland security agents. Those agents then whisked him to a federal office in another part of the Bay Area.

“This is the final chapter. There’s a period on it now. It was not the final chapter that we wanted. Not what we believed occurred, but it is what the evidence showed pursuant to one of our juries. And so it’s done. We now move on,” said San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

Adella was charged with accessory to murder in the 2016 homicide of Keith Green. Multi-million dollar heiress Tiffany Li, and her boyfriend at the time, Kaveh Bayat were charged with the actual killing, which was fueled by Li’s fears she𠆝 lose her children in a bitter custody battle with Green. Prosecutors say the pair hired Adella, their former bodyguard, to carry out the crime.

“She orchestrated all of this. I knew her for six years. She was evil. She was evil to me. She was evil to my son. Just evil,” said Keith Green’s mother, Collee Cub, on Nov. 15, 2019, after Li’s trial ended.

But Li and Bayat told jurors Adella was the murderer. He in turn blamed the pair, and was set to testify for the prosecution. But prosecutors say he violated conditions of his immunity deal and his plea was revoked. Adella sat in the San Mateo County jail, until his sentence ended Friday.

𠇍isappointed in the whole outcome in the case. It’s not what we felt the evidence showed, but it’s what the jury decided. As for mister Adella, we’re disappointed that he turned out to be an untrustworthy witness that we were hoping to rely on,” Wagstaffe said.

No one was ever convicted in the Keith Green killing. The jury acquitted Li. The panel was hung over Bayat’s fate, and he was later released with no further charges. As for Adella, he is now in federal custody, with his freedom still on hold.
 


Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Samuel Herbert: The Man Who Brought Down the Conservative Government?

When John Profumo resigned on 5th June, after confessing that he lied to the House of Commons, the matter could have come to an end. However, someone decided that it would be a good idea to prosecute Stephen Ward. It was this decision that eventually brought down the Conservative government.

To understand what happened it is necessary to go back to 27th March, 1963, when Henry Brooke, the Home Secretary, summoned Roger Hollis, the head of MI5, and Joseph Simpson, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, to a meeting in his office. Philip Knightley pointed out in An Affair of State (1987): "All these people are now dead and the only account of what took place is a semi-official one leaked in 1982 by MI5. According to this account, when Brooke tackled Hollis on the rumour that MI5 had been sending anonymous letters to Mrs Profumo, Hollis vigorously denied it."

Roger Hollis then told Henry Brooke that Christine Keeler had been having a sexual relationship with John Profumo. At the same time Keeler was believed to be having an affair with Eugene Ivanov, a Soviet spy. According to Keeler, Stephen Ward had asked her "to find out, through pillow talk, from Jack Profumo when nuclear warheads were being moved to Germany." Hollis added that "in any court case that might be brought against Ward over the accusation all the witnesses would be completely unreliable" and therefore he rejected the idea of using the Official Secrets Act against Ward.

Henry Brooke then asked the Police Commissioner's view on this. Joseph Simpson agreed with Roger Hollis about the unreliable witnesses but added that it might be possible to get a conviction against Ward with a charge of living off immoral earnings. However, he added, that given the evidence available, a conviction was unlikely. Despite this response, Brooke urged Simpson to carry out a full investigation into Ward's activities.

Commander Fred C. Pennington was ordered to assemble a team to investigate Ward. The team was headed by Chief Inspector Samuel Herbert and included John Burrows, Arthur Eustace and Mike Glasse. Pennington told Herbert and his colleagues: "we've received this tip-off, but there'll be nothing in it." Glasse later told Philip Knightley that he thought that this was "a hint not to try too hard."

However, for some reason Herbert decided that Ward would be prosecuted. What is more, Herbert was willing to do all he could to make sure that Ward was convicted.

It emerged later that Herbert installed a spy in Ward's home during the investigation. Herbert recruited Wendy Davies, a twenty-year old barmaid at the Duke of Marlborough pub, near Ward's flat. Davies knew Ward who had sketched her several times in the past. Davies later recalled: "I went to Stephen's flat practically every night up to his arrest. Each time I tried to listen in to telephone conversations, and to what Stephen was saying to friends who called. When I got back to my flat I wrote everything down in an exercise book, and rang the police the next day. I gave them a lot of information."

Herbert interviewed Christine Keeler at her home on 1st April 1963. Four days later she was taken to Marylebone Police Station. Herbert told her that the police would need a complete list of men with whom she had sex or who had given her money during the time she knew Ward. This list included the names of John Profumo, Charles Clore and Jim Eynan.

On 23rd April Mandy Rice-Davies was arrested at Heathrow Airport on the way to Spain for a holiday, and formerly charged her with "possessing a document so closely resembling a driving licence as to be calculated to deceive." The magistrate fixed bail at ٠,000. She later commented that "not only did I not have that much money, but the policeman in charge made it very clear to me that i would be wasting my energy trying to rustle it up." Rice-Davies spent the next nine days in Holloway Prison.

While she was in custody Rice-Davies was visited by Chief Inspector Herbert. His first words were: "Mandy, you don't like it in here very much, do you? Then you help us, and we'll help you." Herbert made it clear that Christine Keeler was helping them into their investigation into Stephen Ward. When she provided the information required she would be released from prison.

At first Mandy Rice-Davies refused to cooperate but as she later pointed out: "I was ready to kick the system any way I could. But ten days of being locked up alters the perspective. Anger was replaced by fear. I was ready to do anything to get out." Rice-Davies added: "Although I was certain nothing I could say about Stephen could damage him any way. I felt I was being coerced into something, being pointed in a predetermined direction." Herbert asked Rice-Davies for a list of men with whom she had sex or who had given her money during the time she knew Ward. This list included the names of Peter Rachman and Emil Savundra.

Herbert personally interviewed Christine Keeler twenty-four times during the investigation. Other senior detectives had interrogated her on fourteen other occasions. Herbert told Keeler that unless her evidence in court matched her statements "you might well find yourself standing beside Stephen Ward in the dock."

Mandy Rice-Davies appeared in court on 1st May 1963. She was found guilty and fined 㿖. Rice-Davies immediately took a plane to Majorca. A few days later Herbert telephoned her and said: "They would be sending out my ticket, they wanted me back in London, and if I didn't go voluntarily they would issue a warrant for extradition." Despite the fact that there was no extradition arrangement between the two countries, Rice-Davies decided to return to England. On her arrival at Heathrow Airport she was arrested and charged with stealing a television set valued at 㿾. This was the set that Peter Rachman had hired for her flat. According to Rice-Davies: "I had signed the hire papers, and after he'd died I had never been allowed to remove the set." Chief Inspector Herbert arranged for Rice-Davies passport to be taken from her. She was released on the understanding that she would give evidence in court against Stephen Ward.

Chief Inspector Herbert also interviewed Vasco Lazzolo, who was one of Ward's friends who agreed to testify for the defence. Herbert told Lazzolo that if he was determined to give evidence on Ward's behalf, then he might have to be discredited. Herbert warned that the police might have to "find" some pornographic material in his studio and prosecute him.

Herbert needed more evidence against Stephen Ward. He therefore arrested Ronna Ricardo was arrested by the police and agreed to give evidence against Ward. Ricardo was known as "Ronna the Lash", and specialised in flagellation. Trevor Kempson, a journalist, who was working for the News of the World claimed: "She used to carry her equipment round in a leather bag. She was well known for the use of the whip, and I heard that several of Ward's friends used to like it rough."

