Stamford, Conn. -- The bizarre "Ultimate Severance" murder case is taking on a whole new level of importance today as Pentagon investigators reportedly have now also weighed in. It has been learned that the U.S. Department of Defense has launched its own probe into the cover up.
According to sources, the secret reopening of a previously suppressed Fairfield County grand jury investigation into the two-year old slaying of executives Pasqual Valentine and Al Tate, set off alarms at the DoD. Apparently, the grand jury found ties to unregistered lobbyists and black-bag PRs promoting terrorist agendas.
High-level PR consultancy Valentine-Tate was noted for its secretive, behind-the-scenes work for global enterprises. But insiders are now testifying that the company virtually pioneered the establishment of the now widely popular "cut-off" consultancy. It is also now known that the company's entire clientele was composed of organizations on the State Department "undesirable" list.
Another line of investigation the Pentagon is now pursuing is an in-depth high-tech review of the use of powerful webware stealth technologies. These "crawler bots" are designed to scrub targeted Internet files and block search engines from locating them. Two such bots are said to have been employed in the "Ultimate Severance" murder cover up. According to one source, the so-called "searchmangler" developed in Beijing, as well as the nefarious "fielder mole" out of Mumbai, have all but whitewashed the entire investigation.
Meantime, despite denials, broad hints that would seem to be abetting the investigations continue to be found in the novel "Ultimate Severance" by author James Baar. The fictional account featuring the silencing of two PR execs has turned out to be an almost exact portrayal of the actual murders of Valentine and Tate.
Pentagon investigators are now particularly interested in the whereabouts of a certain Hamid al-Sammmara. In "Ultimate Severance," following the murder of Trotter Pugg Mitchell CEO Marvin Runnymede, one Hamid al-Sammmara was named the agency's new Senior VP for Media Relations.
Again reached for comment, Baar repeatedly denied the connection between his novel and the murders. "It's purely coincidental," he said. Baar added only that on advice of counsel he could not comment further.
Ken Wolfson is a freelance investigative reporter. Wolfson's career spans more than 25 years. He began his career in the late 1980s at the infamous San Francisco alternative paper, People's Gazette; and in 1986, joined the Financial News Network as director of investigative reporting. In 1993 Ken gained national notoriety for his investigation into the pharma industry which was the subject of the Academy-Award-nominated documentary film "Dr. Feel Good." Wolfson co-founder of the Stamford Center for Investigative Journalism. He is also the recipient of numerous Emmys and other honors, including five Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University silver and golden Baton awards, three Peabodys and a Polk Award.