When we reported on Craig “Sawman” Sawyer’s charity Vets4ChildRescue’s 2018 IRS Form 990, we gave him the benefit of the doubt that he really was going to release a documentary. Well, he’s come through. Contraland is finally available…on YouTube, not Netflix.
At the time of writing, the video has been out for 3 days and has 13,806 views and Veterans For Child Rescue’s YouTube channel has 724 subscribers.
We estimate V4CR has raised about $2 million so far around their mission to create this documentary, which must make it one of the most expensive YouTube videos ever made. It appears there is not a great relationship between NASCAR sponsorship and YouTube subs.
By contrast, the documentary Out of Shadows has been out for about a month and has received more than 12 million views just on their official channel.
The Out of Shadows movie has also been viciously attacked by LARPer Jason Goodman, who accused one of the producers, his former frequent guest Kevin Shipp, of buying fake subscriptions. Goodman has had Craig Sawyer on his show several times; will he now promote this movie, as a rival to Shipp’s?
Although I still have my doubts about Craig Sawyer, I commend him for doing the right thing and releasing his documentary for free. Let’s hope it has some positive benefit in stopping the scourge of child sex trafficking. So far they’ve only helped bust a few low-level pedos.
(h/t Cathy Fox for giving me the heads up on this release).
He claims to be conducting covert Tier One operations in the U.S. He also claims to be battling against evil and therefore anyone who questions him in any way is evil, a troll, must be blocked and denounced. Yes, one of those.
When I first heard of Sawyer’s new mission to team up with his Navy SEAL and CIA buddies to stop child trafficking, I was initially supportive.
It seemed like this was happening in the wake of all the awareness brought by the leaks of John Podesta and Hillary Clinton’s emails. Since then we’ve had 201263 men brought down by the #MeToo movement, Harvey Weinstein, Backpage, George Pell, NXIVM, dozens of Disney pedo employees, and all the bombshell new Jeffrey Epstein revelations. Pedo networks have been taken down all over the world. Perhaps people may have wondered if #PizzaGate was real at the time of the 2016 election; there can be no doubt any more.
Awareness is one thing; but how do we stop this industry of human trafficking? Is it Ivanka Trump? Sawman? Titus Frost (who I’m watching as I write this)?
What can we do, if we are concerned? Donate money to those who are fighting it. So far, so good…
Given how utterly corrupt this underworld is, and the involvement of private security contractors and government officials and intelligence agencies…well, these things make me get kind of suspicious. It’s not exactly the first thing that would be on my list of what charity to donate to: one doing Tier One covert operations with TOP SECRET clearances whose founder had previously provided close protection security for Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and John Negroponte. That’s who’s gonna stop child trafficking in Arizona?
As time passed, I saw less and less activity from Sawyer’s organization – while he seemed to be spending an enormous amount of time on self-promotion. I grew disillusioned, and asked him about it on Twitter:
I take back what I said then about the Honeybee, because she seems to have done the same thing as Sawyer – raised money from concerned citizens to make “Kids, Inc” a documentary exposing the horrors of the child sex trafficking industry, then years later there is still no sign of any documentary.
I note Sawyer’s immediate response to being questioned about where the money was going was that the FBI should “take a closer look” at me, and accusing me of being a pedophile and a rapist. I support good veterans protecting children from pedophiles, but also I believe that our government and legal system needs to be doing that.
If you say “that’s not good enough, we need vigilantes to get involved”…well, if that is indeed the case then they should be delivering justice: not lining their pockets in the name of charity. Child abuse is a sensitive issue, and one you can press peoples’ buttons on. Is this charity really one that is addressing this terrible social issue?
Is it evil to question how public donations to a famous person are being spent? Or why a movie to “make people aware of what’s happening” is taking so long to produce? If everything is above board then why should it matter if potential donors want to assess the operational performance of the organization?
V4CR is forced by law to file the returns of their tax exempt corporation publicly. This gives us a great insight into what is really going on. Was I correct – that nothing was done to stop child sex trafficking and Sawyer had been spending most of his time swelling the coffers of his corporation?
