Special Agent Gregory A. Coleman and Wolf
Give me a minute! Hold on! Let me explain ten possible reasons that will change your perception of Hollywood. You can learn the truth. They say if we do not learn from the past we are destined to repeat it.
J. Edgar Hoover had Congress pass Law 670 to enable the Director of the FBI to control Hollywood. It was done to ensure useful propaganda enshrining the FBI, G men, as crime fighters.
The Wolf of Wall Street featured an unknown Special Agent Gregory A. Coleman, who now runs Coleman Worldwide Consultants and spends his retirement speaking about an inconsequential boiler room boy who wrote a mediocre book. After Egor Chernov case the script was rewritten and Martin Scorsese made it into an embellished blockbuster movie.
In 1995 - Jordan Belfort's firm Stratton Oakmont was shut down by the authorities.
In 1999, Belfort pleaded guilty to securities fraud and money laundering.
In 2003, he was sentenced to four years in prison, but only served 22 months.
In 2006, Special Agent Gregory Coleman contacted Charlie Flynn for the first time.
In 2007, Special Agent Gregory Coleman swore an affidavit in the prosecution of Egor Chernov allegeding it was inextricably intertwined with the murder of Rex Judd.
In 2008, Belfort published his first memoir, The Wolf of Wall Street. The following year, he released Catching the Wolf of Wall Street. Neither book was a commercial success.
In June 2008, SA Coleman met with Charlie Flynn in New York and promised further charges were coming against Chernov.
In September 2008, SA Coleman was transferred to a new squad.
In 2009, Egor Chernov was sentenced to fifty-one months in jail for passport fraud. SA Coleman kept promising further charges would be laid. He advised Flynn against talking to the press.
In 2009, Paul Combs, the number one cooperating witness on the conspiracy to murder Rex Judd was sentenced to forty-eight months in jail. Therefore, he was unable and unwilling to testify against Egor Chernov.
In January 2010, Paul Combs was released from prison.
In June 2010, Paul Combs alledgedly committed suicide.
In June 2010, SA Coleman promised Charlie Flynn in spite of Combs death, further charges were coming against Chernov.
In June 2011, Gregory Coleman charged Egor Chernov with using a contraband phone. If convicted it would result in one year in prison. In fact, Chernov plead guilty and paid $100,000 fine in cash to the court.
In June 2011, SA Gregory Coleman was intent upon securing a conviction against Chernov. He kept trying to prevent his release from prison, infuriating the Justice Department in our opinion.
In 2012, SA Coleman told Charlie Flynn they were making a movie about him. It was to be based upon a failed book, The Wolf of Wall Street.
In 2013, Special Agent Gregory Coleman was named in retaliation by Putin over the Magnitsky List. It was specified it was due to his persistent prosecution of Chernov. U.S. Attorney were not placed on the list, who were actually responsible for indicting Chernov.
In 2013, after years of delay the Wolf of Wall Street was made into major motion picture.
In January 2015, SA Coleman retired. He immediately set-up Coleman Worldwide Consultants - courtesy of the Wolf of Wall Street fame.
Below is a report almost verbatim from David Robb a former labor, legal and investigative reporter at The Hollywood Reporter and Daily Variety. This series is a follow-up to his 2004 book “Operation Hollywood: How the Pentagon Shapes and Censors the Movies.” Michael Ravnitzky provided research for this series.
1. HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Today) 2/27/08 — The Secret Files of “The FBI,” Part 1: J. Edgar Hoover in Hollywood is the dramatic story of how Hoover, already famously obsessive, was even more so in the control of the TV show “The FBI” and other aspects of Hollywood to fashion the FBI legend and his own legacy.
