Efforts to Report High-Level Corruption
Under Federal Crime Reporting Statute

Former federal agent Rodney Stich and his coalition of other former agents and insiders attempted to report the corruption they had discovered during their official or professional duties, to a federal judge. The statute that provides for that reporting is the federal crime reporting statute, Title 18 U.S.C. § 4. A federal judge, or any other federal officer, to whom anyone knowing of a federal crime seeks to report it, must receive the information, or be guilty of obstructing justice.

The federal crimes they sought to report were those of people within the government's aviation safety offices that were resulting in a continuing series of preventable aviation disasters, and criminal activities of people in overt and covert operations.

Every attempt to report the federal crimes via a federal filing was blocked by federal judges, assisted by employees of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Legal Actions As FAA Airline Safety Inspector To
Report Massive Crash-Related Corruption

After being given the assignment to correct the conditions responsible for the worst series of airline disasters in the nation's history, after discovering massive safety violations and problems, and encountering the standard cover-ups in government offices, Stich used the law to act as an independent prosecutor. During this period he conducted a four-month-long hearing that was turned into an adversary hearing as the FAA hearing officer sought to block the reports. At the end of the evidence gathering process, Stich filed a closing brief warning of continuation of the deadly consequences if the usual cover-up occurred (and which did occur).

Experiencing the usual retaliation for exposing corruption in government offices, Stich was forced to resign from the FAA. The airline crashes then continued, as expected, with the cover-ups of the deeply entrenched culture within government offices. The continuation of the crashes and deaths caused Stich to circumvent the standard cover-ups throughout government and in the media and file the first of a long line of lawsuits seeking to expose the corruption and force attention to it. The sequences of the legal filings was basically as follows:

Lawsuit Seeking to Report FAA Corruption
Related to Specific Aviation Disasters

The first legal filing was to report serious problems in the government's aviation safety offices, and was filed in the federal courts in San Francisco. It was assigned to U.S. District Court Judge Robert Schnacke. Lawyers for the U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion to have the attempt to report the federal crimes dismissed. They argued in their motion that former federal agent Rodney Stich lacked standing to file the action.

Judge Schnacke, after admitting the seriousness of the charges, then dismissed the attempt to report the continuing federal crimes in the government's aviation safety offices. That action, combined with the U.S. attorney, constituted criminal obstruction of justice and made them early enablers to a continuing series of major American aviation disasters.

Stich then filed a notice of appeal, filed appeal arguments, and then appeared for oral argument before a three-judge Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel. One of the judges admitted the gravity of the charges, stated that it was the responsibility of Congress to investigate these matters. Stich responded that every member of Congress, who also admitted the gravity of the charges, refused to get involved, stating the matters were not in their areas of responsibilities. Stich added that he wasn't expecting the courts to conduct an investigation; he was primarily interested in presenting the evidence into a judicial record, which would then be turned over to whatever government entity had a responsibility to conduct an investigation.

Stich then filed an appeal (known as a petition for writ of certiorari with the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, which included filing copiers of all the papers filed in the district and appellate courts. The filing of that petition put the Justices on notice of major ongoing crimes against the United States and notified the Justices of the obstruction of justice conduct by federal judges over whom they had supervisory responsibilities. The federal crime reporting statute also required them to receive the information. Further, the perpetration of the crime of obstruction justice by judges in the federal courts was a serious matter affecting major national interests.

Despite the requirements of the federal criminal statutes, the responsibility of the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, the ongoing corruption and the ongoing resulting brutal aviation disasters didn't register with them. They dismissed the petition without allowing it to be heard. (Stich v. United States, et al, 554 F.2d 1070 (9th Cir.) (table), cert. denied, 434 U.S. 920 (1977)).

