by David Phinney
Monday September 28th 2020

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I knew he was in troubled waters, but I had no idea how troubled….

FROM THE EAST BAY EXPRESS:

Not long ago, this paper published a profile of John Mancini, a civilian defense worker stationed in Iraq and Kuwait who was one of the first two congressional whistleblowers to expose Halliburton’s alleged practice of overbilling the government, to the tune of as much as $1.4 billion (“Soldiers of Misfortune,” feature, 10/4)….

A few days after the issue came out, Mancini apparently flipped out and barricaded himself in his house, the Arizona Republic reported, and he threatened to shoot any cops who came in the front door. He was eventually apprehended, and although his phone is no longer working, his friend Barbara Friedkin says Mancini told her his prescription cocktail of morphine and antidepressants was recently altered. According to Bonnie Mancini, the mother of Mancini’s second child, the police found 18,000 rounds of ammunition in the house, in addition to his dog, which had been shot and injured.

In the news biz, this is one of those episodes that tends to, shall we say, reduce a source’s credibility, although much of Mancini’s story was confirmed by his fellow whistleblower Henry Bunting, ex-wife Susan Mancini, and a source at Congressman Henry Waxman’s office. In addition, Halliburton representatives did not return calls seeking comment for the story, and officials with his last employer, Pleasanton’s Procurement Services Associates, refused to discuss the matter. PSA’s lawyer faxed over a copy of a brief prepared during the course of mediating a financial dispute with Mancini; the brief did not dispute the essential elements of Mancini’s story, but merely took issue with whether the company was liable for any further medical expenses. Nonetheless, Mancini’s crisis may explain an e-mail he apparently sent to PSA officials, a copy of which was faxed to us too late for publication in the original story. Sensitive readers had best stop here, because this e-mail ain’t pretty.
In a message titled “Pay me you Motherfucker,” Mancini allegedly wrote, “If you think shock and awe was something in Iraq you haven’t experienced a heavily medicated, morbidly obese, old New York Italian, with attitude, who knows where you live. You will go down and i will ripe [sic] your head off and piss into your bleeding, gasping, lifeless body then shit in your mouth and you will sell your wife and children into white slavery to make certain I collect my money. … I will make you regret your faggot father ejaculated into the slut of a woman known as your mother. … If I get mad, or even mildly upset you will be selling your smooth white ass to niggers with AIDS just to pay me because NOT paying me is NOT an option.” Nice, huh– Chris Thompson

The full text of the e-mail is reproduced below.

In a message titled, “Pay me you Motherfucker,” Mancini allegedly wrote, “I will be filing liens on all your assets, personal liability fuckhead, I will seize all your equipment if you think shock and awe was something in Iraq you haven’t experienced a heavily medicated, morbidly obese, old New York Italian, with attitude, who knows where you live. You will go down and i will ripe [sic] your head off and piss into your bleeding, gasping, lifeless body then shit in your mouth and you will sell your wife and children into white slavery to make certain I collect my money.
“NON PAYMENT is not an option you want to pursue. You would rather be Saddam’s double with my friends at CACI they know how to soften a prisoner, but I am a quick learner.
“They buy human organs, for cash You DON’T want me after you I will make you regret your faggot father ejaculated into the slut of a woman known as your mother.
“You are Very lucky I am just agitated, If I get mad, or even mildly upset you will be selling your smooth white ass to niggers with AIDS just to pay me because NOT paying me is NOT an option. I am undergoing massive pain therapy, with prescribed medication sell your soul to the devil cause if it don’t work, God can’t protect you I will be after you and all your fucking officers of the corporation. I will place your organs on Ebay, and if the debt still has a balance you will be ground up for dog food.”

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  1. Javamama says:

    Thanks for binging this to light. Seems many contractors who are coming home from Iraq are being forgotten and this is their way to show they will not be forgot!

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