Let’s take a look.
It has now been two and a half years since Sawyer founded the organization. In the official narrative this was as a result of his daughter being sexually assaulted in 2017. There is no indication that her assailant was involved in child sex trafficking, but he was recently convicted on 7 charges: 1 count of aggravated kidnapping, one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and 5 counts of sexual assault.
Sawyer is furious that the judge went “soft” on him by only sentencing him 52 years instead of 238:
Sawyer has now taken down the page on his web site that said they actually began filming their documentary in 2015.
We won’t know what happened in 2019 until about this time next year. One thing we do know: at the time of writing, there is still no documentary.
Sawyer promoted to his audience in August 2018 that his “Contraland” film was going to be screening on NetFlix. It is now almost a year since that whole situation blew up. As far as I know the production company has not been charged with any crime, despite Sawyer’s claims at the time that “this was now a criminal matter”.
Sawyer provided an update on Contraland last week on Doug Hagmann. He said he now has completed the documentary and they are just looking for distribution. We will give him the benefit of the doubt that this is true. He also claims that the production company manager is about to get convicted, and they have retrieved all of the original Contraland footage that was stolen. The music composer is spending 5 weeks on the music score, Sawyer hopes to have the movie out by November 2019.
The 2018 V4CR report claims that 9 pedophiles were arrested as a result of sting operations. While this is great, none of them were child sex traffickers. As far as I can tell, no children were rescued. Sawyer’s own (adult) daughter participated in some of the operations. A runaway was taken in by the couple who worked with Sawyer organizing the sting operations.
In 2018 and 2019 we have seen active participation from V4CR at NASCAR events. A lot of fun for the team, I’m sure.
The company spent $36,378 on advertising and promotion. Billboards? Sponsoring race cars? That’s what is visible.
Their nationwide volunteer team performed 35 public outreach events. Is each NASCAR appearance included in this count? Just wondering…
Meanwhile how many children are imprisoned and being smuggled? How many rape trees are still out there?
For more on the “Rape Trees” episode see #govLARP.
Sawyer made 50 media appearances – about 1 a week, for $1.2 million. Nice work if you can get it. I know many YouTubers who are doing interviews every single day and would be delighted to get 1/100th of that for their troubles.
The arrestees in V4CR stings have been pedophile johns, responding to ads on the Internet; not traffickers, politicians or high-level elites.
Sawyer claims 14 arrests total, plus his daughter’s attacker. That is $85,000 per pedo arrested. Far more children could be rescued from sex trafficking just by spending $1.2 million buying them from the traffickers.
Veterans for Child Rescue was founded specifically to help bring an end to child trafficking. 2 and a half years in, it’s hard to point to anything they have done that actually advanced that mission. Busting pedos will not stop child trafficking, or rescue children who are the victims of it. Maybe a movie will wake people up, make them say “no more child sex trafficking”. But is there really anyone out there condoning it right now? I would think most people would be horrified by the thought of it. Perhaps I’m out of touch with modern values.
The Combined column gives the best picture of what has been going on.
In 2018, almost 33 cents out of each dollar people gave Vets4ChildRescue went back out to the Sawyers. The costs of the sting operations seem to be paid by the local law enforcement that conducts them. If travel is required, V4CR has a nice budget for that.
Another 10 cents out of each dollar ended up just sitting there in the organization’s bank account, unspent surplus.
52 cents in each dollar has gone to making a documentary. Stay tuned…coming soon. I hope it’s great. So far I just see great marketing.
They misplaced a couple of bank accounts with about $10,000 in them on last years’ tax return:
This may account for a discrepancy we found in the 2017 returns, where Alex Jones said he had donated $100,000 but was only recorded in the books for $90,000.
The budget for vaccines is higher than the budget for surveillance. Maybe these guys already have all the surveillance gear they need to stop child sex trafficking.
As well as paying himself a salary, and whoever and whatever “contract labor” and “other professional fees” represent, Sawyer draws from the company indirectly by charging them for “security” services. We previously presented multiple pieces of evidence indicating that Sawyer charged the movie production company for these services also.
