Before you read Stephen Fox's info and the article understand that the Calorie Control Council is one of the worst front groups, and committed a very heinous crime in saying aspartame was safe for pregnant women to use when they knew it was a lie and had been told for years it caused birth defects. We've known for three decades. Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., author of "Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills" on aspartame and MSG wrote this letter to the Miami Herald. http://www.wnho.net/mh_aspartame_letter.htm No one should ever forget his words when you think of the CCC: "This is the most serious breech of public trust in the history of this nation." His letter was distributed to the entire New Mexico legislature. He also said: "The promoters of aspartame use have been lying from the beginning and continue to use their money and political clout to cover up the real and present dangers of this toxic product."
G. D. Searle made a deal with the FDA to never allow the public to see the birth defect studies on aspartame which showed neural tube defects and cleft palate, etc. and is a major reason for the epidemic of autism. Dr. Woodrow Monte wrote the book "While Science Sleeps". Read the last chapter about autism: http://www.whilesciencesleeps.com/While%20Science%20Sleeps%20-%20Chapter%2012%20(ref).pdf
Dr. Monte was able to get four of the birth defect studies and I was able to get two more which took 8 years to find.
Dr. James Bowen said because of these birth defects by aspartame the manufacturers are guilty of genocide until Title 18 of the Federal genocide law: http://rense.com/general/asp.htm
In New Mexico Dr. Ken Stoller, pediatrician and I testified before the Senate. We put up with lobbyists, attorneys and front groups and then put up with most of the Senators sitting there in front of us sipping Diet Coke, probably addicted. Dr. Stoller said, "I don't think we're going to get anywhere with you drinking Diet Coke in front of us, but at least have mercy on the children". They didn't. Because this ban did not go through I cringe to think of how many babies born since that time are autistic or have other birth defects, ADD, ADHD, etc.
Now read on about this convicted lobbyist in a discussion by Stephen Fox, Mission Possible New Mexico.
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 06:45:14 -0700 (MST)
From: "Stephen Fox" firstname.lastname@example.org
Although the representation of Calorie Control Council was in 2006 when Dr. Martini came to New Mexico to try to convince the legislature to ban aspartame in New Mexico, this conviction derived from actions before 2006.
Dr. Betty Martini was visiting with legislators on the 4th floor of the Roundhouse/Capitol of New Mexico, when CCC lobbyist Kupfer tried to put his arm around her shoulder in a sort of "yuk it up with the opponent" gesture; she immediately dislodged it and told him it was the hand of Satan.
These lobbyists represented the industry front organization for the aspartame industry, and the bill and others after it were killed by their parliamentary strangulations, especially by those corporate lobbyists representing the most evil corporation on the Planet, Ajinomoto of Japan, the world's largest maker of both aspartame and another neurotoxic food additive, MSG. Such efforts have almost permanently silenced this New Mexico initiative on the legislative level, despite the valiant championship of the bills and Resolutions by far seeing New Mexico Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino (D-Albuquerque).
Stephen Fox, Mission Possible New Mexico
State consultants convicted of stealing $2.5M in federal voter-education funds
By Steve Terrell | The New Mexican
A Texas consultant and a former lobbyist hired by former New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron were convicted Thursday of stealing more than $2.5 million in federal money intended to help educate voters.
U.S. Attorney Ken Gonzales said a federal jury found Armando Gutierrez, 65, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Joe Kupfer, 49, of Rio Rancho guilty of multiple charges of conspiracy and theft of government property. The jury also convicted Gutierrez of obstruction of justice and money-laundering charges.
The jury reached its decision after deliberating for three hours following an eight-day trial in Albuquerque.
In a news release, the prosecutors office said, The evidence established Gutierrez and Kupfer conspired together to defraud the United States by stealing federal [Help America Vote Act] funds and converting the funds for their own use.
Gonzales said the two obtained federal money for work they didnt perform and services they didn't provide by submitting false invoices. He said Gutierrez and Kupfer also tried to obstruct an audit by the Election Assistance Commission and to conceal the funds that they had stolen.
The message behind the jury's guilty verdict is that those who do business with government agencies will be held to the same high standards as government officials, Gonzales said. When anyone, including public official and government contractors, abuses the publics trust in this way, they corrupt the system and erode the publics confidence in their government.
A former Albuquerque resident, Gutierrez produced Spanish-language ads for former President Bill Clinton's 1996 campaign and Al Gores 2000 presidential race. He also worked on Gov. Bill Richardson's 2002 gubernatorial campaign.
After Vigil-Giron hired Gutierrez, he received more than $6 million in federal election money from 2004 to 2006. But prosecutors contended he could not account for more than $2.5 million of work under his contracts.
Gutierrez paid Kupfers company $746,375, the government said, but never produced any documentation for hiring Kupfer.
Last year, a federal jury found Kupfer and his wife, Daisy Kupfer, guilty of three counts of tax evasion related to money Gutierrez paid them.
A state court in November dismissed criminal charges against Vigil-Giron, ruling that delays in her case violated her right to a speedy trial. She, Gutierrez and the Kupfers originally were indicted in state court in 2009. Lawyers were successful in removing the state Attorney Generals Office from the case. Defense attorneys argued that the attorney general had a conflict of interest because his office also represents the Office of the Secretary of State. They also noted that Daisy Kupfer once worked for the Attorney Generals Office, which they said was a conflict.
The U.S. attorney filed charges against Gutierrez and the Kupfers in 2011 as the oft-delayed attorney generals case was trudging through the state court system. In his news release, Gonzales thanked the Attorney Generals Office for initiating the case.
Sentencing hearings, at which Gutierrez and Joe Kupfer face prison terms and potential fines on multiple convictions, have not yet been scheduled. Daisy Kupfer is scheduled to be sentenced March 25.