2. A scene they was being shot one day in the TV series’ aobut the FBI. At the beginning of each episode straight-arrow FBI Inspector Lewis Erskine, (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) would walk into his boss’ office to get his next assignment. But instead of getting his orders and marching out of the office as usual, this time Zimbalist flopped down in a chair, propped his feet up on his boss’ desk, lit a cigar and pulled a half-pint of whiskey from his coat pocket.“To hell with it,” Zimbalist said, still in character as Erskine and taking a long swig of whisky. “I’m not doing any more work today.”DeLoach, looking on from behind the cameras, was horrified. And without a moment’s hesitation, he bounded onto the stage, waving his arms. “What the hell’s going on here?” he yelled, stopping the filming. “This is not in accordance with our agreement!”
3. Indeed, this scene wasn’t in the script that had been approved by the FBI – as all the show’s scripts were. It was a gag that had been arranged by the show’s director, and all the cast and crew were in on it. And after a long moment of silence, with DeLoach standing there with a dumbfounded look on his face, the entire set burst into gales of laughter.“Everybody broke into laughter,” Zimbalist said in an interview for this story, “and of course, Deke did too…eventually.”“They played a joke on me,” DeLoach recalled, chuckling at the memory.
4. But FBI director J. Edgar Hoover’s almost total control over the show was no laughing matter. More than 5,000 pages of internal FBI memos about the show obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that Hoover controlled every aspect of the show’s production, approving the cast and crew, the writers, the directors and every word of every script. Anyone with a criminal background was banned from working on the show, as was anyone suspected of being a “pervert,” or of even being remotely connected to the “worldwide Communist conspiracy.” Hoover even controlled who could advertise on the show.
5. The FBI memos – although heavily redacted – show that the entire hierarchy of the Bureau was involved in making sure that the FBI was depicted on the show in only the most favorable light. Hoover and his No. 2 man, Clyde Tolson, read every script, and Hoover often wrote mean-spirited, imperious and humorless notes in the margins.
6. Hoover's notes on Hollywood. - “See that it is done,” he wrote haughtily on one memo.“I want no equivocation about this either here or at the studio,” he wrote on another.“I want no yielding on the restrictions I have laid down,” he ordered on another.“Hollywood will take a yard if you give them an inch,” he sneered in another.
7. And if his orders weren’t followed, he could cancel the show on a whim because in 1954, he’d persuaded Congress to pass Public Law 670, which gave him the authority to decide who could – and who could not – commercially exploit the FBI name and insignia. One word from Hoover, and ABC would have to cancel the show.
8. That the director of the FBI could so completely control the cast and creative content of a Hollywood production raises serious First Amendment issues. It also raises questions about the role numerous governmental agencies play today in shaping the content of films and television shows. No one in government today has the power in Hollywood that Hoover wielded over “The FBI” series, but his effectiveness in shaping the show to his liking was so complete that it inspired President Richard Nixon in 1970 to urge other governmental agencies to follow Hoover’s lead and develop shows of their own. Today, numerous governmental entities – including the FBI, the CIA, the Office of Homeland Security and the Pentagon have liaison officers who try to influence and shape the content of films and TV shows.
9. A year later, Hoover ordered that the show no longer make any references to the Mafia. An FBI memo dated Aug. 28,1970, states that the FBI Special Agent assigned to the show had been instructed “to tell the production staff that no reference to La Cosa Nostra or the Mafia are to appear in any future script.” And that was that – no more Mafia.
10. A month later, in November of 1970, Hoover would flex his muscles again – this time by threatening to cancel “The FBI” unless ABC fired a nightly news anchor who had criticized him.Next: Part 2 of The Secret Files of ‘The FBI’: “I Cannot Approve Further Portrayal of FBI”
Public Law 670 CHAPTER 1008 AN ACT To amend section 709 of title 18, United States Code, so as to protect the name of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from commercial exploitation. August 27, 1954 [S. 3769] Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assemoled, That section 709 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting immediately after the eighth paragraph thereof a new paragraph as follow s: "Whoever, except with the written permission of the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, knowingly uses the words 'Federal Bureau of Investigation' or the initials 'F. B. I.', or any colorable imitation of such words or initials, in connection with any advertisement, circular, book, pamphlet or other publication, play, motion picture, broadcast, telecast, or other production, in a manner reasonably calculated to convey the impression that such advertisement, circular, book, pamphlet or other publication, play, motion picture, broadcast^ telecast, or other production, is approved, endorsed, or authorized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; or". Approved August 27, 1954.
