We deeply appreciate the prayers. The case ended in 2014 with ruling in favor of Dr.Dammai.
After examining evidence at a hearing on Jan 27th, 2014, federal judge Francis Stacy dismissed government's claims and RULED in favor of Dr.Dammai, closing the case as a class B misdemeanor with $500 fine for 'mislabeling' stem cells, a technical error (legal def.: "stem cells and packaging did not contain any directions for use"). The deliberate false charges against Dr.Dammai were DISMISSED when Houston, TX prosecutors Samuel J. Louis and Cedric L. Joubert failed to present a single piece of evidence to support the elaborate lies DOJ, FDA and FBI propagated through press releases meant to create negative public opinion and influence the course of justice. When it came to actually proving their claims, these prosecutors continually schemed to delay trial to force a plea from Dr.Dammai, and strategically added an unnamed defendant to the ongoing case to circumvent the speedy trial clock. After 2 years of fight by Dr.Dammai, these prosecutors added a Mexico citizen with absolutely no connection to the case, knowing it would take many years to present this defendant to the court, IF FBI/FDA even intended to look for this defendant, thus stalling the case. With the trial indefinitely postponed, the only path left for Dr.Dammai to resolve the case within a reasonable time was to agree to a misdemeanor of mislabeling (plea on July 30, 2013) to sever himself from the complex case and then proceed to fight all charges at a later hearing presided by a federal judge. The prosecutors, FDA and FBI exploited this plea as an opportunity to spread more lies via official press releases.
At the Jan 27th 2014 hearing, prosecutors informed court that they will provide evidence and the investigating FDA/FBI agents will be present to testify against Dr.Dammai. However, the FDA and FBI agents did not show up at the hearing, thus avoiding testimony under oath. Prior to Jan 27th hearing, DOJ removed the lead prosecutor Samuel J. Louis after he "resigned" following a pioneering story published by FITSNEWS that implicated Stephen Goldfinch in stem cell crimes, which contradicted the false press releases put out by DOJ, FBI and FDA on Dr.Dammai. Samuel Louis also avoided appearing at the January 27th hearing, a testament to the falsehoods he spread for many years and the coverup of Goldfinch's crimes he personally orchestrated until it was unmasked by FITSNEWS reporting. After Samuel Louis was removed, Cedric L. Joubert, the other prosecutor, sought to gain advantage of the lower burden of proof needed at hearings. He made a calculation that the prosecution 'evidence' against Dr.Dammai would likely meet a lower burden of proof, i.e., preponderance of evidence. However, he failed to meet even this minimum 'preponderance of evidence' standard as required at hearings (as opposed to 'beyond reasonable doubt' standard applied at jury trial). Thus, under the protection of God, and against all odds that prosecutors/FBI/FDA piled on for three years, Dr.Dammai's case ended with a $500 fine for 'mislabeling', a technical error for not labeling vials as "not for human use" or "for in vitro research use only".
