Posted in Operation Underground Railroad

The Arrest of Earl Venton Buchanan

Founded on an elaborate scam to dupe donors and stolen valor, court records and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol reports leaves Tim Ballard’s “Origin Story”…

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Posted in The Missing Unidentified Person

Man found in a Tucson parking lot in 2019 identified as James “Mark” Chaparro

DNA Doe Project investigative genetic genealogists identify man who lived near where he was found Tucson, AZ – On July 28, 2019, a man was…

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Posted in The Missing Unidentified Person

John Doe remains found In Tucson in 2019 Identified

Pima County Medical Examiner partners with DNA Doe Project Tucson, AZ ~ Investigators with the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, working with the…

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Posted in Operation Underground Railroad

Polaris Project is “deeply concerned” over OUR’s “Numbers Game”

Anti-human trafficking NGO Polaris Project is “deeply concerned” over The Numbers Game Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) and Tim Ballard continues to play. Under multiple criminal investigations and their legitimacy in question, Tim Ballard and OUR drifted to “the point of no return”. With their carefully crafted public image now shed, their ruse fell apart.

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Posted in Dark Figures of Crime

DFC: The Right-wing Obsession with Pedophilia and Human Trafficking

Without question, far-right extremism and white supremacy are deeply rooted in Christian fundamentalism and nestled snugly in mainstream conservative ideology.

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Posted in Operation Underground Railroad

OUR’s Prized Propaganda Movie Embroiled in Controversy

Sound of Freedom is what some close to Tim Ballard describe as “a highly fictionalized account of his founding of Operation Underground Railroad”. Nearly four…

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American Airlines issues swift rebuke of Operation Underground Railroad’s bogus “partnership” claim with the airline

American Airlines issued a swift response to claims made by radical Q-Anon aligned Operation Underground Railroad and its founder, Tim Ballard, that the two had…

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Posted in Trafficked: The Great Human Trafficking Scam

Utah vs. Berthmann: The Charging Documents

Editor’s Note: For full transparency, the following documents are public records and were released and obtained through FOIA filings. We obtained the documents without redaction…

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Posted in Investigates Operation Underground Railroad

Falling Down: The Demise of Tim Ballard and Operation Underground Railroad

For additional articles covering OUR, please go to ACJ Investigates- Derailed: Operation Underground Railroad Editor’s Note: Please return to this page for future updates and…

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Posted in Trafficked: The Great Human Trafficking Scam

Coco Berthmann Charged

Coco Berthmann 28, was formally charged with communications fraud, a second-degree felony in Utah’s 3rd District Court today. Prosecutors alleged that Berthmann faked a cancer…

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