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Criminal Investigation into O.U.R. Expands

Former O.U.R. Aftercare Director Ed Smart Breaks His Silence Also in this report: The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been working the case. Davis County District Attorney Troy Rawlings says his criminal investigation [into O.U.R.] is “vibrant and productive”, that his investigators are dealing with a “cascade of evidence and witnesses.” The Salt Lake City…

Mutiny at Operation Underground Railroad

Tim Ballard’s Sister Tevya Ware and Jon Lines form Anti-Human Trafficking Non-Profit with Former Head of Washington State Patrol’s Missing & Exploited Children Task Force There is an old saying, idiom, perhaps it should be a proverb that a wise man once said, “They left, like rats fleeing a sinking ship” and it appears current…

Operation Underground Railroad: Crimes Uncovered

The Expanding Criminal Investigation into OUR Tim Ballard’s secret plan to monetize, Operation Underground Railroad. And to use his plan to proselytize prospective converts for the Mormon church. For additional articles covering OUR, please go to ACJ Investigates- Derailed: Operation Underground Railroad In August 2019, Tim Ballard summoned his most trusted OUR associates and partners…

Tim Ballard’s Secret “Whiteboard Meeting” in August 2019

Tim Ballard’s secret plan to monetize, Operation Underground Railroad. And to use his plan to proselytize prospective converts for the Mormon church. For additional articles covering OUR, please go to ACJ Investigates- Derailed: Operation Underground Railroad Editor’s Note: Lynn Packer is an award-winning investigative reporter, legal consultant and author of “Lying for the Lord: The…

O.U.R. Continues the Dangerous Practice of Victim & Witness Intimidation

For additional articles covering OUR, please go to ACJ Investigates- Derailed: Operation Underground Railroad Operation Underground Railroad Retains Kirton McConkie to Silence & Intimidate ex-Jump Team Member Where o’ where is the Utah press? You created this monster, Operation Underground Railroad. For years Utah journalists opted for stenography over fact-checking Tim Ballard, Utah Attorney General Sean…

I was trained by Operation Underground Railroad to be an undercover operative overseas

For additional articles covering OUR, please go to ACJ Investigates-Derailed: Operation Underground Railroad Editor’s Note: The following was originally published on Medium on Feb. 24, 2021, by a gentleman who reached out to us immediately. After an extensive interview, ‘William Taylor’ (an alias ‘William’ was assigned him by Vice to protect his privacy) voluntarily supplied…

The Elizabeth Smart Foundation Severed All Ties with O.U.R.

For additional articles covering OUR, please go to ACJ Investigates- Derailed: Operation Underground Railroad Ed Smart “Left in disgust” In August 2014, Tim Ballard and Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes announced that Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) and The Elizabeth Smart Foundation were merging. The merger was highly publicized in the Utah press, lending O.U.R. legitimacy….

A Divorce From Hell: doTerra & Operation Underground Railroad

The World’s Largest Essential Oils MLM Partnered with the World’s Most Prominent Child Rescue Scam The Utah multi-level marketing company doTERRA is having a marital spat with its’ long-time child rescue partner Operation Underground Railroad (OUR). Now that OUR is under criminal investigation the row could turn into a complete parting of the ways. That…

VICE News Exposes Tim Ballard’s O.U.R. Poster Child “Liliana” as Elaborate Scam

For additional articles covering OUR, please go to ACJ Investigates- Derailed: Operation Underground Railroad On December 10, 2020, a VICE News article exposed Tim Ballard weaving an elaborate web of lies with exaggerated & fabricated law enforcement partnerships and claiming to rescue a trafficking victim who rescued herself. “Liliana’s story”, helped O.U.R. raise over $21…

The Nazarene Fund

Where have all the millions gone? Conservative commentator Glenn Beck founded an organization called The Nazarene Fund which falsely claims to have rescued sex slaves held by ISIS terrorists before allied military forces dismantled their Islamic State. The Nazarene Fund (TNF) is one of several organizations related to Utah-based Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) which is…

Operation Underground Railroad and “The Covenant”

Lynn Packer examines the relationship between the LDS Church and Operation Underground Railroad An apostle of the Mormon Church could get drawn into a Utah criminal investigation conducted by Davis County attorney Troy Rawlings. Russell Ballard, president of the LDS Church’s Quorum of the 12 Apostles, has both spiritual and alleged financial ties to the…