Lawsuit Reporting Cover-Ups In
Official Accident Reports By
NTSB Political Board Members

Another lawsuit was filed against the political National Transportation Safety Board in 1977 on the basis of the criminal cover-up of the corruption in the FAA that was enabling the aviation-safety corruption to continue, with the resulting continuation of major aviation disasters. That action was dismissed, blocking Stich from providing evidence to support the serious charges. (Stich v. National Transportation Safety Board, 685 F.2d 446 (9th Cir.) (table), cert. denied, 434 U.S. 920 (1977)

In 1978, a Pacific Southwest Airline (PSA) jet crashes into San Diego. Stich discovered serious misconduct consisting of all-night drinking and partying by the flight crew prior to the 7 a.m. departure. This information was covered up by the political NTSB board members. NTSB board members apparently feared that if the public received that knowledge that the outrage would bring attention to the corruption in the FAA that Stich had been trying to exposeand reveal the cover-ups by NTSB board members of these serious matters.

That action was assigned to U.S. District Judge Browning. Initially, assistant U.S. attorney George Stoll supported the filing, and even called Stich at home, stating his concern over the matter, and stating that the was requesting approval from his Washington superiors to support the filing. Stoll wasn't aware of the long series of cover-ups by Department of Justice personnel, starting while Stich was still a federal agent had even appeared before a federal grand jury in Denver, over Justice Department objections.

A week after Stoll was supporting the filing, he suddenly reversed his position and filed a motion for the judge to dismiss the action. The judge then repeated the prior judicial obstruction of justice tactic and dismissed the lawsuit.

Against, Stich filed a petition for writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, and again, the Justices refused to hear the action. Stich v. National Transportation Safety Board, 685 F.2d 446 (9th Cir.)(table), cert. denied, 459 U.S. 861 (1982).

Subsequent aviation disasters from FAA corruption, even worse than what Stich was trying to expose, occurred. Judicial records now showed a series of federal judges involved in obstruction of justice crimes that enabled to occur some of the nation's worst aviation disasters. It was now necessary to expand on the cover-ups. The details are found in Unfriendly Skies: 20th & 21st Centuries.

Amicus Curiae Brief in DC-10 Disaster

The continuing corruption in the FAAmade possible by the cover-upscontinued the conditions responsible for the continuing aviation disasters. The harbinger of the corruption in the same FAA region that was most heavily involved was also responsible for the certification of the DC-10. A series of near catastrophic events finally resulted in the forewarned and expected crash of a DC-10 near Paris.

The litigation into that disasters occurred in the federal courts in Los Angeles. Stich had inside information about the pattern of corruption by the same people certifying that aircraft that he felt obligated to file a friend-of-the-court brief. This required obtaining the approval of the lead attorney in the multi-litigation. That approval was given.

Stich filed a friend of the court brief in the Paris DC-10 crash litigation, offering evidence of a pattern of FAA corruption that would explain why the major safety defects on the DC-10 were part of the politics of air safety in the FAA Western Region.

That filing was promptly dismissed by the federal judge. If he hadn't dismissed that filing, the prior cover-ups by federal judgesthat enabled the corruption in the FAA to continue, which obviously played a key role in certifying an aircraft that had major safety design faults, would have been revealed.

Stich filed a notice of appeal, encountering the same block, and then filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court. Again, the Justices refused to hear the action, thereby continuing to support the obstruction by lower court judges. (Flanagan v. McDonnell Douglas Corporation and United States of America, Civil Action 74-808-PH, MDL 172, Central District California.)

Making Report To
District of Columbia Judges

In the early 1990s, the former federal agent attempted to circumvent the judicial corruption in the 9th Circuit courts in San Francisco by filing papers in the federal courts in the District of Columbia. He encountered the same almost instant dismissal of the actions.

One of the judges dismissing the attempt to report the corruption was Lawrence Silberman, a judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia, preventing Stich and his coalition from exposing drug trafficking, savings and loan fraud, among others, involving CIA assets.

Another judge blocking the reporting of these matters was U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Stanley Sporkin. Sporkin was earlier head legal counsel for the CIA, legal counsel for the covert CIA operation, Southern Air Transport, and identified by Terry Reed in his book, Compromised, as involved in CIA Arkansas drug smuggling activities.

On September 11, 2001, the District of Columbia would experience one of the many consequences of their earlier cover-ups.

Judicial Blocks by New York City
Federal Judges in the 1990s

Also in the early 1990, former federal agent Stich sought to find a judge willing to receive the information by filing in the federal courts in New York City. Some of the same areas of corruption that Stich sought to report to federal judges in New York City were the same areas of corruption responsible for the conditions enabling 19 terrorists to inflict the great terrorist attack in the nation's history, killing nearly 3,000 people in the city.

