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  • Alfred
    All: This follow-up information was provided courtesy of Marvin Woodworth (stealthagency). Thank you Marvin for taking the time to enlighten us all! Al ...
    Message 1 of 6 , Sep 5 8:28 PM
      All: This follow-up information was provided courtesy of Marvin
      Woodworth (stealthagency). Thank you Marvin for taking the time to
      enlighten us all! Al

      --- In infoguys-list@yahoogroups.com, Marvin Woodworth
      <stealthagency@...> wrote:
      >
      > With regards to the Program.
      > The following are questions and any with regards to
      > the rewards.
      > Q: Can you provide some information about the Rewards
      > for Justice Program?
      >
      > Answer:
      >
      > The goal of the Rewards for Justice Program is to
      > bring international terrorists to justice and prevent
      > acts of international terrorism against the United
      > States.
      >
      > Under the program, the Secretary of State may offer
      > rewards up to $25 million for information that
      > prevents, frustrates, or favorably resolves acts of
      > international terrorism against U.S. interests
      > worldwide, or leads to the arrest or conviction, in
      > any country, of terrorists responsible for such acts.
      >
      > The Program has been an effective tool in the fight
      > against international terrorism.
      >
      > Since the program's inception, the United States has
      > paid over $62 million to over 40 people who have
      > provided credible information that put terrorists
      > behind bars or prevented acts of international
      > terrorism worldwide.
      >
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      > Q: How effective is the program?
      >
      > Answer:
      >
      > The program saves lives. People have provided
      > information that has helped us prevent or favorably
      > resolve acts of international terrorism against U.S.
      > interests and put terrorists in prison, thereby saving
      > thousands of innocent lives.
      >
      > Q: Can you provide some details on specific rewards
      > payments?
      >
      > Answer:
      >
      > The largest payment to date was $30 million. A key
      > aspect of this program is that we ensure that
      > responses to our Rewards Campaigns are kept strictly
      > confidential.
      >
      > In order to ensure the safety of people who provide us
      > with information, we do not comment on specific
      > rewards payments or cases in which we have paid a
      > reward.
      >
      > However, the Rewards for Justice Program has been
      > enormously successful over the years. Our advertising
      > campaigns played an important part in the capture of
      > terrorist Ramzi Yousef.
      >
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      > Q: Can a person receive a reward for information on a
      > terrorist not on the most wanted list?
      >
      > Answer:
      >
      > Yes, if the terrorist has been involved in or was
      > planning an attack against U.S. persons and/or
      > property. In addition, a reward may be paid for the
      > identification or location of a key leader of a
      > terrorist organization. RFJ can also pay rewards for
      > information on a member of a drug cartel who is
      > trafficking drugs to help raise money to sustain or
      > support a terrorist organization or to finance acts of
      > international terrorism.
      >
      > Q: What if a source risks his/her life to provide
      > information on a terrorist and then he/she finds that
      > his/her life is in danger? Can the Rewards for Justice
      > Program provide protection?
      >
      > Answer:
      >
      > Yes, protection and relocation of a source and his/her
      > family are available if it is deemed necessary for
      > security reasons. Many rewards program participants
      > have been relocated in the past, but we cannot provide
      > details due to the assurance of strict
      > confidentiality. These matters are considered on a
      > case by case basis.
      >
      > Q: How can we be sure that you've actually paid
      > rewards if you won't give us specifics?
      >
      > Answer:
      >
      > We provide a classified report to Congress each time a
      > reward is paid under this program, but specific
      > rewards amounts have been made public. There have been
      > several public RFJ rewards ceremonies in the
      > Philippines, for example, and the record $30 million
      > reward amount for information leading to the location
      > of Uday and Qusay Hussein was also confirmed. Click
      > here for more information.
      >
      > Q: What about the reported $25 million in the
      > September 11 attacks?
      >
      > Answer:
      >
      > The Patriot Act of 2001 raised the reward amount to
      > $25 million in the September 11th attacks only.
      >
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      > Q: Is the money all government or some private?
      >
      > Answer:
      >
      > The money offered here comes from the U.S. Government.
      >
      > In cases involving U.S. civil aviation, the Air
      > Transport Association of America and the Airline
      > Pilots Association International have pledged up to $
      > 1 million each in funds to supplement rewards paid by
      > the U.S. Government.
      >
      > Q: Can you provide details on the Rewards for Justice
      > Fund?
      >
      > Answer:
      >
      > The Rewards for Justice Fund is a non-governmental,
      > non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization created
      > and administered by a group of private American
      > citizens.
      >
      > The group approached the State Department shortly
      > after the September 11 attacks, requesting approval to
      > raise money through donations from the general public
      > to support the Rewards for Justice Program.
      >
      > We reviewed this proposal and support the efforts of
      > the Rewards for Justice Fund.
      >
      > Additional questions should be directed to the Fund at
      > the website www.rewardsfund.org
      >
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      > Q: How is the size of a reward amount determined?
      >
      > Answer:
      >
      > The process for paying a reward:
      >
      > A person is nominated for a reward from a U.S.
      > investigating agency.
      >
      > An interagency committee chaired by the Department of
      > State evaluates the information provided and
      > determines if a reward should be paid.
      >
      > If the committee believes a reward should be paid, it
      > then sets an amount for payment.
