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HAD LANCASTER COUNTY (Pennsylvania) LOST IT'S SOVEREIGNTY BEFORE IT LOST IT'S SOUL?1
Authored in May of 1998
time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve
the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice,
he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. And crossing
each other from a million different centers of
energy and daring, those ripples build a current which
can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression.".
by Robert F Kennedy
In 1987 This Plaintiff (Stan J. Caterbone) Had Unjustly Lost His Freedoms, His Rights, And His Pursuit Of Life, Liberty And Justice.
The following report (most identities purposely omitted from this version) is an amazingly true and factual account of an extraordinarily bizarre tragedy that has turned one man's life into an eleven (11)1 year free fall into "Dante's Hell".
On the surface, this is a story of a victim (Stan J. Caterbone) struggling to seek the truth, but in reality, the evidence will conclude that this is a victim, literally, held hostage by virtue of his truth. Later, the preponderance of evidence that Stan Caterbone has amassed and his obsession for meticulously documenting his ordeal might seem eccentric, yet his demonstrated ability to react to events before they unfold appears mystical. And this was his manner in which he tactfully defended and protected his life. It is these actions that have painted the landscape with a dire vengeance for his ruin. His actions will ultimately serve to protect, preserve, and foster the truth of his story, incriminating the culpability of his many perpetrators, while at the same time being twisted and tainted in a relentless manner to attack his credibility.
This is a story of a human being endearing for his rights, living in fear of his life, and the remedial actions required for the truth to set him free. A victim (Stan J. Caterbone) forever believing in his accomplishments and his visions, yet forced to adhere to a life of their diversions. Fatefully, ten years after being taken as a "political hostage", with the aid of numerous arrests and false imprisonment's conveniently falling short convictions, a Federal Judge, Judge Stuart Dalzall, of the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania, opened a "Pandora's Box" into the true colors of the inner workings and politics of ultra conservative Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, a supposedly "God's" country. His findings reeled a dramatic and emotional response from the Lancaster County community that was akin to the assassination of JFK. A community where "obstructions of justice" strikes a startling and stark contrast to the image it so desperately embraces. A community proud of it's "tough on crime" judges, a community of "plain folks" and Amish, and a community settled in a beautiful landscape abundant in an agricultural bounty. This is not a community of compromising integrity. Or so it has been perceived.
Judge Dalzall's extremely controversial findings were responsible for Pennsylvania's own crafting of the "Laurie Bill", the retaliation by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania intended to curb the Federal Courts interference within the respective state's own jurisdictions and proceedings. Or was it a political maneuver to close the lid on "Pandora's Box"? The Pennsylvania Attorney General and the Lancaster County District Attorney have both thrown all their might and all their muscle at turning the tides of Judge Dalzall's findings. This story and Stan Caterbone's rights have been violated and abused by some of the very same principals that were responsible for Judge Dalzall's unsettling revelations. Lancaster County prosecutors were found to have engaged in one of the grossest acts of prosecutorial misconduct "found in the English speaking language", which allegedly occurred in this now famous Lisa Michelle Lambert case, a murder trial which began in the summer of 1992. Subsequently, it is now in the midst of a treacherous appeal process convened by Judge Dalzall. And if so, by fate, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the home of the "Freedom Fighters".
It is this public disclosure, that casts a new light and sudden hope for freedom into Stan Caterbone's unbelievable and horrid story, that begun just four years prior to the murder of Laurie Show. It is the decisive similarities of how both victims were subjected to a very calculated and politically motivated attempts to "frame" and "fabricate circumstances" to obtain the results that justified the means for illicit self-serving interests. This very same conduct, committed by public servants, elected and enlisted to enforce the law, to which Judge Dalzell found so appalling. Conduct, which violated the very same rights their respective offices are commissioned to protect. Conduct, which strikes the meaning of "We The People" from our nation's very own Constitution.
Fortunately, Stan Caterbone's story is laced with a thread of faith, a faith in God. And because of his faith, Stan Caterbone will forever regard Lisa Michelle Lambert2 and Laurie Show as his little "Angels of Justice", a Godsend. An answer to his many prayers, that for the first time in ten years provided a small glimmer of hope, and a few moments of solitude that have materially justified his own tragic experience. The realization that the truth is that much more believable because of the trials and tribulations of Lisa Michelle Lambert. Unfortunately, this revelation came at the unfortunate and untimely death of Laurie. However, it just may be God's intentions of a Higher Purpose.