Last Attempt Before 9/11

A year before the 9/11, Stich made one last attempt to report the corruption that by than involved much worse misconduct than simply that in the FAA. Stich filed a federal action in the U. S. district court in Reno, Nevada, which was assigned to  U.S. district judge Edward C. Reed, Jr. That lawsuit raised several major federal causes of action that, if federal law was followed, barred Reed from dismissing the action.

As part of his discovery rights, Stich filed Request for Admissions that required all of the defendants to answer questions that would, if answered, have admitted the roles that they played in the various parts of the conspiracy to cover up for major criminal activities. Judge Reed protect the defendants from answering the discovery questions.

Shortly before Judge Reed dismissed the action, another consequence of the corruption and cover-ups occurred: Four groups of terrorists hijacked four airliners and killed nearly 3,000 people. It was obvious to Reed that the information that he was preventing from being reported had made possible the 9/11 attacks. He then rendered an order, without a hearing, dismissing the action, thereby protecting the enablers of 9/l1, and those that were not named as defendants in that lawsuit:

It is hereby ordered that motion to dismiss filed July 6, 2000, by defendants Federal Judges Milton Schwartz, Raul Ramirez, John Moulds, Marilyn Patel, Vaughn Walker, Robert Jones, and Edward Jellen, is granted.

The Federal Judges have absolute immunity. Judges are immune from damage actions for judicial acts taken within the jurisdiction of their courts. Moreover, judges are absolutely immune from a § 1983 or Bivens liability even when such acts are in excess of their jurisdiction and are alleged to have been done maliciously or corruptly. The acts complained of by plaintiffs were not in the clear absence of all jurisdiction or non judicial in nature. An act is judicial if it is a function normally performed by a judge and the parties dealt with the judge in his or her judicial capacity.

Stich filed a notice of appeal, paid the filing fees, and submitted the required filing papers. But Ninth Circuit court of appeal judges, who played major roles in the many years of judicial cover-ups, in a February 5, 2002 order, refused to allow the appeal to proceed.

They claimed that prior orders of district and appellate judges permanently denying Stich the right to court access, as available to everyone elseincluding murderers and terrorists−did not apply to Stich. That February 5, 2002, appellate court order was made after those judges had seen the catastrophic consequences of their earlier cover-ups, and disregarded the future consequences of their conduct.

As with every other attempt, and as with every other federal judge, the judge blocked the lawsuit from progressing. There were too many key people and groups in government now involved in the greatest series of terrorist attacks in the nation's history.

New York City Post-911
Judicial Cover-Ups

Self protection required federal judges to continue the cover-ups, ignoring the consequences that the long series of catastrophic events would be continued by their conduct. After 9/11, Stich filed a lawsuit under the federal crime reporting statute to report the corruption and the people whose documented misconduct played major roles in the conditions that enabled 19 terrorists to so easily hijack four airliners.

The lawsuits addressed the specific misconduct of the following:

District of Columbia
Parallel Post-9/11 Filing

Stich also attempted to report the corrupt activities related to the catastrophic events of 9/11 through filings in the U.S. district courts in the District of Columbia, where one of the hijacked airliners crashed. June 2002.

This lawsuit was dismissed by U.S. district judge Henry Kennedy, sua sponte, within a week of being filed, seeking support in a 1991 order by U.S. district judge Stanley Sporkin (former legal counsel for CIA) that permanently barred Stich from access to the federal courts.

That order permanently blocked Stich from reporting the criminal and subversive activities that he and his group of other federal agents discovered (including those that aided the success of the hijackers on September 11), and blocked Stich from exercising the federal defenses against the record-sitting civil and constitutional violations perpetrated by a coalition of CIA-front law firm and federal judges.

That unlawful and unconstitutional order by Sporkin (former CIA legal counsel) was upheld by the most powerful appellate court in the United States, the violations compounded by feloniously blocking the reporting of corrupt, criminal, and even subversive activities, some of which played major roles in the events of 9/11. Obviously, this is a serious matter of major national impact. But there is much more to this, as detailed in Stich's books and federal court filings.