The Original Scam by Stephen Goldfinch and Yair Adereth: While Dr.Dammai was busy fighting the case, the despicable South Carolina state Senator Stephen Lewis Goldfinch Jr (A.K.A. Stephen Goldfinch, Senator) spread false witness on Dr.Dammai to hide from public the truth that he was the most prolific illegal stem cell salesman of US origin, selling to Francisco Morales, David Steenblock and other SNAKE OIL practitioners. In light of the 5 million dollars that Goldfinch and Yair Adereth scammed, Stephen Goldfinch ranks at the top of the stem cell fraudsters pile, comfortably beating the next best, a South African man listed on FBI's Most-Wanted, Stephen Van Rooyen, who made $1.2 million dollars. Goldfinch benefited tremendously from the scam he ran for 3-years with his business partner Yair Adereth. Stephen Lewis Goldfinch began his scam while attending part-time MBA program at Citadel in 2005 and continued the fraud through his law school at Charleston School of Law, paying for his MBA and law school with the ill-gotten money. Part of their scheme involved the partner Yair Adereth posing as a medical doctor to fraudulently authorize collection of newborn cord blood/tissues from unsuspecting mothers who delivered at maternity clinics in Conway, SC. Stephen Goldfinch's local connections with these maternity clinics was central in illegally obtaining long-term supply of newborn cord blood from the Conway birthing clinics without the informed consent from the mothers. It is impossible to know, without further investigation, how many mothers of minority background were targeted and victimized by Stephen Goldfinch's greed. The cord blood collected through illegal means was then sent to Medical University of South Carolina for testing, where again Yair Adereth posed as a medical doctor to facilitate testing and processing. Purified stem cells produced for non-human research purposes was then marketed and sold by Stephen Goldfinch and Yair Adereth in a conspiracy to defraud desperate patients with bogus promises that these stem cells would cure their condition. The lucrative scam, described as "heinous crimes", helped Stephen Goldfinch get married and buy houses, one of which was a home in John's Island, SC. Laughably, Stephen Goldfinch and Yair Adereth claim the John's Island residential unit to be their 'Biotech Company', and used it for illegal supply of stem cells to Francisco Morales and other stem cell charlatans. For 3 years, Stephen Goldfinch and Yair Adereth ran a fraudulent scheme that provided illegal medical interventions to patients suffering from neurological and other terminal diseases. Half a man that he is, even as he publicly spread false witness, shifty tales and cunning lies to hoodwink news media, behind the scenes Stephen Goldfinch was lying, crying, begging and pleading at the prosecutors' feet to save his political career. Dr.Dammai has responded (and will continue to respond) to the false witness spread by the disgraced South Carolina politician Stephen Lewis Goldfinch jr. who is endowed with ample immoral values and witless bravado. Although the sordid details of Stephen Goldfinch's crimes still remain buried by the government attorneys Samuel J Louis and Cedric Joubert, (and DOJ, FBI and FDA), the outstanding investigative work by Will Folks of Fitsnews revealed the central theme of Goldfinch's con. Yair Adereth hurriedly left USA to his native country Israel when the investigation began and remains in Tel Aviv.
After FITSNEWS investigation revealed the truth to the public, patients petitioned DOJ to bring SC Senator Stephen Lewis Goldfinch jr to justice for his crimes, but government attorneys Samuel J. Louis and Cedric L. Joubert denied patients their due justice. On multiple occasions Cedric Joubert publicly claimed to news reporters that he intended to prosecute Stephen Goldfinch and the case was being transferred from Texas to Federal court in South Carolina. However, the dishonest prosecutors never transferred the case and DOJ, FBI and FDA continues to cover up the felony crimes of Stephen Goldfinch and Yair Adereth. Faced with these corrupt prosecutors, FBI and FDA, vigilant citizens tried to press their case via social media and emails to the then US Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Citizens also collected substantial evidence in the form of authentic email exchanges between Stephen Goldfinch and the quack doctors who purchased stem cells from Goldfinch, and evidence of payments received by Goldfinch. Images of check payments received by Stephen Goldfinch from Francisco Morales (and other con men) for stem cell purchases were also published via social media by citizens. These emails and checks confirmed that Stephen Goldfinch and Yair Adereth actively conspired with medical conmen in a multi-state scheme to defraud terminally ill patients. Texas newspapers independently confirmed that Stephen Goldfinch and Yair Adereth made 5 Million dollars from fraudulent sale of stem cells across state borders, which are felony violations of interstate commerce at the minimum. FBI, FDA and the two Houston prosecutors, however, have ignored the cries of justice from patients and turned a blind eye to the overwhelming evidence of the "heinous crimes" perpetrated by Stephen Goldfinch and Yair Adereth. The lack of character displayed by the prosecutors, FDA and FBI as it relates to Stephen Lewis Goldfinch jr. and Yair Adereth's crimes is viewed by public as a disgrace to rule of law and principles of equal justice guaranteed under the US law: TheBitchNiche; Stephen Goldfinch- stem cell scammer to stalker