This story was perpetuated through a gross miscarriage of justice: a tenure of malicious wrongdoing by both the law enforcement community of Lancaster County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as community leaders. A process that continues to obstruct Stan Caterbone's rights for justice. It's mannerisms reach into the inner soul of political and judicial corruption. All in the name of greed, and all in the honor of continuing the status quo of the "Good Ole Boy's" club of Lancaster County. A process obsessed with keeping it's disclosure from escaping beyond the confines of "Pandora's Box". It's a tenure of power that evolved from the days of this country's earliest settlers, but an evolution that has somewhere strayed away from the intent of our constitution;
with total disregard for the law, in total disrespect for the Constitution, and void of many of our civil liberties. This atrocity, like the Lambert case, would have made our founding forefathers revel in disgust and bellow in despair. In fact, their spirits and energies probably are!
The central issue in this story is a cover up, a cover up of mass proportions, and of perplexing design, with national consequences. The fact of the matter is that this cover up has had ramifications throughout this world; specifically the Middle East The cover up would be emphatically unbelievable without the wealth of evidence, especially the recorded conversations with Pennsylvania officials. A cover up that permeates from what will later emerge as the 4th largest financial fraud (Billion Dollars) in the history of the United States coupled with the covert sales of arms to Iraq. And five years after this cover up began, these same munitions were used against our own troops in the Persian Gulf War. And of course, there are admitted ties to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA).. And this cover up and story, which began in June of 1987, in Lancaster County, preceded criminal indictments by the United States Attorney General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Department of Justice and Commerce, and more. A vast array of criminal activities conspired from the ultra conservative Lancaster County, where God is supposedly supreme, and it's hard line approach to crime is said to be preeminent. In June of 1987, Lancaster County was immersed in a dynamic twist of fate, with a host of players which may never be fully identified.
The irony of this story is how Lancaster County manages the disclosure of the very same criminal activities that this story proves that it condoned, prior to the intervention of federal authorities. It most dramatically will prove the nature of it's integrity, or lack thereof. International Signal & Control, (ISC) is the controversial player in this web of conspiracy. In 1987, ISC was the third largest employer in Lancaster County, a non-discrete defense contractor. In all due respect to our beloved country, this report is in no way challenging the policies or the activities of the Department of Defense, or the vast agencies of the "Intelligence Community", especially the CIA or the NSA (National Security Advisory). with regards to ISC's foreign dealings. Trying to protect the world of malicious and evil empires is a process which never ends, and whose players are constantly changing. And our respective intelligence agencies are continually challenged with the task of trying to make a difference, in accordance with protecting our national security. Unfortunately, given the nature of their discrete activities, and given the CIA's history of avoiding congressional approval in certain situations, our current laws are void of effectively dealing with the peripheral catastrophes of such activities that inherently transpire. The CIA remains immune, while everyone outside suffers the consequences.
The fact that the CIA, or anyone of the other intelligence community, may have been involved, does not grant a blanket of immunity over activities which were not material to protecting our national security. If a company provides a service to anyone in the intelligence community, our constitution, our laws, and it's respective commercial regulatory authorities, must still have the full sense of their jurisdiction. The intelligence community may not have the right of intervention into the commercial enterprise, or organization, circumventing the rights of its employees, shareholders, creditors, and customers. No United States law or statute suggests that there is any involuntary mandate that requires any of the preceding to compromise his or her interests in the respective enterprise for the sake of national security, or the respective intelligence agency. There must be considerations paid to all involved for those rights and interests that compromise such a relationship. Otherwise, the CIA could effectively gain control of any domestic corporation it so desires, without ever owning one share of its outstanding stock, simply by enlisting its product or services for the sake of national security. The CIA requires a formal vehicle to enlist the aid of our domestic commercial enterprises. ISC is a proven and unfortunate example of that.
Stan Caterbone was a shareholder of record of International Signal & Control (ISC) for the previous four years prior to when this tragic ordeal began. Stan Caterbone was to purchase the stock from now Republican Pennsylvania Senator Gib Armstrong, who was in the brokerage business at the time and selling ISC stock. The stock was sold over the London Securities Exchange, supposedly for reasons to suppress information. Stan Caterbone was interested in the stock because of his appetite for technology, and was more curious about the business of ISC, than anything. In fact, Stan Caterbone had never made any inference to any of the illicit dealings with Iraq. However, the perpetrators of this story, attempt to hide behind a vale of "national security," in an effort to find legal immunity from all wrongdoing. In accordance, the record will prove that this is merely a smoke screen used to intimidate and obstruct Stan Caterbone's access for due process of the law.