At the Ward committal proceedings, Ronna Ricardo provided evidence that suggested that he had been living off her immoral earnings. She quoted Ward as saying that it "would be worth my while" to attend a party at Cliveden. Ricardo claimed that she visited Ward's home in London three times. On one occasion, she had sex with a man in Ward's bedroom after being given 㿅."

Ricardo told Ludovic Kennedy that the police interviewed her nine times in order that she gave a statement that provided evidence that suggested that Ward was living off immoral earnings. Ricardo confessed to another researcher, Anthony Summers that: "Stephen didn't have to ponce - he was dead rich, a real gentleman a shoulder for me to cry on for me, for a long time." Ricardo also told Summers that Chief Inspector Samuel Herbert was one of her clients.

Two days before Ward's trial, Ronna Ricardo made a new statement to the police. "I want to say that most of the evidence I gave at Marylebone Court was untrue. I want to say I never met a man in Stephen Ward's flat except my friend 'Silky' Hawkins. He is the only man I have ever had intercourse with in Ward's flat. It is true that I never paid Ward any money received from men with whom I have had intercourse. I have only been in Ward's flat once and that was with 'Silky'. Ward was there and Michelle."

It later emerged that Ricardo decided to tell the truth after being interviewed by Tom Mangold of the Daily Express. "There were two strands running through the thing, it seemed to me. There was some sort of intelligence connection, which I could not understand at the time. The other thing, the thing that was clear, was that Ward was being made a scapegoat for everyone else's sins. So that the public would excuse them. If the myth about Ward could be built up properly, the myth that he was a revolting fellow, a true pimp, then police would feel that other men, like Profumo and Astor, had been corrupted by him. But he wasn't a ponce. He was no more a pimp than hundreds of other men in London. But when the state wants to act against an individual, it can do it."

On 3rd July, 1963, Vickie Barrett was arrested for soliciting. While being interviewed, Barrett claimed she knew Stephen Ward. She told the police that she was picked up by Ward in Oxford Street in January 1963. Barrett was taken back to his flat where she had sex with a friend of his. Afterwards, she said, Ward told her that the man had paid him and he would save the money for her. Over the next two and a half months, according to Barrett some two or three times a week, the same thing would happen. Barrett claimed that during this time, Ward never paid her any money for these acts of prostitution.

The trial of Stephen Ward began at the Old Bailey on 22nd July 1963. Rebecca West was one of the journalists covering the case. She described Barrett looking like "a photograph from a famine relief fund appeal." Ludovic Kennedy, the author of The Trial of Stephen Ward (1964) commented: "She came into the witness-box, a little whey-faced blonde, wearing a sort of green raincoat with a white scarf round her neck and when she turned to face the court and while she was giving the oath, one's impression was one of shock shock that Ward, whom one had believed to be a man of some fastidiousness in his tastes, had sunk so low. For of all the whores the prosecution had paraded or were still to parade before us this one was the bottom of the barrel."

At the trial Vickie Barrett claimed that Ward had picked her up in Oxford Street and had taken her home to have sex with his friends. Barrett was unable to name any of these men. She added that Ward was paid by these friends and he kept some of the money for her in a little drawer. Ward admitted knowing Barrett and having sex with her. However, he denied arranging for her to have sex with other men or taking money from her. Sylvia Parker, who had been staying at Ward's flat at the time Barrett claimed she was brought there to have sex with other men. She called Barrett's statements "untrue, a complete load of rubbish".

Christine Keeler claims that she had never seen Barrett before: "She (Barrett) described Stephen handing out horsewhips, canes, contraceptives and coffee and how, having collected her weapons, she had treated the waiting clients. It sounded, and was, nonsense. I had lived with Stephen and never seen any evidence of anything like that." Mandy Rice-Davies agreed with Keeler: "Much of what she (Barrett) said was discredited. It was obvious to anyone that Stephen, with the police breathing down his neck and the press on his doorstep, would hardly have the opportunity or the inclination for this sort of thing."

Ronna Ricardo gave evidence on the second day of the trial. Ludovic Kennedy, the author of The Trial of Stephen Ward (1964) commented that unlike Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies "she made no pretensions about not being a tart." Kennedy added "She had dyed red hair and a pink jumper and a total lack of any sort of finesse".

While being cross-examined by Melvyn Griffith-Jones Ricardo claimed she had told untruths about Stephen Ward in her statement on 5th April because of threats made by the police. "The statements which I have made to the police were untrue. I made them because I did not want my young sister to go to a remand home or my baby taken away from me. Mr. Herbert told me they would take my sister away and take my baby if I didn't make the statements."

As Mandy Rice-Davies pointed out: "When Ronna Ricardo, who had provided strong evidence against him at the early hearing, came into court she swore under oath that her earlier evidence had been false. She had lied to satisfy the police, that they had threatened her, if she refused, with taking her baby and her young sister into care. Despite the most aggressive attack from Mr Griffith Jones, and barely concealed hostility from the judge, she stuck to her story, that this was the truth and the earlier story she had told was lies." As Ricardo later told Anthony Summers: "Stephen was a good friend of mine. But Inspector Herbert was a good friend as well, so it was complicated."

Stephen Ward told his defence counsel, James Burge: "One of my great perils is that at least half a dozen of the (witnesses) are lying and their motives vary from malice to cupidity and fear. In the case of both Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies there is absolutely no doubt that they are committed to stories which are already sold or could be sold to newspapers and that my conviction would free these newspapers to print stories which they would otherwise be quite unable to print (for libel reasons)."

Stephen Ward was very upset by the judge's summing-up that included the following: "If Stephen Ward was telling the truth in the witness box, there are in this city many witnesses of high estate and low who could have come and testified in support of his evidence." Several people present in the court claimed that Judge Archie Pellow Marshall was clearly biased against Ward. France Soir reported: "However impartial he tried to appear, Judge Marshall was betrayed by his voice."

That night Ward wrote to his friend, Noel Howard-Jones: "It is really more than I can stand - the horror, day after day at the court and in the streets. It is not only fear, it is a wish not to let them get me. I would rather get myself. I do hope I have not let people down too much. I tried to do my stuff but after Marshall's summing-up, I've given up all hope." Ward then took an overdose of sleeping tablets. He was in a coma when the jury reached their verdict of guilty of the charge of living on the immoral earnings of Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies on Wednesday 31st July. However, he was found not guilty of the charges relating to Ronna Ricardo and Vickie Barrett. Three days later, Ward died in St Stephen's Hospital.

In his book, The Trial of Stephen Ward (1964), Ludovic Kennedy considers the guilty verdict of Ward to be a miscarriage of justice. In An Affair of State (1987), the journalist, Philip Knightley argues: "Witnesses were pressured by the police into giving false evidence. Those who had anything favourable to say were silenced. And when it looked as though Ward might still survive, the Lord Chief Justice shocked the legal profession with an unprecedented intervention to ensure Ward would be found guilty."Ward's defence team found suicide notes addressed to Vickie Barrett, Ronna Ricardo, Melvyn Griffith-Jones, James Burge and Lord Denning: Barrett's letter said: "I don't know what it was or who it was that made you do what you did. But if you have any decency left, you should tell the truth like Ronna Ricardo. You owe this not to me, but to everyone who may be treated like you or like me in the future."

