Craig J. Spence
Revision as of 17:26, 12 May 2018 by Marionumber1 (Add Wapost quotes)
Family and early life
Consulting in Japan
DC blackmail operation
New York arrest
Final months and death
- Michael Aquino? (possible "boss" of both Spence and King)
- Earlier life coverage
- Spence's home in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington DC
- Call boy ring exposure
- Washington Times, "POWER BROKER SERVED DRUGS, SEX AT PARTIES BUGGED FOR BLACKMAIL", 1989/06/30
- Washington Post, "THE SHADOW WORLD OF CRAIG SPENCE", 1989/07/18
- "Economics consultant Rinfret said Spence tried to create an image of mystery and intrigue to attract international clients. "He did cultivate that image. It was a commercial objective: Saying, 'I'm in,' " Rinfret said. "I really thought he was CIA. He always tended to be a bit mysterious. ... He ran his own intelligence network in the U.S. and Japan. ... He made himself fascinating.""
- "Some believe that Spence may have been up to something with the electronic equipment that friends observed in the house."
- "After working as a press secretary for Massachusetts state Speaker John F.X. Davoren for a couple years, Spence worked at WCBS in New York, and then signed on as a Vietnam correspondent for ABC in 1969-70. "He was a mystery man," remembers colleague Jim Kincaid, now an anchor of WVEC-TV in Norfolk. "Craig always looked like he had learned something that no one else knew." Trotta recalls that Spence pulled disappearing acts in Vietnam -- sometimes for weeks at a time -- leading people to think he was killed. Then he'd turn up, refusing to say where he'd been."
- New York arrest
- NYPD incident report of his arrest on 1989/07/31 (redacts information, doesn't mention the NYPD officer who Nick Bryant interviewed)
- Washington Times, "Spence arrested in N.Y., released; Once-host to powerful reduced to begging, sleeping in park", 1989/08/09
- Washington Times, "SPENCE ARRESTED IN N.Y., RELEASED BIZARRE INTERVIEW IS NO NIGHT ON THE TOWN", 1989/08/09
- Washington Post, "SPENCE FACES DRUG, WEAPON CHARGES AFTER BEING FOUND IN NEW YORK HOTEL", 1989/08/09
- New York Times, "Lobbyist Is Arrested in New York", 1989/08/10
- Washington Post, "D.C. SEX SCANDAL FIGURE TAPED FAREWELL TO FRIENDS", 1989/11/13
- New York Times, "The Worst Marriage in Georgetown", 2012/07/06 - admits that Spence was covertly recording what went on at his house; mentions Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel at one point