How much protection did these former Navy SEALs really need from 9 pedophiles to do these “stings”? Could they not bring one of their handguns for free? Arizona is a “Constitutional Carry” state, which means you do not even need a permit to carry a concealed firearm if you are over 21. This should not matter anyway, since Sawyer’s team are filming law enforcement who are the ones actually arresting the predators in these sting operations.
Is this protection, or a racket?
It will be interesting see what happens to these accounts in the future when Contraland comes out. Will the distribution revenues and related expenses pass through this organization, or another one?
A massive amount of money was taken from the donations and given to the production company, about $620,000 or 52%. It is hard to see how they could be charged for theft when Sawyer was paying them and now has the footage. Seems more like a civil matter. I’m still not sure if Sawyer plans to release a movie or a TV series, but either way, it doesn’t sound like an outrageous budget. I will reserve further judgement until I see the final product.
In the past week SRA survivor and advocate Fiona Barnett has become a victim once again: this time of a nasty smear campaign, a 115 page “dossier” which was long on allegations and light on verifiable evidence. In fact the only two real pieces of evidence in the document were debunked by the Internet in less than 24 hours.
Some of Fiona’s enemies seized on this document to call on their followers to gang up and attack her.
Even bots were brought in on the attack.
Debunking of the “facts” contained in the dossier with actual truth did not slow these people down one bit. Think about that – They are attacking a child abuse survivor, who has testified to a Royal Commission, and whose complaints have later been borne out with arrests. When They find out that their attacks are based on complete falsehoods, They just shrug and continue the attacks.
You can see how hard They make it for survivors of ritualized sexual abuse to come forward. Those attacking Fiona are using methods and resources of intelligence agencies, and some of them openly brag about their connections to such. They extract money from the community on false pretenses, while viciously attacking challengers who don’t ask for money.
Just like Hillary and the FBI’s “pee pee dossier” designed to smear Trump with #FakeNews, this “Fi Fi Dossier” became widely retweeted by people proclaiming it to be “truth”. How many of them read all 115 pages, I don’t know – but I did, and I was one of the few who came to her defense on Twitter:
Who Will Rid Me Of This Turbulent Priest?
I’m informed that Eliahi’s real first name is actually Peter.
These two LARPers seem to still be in cahoots, with Defango releasing a video today praising his “bro” and “friend” for his “legendary” cyber-attack which shut down the Australian parliament.
I had a bit of a Twitter run-in with Eliahi Priest when he posted photos of what he claimed was highly enriched Uranium-235 which he had in his possession and threatened to use geopolitically. His account was deleted so you can’t see the rest of the discussion, but I’ve been able to retrieve a couple of tweets from the cache.
In his InsigniaGate debut video he talks about Templars, Baphomet, aliens, and ayahuasca.
I was one of about 50 people whom Fiona followed back on her Twitter account. My last DM exchange with her was on the day she took her account down, discussing Priest’s involvement with conflict diamonds and Isaac Kappy outstaying his welcome and behaving inappropriately around Fiona’s children. I told her that I had seen a few of Kappy’s Periscopes where he stated “Kappy is a psyop”.
Fiona’s ally Steve reported Eliahi Priest to the authorities; the response suggests he may have been working with them already.
Is this dodgy dossier operation a jilted LARPers’ retaliation? Or part of a more sinister #govLARP?
Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison ( twitter @ScottMorrisonMP ) has given a groundbreaking national apology to victims of child abuse.
Not only did it break new ground in terms of a national apology for Australia to victims of child sexual abuse but the Prime Minister also acknowledges and apologises for ritual abuse, probably a worldwide first.
The ritual abuse acknowledgement is a huge step forward for all those ritually abused, the apology another step forward.
Fiona Barnett called for Scott Morrison to acknowledge ritual abuse victims.