The letter was passed to Barry O'Brien, a journalist who worked for the Daily Telegraph. He later recalled: "We were alone in the room. I told her that Dr. Ward had died and that on the night he had taken the overdose he had written her a letter. I told her that I had a photograph copy of the letter with me and gave it to her. She was greatly shocked at learning Dr. Ward was dead."

O'Brien claimed that Vickie Barrett responded with the following words: "It was all lies. But I never thought he would die. I didn't want him to die. It was not all lies. I did go to the flat but it was only to do business with Stephen Ward. It was not true I went with other men." Barrett admitted that she had been coerced into giving her evidence by the police. According to O'Brien she told him that Herbert had threatened that if she did not do what he wanted she would never be able to show her face in Notting Hill again. Barrett agreed to go to see Ward's solicitor, then went to another room to get her coat. According to O'Brien, an older women who was living in the house came out, and said: "Miss Barrett was not going anywhere." Barrett later retracted her retraction.

According to Sergeant Mike Glasse, all the police officers had been told before Ward's trial that if the prosecution was successful they would receive promotions, "but not immediately, because it would not look good." Samuel Herbert was promoted to the rank of Superintendent.

Samuel Herbert died of a heart attack on 16th April 1966. In his will he left only 𧷤, which was commensurate with the police salaries at that time. However, after his death his bank account was discovered to contain no less than 㿊,000 (660,000 by today's values). According to Philip Knightley: "By coincidence, in the tape recordings which Christine Keeler made with her manager, Robin Drury, Keeler says that John Lewis, Ward's bitter enemy, had offered her 㿊,000 for information leading to Ward's conviction and the bringing down of the Conservative Government."


Bay Area murder suspect could be released on bail after offering $70 million in property and cash

A Bay Area woman accused of killing the father of her two children is planning to offer nearly $70 million in property and cash to get out of custody.

Tiffany Li, 31, is charged with murder and accused of conspiring with two other defendants to kill her ex-boyfriend, Keith Green, said San Mateo County Dist. Atty. Steve Wagstaffe. Li has been held in lieu of $35 million bail for nearly a year.

On Thursday, however, Li is expected to be released from jail after nearly 20 friends, family and wealthy business associates offered to put up their properties as collateral for her bail, said her attorney Geoffrey Carr. Because Li is offering homes and business buildings to secure her $35-million bail, he said, the equity in the property must be twice that amount. She is also planning to pay some of her bail with cash.

“I was surprised at the number of people that came forward,” Carr said. “She is well-liked in the community and is a straight shooter. I think people believe she is not guilty.”

The bail posted would be the highest ever in San Mateo County’s history, Wagstaffe said. It could also be one of the largest in U.S. history, attorneys said.

“It’s different for us, and we are a wealthy county,” he said.

During the early stages of the case, Wagstaffe said, prosecutors asked for no bail, but a judge didn’t agree. So they asked for Li’s bail to be set at $100 million because, he said, she is a flight risk, and again the judge declined. Eventually, Wagstaffe said, a judge agreed to set her bail at $35 million.

Li, who lives in the San Mateo County town of Hillsborough, one of the nation’s wealthiest cities, is a property manager and former stockbroker, her attorney said.

The mother of two comes from a wealthy upbringing with ties to family in China, Wagstaffe said.

“Our belief is her family wealth is in the $100 million to $150 million range,” he said. “She comes from enormous wealth.”

Although Wagstaffe still believes Li is a flight risk, he said, attorneys on both sides have agreed that she could be released on certain conditions: She must wear an electronic home monitoring bracelet be on house arrest surrender her passport as well as her children’s and cannot to be within 100 yards of any airport.

Prosecutors alleged that Li and her boyfriend, Kaveh Bayat, came up with a plan to kill Green because she was afraid of losing a custody battle with him, Wagstaffe said. Bayat was jealous of Green, the district attorney said. The couple then asked Olivier Adella to get rid of his body, Wagstaffe said.

Green had met with Li on April 28 at a pancake restaurant in Millbrae, authorities said, but never returned home from the meeting and was reported missing.

Green’s body was found May 11, 2016, in a ravine off Highway 101 near Healdsburg. He had been shot to death.

A week after the body was discovered, Li, Adella and Bayat were arrested on suspicion of murder.

Li’s attorney said he is concerned about his client because she has received many angry letters and death threats complaining about her making bail.


Woman charged in Peninsula murder released on $35 million bail

A Peninsula woman charged with two accomplices in the killing of the father of her children nearly a year ago was released from a Redwood City jail Thursday after family and friends posted bail backed by a staggering $70 million in cash and property.

Tiffany Li, 31, walked out of jail in Redwood City around 1:50 p.m. wearing a black windbreaker and surrounded by four men in suits. She made no statements as she got into the front seat of a waiting sport utility vehicle to be driven to an undisclosed location, where she will be under house arrest.

Li had appeared in San Mateo County Superior Court in Redwood City about 9:30 a.m. Thursday as Judge Donald Ayoob approved the bail amount, which was actually $35 million. San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said it was the highest bail in county history, but it was unclear if it was largest in the state or nation.

Li&rsquos family put up $4 million cash, and other relatives, friends and business associates anted up at least 18 properties worth $66 million as collateral to secure the bail. Most of the properties are in the Bay Area, said Wagstaffe.

Her two co-defendants in the case, Keveh Bayat, 30, and Oliver Adella, 41, remain in jail without bail.

In this undated photo provided by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is Tiffany Li. With the help of wealthy family and friends in China, Li, a Northern California mother of two accused of killing the father of her two children, is posting $35 million in bail for her release from jail pending trial. (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office via AP)

2 of 8 Keith Green’s body was found in a field near Healdsburg a week ago. Show More Show Less

4 of 8 Kaveh Bayat, 29, of Hillsborough (left) Tiffany Li, 30, of Hillsborough (center) and Oliver Adella, 40, of Burlingame were being held on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Millbrae father Keith Green. Show More Show Less

5 of 8 Tiffany Li exits the San Mateo County Jail on a $70 million dollar bail on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Li is accused of killing the father of her children last year. James Tensuan / Special to The Chronicle Show More Show Less

7 of 8 Tiffany Li's home is seen in Hillsborough, Calif. on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Li is accused of killing the father of her children last year and was released on a $70 million dollars bail. James Tensuan/Special to The Chronicle Show More Show Less

&ldquoThe other two defendants didn&rsquot set motion for bail and it&rsquos because they didn't have any capability&rdquo to pay, said Wagstaffe, adding that &ldquo$35 million is the same as no bail for them.&rdquo

He said Li had the capability to make bail because she has a &ldquovery, very wealthy&rdquo family in China.

The posted bail may be unprecedented in San Mateo County, but not in murder cases, said Li&rsquos attorney, Geoff Carr. California law requires twice the amount of bail if property is used instead of money.

Li&rsquos parents live in China and are financially successful because of real estate, Carr said.

Prosecutors charge that Li instructed her boyfriend, Bayat, and Adella to kill Keith Green, the 27-year-old father of her two daughters, and get rid of the body.

Li, who lived in a mansion in Hillsborough, was arrested May 21, a little more than three weeks after Green disappeared. Police said Green was supposed to meet Li at a Millbrae pancake house April 28 but never returned home. A hiker found his cell phone the next day in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

For two weeks, Green&rsquos disappearance was treated as a missing-person case. But on May 11, Sonoma County sheriff&rsquos deputies found his body in a field off Highway 101 near Healdsburg. An autopsy confirmed that he was the victim of a homicide, authorities said.