      >
      > The committee determines the size of the reward
      > payment based on a number of factors, including the
      > value of the information provided, the risk faced by
      > the informant, and the degree of the informant's
      > cooperation in an investigation or trial.
      >
      > A recommendation for payment is made to the Secretary
      > of State.
      >
      > The Secretary then consults with the Attorney General.
      >
      > If both approve the reward, then a reward is paid.
      >
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      > Q: What agencies sit on the interagency committee?
      >
      > Answer:
      >
      > State Department (Chair)
      > National Security Council
      > Department Of Justice
      > FBI
      > CIA
      > Other Agencies, depending upon the particular case
      > (Note: For example, if the case involves civil
      > aviation, we would invite the FAA to participate.)
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      > Q: Are there any exclusionary provisions for
      > eligibility that would keep those certain people from
      > getting a reward? How about people with unsavory
      > backgrounds?
      >
      > Answer:
      >
      > Under the U.S. law that governs the program, federal,
      > state, and local government employees are not eligible
      > for a reward if they provide information while in the
      > performance of their official duties.
      >
      > While there are no other statutory exclusions for
      > rewards payments, we closely examine the backgrounds
      > of those individuals nominated for rewards payments.
      >
      > Q: By offering a reward, aren't you encouraging bounty
      > hunters?
      >
      > Answer:
      >
      > The Rewards for Justice Program offers rewards for
      > information.
      >
      > We discourage bounty hunters or other non-governmental
      > entities from pursuing the capture of terrorists.
      >
      > People with information should contact the FBI, the
      > nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate, or contact us at
      > Rewards for Justice, Washington D.C. 20522-0303, USA
      > or call 1-800-US-REWARDS, or RFJ@...
      >
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      >
      > Q: How do you advertise the rewards?
      >
      > Answer:
      >
      > We use posters, matchbooks, paid advertisements
      > (radio, newspapers), the Internet, and any other
      > avenue we feel is appropriate to assist in disrupting
      > terrorist activity and bringing a terrorist to
      > justice.
      >
      > Q: Has the Internet been an effective tool in this
      > program?
      >
      > Answer:
      >
      > The Internet has been a valuable tool in advertising
      > our reward offers.
      >
      > Through the Internet, we can reach millions of
      > subscribers in more than 150 countries, including
      > Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria, and
      > Sudan, the State Sponsors of international terrorism.
      >
      > By advertising our rewards over the internet, we seek
      > to get our message into State Sponsored countries
      > without censorship.
      >
      > Hope this answers some of the question.
      >
      > Marvin Woodworth
      > Investigation Services Inc.
      > Stealth Research Security Agency
      > mwoodworth@...
      > 602.721.8508
      >
      >
      >
      > --- "c.o" <lickermo@...> wrote:
      >
      > > Hi there Alfred
      > > thats intresting news.However i do have one
      > > question.Does the reward for Justice programme
      > > contract,authorise and /or actively assist
      > > independant entities to look up wanted persons.
      > > for instance,There is high suspicion of a Rwandan
      > > Kabga wanted for genocide crimes.Does the programme
      > > seek individual help in such cases?
      > > Regards
      > > Lydspi
      > > Nairobi
      > > Carol
      > >
      > > Alfred <alfrdsmith@...> wrote:
      > > The Rewards for Justice Program has
      > > paid more than $62 million for
      > > information that prevented international terrorist
      > > attacks or helped
      > > bring to justice those involved in prior acts.
      > >
      > > The following examples are based on real-life
      > > instances where rewards
      > > were paid. Details have been fictionalized to
      > > protect identities.
      > >
      > > After the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in
      > > New York, accused
      > > bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef fled the U.S. Leaflets
      > > and posters, even
      > > matchbooks, were distributed world-wide seeking
      > > this fugitive. Not
      > > long after, an informant offered a tip regarding
      > > Yousef's
      > > whereabouts. He was captured in Pakistan and is now
      > > in jail in the
      > > U.S. The informant received a reward for sharing
      > > this knowledge.
      > >
      > > Forty-eight hours before an airport bombing was set
      > > to occur, it was
      > > stopped by a brave young man who stepped forward
      > > with information.
      > > The terrorist had already assembled automatic
      > > weapons , grenades, and
      > > explosives. The young man received a significant
      > > reward and this
      > > family was relocated to a safe place. Hundreds of
      > > lives were saved.
      > >
      > > A young woman came forward with information
      > > regarding aircraft
      > > hijackers who brutally beat passengers. She stated
      > > that she "felt
      > > strongly about justice being done." The team leader
      > > of the hijackers
      > > was returned to the U.S. and is imprisoned on air
      > > piracy charges.
      > >
      > > A young woman, a student at a foreign university,
      > > witnessed the
      > > brutal assassination of a U.S. diplomat. Two
      > > attackers were placed in
      > > a foreign prison for life as a result of the
      > > information she
      > > provided. She received a reward.
      > >
      > > In addition to a cash reward, personal protection
      > > is available. You
      > > and your family may be relocated to a safe
      > > location, and have an
      > > opportunity to start a new life, pay for a home,
      > > and educate your
      > > children.
      > >
      > > Rewards work. Rewards do get paid. Thousands of
      > > people around the
      > > world are alive because of them.
      > >
      > > 1-800-US REWARDS
      > > 1-800-877-3927
      > >
      > > Rewards for Justice
      > > Washington, D.C.
      > > USA
      > > 20522-0303
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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