- MGM is bullying FBI brass to bend and mold the shooting investigation to their corporate will and needs.
- At almost every turn FBI results and Intel have to be cleared with MGM
- FBI agents doubt Jesus Campos’ gunshot story
( True Pundit ) A growing faction of FBI agents doubt Jesus Campos’ gunshot story that reportedly unfolded during the Oct. 1st Mandalay Bay massacre in Las Vegas.
Before we begin here, it is important to note we have dispatched a reporter to question Campos at his Las Vegas home several times. Our reporter could not get past the armed guard hired to deflect all media in and around his residence. Efforts to question Campos have netted little results and he apparently has gone into hiding again. The last time Campos vanished, he fled to Mexico literally hours after the shooting.
FBI agents are experiencing similar frustration in Las Vegas, where they allege MGM is bullying FBI brass to bend and mold the shooting investigation to their corporate will and needs. At almost every turn FBI results and Intel have to be cleared with MGM, FBI insiders said. Hence, the ever-changing timeline of the shooting by alleged killer Stephen Paddock.
And the now refusal to hold additional press briefings on the results of the shooting probe. Those have been shut down by MGM legal personnel, sources said. The media and the public are not entitled to have lingering and troubling questions addressed by public ‘safety’ officials who apparently now take their orders from a corporate gaming and entertainment conglomerate.
MGM Resorts, in short, is strong-arming and bullying the FBI led by Las Vegas FBI SAC Aaron Rouse, a disciple of embattled FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Rouse was appointed to the post by now-fired FBI Director James Comey.
If accurate — and there is little reason to doubt veteran federal law enforcement — this is certainly another black eye for the embattled FBI. We have already reported the Clark County Sheriff’s office is simply rubber stamping FBI decisions and has little autonomy of the probe.
- MGM security personnel are “undermanned, underpaid, under-trained.”
- Sources say calls to police are ALWAYS a last resort at any MGM property
- They never want police involved. They want no public record of incidents at MGM properties.
- There are no cameras in hallways. And none in the stairwells either
- High Rollers like Paddock are treated like untouchables
( By Wayne Allyn Root ) I met in-person days ago with MGM security personnel. They called me and requested a meeting. They told me a story of a company that is simply a mess…filled with disgruntled employees…faulty equipment…no one with any training for a crisis…no one STILL with any idea what to do in case of emergency…and to top it off…
A full-blown mutiny going on.
Here are just a few highlights of our conversation:
*MGM security personnel are “undermanned, underpaid, under-trained.” That’s a quote direct from security supervisors.
*My sources say because MGM is heavily in debt and desperately trying to save money, and because executives see security as a department that “produces no profit,” MGM made decisions to savage the security budget.
*Most of MGM security is disarmed. Only supervisors have weapons. And they are in their offices, or the control room. If there’s trouble, they are far away, leaving unarmed guards unable to defend guests or themselves for long periods of time. Guards feel helpless.
*There is a petition at this very moment from MGM employees demanding guards be armed because employees do not feel safe at work.
*Security guards are so upset they are planning to unionize at every MGM property, all at once, in the coming days.
*My MGM security sources believe MGM security guard Jesus Campos is a key part of this mess. There are many questions that need to be answered about Campos.
He’s the only witness to the worst mass shooting in U.S. history and his only interview EVER was with a comedian (Ellen Degeneres) whose show is sponsored by MGM and who makes millions with her own slot machines at MGM casinos? MGM has just made things worse. They are digging the hole deeper.
*Media critics have asked why Campos was sent alone to the 32nd floor? Because of budget cuts and severe understaffing, MGM guards are almost always sent alone on calls.
*MGM has lots of guards on the casino floor, but often has only 3 guards on duty for thousands of guest rooms. Unarmed guards.
*Many critics have asked after Campos was shot, why were police not called quickly. My sources say calls to police are ALWAYS a last resort at any MGM property. They never want police involved. They want no public record of incidents at MGM properties.