Lawsuit Against Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court
 Based on Their Cover-Ups Of
Crimes Against the U.S.

Decades of complicity by Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court justified a lawsuit against the Justices based upon their repeated cover-up of criminal activities of people in key government positions and of their aiding and abetting of judicial attacks upon a former federal agent and whistleblower seeking to expose and halt the corruption. The Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court had repeatedly aided and abetted the criminal and subversive activities that Stich and his coalition of government agents sought to expose and correct.

Stich repeatedly notified Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court of the underlying corruption, and the obstruction of justice tactics of federal judges over whom they had supervisory responsibilities, and also the felony misuse of federal courts to retaliate against Stich for attempting to report the criminal activities and for exercising federal defenses against the massive civil and constitutional violations that were parallel efforts to obstruct justice.

Under federal criminal statutes, the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are implicated in many of the criminal activities. Under federal crime reporting statutes, and especially Title 18 U.S.C. Section 4, anyone knowing of a federal crime is himself or herself guilty of a crime if that person does not promptly report the crimes to a federal judge or other federal official.

The significance of the harm continuing to arise from the systemic corruption and cover-ups motivated former federal agent Rodney Stich to take unusual actions seeking to force attention to the issues. The harmful consequences affected national issues, individual Americans, deaths in preventable aviation disasters, and deaths in preventable terrorist attacks. Included in these effortsthat were blocked by the same federal judges blocking the reporting of the federal crimeswere the following:

Lawsuits Against Members of Congress on Basis
of Continuing Cover-Up Of Catastrophic Related
Corruption in Powerful Government Offices

Lawsuits Against Media Corporations on Basis
Of Their Cover-Ups of Criminal Misconduct
Of Powerful People in Federal Government

Lawsuit Against United Airlines to Report
Corrupt and Criminal Misconduct
Related to Series of Airline
Disasters and Deaths

Sampling of Related Files

Horrors Were Known to Judges
Blocking Corrective Actions

Many factors motivated former federal agent Rodney Stich to continue fighting the seemingly hopeless David vs. Goliath battle to halt the corruption and resulting tragedies. In the beginning, when the primary consequences were the steady stream of preventable and usually forewarned aviation disasters, the motivation included concern over the horrors experienced by people involved in the actual aviation disaster, and the lifetime of emotional and financial pain suffered by family members.

In two of the aviation disasters on programs for which Stich had direct and almost sole federal safety responsibility were survivable crashes at Salt Lake City and at Denver. In both crashes, everyone survived virtually unharmed, but then many burned to death due to the major safety problems, safety violations, and even criminal falsification of government required safety reports that falsely stated that important training and competency check requirements had been met.

Having one or two such brutal consequences occur in an area for which a government agents had a solemn duty to prevent was enough to start Stich on what turned out to be the impossible quest.

Sampling of prior major aviation disasters caused or enabled to occur by corruption were known to federal judges engaging in covering up and also retaliating against a witness to these federal crimes.

The "IF" Factor and 3,000 Deaths

Since so few American read books on these matters, they could not possibly understand the "butterfly" or ripple effects from the documented corruption that is also off their radar screen. If they were not so horribly illiterate about the serious conduct of the people in control of the government, they would recognize the "If" factor.

Three thousand people would not be dead on 9/11; the United States would not have become ensnared in two deadly wars through blatant lies that a non-illiterate public would have recognized that has already resulted in over a million deaths, injuries, and life-long crippling, and much more. None of this would have happened:

  • If the documented corruption of people in the government's aviation safety offices had for decades enabled to occur a long line of easily preventable airline disasters.

  • If federal judges did not repeatedly, criminally, block a former federal agent and his coalition from reporting these matters, combining their obstruction of justice with multiple criminal retaliation actions.

  • If a hoard of  lawyers and law firms had not been more interested in protecting the United States instead of profitably engaging in corrupt and criminal acts that they knew were subverting national interests and would continue to have catastrophic consequences.

