'''Conspiracy_of_Silence''' is a 56 minute Documentary_film that alleges a child sex scandal where many children from the Nebraska institution, Boys_Town, were recruited into a Child_prostitution ring run by Lawrence "Larry" King for the benefit of members of the political and financial elites of Omaha,_Nebraska and Washington,_DC. It is based on John_DeCamp's book, The_Franklin_Coverup.
Image:King-Bonacci-judgement2.jpg brought a successful suit related to these events against Larry King, who was ordered to pay Bonacci $1 million as a result.]]
==Summary of the documentary and its allegations==
According to the documentary, King was the ringleader of a child sex ring which had links to other political conservatives in Washington D.C. including Republican lobbyist Craig_Spence, Sen. Elizabeth_Dole's staff, and members of the financial elite of Nebraska. Also implicated are the Reagan and Bush White_House during the 1980s.
The Nebraska State investigation starting in 1988 into the failure of the Franklin_Bank_&_Trust soon turned up something much uglier: Franklin's general manager Larry King - then the rising Black star of the Republican Party, singing the national anthem at the 1984 and 1988 Republican Conventions, later in prison for embezzling $40 million - was also luring children from nearby Boy's Town and the streets of Omaha into forced prostitution. The clients were prominent politicians, media and industrial magnates around the country -including King, the Omaha Chief of Police, the owner of Nebraska's largest newspaper, The_Omaha_Herald, and, according to several children, then-Vice-President George_H._W._Bush. Videos of the "parties" were used for blackmail, which may corrupt our government to this day. Children were tortured, threatened, and in at least once case, murdered, to keep them in line.
The former CIA director Bill_Colby ambiguously acknowledged to John DeCamp that the scenario described is real, and not long thereafter Colby turned up dead under suspicious circumstances.
The Omaha Herald led the media vilification of the kids. The FBI threatened the kids with perjury prosecution if they told their story, and after 2 recanted, they did put the one remaining who stuck to her story in prison. After the State's lead investigator Gary_Caradori and his young son were killed in the unexplained breakup of his plane in midair the investigation died as other victims refused to talk or recanted their video testimony in court.
The documentary was produced over the course of ten months by British corporation Yorkshire_Television for broadcast in the US on May 3, 1994 on the Discovery_Channel. However, by a last-minute decision, the documentary was never aired. Most copies of the finished product were destroyed, but a mostly completed work print of the documentary was sent anonymously to former State Senator and Nebraska Attorney John_DeCamp a year after all copies were supposedly destroyed. (sources requested)
== External links ==
* Part 1 of ''Conspiracy of Silence''
* Part 2 of ''Conspiracy of Silence''
* Full copy of ''Conspiracy of Silence'' in QuickTime format, followed by an interview with John DeCamp
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* Conspiracy of Silence-Discovery_channel (banned documentary.wmv