This year seems a bit strange to me. For the first time in several years nothing major was going on. No Ketchum Project, No Sierra Shooting style news, the Sykes project is pretty much finished. Kind of sitting here twiddling my thumbs waiting for the “next big thing.”
Nonetheless the field team and I did stretch our legs a bit this year however, although nothing at all to report we had a wonderful time and getting out there with one of our Western NY folks Mike!
We have gotten a trickle of sightings reports coming in, and we are actively investigating this long term situation. We visited the property and are extremely excited at the prospect of obtaining some evidence.
We are now looking for guests for Squatchdetective Radio as we go to a whole new user friendly format.
We will no longer be a live format show, unfortunately because of schedules and finding a network host that could work for us. We just couldn’t make a live show work since our hiatus, so we’ve gone to this more polished format.
We may however once a month or so do a Google Hangout Free for all… Be kind of cool to see who just may show up!
Chris Bennett and I look forward to getting on with getting on!! If anyone is interested on being a guest, just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal Beagle… On to the BS D’jour!
On Thursday, May 14th, 2015 I received a “nasty-gram” in my email from Biscardi attorney and Biscardi business partner, Dennis Kazubowski.
It started with this wonderful quip…
“On March 25, 2008, you signed a Limited Association Agreement with Searching for Bigfoot Inc. which is attached to this letter. According to the document you signed, you agreed to hold in confidence any information gathered and further agreed not to disclose or reveal to any person or entity any information discovered under the agreement without the express prior written consent of the other parties.”
-Letter to Steve Kulls from Biscardi attorney, Dennis Kazubowski 5/14/15
Well I did sign a Limited Association Agreement for a single expedition on March 25, 2008 which would serve as my last outing as a contractor with Biscardi.
I find it a bit odd that an attorney would list this as the first salvo in an attempt to have me remove my Blog and Hall of Shame pages on Biscardi and his activities.
Because this is what the confidentiality agreement ACTUALLY said…
“The parties to this agreement agree to HOLD IN CONFIDENCE any information gathered from this expedition and further not to disclose or reveal any person or entity or any information disclosed under this agreement…”
He kind of left out the whole, “from this expedition,” part. Since I revealed nothing about my last expedition with SFBI part on my Website or Blog… that’s out.
The confidentiality clause was part of a LIMITED agreement, clearly defined and stated within the agreement.
As far as the Hall of Shame Page, my book “Fifty Large,” both California, and New York have a ONE year statute of limitation on defamation claims. Nevada, the State in which Biscardi’s enterprises have filed there incorporations has a two year statute. Since the Hall of Shame Page came out in 2010 and Fifty Large in 2011, they’re out as fair game for any consideration for defamation.
As far as libel, defamation, what have I said that was not backed up by fact?
That Biscardi was involved in the 2008 hoax? The other two hoaxers implicated him.
It was his words and actions and statements (everyone remember “touched it, felt it, smelled it, on Fox News?”) put his responsibility in question.
Why didn’t he sue Dyer and Whitton? In “Not Typical Bigfoot Movie,” Biscardi stated he would sue anyone that would hoax him?
Another element in a defamation case is a falsity with malice or malicious intent. The latest blog I had posted simple facts and what a cited source had told me.
Biscardi claiming to see a video of your truly riding ATV’s with two hoaxers, as proof I had set him up, when no such video exists because it never happened; THAT is defamation.
Reporting facts, citing sourced information and analysis of such facts is NOT defamation or libel.
Editorial license, is also not defamation nor libel when there is evidence and actions to bring up reasonable questioning. Even parody when it pertains to public figures, (which Biscardi is rest assuredly) as long it does not blur the lines of truth.
It is a fact that Biscardi set up a foreign company with a man under indictment who subsequently plead guilty, for a Ponzi Scheme,who was the former CFO for Searching for Bigfoot.
David A. Nilsen (Source: Monterey County Weekly.com)
In fact the Monterey County Weekly called Nilsen, “Monterey’s Madoff.” In reference to convicted Ponzi schemer, Bernie Madoff.
Nilsen was indicted on September 8th, 2009 and the indictment was unsealed on September 10th, 2009 after he had surrendered to authorities in San Jose. Nilsen subsequently pled guilty in a plea bargain in Oct. 24th, 2011 and received a sentence of 97 months, in 2012. (Source: FBI.gov)
Very clear from the Nevada Department of State, this Foreign Corporation headed by Nilsen and Biscardi, was clearly after Nilsen’s indictment (June 8th, 2010). It’s status was revoked, however I am unclear of the reasoning behind the revocation, and it could have been something as simple as a missed filing.
File date: June 8th, 2010, some 9 months after Nilsen’s indictment. (Source: Nevada Dept. of State)
Over 250 pages of police reports, public records and an SFBI Business Plan given to me from Rick Dyer which he had gotten from Biscardi. (Source: Steve Kulls)
My personal opinion of Biscardi, is irrelevant, I do not go on this blog, my sites or other Podcasts and speak untruth without the evidence to back such up about anyone.
And I am not bullied so easily, especially when I lined my ducks up carefully. That’s my profession. My suggestion; “Don’t poke this bear.”
On the road again…
What a year it has been so far! I didn’t get the chance to get out to Salt Fork this year due to work commitments but did do the yearly Cabela’s Rare Strange and Unusual Sightings Weekend in March.
This year I am happy to add two more dates to the speaking line up:
August 21st – 23rd, 2015: Carnival of Parahorror
495 Paderewski Drive
Buffalo, NY 14212
September 11th – 13th, 2015 Scarefest 8
Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, Ky
Hopefully I will see some of you there! Stay tuned for more dates!
Till Next Time,