*Secondly, they report MGM security has cheap, faulty equipment. Their radios are the worst problem. They often don’t work, or suffer “dead zones” all over the hotels. Campos may have been unable to reach his supervisors for crucial minutes. He may have been forced to use his personal cell phone.
*Contrary to public perception, there are no cameras in hallways. And none in the stairwells either- meaning a shooter could quickly escape to the street without video images.
*High Rollers like Paddock are treated like untouchables. Security personnel cannot question them for fear of being instantly fired.
*Paddock studied Mandalay Bay. He knew the shift change times. There is a shift change at 9:59 PM. That’s why the shooting took place around 10 PM. It’s a time of mass confusion.
*Incredibly, MGM security has never been trained for mass shooting, or terror attack scenarios. No one had any idea what to do. My sources say they still don’t.
*MGM has no TAC team. Wynn has a TAC team. Wynn has been training for a mass casualty scenario since 2015. MGM is just starting that training now.
*The timeline for the shooting is not easy to establish. Yes, traffic on MGM radios (when they work) is recorded. But it’s very hard to retrieve and piece together accurate timelines.
Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos will appear on the Ellen Degeneres show Wednesday. The show was taped Tuesday and approved for airing by MGM media officials who set up the interview. Campos is interviewed along with Mandalay Bay maintenance worker Stephen Schuck.
True Pundit foretold days ago that Jesus Campos, under a gag order from MGM for weeks, would break his silence during a controlled and scripted network television appearance.
That True Pundit revelation was on Oct. 15th
But people are already asking: Are we talking about the same Jesus Campos here?
Ellen DeGeneres : Tomorrow, the first people to encounter the Las Vegas shooter are here – security guard Jesus Campos and building engineer Stephen Schuck
- Female operator instructed him to answer his hotel room door where four men (two armed guards, a security guy, and an FBI agent) simultaneously met him
Investigator Nick Falco has posted a series of tweets confirming his claims that he was banned “for life” by MGM management.
Falco told Intellihub exclusively that he received a phone call from the front desk of Mandalay Bay shortly before 7:30 p.m. in which a female operator instructed him to answer his hotel room door where four men (two armed guards, a security guy, and an FBI agent) simultaneously met him. Falco was then told to pack up his belongings before the FBI agent conducted a subsequent inspection of his room.
Nick Falco’s tweets about his investigation:
1. I questioned the
#LasVegas shooting narrative. I went to Mandalay Bay to check for myself After 24 hours I was banned for life from MGM
3. There’s 1000s of surveillance cameras in gaming area, mostly visible There’s a surveillance camera in each main elevator. You cant hide.
4. Some People have said Paddock used service elevator w his girlfriends ID- this is FALSE There are No locks, No signs, No keys required
5. Police said Paddock used service elevators. Why? To bypass security? Service elevators arent prohibited from guests. No signs. No locks
6. There are visible surveillance cameras in all service elevators. There was no reason for Paddock to use these to get around security.
7. Red dot is service elevator. Main elevators are in middle. I’m pointing to Paddocks room Why did Paddock use service elevator? It’s far
8. I had clear view of Paddocks room, concert & fuel tanks Shooter didnt need 2nd window to shoot people & fuel tanks Why break 2 windows?
9. There is an exit staircase right next to Paddock’s room. No locks, no alarms, no signs & most importantly? No Cameras.
12. MGM admits that they track your location through your phone whether or not Wifi is used! Heavy surveillance! https://www.mgmresorts.com/en/privacy-policy.html …
11. There are at least 3 Samsung Smart TVs in Paddocks suite
13. I was evicted after less than 24 hours but a shooter w 23 rifles was at their hotel for 7 days & they didn’t know?
14. I was evicted & banned for life from all MGM properties. Why? For asking Q’s & wanting to know the truth. I didnt break any laws End
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – “The loss of life and the injuries sustained, and amount of individuals involved, we are talking millions and millions of dollars, possibly hundreds of millions of dollars.”
