We deeply appreciate the prayers. The case ended in 2014 with ruling in favor of Dr.Dammai.
After examining the 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 (as quoted from the plea agreement: "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 a 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 intend 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 entered on July 30, 2013) to sever himself from the complex case and proceed to fight all other charges at a later hearing presided by federal judge (held on Jan 27th, 2014). The prosecutors, FDA and FBI exploited this plea as an opportunity to spread more lies via official press releases.
Prosecutors informed the federal judge that they will present evidence at the Jan 27th hearing and the investigating FDA/FBI agents will testify against Dr.Dammai. However, the FDA and FBI agents did not show up at the hearing, avoiding testifying under the penalty of oath. Prior to the hearing, DOJ removed the lead prosecutor Samuel J. Louis from the case after he "resigned" following a pioneering story by FITSNEWS in October 2013 which exposed Stephen Goldfinch's main role in the stem cell case. The FITSNEWS investigative piece alerted public to Stephen Goldfinch's criminal activities and countered the false narrative spread by DOJ, FBI and FDA on Dr.Dammai. Samuel Louis 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 FITSNEWS unmasked the truth. After Samuel Louis was removed, Cedric L. Joubert, the other prosecutor, sought to gain advantage of the lower burden of proof applied at hearings. He made a calculation that prosecution's 'evidence' against Dr.Dammai would likely meet lower burden of proof, i.e., preponderance of evidence. However, he failed to meet even the minimum 'preponderance of evidence' standard 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 as a misdemeanor with $500 fine for not labeling vials as "not for human use" or "for in vitro research only".
The Original Scam by Stephen Goldfinch and Yair Adereth: Following the publication of FITSNEWS story, the despicable South Carolina state Senator Stephen Lewis Goldfinch Jr (A.K.A. Stephen Goldfinch, Senator) began spreading false witness on Dr.Dammai to hide the truth from public 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 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 as 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. Dr.Dammai's response is documented in three web pages that cover case details, public statements and events leading up to the Jan 27th hearing. These links have been published by several prominent newspapers and relevant portions of the text from these links have also been reproduced by newspapers as Dr.Dammai's response to Stephen Goldfinch's lies. Although the sordid details of Stephen Goldfinch's crimes still remains buried by government (DOJ, FBI and FDA), the outstanding investigative work by Will Folks of FITSNEWS reveals the central theme of Goldfinch's con and offers a window into how government officials in FDA, FBI and DOJ altered the facts of the case to protect Stephen Goldfinch and Yair Adereth. Yair Adereth hurriedly left USA to his native country Israel 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 continues to deny patients their due justice. On multiple occasions Cedric Joubert publicly declared to news reporters that he intends to prosecute Stephen Goldfinch and promised the case was being transferred from Texas to Federal court in South Carolina. However, the dishonest prosecutor never transferred the case and DOJ, FBI and FDA continue to cover up the felony crimes of Stephen Goldfinch and Yair Adereth. Faced with the corrupt prosecutors, FBI and FDA, some vigilant citizens tried to press for justice by petitioning via social media and sending emails to 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 along with the 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 published via social media by citizens. The emails and checks clearly confirmed that Stephen Goldfinch and Yair Adereth actively conspired with medical con men in a multi-state scheme to defraud terminally ill patients. Texas newspapers independently informed public 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 Houston DOJ prosecutors, however, thus far have ignored the cries for 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 and callous disregard displayed by these 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 under US law: TheBitchNiche; Stephen Goldfinch- stem cell scammer to stalker