Bayat is the one who allegedly shot Green to death, according to court documents.

Though Li and Green were involved in a custody dispute over their children, prosecutors have not revealed an alleged motive for the killing.

Friends and family members of Green, including his mother, were sitting in the courtroom wearing blue T-shirts with Green&rsquos face and large, black letters spelling, &ldquoJustice for Keith.&rdquo They were floored that Li would be released on bail, said Angela Dunn, a family spokeswoman. &ldquoIt&rsquos just incredible,&rdquo she said.

Li walked into the courtroom with her head down and dressed in a red jail-issued jumpsuit. She sat quietly next to her attorney as they awaited the judge&rsquos decision.

It is unclear whether she will have visitation with her two children, whom she has not seen since being jailed. Her lawyer said Li speaks to them by phone.

Prosecutors are concerned that Li will be a flight risk and raised the possibility in earlier arguments. Wagstaffe said his office had requested bail be set at $100 million because of fears that Li will flee the country once she is out of jail.

Before being released from jail, Li was fitted with an electronic monitor shackled to her ankle and was expected to turn over her passports.

State Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, who introduced legislation in 2016 calling for an alternative to the cash-bail system, said Li&rsquos is the highest posted bail he&rsquos heard of.

&ldquoI think this extreme . example really draws attention to the fact that our bail system is broken,&rdquo Bonta said. &ldquoIt&rsquos a system based on wealth.&rdquo

Chronicle staff writers Steve Rubenstein and Jenna Lyons contributed to this report.


Bay Area murder suspect released on bail after raising nearly $70 million in property and cash

A Bay Area woman accused of killing the father of her two children was released Thursday from custody after raising nearly $70 million to get out of jail.

Tiffany Li, 31, is accused of murder and of conspiring with two other suspects to kill her ex-boyfriend, Keith Green, said San Mateo County Dist. Atty. Steve Wagstaffe. Li had been held on $35-million bail for nearly a year.

Li was released from the San Mateo County Jail at 1:50 p.m., according to authorities. She is scheduled to appear July 17 for a court hearing.

Her release comes after about 20 friends, family and business associates offered $4 million in cash and $62 million in properties as collateral. Because real estate was part of the assets used to secure her $35-million bail, she was required to post twice that amount to obtain her freedom, her attorney, Geoffrey Carr, said Wednesday.

“I was surprised at the number of people that came forward,” Carr said. “She is well-liked in the community and is a straight shooter. I think people believe she is not guilty.”

The bail is the highest ever posted in San Mateo County’s history — “and we are a wealthy county,” Wagstaffe said. It is also one of the largest in U.S. history, attorneys said.

Li’s release came with certain conditions: She must wear an electronic home-monitoring ankle bracelet, submit to house arrest, surrender her passport as well as her children’s and stay at least 100 yards away from any airport.

Wagstaffe said he thinks Li is a flight risk. She lives about 10 minutes from San Francisco International Airport, he said.

“I hope I am wrong,” Wagstaffe said. “On July 17, I hope she walks into that courtroom. I still think she is flight risk, but I am not a prophet.”

During the early stages of the case, Wagstaffe said, prosecutors requested that Li be denied bail altogether, but a judge didn’t agree. So they asked for bail to be set at $100 million because of her purported flight risk, and again the judge declined. Eventually, Wagstaffe said, Li’s bail was set at $35 million.

She lives in Hillsborough, one of the nation’s wealthiest cities. Li, a native of China with U.S. citizenship, is a property manager and former stockbroker, her attorney said.

The mother of two comes from a wealthy background with family ties to China, Wagstaffe said.

“Our belief is her family wealth is in the $100-million to $150-million range,” he said. “She comes from enormous wealth.”

Prosecutors allege that Li and her boyfriend Kaveh Bayat came up with a plan to kill Green, her former boyfriend, because she was afraid of losing a custody battle with him, Wagstaffe said. Bayat was also jealous of Green, the district attorney said. The couple asked Olivier Adella to get rid of Green’s body, Wagstaffe said.

Green had met with Li on April 28, 2016, at a pancake restaurant in Millbrae, authorities said, but he never returned home from the meeting and was reported missing.

Green’s body was found May 11 in a ravine off Highway 101 near Healdsburg. He had been shot to death.

A week after the body was discovered, Li, Adella and Bayat were arrested on suspicion of murder.

Carr, Li’s attorney, said he was concerned about his client because she has received many angry letters and death threats complaining about her making bail.


In 1979, Quasar was formed when Keith Turner and Mike Kenwright began to write songs in the progressive rock style. Other members of the band included guitarist John Clark, drummer Steve Clarke, and keyboardist Geoff Banks. It didn't take long for changes to occur, however, as Clark left to replace Allan Holdsworth in Bill Bruford's band (credited as "The Unknown" John Clark), whilst Steve Clarke left to tour with Billy Cobham, with Kenwright and Banks also departing the band.

Turner brought in Cyrus Khajavi on guitar, Paul Vigrass on vocals, Peter Ware on keyboards, Peter Shade on percussion and keyboards, and Steen Doosing on drums. In 1982 this lineup released the debut album Fire in the Sky. After a short burst of live shows further lineup changes occurred when Vigress, Doosing, Shade, and Ware departed the band to be replaced by former Solstice vocalist Susan Robinson, drummer David Cairns, and keyboardist Dillon Tonkin.

This stable line-up did hundreds of shows over the next few years culminating in headliners at the Marquee Club in the same months as their contemporaries, Marillion, Pendragon, IQ, Twelfth Night, Solstice and Pallas.

In 1985, David Cairns and Cyrus Khajavi were replaced by Dave Wagstaffe and Kevin Fitzgerald respectively, and this lineup recorded a new track for the EMI compilation album "Fire in Harmony" which reached number 49 in the Kerrang! rock album charts. Not long after "Fire in Harmony"'s release, Fitzgerald, Robinson, and Tonkin were replaced by Uwe D'Rose, Nick Williams, and Steve Leigh respectively. After a few months and some of the hardest gigs known to mankind Williams left and Tracy Hitchings took his place.

The band's second album The Loreli was started, but during recording, D'Rose and Leigh left, with the former being replaced by Toshi Tsuchiya. The Loreli was released in 1989 and this took the band further to perform in Europe as well as the UK. Despite this, the band lost several members shortly thereafter, with Wagstaffe joining the previously departed D'Rose and Leigh in forming Landmarq, whom Hitchings would later join.

Quasar moved to California and with some new members, started performing there. New members PJ Shadowhawk (Drums/Percussion), and Enrico Goias (Guitars) joined in 2005. Enrico moved on in 2006 and was replaced by Robert Hunt Robinson (vocals/keyboards), and Greg Studley (guitars). In 2010, Shadowhawk left due to illness and was replaced by Paul Johnson. Studley was replaced by Clancy Ferrill in 2012. Keren Gaiser (Vocals/keyboards) joined in 2011 to round out the current lineup.

Quasar released a live 2011 CD while the band's third album was written and recorded and released in April 2017.

