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TheCzar11 t1_j57xhwt wrote

This was such a wild story. I think I first read about it here:


RyVsWorld t1_j58phyg wrote

Holy shit. I am still speechless this that this went down. Even after reading that, im completely baffled that college aged and law school aged adults fell for this. And then the school, law enforcement and parents were so ineffective.

And OF COURSE this guy rubbed shoulders with Guiliani and Trump associates. Of course, you cant make it up.

I also didn’t see any consequences for the guy chen his landlord who participated in the sexual assault


ThePresbyter t1_j58r1av wrote

That was one of the craziest things I've ever read. And yea, scumbags flock together.


Karl_Havoc2U t1_j5b14de wrote

Holy hell. Every single sentence of that piece was like a Mad-Lib, raising far more questions than answers.


meatball77 t1_j5a67qw wrote

College students are super high risk for joining cults. There are several which are known for hanging around college campuses.

You have young often sheltered students (if you spent all your time in high school padding your college resume with hellicoptor parents you're going to probably not have many street smarts) who are living in a new place where they don't know anyone and they're looking for something to belong to.


WTWIV t1_j58j2zj wrote

That’s such an in depth article. I had to save it so I can read it all when I have more time.


dbandbacon t1_j58rsd7 wrote

holy shit. just read the entire thing. unreal story and happy that pos is never gonna be a free man


roundbellyrhonda t1_j58six6 wrote

There is no possible tl;dr for that story. My god what monster


__M-E-O-W__ t1_j5bfqi0 wrote

Tl;Dr for what I've read so far - Basically an older guy impressing a bunch of naive, sheltered younger people with life experience that they haven't developed on their own yet, and getting away with it because he's so charismatic. Rile them up with good cooking, big stories on his military experience, emotional vulnerability and all - which anyone who knows people in the military can tell you, they are really fond of telling stories to make them sound all badass. Then convincing them to move in together before starting the real cult work.

It reminds me of all the stories of the young high school girl who has a boyfriend who's way too old for her, because he has a car and a job and "really gets her".


dkran t1_j5a5qik wrote

Wow, what the fuck… to believe he was active in police / political / military circles at times too. And the Mafia…

He literally destroyed the parents lives, got people to bring their siblings into this… what the actual fuck?


NakDisNut t1_j5aench wrote

…… wow.

I am sitting here watching my 9yr old play and envisioning 10+ years into the future “what if”.

So many lives permanently ruined. I mean - ruined to the core.



SometimesY t1_j5affvj wrote

That was absolutely wild. What a fantastical and terrible story. I hope the victims get plenty of help. Seems like some of them have disappeared..