Surprisingly Scott Morrison obliged with these words
“The crimes of Ritual Sexual Abuse happened in schools, churches, youth groups, scout troups, orphanages, foster homes, sporting clubs, group homes, charities and in family homes”
Why does Craig Sawyer say he has maintained a TOP SECRET clearance and is running covert Tier One operations? Why haven’t they arrested a single sex trafficker, or released any documentary footage? Jenny Moore was found dead 3 days after calling him out on Twitter https://www.bitchute.com/video/7MEYS5UW3IgZ/BitChute
No kids rescued. No child traffickers arrested. No documentary. $100,000 from Alex Jones and at least half a million from the public. Evidence that money is being syphoned (embezzled?) from both the charity and the film production company. Why are people on this forum not concerned by that, but deeply concerned that the Barnett family owned a house with a piano in it?
In the Voat discussion, moderator Vindicator complained that the images of checks presented as evidence that CRS Security was pulling $7,000 per month back from the movie production company were too low-res to read.
I have obtained higher resolution versions of these. [PDF]
We just did a Form 990 analysis for Burning Man in 2017, so it’s interesting to compare it to this one. Burning Man has a lot of activity during the year; if V4CR does, it’s not reflected in the accounts. It seems more of a shell company. About 53% of the total funds raised flowed through to the documentary, overall 66% was used for expenses and about 34% was left sitting in the bank account at the end of the year. So even after filming the now “stolen” documentary, extracting Sawyers’ management and security fees, paying for travel and advertising, the whole enterprise generated a hefty $187,120 cash – in its first 8 months. Tax free.
$0 of that went out as grants to help victims of child sex trafficking; perhaps the 2018 return will paint a different picture.
About 10% of the total expenses were for “CRS Security”. Craig Randall Sawyer. It works out to about $4,000 every month.
The checks posted in the PDF above indicate that “CRS Security” was providing security services for $7,000 each month to the documentary production company Dream Arc productions, as well as to the V4CR shell. He managed to extract $11,000 in total every month to himself, in addition to piling up $182,000 in the bank in 9 months.
Alex Jones put $90,000 in, but had to be declared as a disqualified person. Why is that?
A previously discussed donation from InfoWars for $10k that was frozen by YouCaring was not declared in this return.
There’s also no mention of at least $38,000 that was raised on GunFundMe when YouCaring was shut down.
Maybe that is counted as part of revenues, not donations. I was surprised not to see it listed under Schedule B Part 1, Contributors. Any way you look at it, the Sawyers have been pulling a lot of money into their operation. $290,000 in 9 months went to make a documentary, we have to take their word on that though because almost 2 years into this thing now and we have yet to see any footage, let alone a finished Contraland movie. 9 x 11 + the management fees of 4k works out to $103,000 in 9 months out into Sawyer’s pocket, $182,720 cash in the bank account and $293,000 invested in documentary production.
He sure puts the other hard-working content creators he describes as “scummy” and “demonic” to shame in their efforts to make ends meet from doing what they love.
The IRS Form 990 (which I posted a link to) shows $4,000 taken out of the charity every month to “CRS Security”. Sawyer’s full name is Craig Randall Sawyer. This is not a smear: it is in their 990 return. The organization has no employees, it pays for travel and marketing. When the 2018 form is published, we will learn if the Nascar sponsorship is part of that.
I have no opinion on the legality of collecting funds from all states with Federal registration but not individual state registration. I note that Jason Goodman has accused Robert David Steele of fraud for this very thing, and has had Sawyer on his show multiple times. This shows Goodman is a hypocrite, but does not in my opinion prove in itself that Sawyer or Steele are criminals.
Fiona produced multiple months’ worth of cashed checks for $7,000 per month to the same company, CRS, from the movie production company. He takes donations directly into the charity, and syphons that out into the security consulting company. Then he pays the video production company to “make a documentary” that is “going to be on Netflix”. We see no documentary on Netflix, but we see multiple months of checks for $7,000 per month from the production company to “CRS Security”. The checks are stamped as having been cashed. Whether or not this is legal in Arizona, it is unquestionably unethical, deceptive, and self-serving.
You say “do you actually think that should happen for free”. Well this is either something to make money for Craig Sawyer, or something to stop child sex trafficking. Hey, it can even be both – but don’t try to pretend it isn’t, especially when the IRS has granted you tax-exempt status.