Members Edit

  • Keith Turner - bass, keyboards (1979–present)
  • Keren Gaiser - vocals, keyboards (2010–present)
  • Robert Hunt Robinson - vocals, keyboards (2006–present)
  • Paul Johnson - drums, percussion (2010–present)
  • Clancy Ferrill - guitars (2012–present)
  • Geoff Banks - keyboards (1979–1980)
  • John Clark - guitars (1979–1980)
  • Steve Clarke - drums (1979–1980)
  • Mike Kenwright - vocals (1979–1980)
  • Cyrus Khajavi - guitars (1980–1985)
  • Steen Doosing - drums (1980–1981)
  • Peter Shade - percussion, keyboards (1980–1981)
  • Paul Vigrass - vocals (1980–1981)
  • Peter Ware - keyboards (1980–1981)
  • Susan Robinson - vocals (1981–1985)
  • Dillon Tonkin - keyboards (1981–1985)
  • David Cairns - drums (1981–1985)
  • Dave Wagstaffe - drums (1985–1989)
  • Kevin Fitzgerald - guitars (1985)
  • Uwe D'Rose - guitars (1985–1989)
  • Steve Leigh - keyboards (1985–1989)
  • Nick Williams - vocals (1985) - vocals (1985–1990)
  • Toshi Tsuchiya - guitars (1990)
  • PJ Shadowhawk - drums (2005–2010)
  • Greg Studley - guitars (2006–2012)

Lineups Edit

  • Geoff Banks - keyboards
  • John Clark - guitars
  • Steve Clarke - drums
  • Mike Kenwright - vocals
  • Keith Turner - bass, keyboards, guitars
  • Keith Turner - bass, keyboards, guitars
  • Steen Doosing - drums
  • Cyrus Khajavi - guitars
  • Peter Shade - percussion, keyboards
  • Paul Vigrass - vocals
  • Peter Ware - keyboards
  • Keith Turner - bass, keyboards, guitars
  • Cyrus Khajavi - guitars
  • David Cairns - drums
  • Susan Robinson - vocals
  • Dillon Tonkin - keyboards
  • Keith Turner - bass, keyboards, guitars
  • Susan Robinson - vocals
  • Dillon Tonkin - keyboards
  • Kevin Fitzgerald - guitars
  • Dave Wagstaffe - drums
  • Keith Turner - bass, keyboards, guitars
  • Dave Wagstaffe - drums
  • Uwe D'Rose - guitars
  • Steve Leigh - keyboards
  • Nick Williams - vocals
  • Keith Turner - bass, keyboards, guitars
  • Dave Wagstaffe - drums
  • Uwe D'Rose - guitars
  • Steve Leigh - keyboards
  • Tracy Hitchings - vocals
  • Keith Turner - bass, keyboards, guitars
  • Dave Wagstaffe - drums
  • Tracy Hitchings - vocals
  • Toshi Tsuchiya - guitars
  • Keith Turner - bass, keyboards, guitars
  • Keith Turner - bass, keyboards, guitars
  • Robert Hunt Robinson - vocals, keyboards
  • PJ Shadowhawk - drums, percussion
  • Greg Studley - guitars
  • Keith Turner - bass, keyboards, guitars
  • Keren Gaiser - vocals, keyboards
  • Robert Hunt Robinson - vocals, keyboards
  • Paul Johnson - drums, percussion
  • Clancy Ferrill - guitars
  • Fire in the Sky (1982)
  • The Loreli (1989)
  • Memories of Times Yet to Be (2016) [2]
  • Fire in Harmony (1985)
  • Quasar Live 1984–1990 (2011)
  • Live 2011 (2012)

House Of Prog Fire In The Sky review August 2013. [3] House of Prog The Loreli review August 2013. [4] Background Magazine Live 2011 review 2013. [5] Prog Archives Live 2011 review March 2013. [6] Within a Heart of Sound-The NorCalProg Festival 2012. [7] Prog Female Voices, January 17, 2016 Tracy Hitchings opened the way for female singers. [8] Profil Radio, Quebec - Review of Memories Of Times Yet To Be 2017. [9]


ROYAL SEX


Felix, whom Edward VII tried to seduce.

King Edward VII tried to seduce the homosexual Russian prince Felix Yusupov.

(Prince Felix Yusupov: The Man Who Murdered Rasputin by Chris Dobson, 1989. Sexual perversion in the royal family,)

Edward VII was the son of Prince Albert, whose official father, Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, was reportedly bisexual.

But Edward VII also liked women.

A gossip columnist once wrote: "There is nothing whatever between the Prince of Wales and Lillie Langtry."

In his journal's next edition he wrote: "Not even a sheet."

(Secrets Of The Royals - by Gordon Winter and Wendy Kochman, 1990)


Carolina Otero, who was the mistress of Edward VII, Albert I of Monaco and several members of the Russian royal family. The cupolas of the Hotel Carlton in Cannes are 'based on her breasts.'

Edward VII had sex with Sarah Bernhardt in a silk-lined coffin which she kept in her bedroom.

Victor Hugo and Napoleon III also made use of Sarah's coffin.

'Daisy' Warwick, the wife of Lord Brooke, tried to blackmail the royal family by threatening to hand Edward VIII's love letters to the newspapers.

Arthur du Cros, of the Dunlop rubber company, gave 㿬,000 to Daisy in return for the love letters.


Cavendish Hotel - brothel

Edward VII slept with a young maid called Rosa Lewis.

Rosa told Edward about several little servant girls who were available.

Edward gave Rosa the money to set up a brothel.

This brothel was the Cavendish Hotel in Jermyn Street, next to Fortnum and Mason's.

Members of the British elite took their teenage sons to the Cavendish Hotel.

The hotel was also popular with members of the American elite.


Jennie Jerome

Winston Churchill's Jewish mother, Jennie Jerome, was King Edward VII's mistress for a period of two years.

Winston Churchill may have been an illegitimate son of Edward VII.


Prince Eddy, who mysteriously disappeared in 1892.

Edward VII's eldest son was Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward, known as Prince Eddy.

Prince Eddy was involved in the Cleveland Street Scandal of 1889.

This scandal involved a boy brothel in London's Cleveland Street.

Public Record Office police papers and the letters of Lord Arthur Somerset show that the Prince was involved with boys.


According to the late Stephen Knight, in his book Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution:

Prince Eddy secretly married a poor Catholic girl named Anne Crook, and she gave birth to his child, a girl named Alice.

Sir William Gull, one of the royal family's doctors, was commissioned to operate on her brain and have her placed in a mental institution.

Anne Crook had left her baby in the care of Mary Kelly, a prostitute in London's East End.

Mary Kelly and three other prostitutes tried to blackmail the royal family.

The British prime minister, Lord Salisbury, sent Sir William Gull to murder these prostitutes.


King George V, who liked boy scouts.

King George V was the second son of Edward VII.

At one time George shared a girl with his brother Prince Eddy.

She was kept in a luxury apartment in London's St. John's Wood.

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Angela Mary Culme-Seymour

Before he became king, George had lived for a time in Malta.

According to the French newspaper The Liberator, Prince George, while in Malta, had married an admiral's daughter, Angela Mary Culme-Seymour, and produced several children by her.

Those children were claimants to the throne.

When Prince Eddy disappeared, the Royal family decided that Prince George should discard the admiral's daughter.



Prince George, Duke of Kent, is said to have been addicted to drugs (notably morphine and cocaine).

Reportedly he was blackmailed by a male prostitute to whom he wrote intimate letters.

Reportedly he had a sexual relationship with his distant male cousin Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia.

The current Lord Rothschild and the current Duke of Kent, Britain's top Freemason.

Reportedly George Duke of Kent had a sexual relationship with Sir Anthony Blunt, who was a spy, a child abuser and a friend of Lord Victor Rothschild.