The trials and tribulations of Stan Caterbone are unprecedented in terms of emotional and psychological duress, fortunately his indestructible faith in God, and his enduring belief in himself and the truth, endures his life. There was one attempt on the his life, days within the public disclosure of the CIA's involvement with the local Lancaster County defense contractor (ISC), which Ted Kopel reported on ABC News Nightline, on May 23, 1991, 4 years after the initial cover up began. This story will depict a series of systematic and strategic offensive attacks upon Stan Caterbone and his businesses that will result failed business enterprises, and a Hollywood motion picture, deserted. An impeccable professional reputation and a flawless credit rating purposely sabotaged. Financial opportunities, that in 1987, were almost impossible to extrapolate, Vast financial opportunities and aspirations forever a part of history. This horrendous Crime was perpetrated for the interest of a cover up, further protecting the corrupt enterprises of Lancaster County's International Signal & Control (ISC). A quest for justice that polarized every relationship Stan Caterbone maintained, in Lancaster County and beyond, including friends and family. This story demonstrates a methodology of his perpetrators for keeping Stan Caterbone "quarantined" from justice and public disclosure, through a malicious means of "credibility" proponents, and horrendously deceptive tactics. Financial motives prominently displayed in the hands of all of the perpetrators, which absolves the burden for a traditional conspiracy.
The emotional response to the truth of this story is compelling, to say the least. Subsequently, the startling keen sense of perception that Stan Caterbone had demonstrated is even more intriguing. It is this extraordinary quality that is responsible for saving his life, while yet at the same time providing his perpetrators with an alibi and a vehicle for discrediting his startling allegations and his story. This story embellishes a dichotomy of perception that had Hollywood producers from his film project call his work genius, while his perpetrators from the Lancaster County Community conveniently and maliciously labeling him as "insane" and "emotionally disturbed."
The perplexing question of Stan Caterbone's intelligence, or lack thereof, is best analyzed as a question of perception. However it terms of the legal consequences of the activities contained herein, they are of little if any relevancy. The fact of the matter is that the "mental deficiencies" have very little relevancy to this story, other than serving as a means to discredit Stan Caterbone, a vehicle to facilitate the cover up, and a blanket of immunity for all of the perpetrators.
The heart of Stan Caterbone's legal dogma is best described as follows: If a person, is perceived to have a "mental deficiency"; yet whose actions and decisions are always proven to be instinctually and amazingly prudent, always abiding within the law, and in the best interest of his affairs, what rights and protection do the laws afford him from persons abusing that perception, in order to yield political and financial rewards, as a direct consequence of his demise? Furthermore, how does the law protect his rights, if any and all malicious acts against Stan Caterbone, are constantly and immediately disregarded because he is perceived to not to be "credible"? As this story unfolds, these questions will become even more troubling and appalling. Although Stan Caterbone could never describe the pain of his trauma, he would often say that the closest situation that may compare is that of a woman being continuously raped, night after night, helplessly praying for relief, struggling to free herself from her captor, all with no avail. He would call it as being "brain f------".
Stan Caterbone, coming from the lower middle class of Lancaster City, was only 29 years old when this tragedy began. Coming from a broken home, he was the third of six boys. While at a very young age, he would help his mother run a dry cleaning business, in an amazing similarity like Lisa Michelle Lambert, he had also nursed his mother during bouts of depression. While in high school, he was nursing his mother's depression, while at same time tending to his older brothers bouts of schizophrenia. Stan Caterbone had learned to listen to the obscenities of mental illness since he was a child. He learned to fill the shoes of his absent father in helping his mother raise his three younger brothers.. Stan Caterbone was often called the "little old man" because of his extraordinary maturity as a child. Stan Caterbone was determined to break the "barrier" of the "Good Ole Boy's" club or the power elite, and had always felt a sense of compassion for those less fortunate, and those neglected by those of material means, the oppressed and impoverished. He had an undivided aspiration to someday make a difference to those that could not help themselves, especially his older brother. Through his ingenious, resourceful, and honest business approach, he was relentlessly growing his business and their respective missions, in constant reminder of his oppression. His in depth understanding of computer technology and his vision were his most powerful allies. Always pushing the envelope for advanced technologies and seeking solutions for the most efficient means of his operations.. He knew that every break was going to be few and far between, he dedication himself to his work, and married his business affairs, always embracing his projects with a passion.
