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Defending Ted Gunderson:
Exposing Stew Webb

Jackie McGauley's "Curious" Remark Leads Stew Webb
To Claim that Ted Gunderson 'Murdered' Richard Post

[Editor's Note Sep. 15, 2006. The info below is posted at Stew Webb's web site, . Webb offers this 'documentation' as "proof" that Ted Gunderson was somehow involved in the murder of a man by the name of Richard Carl Post. The "proof" offered here is typical of Webb's fantasy dominated psychosis and his reckless disregard for anything that even hints at truthfulness or honesty. Webb reproduces an e-mail from Jackie McGauley, a mother of one of the abused children from the McMartin Preschool case and a person who had an intimate, live-in relationship with Ted Gunderson for about four years, from approximately 1986 or 87 until 1990 or perhaps 1991. The relationship ended badly, but I'll save the details for another article. Suffice it to say that McGauley had a bad temper and an inferiority complex which caused stormy relations with many people, including Ted Gunderson. Around 2000 or 2001, McGauley, along with Barbara Hartwell, Virginia McCullough, Kathleen Sullivan, Kathy Kasten, Kate Dixon, and Stew Webb began an all out assault on Ted Gunderson's character, using the internet as their main weapon of choice.

In the "proof" offered below by our self described "Whistle Blower" Stew Webb, we see an e-mail dated Feb. 12, 2003 from Jackie McGauley in which she expresses a curiosity about whether Richard Carl Post was murdered at a Mexican clinic that Ted (unverified by me at this writing) may have had some connection. The clinic was called Sierra Clinic. From that simple, gossipy 'curiosity' from McGauley, Webb springs into psychotic high gear and launches a full blown fantasy in which he has Richard Post being "tortured & cut apart at Gunderson & Munott's Sierra Clinic." Webb wrote those words in the margins of a newspaper article he posted at his website * concerning the Richard Post case. There is also the hand written words of another man under that article - those of Ted Gunderson himself. Webb clearly obtained this newspaper article, with Ted's hand written note, from Jackie McGauley. Ted, you should realize, was addressing the note to Jackie McGauley, not to Richard Post as Blower Webb asserts.  

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(The nature of Ted's comments in that note to Jackie reflects the tempestuous state of their relationship. A large portion of the conflict which Ted had with Jackie McGauley concerned her resentment towards him in the McMartin investigations and especially with the McMartin tunnel dig and excavation. After they broke up, McGauley wanted the whole world to know the SHE was responsible for the tunnel dig, rather than Gunderson. The facts reveal the opposite, but I'll have to save that one for another day.)

To make it abundantly clear to the reader who murdered Richard Post, I'm posting the text of a news release from the Department of Justice, dated November 1, 2002 *, which identifies the conviction of John Bryon Krueger for the murder of Richard Carl Post. His co-defendant was a woman by the name of Kimberly Bailey. No where in that news release do I see mention of the name "Ted Gunderson." Note too the date of the release, Nov. 1, 2002. Here we have McGauley guessing whether Post was killed at the Sierra Clinic and Wildman Webb, jumping a quantum leap ahead, flat out saying that Post was murdered at "Gunderson & Mutton's Sierra Clinic" on Feb. 12, 2003, at a time when the Justice Department already sent out a news release three months earlier identifying the person responsible for the murder.


Webb needed more filler material for his "Ted did it" page on the circumstances surrounding the Post murder, so he adds an article about the case written by Kevin Cox called "A Case of Foul Play". While the Cox article makes no mention of Ted Gunderson, it does indicate that Richard Post was at one time an informant for the FBI. That might be worth bearing in mind because Ted Gunderson caught Wildman Stew Webb inadvertently identifying himself as an FBI informant in a video tape * Webb had recorded in December 2001. What makes that serendipitous discovery even more interesting, is Ted's later discovery, that the original video tape he had viewed with Webb's admission of his FBI informant status, was surreptitiously REPLACED in his condo with an IDENTICAL video tape, but with the 30 second admission EDITED OUT. Ted was able to obtain another copy of Webb's original video and makes it available on his web site. I wrote out Webb's exact words from that video tape in the link below.

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Anyone who catches Webb in one of his gross slanders directed against Ted Gunderson (or other Webb 'enemies') and sends a letter of support to me or some other chat list that Webb reads, will often get an e-mail from Webb himself, perhaps adding their name to his 'lawsuit'*. This happened to a man in the U.K. by the name of John Allman. It's a bit amusing to see the reaction of a sober and serious fellow like John Allman responding -seriously-to a full blown nutjob like Webb.