Reportedly, George Duke of Kent The Duke was part of a ménage à trois with Jorge Ferrara, the bisexual son of the Argentine ambassador to the Court of St. James's, and drug-addict Kiki Preston.


Prince Edward, Jimmy Donahue and Wallis Simpson, who allegedly was a man.

Edward VIII was the eldest son of George V.

According to Christopher Wilson's book, "Dancing with the Devil, The Windsors and Jimmy Donahue": Prince Edward had a gay love affair with his Oxford University tutor Henry Peter Hansel.


The slim Wallis Simpson and Edward.

By 1935, Prince Edward was friends with Wallis Simpson.

Prince Edward allegedly allowed Wallis Simpson to play dominatrix.

According to Christopher Wilson, Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, was a man.

Dr John Randall, of the Charing Cross hospital in London, reportedly told Michael Bloch, the Duchess’s bigrapher, that Wallis Simpson had androgen insensitivity syndrome, a hormonal irregularity that causes a genetically male body to develop as a woman, although without fully developed sex organs.


Donahue.

Wilson writes about the Duchess, the Duke and their relationship with the Woolworth heir Jimmy Donahue, "a gay playboy twenty years her junior."

Donahue liked to dress as a nun.

Donahue was an 'intimate' friend of Francis Spellman, New York's gay Cardinal Archbishop.

In 1936, in the months before his abdication, Edward VIII was being hypnotised by Dr Alexander Cannon, a qualified psychiatrist.

Cannon had links to 'the occult' and to fascism.


The actor Tim Seely

One of Prince Edward's mistresses was Freda Dudley Ward.

In September 1934, while Wallis Simpson was away on vacation, Edward reportedly had sex with Freda's sister Vera, who gave birth to a boy in mid-1935.

In March 1988 the Daily Express had a front page story naming him the Duke of Windsor's "secret son."


George VI, who liked boy scouts

George VI became king after the abdication of his brother Edward VIII.

George VI is reportedly the father of Queen Elizabeth and her sister Margaret.

According to author Kitty Kelley, Elizabeth and Margaret were conceived, in 1926 and 1930, with the help of artificial insemination by anonymous donors.


The Queen Mother, next to Sir Jimmy Savile

George VI's wife Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, was the daughter of Lady Glamis.

There are doubts about who was her father.

The Queen Mother's favourite servant was William Tallon, who died of Aids.

Tallon had an underground passage leading from his room to the Queen Mother's room.

Tallon used the underground passage to smuggle controversial guests in to see her.



Kidd claimed to have met and looked after three U.S. presidents, including Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.

In 1979 Kidd was awarded the Most Noble Order of Merit by then West German president.

Kidd is also said to have worked closely with Princess Diana at Buckingham Palace


Queen Elizabeth II in Canada

Queen Elizabeth II, daughter of the Queen Mother, became Queen in 1952.

The journalist Nigel Dempster wrote that when Queen Elizabeth married Prince Philip, she was: "as virginal as her eponymous ancestor."

Her eponymous ancestor Elizabeth I, 1558-1603, had several young lovers.


Stephen Ward

The media has spoken of Prince Philip's alleged involvement in the Profumo sex scandal, the scandal which involved Stephen Ward.

Stephen Ward studied at the College of Osteopathy in Missouri.

Ward's friends included Prince Philip, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi, Paul Getty, Nancy Astor, Ava Gardner, Princess Margaret, the Duke of Kent, various spies, various prostitutes and John F Kennedy.

In 1961 a British Intelligence officer named Keith Wagstaffe recruited Stephen Ward as an agent of MI5.


Sir Anthony Blunt, friend of the Rothschilds.

The author Anthony Summers (co-author of Honeypot) has alleged that photographs removed from the home of Stephen Ward showed a likeness of Prince Philip alongside various naked girls.

After Stephen Ward was murdered, reportedly by MI5, the portraits that he had made, of the Duke of Edinburgh and others, were removed from an art gallery and made to disappear.

The man who removed the portraits is said to be Sir Anthony Blunt, who worked for both MI5 and Soviet intelligence.

Blunt told his friends that he was the illegitimate child of King George V, by his mother, Hilda Blunt.


GAY, ZIONIST SPY CHIEF MAURICE OLDFIELD?


In 1940 Rothschild (above) suggested that Anthony Blunt should be invited to join the secret service. (www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/SSrothschild.htm) Blunt was a member of the 'Cambridge spy ring' which is believed to have been run by Lord Victor Rothschild.

Reportedly, during World war II, "Maurice Oldfield was arrested with the King’s brother, the Duke of Kent, Prince George, a boyfriend to Sir Anthony Blunt.

"A policeman rounded up what he thought were 3 drunken street whores, only to find they were . the HIGHEST in the land.

"Maurice Oldfield and the Duke of Kent . had links to Victor Rothschild.

"Rothschild was Churchill’s mentor he made Churchill’s decisions."

Lord Victor Rothschild, who was extremely influential within MI5 and MI6, was a close friend of Anthony Blunt.

According to T. Stokes, Blunt, while undergoing a cataract operation, blurted out to the surgeon that he had been recruited by Lord Victor Rothschild.


"Blunt would insist that the mysterious death in 1941 of the king’s brother, the Duke of Kent, was a murder on Churchill’s orders, as he was trying to make peace. "

Reportedly, Anthony Blunt claimed Nazi party funding came from the same Jewish banks that supported the allies.


Queen Elizabeth's son Andrew was married to Sarah Ferguson, whose father is Major Ron Ferguson.

In 1988 the British newspaper The People reported that Major Ron was a regular visitor to a London brothel for top people, the Wigmore Massage and Sauna Club

Major Ron had asked one prostitute: "What does it feel like to be dealing with royalty?"

Major Ron was Prince Charles's polo manager.

Princess Michael and Russian millionaire Mikhail Kravchenko, one of her many friends. Kravchenko was murdered not long after this photo was taken. Princess Pushy's toyboy shot dead.

In 1985 a British paper photographed Princess Michael entering a London house for an alleged overnight rendezvous with Texas billionaire John Ward Hunt.

Princess Michael is the wife of Prince Michael of Kent, the son of Prince George Duke of Kent who was the brother of Edward VIII and of George VI.


Princess Anne.

Queen Elizabeth's daughter Princess Anne married Captain Mark Phillips in 1973.

Before long, Mark was being regularly photographed in the company of various women, including Pamella Bordes, who reportedly earned 𧺬 a time for entertaining various top people.

Princess Anne befriended her bodyguard, Sergeant Peter Cross of the Royal Protection Squad.

Cross was sacked from the squad.

While Princess Anne was pregnant with Zara, he met Anne secretly at her Gatcombe Park home.

Cross then gave his story to The News of the World.

Cross said he had met Princess Anne secretly on several occasions, at a cottage in the grounds of Princess Anne's country estate, and at a friend's house.


Mountbatten (back row, centre) uncle of Prince Philip.

The bisexual Lord Louis Mountbatten was married to Edwina, who had Jewish ancestry.

Reportedly, on one occasion, Lord Mountbatten entered Quaglino's restaurant and told the bandleader: 'I am lonely and sad and drunk. That nigger Hutch has a penis like a tree-trunk, and he's fuc**** my wife right now.'

Hutch was a bisexual gigolo called Leslie Hutchinson.

Lord Mountbatten was rumoured to have been a visitor to Northern Ireland's Kincora children's home which "was run as a virtual gay brothel by loyalist leaders and MI5."

