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To: E.G.C.; All
Whoever tried to take my sister & I offline- it didn't work >8^)
If it wasn't within a day & a half of my Sister's computer crashing & not in the middle of the trial I would have just chalked it up as corrupt OS files...
But it was in the middle of the trial & right after Mimi's crash!
There were 3 emails to me from someone here with virii & apparently 1 hit its mark.
Not a problem, only gave me more reason to get that 80 GB hard drive I had been eyeing & on black Friday/ it was nearly 1/2 off! Oh, the other drive is hooked up after a scan, & can be read remotely (a bit of a pain but no data loss- to include files)... nice try.
It did not come through Freepmail.
(no it wasn't EGC, I only hit reply as their's was next in line)

PS- AP- I found those articles, thanks! ;-)
2,235 posted on 12/03/2002 5:45:34 AM PST by Michael Maher
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To: Michael Maher
You are some sniveling paranoid. I guess its true that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree - you sound nearly as goofy as your brother.
2,236 posted on 12/03/2002 5:59:16 AM PST by Chancellor Palpatine
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To: Michael Maher
Thanks, Michael for the update. I'm so sorry this place has a bunch of jerks who care about nothing more than their own selfish agenda.

Ted Maher is indeed a political prisoner being held against his will for something he did not do but was coerced into confessing. Plenty of evidence was presented to support this reality but of course some idiots choose not to look at it and believe otherwise.

As someone once said, the law is an a**. I just wonder how these people would feel if it was them that was railroaded this way.

All the best to you and the Maher family. Regards.

2,238 posted on 12/03/2002 6:08:57 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Michael Maher
The following was just put on the news. This was also presented at the trial but Serdet the prosecutor ignored it and stated Ted was responsible for the death of Vivian. After Monaco stated that Ted may be able to get out at the end of March, they decided to change their minds today and now it will be at least two years before he has a chance to get out of prison. Never trust Monaco. They lie all the time.

Nurse's Family Sues Safra


December 3, 2002, 4:38 PM EST

The children of one of billionaire banker Edmund Safra’s nurses have filed a $100 million lawsuit charging that Safra caused their mother’s death in his Monaco home just before he was killed there in a fire.

Jason Torrente, 30, and Genevieve Torrente, 23, children of Vivian Torrente, say in court papers that their mother died with Safra on Dec. 3, 1999, in a locked bathroom in his duplex penthouse atop a Monte Carlo branch of the Republic Bank of New York.

The siblings’ court papers say an autopsy report disclosed “combat-like” marks on their mother’s neck and blood in her thyroid gland, indicating that “Mr. Safra restrained her and prevented her escape” while the bathroom filled with smoke from a fire set by another nurse.

“Vivian Torrente also had bruises on her knees and Mr. Safra’s DNA under her fingernails, further confirming that Mr. Safra’s efforts to restrain her were the direct and proximate cause of her death,” court papers say.

Safra, 67, founder of Republic Bank, and Torrente, 52, of Bergenfield, N.J., died in the bathroom blaze. He had Parkinson’s disease and required constant nursing care.

The banker’s other nurse, Ted Maher, 44, of Stormville, N.Y., was convicted and sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for the arson deaths. The charges carried a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Defense lawyers said Maher, a former U.S. Army Green Beret who admitted setting the fire, did not intend to kill Safra and the nurse. His intention was to trigger the fire alarm, rescue Safra and be considered a hero.

Maher, originally from Auburn, Maine, told prosecutors his $600-a-day position with Safra was “the most beautiful job” he ever had. But Maher also said Safra’s chief nurse belittled him and he feared losing his job.

The Torrente siblings’ lawsuit, filed Monday in Manhattan’s state Supreme Court, says they did not learn exactly how their mother died until the autopsy report was publicly disclosed at Maher’s trial.

For this reason, court papers say, the Torrente siblings were “fraudulently deceived and misled” into signing a settlement agreement while “critical information, including the autopsy report, was intentionally withheld from them.”

The Torrentes’ lawyer, Kenneth McCallion, said his clients received a “minuscule” settlement amount — “in the hundreds of thousands” of dollars — in light of what is now known about their mother’s death and the settlement should be nullified.

“We believe the so-called settlement is invalid because the underlying cause of Vivian Torrente’s death was not properly disclosed,” McCallion said.

He said the “suppression” of that information is why they are suing.

Defendants named by the Torrente siblings’ lawsuit include Safra’s estate, “believed to be worth billions of dollars,” according to the lawsuit; Safra’s wife, Lily Safra; Vivian Torrente’s nursing agency, Spotless & Brite; three insurance firms and 10 “John and Jane Does.”

No spokesperson for the Safra estate or the nursing agency could be found for comment.

Laura Orgon, a spokeswoman for Lloyds of London, had no comment.

Keith Owens, a spokesman for Zurich Insurance Co., said he hadn’t seen the lawsuit and couldn’t comment.

The third insurance company, Chubb Group of Insurance Cos., did not immediately return telephone calls for comment.

Republic Bank merged in 1999 with HSBC Banking Corp. Copyright © 2002, Newsday, Inc.

2,245 posted on 12/03/2002 5:14:16 PM PST by jahw
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