  • If the corrupt culture of personnel in the U.S. Department of Justice did not exist, whose actions were subversive to the United States, and constituted a greater harm, and greater source of actual harm, to the American people than any external terrorist. In addition, to cover-up for murders perpetrated by a key FBI supervisor in the New York City offices, FBI-DOJ personnel withheld the most important information that the United States had ever received from a key al Qaeda operative, which enabled to occur nearly 4,000 deaths in the subsequent terrorist attacks.

After this section was printed, additional information was obtained. See the following links:

www.defraudingamerica.com/al_qaeda_index.html. Details in the books, Crimes of the FBI-DOJ, Mafia, and al Qaeda; and History of Aviation Disasters: 1950 to 9/11.

The Corruption-Enabled Events That Motivated The
Former Government Whistleblower

As a result of the widespread corruption in overt and covert government operations, the systemic cover-ups that treat high-level corruption as the "third-rail," and the retaliation against whistleblowers, great American tragedies have repeatedly occurred, and will continue to occur.

Sampling of Early Consequences





TWA Flight  800

U.S. Embassy Bombings

9/11 Easily-Preventable Multiple Hijackings


These few examples of the horrors associated with airline disasters enabled to occur by documented corruption withheld from the American people. The standard culture of cover-ups in the United States enabled the corruption, cover-ups, to mutate into different areas. In the aviation area, although the continuing series of airline disasters eventually came to a halt for other reasons, the culture continued, and enabled to occur a number of easily preventable airline disasters. The inbred culture created the conditions that enabled four groups of terrorists to easily hijack four airliners within a few hours of each other and kill nearly 3,000 people.

One of Over 200 Victims Choosing This Way to Die—
Made Possible by Many Enablers in United States

Consequences of Corruption, Cover-Ups, And
Retaliation Felonies Not Limited to Aviation

There were many other forms of victims from the systemic high-level corruption. These included for instance victims of the:

  • Department of Justice prosecutorial misconduct, people being falsely charges with crimes in order to improve the prosecutors' career.

  • The explosion of violent crime related to drug smuggling into the United States, in which CIA assets were major players.

  • Series of financial frauds appearing every few years, with the latest housing and financial implosions surfacing in 2008.

  • Seizure of assets from innocent people.

  • And many other forms.

These offenses are described in the books written by insiders.

Corruption of the Type Described at this site does not occur in a vacuum. High-level corruption in one area is simply one tentacle of a widespread culture of corruption. And the consequences of that corruption−and the endemic cover-ups−have consequences in other areas. The culture of corruption affects the people and the nation in many other ways, That includes the latest series of financial frauds that has occurred in the housing and financial sectors. Also, the effect of the endemic corruption and endemic cover-ups−major parts of the culture in the United States−that enablers successful terrorist attacks upon U.S. interests.

Harm to People Overseas From Culture Of
High-Level Corruption and Lies in the United States

In addition to the decades of harm resulting from the systemic corruption of key people and groups in the U.S. government, affecting aviation safety, financial, human rights, in the United States, there is the harm from outside sources brought about by the actions of U.S. politicians affecting people in other countries—such as the history of invading and killing foreigners—there are the successful "terrorist" attacks made possible by high-level corruption, and then there are the foreigners who are also victims from the same high-level corruption that adversely affects the American, but in a different form.

Remains of a girl—about the age of the 9-year-old Killed in Tucson in January 2011.

In criminal law, people are accomplices, and guilty, if they know of a criminal act and fail to report it to proper authorities and also to take efforts within their capability to halt their continuation. And there are endless numbers of accomplices that are complicit in these crimes and enablers of the consequences.

Suggestion to people outside the United States. Become familiar with the documented systemic corruption in the United States and show the outrage lacking of people in the United States, and:

  • Help expose the endemic corruption that seem to be acceptable to the American people, and maybe wake them up.

  • Help to protect yourselves against the decades of ham inflicted upon people of other countries by the actions of U.S. politicianssupported by much of the American public. Examples:

    • Serial lying by U.S. politicians to use as a pretense to invade Iraq and Afghanistan, killing tens of thousands of innocent people.

