| Craig Spence |
(lobbyist, journalist, blackmailer?, Franklin child prostitution ring/Premature death, deep state functionary)
|Died||November 10, 1989 (Age 48)|
|Alma mater||Syracuse University|
|Victim of||premature death|
A lobbyist implicated in the Franklin child prostitution ring
In 2012, Charles Young described Spence as "surely one of the oddest figures in the history of American politics. Once a correspondent for ABC in Vietnam, Spence subsequently made a living blackmailing rightwing politicians in Japan. In Washington, he had a large house that he used for parties. The house was bugged from floor to ceiling, and he often seemed to be in possession of information he could have learned only from the bugs. He bragged about his CIA connections."
The New York Times reported that "Mr. Spence arranged at least four midnight tours of the White House, including one on June 29, 1988, on which he took with him a 15-year-old boy whom he falsely identified as his son."
“In November 1989, Craig Spence’s body was found in a room at Boston’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Next to it, on the bed, was a newspaper clipping about then-CIA Director William Webster attempting to protect CIA agents summoned to testify before government bodies. The Washington Post reported that Spence had been subpoenaed by the grand jury investigating Vinson. His death was ruled a suicide.”
Nick Bryant (2008-01-01)