That’s how much MGM might have to pay out to victims of the 1 October shooting, according to Michael Cristalli at the Law offices of Gentile Cristalli Miller Armeni Savarese.
We’ve already seen the first lawsuits, including class action lawsuits filed as a result of the shooting, and Cristalli said he is not surprised.
“The only thing that can be done is to try and make individuals whole is to file a lawsuit and seek monetary awards. Certainly it’s not going to put their loved ones back on earth or make them right completely, but it’s the only option they have,” he said.
According to Cristalli, MGM could have to pay every single person who was in attendance the night of the shooting, as well as the families of those who lost someone. The lawsuit will also take into account every person injured whether physically or mentally. The money, Cristalli said will be used for medical expenses, time victims had to take off work, future medical expenses, funerals and any emotional trauma caused.
“In a single case, damages could be in the millions and millions of dollars,” he said.
If a single cases could mean millions, that means MGM could be on the hook for not only the 546 injured, but those who are now emotionally scarred, meaning potentially tens of thousands of people.
“A company like MGM has massive amounts of liability coverage,” he explained. “They would be equipped as far as being able to cover the losses from these claims.”
As for whether or not MGM will go to court, or possibly settle out of court, Cristalli said that decision is a likely a long ways away, but added he doesn’t believe MGM will be backing down
Thomas Wictor on twitter says lawsuit is the reason why Las Vegas massacre story is confusing but lawsuits will force the truth out:
It’s all going to come out, because lawsuits will force it all out.
People are keeping their mouths shut in order to mitigate the legal damage.
THIS is why the story is so confusing.
The hotel will be sued, the city of Las Vegas will be sued, the gun stores will sued, and the gun MANUFACTURERS will be sued.
MGM has hired a crisis management team. The lawsuits are going to run into the hundreds of millions. As will the legal fees.
Paige Gasper,who was injured in the mass shooting in Las Vegas , filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against MGM Resorts International, the festival organizer and a company that makes ‘bump stocks’
Read more: Las Vegas Review Journal.
LAS VEGAS MASSACRE UPDATE: FBI GOT OVER 1,000 EVIDENCE, SHERIFF AND MGM SHARE TIMELINE AGREEMENT, FIRST LAWSUIT, MGM HIRES TOP CRISIS PR FIRM
FBI: Over 1,000 pieces of evidence have been collected in Las Vegas shooting investigation
They’ve conducted hundreds of interviews, run down over 2,000 leads, conducted an extensive review of digital media on multiple devices, analyzed about 1,000 pieces of evidence, reviewed hundreds of hours of video and completed over 1,800 victim questionnaires, Rouse said. . Read more – http://cbsn.ws/2wSDM8h
Sheriff Lombardo, MGM in agreement on latest Las Vegas shooting timeline
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said at a Friday press conference that LVMPD and MGM Resorts are now in agreement on the timeline on the Oct. 1 mass shooting at Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip.
READ MORE → http://bit.ly/2ymViVm
MGM Resorts International has hired a leading crisis management firm
Las Vegas Review-Journal reports:
MGM Resorts International has hired a leading crisis management firm following the Oct. 1 shooting at one of its properties.
The casino operator selected New York-based corporate communications firm Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher to assist in responding to inquires from media and investors regarding the investigation into the Mandalay Bay shooting.
“Joele Frank is a top notch leading crisis PR firm. They are one of a handful of agencies with the deep strategic communications skills necessary to communicate effectively for MGM to consumers, the industry and shareholders,” said Torossian.
Woman files 1st lawsuit against MGM Resorts over Las Vegas shooting
Las Vegas Review Journal report:
A 21-year-old woman who was among the hundreds injured in a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival has filed a lawsuit against MGM Resorts International.
Along with MGM Resorts, the complaint filed Tuesday in Clark County District Court names the estate of gunman Stephen Paddock, who fired into the festival crowd the night of Oct. 1, killing 58 concertgoers and injuring 489 others
Audio of Mandalay Bay engineer Stephen Schuck reporting the shooting: