In the mid 1980s, a number of children were reportedly abused both physically and sexually in Nebraska. A few years later, the Franklin Credit Union was raided by federal authorities over a big financial scandal with $40 million missing. The investigations in the two cases started to merge as more young people stepped up to share stories of their sexual abuse. The book The Franklin Cover-Up (AWT, 1996) goes deep inside these scandals to expose the big cover-up.
Senator John W. DeCamp, author of the book, was a Republican state senator in Nebraska and an attorney, who represented some of the victims of the sexual abuse while also an eye witness to what was happening in the legislative committee’s investigation into the financial and child sex abuse and trafficking scandal. DeCamp reveals shocking details of the crimes involving prominent politicians, law enforcement officials, judicial figures, federal agencies, and the mainstream media. While the key suspect in the scandals was political activist Larry King, a Democrat-turned-Republican, the web of the crimes against children went all the way up to D.C. and the White House.
Each chapter in The Franklin Cover-Up is intensely focused on its topic and takes the reader deeper and deeper into the battle between investigators exposing the culprits behind the crimes under investigation and the forces operating to stop them. Many chapters include pictures of people, scans of newspaper clippings and documents, and texts of letters and official documents to complement the information provided by the author.
Being the second edition, this 1996 print has a Part 2, the latter part of the book, which includes events that happened after those detailed in the first edition published in 1992. The second part starts with the suspicious death of former CIA Director William Colby, a respected friend of DeCamp, whom he knew since his Vietnam War days. The second part has more details on the shady operations and cover-ups of federal agencies, mainly FBI and CIA, within and outside America. The author provides a bone-chilling account of what he regards the murder of activist Gordon Kahl by the federal government and the real story of the Oklahoma Bombing.
The Franklin Cover-Up is interesting and in some ways a scary book in that it digs out the very foundation of a corrupt and diseased system that encircles practically everyone. Written some 30 years ago, this book is more relevant today than ever. It’s the red pill that wakes us up to the hidden skeletons buried in our own backyard.