In 1986, after serving on the Board of Directors for the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of International Association of Financial Planners (IAFP), Stan Caterbone had made a large contribution to increasing its membership and it's awareness among local professionals, as it's vice president. In an effort to promote the organization, Stan Caterbone solicited a nationally recognized and prominent financial planner from Washington, D.C., to be a headline speaker at a dinner meeting. Ms. Alexandra Armstrong, one of the most nationally recognized financial planners, often headlined in Money Magazine, attracted 100 industry professionals to the Treadway Resort Inn. The attendance was unprecedented for the local IAFP chapter. The IAFP is the authoring organization for certification as a financial planner. It was through the direct conversations with Ms. Armstrong regarding his ideas and her experience, that inspired Stan Caterbone to pursue his ambitions of growing his own financial firm, which he began in the following months.
Disgruntled with the conflicts of interest and the lack of incentive for various professionals to work together in managing one's wealth, a process which lacked efficiency, this entrepreneur founded the firm Financial Management Group, Ltd., or FMG as it was often called. The firm was to incorporate a "one-stop-shopping" strategy and incorporate financial services, legal, accounting, tax preparation, real estate, insurance, mortgage banking, and estate services all in one firm, all residing in one location, all taking advantage of the synergistic approach toward managing wealth. And to provide the professionals long term security and equity participation, all participants were encouraged to purchase stock in the company. This was a new and innovative approach that attracted a lot of attention from investors and clients, but also came a lot of nervous twitches from competitors, especially in conservative Lancaster County.
Stan Caterbone began recruiting professionals from all of the other firms, with great success. He had enlisted two partners whom he had worked with at IDS/American Express, to carry out his mission, which he began after extensive market studies and his early version of the company, Pro Financial Group, Ltd., His two partners had followed Stan Caterbone to an independent broker dealer in Atlanta, named Financial Services Corporation, where Ms. Alexandra Armstrong was associated, and encouraged Stan Caterbone to visit, during their discussion after dinner. Within one year, by June of 1987, the firm had invested over $40 million for respective clients.
The company had developed satellite offices throughout Pennsylvania and in several other states, through his unique design. This firm was causing the other financial services companies and the local banks in Lancaster County a run for their money. The firm had built a new 20,000 square foot office building just a few miles north of the city. The firm was attracting clients, associates, and nervous attention from, well just about everybody. Considering the capabilities, legal, real estate, insurance, financial services, accounting, FMG was making as many enemies as it was making friends. And Stan Caterbone always believed in the premise that it's always better to have people talking about you, regardless of the matter, than to have no one notice you. And they were talking. Stan Caterbone was only in his late twenties when he started this organization,. He held several positions; he was Executive Vice President and Secretary of Financial Management Group Ltd, and President of FMG, Advisory, Inc., which was one of the many subsidiaries parent company owned. Stan Caterbone acted as the architect and legal administrator of the organization, in addition to building his own financial planning clients. He filed all of the articles of incorporation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and submitted all of the tedious and rigorous filings necessary for the Pennsylvania Securities Commission, which were very demanding considering Stan Caterbone, was selling stock of his company to his associates and investors. Stan Caterbone and his associates had also attracted some very prominent Lancastrians's to invest in his venture, coming from various professional circles, all infatuated with this extraordinary and intriguing concept of this young victim (Stan J. Caterbone). All had seen it's potential for success and financial reward.
Many of his friends were involved, and in Lancaster, everyone knows everybody, so it seams.. And everyone talks, gossip is as common as jogging. This exaggerated trait of Lancaster County, will later to come back to haunt Stan Caterbone, in a way that is most sickening. In a way that will parallel the attitudes and sentiments in the Lisa Michelle Lambert story.
