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Lying: Lance Armstrong’s Attorneys Say “It’s Okay!”

If you write a book, you have a right to lie.  At least that’s what Lance Armstrong’s attorney’s say about his autobiographies. Lance Armstrong is being sued by his book publishers for $5 million dollars plus damages for the massive lies he wrote about in his books.

I find it very interesting that Armstrong’s attorney Jonathan Herman says “People don’t always have to tell the truth.”  I guess it doesn’t matter that he duped the publishers and millions of readers in his books “It’s Not About the Bike” and “Every Second Counts.”  The argument is that he didn’t fraudulently mislead anybody to buy his books through some form of false advertising campaign. The publisher’s attorney Kevin Roddy says “He cheated on bike races to sell books and he published books in order to cover up cheating. We think they are intertwined.”

I wonder if Armstrong’s attorney would be so cavalier about lying if it was a witness he was deposing?  Would he be so generous if a witness lied on the witness stand?  I guess as long as I feel “justified” in the situation I am authorized to lie.  That’s the same logic people use with they commit all types of crimes, fraud, deception, even sabotage and espionage!

In my mind, this is just another example of Armstrong’s grossly over blown ego and that he can do anything he wants and can find ways to justify his actions.  Lying, not matter the situation is ALWAYS done for selfish reasons.  Even the little white lies we tell in social situations.  What I worry about are the lies that are designed to “hide” a wrong, “hype” the image of oneself, or to “harm” another.

In my mind, chronic lying (hide, hype and harm) is a sign of a MAJOR character flaw on the part of the liar.  It would be my opinion that Armstrong has some major character flaw issues!

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Don’t you find it amazing that liars are so good at rationalizing and justifying their behavior?  Isn’t amazing that some people go out of their way to enable these people to keep getting away with victimizing others?

 

I guess some people just prefer to be lied to because they hate hearing the truth as much as some people fear telling the truth.

Well … at least that’s my observation anyway.

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Lying: Liars are Fascinating

I find liars, especially the bold, brazen, chronic liars simply amazing!  They really do live in what is almost a fantasy world oblivious to their own lies. They are in total denial that their lies could possibly come back to haunt them.

I’ve been tracking and studying deception and liars for more than 30 years.  So it’s is an understatement for me to say that I find the topic interesting.

I am currently working for a client on a $30,000 fraud case.  I RARELY work such cases anymore but I’m trying to help someone out.  Let me share with you what this 47 year old fool has done.

(Talk about classic anti-social behaviors!)

He has conned people for years with shell companies, corporations, where he asks them to go into business with him and them cheats the hell out of them.

He constantly passes bad checks to all types of contractors.  When he is confronted with the bad checks, he gets them to agree to “payments”, makes a token payment and defaults on paying the rest of the money thereby bypassing criminal charges.  He is always threatening to sue people.

He and his wife are in business, but he has been having an affair on the side with another woman he is also in business with (Okay.. I know that stuff happens, but just follow me on this)  He has been defrauding BOTH businesses!  In the last four weeks he has left his wife for the other woman.

He has been violating state building and construction codes by working of other peoples’ licenses (with who he has assumed partnerships – see above!)

State inspectors despise him, but they have not been able to catch him in the act.  They are literally gunning for this guy.

Construction supply houses are constantly having to deal with his bad checks.  Again he wiggles out by making partial payments and thereby eluding prosecution.

He is into my client for about $30,000.  $12,000 plus in bad checks and more that $16,000 plus for work he has not paid for as a home builder.

I was able to get the all the checks to county attorneys and send him 7 notices to pay or face felony theft by deception charges.  My client has filed $16,000 plus in mechanics liens on all the houses he has worked on.

NOW it gets good!  He sent invoices to my client indicating my client owes HIM for the work my client did on the houses.  Huh!!  I do the work for you and then you bill me for the work I did for you!

In the last 16 days he has sent 75 plus harassing text messages to my client.  Threatened to show up on job sites, threatened to just show up at his house (with my client’s wife and 10 year old son home alone.)  That doesn’t count all the voice messages he has left.  Oh and he is going to file MILLIONS of dollars in law suits (Nothing has been fled because he ain’t got no damn money!)

Ready for this?!  He went to two different county attorneys and LIED to them about the case.  He told them that he and my client were brothers and that they should just drop the case because it is a family matter, and their are in business together. (My client is NOT on the articles of incorporation for this guy’s company AND he is NOT a signer on the bank account which the checks are drawn on. He is NOT related to the suspect in anyway.)

Today he sends an email to my client and wants to sit down and work this out because he knows my client “really doesn’t want to hurt” him. His claim is that my client just needs to come to him so they can work things out.

You gotta hand it to chronic, anti-social liars.  They leave a path of destroyed victims along the way.  Boy is he gonna be surprised on Friday when he is arrested for at least 7 counts of felony fraud.  The state inspectors are also working up a case against him, too.

As long as there are liars, my job security looks good!  Folks may run out of money but we won’t run short on cases of liars destroying people.

Stan B. Walters, CSP
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Joran VanderSloot: An MO of Prowling Casinos for Victims?

Joran VanderSloot has been arrested in Chile on a charge of murdering a woman in Peru after picking her up at a casino there. This is exactly the same way he met Natalie Holloway in Aruba.  Could this be his MO?

I went back a reviewed an interview of Vandersloot by ABC's Chris Cuomo back in 2005.  One of the biggest reactions I saw from Vandersloot was the question about him picking up women in casinos and bars, getting them drunk or drugging them, and taking advantage of them.  In my opinion his response behaviors (both verbal and non-verbal) were consistent with someone who was withholding information. Now we get word he is accused of using the same tactic to pick up a woman in Peru and he has been arrested for her murder.

My question would be have we uncovered the MO of a killer and /or rapist.  We need to get the evidence on the case in front of us to be sure he is guilty of the murder.  Other cases of serial murderers / rapists have present very strong evidence of patterns of behavior that are consistent in all their cases.  This could be the same with Vandersloot.

Within one day of his arrest, we get word that US authorities was Joran for extortion.  He is alleged to have offered information regarding the whereabouts of Natalie Holloway's body in Aruba in return for money.

In my opinion Joran is what I call an "Ego Dominant" personality and that would detect the interrogations strategy O would use on him.  He also appears to exhibit a large number of the characteristics of the "psychopath" or "anti-social" personality researched and expounded on by Dr. Robert Hare and Dr. J. Reid Malloy.

I wouldn't be surprised if more of the same behaviors by Joran will soon be uncovered.

Interested in hearing your thoughts.

Stan

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