Hellerstein, Alvin K.
Is 9-11 Judge Working for Israel?
by Christopher Bollyn
Hellerstein is the federal judge in the
More than 6 years after 9-11, not one victim's case has gone to trial. Hellerstein has done everything under the sun to prevent a liability trial from occurring. In a most unusual move, for example, the first trials to be heard are only damages trial to determine the amount of compensation rather than to determine liability for the crime of the century.
Now, Hellerstein is tightly restricting the evidence that the plaintiffs may present at the first trial, as reported in the New York Times on October 18, 2007. Hellerstein ruled "that he would exclude some of the plaintiffs’ more sensational and speculative evidence" in the trial, which is to begin on November 5. Hellerstein's ruling "was a blow for plaintiffs in this and possibly other wrongful death cases stemming from the attacks, and could accelerate the pace of settlements," the Times reported.
ONLY 12 CASES REMAIN
Joseph Wayland, a lawyer for the airlines, told the Times that only 12 wrongful death cases remained.
In the first
damages trial, the Ambrose case, Hellerstein ruled that the jury would not be
allowed to see photographs of at least one of the hijackers and Dr. Ambrose
separately passing through a security checkpoint at
“It’s a very, very limited inquiry, and the judge is trying to make sure that liability issues and other matters that might distract the jury from the limited issue before them are kept out,” Wayland said. Excluding evidence and keeping the inquiry "very limited" is what the process overseen by Hellerstein has been doing for the past six years, since the 9-11 litigation began.
HELLERSTEIN'S CONFLICT OF INTEREST
In the 9-11
litigation, Judge Hellerstein has a very serious conflict of interest, which the
A key defendant in
the 9-11 litigation is Huntleigh
wife is a devoted Zionist and his late sister Helene Mulhall left the
family members have lived and died in
There is one
document about Alvin K. Hellerstein that suggests that he has been working with
the Israeli state since the mid-1950s. Because of the urgency of the 9-11
litigation, I am presenting this document with these comments. In the summer of
1956, as the Suez Crisis developed between
The 1940s and 50s was a time when Mexico City was one of the key points through which U.S. military contraband and airplanes were sent to Israel – in violation of U.S. law. One of the key players in this weapons and airplane smuggling was a man named Hank Greenspun, whose son Brian was one of Bill Clinton's best friends.
Photo: Zionist Weapons Smuggler "Hank" Greenspun
As the PBS
biography of Herman "Hank" Milton Greenspun (1909-1989) says in its
Photo: Jewish Mobster "Bugsy" Siegel
A few months after
Siegel's death, PBS reported, Greenspun became involved in the Jewish
organization Haganah and purchased weapons from around the world and smuggled
In 1947, with
Zionist forces short of weapons, Greenspun bought and stole machine guns and
airplane parts in
Teddy Kollek raised
money to buy weapons from his office in the Syndicate-run Copacabana Club in
Photo: Brian Greenspun
At the behest of his good friend Brian Greenspun, President Bill Clinton pardoned Al Schwimmer along with a host of other Jewish criminals before leaving office.
Photo: Bill Clinton, Michael Jordan, and Brian Greenspun
Alvin K. Hellerstein traveled from