To: Charlie Flynn
Sorry I haven't responded sooner, but I've been busy trying to make a living. I don't have Uncle Sam sending me funds every two weeks anymore. ;-)
You told me that when I retired you would buy me a beer. I told you that I'd love to have a beer with you and sit and chat.
I'm still waiting for that beer and you're still waiting for the chat, so let's find a time and place to get together.
Gregory Coleman <email@example.com>
to chasdflynn - Charlie Flynn
Do you really think my email was about you buying me a beer?
Stop complaining and start thinking! When you do, you'll get what you want.
On Sat, Aug 15, 2015 at 1:03 PM, Charlie Flynn <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I hope life is treating you well. You know our circumstances aside, we are both men that mean well. I respect you and you know that fact. However I am bitter and I am sure you know that fact, as well.
There is no question this is one of the longest dances of my life. I am not stupid, although I might appear it at times, (I mean going to Thailand to do business with a Russian), however I do know you have not been completely truthful with me. I realize in your professional capacity you are prevented from doing so.
In June, 2008, one year after my grand jury testimony, we met in New York. I felt you were tidying up to close the case when we met. It seemed you wanted to make sure there were no more bombshells that I was aware of in the case. I could be wrong, however I do know a month or so later you were transferred to a new squad. I was sure at that meeting Chernov would walk free. What prosecutor (Gregory Lisa) in the world incarcerates and alienates his prime co-operating witness?
NBC News is deathly afraid about this case and has warned me of litigation if write the truth about their involvement. I have been requested by no fewer than four reporters to ask you to speak "off the record" and you will not, yet you speak about Jordan on the record. This is frustrating as you can well appreciate.
On June 7th, 2010 you and I spoke. One hour after we hung up, I was informed Paul Combs was dead. You acted surprised when I called you back that day to inform you. I find this very confusing, how a reporter from Canada, Ethan Faber, knew about his death before the Chief investigator. You do not want me to believe this do you? i was told he was drunk as you know, this was false. How did a convicted felon have a gun? You promised to investigate this 'suicide' but I never got any feedback other than you stated it was true.
Fast forward to 2010 and Egor Chernov, who was in jail pending charges from an investigation outlined in your affidavit. In spite of this fact, he applies for a Presidential pardon. Now what did he know I did not? I was told the investigation was ongoing by you, when I wrote to Jennifer Shasky and she asked you to respond. Of course later that year, the Russian spies were arrested lured by a fake passport. They dealt with the same people in Cyprus as Chernov, not surprising.
I was misled and abused, in my opinion, Greg, why? Is this just or right? Am I wrong? I investigated with no powers of interrogation, no resources and no assistance. The two Australian hired assassins walked free to the best of my knowledge.
When Chernov was being released you charged him with using a mobile phone in jail. I know, by this point, you knew he was going to walk free. I am sure it was your way of putting a finger in their collective eye. You have my utmost respect for this move. (Let me believe it, right or wrong! I loved it!)
However he did walk free. You got rewarded by being put on the Magnitsky list, the only person plucked from the ranks of the FBI from this case. We both know there was a reason and it relates to Chernov's rank in Russia. Yet one more time, they want to arrest Assange and Snowden but let a murderer walk free. I am bitter.
Thanks for understanding and yes, I would love to buy you a beer. Perhaps to relieve my bitterness and suppress the anger I feel at the U.S. Justice Department. However more likely because you are a man and I do respect you. I only wish you could tell me the truth, as Jack said in "A Few Good Men" to Colonel Jessop, I think I have earned it!
All the best and I know you are constrained in what you can say and in fact, always have been. I did not realise this fact at first, I thought we were all on the same team. I am stupid. LOL!
I understand why they made the embellished ridiculous movie about one inconsequential boiler room boy.
I want that beer but unfortunately in the meantime I crave the truth.
All the best to you personally.