"Mountbatten was particularly attracted to boys in their early teens it was this characteristic which made him especially vulnerable to the IRA , because he needed to slip away from his personal bodyguards to keep dates with such boys , some of whom came in contact with IRA men."

Prince Philip, aged 9, was sent to England to be looked after by George Mountbatten, the 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven, and by Lord Louis Mountbatten.

The Marquess of Milford Haven had the largest collection of sadomasochistic pornography in Europe.

18 comments:

I met Pamela Bordes some years ago,
she was shockingly beautiful and was said to be working for Indian intelligence, and also for Israel.
Her first conquest was the British Tory MP Henry Bellingham, who was closely connected to the British industry secretary, these are always a target for Israel to keep its industry up to date.

A heated discussion betwen Keith Wagstaffe and Stokes was overheard
in the MI5 pub the crown and mitre,
Stokes said the monarch makes an oath called "fidei Defensor " which means defender of the faith, which is christianity, but they continually harm it but protect jewry, remember that Sir Anthony Blunt had said the royals were escret jews

One of Winston Churchills secretaries complained to wartime intelligence that he was being sent out on the streets in the height of the blitz to bring back young male prostitutes for Churchill

THE MAN WHO INVENTED ROCK HUDSON

Thats not Princess Anne in the picture, but a photoshop mess. Somebody copied/pasted Charles' head on that of his sister's.

WEIRD ENUFF OR NOT, WIKIPEDIA DOESNT MENTION TIM SEELY'S PARENTS/FAMILY AT ALL. LOOKS LIKE HE CAME INTO THE WORLD OUT OF NOWHERE.

Seventy Years after the Abdication

The anonymous sperm donor? Did he get a state funeral?

That picture of Lord Victor Rothschild is really Victor Bennet Rothschild, born 1923, and the actress Vera Ellen. The Victor Rothschild who was the spymaster who ran Winston Churchill was born around 1910.

LOL. I wonder if Pippa Middleton uses Major Ron's refrain prior to receiving a 'portion'?

I've changed the Rothschild picture. Many thanks.

A splendid presentation as always Aangirfan, which reminded me, as I read, of that piece of scripture re 'the first shall be last…'

These 'Somebodies' personify desperately abject symbols of no-bodies": craven figures of deprivation and lacking all conscience and decency.

I have never bought into the 'reptilian' theory, but some of these specimens really do chill my blood with their reptilian features.

I am not Anglo altho I live in an anglo colony for rejects, and again, I have grown up being told to comply to rigid Victorian rules of etiquette people who did not conform to the prevailing British rules of conduct (and that was most of us) remained forever, well, rejects.

I grew up wondering about these silly rules, and who made them up in the first place, on sex and marriage forever etc etc and how the people fawned and grovelled over these parasites, all the while, many of us aware of 'royal' 'bastards', runts and other 'rejects' in our midst: in short, we were mostly rejects, neglected and deprived in the 'arse end of the known world' for two centuries.

"We did not come to the antipodes" is a well known refrain from the British aristocracy.

Now I see that these were the very best two centuries.

Today these reptiles have their sights set on Oz as the next 'desirable destination'.

It saddens me that my fellow country people will brand me a looney, before expressing an awareness and disgust for the manner in which our world is and has been 'ruled'.

Time to change the rules and to remove from power the parasites and reptiles that are more useless eaters than those they would dispose of by the means with which most awake people are familiar.

I don't care about their sexual perversions and habits….they are free to do as they are inclined, in their own time and space with their own 'friends'
(something they really do not have) and with their own resources.

THAT is the sickest part of the whole sad story of Life on Planet Earth.

Just let us stop the tax-payer-funded sick charades of these sycophants.

I think Princess Mary in your photo looks like Princess Anne -the latter for most of her life being known to be angry, hostile and somehow lonely.

As for 'royal' babies, I do not for one mo believe Kate to have given birth to this beautiful, big bouncing boy named George, and each time I see him, I am reminded of a beautiful Indian/British nurse who died, leaving her family bereft.

Nothing special about 'royal' babies, and the 'mysteries' keep compounding.

All are equal in the sight of God.

It is greedy selfish humans stooping to whatever brutalities required to win the objects of their desire, and it is good hearted humans who make the human family 'sustainable' and sometimes 'joyful'.

Peace and goodwill to all within the Aangirfan co-operative. xx

PS. Les Visible ( The Truthseeker) and Kevin Annett are my 'go-to' sites after Aangirfan.

I have learned all my own lessons we share similarities with Experienced Reality xx

Geoffrey Prime, GCHQ and the Paedophile Information Exchange

The modern inbred sociopathic royals are similar to the ancient ones:

"Surest Signs of Piety"
(Comparisons between Pharaoh Akhenaten, Biblical Moses and Greek Oedipus)

The names given to characters in the Biblical Exodus account are generic. They were deliberately chosen to represent historical persons both in the time of the first Moses (Auibre/Hammurabi of the Late Middle Kingdom) and the time of the second Moses (Akhenaten of the Amarna Period). In previous chapters, it was shown that Yuya father of Akhenaten was only the second Joseph. The archetypal Joseph was Inyotef IV of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom. In Chapter 8, it was also shown that the first Joshua was Abi-eshuuh, the second successor of Hammurabi. The second Joshua was Tutankhamun, who was in turn the second successor of Akhenaten. The first Aaron was revealed as Sabium/Amenemhet IV and the first Phineas as Pa-Nehesy. In this chapter, the Egyptian identities of the second Aaron and second Phineas will be discussed. Unlike the Torah, the Oedipus plays only memorialize the second Moses and his contemporaries.
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By superimposing archaeology, the Bible, and the Greek traditions the following scenario is proposed in which Tiye was provided with as many as five or more consorts, viz., Amenhotep III, Aanen, Aye, Yuya, and Akhenaten. As a child Tiye was married to Amenhotep III upon his coronation as pharaoh at the age of five. When the young couple matured, they were unable to produce a set of heirs of their own. Therefore, the birthright would have passed to her brother Aanen. Aanen and Tiye were evidently also unable to bear children, or did not try due to the fact that they had the same mother and father. At least two high-ranking sons were born to Aanen, namely Thutmose V and Meryre, however Tiye was likely not the mother.l

Yuya's other son Aye was not the full-brother of Tiye. He was successful in siring through her a daughter, Nefertiti, and a son, Panehesy. A short time later, Tiye and her father Yuya became the parents of Amenhotep IV (later renamed as Akhenaten). Many years later, Tiye became the vessel of honor used in a daring religious practice undertaken to safeguard Egypt at a time of devastating plague. This was a dynastic liaison between herself and her son Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten).


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Illuminati

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ROYAL RELATIONSHIPS

Prince José (1761 – 1788) was heir to the throne of Portugal.

In 1777, when he was 15 years old, he married his 30-year-old aunt, Benedita.

On September 11, 1788, José died, at the age of 27, from smallpox.

Lisbon, Portugal, 1755, hit by an earthquake and tsunami

Princess Mariana (1768 – 1788) was the eldest daughter of Queen Maria I of Portugal.

In 1785, she married her mother's first cousin, Gabriel.

Mariana died of smallpox, aged 19.

Princess Carlota of Spain (1775 – 1830) was the eldest daughter of King Charles IV of Spain.

In 1785, at the age of 10, she married the future king of Portugal, John VI.

John was reportedly lazy, fat and almost as ugly as Carlota.