Fiona is being accused of all those things, but this “dossier” which reminds me of the Trump “pee pee” dossier which we now know was created by the intelligence community, doesn’t show any evidence. Months of cashed checks and the IRS Form are ACTUAL EVIDENCE of what Sawyer is doing.
Sawyer says the documentary makers “stole the footage” and are being prosecuted but it is 3 months now, nobody has been arrested. What is the prosecution? Others say that he didn’t want to pay the producer to complete the movie.
Sawyer promoted the movie “Contraland” with the Netflix logo. It was never signed to Netflix.
These people are frauds, but worse than that, frauds with TOP SECRET clearances.
I’m sorry but your understanding is not correct. Lore Hoyt worked for V4CR, and was the person who went on the stings and arrested the pedophiles. She is a licensed private investigator and has worked on this sort of stuff for many years, including on previous shows using this format eg To Catch a Predator. She is an important source because she actually worked inside the organization, she is the one who got the pedophiles arrested in conjunction with Law Enforcement Officers. Both Craig and Tressa Sawyer confided in her about Aspen’s behavior.
I linked to Lorelei’s twitter, she has posted a huge amount of evidence here, perhaps someone else would like to go through it and collate it for those who can’t be bother scrolling through themselves. She basically started sharing the truth when she left the organization after Jen Moore’s death. Read her Twitter and let her explain who she is and what she did in her own words, there’s no need for me to try to speak for her.
The military are not allowed to operate domestically, under a rule named Posse Comitatus that dates back to the days of Julius Caesar. The CIA are not either. So if he is running Tier One operations domestically, that should be of great concern to everyone.
He served as a mercenary, ask around of people in the military if they consider that type of work to be noble and honorable.
It is a fact that Jen Moore questioned Sawyer’s involvement in 9/11 immediately before her death. Read her twiiter or watch the #govLARP videoYouTube. This also goes into Robyn Gritz’s strange connections to 9/11.
An interesting technique of sophistry, you are trying to put words in my mouth. However, the connection between what Jen Moore was researching and what’s been going on in Arizona is significant.
I am not implying that Sawyer killed Moore – though I’m curious to know where he was that night and if anyone was with him – but the whole Arizona Mafia, NXIVM, and Mexico connection needs to be looked at seriously by any researchers in this space. That’s exactly what Jen Moore was doing, she was on a massive tweet storm in the days leading up to her sudden death. Marcus Conte obtained the autopsy report and she was covered in bruises. George Webb’s behavior was extremely strange the day after her death. If you believe anything Webb says he is heavily connected to intelligence agencies.
Fiona has given sworn testimony under oath to a Royal Commission. Sawyer has used the Netflix logo to promote a documentary that was not even made, let alone scheduled by Netflix. Let him produce some evidence. They say they have rescued 1000 children, prove it.
For some reason, Aspen’s advice doesn’t apply to survivors who question her family’s operation. Fiona has never asked for a cent, meanwhile the Sawyers are raking in millions. Tax free. What has the money been used for? Where’s the documentary? Where’s the sex trafficking busts? How many children were actually rescued? These all seem fairly reasonable questions, but anyone asking gets blocked, slandered, doxxed, and gang-stalked. Just watch what they say about me for posting this, and you will see what I mean. It’s predictable, like it’s coming from the #govLARP playbook.
All in the name of charity?
[Update Feb 13, 2019 2pm]
These are some of the last messages Fiona Barnett ever had with Isaac Kappy. Kappy was trying to bring Eliahi Priest into her home.
Eliahi Priest also had some less than diplomatic things to say to Fiona:
[Update 4 March 2019]
When Fiona took down her Twitter account, I lost my DM logs with her. Today I found copies of her messages in my email.
Eliahi Priest recently claimed responsibility for hacking the Australian Government with a phishing cyberattack, and was surprised when he was detained by the Australian Federal Police. This is not the first time ELARPhi has claimed the government abducted him without a warrant.