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I have more on this pathetic accusation against Ted, but I'll leave it here for the time being.

I plan to continue to expose the facts surrounding every outrageous fabrication and slander that Webb has leveled at Ted Gunderson until the happy day comes when Webb is recommitted to the Springfield Missouri psycho ward-where he is so sadly missed by inmates and guards alike. ...Ken Adachi]
Feb. 12, 2003

Posted at
McMartin Preschool Case another Murder?

FBI-CIA Ted Gunderson Claims to Fame. In fact he was a Shadow Government Plant to Obstruct Justice.

Feb. 12, 2003
From: (Jackie McGauley)
To:Stew Webb

I worked closely with Rick Post in the late 80's. Ted Gunderson was mad because I shared research with Rick, he wanted it all for himself. Rick was murdered in Mexico at a "medical clinic" I am curious if it was Sierra Clinic.(With ties to Ted Gunderson)

A Case of Foul Play
Private investigator Richard Post disappeared more than three years ago. Believed dead, he left a confusing trail of deceit and broken hearts. But as
his wild case heads toward federal court, one of his alleged kidnappers claims he's still alive. Will the real story ever be known?

By Kevin Cox

It was a tough spot, but if anyone could talk his way out of it, it was Richard Carl Post. Two men posing as Mexican cops kidnapped Post in front of a Tijuana pharmacy on a summer day in 1998. They took him to an abandoned house and duct-taped him to a chair in a shower stall.

Post was one of San Diego's most notorious private investigators, 52 years old, tall and thin, with dark hair and eyes. Handsome, in a rugged, manly sort of way, Post looked like a private investigator. Like Magnum, P.I., without the mustache.He could talk a broad out of her skivvies in Main Street, another private investigator says of Post. But on this day, one of Post's former girlfriends allegedly was also one of his kidnappers. An affidavit filed in the case by an FBI agent identifies her as Janet Fleming, and describes what happened next. She used pliers and squeezed Post's fingers as a form of torture, the affidavit says. Then one of the other kidnappers took the pliers, and pinched Post's fingernails. Post screamed in pain through the duct tape and then was allowed to appeal to Fleming.Post asked her why she was doing this to him, and was inquiring if it was because of the other women. Fleming advised that was not the reason, but it was simply because he had stolen money from her. No one has seen Post since then. His body has never been found. Many doubt it ever will be. One source believes Post was killed "Mexican style" and parted out like a stolen car. "He was chopped up, and they weren't worried about anybody ever find ing him. With no body, police at first considered Post just another missing person. His family filed the usual report to open a case with San Diego Police. But they also had some evidence: love letters from Fleming to Post. "I'm just so deeply in love with you ... you're all I can think of", a source quotes from the letters. "She was really ... obsessed with him", the source says.  "But she found out that he really wasn't romancing her. He was going after her wallet." Post's attorney, Joseph Dicks, did not respond to interview requests.

Those who knew Post say they're not surprised he disappeared mysteriously. "He was pretty well known for being a sleaze guy, hanging around with the wrong crowd," says a San Diego lawyer. "I just can't imagine him coming to a good end anywhere in life." Post's story offers a different view of San Diego, one that doesn't show up in the picture postcards. It's a story of sex, scams and shady characters. I's a story with famous and infamous names: Dr. Deepak Chopra, the world-renowned author and lecturer from La Jolla, and Svetlana Orgorodnikova, a convicted Russian spy. While most private investigators work their cases quietly ”they're private investigators, after all” Post was always drawing attention to himself. That's how he met Chopra. Or more accurately, Chopra's lawyers. In court documents, they accuse Post of trying to shake down Chopra. They say Post was behind a sexual harassment lawsuit against Chopra, filed by a woman named Joyce Weaver.

