John Ziegler joins the Felony Friday show for a fourth time to expose the out of control fraud that has occurred during the Penn State settlement process as a resulted of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. . Some background on John Ziegler, he’s a documentary filmmaker, director and author. John has a podcast called The World According to Zig, and he’s a columnist at Mediaite. And he’s without a doubt the most knowledgeable person on the Penn State/Sandusky/Paterno scandal. There are two reasons why I
On today’s show Felony Friday host John Odermatt is joined by John Koufos. John holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, as well as a law degree from the Fordham University School of Law. John served on the Governor Chris Christie’s Opiate Task Force, and built the New Jersey Reentry Corporation. After designing the program, John was named Executive Director and worked with the Christie Administration and five former Governors to implement effective evidence-based reentry services.
On today’s episode of Felony Friday Ta’Rell Burton Sr. joins host John Odermatt to discuss his journey from convicted murderer to becoming a positive force for change in the community. Ta’Rell is the founder of A True Change, which is a non-profit organization that promotes stability and guidance to inner city at risk-youth and families by providing resources and education. The goal is to help these individuals build a foundation for self-betterment, achievements, and positive lifestyle change. In 2003, Ta’Rell
Today on Felony Friday Gracie Walker joins host John Odermatt to share how she spent more than a decade in prison for the “crime” of introducing two people. In 2007, Gracie was convicted of Conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance in the Northern District of Texas. She was sentenced to 290 months. Gracie was not charged or convicted of selling drugs, rather she was sentenced to prison for introducing two people. When she was arrested, Gracie was a working single mother
On today’s episode Felony Friday host John Odermatt is joined by Sarah Brady Wagner. Seven years ago Sarah was arrested for attempting give someone a couple Adderall during finals when she was an 18 year old college student. Sarah was convicted in 2012 and was in jail from November 2012 to March 2013. This occurred while she was a student at George Mason University in Virginia. Since her conviction, Sarah has been able to get her voting rights restored in VA, and will
Today author Steven Slate joins the show to talk about addiction with Felony Friday host John Odermatt. Steven was drawn to study addiction as a result of his own struggles with drug abuse. Steven and John discuss a controversial book that Steven co-authored with Marc Sheeren and Michele Dunbar, The Freedom Model for Addictions: Escape the Treatment and Recovery Trap. The book calls into questions many commonly held beliefs in regards to addiction. Some of the questions it asks are
Salvatore DeGennaro is today’s guest on Felony Friday. Salvatore is a firearms instructor, International Defensive Pistol Association shooter, and a life-long practitioner of the concealed carry lifestyle who strives to serve as a conduit of reliable information to the masses of new shooters entering the fold. He is a contributing author for USA Carry, Concealed Nation, Self-Defense Rx, The Truth About Guns, and his own blog Reflex Handgun. Salvatore is also an active defender of the Second Amendment and his political
On today’s episode Aaron Gunter joins host John Odermatt to share his journey from felon drug addict to firefighter. What makes this story special is the fact that he did not let mistake define his future. From 2003 – 2015 Aaron was on a terrible path. Aaron was addicted to meth, he was committing crimes by selling drugs, stealing cars and finally conspiracy to commit bank fraud. During this time Aaron Gunter spent more than 7 years in Prison. Now,
On today’s episode Felony Friday host John Odermatt is joined by author Brian Saady. Brian is a politically-independent author who writes about corruption, crony capitalism, human rights, and civil liberties. The pages of his books are filled with eye-opening revelations that are backed up with extensive documentation. Brian has published a three-book series, Rackets, which is about the legalization of drugs and gambling, and the decriminalization of prostitution. He’s also written other books and many articles published on many sites.
On today’s episode of Felony Friday Tray Johns join host John Odermatt. Tray shares what it was like growing up on the south side of Chicago at the height of the crack epidemic, in the late eighties, early nineties. She explains how she came to be sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for 500 dollars worth of drugs. While in prison Tray became a talented jailhouse lawyer and returned home a great organizer. Tray has held a diverse array of roles