In 1987, his business affairs were reaching a point of incredible success. In fact, most of his family and friends, have always questioned the merits of their legitimacy. He always conducted his affairs with the presumption that time could not afford the opportunity to complete his agenda, while at the same time disclosing his business affairs to persons that were not directly involved.. Accomplishing his mission was first and foremost. But in Lancaster County, that was difficult. Lancastrians's have a notion to fear what they don't know, and will always believe what they think they know, regardless of its merits. In Lancaster County new ideas are shunned unless coming from their own, and their own ideas are often kept close at bay, inhibiting progress and stymieing learning. By June of 1987, a majority of his business affairs were conducted out of the grasp of Lancaster County, his unknown activities made others curious, especially in Lancaster County, where the blessing of the power elite was essential for success. But, deep down inside, he knew he could never be accepted, because he did not descend from a family of "social grace". This fueled his aspirations for success even further, committed to prove that intelligence was innate and learned, not a direct correlation to material wealth or social grace.
An elder attorney, Mr. Kenellm Shirk, a very respected and prominent older Lancaster attorney, who was part of the status quo, provided one of his most cherished testimonials to his concept, his reputation, and his mission. Mr. Shirk had petitioned the Pennsylvania Bar Association, after meeting with Stan Caterbone, to obtain their blessing and their knowledge of any laws which would forbid his firm to provide a satellite office in the headquarters of Financial Management Group, Ltd., (FMG) Mr. Shirks firm was to provide a partner, and estate services to the clients of FMG. The Pennsylvania Bar provided a lengthy recommendation that did not prohibit a relationship, although cautioned it to proceed with careful review. The fact that the very young and unknown Stan Caterbone could attract an elder, conservative Lancaster County attorney to associate with his firm was an encouraging sign of respect. Ironically, Mr. Shirk is the father of Roy Shirk Jr., Lisa Michelle Lambert's first attorney who represented her during trial of 1992, the proceeding which was the center of Judge Dalzall's controversial and appalling findings. Stan Caterbone prided himself on his entrepreneurship, and after building the foundation for FMG, he set out to take advantage of its resources and it's synergism.
By June of 1987, Stan Caterbone had developed a fairly substantial mortgage banking relationship with a Houston, Texas banker. That operation was capable of providing lending to potential developers and businesses in the range of $ 3 million to $100 million. And the lending packages were as competitive if not more competitive than the local lending institutions of Lancaster County, capable with even higher lending limits. In a matter of months of securing this relationship, Stan Caterbone and his partner were evaluating deals from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Florida, and as far away as California.
There was a uniqueness to his capabilities that was very appealing to potential borrowers. Because of the vast array of services of FMG, potential developers had the opportunity to obtain both debt and equity financing through his companies. In plain terms, most shopping centers raised capital by raising funds through investors coupled with a mortgage. This gave potential developers one place to "take down the deal" rather than dealing with many other professionals at the same time. It was a much more efficient process for all. Stan Caterbone was capable of providing a mortgage, while at the same time selling shares in a shopping center through it's vast client base of investors at FMG. This also gave Stan Caterbone a formidable presence into the venture capital markets, by way of his strong ability to raise capital through his vast portfolio of clients of FMG. And this was a rarity that developers and investors loved. Investors were attracted because they could invest in equity type real estate projects with real sense of knowing the developer, or "kicking the bricks" of the project. This was far different than investing in a nationally syndicated project, with properties scattered all over the country, and with developers that they did not know. The synergistic approach to his organization began paying dividends by developing other peripheral markets and businesses.
Given the complex nature of Stan Caterbone's design of FMG, internal struggles within the organization readily became the challenge. Orchestrating the relationships among all of the different professionals, and trying to adhere to the interests of the clients, the professionals and of the firm, FMG, managing the daily activities required immense thought and prudence on the part of the principals. Of, course, Stan Caterbone assumed honesty and integrity to be a given. And for most it was. However there were times when the senior partner engaged in tactical rights of power.
In the later part of 1986, after Stan Caterbone had developed FMG to the point where it's future was on stable grounds, his two partners conveniently attempted to circumvent his position and regain control of his stock and the firm. In fact, after Stan Caterbone refused to collaborate on a scheme to "set up" his other partner, the remaining two partners began to attempt to regain Stan Caterbone's control. Through intimidating techniques, the partners began to attack his presence. Stan Caterbone became agitated, especially because he played the lead role and was responsible for the formation of the company, methodically designing and developing its foundation, with great success. And now after the company was beyond it's point of greatest risk, due to in large part Stan Caterbone's efforts, the other two partners wanted to take advantage of his work, and "take the cream of the pie" for their own financial gain. It was a difficult task to carry out because Stan Caterbone was the most respected of all three partners, consistently keeping their respective policies in the best interest of the firm and of the other associates and stockholders. In fact, most feared that the loss of control of Stan Caterbone would ultimately lead to adverse consequences. However the two partners trued unsuccessfully to weaken his position, and when that didn't work, they focused on weakening Stan Caterbone, via intimidation and humiliation The coup and hostile environment caused a state of depression for Stan Caterbone, although he kept to his daily duties and responsibilities, accordingly, he called a client and friend who was a psychiatrist, whom he trusted and respected. It was easy access to a professional, yet on a very informal basis. Because Stan Caterbone had a family history of "mental deficiencies", he wanted to seek the proper help.