Carlota produced nine children and, "because they were all handsome, it was rumoured that especially the younger ones had a different father."

After a while Carlota and John lived separate lives, he at Mafra and she at Queluz, where, it was rumoured, she indulged in sexual orgies.

In 1826, when John was dying, Carlota refused to attend his deathbed and started the rumour that John had been poisoned by the Freemasons.

In 1714 George I, from 'Germany', became King of England. He is said to have arrived in England with two German mistresses, while his wife was in prison for adultery. ( BBC NEWS History of Scandal )

The Belgian monarchy has been linked to the Dutroux scandal. (Belgian royal family dismisses paedophile claims over king . )

Morocco's King Mohammed VI went to college in Brussels, Belgium, and reportedly hung out in gay bars there. (Mohammed VI of Morocco at AllExperts)

Albrecht, a descendant of the Stuarts, was considered by some to be the rightful British monarch. At one time he and his family were imprisoned in the concentration camps of Sachsenhausen , Flossenbuerg and Dachau.

Manvendrasinh Gohil is a member of the royal family of Rajpipla, near Vadodara, in India. He told his parents he is gay.

‘'I came out as gay to a Gujarati daily because I wanted people to openly discuss homosexuality since it’s a hidden affair with a lot of stigma attached,’' says Gohil.

"It wasn’t long before the prince was dispossessed — two days ago, two different notices in a leading vernacular daily in Vadodara put an end to his claim to the family property." - Out of closet, royals cut out gay prince

Pastor Fred Phelps has set up a God hates Sweden website, celebrating the deaths of Swedes and describing Carl XVI Gustaf as 'King of Sodomite Whores'.

The website says "The popinjay King of Sweden - a moral titmouse in the plumage of a peacock, who lives lavishly with kids on Sweden's largest social security check - is King of Fags," - Anti-gay church condemns Swedish royals - Telegraph

The People newspaper revealed that a royal servant has starred in a gay porn film .

"According to The People, as well as appearing in the film, which was never released, Steve Kaye is keen to sell to the highest bidder his stories of orgies and drug taking at the palace.

"He claims that security is slack at Buckingham Palace, and that poorly paid servants often organize parties involving drugs and sex, despite senior royals being in attendance." - Queen's servant appeared in gay porn film

Prince Albert, also known as Prince Eddy, was the eldest son of the Edward Prince of Wales who became Edward VII.

Prince Albert was reportedly involved in the Cleveland Street Scandal of 1889.

This scandal involved a 'rentboy' brothel in London's Cleveland Street.

Public Record Office police papers and the letters of Lord Arthur Somerset apparently show that the Prince was involved with boys.

Prince Albert was reported to have died of pneumonia in 1892.

Alternative theories are that:

1. he died of syphilis.
2. he was given a morphine overdose.
3. he survived until the 1920s in an asylum on the Isle of Wight.

The scandal began when the police went to 19 Cleveland Street in London's West End to arrest 35 year old Charles Hammond and his 18 year old accomplice Henry Newlove . Hammond had fled but Newlove was found at his mother's house.

Henry Newlove implicated
1. Lord Arthur Somerset, head of the Prince of Wales' stables
2. The Earl of Euston
3. an Army Colonel.

Telegraph boys confirmed that Lord Somerset was a regular client.

There were hints that Prince Albert (Prince Eddy), was involved in the Cleveland Street affair.

Ernest Parke, the editor the The North London Press, wondered why Newlove and his associate escaped with 'light' sentences.

The paper paper named the Earl of Euston and Lord Somerset, and said they had been allowed to leave the country to cover up the involvement of someone "more distinguished and more highly placed."

The Earl of Euston sued Parke. Parke refused to reveal his sources and was sentenced to twelve months in prison.

There was a prosecution of Henry Newlove's defence lawyer, Arthur Newton, because he had warned Hammond to flee the country. Newton was convicted.

The judge declared that Newton had helped Hammond escape to prevent him from testifying against his aristocratic clients.

In 1890, Henry Labouchere, a radical MP, claimed in parliament that the Prime Minister had arranged for Lord Arthur Somerset to escape. The MPs voted 204 to 66 not to have an investigation.

The press reports on the Cleveland Street Scandal led to pressure for a crackdown on certain types of sexual activity. In 1895 Oscar Wilde was put on trial.

Anonymous brought our attention to:

LIBYA


Thanks to Brian for the video link.


San Francisco mom, Tiffany Li, accused of killing kids’ father ‘raises unprecedented $35M bail via friends’

Li’s attorney Geoff Carr says Li and her mother were born in China, where the mother was financially successful in the construction industry. Carr says Li and her mother are naturalized U.S. citizens. He stated that his client, a graduate of USF, with a master’s degree in finance is not a murderer, neither is she a flight risk.
Carr said all defendants except those accused of death penalty-eligible crimes are entitled to “reasonable bail.”

Keith Green allegedly, was murdered by an ex-girlfriend who believed he would win a child custody battle
Keith Green vanished on the day he was supposed to be meeting with his ex-girlfriend to work out a custody issue

The $35 million bail is the highest ever in San Mateo County’s history, a county official said.
San Mateo District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said he’s concerned Li is a flight risk and is disappointed the judge didn’t set the bail even higher. His office asked for a $100 million bail.
“If convicted she faces the rest of her life in prison,” Wagstaffe said. “That’s plenty enough incentive to flee back to her native China.”
Carr said he expects Tiffany Li to be freed Thursday pending her murder trial in September. Li will be required to turn over her passports, wear an electronic monitor and remain under house arrest.
Li has pleaded not guilty to charges she directed her boyfriend and another man to kill Keith Green, 27, and dispose of his body last year. Prosecutors say she feared losing custody of her young children to Green.

The charge documents state that 31-year-old Li conspired with her boyfriend, Kaveh Bayat, 30, and another friend, mixed martial arts fighter Oliver Adella, 41, to kill her ex-boyfriend Keith Green in May of 2016. Green was the father of her two children, The pair had an acrimonious break up when Green discovered Li was having an affair with his friend, Bayat.
Prosecutors said she feared she would lose the children to her ex in a custody battle.
Keith Green, 27, of Millbrae Calif. suddenly vanished on April 28, 2016 after meeting with his ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Li, at the Pancake House in Millbrae. Before leaving he told his roommate he was going to meet Tiffany about a child custody issue. His body was found almost a hundred miles away, with a bullet wound through the neck, several weeks later.

The court denied the request of Tiffany’s mom, Juong Li [left], to lift a protective order and grant her custody of her granddaughters. The girls then aged 2 and 4 were removed from the multi-million dollar mansion they shared with their mother in San Francisco, California, by the state

Green’s body was found May 11 in Sonoma County, about 80 miles north of where he was supposed to meet Li.
Li was arrested several days later in the multimillion-dollar home she shared with her children in Hillsborough, a suburb of mansions and large houses 20 miles south of San Francisco. The two men were also arrested in May and remained jailed without bail. Carr says their lawyers didn’t ask for bail because they don’t have the resources to post a multi-million dollar bail bond like Li did.
At her arraignment San Mateo County DA Steve Wagstaffe said “We certainly know that there was a great deal of animus between her and Keith Green our victim, over the children,” Wagstaffe said. “And we believe that was one of the pieces at the core of what led to the end of the life of Keith Green.”
Carr says the people who posted Li’s bail believe she is innocent and will not flee. If she does go turn fugitive, the court can confiscate the property and cash.


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