    • U.S. politicians shifting enabling blame from their own corrupt actions that encouraged and enabled four groups of terrorists to simultaneously hijack four airliners, and shift the blame to the people of Iraq and Afghanistanwith the help of a dumbed-down American public that is mostly too lazy to learn the truth.

Books by Inside Professionals Revealing the
History of Corruption Among U.S. Government
Personnel and the Various Forms of Tragic Consequences

Over a dozen highly detailed and documented books revealing a nation's leaders as riddled with corruption with a history of resulting tragedies. These are heavily details books written by granddaddy of corruption-exposing whistleblower Rodney Stich with input from an unprecedented number of key personnel involved in covert and overt activities. They provide the material for a peaceful "Arab Spring" outrage among courageous Americans. (These books are available in print and digital format at www.amazon.com; www.google.com; and other web sites. At each site, put "Rodney Stich" into the search box for a list of these books.







All of the books are available at amazon.com, in print and on digital formats, and at many other Internet sites. They bring together the various pieces of the puzzle to better understand the overall picture, and why the same conditions continue year after year. Information on the books by former government agent Rodney Stich.

Sampling of early books reviews.

Sampling of complimentary letters/faxes to author/activist Rodney Stich.

Commendation of the granddaddy of corruption reporting whistleblowers.

His background and credibility.

Bio on granddaddy of corruption exposing and corruption fighting whistleblowers.

These books are not-for-profit; they were first published when Stich had assets in the 1980s of about $10 million, and had no need for book profits. Department of Justice personnel and federal judges corruptly seized these assets that were "foolishly" being used to fund the exposure of the widespread corruption.

When a former key federal agent and his large group of other key people with direct knowledge in various government operations, with the background and credibility of Rodney Stich, provides such detailed information on corrupt actions by key officials in government, that had already resulted in such calamitous events, and cover-ups that insures a continuation of these matters, and there is total non-response, there has to be a matter of such grave implications in the governing structure of the United States that the matters are either being protected, possibly to protect the existing government oligarchy, or, the consequences are so horrendous that they are avoided like the "third rail."

Similarities Between German People Under Adolf Hitler
And American People Under Another Oppressive Government Oligarchy

A poem written by Martin Niemoller, relating to how Germans tolerate Adolf Hitler is especially suitable to most Americans today:


    First they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Communist.
    Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a trade unionist.
    Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak out for me.


                  Pastor Martin Niemöller


Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) first supported the rise of Adolf Hitler, and then upon learning the truth, and objecting, he was imprisoned. He wrote a poem about the state of denial of Germans about what Hitler was doing. Probably no better example could be shown than what has been done to the American people, in their name, while they ignored the outrages.


The first step is to become informed. And with the vast cover-ups, disinformation, and blatant lying by U.S. politicians, media personnel, and political pundits, this requires a little effort. In searching for information, don't be misled by wild conspiracy theories, and go where facts can be found, including courageous (and foolish) insiders who speak out in defense of the country.


Sadly, fewer people read such books (preferring trivia reading), rarely read newspapers (which is one small step to becoming informed). Therefore, the future is bleak, made possible by the corruption detailed here and in the books, the cover-ups, and the public's indifference to their responsibilities.

International Consequences from Consequences
Corrupt Conduct of U.S. Ruling Oligarchy

  • Millions of killed civilians in foreign countries and many more crippled and maimed from the serial lying rampant of U.S. politicians and their shills.

  • Over a hundred thousand dead Americans and triple that number of maimed and wounded GIs in wars started and continued, since the end of World War II, on the basis of serial lying by U.S.  politicians and lying by bureaucrats. These wars include the U.S. invasions of Korea; Vietnam; Cambodia, Laos; Grenada; Panama; Afghanistan; Iraq; Libya; Syria; and more to come.

  • Decades of undermining foreign governments, assassinating or attempting to assassinate foreign leaders, providing training used against the people of other countries, and much more.

  • Self-serving and other conduct by U.S. politicians that generated the greatest number of people in the world's history wanting to kill Americans, and virtually no thought given by the uninformed and sheep-like American public to the deadly consequences.

  • The killing, or murders, of people, including infants and children, using drones, in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, and elsewhere.

The consequences will, naturally, be experienced by Americans, our children, for generations to come.