The psychiatrist had diagnosed Stan Caterbone as having Bi Polar Mood disorder. The psychiatrist had quickly discounted any correlation between the current state of affairs, and his partner's abuse. The psychiatrist rationale was that "because the startup of the company was so successful in such a short period of time" , and his demonstrated intelligence and creativity, Stan Caterbone must have been in a state of mania, and of course now, was subsiding in a state of depression, the typical cycle for manic depressants. Stan Caterbone complied with the psychiatrist. And after refusing to sell out to his partners, vowed to regain his business and rescind any efforts to give up his claim to his accomplishments. The depression soon faded. Stan Caterbone never disclosed the fact that he had sought help to anyone other than family members. This coup lead to Stan Caterbone's aggressive approach to grow the business, and to posture himself in projects that would ultimately remain in his control, out of the influence of his partners. Particularly of most interest was saving the mortgage banking activities and the digital movie, which he did successfully, but apparently too successfully.
THE "DIGITAL MOVIE"
Through an act of fate, in February of 1987, Stan Caterbone found himself in a meeting with Tony Bongiovi at Power Station studios. Through one of his partners, he reluctantly traveled to New York to consider financing a motion picture. Stan Caterbone's own lack tolerance for the risk associated with film investments was overshadowed by the opportunity to visit a recording studio. Although his associate was a friend of Tony's, he was not familiar with his accomplishments, or his work, so he thought. If nothing else, it was a weekend away from Lancaster, and a chance to visit the Big Apple. Intriguingly, he found more than he had ever imagined on that weekend excursion. Tony Bongiovi, a musical genius, who's credits include one of the most recognized recording studios in the country, Power Station Studios. Tony Bongiov produced the sound track for "Star Wars", and is responsible for the format of one of the most successful recording artist of the 80's, Jon "Bon Jovi", his cousin. Power Station has recorded the albums for some of the most influential artists of all time, including Diana Ross, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Steve Winwood, Bruce Springsteen, etc., Tony, an eccentric genius, of Italian decent, had many talents, from music to aerospace engineering. Stan Caterbone's associate's sister met Tony while he flew his plane into Lancaster's airport for repairs. They dated for some time and Stan Caterbone's associate and Tony became friends, which led Stan Caterbone to Tony's Power Station Studios.
Tony was looking to finance his new project, which was to be the first digital movie. And, given Stan Caterbone's extreme appetite for technologies, coupled with his amazing sense of perception, he dramatically recognized the future evolution for the technical merits of delivering digital video and digital audio entertainment to the mass markets. By June of 1987, Stan Caterbone was positioned as the Executive Producer, collaborating with Flatbush Films of Hollywood California, the movie producers, entrusted with the mission of finding investors to provide funding for the "first digital movie", and to manage the ensuing business elements it required.
The movie was to be shot "on-location" at the Jersey shore points, mostly in Wildwood. Tony strategically envisioned making a movie in the horror genre. There were several specific reasons that supported this strategy. First, he determined that it was the least expensive format to produce, we all estimated a budget of $4 million for the production and post production. Secondly, the horror genre would compliment a very intense sound track. The sound track was important to enhance the new digital format, and also provide the means to introduce a new band that he had been grooming in his studio for the past several years, "French Lick", his predecessor to "Bon Jovi". There had been bad blood between Tony and his cousin "Bon Jovi", which resulted in legal disputes pertaining to Tony's financial interests in Jon's success. It was an unfortunate situation considering Tony's father and Jon's father were brothers living in the same area. It was a subject that Tony never wanted to discuss, except for his contributions toward Jon's career.