In 1995, Post and Weaver plotted together to fabricate a lawsuit, court documents say. That same year, Chopra's lawyers accused Post of arranging the theft of confidential legal documents from their law firm. The lawyers alleged Post was working for one of San Diego's largest and most prestigious law firms”Gray, Cary, Ware & Freidenrich”, the same firm representing Weaver. So Chopra went after Gray Cary ”along with Post” in February 1997. The case dragged on for three years, until Chopra dropped it. By then, he had prevailed against Weaver, the woman who had alleged sexual harassment. After deliberating for less than 10 minutes, according to court documents filed in that case, a jury returned a verdict in favor of Dr. Chopra and all his companies on all of Weaver's claims. The Weaver case was just one lawsuit involving Post. Court files show more than a dozen civil cases filed against him, including two divorces and a paternity suit. There were several judgments against him, including one for more than $22,000. According to documents filed in that case, Post passed off a reproduction as an original Diego Rivera painting. The court files also tell his life story. In the 1970s, he was a construction worker and a deck hand on a sport-fishing boat. One file notes Post was "claiming that he was in Army intelligence when he was in the Army ... for a two-year period of time." By 1982, Post was sounding like a real spy. "He has frequently eluded [sic] ... that he works for the Central Intelligence Agency," according to his first wife.

Years later, Post told another private investigator an incredible story about working with the CIA "to kidnap the leaders of a Mexican drug cartel." "The CIA and I are putting together a, ah, thing," another private investigator quotes Post as saying, "to pay off the Arellano brothers" jet pilot. And we're gonna get the Arellano brothers and put 'em on the airplane and gas 'em and bring [them] up here to the United States." Some people don't believe any of it. But they're cautious about saying so. They'll talk about Post, but they don't want their names used. "He was a wanna-be, a guy who watched too many Bond movies," a lawyer says. "He wanted everybody to think he was the big shot, the mystery guy with the heavy connections. I don't buy that s--- for a minute." For a secret agent, Post's life was proceeding in a very public way. In a December 1991 issue of The San Diego Weekly Reader, Post is quoted extensively in an article about Satanic cults. He even goes hunting for Satanists in East County ”with a 12-gauge shotgun and a Bowie knife” but doesn't find any.

That doesn't stop him from hinting darkly about vast conspiracies of devil worshipping. "There are some "local elected officials" involved, but he won't name them," the Reader article says.  "˜I have a feeling that no one is doing anything about it," the article quotes Post as saying. "I couldn't turn my back on it." There are some people who literally swear by Post's sincerity. In a deposition filed in Chopra's case, a female witness describes the day she met Post. "He entered my world very softly," she testified.  "And all I can remember from that time period, in talking with him, is that he was like a little angel who came to my door, because he was just so kind and so real, and gentle." His energy was just so wonderful. I really, really enjoyed his company, and I don't know really what we talked about. I had a very stressful day, and he was like a gift ... of fresh air." Women loved Post, and he loved them. But sometimes, he loved more than one at a time.

And Fleming allegedly wanted to make more people go away. On December 22, 1999, Fleming met with an undercover FBI agent at a San Diego hotel. She believed Krueger and others were trying to kill her. Fleming wanted to kill Krueger and two other men, and gave the undercover agent $10,000 cash.“All I know is there are three people out to get me, and it’s a survival contest,” the federal court file quotes Fleming as saying. “I will do whatever has to be done to survive. I deserve to live. They don't " But Fl eming told the undercover agent Krueger's death couldn't look suspicious, because the feds would quickly blame her. "If there's a natural way for John to have an accident ... this is the way to do it," she said, according to the court file. Then Fleming and the undercover agent talked money. "Ten thousand [was] just a down payment, and he expected to receive $10,000 per body. [She] agreed," according to the court file. The FBI arrested Janet Fleming and John Krueger in April 2000 for the murder of Rick Post. Humberto Iribe was arrested in Mexico. If Krueger is good enough on the witness stand, the deal says the feds will ask the judge to give him no more than 12 years in prison. Fleming's murder trial is scheduled to start June 18 in federal court. Her attorney, Philip Demassa, says Fleming is the victim in this case.“She thinks this was all set up by Krueger and Post,” Demassa says. “She doesn't think anything happened to [Post]." Demassa says Fleming was selling machines to cure cancer" he calls them "biofrequency devices." And he showed San Diego Magazine a videotape with testimonial after testimonial from people who say the devices cured them of cancer and other illnesses. He acknowledges Fleming made millions of dollars by selling the machines.

"Fleming gave $30,000 to $40,000 a month to Post," Demassa says."Post and Krueger started stealing from her" Fleming told Demassa that Post stole 1,000 of the devices from her ”worth $1.4 million. It's not like he's destitute and disappeared," Demassa says.