Ballard, Reyes & Trump

The QANON Connection President Donald Trump and Operation Underground Railroad’s two top pitch men—OUR CEO Tim Ballard and Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes—are milking QAnon conspiracy theories to advance their anti-child-sex slavery agendas. In his Video Op-Ed V Lynn Packer explores their QAnon connections. He also reintroduces the name of a man who was once…

Tim Ballard’s Answers to “Hardball” Questions

Lynn Packer fact-checks Tim Ballard’s answers to what Ballard calls controversial questions. This video op-ed is the fourth in a series of reports on Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) which purports to rescue children who were abducted and being held as slaves in prostitution sex rings that cater to pedophiles. OUR, a nonprofit that raises millions…

DERAILED: Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) | What is Human Trafficking?

For additional articles covering OUR, please go to ACJ Investigates- For Derailed: Operation Underground Railroad American Crime Journal examines the definition of human trafficking and the misapplication & misrepresentation of the term. It’s proper definition vs. how the religious right/conservative’s pedophilia obsession & fantasies are being represented as human trafficking. Ultimately how Mormon (LDS) extremist…

BREAKING NEWS: Anti-human trafficking group Operation Underground Railroad under criminal investigation by Davis County Attorney

The following article is BREAKING NEWS from FOX 13 Salt Lake City regarding Operation Underground Railroad and Tim Ballard. As you know, Lynn Packer mentioned in his video we published a few weeks ago, that Davis County prosecutor was launching a criminal investigation into Tim Ballard & Operation Underground Railroad. Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings…

Operation Underground Railroad and Religious Extremism

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and former CIA agent Tim Ballard wear their devout Mormonism on their sleeves when they promote a paramilitary team that swoops in to rescue child sex slaves from sinister traffickers and pedophiles. My third-in-a series video op-ed examines the Mormonism factor, that is to say how extreme religious views impact…

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and Operation Underground Railroad

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes should be helping Utah rid its unsavory moniker “Fraud Capital of the United States.” Instead he is deeply involved with the Utah nonprofit Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) that could become the most widely known fraud in Utah history. A former FBI agent calls OUR founder Tim Ballard and Reyes “idiots”…

Tim Ballard’s Mission

Editor’s Note August 9, 2020: This article is now an ACJ Investigates series. For additional articles covering OUR, please go to ACJ Investigates- Derailed: Operation Underground Railroad Editor’s Note: Lynn Packer is an award-winning investigative reporter, television news consultant, law consultant and author of “Lying for the Lord: The Paul H. Dunn Stories“. Mr. Packer…

O.U.R. Receives $150,000 to $350,000 in PPP Funds

Editor’s Note August 9, 2020: This article is now an ACJ Investigates series. For additional articles covering OUR, please go to ACJ Investigates- Derailed: Operation Underground Railroad OUR raids & loots PPP funds created for struggling businesses in dire need Despite having another stellar year fundraising through fearmongering, misleading donors with unsubstantiated claims, selling ‘individual…

Operation Underground Railroad’s Roots

Editor’s Note August 9, 2020: This article is now an ACJ Investigates series. For additional articles covering OUR, please go to ACJ Investigates- Derailed: Operation Underground Railroad Editor’s Note: Lynn Packer is an award-winning investigative reporter, television news consultant, law consultant and author of “Lying for the Lord: The Paul H. Dunn Stories“. Mr. Packer…

Operation Underground Railroad: Sex, Women & Fundamentalism

Editor’s Note: Editor’s Note August 9, 2020: This article is now an ACJ Investigates series. For additional articles covering OUR, please go to ACJ Investigates- Derailed: Operation Underground Railroad ACJ Investigates: OUR’s ‘Jihad’ Against Human Trafficking is deeply rooted in LDS Fundamentalism. Their war to end it is not what you think. The enemy is…

Operation Underground Railroad Retains Controversial Firm Kirton McConkie, Threatens Legal Action Against ACJ

Editor’s Note August 9, 2020: This article is now an ACJ Investigates series. For additional articles covering OUR, please go to ACJ Investigates- Derailed: Operation Underground Railroad Anti-Human Trafficking organization Operation Underground Railroad claims to have personally rescued over 5,000 women and children from sex traffickers. In March 2019, ACJ began investigating an incident involving…