If by another act of fate, Stan Caterbone had the privilege of meeting one of the many superstars while working at Power Station studios. While growing up, at an early age, Stan Caterbone would sneak up into the bedroom of his oldest brother, and start up his old General Electric stereo phonograph and listen to his favorite album - Diana Ross and the Supremes. It was a passion and a ritual that provided an early infatuation to music, and to Diana Ross. Stan Caterbone was only 10 or 11 years old. And at this early age, he noticed and listened to the annoying hiss, that conventional hiss that always seemed to overshadow the music, whether played on an album, on the radio, 8-track tape, or cassette.
And in a mystical twist of fate, while engrossed in a project dedicated to delivering music without that hiss (digital) - Stan Caterbone opened the door to the recording suite to pack his bags for the journey back to Lancaster; - and there she sat, with a glowing array of beauty, more beautiful than any picture could ever tell, Ms. Diana Ross. She was pregnant and in the middle of a recording session, for a new album. Her assistant quickly demanded, in a stern and protective voice, that we leave, and Stan Caterbone and his associate replied "this is our makeshift bedroom, we are just gathering our belongings". Stan Caterbone walked toward Diana Ross, who was seated near his bag, and she asked "and who are you?", Stan Caterbone calmly replied his name and absorbed as much of her beauty as his eyes could behold before walking out the door. The room that was his bedroom the nigh before, and suddenly transfixed into the recording suite of Diana Ross, thinking back some twenty years earlier, one of the many gifts that God would bestow upon him. A living memorial and reminder to his older brother, who died on Christmas day of 1985, his best friend who taught him two of his greater pleasures in life, Diana Ross, and listening to music. He prayed that his brother was watching from above.
And so, the digital movie project that Stan Caterbone had embraced in 1987 had personal significance, and he never ever doubted his instincts regarding the technical merits of the project. Stan Caterbone's perception that the entertainment industry would deliver full length motion pictures in a truly digital medium will later become a truly remarkable vision.
The technical merits of this project and at this particular time with respect to Stan Caterbone's extreme sense of perception require analysis. To truly understand this time perception, some of the attributes of digital technologies need to be fully understood. In 1987, Compact DISC (CD) technology was only now being introduced to the commercial markets. Stan Caterbone's own crafting of his joint venture proposals, dominated by the term "digital movie", is in itself some 4 or 5 years away. In 1987, there was very little use of the term "digital", with the exception of research and development engineers. Stan Caterbone will, throughout the documentation of this story, will have preceded a terminology that has literally become the root of most technological advancements in the computer and telecommunications industries of our present day, 10 years after Stan Caterbone's vision. Today, "digital" is found to be part of or referred to in just about every product available in the commercial markets.
During May of 1987, Stan Caterbone had created a joint venture proposal for SONY Entertainment, Inc., for the digital movie. After weeks of researching the current state-of-affairs within SONY, and after his proposal was completed, SONY publicly announced their desire to open the markets for new and emerging technologies on the cover of TIME magazine, another demonstrated sense of perception. It was this proposal, when delivered to one of the Hollywood producers in Santa Monica, California, after reading a draft of the proposal she said "you are a genius". The proposal was introduced to Tony Bongiovi at the Wildwood Boardwalk, where many of scenes were to be shot, and he approved of the proposal and thought that it had great merits. Tony, who wanted very to do with the business elements of his project, gave Stan Caterbone complete authority to secure the financing of the project, with a salary as Executive Producer, and a percentage of the profits on the back end.
After review of Stan Caterbone's research and proposal's, his vision and his passion, unfortunately without his efforts, has come to be known as Direct Satellite System, or DSS, which is Sony's satellite entertainment system (TV), delivering digital audio and digital video entertainment. That technology is fast eroding at the cable industry. Stan Caterbone had his patent research center around the PSDMS system, the Power Station Digital Movie System. And that was in 1987, some seven years before SONY delivered his dreams. Later Stan Caterbone would also accurately predict that the 90's would become the "Information Age" because of the direct contributions and advancements of "digital technologies", which is directly responsible for the development of the "INTERNET".
Stan Caterbone's obsession with his "digital movie" has proven to be one of his most remarkable demonstrations of his keen sense of perception.
2 The author admitted in an affidavit in 1998 that he did not know the criminal culpability of Lisa Michelle Lambert, and further argues that it was because of the prosecutorial misconduct and the erroneous handling of the crime scene that the truth evaded both the prosecution and the defense as to who actually killed Laurie Show.