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Monday, March 09, 2009

$10,000 Internet bounty was placed on Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's head

The title is the first line in a New York Post article. Their headline shows "Perv Group Puts 10G 'hit' on Andy".

The "perv" group they are speaking of is NAMBLA.

A $10,000 Internet bounty was placed on Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's head by a suspected agent of the North American Man/Boy Love Association, The Post has learned.

The shocking death threat by the infamous organization of pederasts was posted three weeks ago on an Internet news-group bulletin board that originated in The Bronx, law-enforcement sources said.

The threat, described by a source as "unprecedented" because it is believed to come from an organization, prompted a sweeping and ongoing criminal probe by the Attorney General's Office and at least one other law-enforcement organization, and subpoenas were issued, sources said.

The "reward" was offered under the headline: "$10,000 to shoot Andrew Cuomo in the face!"

"I am an official of NAMBLA, and I can confirm that we have raised the cash to reward any individual who manages to accomplish this task. Thank you," read the message, a transcript of which was obtained by The Post.

A Verizon customer saw the ad and brought it to the attention of authorities. Also the Post claims and informant tells them that it is not just a person but that NAMBLA, is indeed, out to kill Cuomo because of his work to keep pedophiles locked up.

"He said he believes the death threat on the Internet is connected to an effort by NAMBLA to kill the attorney general," an investigative source said.

"It is our understanding that people in the, and I hate to call it this, 'pedophile community' are angry at Cuomo's office because he's been making the [Internet service providers] take responsibility for policing child pornography - and he's been very aggressive in seeking to keep NAMBLA types behind bars through civil commitment."

Verizon security officers quickly removed the posting and notified police agencies, including Cuomo's office, sources said.

"An aggressive criminal investigation" was then launched with subpoenas issued targeting the Internet site and the person who sent the message, the sources said.

Security around Cuomo - normally light to nonexistent - was immediately tightened.

One specific paragraph in the article shows why it is possible the group itself is behind this reward:

Cuomo's office has kept at least 75 convicted sexual predators, including several linked to NAMBLA, in state prison under a tough, new civil-commitment law approved in 2007. The measure allows sexually violent offenders to be confined even when their sentences would otherwise be up.