The Headlines are Only Half the Story

You may have heard about the Silk Road scandal in Time magazine, Wired magazine, or any of a hundred other places.

Curtis Green took a job working for a company called Silk Road, where (unknown to Curtis) his boss, nicknamed “Dread Pirate Roberts,” was trafficking drugs over the internet.

When the FBI and the DEA got wind of it, they set Curtis up in a sting operation, staging a drug bust using planted evidence.

When Curtis’s boss found out about it, he hired a hit man to cover his trail, but the FBI found out about it and staged Curtis’s assassination. The Dread Pirate Roberts got two life sentences for his crimes, but the story wasn’t over.

The FBI and DEA agents that were investigating the crimes decided to steal millions from Silk Road.  Now they’re also in prison.

Curtis wants to tell his story and clear his name. Due to legal issues, he hasn’t been able to talk or write about what happened–until now. As you can imagine, the legal bills were staggering.  So I’ve agreed to help him start a fundraiser so that he can pay for some basic help on the writing and editing of his amazing autobiography.  We’ll be kicking the fundraiser off next week, offering exciting gifts and prizes, but we need your help.

If you’ve got a blog, we’d like you to share our page when it’s up.  If you’re on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, we’d be very grateful if you would share our posts or mention it.

If you can email my assistant, Kami, at kami_marynda[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][at]yahoo[dot]com, we’ll make sure that you get the links that you need. Curtis is hiring me to do some editing on his autobiography and a portion of the funds that I receive from that will go to pay medical expenses for my son Ben, who suffered a traumatic brain injury three years ago.  (Yes, we’re still paying on that!)

Thank you in advance for your help and consideration.

David Farland



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