And if Post is dead, there are lots of potential suspects, according to Demassa. "He's an amoral guy. I hate to say anything about someone if he's not around, but there's a serious issue about what's going on." A letter from the prosecutor in the case, assistant U.S. Attorney Barbara Major, may help prove Demassa's point. Citing uncorroborated FBI evidence, Major writes that “in 1997, Mexican authorities suspected Richard Post was extorting Chinese citizens who were seeking illegal immigration into the U.S., and that he may have co-opted a Mexican intelligence officer in furtherance of his extortion scheme. "The FBI also learned that Mexican authorities wanted to talk to Mr. Post about these activities, and there was a suggestion that violence might be used during questioning."

The U.S Attorney's office declined to comment on the letter or any other aspect of the case. Krueger's attorney was unavailable for comment. Whatever happened to him, Post was playing a dangerous game. In an April 1999 confidential report on Post's disappearance, the FBI acknowledges that he was an informant for the feds, using the code name Jim Green. Citing a San Diego Police investigation, the FBI report says Post "may have fled with between half a million and $1 million"  The FBI cut off the relationship with Post, who became just another former source. "Given the circumstances ... it is recommended this source be discontinued, and the file be placed in closed status," the report concludes.
Demassa says the government has so many problems with its case "like using an informant who's a convicted Russian spy" that the U.S. Attorney's office is ready to deal. "I've heard 20 years" Demassa says.  "I think they're more comfortable saying she tricked him down there [to Mexico] than she was involved in the murder." But Fleming won't take the deal, her attorney says. She claims to have evidence that Post is still alive. Most believe that's highly unlikely. Then again, if anyone can come back to life, it's Richard Carl Post.

In 1997, Janet Fleming hired Post to investigate employee theft at her company. According to documents filed in federal court, “Fleming sold ‘black boxes,’ machines she claimed emitted electromagnetic waves that could cure a variety of diseases.” People across the country were buying them. Prices started at $1,400. Business was so good there were reportedly several offices around San Diego to handle the packaging and shipping. In six months, one office did more than $1 million in sales. Post took advantage of Fleming, a source says. “He saw the nice little dollar figure in her eyes, and concentrated on romancing her.” Fleming was a mystery woman, according to sources. She had at least three different photo IDs, saying she was 5-foot-8 and 135 pounds, or 5-foot-10 and  170.

The photos are all different, too. According to someone who's seen them, Fleming is wearing no makeup, then some makeup. Straight brown hair, then fluffy and curled. The IDs say she was born in 1958, 1959 or 1963. She also used at least three different names: Janet Fleming, Kimberly Bailey and Kimberly Davis. The feds were finding out a lot about Janet Fleming. The Food & Drug Administration started investigating her business. Fleming and Post started getting nervous.“They were both aware the feds were looking at them," a source says. "They had planned to shut down the business ... and take the money and go vacation someplace. They would leave separately, so his disappearance didn't seem unusual. He would go first." It was August 1998, and Post did go first. But the feds say he didn’t go voluntarily. Enter John Krueger, Post’s former friend and partner. Krueger is thin, with dark hair and eyes, like Post. But he was noticeably shorter and a lot younger, in his early 30s. His large forehead helped give him a boyish appearance. But that was the end of the innocence. FBI agents working the case used an informant to get to Krueger. He pleaded guilty in October 2001 to plotting to kidnap Post. He cut a deal with the U.S. Attorney’s office in San Diego and agreed to testify against Fleming. An affidavit describes the following sequence of events, recorded in a conversation between Krueger and an informant. Krueger told Fleming that Post was stealing from her company and that he was having affairs with other women. Post was in big trouble, and not just with Fleming. She had given Post $10,000 to give to a man named Humberto Iribe, who is believed to have ties to organized crime in Mexico. But Iribe never got the money. Just before Post disappeared, Krueger arranged a meeting at Horton Plaza between Fleming and Iribe. Then Krueger says he received a voicemail from Fleming, telling him Post had been kidnapped. The next day, Krueger went to Mexico, where he saw Fleming and Iribe sitting at a table in a restaurant, laughing. Krueger says he confronted them, and Iribe told Krueger that Post would not be hurt.
The FBI used another informant to trick Fleming. That woman is Svetlana Orgorodnikova, a Russian spy convicted in the explosive espionage case
involving former FBI agent Richard Miller. The FBI wired Orgorodnikova with a body recorder. Fleming was recorded saying Iribe told her they had to kill Post because he had seen their faces. When Iribe asked Fleming what she wanted done with Post, Fleming said, “Do what you have to do.”

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